Have you ever wanted to become a stripper but weren’t sure if you could do it?

Below is a step by step guide to help you figure out if becoming a stripper is something in your future.

Step 1: Using a piece of paper and a pen/ pencil, go through each of the steps below and answer each one with a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ At the end of the exercise you’ll have a better idea of whether or not stripping is a profession you want to pursue.

Step 2: Are you old enough to become a stripper? The minimum age of an exotic dancer depends on where you live and what type of club you’ll be dancing at. Nude clubs don’t serve alcohol and therefore the minimum age is 18 years old. However, at a topless bar/club alcohol is served and since the minimum age to buy alcohol is 21 (National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984), the minimum age to dance there is also 21.

Step 3: Do you want to make a lot of money? Dancers generally make between $80 and $100 an hour.

Step 4: Are you comfortable being naked/ topless in front of strangers? Although being nude or topless is slightly uncomfortable at first, your comfort level will increase over time.

Step 5: Do you want/ need a flexible job schedule? Dancers generally work part time and are afforded the benefit of being able to vary the hours and days they work. When first starting out, you and the club manager will agree on a certain set of hours, however with time, you’ll have more flexibility and be able to make changes.

Step 6: Do you have a proportional sized body? A common misconception that women have is that all dancers must fit a certain ‘cookie cutter’ body shape such as 5’ 6”, weigh 105 lbs, and have a 36DD bra size. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Every customer has different taste in women whether it is their hair color, the shape of their body, their ethnicity, and even their boob size. Although every customer has certain physical traits he finds attractive, every single one of them has one thing in common that dancers need to focus on—making him feel special. Making a customer feel special isn’t done with the size of your breasts, the color of your hair, or the color of your skin but instead with your personality. Tall, short, blond, brunette, big boobs, small boobs, no boobs… there’s a customer for every type of woman.

Step 7: Can you handle rejection? Being able to handle rejection is an important part of becoming a stripper. Although rejection may seem personal, it’s not. The customer may just be having a bad day, be out of money, or may have just walked into the club five minutes prior.

Step 8: Are you personable? You may be the right age, have the right body, and be able to handle rejection, but if you’re not personable, you will have a difficult time making money. Part of making money is being able to talk to customers and make them feel special. As the old saying goes, “you catch more flies with honey.”

Step 9: Look at the paper you’ve used to write down your answers. If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to most of these questions, you have the potential of becoming a successful stripper.

For more information, read “How To Be A Stripper: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask.”