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linglau

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #15 on: 04 April 2020, 11:35:57 pm »


Also they have saved loads of money not punting while this has been on so why not keep the price high as their wallets are full.

Not so sure guys will have money. Many loosing jobs, some on SSP and gov pay scheme so might be lot in deep debt.

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #16 on: 05 April 2020, 02:24:46 am »
There is never any one answer to these situations IMO...

A). Some (otherwise financially secure) men who haven't been able to punt for a few weeks or months will go on a splurge as soon as possible, maybe seeing someone they've always wanted to see, or an escort who's normally out of their price range, as well as regulars. Other men will have no, little or low-paid work and either won't punt at all or will go for a quickie in a parlour.

B). Some men will just pay what they can afford and see who they want to see, regardless of whether her prices have gone up or down, whether she's worked during lockdown or anything else. Others will blacklist escorts who've worked or who hike their prices up noticeably once it's all over.
"There is no sin except stupidity" - Oscar Wilde

burly burlesque

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #17 on: 05 April 2020, 02:28:28 pm »
I think its true that if you insist - within 'reason' - on what you charge then if they want to see you, they'll pay the extra 10/20. Those guys that set a hard limit on what they will spend and stick to it are few and far between, I think. Also, I agree that its partly psychological, if you cut your prices, it makes them feel powerful and whenever I've experimented with it I've got more guys trying to play me around, thinking I'll cave to anything.

I think though I am also guilty of trying to over finesse the formula because I always think I can 'improve' on myself and my business and daily routine and sometimes I'm like 'its ok to just plod on, you're doing ok'. Sometimes us chicas can be quite hard on ourselves  :)

Pretty Pink

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #18 on: 07 April 2020, 06:20:39 pm »
The biggest issue for me hiking my price is going to be the different areas I go to. I’m currently at £80 which is competitive in most places I go but I’m on the border of too expensive for a couple of little gold mines I visit. I also can’t be bothered changing each place cause il only confuse myself  ::) and I’m so stubborn I would go bankrupt before I put them back down again  ;D

Decisions decisions

Sexybaker

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #19 on: 14 April 2020, 08:05:05 pm »
I will be saving more money, I expect further waves of corona virus for the next few years and the government cannot be relied upon. Also spending more time with my family, saw a neighbour get carted off in an ambulance last week and heard they died. I live in a quiet place so if it can strike here it can strike anywhere.


Curvygal

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #20 on: 22 April 2020, 12:13:38 am »
I'd like to say I'm going to change my work and spending habits, and mean it, but it would be a lie. I miss everything about the job, socially and financially.. just want to get back to normal and pick up where I left off.

Me too I'm just desperate for things to get back to normal.

Truthfully I think a this is a bit like new years, lots of people have good intentions of doing this and that, but when we do get the restrictions eased then eventually lifted life will soon revert to how it was in a lot of ways.   

Although in some ways I don't think life will ever be like it was.

Nora batty

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #21 on: 25 April 2020, 01:08:11 am »
I will be changing some services depending on how the virus is spreading and if there is any treatment vaccine available. 

I value my health above my work, so I will be waiting and watching what happens with the virus before confirming what changes I going to make.  Kissing is something I really enjoy with my clients, but is the most obvious one to consider removing, but takes the GFE away from GFE so I don't know.  I may even go to covered oral.  I just want  O minimise any risk of myself catching it and spreading it.

I will be enforcing hand washing on arrival or they will be thrown out. 

I may even retire and not come back.

The virus is a game changer.  I have accepted risks with the job and always worked as safe as possible and am still standing, but as I have underlying health conditions, the virus just may be the risk that makes me quit.

Veggiegal

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #22 on: 27 April 2020, 09:37:18 am »
What a great thread! I was reflecting on this myself over the last few weeks.

A few months before lockdown, I made the changes to my service offerings I had wanted to for a while - I moved from full service to fetish / dom only. This did mean losing ALOT of clients and income, but I retained quite a few clients who were seeing me for fetish sessions prior who have been keeping me ticking over since the changes. Only recently had I started attracting new clients, after the drought of Xmas and Jan. So in that sense, I am happy with what I offer. I chose that transition period to take the step back (rest) that I needed as I had previously been working solidly to meet a financial goal, which I did, but as a result, my marketing had been neglected. Lockdown came right at the point I got my momentum back to smash it with my marketing. Instead I now spend my days chasing kids around and cooking up a storm in the kitchen - things I never had much time for in my usual working week.

So for me, I think there has been a definite mental switch. I can see, without the fog of work, how much my family needed more quality time together. I have also experienced living on less money, or at least to a budget - something I didn't have to do for a few years. This lockdown has also highlighted the importance of having various revenue streams that don't necessarily rely on person to person contact, such as online sessions and even content sales, which can be passive income. I've also considered creating income away from this industry from assets I already have. Seeing how versatile other businesses are being makes me see that I wasn't.

So on return, I plan on working less hours to allow for more family time and personal things, but maximising the time that I do dedicate for work. So instead of lazing about my work place for hours inbetween my sessions, use the time to create content, do webcam, do my marketing etc. I will also be more mindful of my spending in personal life - that £50 restaurant trip multiple times per week? Not necessary. Put that towards my savings.

This situation is definitely a game changer for so many people. I guess all we can do it use it to our advantage!

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #23 on: 27 April 2020, 09:53:12 am »
When lockdown is over I will be reducing my rates

thickthighs

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #24 on: 27 April 2020, 10:12:13 am »
My thoughts/plans are to get a civvy job M-F (have a couple of interviews coming up) and whore Friday evening-Saturday evening only   

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #25 on: 27 April 2020, 10:28:31 am »
I will be reducing my rates after lockdown.  There are thousands of men who have lost their jobs and we are now back into a recession.
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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #26 on: 28 April 2020, 05:51:52 am »
I am in two minds as to whether to reduce my prices after lockdown.  I will probably try the first couple of weeks on my usual prices then see how I go.  I may do a slightly reduced hourly rate.  Even if I just knock a tenner off.

DarcyLady

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #27 on: 28 April 2020, 08:15:20 am »
I'm not seeing anyone atm, but I've put my prices up by £100 and am receiving more interest than ever...

Pink unicorn

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #28 on: 28 April 2020, 08:43:12 am »
A couple of regulars have lost there jobs and I think money will be tight for most people when lockdown down is over

Decided it’s to much of a risk to be escorting in the current climate and will be tough financially post lockdown

Had a video interview for a job in civvi street last week and have just woken this morning to a email with a job offer

Will be parking escorting for the time being and come back to it when conditions allow
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thickthighs

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #29 on: 28 April 2020, 09:08:21 am »
Certainly won’t be reducing my rates I’m bargain as it is lol