18 / 11 / 2020
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Independent Escort : the costs attached to this status

Spending time with the right Service Provider is certainly a high class experience, and although prices vary a lot, it is never a ‘cheap’ deal. Some men may assume that the hourly rate is too high, and have a tendency of thinking that the companion does not ‘worth’ it. Here is a long list of things/tasks/factors that all Independent Escorts must take into consideration to always be on top of their activity as an Escort. As you will notice, there is a lot of time invested outside their bookings. Hopefully it will be for you Gentlemen, an eye-opener.

Time spent on Marketing

Many Independent Escorts have their own website and here is what comes with it : creating and updating a website, paid ads, social media presence and growth, photo shoots (paying a professional photographer, paying for a location, buying clothing and lingerie, and potentially paying a hair/make-up artist) and general content creation to keep her presence varied and interesting

Administration

Responding to calls and e-mails for booking requests, dealing with frustrating time wasters in the process, and screening clients/seeking references is extremely time consuming!

Researching general industry information

A top Independent Escort should spend time gathering information about the industry she is in to maintain herself on top of the game. Hours are spent going through forums and threads, reading blogs and looking up various websites, to ensure that she has as clued up as possible in an industry that has little to no regulation or guidance.

Maintaining a bag of lingerie & accessories

A lot of time is also being spent by the Model for self-maintenance. Buying and looking for special lingerie and clothing items, as well as toys, lube, massage oils and other accessories...

Hours of beauty treatments  

Gentlemen, you can’t image how expensive regular beauty treatments can be. From manicure, pedicure, hair, wax/laser/frequent shaving, skincare, make up, dental, fitness, the list goes on and it is pretty long. Escort Girls are likely to spend a lot more time and money on this than the average person, due to the expectation of providing an excellent experience for every client.

Investment in health

This includes regular STD screenings and buying copious amounts of good quality condoms, and diet and fitness. Paid sick leave doesn’t exist when you’re working for yourself ( nor does paid vacation time) so there is a heightened importance of self-care.

Searching for the right Incall locations

Some girls will spend hours before finding the most discreet yet conveniently location options, which takes research and comes with an obvious financial investment.

Time before and after the appointments

Before receiving their client, an Escort normally spends time preparing the premises so that everything is tidy, clean, in its place when her client arrives. Making sure she has drinks / snacks to offer him, preparing the room, lighting the candles, changing the sheets, doing several washing machines a week ... Then, dressing up for each client is at least 30 minutes of preparation. All this takes time, time which is not counted in the sex worker's income and yet essential when you are an Independent Escort of a certain level.

The energy spent maintaining two different identities

More often than not, this entails needing to create a convincing narrative for curious friends and family who do not know about their work, sometimes alongside a full-time day job/high level studies, and trying to travel to bookings unseen by an acquaintance. This is doubled by creating a narrative for their escort persona, so as not to give away too much of their genuine personal information to clients for the sake of safety.

Possible unpaid leave from day job

This could be to accommodate an appointment, or to simply recover from an experience.

Irregularity of the job

Escorts’ income is unreliable. You can have a great and busy week, followed by two weeks of no bookings, yet still spend time doing everything you can to promote yourself and respond to disingenuous emails/phone calls. When you look at someone’s hourly rates, don’t assume they’re in bookings for 35 hours a week.

Emotional energy

It takes a lot of emotional energy of being a switched on, attentive, intimate confidante for multiple people as a professional companion, as well as being fully present for their own family, friends and colleagues. It's incredibly draining and can lead to burnout much quicker than with an average worker.

Tax and accounting

Many think that sex workers do not pay taxes. Well, not all of them. Some need some transparency in order to get a credit card, buy a house...Tracking income and expenses, paying an accountant or spending a lot of time figuring it out for themselves, registering their business, dealing with banks that are Escort-phobic and don't want their custom.

I hope this post offers some new perspective for you Gentlemen that might be tempted to negotiate a Escort’ rates, or to criticize what a Model thinks her time should be worth. Please Gentlemen, stop ngociating Escorts' donation. It is insulting and degrading. It is also a proof for them that you do not appreciate all the efforts put in place to make you have a good time.

Being an Independent Escort takes money to start with, a lot of commitment, patience, consistency and a lot of extra work outside the appointments (upstream and downstream). The hard work can eventually pay off, and this article demonstrates exactly why it should.

Janet for TheVelvetRooms

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