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Medical Student Explains How She Makes Over $6,000 A Month By Selling Pictures Of Her Feet Online

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

A medical student is putting her best foot forward, literally, and financing her studies by raking in $6,000 a month selling pictures online of her feet.


Sweet Arches is a self-confessed foot fetishist, who also works in a hospital theatre. She warns against seeing fancy foot work as a way to make a quick buck, stressing that she devotes six to 10 hours a day to her sideline and that “aesthetically pleasing feet" like her own are essential.

With an army of 105,000 fans viewing pictures of her perfectly pampered tootsies on Instagram, she also gets between 50 and 100 messages a day through an OnlyFans account from people asking her to do everything from kiss or lick her toes to crushing ants between them.

Sweet Arches says the $6,000 a month from her fetish pictures is paying for her degree. “Some people like the soles of the feet, some like the toes, some like to see them in different positions," she said.

“People like to watch me crush things, like raspberries, grapes or cakes with my toes. I've actually had someone ask me to squish ants, but that's a no no for me. Anything that's living, I won't do that!"

“Some fans like 'self-foot worship,' where I play with my feet on camera. Others ask me to suck, kiss or lick my toes, or ask for me to send them worn boots or shoes."

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

“One client asked for a pair of my boots. A lot of people with a foot fetish like the stinky smell, but it's super hard for me to get my feet to stink. The client was still happy though, even though they smelled like my coconut foot mask!" she said.

“After one month of doing this, I tripled my hospital income as a surgical assistant – which is $2,000 before tax. It's insane."

“Having a foot fetish myself, I started doing it for fun a year ago, just to share pictures of my cute feet. I didn't think I could make a living from it."

Sweet Arches (PA Real Life/Collect)

Sweet Arches says she has been fascinated by her own and other people's feet since childhood.

“I have always had a foot fetish, enjoying pedicures and making sure my feet look good," she recalled.

“Even when I was very young, I'd always compliment people on their feet or randomly give foot massages to my friends, whereas most people think feet are weird. They would call me gross."

Her friends were a big reason why she started sharing her pictures.

“Then, about two years ago, a friend showed me that there was a whole community of others like me online, so I dived right in. I was so happy to find like-minded people," she said.

“I set up my own page on Instagram in May 2019 and started posting pictures and videos every day. I had no idea what I was doing, but looked at other sites for inspiration, then a few bigger pages gave me a shout out, so my followers went up."

“Now I have 105,000 followers on Instagram and 25,000 on Twitter."

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

So six months later, Sweet Arches set up an OnlyFans account.

“I direct everybody to my OnlyFans site, so they can request videos or pictures," she said.

“I'm still on a learning curve with it all. Some girls will offer pornographic videos or pictures, but I do not do that."

Sweet Arches (PA Real Life/Collect)

“There's all kinds of different stuff and you can make it your own," she continued.

As well as fans paying monthly subscriptions and buying individual videos or custom content, Sweet Arches receives tips in the form of gifts and recently enjoyed a day out at a spa.

She keeps custom videos to a minimum, so she has time to keep on top of requests and messages.

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

“I now have almost 1,000 subscribers on Only Fans, and usually get 50 to 100 messages or requests a day, so it is a lot to get through – although I have a friend who used to be a porn star, who gets more than 1,000," she said.

“Mine are mostly to do with feet, but there are requests for other pictures. I never get fully naked. I do respond to some risqué requests, but I'm cautious."

But, she's had some requests she denied.

“The strangest request was from someone asking me to run him over in my car! I said absolutely not. That's definitely the craziest thing I've refused to do," she continued.

“Working in a hospital, I thought that would be quite counter-productive! Everybody is super respectful, though. Even if they are asking me for something and I tell them I'm not willing to do it, they are still really polite."

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

“But I do get sent, shall we say, pictures of male anatomy. That is a hazard of the job!" she said.

Keeping her fans happy means Sweet Arches ensuring that her feet are always in tip top condition.

“I do my own pedicures and manicures twice a month," she said.

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

“Often I will go for natural or nude nail colors, but I will also take requests from people," she added.

“I love a foot mask, too, and have a double-sided pumice stone in the shower that I use every day. I think if someone takes care of their feet, the rest of their body will look good. Feet and hands are so overlooked, even though research shows that feet are as sensory as the body's more intimate areas."

Now, Sweet Arches has also developed a hand fetish and says her work has helped her to feel empowered.

“I feel in control of my body and I can say yes or no to requests. I'm so passionate about it and have so much respect for the foot fetish community," she said.

But she does receive some negative messages about her fetish work.

Sweet Arches (PA Real Life/Collect)

“Most of the messages I get are really nice, but I will get the odd vomit emoji," she said.

“The most negative thing I've heard is that I'm fat or a chubby girl – and that doesn't bother me at all."

“I'm so thankful that I've been able to make an income from this and that I can pay for my studies."

“My ultimate goal is to be able to help my mum to retire. She is in remission from cancer and has been continuing to work as an auditor and quality line leader through her recovery. She is a power house and I'd love to be able to help her," she explained.

“It takes time and commitment to get to where I am now and you do have to have aesthetically pleasing feet, like I do."

Sweet Arches' feet (PA Real Life/Collect)

“I spend six to 10 hours a day doing this. It's a full-time job. You can't just start doing it and expect to make all this money," she concluded.

“You really have to respect the foot fetish community, too. We all look out for each other as well, so we will know if you're not genuine and if you're just looking for a way to make a quick buck."

“While, the fact that I have a foot fetish myself has really helped me to understand why people enjoy it so much, which has probably helped to make me a success."

Follow Sweet Arches @sweet.arches on Instagram and on Twitter @sweet_arches.