There are both pros and cons to working as an independent escort and working as an agency escort. Knowing what’s best for you entails knowing the pros and cons of each, and from there making the best decision you can. The other thing to keep in mind is that once you’ve made your decision, it’s not set in stone. For example, when I first started out there were no websites like this, explaining in detail many different aspects of being an escort. The only websites related to escorts were escort directories and escort review websites that were made for Johns or clients.
I found being an independent escort with very little information was overwhelming and I didn’t understand how any one could possibly do it. I read a bunch of escort reviews, and I checked out the websites of all of the escort agencies and independent escorts in the city where I was going to work. So I got a good feeling of what was out there and what happened during dates (from the client’s perspective). So in that regard I was confident in my ability to go to an appointment with a client and that I could do that end of the job. However advertising, screening clients and all of the business side of things I had no clue how they were done.
I knew that working for an escort agency they would take care of all of that for me. So I put together a list of escort agencies that I thought I would like to work for. I did this based on their website, where they advertised and the escorts they currently had working for them. I narrowed my list of potential escort agencies down to three different agencies that a) had very nice, upscale websites b) Had at least five different escorts working for them – I got the impression that the ones with less like only two or three escorts working for them were more like pimps that had “personal” relationships with the escorts and that’s NOT what I was looking for. c) That all advertised heavily on all of the main websites, the phone book, etc.
I submitted my pictures to each of these three escort agencies and all three of them called me back to setup an interview. When I went to the first interview, it was run by a guy who just had a very sleazy look to him. I tried not to judge and he asked me several questions like how often I’d be available, whether I had any experience, etc. After answering all of his questions he told me to take my clothes off, in which I looked back at him in shock. I certainly was not expecting to have to get naked during the interview for anyone. He said it was part of the regular process and that I needed to do it. I stood up, grabbed my purse and stormed out.
The second escort agency that I had applied to called me and asked me to setup an interview. This time it was a female who called me and she made me feel much more comfortable knowing it was a woman. This time I made it clear over the phone, do I need to take off my clothes during the interview? She replied no. I went in to the interview and this was completely different, she had an office with a bunch of women, whom I later realized were escorts, coming in and leaving, her office door was never closed which made me feel more comfortable and we talked for almost half an hour before she even asked me about questions relating to the job. We talked about what I knew, what I didn’t know, how come I wanted to become an escort. I was immediately put at ease.
The third escort agency to have called me was a nice man, he didn’t ask me to take my clothes off and I could tell he ran a legit business. However I eventually went back to the second escort agency that was run by a woman because I felt I had developed a chemistry with the woman, and I felt most comfortable working for her rather than the third escort agency.
After a year of working for that escort agency, thanks to the help of some of the other escorts and the escort agency owner, I felt much more confident in my ability to work as an independent escort. After a year of working for that escort agency, I decided to go out on my own and work as an independent escort because I wanted more control over my business and I felt I was ready to handle the responsibilities of working as an independent escort.
Now a days with websites like this one, where you can learn a lot about the business side of being an escort, it’s easier to start off as an independent escort. My honest advice would be to get in touch with my friend who is an escort consultant and to go through the bootcamp that he offers. You’ll make more money and have all the benefits of having an expert help you along.
Now that I’ve given you the novel version, let me give it to you in point form:
Escort Agency Pros
- They handle the advertising
- They handle screening clients
- They handle your security and driver (for outcalls)
- You’re stepping into an already established business
Escort Agency Cons
- Less control over how you’re advertising.
- They take a (large) cut out of your money.
- You work for someone else.
Independent Escort Pros
- Complete control over everything.
- You work for yourself.
- You control your own expenses.
Independent Escort Cons
- It’s a lot of work.
- You’re in charge of your screening and security. Could be a pro since it’s in your hands, but if you make a mistake no one to blame but you.
- You chose how you’re advertised