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CaramelCrunch

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #30 on: 28 December 2010, 11:06:18 am »

Has made me think now to focus on other areas of advertising, create my own website, advertise elsewhere, etc.  Might start the ball rolling while they're down.

Me too hun i'm just arranging to have pics done....

weird i'm still gettin lots of calls  they must have saved my number previously

eva cherry

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #31 on: 28 December 2010, 11:11:52 am »
Yes thats a great idea,i shall be looking at other alternatives other than that site.x.

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #32 on: 28 December 2010, 11:13:23 am »
Maybe they are having a mass clean up of fake profiles on there.Loads of us are genuine,just because we dont want to show our faces or verifiy,doesnt mean to say we are not genuine.It is alot of pressure for us girls.

I agree that AW already puts a lot of pressure on their users to do certain, unsafe things (i.e. sending passport details to a totally unknown place/person) and it's almost as though - shock, horror - they don't care so much about the risks and annoyances of being an actual sex worker, so much as they care about making their bloody massive profits.

Sorry - I'm always going on about that, I know! And just because Adultwork doesn't have our best interests at heart doesn't mean I don't use it for what I can, but like NubianTemptress said, it's absolutely not a good idea to rely on AW 100%. Even if only because sometimes their site crashes/is down for maintenance/etc - think of the massive amounts of traffic they get, it's not surprising!

Like NT suggested, now might well be a good time to work on getting your own website sorted, and look into advertising in alternative places. :) Punternet and Punterlink are free or very cheap and I believe they are still quite popular sites with good Google rankings (try popping "escort reviews" into Google for even more advertising possibilities).

The more we support a wider variety of directories and listings sites, the more they will be motivated to compete with one another to provide the most affordable and useful services to us (and to real punters, which need not necessarily be opposite things ;)) rather than random Internet wankers (that word meant in the literal rather than insulting sense!), like AW unfortunately tends to. Well, that's in an ideal world, anyway. But either way, it can never hurt to widen your net as far as ads and listings go!
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Natasha_D

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #33 on: 28 December 2010, 11:32:42 am »
NT,thankyou so much for your input,you have no idea how much i appreciate your advice..AW is my only source of income too,i have literally only just started escorting,so to be stopped when i've only just started is incredibly frustrating. Thanks to all you girlies out there  too who have answered my query,yes,it is indeed quite soul destroying when they only seem to care about making profits off our backs,as if we dont work hard enough!! I will keep trying ,Girls,and as soon as i know anything,so will you know. Hugs to everyone,Natasha.xxx

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #34 on: 28 December 2010, 12:25:11 pm »
I agree with the other 'long time' workers and suggest  that those who have solely been using AW for work use the time they are not working to get themselves listed on other sites and also to get a website of their own done.

No sense sitting on backsides whining when there is nothing that can be done about it till they get themselves sorted.
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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #35 on: 28 December 2010, 12:43:37 pm »
You're welcome Nat  :)

Also, I took some time to look at the 3rd party camming software available out there as AW would have you think it costs an extortionate amount, but you know what ladies.. there are some decent deals out there where you pay monthly and you get all the facilities as directcam for your own website.  Private cam, group cam, 2 way camming, all with audio, supporting H.264 and you can have your profile there.

So if you think about it, the 35% administrative being paid to AW could very easily pay the fee to the cam software company and you'd get to keep the rest.

Just some more food for thought.

This AW situation right now is like a eureka moment for me.  Really has given me a kick up the backside to get things sorted for the new year.  We cannot put all our eggs into one basket, not if we're serious about making money.

So ladies, look at today as empowerment to take hold of the reigns and put your business caps on  :D
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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #36 on: 28 December 2010, 12:57:22 pm »
AW is still down on my computer  :o

I'm getting a bit panicky too - I'm listed on every free directory on the first 3 pages of yahoo and google and have my own website, but for some reason I NEVER get hits from anywhere else except AW  ???

Wondered why the phone hasn't been going at all this morning  :(
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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #37 on: 28 December 2010, 01:05:51 pm »
I'm just wondering,does anyone know if there is any way to check with their isp's or whoever,as to whether AW is shut down or merely down for maintenance? I dont mind doing the phone calls!!!

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #38 on: 28 December 2010, 01:08:04 pm »
I JUST GOT ON!!! i clicked the word reload on the google crome browser rather than the wee refresh button up top hoefully yous can too!

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« Reply #39 on: 28 December 2010, 01:09:54 pm »
Crap i spoke to soon. just died on me again  :-[  ???
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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #40 on: 28 December 2010, 01:10:15 pm »
Hiya Mia - what is the word reload?
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eva cherry

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #41 on: 28 December 2010, 01:13:34 pm »
Yep nothing for me either.Just gonna have to be a waiting game.. ???

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #42 on: 28 December 2010, 01:20:12 pm »
I just managed to get onto the homepage and it times out again..not sure what this means! Hopefully,its just a maintenance problem...fingers crossed,Girlies!!! xxx

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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #43 on: 28 December 2010, 01:21:27 pm »
yeah it timed out after the home page for me again :( owell :/
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Re: Adultwork not working?
« Reply #44 on: 28 December 2010, 01:26:33 pm »
Hi Ladies,

I just managed to get on to the main page, they do this sometimes for maintenance but i have never known them to last this long, i hope it hasnt been hacked.. but im probably being silly, i only use adultwork but i might have to start using another website, never mind.x
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