A carer who couldn’t afford to drive to work turned to stripping – and now makes enough to travel Europe in a Mercedes-Benz.
James Cowe, 25, quit his £14k a year healthcare job two years ago to start earning on OnlyFans.
He claims he has earned £160k since – enough to buy a luxury convertible, a home and to take his parents abroad.
And James, who lives in Manchester, recently took some time out to see the Continent in his sports car.
He said: “The thought of stripping for money was scary but it’s changed my life dramatically.
“Working in health care is demanding and exhausting for very little pay. It can be very rewarding but it’s financially unviable.
“I felt I had no choice but to leave because the pay was so bad.”
James worked in dementia care as an assistant for six years before making the switch in March 2021.
He says he used to earn £14k a year for three days a week.
Now, he claims he can more than twice his previous annual income – in just two months.
James said: “It’s amazing! I was shocked at how much money I made so quickly.
“Without it I wouldn’t have all the independence and opportunities I do now. It’s taken me out of a situation I felt was so dead-end.
“Now I’ve paid off over £30,000 of accumulated debt I thought I’d never get rid of.
“My healthcare wages were spent within hours on bills or rent.
“I used to run out of petrol money on the way to or from work and I had no hope of buying a flat before.”
James has bought a posh Mercedes-Benz, jetted off to Barbados and put down a deposit on a home.
And he said he loves being able to choose when, where and how he works.
But he hasn’t forgotten the plight of his former colleagues.
He recently stood shoulder to shoulder on the picket line at Poole Hospital near his hometown of Bournemouth, Dorset.
He said: “It’s shocking.
“They’ve been talking about it for ages, but still haven’t done enough to make health care a financially viable career.”