In practically no time at all, Kaya Corbridge went from describing herself as a "skint student" to being an online celebrity raking in tens of thousands of dollars a month. She even quit her international relations degree and focused on her new hustle: selling nudes and raunchy videos on OnlyFans.
The average UK resident makes about $39,419 a year, but Kaya Corbridge can make more than this in just a month.
The 23-year-old girl now owns her own house in Colne, and she enjoys luxurious holidays in places like Bali, Australia, and Barcelona.
She was studying at Leeds Beckett University before she quit after finding this easy way to make money.
Kaya was just 4 weeks into her course when she opened an OnlyFans account, a subscription service where content creators like herself offer exclusive material to their "fans."
Kaya gives her fans a variety of content options. While some pay for naked pictures, others get videos of her feet.
She did not foresee the possibility of making such a great fortune when she first started:
I set up my OnlyFans account on a bit of whim. I just thought I'd give it a go—I never thought it would change my life in the way it has.
In my first year, I made £255,000 ($330,000) and now I earn about £30,000 every month—I'm in the top one percent of OnlyFans earners in the world.
Before her streak with OnlyFans began, Kaya was struggling financially. She once worked as a waitress at McDonald's, and she even played the role of a part-time tour operator once.
Today, Money Is Not A Problem
So far, she has bought a house for cash. It set her back some $162,000. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen, a balcony, two bathrooms, and even a garden.
But she laments that she hardly has any time to spend at the house. Usually, she is vacationing in some exotic destination in the world.
Nonetheless, she is planning on acquiring another property.
I love exploring and seeing new places and I love being my own boss, as I can still work from wherever I am in the world.
Since I started OnlyFans I've visited 20 countries, I've taken my mum to Paris, Poland, and Barcelona, and I spent a few months in Australia. I travelled to America, saw more of Europe, then went to Bali and now I'm travelling around South East Asia. I'm hoping to have been to 30 countries by the end of the year.
On OnlyFans, people like Kaya have photos that users can see, but they can also take private requests for content. For these, the fans have to pay.
Some of the requests include stripteases and nude pictures or videos. She explains further:
There's a function called Strip for Tip, and during the live video, the more money my subscribers send me the more clothes I'll take off.
It's A Fulltime Job
Although Kaya posts about once a day, she has to spend hours responding to hundreds of messages she gets from her fans every day.
Also, although she could pass for a model given her stunning looks, she says many of her fans are most interested in her feet.
People have a real thing for feet. I've made thousands from mine!
Sometimes, they just ask for pictures of them—or they'll want videos of me rubbing oil on them or of me just walking along in the sand. It's easy money.
Then there are men who apparently pay her to rate their privates.
Additionally, some of her male fans ask for the girlfriend experience, whereby Kaya has to talk to them as if she is their girlfriend for a day and get paid for it. All they have to do is tell her what kind of girlfriend they want Kaya to be.
But That Doesn't Mean Kaya Takes All Requests
She can't go along with everything her fans ask of her. For instance, she has turned down requests for her underwear and offers to shave her hair.
Kaya also has a wish list for fans who want to buy her something. These are usually things she needs, such as items for her recently bought house, such as a microwave.
She also gets gifts she did not request, such as clothes to wear on camera.
Then there are those who spend money to keep her looking good. The function is called 'Adopt a Bill' and fans can pay for services like getting their nails painted.
Some fans will even pay her dentist appointments.
It All Changed In An Instant
When she was at university, she barely had enough to eat. She once cried when her laptop broke down because she could not afford to pay to have it repaired.
But one day on Twitter, she found someone with an OnlyFans account and decided to give it a shot as well.
After setting it up, she forgot about it. It was only a few days later that she uploaded a bikini picture of herself.
The following day, she had $324 in her account! Not bad for a day's work.
From there, she rose to the occasion and started to post more intimate messages and videos to her account. In her first month, she had made more than $11,000, and she immediately knew she had to focus on her OnlyFans account.
Today, Kaya can do what she loves: volunteer work while still earning a living.
So far, she has volunteered at a dog rescue center in Koh Samui in Thailand for a few weeks and hopes to do more of it in the future.
Fortunately, her family is in support of what she does. That's because she has been honest about what she does the whole time.
Her family members have also benefited immensely from her fortunes as well. So far, she has taken her mom on several trips, bought her brother stuff, and helped her sister move into her new home.
So, she is not planning to quit any time soon.
Her hope is that, in the future, she will have her own "little empire."
The only regret Kaya has so far is that she did not begin doing this sooner. She loves the freedom her new gig has given her and how much it has improved the financial status of her family.