Special education teacher quits job to start OnlyFans page full of nudes. She's now 'changing lives' in her lucrative new career.
Courtney Tillia,33, is one of the top OnlyFans models and a life coach who empowers women to feel comfortable in their own skin.
She inspires them to be open and embrace their sexuality and not feel shame about it.
Courtney, from Los Angeles, used to be a special education teacher before turning her life around as she didn't feel comfortable about her teaching job.
She has now replaced the 'puny paycheck' she made in front of the chalkboard with a staggering six-figure by posting sexy shots on OnlyFans.
In an interview with the New York Post, she revealed:
"I make four times the annual income I would make as a teacher."
"I've been making even more money during the pandemic because people are just stuck home wanting to enjoy my content."
Since making the switch in 2016, Courtney has acquired more than 200,000 online admirers.
Besides posting lusty lingerie photos and naughty-girl nudes on OnlyFans, she's also a wife and mom of four.
She admitted that her online admirers have gone a long way in helping her to make ends meet.
"Back when I was a teacher, my family really struggled financially."
"OnlyFans allows me financial freedom. I can provide everything my family needs and more."
Though she's now earning a six-figure income, her transformation from a teacher to a model wasn't an overnight decision.
"I had been teaching special needs students at an alternative school in Phoenix for six years."
"Then, I suddenly found myself in a really dark place. I was beginning to hate my job, and that darkness began spilling over into other areas of my life."
After tendering her teaching resignation, Courtney—with support from her husband, Nick—pursued a career in bodybuilding and fitness modeling.
However, the tough times for her didn't just end immediately.
But that all changed once she met a boudoir photographer and started working as an internet exhibitionist on OnlyFans.
"He asked if I wanted to take lingerie or nude shots."
"At first, I was nervous. But once we started, I felt so liberated and free. I finally felt like myself again."
Going into her third year as an internet exhibitionist, Courtney is finding herself back at the teacher's podium.
The only difference this time is that she's teaching women that 'there's no shame in expressing their sexuality.' And it doesn't matter whether they're earning a living online or working the 9 to 5 work schedule.
Courtney also runs a life coaching brand that focuses on female empowerment.
"Women have been shamed for expressing their sexuality for such a long time."
"I work with hundreds of women all over America, Australia, Europe, and everywhere."
"I'm helping those clients break through the shame and guilt that's been imposed upon them for wanting to be free to express their sexiness."
Speaking of her inspirations, she said:
"I knew right then and there I wanted to keep experiencing that feeling of being powerful and sexy. And more importantly, I wanted other women to feel that way too."
As for the criticism she might face for promoting 'sex work,' Courtney added:
"I guess I'm a sex worker. But I'm not ashamed of that. I feel better than I ever have in my life."
"I've changed my life financially. I'm changing the lives of other women. I'm happy just doing me."