Professional escorts provide their clients with all of their time and attention in exchange for payment. Her work ranges from company to sexual services. To join the industry, find a reliable agency where you can work comfortably and start promoting your services through online platforms. While working, it is important that you remain professional at all times and always operate within the law. To minimize risks, always use protection and stay away from any situation that creates insecurity.
Method 1 of 4: Join the Industry
Step 1. Join a reputable escort agency if you are new to the industry
Working for a reputable agency will provide you with a greater sense of security than working for yourself. Do an online search, talk to other escorts, or contact the sex industry worker advocacy group for recommendations. Visit different agencies and ask all the questions you have before signing up to find the one that best suits you.
- While the agency will keep a portion of your earnings, the benefits of having security, having others take care of your bookings, and evaluating clients first outweigh the cost.
- A reputable agency will respect your boundaries, provide you with a safe and hygienic work environment, and will be willing to answer all of your questions. Reputable agencies also provide security on the premises. If possible, talk to an escort who works there to get another opinion.
Step 2. Choose a last and first name for your identity as a companion
Having a unique name will help you promote your services effectively and protect your real identity. Before choosing a name, do an online search to make sure no other escort uses the same name. This will allow you to avoid confusion and communication problems. Use the same name on all of your advertising platforms for consistency.
- Often times, you will be able to use a false name for sexual health procedures so that you can remain anonymous. This will help you to further protect your identity and maintain your privacy.
- Some escort names are very common, so a good idea is to have a last name as well so that your clients will recognize you.
Step 3. Create online profiles to promote your services
Escorts often take care of your marketing and promotion. Use a search engine to find escort websites that are known in your area or country. Sign up for the pages and write a short presentation that is warm and approachable. Promote yourself on different escort websites to increase your marketing reach.
- Some web pages may require a physical description with your body measurements, such as clothing size.
- Whether or not your profile includes the services you offer will depend on the laws where you live.
Step 4. Take professional, high-quality photos to promote yourself
The photos you use play a very important role in your promotion. Find a professional photography service or ask other companions for recommendations. Then contact the photographer and schedule a shoot. Before the shoot, decide whether or not you want to show your face in the photos.
- The agency may provide you with professional photos.
- It is recommended that the photos be taken by a professional, since they will take into account the light, the angles and the photo styles that are used to portray the image you are looking for.
Method 2 of 4: Work within the law
Step 1. Find out about state or local laws before starting work
Laws and regulations related to this job differ between locations, so there are vast differences within the industry. In some areas, prostitution is illegal, but other types of escort (such as companionship) are legal. Contact your sex worker or escort advocacy group for specific local information. Ask for information about rights to be prepared to work in the industry.
For example, the services you offer, where you can work, and what information you must disclose to the police upon request will depend entirely on where you are
Step 2. Obtain a business license if your region or country requires it
In some places, you will only be able to provide company services if you have applied for and received a business license. Ask the sex worker or escort advocacy group if you need a license to work where you live. Contact government business licensing authorities and fill out the application form. Then you submit the request and wait for a response before starting work.
If you have a business license, it means that you work as an independent contractor, so you will not access health, vacation or retirement benefits
Step 3. Pay taxes based on your income
Tax rates and systems vary from place to place, so check how taxes work before starting work. Find tax information (like how much you have to pay and when) on the government website. In most situations, you will have to report your income at the end of the tax year and pay income tax at a specific rate. Generally, it helps to work with an accountant if you need help paying taxes.
- You can also contact a local sex worker or escort advocacy group to get the best tax advice for where you live.
- Even though the company service is illegal where you live, it is recommended that you pay your taxes to avoid any penalty or sanction.
Method 3 of 4: Work in Industry
Step 1. Dress professionally and arrive on time to meet with clients
Regardless of the type of service you offer, the key is to offer a professional service. If you are attending an event with a client, be sure to ask them what the dress code is to find out what the appropriate attire is. Every time you meet a client at their home or in a public space, be sure to plan your transfers in advance so that you are not late.
If you are a woman, a long or knee-length dress is usually ideal for important events. If the event is more casual, you can wear a high-waisted backless or open-back dress. If you are a man, a collared shirt is a good option for most events
Step 2. Maintain a professional and polite attitude at all times
The way you treat your clients plays a fundamental role in your professional success. Be polite, friendly, and warm to all customers, but remember to be assertive and in control. Build a relationship with your clients so they want to hire you again.
Another important part of building a good relationship with your customers is listening to them. Many clients just want to talk and enjoy spending time with you, and other services play a less important role
Step 3. Get paid in advance before starting work
With any company service, it is important that you get paid before starting work. Request full payment after introducing yourself to the client. You can accept cash or credit card payments, depending on what is most convenient for you. If the customer doesn't have the payment or refuses to pay you, walk away.
It is not good to wait until you have finished your work, since the client may tell you that they have no money to pay you
Step 4. Be assertive with your clients and specify your limits
It is important that you are totally transparent about your limits with each client before starting work. Explain the services you provide and those you do not provide, the cost of each, and its duration. Always respect your limits and rules, and never allow a client to persuade or control you.
Never be afraid to say no to a customer; always remember that you have the final word
Method 4 of 4: Staying Safe
Step 1. Use protection for all sexual services you offer
Protection is the best way to stay safe while you work. You should always use male or female condoms, depending on the type of service you offer. Also, use lubricant to prevent condoms from breaking. Before working with any client, do a quick visual examination for signs of sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital swelling, rashes, or fluids.
Some escort agencies screen and test clients for sexually transmitted diseases before working with them
Step 2. Get three or four sexual health check-ups per year to stay safe
It's important that you get regular screenings for sexually transmitted diseases and stay healthy, even if you haven't had unprotected sex. Attend sexual health check-ups at the sexual health clinic or your doctor's office and follow any necessary treatment plans.
- Taking three or four examinations a year is only a recommendation. Each escort agency will generally have a specific requirement regarding the frequency of exams.
- Sexual health screenings often include blood tests and swabs.
Step 3. Take care of your physical health so you don't get sick
It is important that you are healthy and take care of your body to be a good professional companion. Eat nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, and drink water to stay hydrated. Regular physical activity can also help you stay fit and improve your mood.
Step 4. Create a network of contacts with other trusted companions to take care of your mental health
This job can be mentally exhausting or difficult from time to time, especially because of the associated stigma. Take care of your mental health to make sure you are okay. Talk to other trusted escorts and don't be afraid to walk away from the industry if you feel like you can't deal with the situation.
If you have serious mental health problems and are having difficulty dealing with yourself, contact the sex worker advocacy group for support
Step 5. Leave immediately if a situation makes you unsafe
If the client shows abusive, threatening or violent behavior, leave as soon as you can safely do so. Contact your agency and law enforcement immediately. Similarly, if a customer refuses to use protection, walk away. While you will have to refund your payment if you leave, it is better to lose money and safely get away from a dangerous situation.