The Business of Cuddling

By | February 14, 2013

Just when you thought when people cannot think of more creative ways to make money, a woman, Jackie Samuel starts a cuddling business in her own home in Rochester, NY and provides professional snuggling service. She charges $1 for every minute of cuddling service and even has a name for it. She calls it, “The Snuggery.” Apparently, her business is doing so well that she has to hire another snuggling professional.

How much can she make?

According to The Daily Mail, she makes $260 a day with her cuddling business. By calculation, at a rate of $1/min, 260 minutes of service at comes out to about 4 hours and 20 minutes of work a day. If she wants to make the popularly targeted $100K annual income, she would need to work 100,000 minutes per year, which means about 6.4 hours every day, 5 days a week for 52 weeks. 6.4 hours of work a day is still less than the hours most full time professionals put in to make the same $100K income.

For comparison, a professional masseuse may make $1 a minute, but which takes more physical work? A professional masseuse or a professional ‘cuddler’?


Entrepreneur spirit? Yes, we have to give that to her.

Creative? Yes.

Opportunity? In a niche market.

Legal? Yes, as long as it’s strictly cuddling.

Ethical? Yes/No. Depends on who you ask.

Money Generating Idea? Absolutely! Pays the bills for her.

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