Lucy Banks (pictured) quit her job as a corporate banker to start a lucrative business selling spicy content on OnlyFans
A single mother of two who traded her job at the company for a lucrative career shooting racy photos and videos online now earns nearly triple what she earned as a banker.
Lucy Banks, from Perth, turned his back on business at the age of 29 to create exclusive content through OnlyFans, an adult subscription service.
The now 31-year-old — who ranks in the top 0.83 percent of OnlyFans earners in the world — said she’s been able to give her three-year-old family financial stability and both her eight- and six-year-old sons attend prestigious private schools.
“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made. It gives me complete flexibility and freedom to be there for my children, I earn a lot more money than I do in my corporate job, and my stress levels are minimal,” Lucy told the Daily Mail Australia.
“I love being a mother, but I was always so concerned about taking care of my children. I was always running small businesses and having side gigs, but juggling two young children, including one with a disability, was a challenge.”
The mother turned her back on business at the age of 29 to create exclusive content through OnlyFans, an adult subscription service
She now earns almost triple what she earned as an investment banker
Long before she started taking daring photos and videos in her bedroom, Lucy worked 60 hours a week as a banker.
“It was a good track, but it was packed,” she said.
“Sometimes I was up at 3am processing loans and had to get up at 5am with the kids. My sons both have complex medical problems, they both see specialists. The money was good as a banker. I had enough. But I’ve never had anything extra.’
She knew nothing about OnlyFans until her boyfriend told her about her new job where she was making $5,000 a month.
Admittedly, I was curious, but didn’t think I’d ever be able to. But I was so impressed with how much she earned… I signed up that night and the rest is history,” she said.
Lucy — who has more than 3,600 subscribers, mostly males between the ages of 19 and 35 — is now raising thousands of dollars creating content for a camera five to six hours a week.
“I earn more than double, almost triple what I made as an investment banker. The most I’ve made in one day is about $1,500,” she said.
‘I spend about 30 hours on social media and on my marketing. I always say that OnlyFans is 90 percent about marketing and 10 percent about content. There’s no point in creating content if you don’t have an audience to watch it.”
The now 31-year-old mother said she has been able to give her family of three financial stability
She said the platform has given her more freedom, flexibility and precious time with her children
She now makes more money than she ever did working for a company – and as a single mother she can take care of her children
She is now enjoying a comfortable life with her children and has started saving.
“I just booked us a cruise. We are all so excited. I’ve never been able to spend a vacation like this for my family,” she said.
‘Soon we can buy a house, that has always been my dream. I’ve always wanted a house that’s all our own. I’m not there yet, but soon.’
Lucy said the platform has completely changed her life “in so many ways.”
‘I am completely debt free. I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay for food or that next pediatric appointment. Both my children are in private schools and I can afford them the best medical care,” she said.
‘It’s not about the money for me, it’s about freedom and security.’
The mother said her online career has also given her more time to spend with her sons.
“I can be at every sporting event, every school meeting and every appointment for my kids,” she said.
Lucy said the platform has completely changed her life “in so many ways.” She is now debt free and both of her children are in private schools
Lucy – who has more than 3,600 subscribers, mostly males between the ages of 19 and 35 – now makes thousands of dollars creating content for five to six hours a week
She said the platform is an “incredibly lucrative venture” and she believes it is a “great opportunity” for mothers, especially those who are struggling financially to care for their children.
Since her boys are still young, Lucy said they only know that “mom works on her computer and has a business.”
“My kids aren’t the right age to talk about sex or porn. When the time is right, they will know everything,” she said.
Lucy said she’s “not ashamed” of the work she does behind closed doors — and she’s always been open about her career with her entire family.
“My siblings and my cousins have been wonderful and incredibly supportive. My parents and family took much longer to come by. But they can see that I’m happy and my kids are happy, so they’ve come to terms with it,” she said.
She said the platform is an “incredibly lucrative venture” and represents a “great opportunity” for mothers, especially those who are struggling financially to care for their children.
“OnlyFans is still work, you have to do your best and you have to work on it. But if you’re willing to work hard, the income is unlimited,” she said.
“I know what it’s like to look at your kids and know they deserve the world, but you can’t even afford their gym class. I’ve had to take Christmas handouts before. I never want to go back there, and I don’t want anyone else either.
“People will find out, and people will talk. But you know what? I was ashamed that I couldn’t pay the bills. I’ve never been ashamed to take care of my children.’