Callers call a premium rate adult chatline number which is then routed through to your own phone.
You'll usually need to commit to being online for a given number of hours per week.
If you don't hit your targets, your payment may be delayed, reduced or cancelled.
It's important that you check the terms and conditions before you sign up for chat line jobs.
You'll generally need to have a landline although you can do some chat line jobs on a mobile within the UK.
If you are broadminded, have a sense of humour, are over 18 and don't mind taking part in adult sexy chat over the phone then you could earn up to fifteen pounds an hour working as a chat line operator from home (most operators earn much less than this) .
You need to sign up with a provider and be prepared to log on for upwards of 10-20 hours per week.
This involves taking calls from customers who ring up for a chat to the operator's premium rate numbers, they are routed through to your home telephone.
The chat line company charges customers for calling a premium rate 'hotline' number and pays the chat line operator an hourly rate for the time spent chatting.
You will generally get paid by the minute, and working for an adult chatline, the rate per minute usually increases the longer you keep the caller online.
Before you sign up for an adult chat line job, check the amount you'll be paid and the threshold at which you'll receive payment for taking calls.
As a phone sex operator, you'll almost always be working on a self-employed basis, so it's up to you to notify the taxman and keep enough of your earnings back to meet the tax bill.