How To Make Money As A Plus-Size Model

How To Make Money As A Big Beautiful Woman: Plus Size Model

The plus-size modeling industry is the fastest-growing sector of the Web Camming modeling industry. Never before has there been such acceptance, support, and demand for fuller figures. So if you’re more voluptuous than a typical fashion model and know how to work your curves, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t follow your dream of becoming a plus-size model.

1. “Gaining”

Simply put, “gaining” is an online activity where “feeders” or “fat cherishing” pay to watch a “gainer” eat food, and in the process, gain more weight. In each session, a “gainer” will eat a large amount of food in front of a webcam while feeders are watching. And by “large meal”, it means piles of food that contain thousands of calories.

Donna Simpson, who was one of the most popular gainers in 2008, once ate a 30-000-calorie Christmas meal which contains two 25 lb of turkeys among other meals in two hours. Sometimes, feeders will send food to their favorite gainer to watch them eat it online. But most of the time, gainers receive money after their eating sessions. 

Where to start? 

There are lots of websites that offer a platform where feeders and gainers can meet and have sessions. To start, sites like Fantasy Feeder and Grommr are known best for free signup offers. Aspiring gainers can use these sites to gain followings. When the gainer has enough followers, creating a website is necessary to grow earnings. 

What are the things you need? 

You must be cool with the thought of eating in front of hundreds or thousands of viewers online. Depending on the site, some feeders would want nudity as well, but it is not usually required. A decent camera and microphone are needed in this gig. 

Income potential:

Earnings will depend on different factors such as the number of followers and eating sessions per week. Tammy Jung, who has been a gainer for years has been earning close to $3,100 a month. She is also weighing 420 pounds. 

How To Make Money As A Big Beautiful Woman: Plus Size Model

2. Plus-Size Web Camming Modeling

Would you rather appear on catalogs, internet advertisements, magazines,  or other commercial gigs? One of the career paths you can try is becoming a plus-sized model. Since plus-size modeling is one of the fastest-growing parts of modeling, you might find a gig even if you don’t have prior modeling experience.

Plus-Size Agencies:

Where to start? 

Aspiring models must find a good agency that offers modeling jobs for plus-sized individuals. Agencies below allow online application, where whole body pictures and other information are required.

  1. Go Models
  2. True Model
  3. Heffner Management (Seattle based)
  5. Model Scouts
  6. Ford+ (plus size division)
  7. Flaunt Models
  8. Models Direct
  9. Muse Models (plus size division)
  10. Dorothy Combs Models
  11. State Management (plus size division)
  12. IPM Models
  13. Natural Model Management

Once your application is approved, you can start accepting Web Camming modeling jobs. Additionally, these sites offer tools to create your own portfolio, which will help you in getting more gigs. These plus size management agencies have been around for a long time. Some of the most reputable and selective are highlighted below:

Dorothy Combs Models represents one of the most famous and respected plus-size agencies with over 25 years of booking agent experience. It’s been in operations since 2005.

To be considered for representation with Dorothy Combs Models, DCM seeks beautiful women 5’9 and taller, size 10-18.

  • 12550 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 608, North Miami, Florida 33181, United States | Tel +1 (305) 459 0553 | Email: [email protected] 

Ford is one of the biggest hiring agencies in the world for models and they have a specialized division for plus-size models.

  • New York Office: 11 East 26th Street 14th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (212) 219-6500
    Email: [email protected]
  • Chicago Office: 850 West Jackson Blvd Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60607
    Phone: (312) 243-9400
    Email: [email protected]
  • Los Angeles Office: 9200 Sunset Boulevard Suite 817, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    Phone: (310) 276-8100
    Email: [email protected]

Wilhelmina Curve is another plus-size subdivision for mega-popular and well respected Wilhelmina modeling agency.

  • New York Office: 300 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (212) 473-0700
  • LA Office: 9378 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Phone: (310) 601-2530 (women)
    (310) 601-2531 (men)
  • Miami Office: at the Mondrian, 1100 West Avenue Suite 326, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone: (305) 672-9344
  • Chicago Office: 64 East Walton Street, 3rd floor, Chicago IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 667-9152

What are the things you need? 

You need to submit professional and clear photos of yourself for screening. Although it’s often preferred to take photos with professional equipment,  smartphone shots are also accepted. A good body proportion is preferred, with a general rule of at least a size 8 or 10, and smaller waist measurement than your hips. Most importantly, you need to have that confidence and personality, which are both crucial to your modeling career. Practice your poses in front of a mirror and discover your best angles. 

Income potential: 

Plus-size modeling income will depend on the number of jobs accepted. Each job has a different duration and rate, an important thing to take note of if you’re planning on Web Camming modeling full-time. Go Models revealed that the first hour of gigs is usually paid between $50-100. It will also depend on whether the job requires shooting, catwalks, filming, and additional factors. 

3. Creating A Online Blog for Web Camming

For women who already have a full-time job, creating a blog focused on content for plus-sized individuals is a way to earn money passively. Most plus-sized blogs are fashion-themed, but you can always choose the theme that you want in your blog. There’s more to big beauty than just clothes. Do you want to share your knowledge about makeup or accessories for curvy people? Or do you have a creative project that can empower others? Blogging is one of the best options for releasing your creativity and make an impact.

Where to start? 

Before going online, decide on the kind of content that you’re willing to publish. It’s a must that you’re interested and passionate about your main theme. Blogging is a long-term commitment, you need to be inspired to succeed. Making a blog is also a good supplementary gig if you want to pursue a career in Web Camming modeling. You can feature your portfolios in your blog posts which might help you get more modeling gigs.

What are the things you need? 

Technical knowledge related to website building and maintenance is crucial in starting a plus-sized blog. Setting up a blog would be easier if you already have the contents which are ready for publishing. High-definition photos are crucial in a great blog post. Learn techniques that will help you take amazing photos. 

Income potential: 

Blogging is a slow-burning passive income generator; it gets more rewarding if you put more effort into it. Take note that during the first years of a blog, you might earn little profit or nothing at all. The majority of bloggers earn under $10 a month during their earlier years. To succeed, you must put a lot of effort and create engaging content. The top 10% of bloggers can make consistent income with the top 3% making a passive $1,000+ or more per month (per blog).

Adult Type Jobs For Big Beautiful Women in Web Camming

The next gigs on the list are only for women who are comfortable in working for the adult entertainment industry. Curvy women who are working in this sector are often referred to as BBW or Big Beautiful Women. In case you’re surprised, there are actually a lot of people out there who admire BBW. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in this Web Camming industry, here are the possible careers you can check out and start building your fan base.

1. BBW Webcam Modeling

Web Camming Modeling is a gig where the model performs acts live in a webcam broadcast. Most of the acts are sexual in nature and are done in exchange for money or goods. Some platforms use a similar payment system like YouTube in which viewing the Livestream is free, but viewers can tip the model voluntarily. The other payment system is via private chat rooms, in which the viewer will need to pay in order to get access.

Where to start? 

Webcam modeling jobs can be found through adult job boards. Sites like Live Jasmin and MyFreeCams offers a search tool where users can sort job listings based on their area. Create a profile and send a request to a job listing and wait to see if you’ve been chosen as a candidate. Webcamming is usually a remote job where you can start immediately. 

What are the things you need? 

Each candidate must be at a legal adult to participate in this gig. Experience is not required for most platforms. But before you can get a webcam modeling job, you need to have a decent webcam, a stable internet connection, and a good microphone. An internet payment account such as PayPal is also recommended. Space is also important, make sure that you have a room where you can shoot your sessions.

Income potential:

Earnings from Web Camming usually depends on the number of shows a model does in a day. A cam girl from San Francisco (via MyFreeCams) earns $4,188.95 per week, which is a fairly lucrative income. The cam girl also disclosed how a personal Skype session was able to net her $900. Performing for a regular viewer is one of the biggest income streams for this gig.

2. Custom Photos, Videos, etc.

In this gig, the applicant sells “goods” requested by the members of the site. Most of these “goods” are related to adult entertainment. Models, or so-called “sellers” can do custom jobs or offer their pre-made photos, videos, and other digital products. Basically, these gigs can be described as the Etsy equivalent focused on adult content creators. Nudity is often requested but is not required. This is for people who consider working in an adult entertainment industry but don’t want to do live streams

Where to start? 

There are sites like Clips4Sale, ExtraLunchMoney, and ManyVids which offer a platform for sellers to advertise their products online. All of the sites mentioned above pay the sellers a total of 60% of their gross revenue. The minimum payment is usually $50 and can be collected either on a monthly basis or when the minimum payment has been reached. 

What are the things you need? 

You will be deciding the products that you want to offer to your followers. Most sellers offer downloadable content such as pictures and videos. If you want to become a seller, expect other requests other than downloadable contents (e.g. used underwear). 

Income potential:

Earnings from selling sex-related products online depend on the number of your followings and your pricings. There are sellers who make $100 per day just for selling nudity pictures online. 

3. BBW Webcam Performers

Unlike BBW web camming modeling where nudity and sexual acts are not really required, webcam performers are expected to perform acts that are sexual and erotic in nature. Examples of acts done by webcam performers are “booty-shaking”, twerking, or strip dancing. As a part of this gig, webcam performers are often expected to do self-gratification acts and uses a different “persona” during their sessions.

Where to start? 

One of the biggest adult live streaming sites is BongaCams, which was created more than a decade ago. Tipping and buying access to private shows are done using virtual tokens. 

What are the things you need? 

Same as web camming modeling, webcam performers are expected to have a decent camera, microphone, and internet connection. A payment method is also required in order to cash out the virtual tokens and currencies. 

Pros And Cons Of Adult-Entertainment Jobs in Web Camming

One of the greatest perks of working an adult-entertainment job is its lucrative earnings and scheduling. But just like other jobs, there are also risks included in working in this industry. Here are some of the pros and cons that you might encounter in your journey as a BBW webcam model, performer, or a custom product seller. 


  1. You set your own schedule
  2. You can start immediately
  3. It pays decent money 
  4. You can do other jobs 


  1. Requests that you’re uncomfortable to do
  2. Safety concerns
  3. Encountering Internet trolls
  4. Steep learning curve

Additional tip: Make sure you interlink all of your profiles via a service like – especially if your main audiences are a mainstream platform like Instagram or Twitter. Read why you need to protect yourself from instagram or twitter deplatform purges.

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