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Job diary: I’m a phone sex operator who made over $258,000 in one year. During the pandemic, I’m busier than ever.


Amberly Rothfield is a professional phone sex operator.

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Amberly Rothfield is a professional phone sex operator, and author of “How I Made $10,000 a month as a Phone Sex Operator” and  “90 Days and Paid: Jumpstart Your Online Sex Work Business.”
Rothfield started doing phone sex work at the age of 18, when she was broke, couch-surfing, and struggling to support herself.
Now, 15 years later, she lives on a seven-acre farm with her wife and kids and takes calls from her car just three nights a week, making on average $300 to $400 a night for four hours of work.
This is her story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers.

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Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights, I take calls from inside my car parked in our driveway starting around 10 p.m.

My car is an old teal green Mercury Mariner filled with notebooks and pens and chargers. It’s even got its own hotspot. I spend about four hours out there in the driveway taking calls. I’m usually wearing yoga pants and some nasty old t-shirt. My rate is $1.99 a minute, and my average call lasts half an hour. On a slow night, I might bring in $100; on a great night, I’ve been known to earn $2,000 — but most nights I earn between $300 and $400. I had a regular once send me a $2,000 Amazon gift card as a ‘tribute,’ which is the industry’s term for a tip.

I keep meticulous spreadsheets on all my callers. My wife used to work in military intelligence, so she helps me. Maybe it’s my Aspergers, but I’m obsessed with numbers because they tell me where to put my time and energy. I track the sales cycles of my guys — everything from what days they call, to how often they call, to how much they spend. This way I can be proactive, and send a note or special offer if they haven’t called in a while and bring them back over to the dark side.

My personal life hasn’t changed much because I’m a homebody — but business has been poppin’ lately. 

During the pandemic, it feels like my customers are all at home spending their unemployment money on me.

My numbers have nearly doubled since COVID-19 started. I also offer model consultations and teach women how to increase their bottom line, and I’ve been booked solid most days.  

Lately, there’s a lot more sadness from my callers. I’m very attuned to it. Even my happy, peppy people, like my superfans, the ones who usually make me feel like a rock star, even they’re pretty down. They’ll tell me their grandma died or their dad’s got COVID. My job is to give them some relief. I’ll ask if anything good has happened to them and try to get them to talk about that. You know, like they’re doing me a favor by sharing some good news with me. I know it sounds like the common trope of Captain Save-a-Ho, but I love my job.

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