We made six figures in the first month of our side hustle – we get trolled for it but we don't care | The Sun

A COUPLE raked in six figures within four weeks of launching their saucy side hustle.

Ben and Kirsty Stroud shoot X-rated content for their thousands of followers on OnlyFans – and it makes them some serious cash.

The pair, both personal trainers, started selling photos and videos of their sexual escapades online during lockdown after their fitness work dried up.

They soon realised Kirsty could earn in a week twice what she banked in a month doing deliveries for Morrisons, which she turned to after Covid hit.

Both decided to pursue the extra income, and, as their audience grew, so did the amount of money coming in.

They soon had scores of loyal subscribers paying £20 a month and pocketed a six-figure sum in their first month.


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Ben, 44, said: "We were always off doing swingers parties and things anyway, and I watched a programme on this type of content creation and one of the girls was going 'I do this, I earn this much and this is what I have to do for it'.

"Kirsty looks a specific way – muscles and stuff – and I looked and I said' you're literally sitting on a goldmine, what are we doing? Let's just monetise what we're doing'.

"Eventually we said let's go for it."

The former prison officer said people were "a little bit funny" about their decision at first, and they've even lost pals over it.

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But Ben, from Folkestone, Kent, reckons friends, family and strangers on the internet have more of a problem with their sizeable profits than how they make them.

"We've got more hate for earning more money than for what we do; absolutely guaranteed, more hate for that," he said.

"We've had quite a few people when she got a new Range Rover and I got a new car and things like that got a little bit of nose turning.

"I say to them that we pay more tax than you earn so who is contributing more to society?"

Kirsty, who met her partner 13 years ago while both working in prisons on the Isle of Sheppey, added: "My family were always going 'when are you going to get a proper job?' because I quit the prison service and then I was just coaching.

"We were in the gym. I love my job but they don't see it as my job – 'you don't earn enough', blah, blah.

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"Now that I'm earning a lot they're like 'you're earning too much, you never do any work' and I'm just like, wow."

The 33-year-old now has 18,000 fans on her free page and more than 450 who pay for private content every month.

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