Despite the humorous idea of women doing housework or walking round the supermarket while chatting to paying callers (see pic above), in reality you need to concentrate on what you are saying to your chat line callers as the customer will quickly tell if he has your undivided attention and hang up if you sound bored or uninterested!If you are thinking of setting up your own sex chat line business you also need bear in mind the very strict regulations and legal requirements applying to sex lines and other premium rate services.
Don't attempt to set up an adult chat service on your own unless you are 100% sure what you are doing.
Answer one of the 'chat operators wanted' adverts and see how you get on first!
As a phone sex operator, you'll almost always be working on a self-employed basis, so it's up to you to notify the taxman and keep enough of your earnings back to meet the tax bill.
As with anything related to earning from home, there are a lot of scams out there so be extra careful of anyone that asks for money up front as 'set up' or 'registration' fees.
If you are broadminded, have a sense of humour, are over 18 and don't mind taking part in adult sexy chat over the phone then you could earn up to fifteen pounds (most operators earn much less than this) an hour working as a chat line operator from home.
You need to sign up with a provider and be prepared to log on for upwards of 10-20 hours per week.
This involves taking calls from customers who ring up for a chat to the operator's premium rate numbers, they are routed through to your home telephone.
The chat line company charges customers for calling a premium rate 'hotline' number and pays the chat line operator an hourly rate for the time spent chatting.
The turnover of new operators is high so many sex chat lines have vacancies for new operators on an ongoing basis.
You need to be a very unfazed type of person to do this work as adult chat line jobs can often be stressful, sleazy and just plain unpleasant.
Most popular hours for customers to call phone sex chat line jobs are late evening to the early hours of the morning, so it can fit well around a day job, other part-time work or family commitments.