A 19-year-old woman has revealed how she’s earning up to $1,500 a week by using Snapchat to send explicit pictures and videos to her subscribers.
Nykayla Mills, from Melbourne, said she decided to set up the ‘premium’ account after she found herself struggling to make ends meet.
With more than 500 followers who pay for exclusive access to her service, the teenager now has a lucrative job, charging $20 for one month, $35 for two or $50 for a lifetime subscription.
For one-on-one sessions, Nykayla – who has a boyfriend – said private subscribers are charged $15 for 10 minutes, $50 for half an hour or $100 for a full hour.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the teenager said she’s ‘always’ dressed in lingerie when she works in front of the camera, spending up to four hours each day.
Nykayla Mills (pictured) has revealed how she’s earning up to $1,500 a week by using Snapchat to send explicit pictures and videos to her subscribers
The Melbourne teenager said she’s ‘always’ dressed in lingerie when she works in front of the camera, spending up to four hours each day
What is premium Snapchat?
‘Premium’ Snapchat has become a very popular and lucrative way for anyone to share explicit content in exchange for money.
People can set up a private account via the app, and subscribers can only join if they get the details such as the username directly from the user.
The owner of the account can pick and choose who they want to subscribe to their private ‘adults-only’ content.
Snapchat doesn’t offer subscriptions but users set up their own payment option outside of the app.
‘All of it happens in my bedroom,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Every subscription sees the same thing. Privates are one-on-one Snapchat sessions where we exchange photos and videos, they can make requests and ask me anything.’
Shortly after turning 18, Nykayla said she started selling her pictures to a friend who requested them before she realised she could make a living from it.
And so she signed up to a premium Snapchat account – a very popular and lucrative way for anyone to make money with explicit pictures and videos.
‘I was freshly 18, sleeping on a friends couch and uneducated… I needed to find a way to make money quickly as I couldn’t get a job,’ she said.
‘I was selling pics to a friend and one night decided to do it for everyone.’
With more than 500 followers who pay for exclusive access to her service, the teenager now has a lucrative job, charging $20 for one month, $35 for two or $50 for a lifetime subscription
She said she offers and conversations and content containing pole work, raunchy photographs, ‘toy play’ and private one-on-one sessions.
‘It includes a lot of toy play and nudes. I go online, post some content on my story, ask who wants a private and go from there,’ Nykayla said.
She said she can earn anything from $400 to $1,500 a week, normally working from 6pm on weekdays.
‘Earning $1,500 is rare but it can happen. It really depends how much I work and how much effort is put in. And the money has helped me in so many ways,’ she said.
‘I’m back at home now, and it’s helped me pay my way through life without having to work 9 to 5, five days a week. I’m going back to TAFE soon and it’s helping pay that.’
Nykayla said once her followers, who are mostly aged between 18 and 24, pay for their monthly subscription, they get access to her ‘Story’.
‘Then if they’d like one-on-one sessions, called privates, they’re extra,’ she said.
‘I speak to them all, that’s included in the subscription. And my followers are all different kinds of people, mainly young university students.’
She said she can earn from $400 to $1,500 a week, normally working from 6pm on weekdays
Nykayla said once her followers, who are mostly aged between 18 and 24, pay for their monthly subscription, they get access to her ‘Story’
But not everyone can subscribe to her content, as Nykayla said users must contact her privately so she could provide details to get access to her private account.
‘You contact me personally and I give out the details, it’s just another account I’ve got set up privately,’ she said, adding that she has two Snapchat accounts.
‘I can pick and choose my subscribers. If there’s someone in my account who shouldn’t be there, I make sure I don’t allow them access to my stuff.’
‘Snapchat doesn’t actually allow you to sell subscriptions or anything like that. I accept bank transfers or PayPal.’
She said the most unusual request she’s received was ‘pay pigs’ – a fetish where the person wants to be financially dominated by their money to her.
‘Always a weird one to come across,’ she said.
The teenager said she couldn’t decide when she will stop using the app as an income – but she’s hoping to get a job when she finishes her studies at TAFE
Nykayla said she’s also been offered to become a sugar baby, in which she has refused to do so.
‘It has been offered but I’ve never accepted. It’s not my thing and I couldn’t see myself ever doing it,’ she said.
The teenager said she couldn’t decide when she will stop using the app as an income – but she’s hoping to get a job as soon as she finishes her construction management and traffic control studies at TAFE.
‘I’m not sure to be honest with you, I’ll stop whenever the time is right,’ she said.
‘There will come a day sooner or later. And after TAFE, I’m hoping to get back into a job.’
Nykayla said her boyfriend, family and friends have all been extremely supportive of what she does.
‘He’s amazing when it comes to my premium Snapchat, he comes to my photo shoots. He’s super supportive and I couldn’t ask for anyone better really,’ she said.
‘My family knows and support me as much as a family could. I’m very lucky.’