Earn cash now with a picture of your foot

Meagan Stackpool

Selling feet pictures online has never been so popular.

Ever since Colorado State University closed its doors and the main source of revenue for hundreds of college students has dried up, students are taking their finances into their own hands — or, well, feet. The number of feet pictures for sale online has skyrocketed in the past two weeks, with prices ranging from a modest $15 to well over $500 a picture. 

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January Jones, a sophomore at CSU who lost her on-campus job and housing, explains why she started selling feet pics. 

“All of a sudden, I had no place to live, no job and no idea what to do next,” Jones said. “Then, some guy slid into my DMs asking for pictures of my feet, saying he could pay, and it was like a whole new revenue stream fell right into my lap.” 

Jones’ resident boyfriend, Thomas the Tank, had different feelings about her cash flow, saying it made him upset and angry. 

“I just don’t understand how (Jones) can sell pictures of her feet,” Tank said. “She is acting like a wh*re, and it makes me upset that she earns more money than I do. She’s basically cheating.”

In response, Jones was curt. 

“It’s literally just a picture of my foot,” Jones said. “Toughski gashitski.”

Selling feet pictures isn’t just for women. CSU senior Bruce Banner explains how he found himself making more money than at his regular job. 

“As a joke, I posted a picture of my feet on Reddit, and all of a sudden the comment section was flooded with messages,” Banner said. “A couple of people started offering me money. The thing about the internet is no one can tell what you look like based solely on your feet. Last week alone, I raked in over $2,000.”

For those buying, feet pictures are having a real renaissance. John Doe, whose name was changed for legal reasons, explains why he is buying so many.

“Especially since no one can socialize anymore, it’s really hard to sneak looks at other people’s feet now,” Doe said. “Buying them online has taken a lot of the stigma out of it, and it makes me feel less creepy when I pay for them because then the foot owner gets something too. Besides, what else is there to do right now? You can only try to take pictures of your roommate’s foot so many times before it gets weird.”

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Despite intense backlash from conservative parents, college students have found ways to make money past just taking a photo of a foot. Anne Hathaway, a CSU freshman currently staying with her family in Kentucky, explained how a lot of fetishes right now are earning people some serious cash. 

“This one guy just wanted a video of me brushing my hair,” Hathaway said. “It felt weird, but he paid me $300, and my face wasn’t in it. My family isn’t super psyched about it, but they weren’t complaining when I ordered takeout for all of us. I’d consider that essential personnel in these trying times.”

Meagan Stackpool can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @MeaganStackpool.