OnlyFans star Hannah Veillet: ‘I was a teaching assistant, now I make thousands and can help my family’
Most people would run a mile at the thought of putting their kit online – but for Hannah Veillet, it literally pays off.
The 32-year-old from Brecon quit her job as a teaching assistant at her local primary school in January 2020 and a few months later decided on a new way to earn money which made the one of the newspapers over the past two years: OnlyFans.
Since the start of May 2020, mother-of-one Hannah says she now earns ‘tens of thousands’ of pounds every month by posting daily photos and videos of herself on the adult entertainment platform , where people pay to subscribe to those who publish content online.
Speaking to WalesOnline, Hannah said she first decided to start on OnlyFans after the pandemic interrupted her previous job.
“In February 2020, I started a beauty business at a local salon. Then the pandemic hit and I had to stop doing that and switch to Universal Credit,” she explained.
“I like to stay active and I was bored at home – it was hard being at home not knowing when it was going to be over.”
Restless and struggling to stay busy, Hannah said she heard stories of people making money posting content on OnlyFans and decided to give it a try herself.
“I think I always knew I could make money with my body,” she said. “People have approached me for cam work in the past, but I never believed I could. I never wanted to step out of my comfort zone. I didn’t think anyone could do it, but then I saw people doing it who were just normal, ordinary people. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what type of body you have. Maybe it was being 30 that changed things, but I didn’t have the confidence before doing it.
In her first month on OnlyFans, Hannah says she tripled her salary as a teaching assistant and her fanbase has been growing ever since. Today, she has thousands of subscribers who pay a $15 monthly subscription for her content. She has also racked up over 278,000 TikTok followers and 85,000 followers on Instagram.
Although she wouldn’t disclose her exact earnings, she said she was making “tens of thousands” on the platform each month and said it had “really taken off in the last six months.”
“OnlyFans takes 20% and there’s also tax and VAT,” she said. “With some people posting there you can only see some of the content and you have to pay extra for some of it. My followers see all of my content and I think that’s where I got a lot of success.”
These days, Hannah’s typical work week involves hours of taking photos and videos herself for a few hours a day and responding to messages from her fans.
His niche? An “edgy cowgirl vibe,” which means plenty of shots in the fields and stables (when it’s not too cold outside), but she also creates custom content on demand for her followers.
“I get a lot of farmers signing up,” she said. “I spend two or three days a week – maybe six hours in total – creating content. There’s a lot of planning involved. Even if you’re just making a ten minute video, there are changes in outfit, etc., so it’s not just doing the content.
“I spend two or three hours a day replying to messages – I get maybe 200 or 300 messages a day. It can be general chatter, like ‘how’s your day going’, or it can be people requesting personalized content.
“I get requests for things like specific clothes – latex for example – or content for feet or other fetishes. A lot of people request content with me saying their name – that’s what the most requests.
“They [OnlyFans] don’t allow some content, some of the hardcore stuff. There are things I wouldn’t do anyway, and I wouldn’t settle for others either.”
While most people would be reluctant to even come clean online, Hannah said she “didn’t feel shy or embarrassed” about what she was doing and said she thought there was had several reasons why people pay for content on OnlyFans.
“People want to help other people,” she said. “If you build a relationship with people, they get to know you. I do a lot of live [videos] on TikTok and Instagram, so I engage with people that way. Also, people want to see you without your clothes on, which they can’t on other free sites. You cannot talk with the person on these websites. People can also make requests. Other people have had issues with people removing content from their site and sharing it on other websites, but I have a company that takes care of that, and thankfully it didn’t happen to me. “
Admitting her career choice was a “huge risk”, Hannah said it was unlikely she would be able to return to teaching or other similar jobs. She used to be upset about people commenting on her job choice online, but said she no longer feels that way.
“I think there’s still a lot of judgment about what I do and there always will be. I get a lot of hateful comments. People are entitled to their opinion on this, but I don’t think that it is necessary for people to be wicked. “. At first, I was quite hurt. I come from a small town and people were trying to jeopardize friendships and relationships. It upset me.
“People ask me why I’m selling pictures of my body, or calling me a bastard for sharing pictures of myself. I don’t read comments anymore. I don’t care – I make money and that’s the financial freedom to make the money I could never make otherwise. There’s also the location aspect – I can work wherever I want and I love it. I would have been worried about what people thought before. [But] it was kind of the right time and the right place. I’m honored to be in the position I’m in now.”
Hannah’s new financial situation has, in her words, been “life changing” for her and her family.
“I discussed it with them before I put it together and I wouldn’t have done it without their support. They were on board. They care about me being happy and safe, which I am,” said she declared.
“It changed their lives too. I’m not from a very wealthy background so it’s nice to be able to look after them too. I bought a chainsaw for my mum. We also went on trips and we created memories It’s very overwhelming and it’s been a huge lifestyle change.
“I haven’t changed myself – I don’t buy designer handbags or anything. I’m fully aware that it might not last forever, so I’m trying to save my money. I wish I had a real estate portfolio, so I have something to show for that.”
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