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So You Wanna Become A Stripper, need Exotic Dancer tips? | Become An Exotic Dancer

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Hey everyone, my name is Mia and a big welcome to my site.

There is a lot of misconceptions about strippers. The aim of this site is to share stripper tips or sometimes called how to become a stripper tips to get you there into the stripping industry and start earning faster.Stripper Tips - image 1

Personally I find stripping is very empowering and gives me a great deal of freedom, control and independence. I can afford to live a great life and its all because I earn a good living and enjoy my job. I have never felt exploited in any way at all.

This is just my opinion. When I first started I was a total newbie, I didn’t know anyone in the industry, I just learned as I went along through many ups and downs, hit and miss, trial and error kind of thing. This took time and a whole load of effort. I never had a mentor, and there was little to no information on stripping when I got started.

Stripping is not for everyone but it is a business just like everything else. I have set up this site because I feel its my time to give something back to girls struggling to make an income from stripping just like I did when I first started.

Life always gives you choices and never become a stripper because you feel you must. If you enjoy it it will show and you will be more successful at it. For me I enjoy the whole environment, interesting people I meet, counting my money at the end of the night, the girls I work with, the luxuries I can now afford.

One of the questions I get asked the most is am I able to hold down a normal relationship. As an experienced stripper many girls I have worked with have stable boyfriends and earn a good living . If you follow the stripper tips on this site, you can making a decent living at stripping, this involves many things from the obvious like being physically fit and looks but also many other skills like communication, sales, body language etc.

The first of many stripper tips I can give is that you must learn to manage yourself, think about what you want out of life, get to work on time and always remember my moto:

“if you are willing to do for one year what others won’t, you can spend a lifetime doing what others can’t…”

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When I first started I was a complete newbie. I didn’t now anything and was about as green as anyone can get. The good thing is you can learn quickly and also make money quickly but only if you follow the tips me and my girlfriends share with you. Everything I learned was in the clubs through my own experience. When I first started there was very little to no information, today however there are some great tutors and resources which are an invaluable asset to any girl.

With the stripper tips me and my girlfriends have learned through lots of experience and are sharing on this site, you too can learn quickly and easily. Feel free to look around, get involved by leaving comments.

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179 Responses to “So You Wanna Become A Stripper, need Exotic Dancer tips? | Become An Exotic Dancer”

  1. Mia on March 30th, 2009 2:57 pm

    Get involved and be the first to leave a comment. I’ll do
    my best to reply. Mia xx

  2. victoria on April 13th, 2009 2:15 am

    do you have to have sex with the guys or can you

  3. admin on April 14th, 2009 9:58 am

    You never have sex with the customers. The important thing to remember is we are talking
    about well run strip clubs, if you take the tips on this site you can earn a great living and
    be treated well with respect. I have been working in this industry for 6 years and have never
    had to compromise my integrity, not once. I hope that helps.
    Mia xx

  4. Honey on April 18th, 2009 4:40 pm

    So I’ve decided I really want to dance. I have my own pole and know I a can dance, and I know i’d be good at it and enjoy it. I have a few friends that are dancers and I go to the club all the time, so why not get paid to be there right? Here’s the problem, my husband doesnt want me to. He sorta keeps going back and forth between no, try it, and amateur nights only. Right now he’s stuck on no. Got any ideas on how I can convince him its no big deal? any advice?

  5. Kitten on April 25th, 2009 3:16 pm

    Okay so I’d like to get involved in the stripping industry, however all the local clubs in my area cater to pale pasty Caucasian girls. I’m ethnic so I’m worried about being the odd ball out or having to deal with some racial issues; what should I do?

  6. admin on April 27th, 2009 9:19 am

    Hi Mia here,

    I have worked in many clubs and some of my best girlfriends were of ethnic background and the only ones of thier background in the club. My friend Taya was one of the most successful girls in the club, I’m talking $200,000+ a year.

    Clubs owners actually want a variety of girls as it makes their club more appealing and interesting for customers. I think you will have to earn respect from the girls you work with just like any other job, just like any other girl.

    Just like any other job go gentle at first and get a feel for the club you work in every club has its own tempo, pace and ways of doing things. You may actually find because of your unique-ness other girls will want to get on your goodside and partner up with you.

    Best Thing is to get started, you will work the rest out as you go along.
    Best Of Luck! (keep us posted)

  7. admin on April 29th, 2009 9:50 am

    Hi Mia here, this is a reply to Honeys messege above,

    Sounds like you would be great as a stripper, you understand what its all about and even have friends already in the industry. When I first got started my long term boyfriend was excited at first but then had some issues to deal with. When we discussed it his major issues were not what you would think. He felt insecure that he could not provide enough money for us and he was worried that he would loose me to some wealthy customer who he feared would dazzle me with their big cash.
    Once I re-assured him that I could get other jobs but I preffered stripping because it suited my personality, as I’m a bit of a night owl and I can’t really work in a conventional office type job. I re-assured him that I wasn’t stripping out of him not being able to provide for me (men have a core need to feel like the provider).

    I Also re-assured him I wasnt about to run away with some one who just flashed the cash, I was in the relationship because I wanted to be there and if I was ever going to leave I could do it anytime and didn’t need to wait for someone to come into the club to do it.

    Once he realises its just a job and once you get into the industry just like anything else behind the front you get into a routine. I also told him its like an actress job when you goto work you act it out and leave it there and come home to him.

    Long answer, I hope that helps.
    Mia xx
    If you want more advice check out Jessicas programme at who explains this in great detail.

  8. Alexandria on May 19th, 2009 7:18 pm

    Hello. I need some serious help. I’ve been obsessed with being a stripper for a long time(since I turned 18 last year). I think it’s not bad for earning extra cash on the side. However, I am a shy girl and only 5′1. I think I will be more comfortable doing lapdances for men in private rooms. Are there strip clubs that allow a dancer to only do this?

  9. admin on May 20th, 2009 8:52 am

    Hi Alexandria, I am glad you are thinking seriously about becoming a stripper. It is great for earning extra cash on the side. If you are shy , you will have to work on that since you will be the one going up to guys you do not know and talking to them. You will also be selling your services (dances, talking) and will have to come out of your shyness. The best way I can think of doing that is to become an actress at work. A lot of these hollywood actresses are shy but become a character when in a film. So you will have to learn how to do that. Your height is not a problem since you will be wearing heels. I am about 1 inch taller than you. Yes there are clubs that allow you to do lapdances in private rooms. I would really suggest you make sure the club you decide to work at has rooms like these. In fatc if you get jessica simmonds 7 strep strip success, she will help you find and appropriate club and help you with your shyness.
    Good luck and keep me posted on how you are doing
    Mia x

  10. judith on May 22nd, 2009 7:13 pm

    Hi i wondered if stretch marks would play a big role?
    2) and how do you deal with people that might look down on me outside of the club?

  11. Mandy on May 28th, 2009 11:09 am

    Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site.

  12. admin on June 1st, 2009 11:07 am

    Hi Judith,
    I know most girls have stretch marks including me…so it is nothing to worry about. Some girls cover them with make up like foundation but most dont bother since it is dark in the club and it is not really noticable

    Dealing with people outside the club – really it shouldnt matter what others think…but that is not the case since there is certain stigmas associated with our job. That is becoming better as the world is becoming mroe open minded. But my advice on that would be
    1) never be embarassed what you do…it is your life and at the end of it you will not have to justify yourself to anyone. Also I dont really tell anyone unless I have to. I just say I work in a bar…it is no ones business but mine an the close people in my life,. The thing is that you know what you are doing and know it is respectable…others have only thier imagination and it is running wild. You cannot control thier imagination or thier stigma, so you cant keep caring. At the end of the day, they have no right to look down on you and they ar enot paying your bills…so do what you think is right and ignore them

    Once you start working and do it in a respectable way, you will gain self respect for yourself and learn not to care. They will be wondering how you are living a flexible life and having money to enjoy it and fulfill your real dreams

    Good luck

  13. Cassandra on June 13th, 2009 6:05 pm

    I’ve been looking all over for more information on how to become a stripper, and this site is really useful! My friend and I are thinking of becoming strippers together, sort of like a support system and to keep each other safe. Is that a good idea?

  14. Jordan on June 22nd, 2009 3:06 am

    I just turned 18 & am thinking about becoming a stipper to help pay my way through college. i just want to do it during the summer & maybe weekends. a couple of my guy friends have said that i would be a great stripper but i am only an A cup size & am a little self concious about it since all i see are strippers with at least b cups & larger. Can i be a sucessful stripper even if i don’t want to get breat enhancement?

  15. Mia on June 22nd, 2009 2:46 pm

    Hi Cassandra,

    It is a great idea to work with a friend, as it can be quite daunting at first. Just remember that it can get funny when you are dealing with money and friends. As long as you can both work together and know that work is work and friendship is friendship, you both will be fine

  16. Mia on June 22nd, 2009 2:47 pm

    Hi Jordan,


    I have been a stripper for a number of years and I have seen girls who have AA cups and GG cups and every kind in between. And they have all done well as
    long as you know how to sell yourself as an asset. Jessica Simmonds teaches this the best, so it is worth getting her book

    Please do not get breast enlargments and dont be self concious of your breasts….most men will love them……And you will be great

    I hope that helps and I wish you good luck

  17. KonstantinMiller on July 6th, 2009 7:55 pm

    I think I will try to recommend this post to my friends and family, cuz it’s really helpful.

  18. Mary on July 14th, 2009 7:52 am

    Hi Ladies,

    I really want to get into the industry but I had a bad breast augmentation a few years ago that left bad scaring on my areolas. Is there any way to hide this on stage?

  19. mia on July 14th, 2009 8:24 pm

    Dear Mary,

    I am sorry to hear about your breast augmentation. The good news is that you will be able to cover the ares with make up and tanning cream. Also with the fact that it is dark in the club, you will have no problems working in the clubs. on stage you will also not see it if you use the make up and the tanning cream…These days make up is so good it doesnt rub off on the clothes, I know because i cover up some stretch marks when i feel the need
    Good luck

  20. Anonymous on July 27th, 2009 3:34 am

    Hi Mia,

    I am looking into getting in the industry here in Canada, but dont know exactly how to get my foot in the door. I’m not sure what the norm is – are auditions typical? What’s expected? I find this to be the tricky part as I am comfortable dancing but can get nervous if put on the spot. Any advice?

  21. Hi Anonymous (above) on July 28th, 2009 10:11 am

    Hi If you call up the local clubs in your area (or wherever you are thinking of working) and ask them what their audition process is like they will tell you. In some clubs they just ask you to come in and dance around a pole and others will just want to look at you,it depends, just ask them also what you need to wear so you can be prepared. If you need to know how to dance watch some basic pole dancing videos on youtube and practice posing in front of a mirror. Everybody gets nervous, so when you go for your audition, just tell yourself that you can do it and pretend you are an actress and are in a role. You dont know the person watching you in your audition and probably will never see them if you dont work there anyway, so who cares. It will be good practice for you since the job will require you to be put on the spot often.

  22. Lacy on August 3rd, 2009 2:14 am

    Your site is great. I’ve just moved to a big city and am not making ends meet very easily. My roommate is a 55 year old man that I do not know, and I literally live in ‘the hood’. I have a job and a degree, however I’m just not making ends meet and am sick of looking at the stacks of bills piling up. I have recently began thinking about stripping as a way to supplement income. Do you regret starting? Is it really something you would recommend? I have never done anything like it before but I know that I am a good dancer and I’m not sure how to decide if I should strip or not for sure. I know it would be good financially for me and my family as they would be able to stop helping me and I could make ends meet on my own.
    Any advice?

  23. Kate on August 5th, 2009 12:59 am

    Hi Mia,

    I’m intersted in working at this club that has a fee of I think $45 you have to pay every night in order to be allowed to dance there. Does this mean the club is more desirable/high-end to work at due to good clients or is it something every club decides on just because. Its in a very good location so I’m keen on going there first. Have you had any experiences working at such clubs with fees?

  24. Mia on August 6th, 2009 9:48 am

    Dear Lacey,

    Thsnk you for your email. I am sorry to hear that you are struggling..I was too. I do not regret it for a second. If you think you could do it then go for it….It really is the best thing I have done.It has improved the life of my whole family and especially mine.I didnt have any experience eithe, but i soon learned. Dont worry if you do not know what to do, go to some auditions and practice in front of a mirror. Watch youtube videos of basic pole dancing. In fact if you really want to start dancing I would recommend Jessica’s 7 Step strip Book.It will help you with everything, including your psychology whcih if you haven’t done this before is helpful. It also will teach you how to make money since you need it quick, you may not have the time to make mistakes and come home with debt. IT is unfortunatly ttrue, most dancers do not make a great income and may leave the club worse off
    I wish you luck and I hope you let me know how you are doing

  25. Mia on August 6th, 2009 10:07 am

    Hi Kate,

    Different clubs charge differently, but generally speaking they do charge depending on what the girls can afford to pay, So if 45 in your area is quite high, it must mean that most girls are earning enough money to pay it. I would try it.

    All the clubs I have worked in or am working in have fees that are higher than 45 but if you know what you are doing you can easily earn that. I used to come home in debt quite often as well before I learned from Jessica. In my club there are girls that go home in debt. Thats why you have to be careful. I know a girl who owes the club over £300’s!

    Good luck and write back to let us know how it is going

  26. Linzey on September 15th, 2009 9:31 am

    This information is for exotic performers in California. However, all girls, everywhere should look into their local labor laws and have them enforced.

    Governor Davis signs bill supporting exotic dancers!
    On Friday, September 29, 2000, Governor Gray Davis signed Assembly Bill 2509 (Authored by Assemblyman Steinberg). A.B. 2509 improves enforcement and administrative procedures of wage and hour laws before the Labor Commissioner and the courts, and increases civil penalties and damages for violations. The bill will be in effect as of January 1, 2001.
    A.B. 2509 classifies exotic dancers as employees, and entitles them to keep their gratuities (“tips) from patrons. Under existing labor laws, employers can’t take gratuities intended for the employee or deduct or credit gratuities against wages due.
    Owners who require the payment of “stage fees,” “commissions,” or ”quotas” from any portion of dancers’ tips will be in violation of State labor laws. Dancers can file a claim with the Labor Commission and request the return of paid fees and any unpaid wages (you can go back 3 years from the date that you file your claim), or make an anonymous report to the Labor Commission that their employer is charging fees and taking money from dancers’ tips.
    State of California Labor Commission: 455 Golden Gate Avenue, (415) 557-7878

  27. Mia on September 19th, 2009 11:10 am

    Thank you Linzey – I am sure this info will be helpful

  28. Lola on October 18th, 2009 10:14 am

    Hi Mia,
    This site has been very very helpful, just expressing my gratitude!
    I am 20 years old and very confident with my body and soul, I am making plans to earn money to travel as well as save up, Although i fear being thrown into a situation like stripping may test my courage! The club here in Australia i want to audition for takes 50% and all i can keep thinking about is someone I know walking in and seeing me and then the thought of loosing half my hard earned money! I will not be telling my family or friends about it, and am seriously considering going in this week to begin, i never know until i try! i just hope i can handle the hours and lifestyle
    any advice?
    Thanks a bunch!

  29. mia on October 19th, 2009 1:50 pm

    Hi Lola,

    Thank you for the compliment, I really appreciate it.

    You are right, your courage will be tested, but like everything in life, you will get used to it and it will soon be no big deal for you, really.

    50% is a lot, and there are some clubs that will charge less. BUt i always think if the club is confident enough to take 50% they know the girls earn good money and the big spenders do come in….so it may be worth trying it.Also these kinds of clubs are safe and well looked after usually and that is the kind of club you want. You can always leave, so do not worry about the cut. If teh club didn’t justify it, girls will leave and they do not want that.

    About someone you knwo walking in, well that is a fact that could happen. You have to choose if that is really important to you, over and above your lifestyle. It can happen, but what is the worst that can happen? They do not come and pay your bils right? So who are they to judge?
    I have stopped caring and realise life is too short. I hope you do too

    In terms of handling it, I am sure you will, its just a matter of getiing used to it. As you are so new, If you can , invest in Jessicas 7 Step Strip Success as she will fill in the gaps and let you know how to make money, so 50% or not, it will be worth your while

    Good Luck
    Mia xx

  30. Lizabeth on October 27th, 2009 3:18 am

    Hi Mia,
    I’m really enjoying your site. I have been seriously considering becoming a stripper for about a year now. Now I’ve recently lost my job, so now will be better then ever. I know I’m hot & I’ve been to a few clubs with my husband & even the girls working encouraged me to dance. I have a couple questions. 1) What is the best way to practice before an audition? and 2) What is the safest way to go about being a stripper? I’ve read some other sites saying to never give your real name or tell anyone your address & avoid giving anyone (including the other girls) your phone number. Thank you for taking your time!

  31. Mia on October 27th, 2009 8:22 pm

    Hi Lizabeth,

    1) The best way to prctice, is to go to a pole dancing class as they are in all areas now and you can pick up loads from just one class

    2) The sasfest way to go about being a stripper is if you check the club out first and phone them to see what the club rules are and what the audition process is. Then it is a good idea to work there for one day with someone picking you up and at hand if you need to call them. Also I find that if you go to a reputable club that is quite large or well known, there will be mroe rules and regulations, do not go to a back street club which can be unsafe. I agree with keeping all your private information private as you never really know who anybody is. I have a stage name and a made up name that people think is my real name if i need to tell them

    I hope that helps

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  32. pinupgirl on November 9th, 2009 8:36 pm

    Hi! I like your site!

    I have a few questions.

    1. I am thinking of becoming a stripper, but I am unsure because of safety. I have read pretty much all the safety recommendations out there, but I was also told to think about what you wouldn’t at first think to worry about. Is it really THAT dangerous? Specifically, I was looking to work at a Christie’s Cabaret club. I am planning to visit, and it seems like a non-back alley club, but have you heard of it, know anything about it?
    I am also thinking of working a day shift instead of night. That is better for my schedule, and also I was thinking it’s safer…?

    2. I don’t know if I know how to dance! I think I have some rhythm, but do you have to be a serious dancer or with a dance background to do well on auditions? When the girls go up there, do they have routines they do? Where can I get a routine for an audition (I know it’ll also pay to go visit, which I will)?

    3. Do you recommend any website for shoes? I mean a lot of the sexy bordello shoes 5 inches or above are plastic. That HAS to be an ouch factor there.

    4. Did you ever feel “guilty” about being a stripper? I don’t know if I want my family to know about this, they’d flip!!!

    Thanks so much! Sorry for sooooooooo many questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look forward to your response! :-)

  33. loleeta on November 9th, 2009 8:43 pm


    Love the site!

    Ok, so I want to work COMPLETELY off the books. I share a joint checking account with my dad (though I live alone). How can I make sure that all income I receive remains private? Is this possible?

    Thanks!!!!!!! L

  34. mia on November 10th, 2009 2:28 pm

    Hi Pinup girl!
    1) It is not THAT dangerous as long as you take the necessary precautions which I have written about on this site.You have to be careful especially so when leaving the club at night to go home. Yes the day shift is safer as you will leave to go home during the day where there are more people around. And the club you have mentioned which area is it in? I can find out for you?

    2)Most girls aren’t trained dancers and clubs will accept you as long as you can strut around teh pole looking sexy and posing. Look on youtube for basic pole dancing moves, you can also go to a class. I am sure if you can dance even a little you will be fine. And most clubs will not expect a routine, but phone up to ask, they will let you know what to expect.

    3) stripper shoes on the whole are quite comfortable, you will be surprised. If there is a sex shop where shoes and the like are sold, try them on. And a great website for shoes is discount stripper, take a look at their site (link on thr ight of this page)

    4) I did feel guilty at fiorst , but then realised that it is my life and I love what I do, so I have to live with it. You have to decide that if they do find out, will you be ok?

    I hope that helps and look forward to seeing another fellow dancer


  35. mia on November 10th, 2009 2:30 pm

    Hey Loleeta,

    I really wouldn’t recommend working off the books, and I will tell you why. Initially it may seem like you will save money on tax etc, but as you will not be able to get a loan or a house you will lose out longterm, I would always declare it

    As for your joint account, you will just have to explain where the money is coming from you. As you will get cash in most clubs, you can either keep it or put it in the bank so it is up to you if you want to put it in a bank account or not

    Good luck

  36. Pinup Girl on November 10th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Hey Mia, thanks so much this response is sooo helpful.

    Ok, so it is Christie’s Cabaret in Nashville. I think they are a “chain” club, so have locations all over the country.

    Thanks sooo much! <3

  37. mia on November 16th, 2009 2:40 pm

    Hi Pinup girl

    I have just asked Jessica as she has students she teaches all over and she has been told from a few girls that Christies caberet is quite good as well as Deja vu. Only you can tell when you work there as every gilr likes different clubs

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  38. lauri on November 16th, 2009 11:57 pm

    Hey, what’s up?

    Thanks for the site!

    Hm, I guess I want to know, please, how you can best go about working as a stripper without other people finding out. I mean of course there is always that risks, but how can you do it to guarantetee maximum privacy? Also, like a lot of these clubs that look pretty good and swanky and have online sites, they ask you to fill out an employee app and send in your photo. Is this ok to do or might it be for some other seedy reason? As i said, like these look like good clubs, though gotta check em out too, lol.

  39. mia on November 20th, 2009 10:18 am

    HI Lauri,

    You can make sure that no one finds out if you work in a town city that is far away from people you know, although there is still a little risk, although it is very small

    Also in terms of photos, jsut make sure that they are respectable looking clubs, and it should be fine, the otehr option is to go there on audition nights so you do not have to send photos in

    another option is to get Jessicas book at and she will be able to tell you the good clubs as she has students all over the country and world so is more then likely to know a girl who works there. She is like a walking club directory!

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  40. LALA on December 11th, 2009 2:45 pm

    hi mia, i recently just turned 18 years old and i live in a small town….i have just picked a club to audition for….ii am very nervous because number 1 i am not that tall..only 5′5 and my breast are not that big…number to i am african american and uerta rican but i look just like a very light skin black girl…i heard the club im auditioning for majority brings in caucasions. so i am skeptikal if they will not want a dance or tip me because i am not there race or type…also i wonder if my dancing style may not please their i wonder do i need to tone it down a notch and dance like the others or dance how i dance…my dance style can be very up beat or slow but i have alot of urban dancing ways far as fast booty skaing and rocking, splits and bouncing with it. etc…. so how the customers will take me is very concerning to me and i am very nervous…….what should i do? should i find a different club more urban or should i just go for it! thanks for reading my concerns i really appriciate it soooo much :-)


  41. mia on December 17th, 2009 3:22 pm

    hey Lala,

    Ok i am glad you are trying and I want to reassure you of a couple of things

    Firstly, you do not have to worry about your height..I am only 5′2 and many girls are shorter…so dont worry about that> in terms of breasts, you will see girls with AA cups to GG cups as guys will like many different girls..there are only rare guys I have found who just prefer one type, most can fall for you despite breast size
    Secondly about being mixed race, you will find that most guys will love you and your dance style, hell your president is African American, so you can see how accepting most people are. I would just go and be yourself and learn what works better. I am sure you will be great! I don’t think you should find another club, I think you will be great as long as your attitude is right
    Good Luck and keep us updated with what you are doing
    Mia xx

  42. Michelle on January 11th, 2010 7:23 am

    Hi i wanted to know if anyone was here from Ny, I am interested in lessons from someone. I can already dance and used to work for a gentlemans club I just want tips on some exotic new moves and how to work the pole.

  43. Layla on January 13th, 2010 6:46 pm

    Hi Mia,
    I am starting work in a topless bar this weekend. Im really nervous as ive never done anything like this before, i have smallish breasts and have had a child so have faint stretchmarks. Can you give me any tips for my forst night please?

  44. Leka Lee on January 26th, 2010 1:44 am

    Im soo happy to have come across this site….this motivates me more to become a dancer. I know the money can be great but I think I will love doing this, it fits me really well, so im excited! Thanks Mia!! Mwuah!

  45. Jenn on January 27th, 2010 3:47 am

    Hi. I’m an 18 year old wife and mother. I go to school full time and I love to dance. This site has helped my with so many question. I asked a question on yahoo answers about me becomeing a stripper to help me with school. and one of the answer was to tell my husband that I want to cheat on him. I don’t I love my husband very much and I don’t know how to tell him I want to help because he’s the only one who works and it’s hard to make ends meet. What should I do?

  46. Jenn on January 28th, 2010 3:57 am

    I was thinking about working at the Mouse’s Ear in Johnson City, Tennessee. but i don’t know anything about it. My husband says that they have been busted a few times for drugs. What to do?

  47. lanicanegra on January 28th, 2010 11:10 pm

    I am new to dancing and I want to do well in this industry but I am shy. How do I over come shyness and gain more confidence in approaching men?

  48. Cindy on February 9th, 2010 3:22 am

    This page is so jam packed with advice, it’s amazing!

    I’ve been curious about becoming a stripper for some time and I know that some things you need to learn through experience, no matter what advice you’re given… My main concern is about the private dances/lap dances.

    The club I want to work at has a 3-song set, done on rotation from the main stage to the two side stages… and the rest of the night is spent trying to get customers to buy lap dances.

    1. How long should you spend with a customer? Is it “per song” or rather how long you feel comfortable dancing for him?

    2. What are some tips on asking a guy if he’d like a dance or how to exit the conversation if he seems uninterested?

    Thank you!

  49. Lola on February 15th, 2010 1:00 am

    Hi Mia,
    I remember i wrote to you back in October (on this same page) and wanted to give you an update! I did go into the club that takes 50% i accepted this fact because the club is brand new with amazing facilities! and a great management/staff team. My first night was a piece of cake i think i made about $400 and had no nerves what so ever and have continued ever since with no problems and am now averaging $700 per night After the 50% cut :D (i work fri and sat night each week)

    I don’t care if anyone i know comes in, and i ended up telling my family- it was rocky at the start but they are coming around seeing that myself as a person hasn’t changed at all. So im off to peruse your site again to refresh my memory!

    i feel very accomplished- this job IS empowering and you leave feeling proud! <3

    Thanks very much xx

  50. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:34 pm

    Hey Layla,
    Sorry about the delay, I hope your first night went well….did it?

    About having smallish breasts do not worry….girls have all sorts of shapes and sizes.

    ANd about strecth marks, you can hide with makeup or you can not worry about them as it is dark and most men are really not concerned about this
    We would all like to know how your night went so please let us know

    Mia xx

  51. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:35 pm

    Thank you so much Leka Lee

  52. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:39 pm

    Hi Jenn

    You and your husband need to both sit down and discuss this together. If you do that then maybe he will feel better about the idea.

    Also if you could talk to him about what the job really is like and that you are like an actress, you will find that it helps him understand and cope with you “being” with other men> becasue ulimatly that is what we do…we are actresses to entertain the men that come into these clubs.Jessica taught me that and it s much more easier to cope with the job when you think of it like that

    Also get your husband to read this site as it will make him realise that striping is a job and it has to be treated professionally just like any other job

    Good lucka nd let me know how it goes
    Mia xx

  53. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:41 pm

    Hi Jenn,

    About the club you want to work in, I am glad your husband is taking an active interest. If he feels worried about it, then I would look at another club. I know That jessica can find out a good club in Tenessee for you,…I will email her and let you know


  54. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:47 pm

    Dear Lanicanegra

    I was also very shy when I started this job, and in my real life still do come across shy.

    let me tell you how I dealt with this. I learn this from Jessica

    I became an actress. I am sure that all the actresses are not all outgoing. They become a character and copy what that charatcer does and how they act. Because they are that character, they can do things that are not the way you would behave. They can also be more daring and choose whatever they want to say and bbe mroe fearless. Because youa re not “you” you can approach guys and talk to them without worry about rejection as you are not the one getting rejected, the actress is. Does that make sense?

    Also you could read books on getting more confident

    I hope that helps
    Mia xx

  55. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:51 pm

    Hi Cindy,

    A lapdance should last one song. That way you and your customer can judge the time.

    Also it is long enough to have fun but short enough for him to want more

    So one song is good

    Also when you want to ask for a dance, once you and him are having fun( about 5mins of conversation or more depending on how you are gtting on with him) ask him. Say, lets go for a dance and to exit if he is not interested, sat, well let me know if you change your mind. and politely walk away

    Mia xx

  56. mia on February 16th, 2010 1:54 pm

    Hi Lola

    That is great!!

    You sound like you are doing really well.I am happy to hear about yoru family too

    Do Come back and give us all some tips

    As you have done amazing

    I am sure a lots of the girls would apreciet your learning

    Thank you
    Mia xx

  57. lauri on February 19th, 2010 3:19 pm

    Hey Mia, I really like your site.

    Do you know anything about Nashville Strippers, in Nashville, TN?! Thinking of working there…


  58. Jenn on February 25th, 2010 12:01 am

    Thanks so much Mia

  59. mia on March 1st, 2010 4:44 pm

    My pleasure Jenn

  60. mia on March 1st, 2010 4:45 pm

    Hi Lauri,

    i am just emailing a friend who works in Nashville. I will let you know
    Mia xx

  61. Audrey on April 15th, 2010 9:38 pm

    Hello Mia!

    Thanks so much for creating this blog. I’ve only been dancing for 6 months and I am still learning new things every day. I am currently looking for a new workplace. Do you know if there are any websites on the internet that have strip club reviews written by actual dancers? I’d like to make as informed a decision as possible about the next club I work at, and I thought it would be helpful if there were a website such as this, where dancers can blog about their personal experience at a club. If this type of site exists, and you are aware of it, I would greatly appreciate your insight : )

  62. Madeline on April 28th, 2010 9:54 pm

    Hey Mia!
    I’ve been looking around at websites for a while and i’m so glad i found this one!
    I’ve been dancing for about 3 or so months, but i’ve been working in strip clubs for a while. When I first started dancing I made decent money and then I finally started making some real money. But it just seemed like i could never make more than 700 a night and now it seems like i’m not making nearly as much, but one of my friends is making around 1200 a night. Just looking for some tips that might help me get back on track. Thanks.

  63. mia on May 6th, 2010 9:04 am

    Hi Audrey, I am so sorry I do not know of a service like this, but I do know Jessica has info on clubs all over as she has over 500 students and can find out for you. You can email her at

    What a great idea…should we start a club review here from dancers by other dancers?

    Please lte me know
    Mia xx

  64. mia on May 6th, 2010 9:09 am

    Hey Madeline

    thank you.

    I understand what you are going through…we all go through these slumps at times. And I know…

    You must not compare yourself to your friend because that will make you feel crap about your money and not wanna go for it.So stop watching her

    Also I know I do say this and it sounds like I am plugging it ( which I am because I know It works), But when I did go through my major slump, Jessica and her book did help. Her email support made me get rid of the weeds that was stopping me making money…and it is different for everybody, which is why she emails you one to one to teach you what you need.

    It is an investment of $97, But I can say it was well worth it.

    I hope that helps

  65. Natalya on May 7th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Hi Mia, Love your site!
    I am 25 years old, went to University, but I am having a hard time finding employment. I have always wanted to be a dancer. I have no experience dancing- am I crazy to be thinking about this at my age? People always tell me that I look young, and I could pass for much younger. Until what age do you think someone could work as a dancer? Do most clubs ask your age? Do they perfer younger girls?

  66. mia on May 8th, 2010 11:42 am

    Hi Natalya,

    Thank you
    No You are not crazy at all!. There are girls who are in thier 30’s and even in their 40’s who still dance, so you are young.

    Most clubs will ask your age to check youa re legal, but if you look toned , they do not care how old you are.

    Most clubs really do not care how old you are and do not prefer older or younger girls, just girls who look good and make money and do not do stupid things like drugs

    You will be fine, go ahead and feel confident

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  67. Lola on May 19th, 2010 2:09 pm

    Hi again Mia,
    sure i would love to give some tips!

    another update- i have had some kick ass nights making $900-1000 and average $500-800. One night i got tipped, yes tipped for nothing $750 straight up in 100 bills. I have danced for celebrities and millionaires, I have girls lining up asking me for tips and having their mouths hang open at the end of the night when they see how much i have made (our club takes half so its not easy) i must admit, these days its NOT easy money.

    My first tip would be- STUDY FIRST. I am 20 years old and only need to work two nights a week, stripping always intrigued me and i am a very controlled person so i researched like crazy before hand, about sales, body language, attraction, i chatted to any dancer i already knew and i even had a trial night as a waitress at the club i was keen on to get a true inside look, all these stepping stones paved a way for success and confidence.

    Please let me know if you would like me to continue with any other tips!

    Lola x

  68. Ashley on June 17th, 2010 12:05 pm

    I got hired at a high end stripclub simply based on my looks I definatly can dance yet my pole experience is definatly a beginer I have my own pole so I practice everyday to get better and for fun fitness. I’ve never stripped before but I get a kick out of being nude in general like u said its definatly a a feeling of empowerment and control however I guess what I’m asking from you is just a simple pep talk before I do my first night in a couple nights hahah and would also like to here what or how from start to finish does a girls first day generally go? Thanks a bunch ;*

  69. mia on June 18th, 2010 12:54 pm

    Hi Ashley

    great Attitude! Keep up the pole dancing.

    When you first go to a strip club you will find it quite an unusual setting as there are so many amazing looking girls and all of them appear so confident, as you will after a while.

    What i fould very difficult to comprehend when i got there was that I had to sell myself, I thought that i would be able to just turn up and men would give me money for the pleasure of seeing me naked.

    But it wasn’t like that, so I found the idea of “selling” myself to the guy very difficult to grasp.
    And that is what i had to get my head around

    My first and second night was just trying to strike up a conversation and timidly asking for a dance.

    I did get better, but it does take practice. for your first an second night get used to talking to the customers and asking for a dance. You will get better

    if you want to make money quicker, i will always recommend Jessica’s book as she does teach you techniques which really helped me make money

    I wish you a lot of luck and come and tell us how your first night went, we will all be wondering
    Mia xx

  70. abby on September 6th, 2010 7:45 pm

    i am VERY interested in becoming a dancer. i’m trying to put myself through college right now and i think a few days a week would be awesome. the one problem is i’m only 19 and i’m a 34A. do you know anyone around the nashville area that could help me out? even though i am so young and don’t have a great chest size? thanks, hopefully you’ll be a life saver!

  71. mia strippertips on September 7th, 2010 11:31 am

    Hi Abby,

    This could be ideal for you!

    34A Is fine, you will soon find that your breasts size does not matter much when you are trying to make money.

    Some clubs also will nothire you if you are under 21.

    Although other clubs will. I don’t really know the clubs in your area but
    Jessica Simmonds knows all the clubs in US and she helps girls get work, If you can you should get her book and ask her to get you the best club for you in the area you want

    I hope that helps and good luck
    Mia xx

  72. abby on September 9th, 2010 6:54 pm

    What is the best way I could get a hold of Jessica?

  73. mia strippertips on September 10th, 2010 12:31 pm

    Hey Abby

    You can get hold of jessica at her email and her website is at

    Mia xx

  74. kayla on September 20th, 2010 1:05 am

    hey girl i just want to thank you for being such a sweetheart and creating this site, which is by far the most helpful page about the industry that i’ve come across (and believe me i’ve been looking around!) i’ve been interested in (and very nervous about) trying my hand at exotic dancing for a few years now but was never able to find a site that really goes into detail about so many aspects of the occupation the way yours does. i was so happy to come across this page the other day and now that i’ve gone over it all i feel a lot better about giving it a try, thanks to you :) probably the only question that i haven’t found an answer to on this site is this: i have scoliosis, which is when your spine has some curvature and is not entirely straight, rotating your ribcage and basically offsetting your entire body :( i’ve been very self conscious about this in the past, but i practice yoga and stretching to try and help “set things straight”. i try to hold myself in the best postures possible to minimize the noticeability of the asymmetry of my body, but i cant seem to achieve that bilateral symmetry that i hear men are biologically programed to look for in females and i was wondering what your thoughts were on this… have you ever noticed any other dancers that had a slight curve to their spine and that werent entirely symmetrical? and if so were they able to do relatively well in the business like other girls? the curve i have is slight and i’m hoping that since dancing requires you to move around a lot it won’t be as noticeable to others as it is to me when i’m standing straight and still… keeping my fingers crossed and hooked around this crooked ol’ back of mine…. ugh lol. k that’s all thanks girl :) peace and love

  75. mia strippertips on September 20th, 2010 9:30 am

    Hey Kayla
    Thank you for the compliments, I really appreciate them!

    Most humans are not perfect and you do notice this more at ta strip club, as you are seeing each other naked and more then normal…

    I think that is what you will realise

    Also in terms of men fiding symmetry attractive, that is true, but it is facial symmetry they are usually talking about how symmetrical your facial features are…they will hardly look at your spine and then not find you attractive, but the time they get to the spine they will have already made thier decision on you and teh spine will just be an endearing feature…also they will probably not even notice as they will be looking at your Ass!

    Also you are right by dancing you will not be still long enough for them to notice when you are naked and when you arent naked you will be wearing something that flatters you

    You are oging too be great! If you don’t notice, no one else will, I promise

    Also you can detract away from that with some eye contact and playful moving of your hands of where you want thier eyes to go

    You will be fine

    Please let us know when you start…I like it when I know you from here and you come and tell us how you are doing

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  76. polly on October 4th, 2010 7:36 pm

    hi mia, i’ve been wanting to be a stripper for awhile now i am 19 but i just don’t know if i have what it takes body wise. I am very petite and I know if i keep working out i can get a nice toned body but the problem is that i am a 34A cup size and i have the idea that you have to have a big bust size to work as a stripper is that true?

  77. mia becomeastripper on October 5th, 2010 11:56 am

    Hey Polly

    No it is not true, yes you will have to be toned, but not big breasted

    In a club there are girls with all shapes and sizes

    Good luck
    mia xx

  78. Dominique on October 15th, 2010 6:05 am

    hey there!!

    Wow, thanks for creating this site, I just read every single comment, and like you ladies….I feel funny about having small breasts….however, I came out with my own motto…they may have the boobs, but I have the moves!! I am 36 years young, toned, attractive with a great personality and I am convinced ladies, that if you have these traits, you will go far, you can dance and be classy and sexy without being raunchy and making your booty clap all over the floor, no disrespect to those who do, I just feel that you can still be sexy and appealing without degrading yourself…so practice your moves ladies…I am from ny, but going reallllly far to do my thing, in a week or so, so for all of you like me, with cold feet ….LET’S JUST DO IT AND BUILD OUR FINANCIAL FUTURE!!!!



  79. mia- how to become a stripper on October 15th, 2010 12:33 pm

    Hey Dominique

    I love your MOTTO!

    I have smaller breasts too and I love having the moves

    So yeah go out there and make it happen, but please let us know whats happening too

    My pleaseure for the site by the way when its going like this it’s fantastic!
    Mia xx

  80. Jenn on October 23rd, 2010 8:30 pm

    Hi Mia,
    I’ve been thinking about stripping for the past year and a half. I was reading the blogs and stuff everyone is afaird of being to short I’m afaird of being to tall. I’m 6ft tall and if I wear heels that makes me even taller. will guys hate the fact that I’ll be taller than them or what?Please help. thanks Jenn

  81. Jenn on October 24th, 2010 1:02 am

    Hi again
    I have another problem. My husband doesn’t want me to dance because he is the only one to see my body and he doesn’t want anyone else to see. I love him to death but this is something that I want to do. I told him that I didn’t need his say so but I would like it. How can I get him to see that this is something that I want to do?

  82. mia- how to become a stripper on October 26th, 2010 11:43 am

    Dear Jenn

    Sorry about the delay in writing

    Don’t worry about being tall. You will be the supermodel that they read about. You may want to wear heels that are slightly shorter, but you will appeal to many men

    If you are confident about it then they will not make it a deciding factor.

    If your husband does not want you to do it, them you will have to really communicate with him. Also him only seeing your body has made him feel like it is a big deal. Do you wear a bikini at teh beach? If you think about it a body is just a body, and anyone seeing it will not make a blind bit of difference to anyone

    You need to your husband to realise this.

    Trinity has written some great things about delaing with her boyfriend, if you read her post.

    You really need your husband on your side and he needs to realise that even though people see your body, it is him who has it and gets you as a person. He needs ot feel that he has you no matter what
    Good luck Jenn and let me know
    Mia xx

  83. felicity on November 8th, 2010 7:55 pm

    This is the best article I have read, thank you, I have learned a lot of knowledge in this area.

  84. cameron on November 11th, 2010 1:31 pm

    I like Keep up the great work!Thanks.

  85. Lola on December 9th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Hi mia!
    wow i can’t believe I first commented this page a year ago saying how i am thinking of dancing! i have been for a year now- it was the best decision i ever made! i honestly think your site helped me settle those initial questions i was asking myself- i hope many other girls take away as much as i did

    in my first comment i also mentioned i want money to travel- i got to! my money took me overseas and im going back in a few months- purely for fun!

    im thinking of writing up a few words about my experience,from the night i started to now making $2000 a night if there is any room for me on here


  86. mia how to become a stripper on December 11th, 2010 9:48 am

    HI Lola
    WOW!!! You have done amazing!!
    Thank you so much for coming back and telling us how you are doing

    I would love you to write and help new and older girls know what you have learnt I will email you directly, so look for my email, so look for it in the SPAM as well

    There is definate room here for you too

    I am sure the girls are dying to know how you earn the money and you started
    Mia xx

  87. admin on December 11th, 2010 9:57 am

    Hi Lola

    I didn’t find your email address, so just write here to me that is cool
    Mia xx

  88. Sarah on December 13th, 2010 12:44 am

    WOW! i’m so glad i found this :) i have been thinking of stripping since i was like 15 i think lol and i have researched it non-stop!!…(i’ll try to keep this short) i’m 18 now, lived on my own for a year (moneys tight) parents are out of state i have support from my mom(”if u got it flaunt it” lol) and boy friend of 4 years :P my dad is out of state as well and would never have to know! anyway i feel lucky that i have the support and no-one i really care about hiding it from (except daddy lol) and i definitely have the need financially (school full time, just got a dog for protection, rent, yeah everyone knows about expenses) but i havent had the balls to just do it and i didnt know what to expect but the comments here have really prepared me more than my years of obsesion/research. only thing is i can’t choose what club because online at every club the reviews guys post are about how they got sucked or fucked or jerked off… i know it happens but i want to work somewhere that it happens very seldom… i really apreciate this blog and you taking your time to help other and sorry it’s so long i’m sure i’ll be back for more :)

  89. Sarah on December 13th, 2010 12:48 am

    and the idea about a site where the dancers write the reviews not the customers is amazing!

  90. mia how to become a stripper on December 13th, 2010 12:22 pm

    Hey Sarah
    That is a good idea, and I might just start one here…anyone willing to volunteer to put it together for me?

    Anyway about yoru situation, the great thing is if you want to know about clubs the best person toask is Jessica. She knows all the clubs as she has taught over 1000 girls and can get info about the clubs from all over. She will get your reviews and if there is any hanky panky going on cause there are clubs which are totally clean. I would only work at one like that.
    So if you talk to Jessica she will help you get a good club and teach you about making money
    Good luck and tell us how you do
    Mia xx

  91. sarah on December 13th, 2010 11:09 pm

    thanks :) by the way do you think piercings play any part in how much money i mean i guess it depends on the preference of the guys at the club…it’s kinda dumb but r there rules about piercings at clubs?
    thanks xoxo

  92. mia how to become a stripper on December 15th, 2010 10:05 am

    Hi Sarah

    My pleasure
    Usually piercings dont make any differences in most clubs. It all depends on what management think
    I have never seen it to be ab issue
    and like you said it depends on customers preference
    Good luck
    mia xx

  93. aris on January 28th, 2011 1:10 am

    Hey I just started dancing a few months ago & I have alot of bad stomach stretch marks & skin sag, is there an subtle way to dress to keep my lower stomach from showing but I can still be topless on stage?

  94. mia how to become a stripper on January 28th, 2011 12:50 pm

    Hi Aris

    The stretchmarks you can hide with make up and the sagging maybe with a belly chain, but you should be able to pull the skin in as you are young

    Good luck
    Mia xx

  95. Tiffany Marie on February 14th, 2011 11:33 pm

    Okay so I was thinking about becoming a stripper, but I’m kinda body shy. My friends tell me I’m pretty and I have a nice body, but I’m scared to try because I don’t want them to not hire me because they have perfect girls with gorgeous faces & bodies and wouldn’t need me.

    Also as soon as I tune 18 I plan to pursue this career,any tips for some one starting young?

    Also any tips on how to take care of your self in this industry? I mean looks wise. Most people tell me that If i were to stat this I wouldn’t look good anymore? Is this true?

    I really plan on doing this anything I should know.’

    Thank you, Really THANKS.


  96. Slothcake on March 23rd, 2011 5:16 am

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that this whole blog has put my mind a little bit more at ease than before I read it so I greatly appreciate that. I am now 24 and have contemplated stripping for years now but have either fallen victim to the negativity I’ve heard from others I have told of this idea or just plain ol’ didn’t have the guts to just get out there and do it. So I started taking pole fitness classes and it has now become an obsession…I’ve only been going to classes for a little under a month now but I’m totally in love with it. I thought it might help take away some of the urge to try it but in all actuality it has made me want to try it even more. I’ve found these classes to make me feel more confident and provide me an outlet for my sexuality. I’ve never been shy about being naked around people and consider myself a sort of exhibitionist but I just flat out don’t know what the hell I’m doing. How does the whole process of auditioning to getting hired to you’re first night go? Who decides when and how often and what hours you will be working? Is it a problem that I only now VERY basic pole moves? Will the girls be mean to me because I am new? Also…my look is pretty different….I am very petite…a little over 5 feet tall. I have big lips and big blue eyes and black hair which is currently styled into a pretty long mohawk. I am very feminine and loooove me some make up but I do have a fairly edgy look…would I have a difficult time being hired because I don’t have the typical long hair look? After I realized how empowered I felt after these classes I just feel this strong urge to do it but I am terrified and I honestly don’t know what it is that I’m so scared about. And one last thing…I apologize for the length of this message but I don’t know anyone who can give me these answers in a realistic way…what do you think about the stage name Wednesday or scarlett? I am a single mom of a toddler and I am at the moment trapped living with my ex who is awful and often stay at my family members house to get away and I would love it if I could make enough money to get a place of our own to call home and live comfortably. I just want to be able to give us a life we love while still being able to spend time with my son and also doing something I enjoy and I think if I could just get comfortable and maybe feel like I know what I am doing that this might be the way to get us there. I guess I just need some encouragement. I would really be grateful if you emailed me consicdering that I’m taking up considerable amounts of space on your blog and I would also like to send you a picture of what I look like…clothed of course…so you can give me a completely honest opinion on what you think about my look andc if it might affect the money I could potentially making. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my crazy rant lol….

  97. Jessica Bradford on March 23rd, 2011 10:02 am

    I’ve always wanted to be a stripper.. just the only thing im insecure about are my boobs. there small like a small b.. and by the way thank you soo much for all this info. Its very sweet of you to share what you know and help others. :)

  98. Ashleigh on March 30th, 2011 11:07 pm

    Thanks for all the advice! You’re a lot of help, we appreciate it! =]

  99. champayne on April 8th, 2011 7:10 pm

    Hi!im a mother of 3 im 23 and i want to be an exotic dancer but im a little insecure about my boobs i wear a 36d but my boobs sagg not to bad but they sagg and i want to set up an audition but im scarred that they wont except me cause my boobs arent as perky.

  100. Blanca on April 14th, 2011 10:33 pm

    Do you need a license to become a stripper?

  101. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:30 am

    Hi Tiffany Marie

    Please do not start at a younger age, You can look after yourself very well and you will be great, but once you turn 21. Some clubs do allow 18 year olds, just call your club and ask
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  102. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:35 am

    Hello Slothcake

    There are lots of questions so here goes in answering them…

    You can get hired the night you audition and the club will explain what you need to do. Some clubs have timetables and others are more strict. They will let you know when you start. You only need basic moves for most clubs so that will be fine. Most girls are not mean, but some can be and that differs club to club. I have answered this in other comments

    Also your look is different as most girls are in the club. Some clubs will hire you and others may not. Some are more traditional. You will only find out once you go for an audition.

    Also you can sign up with Jessica who is offering email support for club advice and looks advice. You can send her Photographs and ask her as many questions as you need about your specific situation. She will also help you make money
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  103. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:36 am

    Hi Jessica Bradford
    Thank you so much :)

    Your breasts size are fine. Girls have varying breast size so dont worry. You will be great
    Mia xx

  104. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:36 am

    Thank you Ashleigh! Mia xx

  105. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:37 am

    Hi Champayne

    You do not have to have perfect breasts and will find you are fine. Just go and audition, you will be surprised when you start working how different breasts are and that they are not all perfect
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  106. mia how to become a stripper on April 16th, 2011 8:38 am

    Hi Blanca

    You do need a licence in most clubs and ststes in the US
    Just ask the club you are going to work at and they will explain the whole thing to you as it is different in every state
    Good luck
    Mia xx

  107. claudia on May 12th, 2011 3:06 pm

    hi, i’ve been thinking about being a stripper and im completely ready to get started actually but the thing is i have razor bumps in my vaginal area and im completely uncomfortable with this and plus i have like dark marks from the bumps and im wondering what can i do about this? how will this effect being a stripper?Can i be a stripper with this?and about how nuch does a new stripper usually make a night?

  108. Alena on June 8th, 2011 12:05 am

    Hi. I’ve never danced in my life but work in gentleman’s club as a bartender for 4 years.So I actually know what it’s about. But my finance situation has changed and I’m thinking of becoming a dancer.I LOVE my club and I’m considering to work there cuz I know the management, dancers, bartenders, DJ’s. The problem is how all my customers will react to see me dancing.I know that they would love that but I mean I can’t even imagine to give a lap dance to any of them…Can it be a problem to become a dancer in the club where u worked before as a bartender?

  109. Caitlin on June 16th, 2011 1:18 pm


    I’m from New Zealand and just stumbled upon this blog…so helpful!

    I’m starting at a really nice club tomorrow night…after winning the Amateur Comp, I was asked if I wanted a job…how could I pass up the opportunity?

    Initially I was scared, but now I am excited! I have been going to this club with a girlfriend every now and then just to watch the girls dance, secretly wanting to be as confident and gorgeous as they are…and now I soon will be!

    I just thought I would stop by and say thankyou to everyone who has commented, it all has just made me even more excited to start!

  110. Caitlin on June 19th, 2011 7:34 am

    Well, my first night went really well! The girls were lovely and willing to give me help and advice, one girl showed me how to give a good lapdance, which was the thing I was most afraid of!

    I gave one lapdance on my first night, it was a really fun experience and the guy was very sweet. The customers were mostly very charming and the staff pre-warned me about any regulars that were not worth my time or were a bit weird. This was not what I was expecting at all.

    Just from what I had heard about on the web, I was expecting girls to be unwilling to talk to me or share their experience and an overall awkward first night…BUT I couldnt have wished for better! I didn’t make a heck of a lot on my first night. After my club fees were taken off I had about $163 (New Zealand) in the hand…but I think I made a pretty good effort!

  111. Inga on June 24th, 2011 1:36 pm

    I just want to thanku so much for all the amazing info here! I’m thinking of getting into stripping…. I thought about it 5 years ago in college but I never went for it. I’m blonde, blue eyes and I danced my whole life….why waste it? I was really nervous but after reading what everyone has to say… I’m way more confident about going into this. Just one question… U say to stear clear of alcohol, so what do u do when guys buy you drinks? All I can think of is that scene in Cyote Ugly where the chick spits her shot in the empty beer bottle haha thanks

  112. Briley on June 25th, 2011 8:54 pm

    Hi again Mia! My other question, which I didn’t see answered anywhere else, and that my boyfriend brought up. Since the club doesn’t let you leave with guys (which you shouldn’t anyway), what if my boyfriend came to the club for a dance from me and then I left with him at the end of my shift? Or like if he came to pick me up? There has to be some policy that allows for the woman’s boyfriend to be an acceptance to this rule? Is there a way for me to “register,” I guess him with the bouncer or club so they know he isn’t some random guy I’m leaving with and thus breaking the rules? Thanks!

  113. Candy on August 9th, 2011 7:01 am

    This blog is amazing! Seriously reading through all of this has really helped my confidence. And I really like reading about people’s experiences. I’m auditioning tomorrow! I’m not nervous about the dancing, I’ve been pole dancing for a long time now, I’m just nervous about the lap dance. However, I’m determining to fake it until I make it. I’m glad I read a tip about bringing multiple outfits…I don’t know if I’ll be asked to work the same night but it would be good to be prepared! it’s one of the nicer clubs in SF. (I don’t know how much that says though, most of the clubs here are dirty and I would never work at)
    I’m also really worried about house fees and owing the club money. I seriously can’t afford to owe money right now.
    Anyway, um, wish me luck?

  114. Deb on August 12th, 2011 6:21 am

    Hey Mia,
    Ive enjoyed reading ur comments and ur positive spirit comes across which prompted me to write, my situation financially is a mess.

    And what’s breaking my heart is to see my Mom struggling bc of sending me through college and helping me all the time. She doesn’t deserve. To struggle after dedicating her life to me.

    (I hv my bachelors degree) Bills everywhere and no end in sight because my “decent” job doesn’t pay enough.

    Can u elaborate more on ur motto and how its helped u financially. What can a good dancer accomplish financially in a year?

  115. Ariel on August 14th, 2011 2:01 am

    Hi, I’m 20 & very smal & petite. I’d like to become an exotci dancer not just because. I just feel that it’s so hard to get a real job out here in the real world, but I’m not experienced in it at all. I can move my body, but the only thing I’m worried about are my small boobs. Every other ’stripper’ I see have c cups or higher & I don’t. But I do have confidence in myself. I have a boyfriend & love him very much, but I don’t want guys touching my body because that makes me feel like they see me as a ragdoll & that’s not me. Can you tell me what to do? I hear strippers make great money & I’ve been though alot & need the money. For me, my boyfriend takes care if me well but I just don’t wanna be the type of chick who does nothing & expects for her boyfriend to do everything because I want my own money too.

  116. Aria on August 24th, 2011 12:22 am

    I’ve read throughout your blog, wonderful tips! I’m trying to become a stripper here in Las Vegas, and wondering if stripping here would bring any different issues or problems than other places?

  117. Raven on August 25th, 2011 12:26 am

    Hi Mia,

    I’ve loved reading all the posts above. I’ve seen a lot about women who want to dance and husbands who don’t want them to and you give great advice. I have the same problem but with a bit of a twist. I don’t need a job. I have a very good job that pays a lot of money. But I love exotic dancing and I’m good at it. I’ve done a few amateur nights and loved it! I have several very good friends who dance in clubs near me so I know what it’s about. Anyway, I just want to do it because I find it very sexy and empowering. My husband doesn’t like it because it is a sexy thing which he thinks should be just kept between us. I can’t use the “it’s just a job” argument that you have suggested above because that’s not why I’m doing it. Any suggestions?

  118. Gracie on August 29th, 2011 6:53 pm

    Hi I am currently thinking about becoming a dancer. I have a 1 year old daughter and I also have a husband. My husband is supportive of my intrest in wanting to dance but myself I am a bit self conscious. I have stretch marks and am flat chested. I am afraid that because of this I will not get the job or make any money if I do get the job. I am 21 and am trying to save for college and support my family. Do you have any tips for ways to boost my self confidence and how to not be self cosncious. Also I have no clue how to dance like that. Willt the other girls help me?

  119. Tatiana on September 6th, 2011 3:33 am

    Um….hello Mia. I really like your website. It’s extremely informative and im just soaking this up like a sponge. I’ve had plenty of jobs before but I never seriously considered stripping because i didnt want to be looked down on by anyone i knew :( these days ive been really thinking about doing it because im tired of having little to no money. I feel that this could be an avenue for me towards success. By reading some of the things you have said about stripping i see it isnt as bad as it looks now. It’s made me see it in a different light. I’m not really sure what im asking but i guess im asking is…is stripping okay? Because i’ve been conditioned to believe that its bad or that it makes you look like a whore etc. But is it really okay?

  120. Maya on September 22nd, 2011 9:02 pm

    Hey Mia,
    Your website has really opened my mind to stripping. Im 20 years old and have been considering stripping. My boyfriend thinks i should do it but my concerns are my family because im very close to them. Another thing is im not that great of a dancer but i know i have the body. and one last question, you know the industry in and out, is it really a bad industry out there??

  121. Scarlet on September 30th, 2011 7:54 pm

    Hi Mia,

    I am thinking of becoming a stripper when I turn 18 in a month. I have only been to one strip club, so I am going to try to get to a few more to see which type ia right for me. I don’t really need the money, I mean of course having extra is nice, but I am not in financial crisis. Do you think it’s a bad idea to start stripping if it’s not necessary? My main concerns are what stripping could do to me psychologically. And since it would be a choice, I want to make sure it won’t harm me too badly. Also, I have been told I look very young, like 15. I am about 5′3 and 105 lbs. I have small breasts (large A/small B). Will this be a problem? Will men be turned off by my young looks or maybe some like the whole innocent/young girl thing? Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

  122. Ella on October 15th, 2011 1:44 am

    Hi(: I was wondering how you deal with rejection from customers? And how do you offer a dance without sounding pushy? If the customer says he doesn’t want a dance when you offer, do you just walk away or do you try and persuade him? Loved your article <3 (:

  123. Heaven on November 4th, 2011 5:08 am

    Hi :0) I have dance in atlanta and I just moved to Los Angeles. Do you know a good nice clean club that pays good that I can work at?

  124. ariella on January 3rd, 2012 9:35 am

    Hey Mia! I have a few friends that dance and one of them makes 1000+ a night and they.keep telling me that its fun and to but I’m so self conscious about myself.. I don’t know how to dance at all, so its really nerve racking! I’m 5′2 with light blue eyes, 102 pounds but I’m not very petite … I just got kicked out my parents so I need to come up with money to help pay rent with a friend so I’m seriously thinking of doing it. I just turned 20 last month and my job isn’t making ends meet. How do you suggest getting over my insecurites? I’m shy at first but I love to flirt and be outgoing! I’m also scared to have people find out because everyone thinks its degrading. Help!

  125. RYDER on January 8th, 2012 2:52 am


  126. Bunny on January 11th, 2012 6:25 am

    Heyy i am 16 and i am wanting to become a stripper it is my top goal i love the outfits the dancing the lights the pole but i heard its a risky job i still dont mind vut is it safe my body isnt bad its just not like thoes flat stomachs i font have a muffin top i weigh 135 is that good for stripping im currently on a strict diet so hopefully i have a good body soon also are we aloud to have body jewlery? thanks -bunny

  127. Sarah on January 27th, 2012 4:06 pm

    Hi! so, im actually going today to apply at a strip club , but im bery nervous i’ll get shut down becuase i have acne,(its not really bad) just around the chin, I was wondering if that is going to be an issue?


  128. penny on January 28th, 2012 11:06 am

    Hi Mia thank you so much for this info! I really have no idea how to do this. I also have a question. Do all strippers have to do lap dances? I don’t think id be comfortable at least not at first and for all guys. And are guys aloud to touch you is this a option to not allow touching? Thanks

  129. Tainted Fingertips on February 6th, 2012 2:46 am

    Hi Mia,

    I’m 19 years old and i have been thinking about becoming a stripper for 4 years now. I have always wanted to be one. The thing is I don’t feel i am pretty enough or have the talent to do so. I want to be successful but I am unsure if I can be successful…..

  130. kristina on February 20th, 2012 8:49 am

    Hi my names kristina and i have been wanting to become a stripper for quite awhile now.i only have one friend in the industry and she says i would love it. my only problem is i have saggy boobs from having a daughter and i mean saggy, also i have deep purple stretch marks on my breasts but nowhere else. so i was wondering what u thought about and if i should give it a chance also i have an audition coming up and was wondering what i should do best since its my first time dancing…ever! thanks

  131. Anonymous on March 6th, 2012 4:26 am

    Great quest and info :)

  132. Karen Bartholomew on March 6th, 2012 4:28 am

    I have a question are there any fights between girls?

  133. Anonymous on March 6th, 2012 4:36 am

    Do you have a option to be topless or nude?

  134. Anonymous on March 6th, 2012 4:38 am

    What I should wear for first dance?

  135. Katlyn27 on March 18th, 2012 11:59 am

    Thank you for the post. I will certainly add this blog to my favorites and return.

  136. Pebbles on April 4th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Hey I’m 20 and me n my cousin love to dance n have been thinkin about dancing Bt in our area most of the girls are smaller weren’t obese or even a sloppy fat I have a little tummy n I’m worried I won’t get hired and also I don’t have the finances at all rite nw to buy any stripper outfits or heels. What should I do??

  137. Dwoodz on April 10th, 2012 10:02 pm

    Hi, Im Dwoodz and Im 21 and thinking about becoming a dancer. I’ve never done it before so this will be a first time thing for me. Im excited and nervous at the same time. What should I do to keep myself together and be open-minded about dancing? What should I wear and how should I look for auditioning? Being on the pole, since I dont have the finances to take pole dancing classes, how will I learn If I get the job.

  138. Melody on April 15th, 2012 11:47 pm

    I’m 18 never done this before. I’m going to start dancing soon at a full nude place. I’m really nervous. I have bad stretch marks that are really light, a little chunky because I had a baby two months ago. I’m not quite sure how to dance full nude, any tips?

  139. Molly on April 23rd, 2012 5:10 am

    Hey there!
    I’m Molly I’m 20 and I really want to become a dancer. I’ve been practicing and want to get a few things down before my audition. I was just curious as to where I could find Jessica Simmond’s 7 step strip success? I’ve been looking for it everywhere and can’t find it! I hope i have the name right. If anyone knows help a girl out, Thanks!

  140. Courtney on April 23rd, 2012 9:20 am

    @Molly for Jessicas book goto I can recommend it as i used it when i first got started.

  141. treasure on May 9th, 2012 4:31 am

    ok im 18 and i am considering being a stripper..i cant dance im a little stiff. ive danced at parties and guys liked it but i really want to do it becuz i think its sexy and i really feel like i will enjoy it,..if you have any tips please contact me

  142. Angeline on May 20th, 2012 11:38 pm

    Hey Mia,
    Can you ask your friend if heavenly Bodies in Chicago Il is a good place? Also I’ve been with my boyfriend for a long time and I know telling him what I plan on doing with my career is going to hurt him intimately, how do I avoid this? if I say im just an actress, I know he’s going to respond something about grinding on other men not acting. Also I love moving my body but I’m not sure it’s the right way to move it’s just natural..I have a feeling I dance like those crazy guys throw themselves like a little kid only …slower? lol. Do you have any suggestions about learning right from muscle memory and wrong?

  143. kakannia on June 11th, 2012 4:59 am

    hey mia,
    i’m 20 years old and since i was little, modeling and dancing were my two greatest passions, now that i’m older, i wanted to do exotic dancing but i have tattoos which my best friend says will keep me out of it. i have kept my body in amazing shape for years and i know that exotic dancing makes a good amount of money but i want to stay loyal to my man. i know i will need a few lessons on how to dance but most of it is natural, since i use to dance for a club we had at home for the young people and i always had the guys’ full attenion. my problem is that as much as i want it, my entire family frowns on those kinds of girls and i just can’t seem to find a way to learn it and get a job doing it here where i live. i’ve tried other jobs,jobs that they approve of but im not happy unless im showing off, my favorite thing to do is go to one of my friends’ house when the guys are over, all but my guy, and they will put on a song that i can dance to and i would dance for them. what should i do?

  144. nisha on June 18th, 2012 3:30 pm

    I have been thinking about dancing for a while and I’m ready to do it know but in my state we have to have a licence were do i go to get it

  145. Charlie on June 28th, 2012 2:04 am

    I blog daily here about stripping. I think it’s a great idea if you’re confident and smart and know your boundaries. I started yesterday and already it feels like one of my best decisions so far.

    Tips for investigating:
    1. Check out the parking situation (SAFETY!)
    2. Ask about house fees.
    3. Do amateur night if they have one.
    4. Ask dancers if they like their job.
    5. Watch how the dancers approach their customers.

    Tips for your first day:
    1. Bring a little purse for your tips and your cellphone and keys. You carry this everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
    2. Powder foundation if you have any scars, marks, bumps, or stretch marks on your body.
    3. Clip in extensions. You need to look out of this world like a fairytale.
    4. Body spray, with sparkles if you can find it. Sparkles for aesthetics, body spray because you should smell like a fairytale also because sweaty men will be touching you.
    5. Don’t tell your life story in the dressing room. Be quiet unless someone talks to you.
    6. Watch the other dancer’s techniques on the floor. Not the stage. Stage will average 15-20 dollars per song but it’s not your bread and butter. Lap dances are what make your purse. I stole a technique of walking by a guy and touching him then making eye contact.
    7. Lie. If you don’t want people to stalk you or know your identity (I have an incredible fear of this), lie. Don’t tell where you were born or where you usually hang out or where you live or what your day job is.

  146. heather on July 5th, 2012 5:50 pm

    do you know where in nashville you can do amatur night? or anywhere around the east tn area? ive looked for so long but i can never find anything online about where to go or how to find amatur night.
    thank u

  147. Heaven on July 9th, 2012 12:00 pm

    Hey I want to be a stripper But I can’t really dance I seen vides on YouTube and tryed and filmed myself I’m not that good I don’t have a big booty and I’m hard I try loading up but I’m not used to it I tryed kissing my lower back and legs and got a liltte better but still find it hard I can’t afford a class or anything like that I don’t have a car also so o can’t drive to take class can you give me some tips that might help me plz thank you

  148. Heaven on July 9th, 2012 12:05 pm

    Sorry I have you the wrong email it’s with a m not M also stretch marks I have some I’m using cream but it will take time does it matter thank you

  149. CaramelM on July 23rd, 2012 1:57 am

    hey a stretch marks on my stomach and I have saggy breast how do I do this

  150. star on September 13th, 2012 4:49 am

    what if a girl has had 2 c sectiopns and has a flap could she strip?

  151. amy on September 18th, 2012 11:31 am thinking of piercing my niple..would i be able to pole dance though?

  152. Carolina on October 25th, 2012 4:13 am

    I want to learn how to dance like a stripper,I want to learn how to wiggle my legs, to clap my booty and pop my booty which I know how to pop my booty but the rest of the stuff, I do not know how to do it I am struggling with it because I had tried hard enough to learn and it had not worked but also I can not afford any classes so what do you advice me?

  153. luv on November 16th, 2012 12:00 am

    Could you or would you email me …. im 22 years old bout to be 23 in december . I always thought about dancing and i know i would love it but i know im also shy very shy but i would get over it at some point. I have friends also that strip and i have close friends that strip and latly anybody that i met recenty does strip and i say why not ive asked a friend if she would help me and get in she said yea so. but my mom would kill me if i did. My ex gf was stripper and she would always say i would be perfect . And she knew i wanted i have one amateur night before and made 275 in one night. And from that day on i wanted to do it even more.

  154. cortny on November 27th, 2012 3:18 am

    how old should you be to start stripping/ becoming a striper

  155. Shandra on December 12th, 2012 7:05 pm

    I would like to become an exotic dancer, but Iive in a small town with less than 5 clubs, surrounded by other small towns.
    Is there a way I can dance without being recognized?

  156. alisha on December 14th, 2012 3:51 am

    Hey firstly ur site is wicked

    ive been thinking of being a strippers what im scared of is do u go out completely naked or with clothes on at first and at which point do u take them off?

    Secondly ive seen girls on the pole legs wide open ……. obv ur down below is partially on show or all on show when naked and mine is alot darker than my body will that be a put off for guys? *embarassed already lol


  157. jay on January 23rd, 2013 1:51 am

    hi, im 19 and interested in starting stripping, just a bit scared of what to really expect. and i know i need to sharpen up my dance moves. you guys could do like a video chat thing, where everyone signs on their cams and share dance moves or something.

  158. Erin on February 12th, 2013 10:08 pm

    So I start my first night tomorrow & I’m very nervous about it. I’ve always been outgoing & bubbly but I have no idea what to bring my first night. & what I should wear. Please help with some great pointers! BTW I’m 5 foot even & although I’m 20 I look younger. Is that bad?

  159. abbie on February 24th, 2013 9:06 pm

    Hi, my daughter joined a dance school at the age of 2 and is now 21 and at university. She has just told me that she has got a part time job as a pole dancing stripper. She is doing it for the money and got £150 on her first night. She says it’s fun.

  160. Georgia on March 14th, 2013 10:02 am

    Hi :) I’m an 18 year old Aussie girl who is interested in adult entertainment, especially lesbian burlesque. But I am also very interested in stripping for men too. I am 5′8″, 54kg, 12B cup size, light skin, blue eyes and short brown hair. Does having short hair impact job prospects? And also, how safe is it?

  161. Nora on April 20th, 2013 12:06 am

    Hi Mia.Is 35 too old to became a lap dancer or stripper? I am desperate for money…

  162. angel on May 3rd, 2013 10:01 pm

    I am 39 and in good shape. I tried one night but it was a slow night. I have some lower stomach issues, an old c section scar that creates a little line and some old stretch marks. I can look great standing up and wearing my g string but when I remove it or get down on knees my stomach droops. What can I do to avoid these problems and I know that 39 isn’t too old because one of the oldest there was 47 but her body was superb while her face looked a little older. She did seem to have to work harder. I felt a bit sad about having smaller breasts and some issues and didn’t think I could do it. However I think I’m going to try again.

  163. krista cifuentes on June 20th, 2013 10:51 pm

    Hi mia :)

    Im 20, married and Ive stripped in the past. I stopped to improve my relationship with my husband of 2 years. We had alot of problems and were seperated for a few months and I needed a quick income to keep my head above water in case we divorced. Luckily that didnt happen. Ive been thinking and dreaming about my dancing days for months now and I really want to get back into it to help my hubby pay bills. Mostly my bills and I feel guilty for making him work so hard to do so. We have plans to start a family and I want to dance again so I can rake in the extra cash so we can move our plans along and start building our home. Hes in construction, and a very hard worker and I just want to help him and dancing is the only thing I can think of to get fast money to help him out. Now the problem is talking to him about it. We broke eachothers trust and are just now rebuilding it together. I have many contacts in the industry who are willing to help me out, big brothers or sisters so to speak. I want my husband to know that things will be different this time around, and that he doesnt need to worry about someone stealing me who has a fat wad of cash. We are not religious, but have many religious views when it comes to marriage. One is not sharing the other. Hes been in clubs and says its not his thing. He feels srry for the women working which makes me a littke offended and at the same time secure that we wont get a hard on by another woman. My husband is a very good looking 25 yr old guatemalan and its very hard to keep others claws out of him.but I can trust just because a naked woman sits in his lap, he wont put a finger on her. Ive seen it happen when he used to visit my club in oregon (cabaret II) I could have killed that blonde bitch with my platform sitting on him but I was oddly curious and just watched and was amazed at him. Now, how do I tell my hubby that he can trust me too like I trust him? We frequent 18+ clubs cuz im too young for the 21+ clubs yet. And he never gets hard seeing the fresh meat displayed. He gets hard when I rub up against him ;) and that makes me feel good. Sorry about the rant lol I have just been thinking about this for so long and am scared to death to sit with him and ask him. My heart beats so fast just thinking about it.

  164. Rachel on July 25th, 2013 8:07 am

    Hi Mia! I am a 28 year old and have been considering stripping on and off for the past couple years. I feel like it would be a fun and empowering field to work in. However my weight has been stopping me. I am very short 5′2” and need to lose weight around the abdominal area. I was wondering what specific exercise you would recommend to get my stomach in performance shape? Thanks so much for the advice!

  165. lexi on January 18th, 2014 12:19 am

    Hi i just turned 18 and have always wanted to be a stripper or exotic dancer .my problem is i don’t really know how to work the pole and i don’t have money for lessons. Is there anyway i could have like a mentor.

  166. maggy on May 22nd, 2014 11:27 pm

    I’m 37 years old, asian girl and short. I’m thinking to go audition for the strippers but I’m worried that I’m not tall enough for that I’m just 5′ but I have petite body. Is it possible for me to get that job?

  167. Tess on June 5th, 2014 7:07 am

    Hi Mia,

    Thank you for creating this site. I am looking at the possibility of getting into burlesque dancing. I know that is not directly what you do. My question is, I have larger boobs naturally. I have a size 36 D. When I take my bra off my boob are not perky. Is that a problem for someone who wants to be a dancer?



  168. Anonymous on October 27th, 2014 9:44 pm

    Hey, so I need your help, I don’t have any friends who dance and I don’t even know how to go about becoming a stripper. I’ve thought about it for a long time and I would really like to strip, I’ve even talked to my boyfriend and he is all for it. But I do better with a mentor, what should I do, how do I go about getting a job as a stripper? I can dance and I have a pretty good body, I love being sexy and being admired, I have the looks and a fun personality but I just need some help or someone to point me in the rite direction. Is their a website where I can find someone to mentor me? Where I can actually meet someone and they can teach me?

  169. Dalhia on December 11th, 2014 9:10 pm

    I’m a 40 year old dancer. I’m new to this comparable to the 20 somethings I work with. I’m easy to get along with & very confident. I have issues with the younger girls when they notice I’m making good money & maybe they’re not. Idk if they think I shouldn’t b making more than they r cause of my age or just general jealousy but Any tips????
    Love the blog BTW!

  170. Eboni on January 24th, 2015 7:20 am

    Hi, I want to be a stripper BAD! I’ve been called in for auditions 3 times now from a quick online application as an entertainer, and I’ve looked up all the strip clubs/cabarets/nightclubs in my area, and they all happen to be topless.. I have a great body, nice flat stomach, enough booty to shake on stage, a decent cute face and good hair, but just 1 thing that holds me back is my breast.. I have a child and I had been breastfeeding, which means they’re not perky at all, they’re not SUPER saggy, but they are somewhat saggy..I kno clubs accept different types, colors, shapes, but would something like this be okay???? Pls be honest.

  171. Leona on March 23rd, 2015 11:24 pm

    So, Im from NYC and only have had experience in the bottle service aspect of strip clubs! I’ve decided I want to be an exotic dancer. I can dance my ass off but Im worried that my boobs are on the smaller size. Im a little conscious about that. I am a very curvy girl, not fat but just built thick. (Im 100% COLOMBIANA) All I’ve seen are caucasian girls with tiny abs and Im afraid I won’t fit in & Im hearing that I would need a license to strip?! Is this true? If so how do I go about doing things? Im nervous & have no clue where to apply or where to start! HELP!!

  172. Anonymous on March 24th, 2015 7:19 pm

    Hi I really 3x want to be a stripper but since they’ve started growing, I’ve always had pancake breast. They won’t stand up… it sucks because so far when I go to try for a job they frown at my chest…..and my nipples are big

  173. Hailey on April 28th, 2015 4:00 pm

    Hey i was just wondering if you have to show your breast/ vagina if I decided to start dancing?

  174. Bliss on June 26th, 2015 3:33 pm

    Hello Mia,

    My name is Bliss and I have been dancing for about 4 months with little to no progress at all. My dancing skills aren’t that great but they have improved a little over time. What is it that I need to do to make more money ? Sometimes I feel like I waiste a lot of time talking to the customers and some of them don’t even spend anyway. How do I keep the customers happy and my pockets too ? I don’t want to give up just really need to make enough money to obtain a permit and work in a real club. Competition is steep here in Atlanta for dancers. I have killer beauty but my body is average. Could that be why ? Help Mia .. Lol

  175. Samantha on January 19th, 2016 2:31 am

    Hey Mia,
    I’m lookin into start stripping but I’m looking for more information! Types of shoes and clothes. What if you ain’t that good at dancing? Does it matter if your really small and short I’m 5′1 and about 95 pounds

  176. hey on February 19th, 2016 3:07 am


  177. jen on May 26th, 2016 12:51 am

    I just want to know how much a permit is in nashville to dance and if they have like a week one instead of the 6 month or year one. It’s expensive cause I can’t afford the license right now I am so broke

  178. Cr on November 17th, 2016 2:02 am

    I went to a club tonight looking for work as a waitress but they said they needed dancers, and if I can dance I have job. I need extra money, but I have two left feet and no idea what to bring for the audition. He was very vague (they were cleaning up getting ready to the night) he told me it’s not nude it’s g strings and tape. Help, help help!

  179. Micol Brunelli on January 11th, 2017 1:51 pm

    Hi Mia,

    I just discovered your blog and found it truly insightful and useful, as I’ve recently made the decision to become a stripper, and the more I read the more I get into it, the good and the bad bits. I think it would be a good challenge and a very rewarding one. Thanks so much for sharing!
    I have one question which I haven’t seen brought up anywhere here or in other places: how does stripping work from a purely legal/financial point of view? I mean, do you classify yourself as self employed even if in fact you work for a club and not completely on your own?
    How do you pay your taxes? I am based in London, and I read you had some experience in clubs over here, so any advice or heads up would be helpful.
    Many thanks x Micol

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