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Make Big Money With A Foot Licking Business

Updated on July 16, 2010

Avoid These Kind of Foot Nibbling Fish

Start Your Own Foot Licking Business Right Out Of Your Home

You can make great money at home with a FOOT LICKING BUSINESS! Yes, you read it right the first time, I said a foot licking business!

You probably already know that day spas have sprung up all over the place. People love to listen to new age music and get massaged Some spas place warm river stones all over your body to help you relax, while there are other spas which cover you in sterile healing mud. People love these treatments and it helps them feel relaxed, plus spa prices are coming down so that they can stay in business in this economy! After all, it is pretty hard to relax if you are worried about how much everything is going to cost, right?

Every country in the world has massage practices, and some are a bit bizarre, but hey, variety is the very spice of life. If you are like most people, your feet need some attention, and if you are a little bit older, you are probably suffering from dry toes and rough heels, an undesirable condition to be sure, not to mention that rough heels can get caught on your bedding, which is equivalent to fingernails on a chalk board.

In Japan they have found a way to get this foot disorder under control. They have these tiny fish that nibble away all the dead skin on the feet, and in other areas of the body too. The Japanese find this a very relaxing therapy and the country is loaded with pools of foot nibbling fish.

If it’s a big hit in Japan, something like that could also be a good idea in the USA, after all dry feet are a worldwide problem. However, I do not know of any fish in my area that I would trust to nibble on my feet. The kind of fish we have here in Wisconsin would want to bite your toes off, and then go after the rest of you for the main meal. Have you ever seen a sturgeon? It rhymes with surgeon, and it looks like a big prehistoric beast. It’s scary looking, and I would not want to go anywhere near this fish, so what are we to do?

Well, well, have you ever heard of the phrase "Yankee ingenuity"? It means that us Yanks know how to come up with some good ideas. Leave the fish for the Wisconsin Friday Fish Fry, leave the foot nibbling to the Japanese, because I have an even better idea and that is FOOT LICKING!!

A foot licking salon could be your ticket to the good life. All you need is a nice room with some comfortable chairs, some new age music and a few scented candles to light the mood. Your customers come in and sit down in a comfortable recliner. First they get their feet washed with sea salt and warm scented water. Very nice, very relaxing. After that, they insert their feet through a hole in the wall, and the foot licking treatment begins. Ahhhh! So relaxing, so wonderful! Please….don’t stop!!

So far, so good right? But I know what you are thinking, WHO is going to lick feet, even if you pay them well to do it? Well, there are people who go for that kind of thing, but they are pretty hard to find, not that I have ever tried to find these kind of people.

There are other species besides humans that are good at foot licking, and perhaps the very best foot lickers on the planet are man’s best friend, the dog! Yes, the family pet can help you earn a small fortune in the foot licking business.

I have 5 dogs, and each and every one of them are foot lickers. Personally, I am too ticklish to have my feet licked, so I am taking the word of various family and friends.

For an 8 hour shift, I would suggest having four dogs, and of course it also depends upon how many customers you have. I would also suggest coating the feet with a thin layer of peanut butter, I would also suggest charging in 5 minute increments. Foot licking can get pretty intense, if a customer gets too much licking it could have some dire consequences. Simply use good common sense. never ever over lick a customer, that is rule number UNO!

I would also like to suggest that you go and adopt a few dogs for this purpose, you might also want to offer pet therapy to your clients. Plus, you can write off all the vet bills and dog food as a business expense.

Make sure the dogs are well trained and happy and healthy. Make sure to watch the Dog Whisperer on a regular basis so if a training issue crops up you know how to handle it, and above everything else, never get a dog that bites or is mean, and make sure the dogs get all their shots. You will also need good business insurance….a must for ANY home run business.

What can you charge? Find out what other day spas charge in your area and then charge a little less. Once you have established your clientel you can raise your prices to the current rates. If you have satisfied customers this should not be a problem at all.

Should you tell your customers their feet are being licked by dogs? That’s up to you, but may I suggest that it would be better to let this up to their imagination. LOL!!

Above all, have FUN!

Watch for more of my hubs on how to make money in unusual and unconventional ways.


Get the right dog for the job!

Small dogs like this generally make the best foot lickers.
Small dogs like this generally make the best foot lickers.
Before and after foot licking from a specially trained foot licking dog!
Before and after foot licking from a specially trained foot licking dog!

Use the right kind of dog for the job!

 Most people like the delicate way a smaller dog licks their feet. Bigger dogs can kind of get carried away with their intensity to please their masters. it is not very relaxing to feel as if your foot is being licked into oblivion.

Of course everyone has their own personal preferences, so it is probably best to have a variety of dogs trained in foot licking to be on call at all times. Just put a beeper on their collar, they will take it from there.

For even extra money, you can have foot licking classes for dogs. Teach dog the in and outs, the every little curve and indentation of proper foot licking. You can even get into the foot licking dog business and breed dogs that are excellent foot lickers. The oppourtunities are endless and profitable as well.


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      5 years ago

      Are you still need somebody to lick feet? I'm doing that by the way. I'm licking feet with all pleasure. Just any one need their feet to be licked contact me on

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Matt, as a nurse I am telling you that licking feet is not the best idea for your health. Don't do it!

      Besides, dogs are professional foot lickers and you would not be able to compete! LOL!

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      7 years ago

      I'll work in your shop and lick feet all day

      sounds great

      Only women though right? :)

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      celiasue hecht 

      9 years ago

      hilarious, I posted your link and created my own version on my doggie blog...

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      9 years ago

      i love that idea and i would love to be one of the guys licking feet lol if any girl is interested for getting there feet licked for free please contact me indianiverson_3 @ hotmail. com or indianiverson_0 2 yahoo . com

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      9 years ago

      I lick feet I love it can I work

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      9 years ago

      Haha this is funny.

      Believe it or not though I clicker trained my English bulldog to lick my feet on the command "Massage time!".

      Anything for a treat hehe, gotta love dogs!

      Should I send him over for the interview?

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      9 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Good humor! That's one heck of a business idea. Too bad about the dogs, though -- woulda been nice if they could've held up their end of the bargain ...Gotta run. I'm off to find me some foot-nibblin fish, by golly.

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      Granny's House 

      9 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Very funny. I enjoyed this hub. I can't wait to read more. Gotta go. I have to check out more now. Oh, i voted and I am going to follow

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks everyone for leaving comments!

      Well, well my foot licking business went broke because those dogs of mine are untrainable.

      Oh sure, they lick feet, but only when they feel like it! They lick for less than a minute and then they go right to the refrigerator for a hot dog. Miserable mutts!

      You know what they say, you can't get good help these days!

      LOL!!And yes, I filled in for the dogs for one day, and that was enough for me!

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      9 years ago

      ROTF LMAO WTF?!?!

      Oh my goodness gracious Magnoliazz, calm down, before your foot starts falling asleep. Are you really that much of an avant garde entreprenur or are you really desperate for a job? I have never thought or heard of such a crazy dog gone idea...Do your doggies enjoy it. Do you have to get them special shots? Do you give doggie discounts?

      I won't say what I was going to next..

      Something about do your job d**gy style. LOL

      You are a goofy, witty, amazing woman.

      And Private foot licking entreprenur.

      Do you ever have to fill in for the dogs?




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      9 years ago

      hi megnoliazz,i felt like hit by a mule'kick when i read the heading of your hub on some other page,I din't know i was in for a big one.I enjoyed every bit of it.thumbs up

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      Levi Joshua Kell 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Cute hub. I am wondering what type of fish those Japanese folks are raising over there. I do know that they buy almost all of my mushrooms; so, they can't be all that bad (I still would like to know what type of fish those are???).

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      9 years ago from London, UK

      Interesting Hub .... and you have 5 dogs. You must be rollin in the money right now. lol

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      9 years ago

      I need a job, how can I get on this? :) I also do various other tricks if needed!

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Absolutely hilarious! Now I know how to make a financial comeback. The before and after pictures sold me. Are franchises available?

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      Diane Marie 

      9 years ago from Broomall, PA

      Magnoliazz, I don't know if that is your real name or not, but I love it!!! Thanks for reading my hub about monkeys. I didn't know that people who study DNA claim that we all evolved from one black woman from Africa. That is interesting! By the way, I really enjoyed reading your hub about footlicking! haha :)

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hello Dreamreachout!!

      LOL...yes, it was just to make people laugh...this hub is just for fun.

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      9 years ago

      Ha ha ha .. I cant stop laughing at this idea but I feel you were only intending to make people laugh with this hub!! Thumbs up and Cheers!!

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      LOL...thanks...I will take that as a compliment!

      Thanks everyone for your comments, I hope this hub made you laugh.

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      9 years ago

      I could go for that right now. Ahhh I had a little Cockapoo many years ago that loved to lick my feet and in between my toes. He waited all day for me to get home and take off my shoes to get at it. It was very relaxing. You're quite nuts you know?

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      Neil Sperling 

      9 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Rufff Rufff -- LOL

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      Tubbs Merouge 

      9 years ago from Louisiana

      Jeez. I'm still laughing!! Loved your hub!!!

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      9 years ago

      WOW!!!! I really thought i was entering into some dangerous hub here. But this is pretty interesting info. Weird too.

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      9 years ago

      One of the most interesting hubs I have read. Foot licking fish and dogs! By the number of comments, I see I am not alone in enjoying your hub.

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      Hannah Ministries 

      9 years ago

      very funny!

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      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      K Partin, I LIKE your sense of humor!

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      K Partin 

      10 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Mag what a great hub, really enjoyed. Don't know if I could be the licker or the lickee :) Thanks K.

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      10 years ago

      I am always looking for business ideas and ways to make extra money but, this tops the cake! This post was very funny. Good job!

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for the comments Katelym Weel and Peter Dickenson!

      LOL, no I am not into the foot licking thing myself, I am wayyyy toooo ticklish for that, but I watch plenty of family and friends getting their feet licked by our numerous dogs here on the farm. Those dogs will lick your feet the minute you take your socks off! I really don't know how it all started...LOL...however, the cats around here are very fussy and independent, it would take some intensive training to get them to lick feet. So far I have not come across any biting cats, but they are certainly capable of that.

      LOL...keep the comments coming, this is better than the hub that started it!

      Parrots have cleaver little tongues, eh? I am sure we could fit them into the foot licking routines, however, we would have to be careful that they would not squeak out some offensive language if they were working on less than pristine feet. LOL...that could ruin the entire business right there! Of course, you could teach the parrot to only say good things, like sweet feet, neat feet, pretty feet!

      I just hope the animal rights people would be okay with this, you just never know.

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      Peter Dickinson 

      10 years ago from South East Asia

      Very funny and you can be as sure as can be that someone will pay for the service. Parrots have rather clever little tongues too.

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      Katelyn Weel 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      cats would be a great idea but they get a little too into it and then they bite...

      I'm still laughing at this hub, and magnoliazz I think you've put so much thought into it I wouldn't be surprised if you did it for real ha ha

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Misha- are sooo naughty!! To lick or not to lick, that is the question!

      Whitney05...nastiness is only a state of the mind. If we read more into it, I suppose it could be nasty, however, I find it more funny than anything else. Just think of all those poor stray cats and dogs out there with no home, no food and shivering in the cold. If they could learn a useful vocation, like FOOT LICKING, they would have better life options. If spas all over the country incorperated foot licking into their business plan and ganifully employed millions of cats and dogs, this world would be a much better place!

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      10 years ago from Georgia

      this sounds so nasty.

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      10 years ago from DC Area

      Ah Magnoliazz, you are hilarious! How about I lick your, and you lick mine? And scratch the back, too? ;)

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      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Franki 79, are crazy like me! THANKS FOR YOUR

      I think getting the cats in on the foot licking business is a lick of genius! You could start out with a cat licking, that would be the exfoliating treatment, and then after that the dogs could take over, that would add the element of relaxation!

      I suspect that some people would be willing to pay big money for these treatments, especially if it caught on in Hollywood and all the movies stars started doing it. I could just imagine someone like Jay Leno getting a good foot licking at the Dog and Cat Express Spa! He would have funny material to work with for years to come!

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      Katelyn Weel 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      bahaha yeah that would be a great hub. looking forward to it!

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Katelyn, I am happy there are people out there who appreciate my rather strange sense of humor.

      I am thinking of writing a hub about ways I used to torture my younger brothers. We would often tie up my youngest brother, take his socks off and let the dogs lick his feet. If you are ticklish...I AM...this is a form of torture!! I am not kidding either, just the thought makes the toes curl.

      No wonder he is such a problem now, or maybe it was when we tied him to an office chair and spun him around as fast as it would go...although my mother went into hysterics over that one. She claimed we would " scramble his brain". I often wondered what she thought the rides at the county fair did to the brain? LOL!!

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      Katelyn Weel 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is brilliant! Laughed out loud for real... LOL.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      LOL...your friend is just one step away from making big money with her own home foot licking business! Her dogs are already trained, what more can I say?

      Thanks for the comment, it is nice to know there are other people out there with a sense of humor.

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      Luana Higuera 

      10 years ago from South Bay, CA

      Swear to Pete, I have a friend who tells me she routinely lies on top of her bed, hangs her bare feet off the end of her bed, and lets her pugs have at it! She says it's better than sex - don't know that I'd go that far, but hey, whatever floats your boat! Besides, this sucky economy has forced folks to be creative, so I wouldn't knock it. Thanks for the great hub! ~ L.

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      10 years ago

      This is indeed a fun hub!

      Loved it.

    • magnoliazz profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hello Carson Creek...I have dogs in foot licking training as we speak! Of course, you can train your own dog to be a foot licker. Just put a little peanut butter on your toes and see what happens!! LOL!! I am way too ticklish to even THINK about this!

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      Carson Creek 

      10 years ago

      That was fantastic! LOL I'm "hooked" on your hubs. Now, where's that dog of mine?

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      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for you nice comments everyone, sometimes its just good to laugh a little.

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      10 years ago

      haha, brilliant hub, couldn't stop laughing! im pretty new to this hub thing and that's the sort of stuff that makes me want to stay and write some great stuff myself, thankyou!

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      10 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share with us. it was a great idea.

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      10 years ago from New York City

      Very funny !!! :))

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      Veronica Allen 

      10 years ago

      Hilarous! Love the hub! The title really caught my attention, and the article didn't disappoint.


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