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How to become a stripper – What you will need to decide

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If you are still sitting on the fence and want to know more on how to become a stripper then here are some things you can use to questions you can ask yourself if you want to give it a try -

1)      Can you take rejection?

I know no one likes the thought of rejection and who really likes it?  No one.

So why would anyone do a job where they are likely to get rejected?  Well it is because they can learn how to not take it personally. Now I admit, I am a really sensitive person, and when I started I used to cry a lot. This was because I used to think the customers did not like me.

I soon realized that it was not me they were rejecting, after all how could they reject me? They don’t even know me? They either made a snap decision or it may have nothing to do with me. I have since become a lot more resilient to rejection. In fact I just brush it off and think of all the customers who really like me. So it does get easier

2)      Do you enjoy talking to people?

In this job you will be talking ad listening, so it is vital you enjoy it. I am quite shy, and would never be the first person to strike up a conversation. I had to force myself to speak to people when I first started. It was because I was not very confident. As I forced myself to do speak to people ( almost like jumping into a swimming pool when you don’t know how deep it is!)  I became more confident. I still get nervous before speaking to someone, but find it a lot easier.

3)      Can you handle an irregular income?

Some nights you will earn nothing and others, hundreds or even thousands. You can never tell. I can tell you even though it is up and down, monthly or yearly it does even out if you are good. That is why I would learn how to make money, either by trial and error or from a professional like Jessica. So make sure you can handle the constant up and down and learn to look at the bigger picture.

4)      Can you motivate yourself?

As a stripper, you can go into a club and sit there all night and not move. No one will say anything to you. That is why you need to be able to motivate yourself.  This also does get easier.

If you can handle the above ( notice I did not say do, as you will learn  a lot on the job) then you will be a great stripper. I look forward to eharing from you all.

Please leave a comment below.

Mia xx

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  2. stacey on October 29th, 2010 1:41 am

    Rejection is the hardest part, because no matter what not everyone is going to like you. But the feeling of doing a good show that the ppl enjoyed over rides the negitivty of rejection.
    Good post– drew

  3. Ria on December 5th, 2010 10:01 am

    Hi I’m interested in being a stripper but on the low low. but my question is my appearance I’m very short and people always say I look young as young as 14 but I’m 23 and it sux but I want to know if I could get rejected for looking so young? Do people who look young get paid good? Should my provocative clothes and lingerie be more dark colors like red or black maroon ect. to make me look older? and what do I wear on stage before I strip? Should I wear casual clothes or a sexy skirt and sexy shirt and underneath lingerie? I’m planning on trying out January so I can flattin my tummy a little more because after my second child it’s gotten a little less flat. Plus I want to save money, take pole dance classes and audition. Please help and e-mail me back if u can. Thanks!!! Wish me luck!

  4. Ria on December 5th, 2010 10:03 am

    btw i’m 4′8″. What type of heals are best for shorties like me? If u think I am a good catch. I’m not ugly I’m pretty it’s just a matter of height and age appearance. Thanks!

  5. mia how to become a stripper on December 7th, 2010 9:55 am

    Hi Ria
    Thanks for your messages
    You will be fine at 4′8″
    there are girls who will be shorter and taller. It really does take all sorts of girls
    You can also wear platform stripper heels which will give you 5-6 inches. So dont worry

    You can look older by wearing more gown like dresses and doing your hair in a more sophisticated style

    Also don’t worry about looking you, you will do great
    About stripping on stage, make sure the outfit you is wear is something that the club you are going to audition usually gets the girls to wear.

    Meaning you will have to buy an outfit,cbut you can go cheap at ebay

    Good luck and don’t worry about your height or your appearance. You will be very tahankful one day :)

    Good luck. Comer back and tell us how it goes
    Mia xx

  6. Ria on December 8th, 2010 10:06 pm

    Thanks so much! I got an outfit yesterday and I practiced on my boyfriend and he seemed to really like it a lot! So that helps. I’m going to call a few places today for auditions. :-)

  7. mia how to become a stripper on December 11th, 2010 9:45 am

    Hey Ria
    That is fantastic. I like how you practiced on your boyfriend

    I am pelased he liked it

    I would say before testing too many lap dances etc on your boyfriend, just be a little aware cause he knows you are going to be doing that for other mena dn it may give him to much of a graphical image and that may make him jealous

    Just a thought :)

    Good luck at the auditions, come and tell us how it goes
    Mia xx

  8. ria on December 11th, 2010 7:07 pm

    My audition was okay well my dancing on the pole was okay. I’ve never touched a pole and I had no clue on what I could do so I just held it and danced around it. I only got 4$ for those 2 songs. :-/ but I will try again today. The dj and girls well all of the workers were very very nice. I had no attitude or haters. They asked for me to stay the whole night but I decided to go home. I asked the girls on ideas on what to do they said take a shot lol I said umm… no. I know myself and when alcohol is envolved I am a total oppisite. I do get wild but I want to be sober the ride home. The club I work at is nude but I’m the second girl to say no to that. So do u have any suggestions on what to do for the 1sr song and the last(which is when lots of others get naked) thanks soo much for you support! My boyfriend isn’t usually jealous so hopefully this won’t change that. :-)

  9. isabella on December 12th, 2010 2:22 am

    do u need a perfect body to strip??

  10. ria on December 12th, 2010 9:27 am

    Okay so today o worked from 4pm to 12am and it sucked so much it was slow up until 11 and all I got was 11$ I know it was my 1st real time but why are people so damn cheap? I also had to pay for my drink and fries and dj. So I came home with only 6$ very very hard. I want to quit! The dancers are pretty cool though. But I’m not happy so far:-( I don’t want to give up because I’m hoping id get cash but its making me angry. Not to mention the dj sux! I wish I could just be a bartender because they gety paid and get tips that they don’t have to pay. Btw I don’t have to pay the house for 2 weeks. Should I try to stick along for the 2 free weeks?

  11. mia how to become a stripper on December 13th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Hi Ria
    First of all Well done at the audition. You will get better

    As you dont want to get naked you can do first dance with clothes on and the second topless?
    And that is great about your boyffriend
    Keep practicing
    Mia xx

  12. mia how to become a stripper on December 13th, 2010 12:07 pm

    Hey Isabella
    You don’t need to be perfect, just firm
    there are girls of all shapes and sizes, so don’t worry
    good luck
    mia xx

  13. mia how to become a stripper on December 13th, 2010 12:11 pm

    Hi Ria
    If you want money in th is industry you are going to have to change your attitude
    Soem of the best dancers are the ones wh started off suckiung real bad, including myself

    If you want a job with security, then dancing is not for you,cause it is a job where the lows can be really low and the highs really high

    people are not cheap and you cannot see them like that. There are people who are more careful with thier money and others who are not as much
    It is your job to learn how to maek them want to give it to you
    That is why Jessica teaches girls how to make money as it is a skill

    If you are resenting not earning now, then you may be better off doing the bartenders job as that is more seciure in pay, but it is also the same and can never reward like our job does
    It is totally up to you if youwant to continue,
    but for you to make any money you are going to have to change yoru attitude fast, or you will come home with very little money every night
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  14. T'Chera on December 16th, 2010 7:07 am

    Hi Mia, I want to be come a stripper but I’m very shy and really don’t talk much or don’t know how to start a conversaion, I wouldn’t even know how to start off talking to a customer/customers but I’m a great listener but I want to make money and I understand that, that is how I will make most of my money (I think) I want to know what should I do to help me in that area??? Also I’m kinda of scared of dancing of stage…I kind of don’t like the idea of all eyes on me but this is something always wanted to do can you plz give me more tips on how to be more confident so that I will be able to make my money while having fun with it…. Oh I wanna know how to deal with the other dancers because I’m really not much of a female person meaning that I don’t really like talking to woman…I don’t have many female friend or many friend @ all but anyway plz help I want to start SOON!

  15. ria on December 16th, 2010 9:26 am

    That’s true I was upset when I wrote that. I will give it another try but will be concious that its not all garunteed cash. Thanks.

  16. mia how to become a stripper on December 20th, 2010 8:32 am

    Hi Ria
    That is good
    This business is tough, but if you can get through it the rewards are the best!
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  17. mia how to become a stripper on December 20th, 2010 8:39 am

    hi T’Chera

    Being shy is normal, and what I find happens to
    girls is that they become less shy as they wrok, cause it makes you have to talk to people and because you have to you will.
    If you are too shy then this may not be the job for you
    Conversation is just asking people what they did that day and how they are. It is exactly like if you met someone for the first time, which you have done quite a lot.You will pick it up

    Dancing on stage – being scared is normal. I was shaking on stage my first time,and i still get nervous a little, but I am used to it and so you will to. Also you can pretend you are someone else. This helps and is what Jessica teaches.
    That will make your more confident.

    Dealing with other dancers is however you want it to be. If you don’t want to talk to them you don’t have to, or you can talk to a few. You can just talk to them if you feel like it. In most clubs they won’t bother with you if you don’t bother with them. So you don’t have to worry

    All i can say is put yourself in the situatuin and you will make yourself. If you can’t then it might not be the right job for you. For a lot of girls it isn’t

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  18. Candela on January 27th, 2011 10:53 pm

    Hello Mia,
    I’m not a stripper but I have played around, putting on a show and people have responded with compliments. I need to make big money and I really enjoy the sensuality of it all. I have a lot of worries. As far as, what people might say or being recognized (but people are gonna talk anyways, right?) I’ve thought of going out of state to work but I need to make money first…
    I saw on a different blog of yours, saying you might be needing a volunteer to help setting up another blog

  19. mia how to become a stripper on January 28th, 2011 12:53 pm

    Hi Candela

    Thank you for your email

    Yes people will always talk

    If you need to maek money the best way is to get a normal job and strip as much as you can as you need to learn how to make money and while you are doing that you can end up with very little money

    The fastest way to learn how to make money is with Jessica Simmonds.

    About the blog it is not a well paid option s it will not be what you need
    Thank you anyway and good luck
    Mia xx

  20. kadie on February 16th, 2011 9:05 pm

    hey Mia
    my name is Kadie and i am 19 years old, iv become very interested in stripping and pole dancing but have never really tried either. i was wondering if there are places in my area where i can go and kinda just try it out and maybe make a few bucks on the side.
    Maybe see if i really like it and if i have the talent


  21. Leigh on March 15th, 2011 12:10 am

    How do you know what to do when ur dancing?

  22. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 7:47 am

    Hi Kadie

    You can go ang try it in any club for a day, although they may ask you to get a licence before you start. Just go into your local clubs and ask them when thier audition is and go and try it
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  23. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 7:50 am

    Hi Leigh

    If you want, go to a strip club and watch some dancers. That will help you realise that most of the dancing is just sensual moving and that the pole tricks can be learnt and are not expected from new girls in most clubs

    Good luck
    mia xx

  24. Leslie on April 28th, 2011 2:08 pm

    Will you gain more confidence??? i’m a wife an mother of 2 children 5′1 an have never done something this crazy before.. husband just lost his job iv’e filled out so many applications an sent out my resume in the last year so many times its unreal an its hard to get in any were when you haven’t worked in almost 5 yrs, sure i went to college but still no luck so i thought this would be a good i idea to bring in some cash because bills wont pay for them selfs an i was very surprised that my husband was okay with it! i just what to know what to wear , should i go an watch other additions to get a feel for the environment before i try it out, or should i just be bold an ballsy an just do it like my friend did…. I’m just really shy at first but wen i get to know people watch out cuz i’m a bomb shell ready to burst!! Any pointer i’ll take all the advice i can get… dose it matter if i’m a very short top heave, curvy woman…. i dont know i just wanna do my best an not look dumb my first time…..

  25. Levitra on May 27th, 2011 8:11 am

    I’ve always wondered how do girls dance during their period…I’m one of the unfortunate females who experience a heavy flow every month to the point where I have to use a tampon and pad at the same time…(sorry for the gross details)…but my question is, are girls allowed to take that time off during their period every month if needed or do they have to work regardless???

  26. melissakisses on May 31st, 2011 6:48 am

    hi! ok i have a serious question.. =) i will be 29 this june 6th. am i too old to start stripping. moneys tight, and my husband wont mind me helping..he has even mentioned that i have the perfect stripper azz and by tummys a lil poochy but im im tall also so that makes me feel a lil more awkward than usual. im 5′11” long brown hair….i dont wanna dance no where ghetto either. like catty girls who hate and treat me bad. and im scared to look silly on stage..even though i KNOW i can dance and look hot. hellllp

  27. Anonymous on June 20th, 2011 9:37 am

    ur so rite about all of this

  28. GiGi on July 20th, 2011 6:15 pm

    hi mia!
    I’m actually auditioning monday on ameture night, and I’m really stoked! however I’m really concerned about a few things; 1.that my moves are not coordinated and I am not that great a dancer, I know how to move sensually and enjoy it, but my husband, who is all for it and cheering me on, keeps telling me to not ‘dance’ or dance to the beat when its fast and fun, despite when I really want to, I understand the importance of being slow and sensual, but I want to be my usual fun loving self that enjoys company, and I’m really clashing with the husband about how i should do my moves, and its really making me nervous! 2. I’ve had a son, and my body has gone back to normal, but I’m not as tight as I used to be, and I’m a very small bust ( 32 B) and I worry that I look more like a boy than a woman, especially with my hair being short, will that affect anything at all?

  29. Gigi on September 2nd, 2011 2:45 am

    wow im so glad to see someone else who uses the name my friend said it sounds like an old woman’s name but I love it :) I have always used it!!! Just thought I would say that because I saw your name, with the capital G’s :)

  30. GeGe on October 11th, 2011 5:46 am

    hey… i’ve just graduated from college in May. I haven’t found a job yet in my field and im tired of being I have always had a crazy edge for stripping but was scared wat ppl would think of me. I have made up my mind that im going to go for it but still get butterflys just thinking about it. I just moved to KS. whr it’s mostly White. I am a african american female with beautiful face and a huge butt.. do you think race would be a factor for me?

  31. Jill on November 18th, 2011 10:31 pm

    hi, im 17, about to be 18 in two weeks. ive never had any experience stripping or any of that matter in front of an audience..would i still be able to get the job? i have taken dance in gymnastics a long time ago..i also was wondering if i should wait til im done with high school which is this year or if i should start right away?? is it a full time position? any advice would be appreciated! thanks!

  32. Marceline on November 25th, 2011 10:53 pm

    U r my IDOL! I want to become a stripper for the money….and because it’s excersize. Its a profession….I mean, it’s fun! It’s expressing sexuality and femininity. Its not a sin or crime. Itl help pay for college :)

  33. Anonymous on December 19th, 2011 1:39 pm

    hello my name is ivanna and iam 20yrs old, im thninkn about becoming a stripper as well but iam very shy of my body i have a son that is one and im left with some stretch marks on my hips and thighs and i dont know if that will b a problem? also how do we make a stage name? thanks:)

  34. Diane on December 20th, 2011 1:15 am


    I’m 20 years old and debating stripping. I’ve won numerous booty shaking contest and told that I should strip. I love to dance, but more at a fast pace. Does it matter how fast or slow you dance? I also do not know how to do any pole tricks. Should I learn before auditioning or is it easy to get hired without them? Thanks so much!!

  35. little one on December 21st, 2011 6:52 pm

    Well I’m gonna dance Saturday. I believe its amateur night.To the two previous girls one stretch marks are fine ,its gonna be dark. And no it doesn’t matter if you’re dancing slow or fast. I love dancing fast. Otoh I’m 19 5′2 105 flat stomach pouty booty,its very loose when I dance. Im flexible and I’m actually stretching now. I’m motivated and I have confidence. I plan on making alot I know I can do it. Because the other day I gave out some dances and made 300 w/ jogging pants on that weren’t even tight. I was just vibeing the whole time. I didn’t take anything off. So now I’m really about to go in. Got my 6 inch over the knee boots nd my 25inch weave. Im ready

  36. Brillare on January 18th, 2012 6:13 am

    Hey girls,

    Fun little story for you guys. At the moment, I am unemployed and have seriously been contemplating stripping to help straighten out life again. When I was 18, a few of my girlfriends took me out to a club and bought me a dance on stage. Somehow, I ended up dancing on stage myself and had a blast with it! (So for you nervous girls, relax and let that tigeress flow ;) ) Three years, a terrible relationship, and a beautiful son later, I keep thinking about how much fun I had and how I got offered a job that night. I think once my taxes come back, I’ll hit up the store to sexy up and take my chances at an audition. Sure, I have stretch marks, and I’m not as tiny, but damnit I have confidence and I know I still look great! In the mean time, squats, exercise, lots of water, and dancing by myself. I would say wish me luck, but I’d rather say wish me confidence!

  37. Lauren on February 18th, 2012 8:40 am

    I am plus-sized. Very plus-sized (a size 20), but I am tall (5′8 without heels). I would love to do some stripping, but I am afraid that I may be too fat to do it. I have already looked into doing burlesque, which is more into women of all sizes, but I was just wondering if you think I would even be able to strip. I am very comfortable with my body, have an enchanting personality most of the time, and am not afraid to be naked (in fact I love being naked). So, would I make a good stripper? Please help.

  38. Jazzlyn on March 31st, 2012 3:27 am

    I just moved across country and lost 63lbs, I am finishing my college degree in five months and have a young child but no luck with the job search. I left my abusive ex (my son’s father) and I really need money to support myself and my child. I used to work as a cocktail server in a top notch gentleman’s club for a year seven years back and made great money. The question is, do you know of any good topless (not fully nude) strip clubs in northern california? I need it to pay off my loans and to also pay for my next college/place to live. Please give me any tips because I am desperate for making money for my child and myself! Thanks

  39. Sensi on June 19th, 2012 11:55 pm

    Can I become s stripper at age 30. I am entering a Masters program at UCLA soon. And need the extra cash. Is this age to old to become a dancer?

  40. Willow on October 3rd, 2012 9:34 pm

    I am 23 years old, with 2 kids and my husband recently lost his job. There is a club right down the street from me that I am interested in joining. We need the money and I feel like it would be a good fit for me. I am really into dancing and performing although I have never done it before. I have a few stretch marks on my belly, and a small pooch. But nothing major. Is there a certain type of body that is not accepted as a stripper? And when you apply what happends during the interview?

  41. Nicole on October 16th, 2012 12:28 am

    Hello Mia,

    I am a college student in need of some extra money and Im really interested in dancing. But I don’t think I have the body or assets for it. I have the body of a gymnast :/ (I no longer do it but I did it for 9 years) so Im stuck with very small breast, a slim body, slightly broad shoulders, but thankfully a very round perky jiggly butt lol So do you think I could still have a chance at landing a job as a dancer?? and have you seen women with similar figures from my description who have landed jobs dancing ??

    and Sorry for the long-winded question :)

  42. Kathern Wilson on September 19th, 2013 2:45 am

    Is there age restriction on becoming a stripper im 45 ive always wanted to be one but do need lessons

  43. santana on October 31st, 2013 1:46 am

    what are the do’s and don’t as a stripper. Im interesting in this kind of career but I want to know whats the do’s and don’t that I should know

  44. lola on May 20th, 2014 7:49 pm

    What do i say and talk about when i go up to the guy. How long before i ask for a dance. What should i talk about? Those are the only things i have a hard time with.

  45. Hillz on December 14th, 2014 2:03 am

    Hi I’m gonna be 18 soon and I’m really interested in becoming a dancer. But the thing is im REALLY tall (6′1″), and shy (at first…but when I get to know ppl I love talking to them). Basically I’m an introvert but I enjoy people a lot once I know them/break the ice… Also I have stretch marks on my hips and lighter ones on my butt :( (I used to be really fat in elementary school – middle school but lost weight by healthy eating and athletics. My highest weight ever was 185lbs in middle school now I weigh 135) really im just afraid of intimidating people for being SO different… :/ any advice!? Thanks! :D <3

  46. Hillz on December 14th, 2014 2:06 am

    Also as Lola asked, what do you say/talk about when interacting with strangers? LOL
    Ahh! I don’t want to be awkward, say something weird, and look dumb…

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  49. Amber on August 7th, 2015 5:33 pm

    Hi Mia !
    I’m just wondering how it would be for someone of my stature to strip I’ve never done it before and don’t know any tricks. I’m 5′7 and 175 lbs im pretty proportionate D cup boobs and a bigger butt hips and thicker thighs I don’t have a totally flat tummy do you have any tips

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