Working as an escort can be an exciting career move for a lot of people. It offers flexibility, the ability to meet interesting people, and self-empowerment. It can also be a lucrative job with great earning potential. Whether you’re new to the business or considering it as a career path, there are a few key things you should know before embarking down this path. This article will cover an overview of what to expect during your first time working as an escort, the legalities involved, safety tips, how to find clients, and a few other tips for success.
What Is an Escort?
Before diving into an overview of what to expect, it’s important to know what an escort is. Escorts are individuals who are paid to provide companionship to clients. The services they provide vary from person to person, and can range from a simple “date” to providing sexual services. For legal reasons, it’s important to understand that all services should remain strictly professional. An escort is not a prostitute, and will not engage in any illegal activities with clients.
Legalities of Working as an Escort
Working as an escort is a legal profession, however, there are some areas that can be confusing when it comes to the legalities. In most cases, escorting is legal as long as it follows all local and federal laws. It’s important to research the laws in your area before starting to work as an escort. Some areas may require escorts to attain a license, so make sure you are aware of the regulations in your area. In the US, the Huston v. Miller ruling states that escorts should not be subject to criminal prosecution for sexual solicitation as long as they are engaging in consensual acts. Remember that while the laws may vary from region to region, never engage in illegal activities as they will put you and your clients at risk.
Safety and Privacy
Safety and privacy should be the top priority for both the escorts and their clients. Make sure you have an understanding of the best practices before meeting a client. It’s important to meet clients in a public place, never go to their home, and to be aware of your surroundings at all times. When travelling to a meeting location, it’s best to tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back. It’s also important to maintain boundaries with clients and never give out personal information such as your home address. In terms of payment, use a cashless form such as PayPal or other digital payment services that offer anonymity.
Finding clients can be the most difficult part when starting out. To find potential clients, use online resources as they provide the largest pool of potential opportunities. People looking for an escort often use online directories or classified sites. Reputable directory services will often require validation such as ID and references, so make sure you have these documents ready before signing up. It’s also important to use good judgment when choosing clients and only interact with those who seem genuine.
Before Meeting a Client
Before meeting a client, it’s important to take some precautions to ensure safety. The most important thing is to trust your intuition and never feel forced to meet up with a client if you are not comfortable. Research the client as much as possible, and make sure to get references from previous clients. You should also confirm the time and location of the meeting and make sure to disclose your rates up front. Most importantly, keep in mind that there are no obligations and you have the right to leave if you ever feel uncomfortable.
Once you have gotten comfortable with the client, it’s time to get down to business. Make sure you are both on the same page in terms of expectations and boundaries. Remember that this is a professional arrangement and you are not required to engage in any activities that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Do your best to make the client feel relaxed, respected, and comfortable. Be aware of what services you are providing and be clear about the payment before the end of the meeting.
After the Meeting
Once the meeting is over, it’s crucial that you remain anonymous and that other parties involved also do so. If you feel uncomfortable or feel like the sponsor has gone against the agreed upon standards, report the incident to the police immediately and follow up with the directory you found them from.
Working as an escort can be a lucrative and fulfilling career, but there is also a great deal that you need to consider before you take the plunge. It’s important do your research, be aware of the legal environment, and take safety precautions to ensure your safety. Use online directories to find potential clients, meet in public places, and never put yourself in a position that compromises your safety. Above all, trust your intuition and remember that you have the right to say no if you feel uncomfortable.