A WOMAN revealed how she makes £8,000 a month from a simple side hustle that only requires talking on the phone.
Nicole Miranda from Pennsylvania, US, said she ditched her day job to chat to lonely men for a handsome profit.
The 32-year-old originally worked in sales but now calls herself an “affiliate marketer”.
Nicole told Business Insider her journey began when she realised she couldn’t fathom customers’ rude behaviour any longer.
She said: “I have bipolar disorder, so I’ve always struggled at regular jobs.
“I worked for Verizon as a saleswoman and was living paycheck to paycheck.
“When the pandemic happened, I took a year off because I was feeling so burned out.
“Every single day you’re dealing with angry people, and it’s usually not because of anything you did wrong.”
During her time off, Nicole was scrolling on TikTok when she found a video of a girl promoting an app where men pay to talk to women.
She subsequently dowloaded Meete and never looked back.
She said: “When I first downloaded the app, I was literally on it 24/7.
“I was lonely and depressed, so I’d spend all day trying to make money.
“Now I use both Meete and another app made by the same company called ToChat to make cash-out points, which I earn by interacting with men, of up to $200 per app per day.
“I make around $10,000 (£8,000) every month.”
Clients interact with the women by purchasing coins through the app to pay for the phone call.
The ladies can then cash out the coins earned for real money – ten points equates to 80p.
They can also earn bonus points from sending selfies.
Nicole said after she made a killing she decided to go out on her own with a side hustle.
She said: “I eventually made a YouTube channel and posted some tutorials with the answers to some of the questions I had.
“I started posting similar content on TikTok, too.
“Once I started getting a lot of referrals from TikTok, I downgraded from being on the apps all the time to spending about 15 hours a week talking to a handful of guys who I offered a ‘girlfriend experience’… meaning I would always be available to chat with them.”
Nicole admitted she had received some weird requests but she has also made a lot of money from it.
She said: “The weirdest request I’ve gotten was from a guy who wanted a picture of my feet holding a remote control.
“I made a ton of money off of him.”
The savvy entrepreneur claimed she made bonuses for making viral content.
She said: “Bonuses start at $30 for 50,000 views and go all the way to $1,000 for two million plus views.
“I’ve had more than 50 TikToks go viral.”
Nicole now makes enough money that she doesn’t have to use the apps anymore.
She said: “I was making so much off of referrals that I didn’t need to do both.
“Every time somebody signs up and uses my promo code, I make a few cents and it goes up slightly for every 100 people you refer.
“My links usually get 200,000 to 300,000 clicks per month and from those I get around 5,000 referrals a month.”
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