How much did you make your first night dancing

Here's How Much Strippers Actually Make

  • The amount of money a stripper makes on any given night is unpredictable and influenced by factors ranging from the weather and the economy to a dancer's mood and costume.
  • One dancer who was working on New Year's Eve received $500 for talking to a man about neuroscience for 20 minutes.
  • Another dancer said it's possible for strippers to lose money in a night if they can't cover their tip out and house fee.

The number one thing that dancers like about stripping is the money. Most women expressed that, at least in the beginning, to be given rolls of cash for making conversation, drinking freely, and giving the occasional private dance was very exciting.

For many dancers, like Laura, who is 19 years old, money made from stripping also allowed them much needed financial security, and the means to provide some luxuries for their children. Laura said:

I have a little boy and I’m married. It's helped our life a lot because financially speaking — I moved out when I was 16, had my little boy at 15. Financially, I was making $7.25-an-hour and things were hard. Whereas now, in two weeks I'm doing a big haunted house for all the kids in the neighborhood. I've put thousands of dollars into it just for the kids, and we're still okay. So we’re able to relax a little more. Things aren’t as stressful outside of here. Birthday parties, Christmas, wanting to just go to the zoo, or do something — that's a possibility now, and it's really not that hard for me to achieve because our work is so flexible and we can work as much as we want. So I can just work an extra night and these things are possible.

Some of the women I interviewed also shared stories of men who gave them a large sum of money without expecting any sexual favors in exchange.

These experiences are important to dancers not only because it is gratifying to receive a gift of money but also because they reaffirm the woman's belief in the generosity of some clients. Dana's story is typical of these lucrative encounters with clients:


I had a really good customer come in, a younger guy, and I totally didn't trust him either. He always wanted to go out, and I thought he was married. I still wonder to this day if he was married. But he came in, and on my birthday last year he brought in seven or eight hundred dollars: here you go, no strings attached, no anything. I thought that was really neat. Most of them are just like that, people just being nice. An older guy — he was a car dealer — he came in around Christmas time, and I sat with him for a little bit, and he asked me what I bought for my daughter. And I said I hadn’t bought her anything yet. I wasn't able to. And he said, "You need to get that baby something, here," and he slaps two hundred dollars on the table. "Tell her this is from me." And I had just met the guy. So it’s just people who do nice things out of the blue, out the ordinary. I know it’s money things, but it's just the thought that went behind it giving you the money.

Some dancers have encountered customers who come to strip clubs not expecting dances in return for their money. via Before The Door Pictures

Recently single, and working on New Year's Eve, April was feeling a little blue until she danced for a generous customer:

I was single and I was kind of depressed. He comes in and we go up to the VIP room. We’re up there twenty minutes, and he has to leave because he’s having a New Year’s Eve party, and he gives me $500. So that was pretty cool. That doesn’t happen as much as people think—20 minutes of work—$500. And I didn’t do anything. I was a neurology major at the time, and we were talking about the structure of the brain while I was dancing for him, and it was really weird. It was actually the least sexual dance I’d ever done. We were sitting there talking about serotonin levels and dopamine levels and neurons and the limbic system, the temporal lobe, the parietal lobe, all this stuff. I’m sitting here dancing for him, and he just gives me $500 and leaves.

Like Dana, April appreciated that this customer recognized her as a person and, in her case, as an intelligent woman, in addition to giving her a large gift of cash.

The desire for money, the need for money, and the impact of money on dancers' lives cannot be overestimated. But, as April’s reflections indicate, the meaning of money for dancers goes beyond its purchasing power. It may signify, as it did for Dana, that a customer appreciates and can empathize with her struggles.

At the same time, the amount of money a woman makes on any given night is unpredictable, and influenced by uncontrollable factors like the weather, the economy, the time of the month, and the number of other performers working, as well as elements under a dancer’s control, like her mood and costume.

Beverly, who is 24 years old, has made as much as $500 and as little as $3 in a shift. Beverly also described nail-bitingly stressful days when she made no money at all for four hours and then, at the very end of the night (1:30 a.m.) collected $250 from last-minute table dances.

Stacy, who is 32 years old, wonders how girls working day shifts even survive. She said, "I’ve seen day shifts where we've had one guy come in here and buy one dance." It’s particularly distressing for a dancer to leave work owing money if she does not earn enough to cover tip-out and her house fee.

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STRIPPED is an INSIDER series featuring adapted excerpts from the book "Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers" by Bernadette Barton. Bernadette Barton is an author and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Morehead State University. To read more from "Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers" you can purchase the book here.

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how to make 1000 dollars/night stripping — bohemian writings

Alright ladies (and maybe some gents lol) but mostly hi strippies! When I get asked about my dancing days, a lot of people ask me how much did I make per night? OMG! Okay, so I made a typical average depending on the city I worked in. I could expect to make more in larger cities obviously but still there were times when I did make (gasp) $1000 or more in ONE NIGHT. So how did I do it? How did I make this a repeat occurrence? How could I pull it together especially when I had bills due or overdue (ahem)?

I will tell you in this post how to try and consistently make more $ per night. Now when I say consistent do keep in mind that I don’t mean every night. To make $1000 or more without doing extras takes time and planning. Hopefully all of those premade plans work out and you are able to execute your night perfectly. Please remember that not all nights are the same, not all customers spend the same and each club is different. But here are some tips that helped me. 


Tip #1 – as I mentioned above, you have to have a plan. The plan is to make money BUT HOW?! Well to start you need to pick a night the club is going to be busy. Friday or Saturday. And a night that the club is open late. Here in Texas, the clubs usually close at 2 AM but on the weekends some clubs will stay open until 4 AM. Extra two hours means extra time to make money. So, you decide to work on a Friday night, club is open until 4 AM (or later) – GET THERE EARLY and be prepared to stay until the end. Get there during happy hour especially on Friday. Scoop up some happy hour dances and maybe even get a guy to stay until later or come back and see you.  


Tip #2 – plan to have some regulars come see you. Try and get at least two to come within the lull in the night (around dinner time) so 7 PM and 9 PM. Try to be done with the regulars by 12 when other patrons are starting to get really drunk. Make sure your regulars pay by the hour and do not get drunk with them. 


Tip #3 – DO NOT EAT FOOD. I think I said this in a previous post but a hungry dancer is a hustler – if you are fat and full then you are not hungry hustling. Drink white Russians if you do get hungry but trust me there is plenty of time to eat at 4 AM with a wad of bills in your pocket. 


Tip #4 – After your regulars leave make sure to work the room and try to skip stage. Stage rotation will only waste your time so unless it’s required skip out. If I had to go on main stage I would pay another girl to do my side stages. The more time you have to mingle with the clients the better. Make sure to at least get 5 dances per lap you sit on. And you should be able to do 5 dances in 30 minutes. Sell a room if you want to but know that it will be unlikely that your $1000 is going to come from one person. Sometimes I would sell two rooms and go back and forth. 


Tip #5 – After 2 AM, sell a VIP room. I cannot stress this one enough. When other girls are getting tired and don’t care this is your time to make some money. Guys spend the most at the end of the night or right at 2 AM. They don’t want to go home. The best are the guys that come in at 2 AM (unless they are drunk college FRATS). These guys will spend something especially if they are in a room with you. Be prepared though I have had all types of requests mostly for me to listen to them whine, cry, or watch them sleep. Make sure you get paid up front. 


So let’s do the math: 


6-7 pm Happy Hour Dances $100

7-8 pm Regular #1 $300

8-9 pm More Dances $100

9-11 pm Regular #2 $300

11-2 am More Dances or VIP room $250 (minimum)

2-4 am VIP Room $400(you could take this one off and still make $1050



Usually with this method I made about $1700, but some of that was in funny money and I wouldn’t be able to cash out until the next day. So not ideal if you needed cash the very next day. 


If you use this method and stay focused you can see there is plenty of time and wiggle room to make more than $1000. It’s not unreasonable to make $100 an hour doing dances. And I even gave you a little break between 11-2 at $250 (you could easily make more than that I know it!)

So, use this outline and find your own that works but at least this way you can see how easy it can be to make $1000 per night (on the weekends) and be able to maybe repeat this night each week or biweekly. Of course, there are off nights so even if no regulars come, the club is slow and you only make $300 that’s okay too – you’re still a badass. 


Well good luck out there strippies, hope this helps queens! 

How much do dancers earn and how to become a professional - November 1, 2018

Ivan Slavinsky



It is never easy, but wildly interesting.

Members of the FAM Factory dance team told Sport24 about the difference between a professional team and an amateur one, how much coaches earn and how long it takes to become a good dancer from scratch.

Our team is called FAM Factory and has been around for a very long time. We regularly perform at the largest dance championships throughout Russia, we work at major events. Our choreographer, Yevgeny Kevler, is one of the top choreographers in Russia, staged dances for "Dances" on TNT, "Dance" on Channel One, and has brought up more than one generation of dancers. Our team is diverse - students, office workers, teachers and coaches, but they all have one thing in common - an unimaginable love for dancing.

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At first, technique is not so important, it comes with experience. It is worth paying attention to physical form, especially if you prefer styles that are characterized by frequent level changes or powerful energy: you may simply not have enough strength. The breather also needs to be developed: fast choreography cannot be danced to the end if the volume of the lungs is not enough. Many dancers take up running to develop their lungs. And for the development of physical strength, functional training or crossfit are suitable - of all training, these will probably be the most useful in our business. If there is no time for this, then you need to at least minimally pump the press, do push-ups, squat. We sometimes conduct physical training classes at team training.

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and year, everything is very individual here. Many schools have their own reporting concerts and parties. As a rule, at such events, students go on stage for the first time.

If we talk about more complex numbers, then it takes a month and a half to set them up with 3-4 workouts a week for 2-3 hours. The mode of training in a serious team changes, especially if the number is complex and many dancers participate in it. A fairly common occurrence is night workouts. As you might guess, they take place at night, and, as a rule, last 5-6 hours. It's not easy, especially at first and if you have to go to work in the morning, but it's also more efficient in terms of the speed of staging the show, and the result is definitely worth it.


In the dance world, the year can be conditionally divided into two seasons - spring and autumn. All this time, championships of various levels go one after another, the most "fruitful" in this regard are April and May, as well as November and December. As a rule, all groups put on a performance a month or two in advance, but it all depends on the level of training and available time for the dancers themselves.

In general, championships are a separate and very entertaining cuisine. Dancers are constantly preparing for some kind of competition, it rarely happens that you just come and hang out aimlessly. Everything is almost like in the movie "Step Up": the whole season is the process of preparing for the competition, and in the off-season, everyone either rests, or pumps, or shoots a video.

At dance championships there is always a division according to the level of training and age: children are separated from adults, beginners are separated from professionals. And within these categories, there is also style: hip-hop, ladies, contemporary.

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Our favorite nomination is best dance show. The name speaks for itself: there are no style bindings here, the main thing is the idea and combination of styles. At some major competitions, the styles used in the show must be declared in advance, at some there are no restrictions, only creativity. Now even in some championships there is a separate Show nomination, and a separate Performance nomination. In the first case, the show should have a story and plot, in the second case, it is important who dances stronger, more powerful and cooler. And there are also solos with duets, which are not limited by styles at all, only by timing. In general, there are a lot of nominations. Beginners or people unfamiliar with dancing can get confused. But as soon as you immerse yourself in this world, everything becomes clear pretty quickly.

Refereeing at championships is always represented by top dancers: sometimes Russian, sometimes foreign, but always super authoritative. The evaluation criteria, like the judges, are also different, but they look primarily at choreography, technique, synchronism and creativity. You can earn money at good status tournaments. On average, you can get about 30 thousand per team for winning such a tournament. But it is not at all necessary that there will be prize money for winning any championship: somewhere the organizers limit themselves to cups and gifts from sponsors.

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Nutrition is a matter of personal preference. Most dancers are ordinary people, so until their legs start to fall off, few people even think about nutrition and injury prevention. Many are killed in training, and few people know how to recover, do not take care. If you don’t eat normally, you may not have enough strength for the whole season. Protein and BCAAs often help out, but in reality, for some reason, few people use them.

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A: Regular exercise is usually enough to stay in shape. Although, of course, you need to take care of yourself, but adults who have survived a couple of injuries or dancers who work in commerce are already thinking about this.

"Sneakers kill instantly"

As for clothes, this is a separate topic of conversation, which will take more than one hour. Firstly, the style of dance and what you dance in are very closely related. No one will go dancing popping in leggings or short shorts, twerk in sweatpants, too, you know, I don’t rub, like a strip in a baseball cap. Things are, of course, very important. You can't really train in Chinese sneakers. Not even because they are uncomfortable, they just fall apart in a moment. In general, if you danced at least once in shoes, then you can say goodbye to it - it only kills if you train often and for a long time. Especially for us, jazzfunkers, because a lot of techniques are combined, the foot is actively working. And it’s good for contemporary people in general: they dance barefoot in socks, and even with simpler things - they put on something very wide and similar to oversized pajamas - and you are the most fashionable in the class.

Income and expenses

As for the payment for training for teams, it is similar to amateur sports sections: in many teams, participants pay a monthly fee, which includes the rent of the hall and the work of the choreographer.

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Is it possible to make money from dancing? Of course, there is plenty of work. First, dance schools. There are now ten of them at each metro station, a novice teacher, if desired, will quickly find a job. But if you want to get into a top school as a teacher, then you need to work hard, have a name, constantly upgrade, be socially active, shoot videos and shine at the same championships. The main thing is not to be lazy.

There is also such a great thing as commerce - these are corporate parties, working with stars, large events and the like. Such projects are well paid, and it is always interesting to participate in them. We somehow opened with our show a major event of stylists - Wella Trend Vision. There was so much creativity and creativity behind the scenes that we ourselves were inspired by the most do not indulge. It was very interesting to watch all this behind-the-scenes turmoil and the process of creating images.

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How to Make Money on YouTube: The Complete Guide

Are you interested in generating extra income? You won't get rich off YouTube, but you can earn an extra $50-$100 per month on YouTube. Here's how I do it!

Some statistics
Ad effectiveness, what's the matter?
YouTube Keyword Analysis
YouTube Keyword Analysis Method 2
Which video to upload?

Want to make some money online? Why not try to make money on YouTube? You don't have to create "viral" videos to make money on YouTube, but if you do get lucky and your video gets popular, you'll earn a decent amount of money.

It's all thanks to companies that pay to advertise on YouTube (which is owned by Google, for those of you who didn't know).

In this article, I'm going to give you ideas for making videos that you can make some real money from on YouTube, as well as give you some tips on how to create your video.

I don't promise you mountains of gold and all your dreams come true - but if you're looking for a real way to make money online, this might be the article you've been looking for!

Some statistics from your obedient servant

First, let's look at the statistics of some of my videos. I want to show you that I don't make a lot of money yet.

But don't jump to conclusions from these numbers, because there are a number of factors to take into account. I will review these factors in the next section. Here are the stats:

As you can see from the pictures above, there is no relationship where X amount of traffic is guaranteed to bring you X amount of money. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. To prove it to you, here are the statistics of my video, which has a terrible ad revenue:

Not much, isn't it? I want to give you a feel for how widely the effectiveness of a video can vary, but the potential is certainly there.

I have created a calculator that will give you an approximate estimate of your income, depending on several factors.

Next, I want to tell you why performance is changing so much and what you can do to increase it and start making money on YouTube.

The effectiveness of ads, what's the matter?

The statistics show that the number of views alone is not a good indicator of how much you can earn.

In other words, 1000 visitors does not automatically equate to $1.00. The reason is the types of ads that are shown on your video.

For example, suppose you posted a video on how to bake cookies. Most likely, the title of your video will be "how to bake cookies."

Then, in the description under the video, perhaps you will write the recipe and the products that you purchased to make cookies. You can add tags to the video that are related to baking, cookie recipes, household appliances, etc.

Now, when someone watches your video, they will most likely see ads related to exactly what you wrote in the description, title, and tags: cookies, pastries, kitchen appliances, etc.

This will significantly increase the chances that someone (hopefully many) will click on your video's ads. Now, I'm going to tell you a little bit about my theory on how to improve video performance.

Everyone knows that YouTube understands what your video is about from the title, description, tags, category. However, I think that Google uses more factors to determine the topic of the video and display relevant ads, namely the transcript from the video (if it can be obtained from the video), the location of the person who is watching the video, and the cookies that are on the viewer's computer .

Google's goal is to make money, and if they don't show the most relevant ads to every single person who watches a YouTube video, they will increase their chances (and thus your chances) of making money.

So I think that Google is looking not only at the data that the user himself added to the video, but also uses all the technologies available to him. But you, in turn, should also do your best to accurately describe the content of your video to Google.

Now we can move on to the next section: keyword research. While it's not necessary, keyword research can greatly increase the chances of your video being found through YouTube searches.

YouTube Keyword Research

Before diving into this section, let me say that keyword research is not guaranteed to generate traffic, money, views, or anything else.

Personally, I find keyword research first and foremost great for generating ideas for your future videos. I want to show you how best to test the ideas you come up with during your research.

First, let's start with YouTube's Keyword Tool.

There are two main ways to search for keywords with this tool: keyword search and video search.

It's very simple, let's say you type "cookie baking" in the search field, then the tool will return you the keywords associated with the phrase "cookie baking", as well as how many times this phrase was searched per month (this is not an exact number).

The second method allows you to enter the URL of the YouTube video you would like to use to get keyword suggestions. This is a great way to find video related keywords.

As you can see in the picture, there isn't enough data for 'cookie baking', but that doesn't necessarily mean that no one is looking for 'cookie baking'.

This is actually a great example of how to move on to the next stage of keyword research, but first, I'd like you to take a look at the Match Type box on the right in the image above.

When you do your keyword research, look at the results for "phrase" or "exact" matches.

If you look at the results for "broad" match, you will see numbers that you should not rely on to calculate future traffic.

YouTube Keyword Analysis Second Method

Above on the page, we can see that in the YouTube tooltips, the phrase "cookie baking" does not provide useful data on the number of requests per month (that is, approximately the average number of people who search YouTube on this request per month).

However, that doesn't mean you should give up on the idea of ​​making a video showing you baking delicious cookies from your grandma's recipe!

Enter your keyword in YouTube search:

As you can see there are ads on the search results page which is a good sign as it means there are a lot of advertisers who pay to show ads for the keywords which I used to search.

And for those of you who don't know how the ad world works, basically the more ads you see, the more competition. This means that businesses that show ads above other ads pay more to get their ad to show first.

So, if you have a YouTube video with ads from one of these advertisers, and if a viewer clicks on that ad, you'll make good money.

Now let's look at the number of downloaded videos for this query (just below the search box) - these are your competitors.

Next, look at all the videos that appear on the first page of search results. How many views do they have? How long have they been uploaded (1 month, 6 months, 1 year, or more)?

Does your keyword appear in titles or descriptions? All these things you need to pay attention to ... They will help you understand the situation and decide whether to make a video on this topic.

Now, the last step, searching in quotes.

This screenshot shows the search results I got for "baking cookies" in quotation marks. As you can see, the total number of videos has dropped drastically, but the ads have stayed the same! That's good, and it means that "baking cookies" is the exact phrase that advertisers are willing to pay for.

So, would "baking cookies" be good enough to make a video and make money from it? It's up to you!

Maybe through research, you've learned that the key phrase "baking cookies" doesn't work for you! You may want to use the phrase "how to bake cookies" or something similar.

You may think that such research takes a lot of time, but in fact, all this is done VERY quickly.

Which video to upload?

In the first part, I showed you some statistics from some of my videos. Next, I gave you an overview of YouTube keyword research methods.

But before you get started, you'll have to spend time thinking about the kinds of videos you'll be creating and uploading! Here are some ideas to get your thinking going in the right direction:

-Instructional videos in areas where you consider yourself a craftsman or are passionate about it (guitar, home repair, baking, etc.)

- Video review on the topic you are interested in (music, movies, games, gadgets, etc.)

- Video of the gameplay of your favorite games (this is my favorite) comedy, intellectual, political?)

Recommendations and advice based on my personal experience

Enjoy the process : if you have serious ambitions to make YouTube your main source of income, make sure you understand that there are no guarantees of receiving views or income.

You are going to spend time creating a video, editing it, uploading it (including writing a title, description, etc.). So try to enjoy the process.

Nobody clicks on ads, right? : No. Many people think that no one clicks on ads in videos.

So, if you have this mentality, do yourself a favor and stop projecting it on everyone. It may seem surprising, but quite a large number of people click on ads!

But even if no one clicks on your ads, you can still make money just by showing your ads on your video. Of course, the income from simply showing ads is very small, but this is passive income.

Do not click on your own ads: do not click on ads that appear on your own videos.

This is called a click fraud and for this you can get a complete blocking of your Adsense account. All your earned money will be blocked and you will never receive it.

Don't monetize someone else's video : Technically, you shouldn't even upload videos that belong to someone else.

And you shouldn't do that, because before you can monetize a video on YouTube, you have to go through a validation stage where YouTube makes sure your video is safe for their advertisers.

If you upload a video that violates the rules, your AdSense account will be closed faster than you can count to ten. You can read more about the YouTube Partner Program Rules on this page.

Research, research, research: In addition to what I have already mentioned in this article, there are several other ways to research.

For example, many videos have public statistics showing which sites send traffic to them! Also, look through the comments and look for questions people are asking about things that interest them.

This is a great way to collect useful information.

Amend as needed: When your video starts showing ads, keep an eye on what's shown in it.

If the ad is not relevant to your video, then you may need to change the title, description, and/or keywords.

Learn more