Let's get back to business, shall we?
Every escort should enter sex work with goals in mind. Is escorting a way to pay for school? A chance to earn great money between jobs? Something you want to do indefinitely? In order to be a successful sex worker, one needs to know what they want out of the job to begin with.
Once that goal is defined, they can begin building the necessary foundation for a safe, profitable career.
Starting with an agent is the best way to go. She (the agent) will likely have a pool of clients that she's known for some time. The agent can then introduce the new girl (or in my case, the new boy) to these clients and begin growing a schedule for her. The agent will take a commission for her trouble, and be there in case anything should arise.
So, this new escort has been at it for six months, perhaps even a year. She knows her clients and isn't taking on many new ones. Should she wish to go independent, this would be the ideal time to do so.
What do I mean by independent? Well, I realize I just praised the advantages of having an agent that the beginning of an escort's career, but the truth is any escort with half a brain can learn how to juggle his/her own clients once they know the ins and outs of the business.
See, one of the benefits of being an escort is that once you've been in the game long enough, you don't have to see new clients as often. You deal with your regulars, and only occasionally invite new people in. This makes work quite safe. Oh, and there's another advantage of going independent as well: The escort gets to keep more of his/her money.
It always surprised me to see that so much about sex work is focused on the sex, while the business aspects are somewhat left out in the cold. All right, I suppose that sex trumping business shouldn't be all that surprising, but like any other business, there's a degree of practicality in sex work.
Being able to maintain successful working relationships, allocating one's time appropriately, and knowing when to leave sex work behind and set aside some time for the "real you" are all important. Unlike other jobs, there's no real handbook to escorting, nor are there many websites or professional organizations were we can turn for help.
So if this blog has any purpose, I hope that it can help those who are in need of it. Perhaps an escort in the beginning of his/her career is a bit lost, then finds my blog and picks up a few things? Much as I love the compliments about my writing and sense of humor, it's helping people that I'm proudest of.
I may be leaving escorting behind, but this blog will be with me, and the world, forever.