Single mum says she makes over £13,000 a month testing adult toys
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A single mum says she makes more than AUD $25,000 (£13,000) a month – yes, a month – testing adult toys, after the products became her ‘brand’ as a content creator.
Trisha Schwarz, who is originally from Germany, first travelled to Australia as a backpacker in 2009, later settling in Queensland with her family.
Having previously been working as a nurse in a remote town, she found she couldn’t afford childcare for her youngest – a toddler at the time – and decided she had to make the move to work from home so that she could look after the little’un.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s FEMAIL, she said it was ‘hard at first’ as other creators tend to work in pairs.
“I had no one else - it was just me and my toys,” she said.
“But the toys soon became my brand, and I started to exclusively review them and share my opinions.”
Schwarz then started up a YouTube account, attracting ‘lots of companies’ who sent her free toys in exchange for reviews.
“I really enjoyed it, and my audience loved me because I made videos instead of just blog posts,” she said.
But then she realised she could make good cash from her hobby, and started charging.
Now business is booming so much that the mum-of-two is making up to $25,000 a month from OnlyFans – alongside the several thousands that come in from sex toy reviews on YouTube.
“I began asking for money and I exclusively do paid reviews now,” Schwarz said.
“I charge $220 per toy, and I've received over a hundred products to review in the past 18 months.”
Schwarz, who also has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, said a lot of people told her she ‘wouldn’t be successful as a single woman’ on OnlyFans.
"But I proved them wrong,” she continued.
“I just want other women to know that self-pleasure isn't taboo and that it's so important to connect with your body.”
Schwarz said she loves her job, which allows her to be flexible and work from home.
But she said it can be a ‘confusing experience’ when it comes to dating.
“Sometimes, people are really interested in what I do - and other times, it's a bit too much for them,” she said.
“But I don't mind the smaller dating pool - I don't want to be with someone who can't have an open and honest conversation about sex and pleasure toys.”
She refers to herself as a ‘self-love coach’, which is the label she usually tells people if they ask, adding that her kids don’t really know what she does yet as they’re still too young.
"I'll have an honest conversation with them about it soon, but not yet," Schwarz added.