Good question…. Be honest with yourself about what the job entails. Decide what you are prepared to do and not prepared to do. If you believe french kissing is too personal on the job so you won’t be offering it, that is totally your choice. What your boundaries are may change, but it is better to go slow on this one.
Talk to someone who has been part of the industry for at least 5 years, if not longer. New Zealand has the New Zealand Prostitute Collective which not only offers advice but a free starter kit and a safe space to talk to other working girls, as well as a little shop for all your supplies.
Decide if you will work whilst you have your period or not.
Think about who you will tell and who you won’t about your new job choice. I have been disowned by two people of the small group of people I chose to tell. However I have gained close allies in the industry which has made it easier to bear being disowned.
Think about if you want to work as a private escort or work for somebody. Or if you want to work at a club. Working in New Zealand as a private escort appears to be much easier than in Australia, so this might be something you need to research about. Go and talk to the girls at a potential place of work and see what the atmosphere is like. Talk to the person who runs the rooms and work out what working environment is going to work best for you. I know girls who work in a club as well as privately, and others who work privately in New Zealand and in brothels in Australia. The combination allows more income, as well as being able to see regular clients. So find out what will work for you.
Have a STD and HIV checkup before you start working and then once every three months. Your health is your everything. If you get sick or develop an STD, you are the one losing money because your health is compromised. Look after yourself, see yourself as an investment, because you and your health are your job.
Put together a bag or suitcase of what you need for a booking. To start, I only had two sets of lingerie, a fancy dress, heels, make up, condoms, lube, a list of what I was offering and my prices (unless you are working for someone). Then once you are a few bookings in, I treated myself to a new lingerie set and some nicer heels. It’s a wonderful excuse to go shopping!
Photos, photos, photos! Visual is all important in this industry but spend within your budget and upgrade as you go. My friend took mine to get me started and three months into working I got a photographer to take ten new ones. You can spend lots of money or you can go mid-priced but you need photos and remember, they are what your client spends most of his/her time looking at before booking you. I’ve been booked by someone who hadn’t even read my profile – no surprise really lol.
Also think about advertising and research what is available. If you are working for someone then they may include advertising in the arrangement. As a private escort, I have tried a variety of advertising techniques from NZ Girls, to Ted, to free advertising. At the moment, I do most of my advertising on Cracker with the support of free advertising from the NZ Pleasures and Girl4U. My friend swears by NZ Girls, as do a number of girls I have spoken to, however it is about find what/who works best for you.
Read part I on What It’s Really Like To Be An Escort here http://simplysxy.com/articles/2018/01/07/being-an-escort/
Addison Lane – Addison is a woman of sensuality, curiosity and pleasure. She loves giving pleasure as much as she loves receiving it. Educated in a variety of faculty’s, when she’s not at work, she is continuing her art practice along with her passion for music.
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You will find Addison in Wellington most days. She has toured to Auckland and Christchurch but Wellington is home at the moment.
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