A woman who hails from London found the secret to earning big money from selling off her used socks and shoes.
Thirty-three-year-old Roxy Sykes decided to try the foot fetish industry after being complimented for her “beautiful” feet. She then created an Instagram page to see how much interest she could drum up and ended up racking up 10,000 followers in a month.
“After being told by a colleague that I had beautiful feet, I was convinced to set up a social media account to show them off. But it wasn’t until I started getting thousands of followers and messages about selling used items that I realized I could profit from it. I didn’t show my face or anything at first, so I knew people were just interested in me for my feet, so it didn’t feel too personal. But when I started selling I got a real buzz from it and realized just how much I could make from selling shoes and socks from time to time. I realized how much money I could truly make on my busiest month, where I saw over £8000 come in just for videos, socks, and shoes. Now I can never see myself stopping this – however old I get my feet will always be able to make me money!”
The property investor began selling her used socks for £20 and shoes for £200 each over social media. Four years after setting up her business, Roxy says she can now earn a whopping £8,000 in a busy month. Apart from selling her used footwear, Sykes also started doing business meetings. Such meet-ups would involve the client taking photos of her feet under the table. Sykes also makes short clips that feature just her feet.
“A single video of even me just wiggling my toes would make £100, so I was really raking in a lot of money,” said the fetish entrepreneur.
What began on her Instagram account has now spread to multiple social media accounts and websites that cater to the fetish industry.
Although the fetish industry still has a somewhat negative reputation, Sykes said her family and friends don’t have a problem with what she does. As a way of giving back, Sykes started mentoring fellow fetish models so they can earn money as she does. She said,
“It’s also amazing to see people’s confidence grow when they make these videos and start to earn money from something like a pair of socks.”