The risks are obvious: arrest and imprisonment. Minnesota penalties are fairly mild--fines and a year or less in jail--but if you gain the persistent attention of law enforcement, you'll never operate comfortably, and your clients will flee to the winds.
,Everyone in trade gets caught eventually, and the sloppy are caught quickly. Take the long view: any prostitution conviction against you will be public record. Are you comfortable explaining it to family? Friends? Boyfriends? Employers?
Rethink your writing career. You don't need schooling as much as you need writing work. You need to be well-read, and to command your language, but a writer becomes more valuable with age and experience. With prostitution, precisely the reverse is true.
You'll need a day job, but stripping will serve you well enough there, especially if you can work your way into club management. Also, stripper memoirs are in vogue. See Diablo Cody, Elisabeth Eaves, Lily Burana, and others--especially Burana.
Becoming a prostitute would be the single worst decision in your life that you could make right now. Sure, you would be making money and all, but down the road, you will regret it and hate yourself for it. It's one of those things that just demoralizes a person. There are so many other things you can do with your life. As for schooling, most of college isn't about your intelligence, it's all about how bad you want it and how hard you work towards your goal. If there's something out there that you can do that for, like writing, then you will be able to do it. What I'm trying to say is that this is the only life and only body you get, don't throw it away like this.
And also, don't listen to the idiot comments by guys below. They are immature and a**holes. This isn't something to joke about like they are.
See what you need to start doing is give yourself more credit. You can be whatever you put ur mind to it. You don't need to be a genious to be a writer, sure, you might not get a Nobel Prize for Literature. But if that's what you really want, why settle?
Getting caught is not the worse it could happen, nowadays with all the STDs that are out there and even with protection you can still catch something.
don't become a prostitute, you will be sucked into a dark underworld. You might be able to make a lot of money stripping if you learn the tricks, I recently have been reading Jenna Jameson's Biography at first she was a stripper before she was a pornstar and she talked about how her friend taught her the ropes I suggest you read the book for tips plus it was really interesting. one of the things she did was not touch the guys during lapdances but get closer and closer during each dance. anyway she became the top girl and earned thousands of dollars.
Being a prostitute is worse than being a piece of rat sh*t on the floor (and a stripper is half way there). Is that what you consider yourself? Your worth so much more than that... your priceless girl! And no man deserves to touch you unless he loves you.