Phoenix-based Courtney Tillia is going viral after she quit her job as an educator to pursue content creation on the platform.
Social media has given birth to the creator economy, and these platforms have created an influx of new jobs that have never before existed.
One of these outlets is OnlyFans, a subscription-based creator platform founded in 2016 that is known for its provocative and explicit photos and videos — much sexier than your average Instagram.
And for one Arizona-based former teacher, the platform has helped her become a millionaire in just three years.
Talk about a side hustle!
Courtney Tillia, a former teacher, who quit her job in 2016, started using the platform as a way to bring in more cash but quickly found that her earnings were much more fruitful than she could have imagined.
Tillia said that she misses her students but felt “underpaid” and ‘unappreciated” in her former role. She also shared that her husband helps take her photos for her to post to her subscribers.
Though salaries vary by state, the estimated average salary for a public school teacher in the United States in 2021 was $64,524.
In July, a teacher in Ohio went viral on TikTok for saying he is quitting his teaching job to work at Walmart, where he will make more money.
Tillia also runs her own self-titled website where she offers coaching sessions on OnlyFans and different forms of “sexpression” through different packages.
“Good thing she changed career[s] teachers don’t get paid much,” one commenter said bluntly. “It’s about the money.”
Though Tillia’s career choice might not be for everyone, having financial freedom definitely is.