How to use your looks to make money
- By appearing in movies and TV shows
- By modeling
- By becoming a body part model (hand or foot)
- By being an influencer or vlogger
- Online fitness trainer
- Become a celebrity impersonator or lookalike
- Become an event host or usher
- Sell your photos online
- Promote products for brands
Appear in movies and TV shows
Here are some ways to make money from appearing in movies and TV shows:
a. Be a stunt double
If you have got killer looks and a fit body, why not try your hand at being a stunt double? You’re sure to make a killing with this.
Now you need to keep in mind that this won’t just happen overnight, besides, you’ll need to put in quite a lot of work to get certifications and skills in at least 6 different sports before you can get into this industry.
b. Become a production extra
This isn’t a glamorous or easy job, but it’s a very easy way to make a little cash. You don’t need any professional training or qualifications for this, just some nice pictures of yourself, and some social engineering, and you’re good to go.
c. Be a body double
Simply put, body doubles are models that act in scenes that actors don’t want to do, such as dangerous stunts or nude scenes.
If you’re sure you share the same basic physical features as your favorite actors or actresses, then you might just be a great fit for this role.
When it comes to modeling most people think you need to ‘have it all’ to make it as a model, but this is far from the truth. However, you don’t need to be the world’s finest to use your looks to make money.
There are various types of modeling jobs around in the fashion industry, they differ by requirements and agency type. But the general thing is; to be a model of any kind, good looks are a requirement of the job.
The hourly rates will vary depending on the type of modeling job, the requirements, the client you are working for, and your own experience as a model (newbie or professional).
So just go ahead and ‘hit’ up those modeling agencies you see around you. Perhaps, you might just become the next Naomi Campbell.
Star as a body part model (hand or foot)
You probably have an impeccable body such as well-toned abs or belly, spotless skin free of sunburns or acne, beautiful eyes, pretty lips, or even hands. This type of modeling might just suit your looks.
Nevertheless, when it comes to body part modeling, you don’t need a pretty face, just some nice bodily features or parts and you’re good to go.
However, this also means you need to keep the specific body part of the interest in tip-top shape, otherwise, you’re off “the payroll”. As a guy, your looks will even help you make money from women.
Become an influencer or vlogger
By now I’m sure you know what it means to become an online influencer or vlogger and use your looks to make money.
You know the kind of glamor and attention that comes with it, the endorsements, fan base, and other benefits that come with the job.
Now, I must mention that this isn’t something for the faint-hearted, it takes a lot of work, time, sacrifice, and financial investment for this to work for you. But once you get the train moving, you’re on your way up there.
A social media following of 2,000 upwards will likely get you noticed by small brands, then from there you can work your way up to the big leagues.
Just remember that you need to be consistent when it comes to captivating your audience, or else you’ll be forgotten faster than you can say the words “Jack Robinson”.
Sign up as an online fitness trainer
The market size for global virtual fitness is estimated to reach USD 106.4 billion by 2030 and is expected to expand at 26.72% CAGR from 2023 to 2030, according to Grand View Research, Inc.
You too can get a slice of the big pie by putting your good looks and physique to work if you have that perfect body, and love to keep fit.
Simply, create a YouTube or social media account and post your instructional fitness videos there consistently, in a few weeks you’d likely get noticed by a steady stream of followers who would then become your audience (fan base). Create Instagram account too, and make friends even with strangers.
Just be sure to check with local authorities if there are any requirements you need to fulfill (which I doubt), and you’re on your way up.
Become a celebrity lookalike stunt
If you’re sure you’ve got a striking resemblance to a celebrity to an extent that a few times you’ve been mistaken for that person, then this is the one for you to use your looks to make money.
Just make sure you can get into ‘character’, and can stomach the kind of attention or work schedule celebrities have to cope with.
Then go ahead and contact agencies that are into the “lookalike stuff”.
If you get booked, then you can be sure to earn anything from $200 to over $1,000 per hour. Although this depends on how popular the celebrity you’re imitating is and how ‘in-demand’ they are.
Become an event host or usher
The presence of an attractive, smooth-talking, and courteous host (hostess) or usher(s) at an event translates into more profit for the organization hosting that event.
This is why TV shows or events see an attractive host or usher as being indispensable for the success of the event being hosted.
This is a form of marketing where organizations simply use your good looks for their own profit.
Now, I must warn you that you need to have good ‘people’ skills for this type of gig. If you do, then it’s worth giving it a try.
Sell your photos online
Photographers, editors, graphic artists, and User Interface and Experience designers (UI/UX) are ready to pay you for your attractive photos that meet their project requirements. Yes, you read that right.
You can make extra cash just by selling attractive pictures of yourself. Just put it on any photo-selling websites you can think of, and who knows; your pictures might just be what a producer out there needs for their project.
Some websites you can sell pictures on to make money:
- Alamy and others
Promote products for brands
Studies have shown that product adverts that include beautiful faces (male and female), tend to get more customer attention as opposed to adverts without them. You can also try making foreign friends on platforms like Instagram to help your growth.
So it only makes more sense for brands to want to use beautiful faces to get their products out there.
Note that this is a competitive niche, so you need to find creative ways to “sell” yourself to get noticed and booking for this type of job.
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Other ways to make money with your looks:
- Massage therapist
- Video vixen
- Air hostess (female)
- A life drawing model and many more others.
The truth is having good looks will give you an advantage in almost every area of life, so you can give anyone a try and see how it goes.
Regarding how to use your looks to make money, there are many benefits to it. Good-looking people generally get a lot of advantages such as being seen as “better” than their less attractive counterparts, getting more attention and positive reviews from others, earning more, as well as have greater opportunities in career and social contexts.
While being good-looking will get you in the door, earning an income depends on other factors such as how ’employable’ you are, your social skills, intelligence, and the sacrifices you’re willing to make.