How to become a phone actress

Updated February 21, 2017

Being a phone actress requires a little more than being an outgoing person. You must be comfortable talking on the phone for long periods of time to lonely people, in a sexual situation or just a party type of situation. Decide how comfortable you are with some of the content that may come up before you commit to a certain company because some companies may require you to be a little more engaging in fantasies that you're not into.

Install a dedicated phone line. You will need a landline that has no extra features and that will be used strictly for your business calls. No one else will be able to call you on it, so you will be able to keep your work and home separate. The calls you will get from customers will be routed to this number, but don't worry--they will not find out your personal home number. The calls will go through the company you work for.

Choose a place to work for. There are many companies that employ phone actresses. Some are not on the up and up. Some may pay more than others. Do your research and read about different companies. Ask around, or even check the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any negative reports filed against a company.

Promote yourself. Some companies offer their actresses space on the website to have their own page. Post pictures of yourself, let potential clients know when you are available to talk, keep up a blog (written journal) and interact with clients. Consider opening a Twitter account (under a pseudonym) as a way to keep up with clients as well. Self promotion will ensure you can make a good living being a phone actress.

Set your hours. Some companies require you to work a certain number of hours a week, but phone lines are always open, so if you have the time at midnight, work at midnight; if you are open during the day, then work during the day. Just make sure you are logging in the proper amount of hours to get paid.

Know your boundaries. Don't do or say anything that you don't feel comfortable with. Don't ever release any private information about yourself including where you live or your real name. Protect your identity because the person on the other end may not always have the best intentions. If a client harasses you or makes you nervous, report him to your employer immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Dedicated phone line
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About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.