Former Special Ed Teacher Strikes It Rich Becoming OnlyFans Star

Women are ditching their typical 9-5 jobs for greeners pastures by sharing racy content on OnlyFans. Earlier this month, we witnessed a pastor become a star on OnlyFans. Now comes the story of a former special ed teacher raking in the money with her OnlyFans endeavor.

Courtney Tillia, who used to teach children with special needs in Arizona, traded in her chalk and lesson plans for corsets and risque photoshoots. Courtney, a married mother of four, made the drastic career switch because she wasn’t getting paid enough as an educator.

“Back when I was a teacher, my family really struggled financially,” Tillia told The New York Post. “OnlyFans allows me financial freedom. I can provide everything my family needs and more.”

“I‘d been teaching special needs students at an alternative school in Phoenix for six years,” said Tillia, who holds a master’s degree in special education. “I suddenly found myself in a really dark place. I was beginning to hate my job and that darkness began spilling over into other areas of my life.”

With support from her husband Nick, Tillia resigned from teaching in 2016. She then transitioned into bodybuilding and fitness modeling. During one modeling photoshoot, she ditched her clothes and found it liberating.

“At first I was nervous,” she said. “But once we started, I felt so liberated and free. I finally felt like myself again.”

Tillia started gathering a loyal following online, including nearly 175,000 followers on Instagram. She started an OnlyFans account and soon enough she was making a whopping six-figure income.

“I make four times the annual income I would make as a teacher,” revealed Tillia, who now lives in Los Angeles. “I’ve been making even more money during the pandemic because people are just stuck home wanting to enjoy my content.”

For those wondering, “How much do OnlyFans personalities make?”

In 2020, a public school teacher earned an average salary of $58,076 in Phoenix, Arizona, according to

Nikole Mitchell, the pastor-turned-OnlyFans star, says that she makes more than $1 million a year.

Courtney says the coronavirus lockdown has helped her financially, “I’ve been making even more money during the pandemic because people are just stuck home wanting to enjoy my content.”

She says that she is a “sex worker,” and added, “I’m not ashamed of that.”

“I feel better than I ever have in my life,” she said. “I’ve changed my life financially. I’m changing the lives of other women. I’m happy just doing me.”