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Title: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 29 October 2008, 08:46:28 pm
In the last couple of weeks I think the credit crunch is really hitting business.  Lots of punters are asking for deals due to the credit crunch.  Are other ladies finding this? 

As I have diversified on to other sites, and the fall off from AW has been replaced by Punterlink and my new website. I still have more or less the same number of jobs, (about 8 -12 a week) but I am working much harder to get them.  A blip or a trend?

I haven't reduced my rates, have any other ladies and if so has it increased business?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 30 October 2008, 03:20:54 am
In the last couple of weeks I think the credit crunch is really hitting business.  Lots of punters are asking for deals due to the credit crunch.  Are other ladies finding this? 

As I have diversified on to other sites, and the fall off from AW has been replaced by Punterlink and my new website. I still have more or less the same number of jobs, (about 8 -12 a week) but I am working much harder to get them.  A blip or a trend?

I haven't reduced my rates, have any other ladies and if so has it increased business?

8-12 bookings a week? that'd be smooth sailing for some of us...

I think the talk is simply making people more cautious (picky) about spending decisions...and to a degree does have an effect.

here in the states, the news and the presidential election coming up has everyone all tuned into the political bullshit, even gay.com chat rooms are filled with political chit chat. And there's much tension out here between the 2 parties. RIDICULOUS if you ask me.

The other day the stock market went the highest..so people may be more encouraged. Eventually a good week will come by
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: medea on 30 October 2008, 08:36:38 am
i think it all goes in cycles and that goes for any business, if it is lower for a while it catches up soon.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LondonEvie on 30 October 2008, 01:26:37 pm

here in the states, the news and the presidential election coming up has everyone all tuned into the political bullshit, even gay.com chat rooms are filled with political chit chat.

 About half of my most recent booking was spent smoking and discussing the elections and McCain's choice as candidate considering his issues this election.  :)

 And also, Yes I'd kill for 8 bookings a week. Sure I've just started so I'm only just getting going but 8 a week is still a long way away. I'd be surprised if it didn't move in cycles, like any other business we have our highs and lows  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 31 October 2008, 10:54:01 am
Im sure it does - after all men will always want some fun.  And i noted from another thread - half term!

Does the Winter affect trade ladies? The sun seemed to bring them out in the Summer.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: educatedrosie on 31 October 2008, 11:19:44 am
Hi there - I generally find that when the kids ar off school work does go downhill a bit, and prob Jan will be quiet again this year due to everyone spening high in Dec. But chin up - we all have good and bad weeks - it will get better I promise! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 01 November 2008, 03:21:50 pm
No-one seems to have mentioned that anyone who thinks mumbling vague platitudes about the 'credit crunch' (which is meaningless media-speak to the majority of people anyway who would, if asked, be hard-pushed to explain what it actually means) in order to try and bag themselves a discount (which I assume is what is meant by 'deal') is outrageously rude - if you can afford to go whoring at all, you haven't got too much to worry about just because your house value has fallen a bit. Boo hoo.

I have a number of valued regulars who do get a small discount, as I know many other ladies do, but this is something that has been offered, not asked for and there's a big difference. Trying to haggle my prices is one of the fastest ways to get yourself blacklisted, and that is never going to change. I have never lowered my prices and do not intend to - fees in this industry have remained stable for a long time and for the most part represent very good value considering that they were practically the same ten years ago (unlike everything else). I can honestly say that I am no quieter than I was six months ago - maybe because I do not live in a particularly affluent area and people here don't have a great deal to lose in terms of bonuses and so on.

This week was bound to be quiet - school holidays combined with the run up to payday for many, multiplied by all the Christmas stuff really starting to make it's presence felt - it's never going to be a busy time. I have to disagree with the OP though - I knew it would be quiet this week, so last week I took plenty of bookings (some of which I would normally have turned down as I don't need to work that much) and had my second busiest week ever - I was exhausted by the end of it and that was after eleven bookings, the majority of them two hours. If 8-12 a week is not enough for you then I sympathise - I would be like the walking dead if I had to work like that every week!

I am not sure what is meant by having to 'work harder' to get bookings; if this means answering enquiries promptly, maintaining self and premises, keeping advertising up to date and so on, surely we are doing this anyway?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: medea on 01 November 2008, 03:42:54 pm
yes that is true the credit crunch is really just mainly about the property market; however it seems to have affect some other businesses as well

i am a firm believer that we are not really affected by the credit crunch, and i also would second that it is more a hype at the moment,

i do second that it is very important to haggle about ones prices

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: brandy@saafe on 01 November 2008, 05:38:49 pm
The credit crunch goes a lot farther than just property. It's also to do with mortgages. For example, some people have been on fixed rate mortgages for a few years, which has kept their payments stable. But now when that fixed period comes to an end, it would be harder for a homeowner to negotiate another fixed deal. If they don't get their fixed deal, then their mortgages go up. When their mortgages go up, they then have to find the extra money from somewhere to pay for the increase per month. And because banks are loathe to loan to each other at the moment, they aren't keen to give the homeowner another fixed rate, simply because it's not in their best interest monetary-wise. If you don't have a mortgage then yes, that's one thing you don't have to worry about.

It also means that banks won't lend to small businesses. If you have clients that own/run a small business, you can bet he's finding hard looking for a loan if he's indeed seeking one. The last thing on his mind is paying for a shag.
But then saying that, I have customers who've been totally fed-up with the stress that the credit crunch has bought them, and sought solace in having some no strings sex. I had a fed-up city banker a couple of weeks ago, who just wanted me to take away the stress of the previous week. So it can work both ways.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 02 November 2008, 09:37:34 pm
No-one seems to have mentioned that anyone who thinks mumbling vague platitudes about the 'credit crunch' (which is meaningless media-speak to the majority of people anyway who would, if asked, be hard-pushed to explain what it actually means) in order to try and bag themselves a discount (which I assume is what is meant by 'deal') is outrageously rude - if you can afford to go whoring at all, you haven't got too much to worry about just because your house value has fallen a bit. Boo hoo.

I have a number of valued regulars who do get a small discount, as I know many other ladies do, but this is something that has been offered, not asked for and there's a big difference. Trying to haggle my prices is one of the fastest ways to get yourself blacklisted, and that is never going to change. I have never lowered my prices and do not intend to - fees in this industry have remained stable for a long time and for the most part represent very good value considering that they were practically the same ten years ago (unlike everything else). I can honestly say that I am no quieter than I was six months ago - maybe because I do not live in a particularly affluent area and people here don't have a great deal to lose in terms of bonuses and so on.

This week was bound to be quiet - school holidays combined with the run up to payday for many, multiplied by all the Christmas stuff really starting to make it's presence felt - it's never going to be a busy time. I have to disagree with the OP though - I knew it would be quiet this week, so last week I took plenty of bookings (some of which I would normally have turned down as I don't need to work that much) and had my second busiest week ever - I was exhausted by the end of it and that was after eleven bookings, the majority of them two hours. If 8-12 a week is not enough for you then I sympathise - I would be like the walking dead if I had to work like that every week!

I am not sure what is meant by having to 'work harder' to get bookings; if this means answering enquiries promptly, maintaining self and premises, keeping advertising up to date and so on, surely we are doing this anyway?

Thanks for all the comments.  By working harder, I mean getting listed on punterlinks etc and getting a website, and spending more time refreshing the profile on AW.  It is addictive being on the computer! Distracts from my real job - especially reading all the interesting forums.  I have only been doing this for about 5 months since the dreaded "CC" hit my real job.  I still have two other real jobs to do as well, and the escorting merely plugs the drain.  It is great fun though, I love it and it gives me a social life, albeit unorthodox.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LondonEvie on 02 November 2008, 10:27:20 pm


 I've got to ask- How do you do 8-12 bookings a week and also have 3 'real' jobs?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 02 November 2008, 10:27:53 pm
No-one seems to have mentioned that anyone who thinks mumbling vague platitudes about the 'credit crunch' (which is meaningless media-speak to the majority of people anyway who would, if asked, be hard-pushed to explain what it actually means) in order to try and bag themselves a discount (which I assume is what is meant by 'deal') is outrageously rude - if you can afford to go whoring at all, you haven't got too much to worry about just because your house value has fallen a bit. Boo hoo.

I have a number of valued regulars who do get a small discount, as I know many other ladies do, but this is something that has been offered, not asked for and there's a big difference. Trying to haggle my prices is one of the fastest ways to get yourself blacklisted, and that is never going to change. I have never lowered my prices and do not intend to - fees in this industry have remained stable for a long time and for the most part represent very good value considering that they were practically the same ten years ago (unlike everything else). I can honestly say that I am no quieter than I was six months ago - maybe because I do not live in a particularly affluent area and people here don't have a great deal to lose in terms of bonuses and so on.

This week was bound to be quiet - school holidays combined with the run up to payday for many, multiplied by all the Christmas stuff really starting to make it's presence felt - it's never going to be a busy time. I have to disagree with the OP though - I knew it would be quiet this week, so last week I took plenty of bookings (some of which I would normally have turned down as I don't need to work that much) and had my second busiest week ever - I was exhausted by the end of it and that was after eleven bookings, the majority of them two hours. If 8-12 a week is not enough for you then I sympathise - I would be like the walking dead if I had to work like that every week!

I am not sure what is meant by having to 'work harder' to get bookings; if this means answering enquiries promptly, maintaining self and premises, keeping advertising up to date and so on, surely we are doing this anyway?

Thanks for all the comments.  By working harder, I mean getting listed on punterlinks etc and getting a website, and spending more time refreshing the profile on AW.  It is addictive being on the computer! Distracts from my real job - especially reading all the interesting forums.  I have only been doing this for about 5 months since the dreaded "CC" hit my real job.  I still have two other real jobs to do as well, and the escorting merely plugs the drain.  It is great fun though, I love it and it gives me a social life, albeit unorthodox.

Wow, you have 3 (or 2, i might have that wrong) real life jobs and you take 8-12 bookings a week, thats one huge bloody drain that needs plugging Pandora.  how do you not burn out and run out of energy?

I have one other job and about to start another in a few weeks, after that i am hoping for upto 5 or 6 bookings  a week but anymore and id be way too tired.  my new job will be an incredibly physical one though so maybe that is why i anticipate being so tired.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 03 November 2008, 05:59:49 am


 I've got to ask- How do you do 8-12 bookings a week and also have 3 'real' jobs?

this seems to be the burning question of the thread. Did you mean you have 8-12 calls per week? Or you actually meet 8-12 per week? isnt that like 2 per day  ???

If thats the case, then that proves times are great even in the shittiest economy....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 03 November 2008, 03:51:49 pm
I  meant 8-12 jobs a week - I assumed that wasn't much - seems I should be very pleased looking at the threads!

And yes I am very tired - Mondays I dont get up til lunchtime.  I work in my real job fri - sun 15hrs a day - have a hospitality business.  Have another business that is managed by someone else and I oversee and direct - but mainly runs itself.  This leaves me Mon-Thurs to play and also very late night at weekends - for relaxation - lol.  Just a shame that my businesses are in the industries worst hit by the recession.

Realistically my jobs are mainly hour ones - do get the odd dinner date 4hr one so its actually not much time.  I am lucky enough to have built up a good base of regulars, so I find the escorting lots of fun.

Hey, call me an adrenaline junkie.  Can't help but keep busy.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 03 November 2008, 07:11:22 pm
I  meant 8-12 jobs a week - I assumed that wasn't much - seems I should be very pleased looking at the threads!

And yes I am very tired - Mondays I dont get up til lunchtime.  I work in my real job fri - sun 15hrs a day - have a hospitality business.  Have another business that is managed by someone else and I oversee and direct - but mainly runs itself.  This leaves me Mon-Thurs to play and also very late night at weekends - for relaxation - lol.  Just a shame that my businesses are in the industries worst hit by the recession.

Realistically my jobs are mainly hour ones - do get the odd dinner date 4hr one so its actually not much time.  I am lucky enough to have built up a good base of regulars, so I find the escorting lots of fun.

Hey, call me an adrenaline junkie.  Can't help but keep busy.

wow...maybe I should move to Europe then  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 04 November 2008, 12:06:59 am
do we have any UK gay escorts that can comment on how they are feeling the pinch or not?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: medea on 04 November 2008, 08:04:37 am
Wow, you have 3 (or 2, i might have that wrong) real life jobs and you take 8-12 bookings a week, thats one huge bloody drain that needs plugging Pandora.  how do you not burn out and run out of energy?

I have one other job and about to start another in a few weeks, after that i am hoping for upto 5 or 6 bookings  a week but anymore and id be way too tired.  my new job will be an incredibly physical one though so maybe that is why i anticipate being so tired.

lexie i have a full time, long hours, day job and its mental work but that is tiring as well
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LondonEvie on 12 November 2008, 02:53:54 pm

What bugs me is how bananas the papers are going. The Guardian online has had three headlines so far today. 1) Unemployment 2) UK Is buggered   3) Recession is going to be long...

 I'm starting to think this is the new Global Warming. Each year we need something new to all be terrified of.

Wasn't last year and the year before the 'floods! famine Pestilence we're all gonna die tomorrow from pollution! Bird Flu will kill 70,000 in the UK! We'll run out of gas and freeze!'

But it's ok, cos now we have a recession. Phew!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lydia on 12 November 2008, 04:27:20 pm
Yep, the papers do seem get enthusiastic about bad news. I've read of something a while ago about a 'Good News' paper - it only contained positive stories, apparently it didn't sell very well! No one wants to buy a paper filled with good news!  :o

The recession will dominate for a while, like the boom did. I did read some reprint on line of newspaper articles from the build up to and during the 90's recession, I do remember the 90's recession I was old enough to be aware of things going on when it happened.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 November 2008, 07:09:41 pm
I dont know...I think some of it has to also do with where you're at. For example...

I did a check with a New York website and let me say they have about 400 escorts, while the average city in the US has about 20-40 listed escorts on this particular site. And the number of top escorts is obviously more.

I think the credit crunch has something to do with it, but I also think where you are may also have alot more impact. You could be in one place and not having as much luck, blaming of the economy.... and then shift to another city and find out you wasted quite a bit of time being in a smaller town where things really didnt generate much...It wasnt the economy, it was your location. makes sense?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lydia on 12 November 2008, 10:18:33 pm
Yes, I think these things tend to ripple through area by area too.

I can only imagine that it may be similar to the 90's and what seemed to happened to people then, some were able to keep going for a while on their current salary through the initial stage of the difficulties, some had stretches of unemployment but managed to continue getting jobs at their previous salary at various times and some took a cut (like what they used to earn in a week they accepted to earn in a month) and they were able to stay employed throughout but, but, but you also have those who for various reasons remain relatively unaffected. What I've read but don't know is that 'entertainment' (breweries, prostitution) tend to be ok but I've no idea really where we stand.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 November 2008, 10:56:56 pm
but, but, but you also have those who for various reasons remain relatively unaffected. What I've read but don't know is that 'entertainment' (breweries, prostitution) tend to be ok but I've no idea really where we stand.



well its like, doctors, mechanics and football games. People are always going to be sick, always going to have car trouble, always going to be bored and horny. People also need clothes and transportation...but you can be more selective with the latter...which is why some auto industries are feeling the pinch.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 14 November 2008, 06:44:41 pm
Must have been a blip - had my best week ever - hurrah! Had some really lovely dates, complete with champagne and chocs and presents.  I love this job!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: londonescort24 on 14 November 2008, 09:36:47 pm
 had an ''ok'' week- nothing special! but i can feel next week is going to be crap! I have only one main booking planned and thats from a reverse booking at a lower rate than i would usually charge :( Ive had interest, just no concrete bookings :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 14 November 2008, 11:12:26 pm
had an ''ok'' week- nothing special! but i can feel next week is going to be crap! I have only one main booking planned and thats from a reverse booking at a lower rate than i would usually charge :( Ive had interest, just no concrete bookings :(

one thing is...you can never predict the future. How can one say next week is going to be crap? How can one say tonight will be busy? you just dont know. and vice versa...

the nights I swore would be slow...werent. the nights I swore would be busy, wasnt.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 January 2009, 03:41:43 pm
The phone and bookings have gone very quiet in the last two weeks.   December was really busy.

Is this just me or is this a January thing? Or indeed a credit card landing on the mat time of year.

The bookings I have had have been really long ones, which is great, so takings wise its up, but it is soooooo quiet.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lilly1230 on 18 January 2009, 08:29:20 pm
I agree, for me it's a bit quiet but waiting for payday in a week or so and maybe it'll pick up! Thinking about charting my bookings on a spreadsheet to track patterns from which I can produce all sorts of fancy graphs and pie charts but that may be just a step too far...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 18 January 2009, 08:31:03 pm
I agree, for me it's a bit quiet but waiting for payday in a week or so and maybe it'll pick up! Thinking about charting my bookings on a spreadsheet to track patterns from which I can produce all sorts of fancy graphs and pie charts but that may be just a step too far...

Bloody hell you are bored arent you lol.  Some one get the girl some business before she gets her tax in order and rearranges her CD collection!!  lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 18 January 2009, 08:45:25 pm
I agree, for me it's a bit quiet but waiting for payday in a week or so and maybe it'll pick up! Thinking about charting my bookings on a spreadsheet to track patterns from which I can produce all sorts of fancy graphs and pie charts but that may be just a step too far...

Bloody hell you are bored arent you lol.  Some one get the girl some business before she gets her tax in order and rearranges her CD collection!!  lol

hmmm, not so sure about that Lex...we were just talking about this in the thread, "Keeping track for 2009". I was also considering doing the excel spreadsheet thing and seeing what months are slow or not. However, Im going to be traveling abroad the 1st quarter of this year to a couple different cities so the findings may be exaggerated due to the new boy in town  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 18 January 2009, 09:23:40 pm
it was a joke.  Far too much loss of sense of humour going on around here this weekend. 

Thankfully im off for a week or so, i shall be spending quite a bit of that time in a hospital and i wasnt looking forward to it but im thinking its going to be a bloody hoot compared to here these days.  See you all soon. x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 18 January 2009, 09:54:13 pm
And by the way, January has been very quiet. Thats why Im not happy about the holidays anymore. This is the 3rd January in a row where things have just slumped. Everyday should be a holiday, not just a month when people go spend crazy and then afterwards time just stands still...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lilly1230 on 18 January 2009, 10:35:28 pm
Perhaps we should be organising our own personal January sales campaigns. I'm not suggesting we slash our prices (god forbid!) but maybe offer an incentive to spend money like loyalty points (I could print up my own little cards, buy ten blow jobs, get a complimentary massage) or offer team up to with other suppliers to have your car valeted whilst you're getting your end away.

Gosh I'm bored... ooh those CDs aren't in order, must sort that out.....

PS, please don't take any of the above seriously, I'm pulling the collective plonker... except perhaps about the CDs!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 18 January 2009, 11:05:07 pm
Well Lilly you are right to an extent, offering specials is good sometimes. I have a massage special going on which is 100 dollars less than what I usually charge. I also advertised 30 minute specials. Point is, the men are broke because of the silly holiday shopping rituals and nothing's really selling so well. What do I have to do, offer $20 specials  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Nell2 on 18 January 2009, 11:42:45 pm
Just to say that I do a spreadsheet and have done for a long time!!!!  And it is not out of boredom at all! 

I take this work seriously and treat it in a professional manner.  As such I have goals and set myself targets which I try to reach.  By doing spreadsheets it also jogs my memory on clients and likewise a very good way of looking back and seeing which months were busier than others.

It also helps with keeping accurate accounts and providing information required by my accountant should the need arise.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Carla on 19 January 2009, 12:28:39 am
Yup. Went from literally 7 calls a day last month (albiet with a generous helping of the "woss-ya-name-again I forgot and can i 'av a discount" variety) to 1 or 2 calls a day if I'm lucky at the moment. Definitely getting some loyalty cards made up with something along the lines of....... hmmm, maybe a flash of nipple as they leave, as an incentive to save up for. I mean, seriously, that's a pretty generous offer if you ask me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: loveamber on 19 January 2009, 01:42:04 am

I have had more calls lately but that could be because I got my first punternet review not long ago, and another positive reveiw on AW, whereas before I only had one, so im guessing thats why. I was expecting January to be very quiet because its the time of year when most people have spent too much over xmas! x x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: celebate on 19 January 2009, 02:33:55 am
I was reallllly quiet over Christmas and busier than I've ver been since I got back - Saturday was pants, today I didnt have anything booked so didnt get a hotel so had to turn down 2 last minutes and managed to turn a normally incall into an out.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sasha on 19 January 2009, 08:47:56 am

I have had more calls lately but that could be because I got my first punternet review not long ago, and another positive reveiw on AW, whereas before I only had one, so im guessing thats why. I was expecting January to be very quiet because its the time of year when most people have spent too much over xmas! x x

I find that new reviews help, I was just cheeky and asked a couple of clients right out if the were going to do a review...and it worked, one client even said he came to see me because it said "New Review" next to my name on the agency website. I expected January to be slow too, so I've saved for that. I'm also going to invest in some new photos in a few weeks so that when the january money troubles ease a bit I'll be there in my new knickers :D

It'll get better. It always does. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: medea on 19 January 2009, 08:49:59 am
yes January is quite for me too
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: brandy@saafe on 19 January 2009, 02:47:11 pm
January's fine for me at the moment. It's February I usually dread. That's when the Christmas bills arrive.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 19 January 2009, 03:00:26 pm
PS, please don't take any of the above seriously, I'm pulling the collective plonker... except perhaps about the CDs!

Oi, watch what you are saying Lil, my CDs are in order, alphabetical by genre and then alphabetical by artist keeping groups, male and female singers in subcategories.

Spent most of December doing that and am busy catalogueing them now. Each on their own flipcard.

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 19 January 2009, 03:04:19 pm
PS, please don't take any of the above seriously, I'm pulling the collective plonker... except perhaps about the CDs!

Oi, watch what you are saying Lil, my CDs are in order, alphabetical by genre and then alphabetical by artist keeping groups, male and female singers in subcategories.

Spent most of December doing that and am busy catalogueing them now. Each on their own flipcard.

 

Only messing, (hmm would you put Wham and George Michael in the same category or not.... hmmm sort of pre and post mens room thing maybe?)

No I AM joking really!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lilly1230 on 19 January 2009, 07:47:36 pm
LOL! Thank you all, I feel quite normal now with my rolled towels colour coded in the airing cupboard, bookcase arranged according to size and fridge coded according to best before dates. Going to start on my spreadsheet tomorrow and will present my data in a few months.
Who would have thought I had so many kindred spirits closeted away?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 19 January 2009, 08:02:38 pm
Maybe we should have a new category, maybe OCD R US. hehe
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 20 January 2009, 12:55:00 am
I once lived in a shared house and after a few months decided i was going to clear the fridge out so i asked everyone just to initial everything so i didnt chuck out things still being used (a couple of people had moved out but their mayo etc hadnt).  So one of the girls had ocd and typed name tags with her full name (just incase i needed her 2middle names for clarity??) and then she couldnt stop.  She was name tagging everything for the next 6months of living there.  I told her one evening that she could stop now as i wasnt cleaning the fridge every week and we wouldnt steal her food and she admitted that she kept trying to stop but it annoyed her knowing there was unlabled stuff in the fridge and she couldnt help herself..... I created a monster (and i feel i may have done again) I will give her a call and see if she wants to join your group  ;D

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 20 January 2009, 04:27:24 am
I think most of us have been through this at one time or another, and I guess its intensified now with the current political and financial climate, least now you have fab sites such as this where we can all share it with you, I remeber my first spell in the doldrums, everybody around me seemed to be saying how wonderfull things were, and i started doubting my perfume, and then myself. these things happen in waves, tomorow/next week/who knows, but it will be like somebody has flicked a switch and things will turn themseleves around.

I cant wait til the switch gets turned back on already. Why it was turned off in the first place just annoys me!
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Post by: Lilly1230 on 20 January 2009, 08:14:31 pm
One of the girls had OCD did she? Hey Lexie, no need to feel uncomfortable, come out of the closest and join Cassie and I in our labelling fantasies!

Got to dash, just realised my condoms aren't colour/flavour arranged and that really needs attending to.... Wish I had a sub to do it but then again, I'd only have to go and do it again after him...
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Post by: Welsh Lass on 20 January 2009, 08:40:51 pm
I have my CD's in genre order, alphabetically. I have my music on the computer in the exact same order. For all the compilations - I have them under different headings - heavy metal - rock - and so on. I also take my CD's and my computer music and make my own CD's and order those according to date and genre and artist.
I have over 500 DVD's and they are all in actor order and alphabetically as genre and actor order is impossible. I have lists of all the orders in case I get burgled and photographs of the DVD shelves and CD's cases just to prove to the insurance company I am not pulling a fast one - I really do have all these titles and as a result I can always find the exact film I want to watch and the exact CD to take into the car. I have these lists on my computer and written out longhand and kept at my mothers in case the house burns down!
Now that is f***ing sad!
But I do not care.
I love my music and my films so very much if some twit came in here and robbed me I would sob uncontrollably at the thought of not being able to replace even one of them because I forgot to write one down for or having the insurance company claim I am lying over both collections.
However -
I can never find a pair of socks when I need one, I am always in odd ones. I have no idea where the matching pillowcases end up once they are washed. I somehow manage to loose and then hunt for ages for the matching knickers to the bra and let's not even go in the cupboard under the stairs as I am too scared to even open up the door, I claim it is the spider factor but the truth is, if I open that door an avalanche of c**p will fall upon me and I might never live to take another breath again!
Actually - that could be where all the other socks are....

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 20 January 2009, 08:41:50 pm
Oh and yes, it is quite quiet at the moment, not desperately quiet but I have been able to rewatch both season 5 and 6 of 24 in the lsat week!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 20 January 2009, 09:59:43 pm
Bloody hell you are bored arent you lol.  Some one get the girl some business....

Call 'em out for me too  :D
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Post by: celebate on 21 January 2009, 03:19:54 am
Magazines: All of the main fashion and alternative magazines and a few others from September to Feburary issues organised alphabetically and by date (including Grazia), issues with multiple covers or special issues alongside.

Shoes: by heel height and colour

Clothes: by type and colour

Books: by size

Eyshadow (only my loose powder ones... about 200 lol): By size and colour

Bags: By size


Just threw out all the crap weeklies my flatmate donates and collection of IHT and FT papers fromgod knows how long ago :(


Oh and i spoke too soon... so quiet this week.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 21 January 2009, 04:21:33 am
Unfortunatley I'm not able to be OCD about my cds etc at the moment as im practically living out of boxes so its all just  mess.

Shoes though.  they arent arranged any particular order, just so that i can see them all and they arent on top of one another but i do have a little ocd to confess to that most think is mental.  I clean every pair of shoes every time i wear them.  not so much with my flat pumps that i just throw on and off but after a night out or wearing any of my nice shoes for whatever reason, no matter how drunk i get, i come home and i get cotton wool and depending on the material of the shoe i will clean them either dry or with a weak soap solution or just with water and make sure they are bone dry before i put them back in their home.  Always right shoe facing back and left shoe facing forward.  Id like to think that when i started doing this it was because i had grand ideas of owning hundreds of pairs of extreamly expensive shoes and wanted to make sure i got in to good care routines.  i never got that collection though.... must work on that.

My wardrobe is in order, dresses, skirts, blouses etc.  and my bedlinen is painfully neat and tidy too, and my towles, and the cans &herbs in the kitchen cupboard always have to face forward, and all my scarves are hung so i can pick which one i want easily as i go out, and my gloves...... oh shit, im ocd and i never knew it!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 21 January 2009, 08:54:47 am
Ok - Cme on Lexi - your really Anthea Turner, right?

Please come and sort out my cupboard under the stairs and my airing cupboard and I can't even think about the kids rooms as I will get a migraine!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: celebate on 21 January 2009, 06:06:56 pm
I'm back in business! Haha


I'm major organised in some things but a complete mess in everything else - my bedroom is a riot!

I do have a weird thing of things have to be folded properly like receipts, wrappers etc.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 21 January 2009, 08:08:46 pm
Ok - Cme on Lexi - your really Anthea Turner, right?

Please come and sort out my cupboard under the stairs and my airing cupboard and I can't even think about the kids rooms as I will get a migraine!


No seriously im not.  I cant remember the last time there wasnt some washing up/drying sitting around in my kitchen and i always chuck clothes over the floor and chairs in my bedroom.  I'm pretty anal about bathrooms though (as any of my current house mates will tell you).  Everytime i get out of the shower i have to clean the whole bathroom, thankfully its only little lol

And dont ever look in the draws in any room of any house i live in as stuff will bounce out like those jack in the box things.  I like things clean but that doesnt always mean tidy!!  I like to think of it as the 'lived in look'.

And i havent cleaned my car since August, whats the point, its only going to get shit on by the seagulls and mud on from the country roads so i dont bother my arse with it lol

And i always thought anthea had shit hair... i dont have shit hair  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 January 2009, 08:13:00 pm
And i havent cleaned my car since August, whats the point, its only going to get shit on by the seagulls and mud on from the country roads so i dont bother my arse with it lol

uh oh...thats sure going to eat through the paint pretty quickly  :o
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 21 January 2009, 08:14:03 pm
My car is so old it probably all thats keeping it together anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Little Diamond on 21 January 2009, 08:58:24 pm
I like old cars, you can smash them up ,get in a small space, leave them overnight and not be touched, leave them open and not be touched,there great!! I once had an old Peugeot with no locks, it never got broken into to !! 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 21 January 2009, 09:14:21 pm
thats why i love my car.  She is a bit scratched and dented and a wing mirror is held on by selotape and the radio decides what chanel it wants to play all by itself but she runs well and is cheap to keep on the road.  I want to keep it forever. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 21 January 2009, 11:53:39 pm
Ok - Cme on Lexi - your really Anthea Turner, right?

Please come and sort out my cupboard under the stairs and my airing cupboard and I can't even think about the kids rooms as I will get a migraine!


No seriously im not.  I cant remember the last time there wasnt some washing up/drying sitting around in my kitchen and i always chuck clothes over the floor and chairs in my bedroom.  I'm pretty anal about bathrooms though (as any of my current house mates will tell you).  Everytime i get out of the shower i have to clean the whole bathroom, thankfully its only little lol

And dont ever look in the draws in any room of any house i live in as stuff will bounce out like those jack in the box things.  I like things clean but that doesnt always mean tidy!!  I like to think of it as the 'lived in look'.

And i havent cleaned my car since August, whats the point, its only going to get shit on by the seagulls and mud on from the country roads so i dont bother my arse with it lol

And i always thought anthea had shit hair... i dont have shit hair  ;)

I think the lady doth protest too much, you've sussed her Joanna!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 22 January 2009, 12:47:45 am
I think the lady doth protest too much, you've sussed her Joanna!  ;D

lol  I'm just off to brush my carpet fibres in to the right directions.... towards the door, always towards the door  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 January 2009, 09:54:58 pm
lol  I'm just off to brush my carpet fibres in to the right directions.... towards the door, always towards the door  ;)

I like all of the things on tables and kitchen worktops to be either dead parallel or at right angles to the edges - chopping boards, knives, toaster, table mats and vases and so on, I can spend fifteen minutes straightening things up by millimetres before I switch the lights off and get horribly upset if people bugger about with them.

I also cannot get out of bed unless the time on the clock ends on either a zero or a five - and it used to be just a zero. I like round numbers and if I miss it, I have to wait until the next one comes round (I thought about getting a wall clock with hands but I can't see more than six inches without my glasses ;D)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 24 January 2009, 10:01:33 pm
I thought about getting a wall clock with hands but I can't see more than six inches without my glasses ;D)

... and even if you could see it, you would end up waiting for the hands to be straight, horizontal or vertical or a a right angle.  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 January 2009, 10:16:40 pm
I thought about getting a wall clock with hands but I can't see more than six inches without my glasses ;D)

... and even if you could see it, you would end up waiting for the hands to be straight, horizontal or vertical or a a right angle.  ;D

You guessed it ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lexienight on 24 January 2009, 10:18:19 pm
I also cannot get out of bed unless the time on the clock ends on either a zero or a five - and it used to be just a zero. I like round numbers and if I miss it, I have to wait until the next one comes round (I thought about getting a wall clock with hands but I can't see more than six inches without my glasses ;D)

Surely that one just started from wanting an extra 5 in bed in the morning lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 24 January 2009, 10:19:08 pm
I thought about getting a wall clock with hands but I can't see more than six inches without my glasses ;D)

... and even if you could see it, you would end up waiting for the hands to be straight, horizontal or vertical or a a right angle.  ;D

You guessed it ;D

Takes one to know one  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 January 2009, 10:57:32 pm
Actually, back on the subject, I have found January this year busier than last year, although I had only just gone full time and I didn't have my website, just a few newspaper ads and some directory listings. I believe that the '4 weekly' people have just been paid, and the 'monthly' ones will be the end of this week - I had a quiet one a couple of weeks ago but nothing out of the ordinary for the time of year.

I still have a good mix of newbies and regulars too, and I had been fully expecting to rely on the fan club for the next few weeks, given all the blather about recession and so forth. I don't think it's that different to any other industry - those who give a good service at reasonable rates will be fine and the chancers who are out for a fast buck and don't care about clients or repeat business will fail, and frankly no-one will be happier to see them dying on their lazy arses than me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 11 February 2009, 09:48:49 pm
Well you did warn me Brandy, Jan was not that bad in the end but Feb is dire! And the weather is NOT helping.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: brandy@saafe on 12 February 2009, 07:11:46 am
Well you did warn me Brandy, Jan was not that bad in the end but Feb is dire! And the weather is NOT helping.

Yup! People always complain about January being quiet, but it's never been so for me. It's business as usual. It's February I don't like. That's why in the past I've gone on holiday for more or less the whole month because I don't miss much. I'm home this year and I'm gritting my teeth through this month.

This week isn't actually going too bad (suprisingly) I had a booking yesterday and have a couple more today, but last week I only had the one, and that was a long-time regular who battled the weather and the disrupted train service to come in from Cambridge, bless him. A couple of others cancelled because of the snow. And next week here is half-term, which means little or no work for that week. I do have one booking for next Monday, but I wouldn't be suprised if that was it for the week. I also have a play-wrestling session booked for the end of the month.

All in all I'm not really grumbling and I'm happy with whatever comes my way in February. It could be worse, especially with the recession. But yes, traditionally for me, Feb. is the worst month, not January.
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Post by: Violette on 12 February 2009, 07:31:52 am
I have taken the first two weeks off for this reason, but I am back in the saddle as of Sunday, Yee Haw-and I will see how it all goes. But traditionally Feb can be a bit more quiet than January. But some times you do get lucky, even in February. I do have to say my worst escort experience did happen in Feb, around Valentines day to be exact! It didn't involve violence, but it was one of the most embarrassing encounters I have ever had the misfortune of enduring.  :-X
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 February 2009, 07:03:46 pm
and frankly no-one will be happier to see them dying on their lazy arses than me.

LOL  :D Amy!  :o
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 February 2009, 07:05:29 pm
but it was one of the most embarrassing encounters I have ever had the misfortune of enduring.  :-X

details sweety?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 13 February 2009, 08:55:30 am
Well, J since you asked:
I will say now that I went against my normal rules, so had it ended more badly it would have been my fault.
Got an outcall to a guys house, when I get there, he is hopped to the gills on charlie, I don't have a problem working with these types of clients, you just have to figure out what the tick they have is and use it to your advantage. I got loads of experience working in Amsterdam! So, I am there for 15mins, and not money, ok so I begin to mention this fact, and I start to get the oh I couldn't take money out of the cash machine, because he had reached his limit for the day. OK can happen, so I decided to get lost and just chalk it up to a really rotten day. Then this little voice in my head said, "play this one out", as my normal alarm bells are ringing away. It was a terribly slow day, no calls, and the night wasn't any better. So, I stayed, and at around 8am, I said, ok let's go to the bank now and get my money. Well, guess what, the truth comes out. The 2.5 million euro house he is in, is his wifes. he was house sitting because he was let out on a weekend pass from his drug rehab center to come home!  >:( I went cold! I walked up to him, grabbed him by the shirt collar pushed him against the wall, and told him, " If you don't get my fucking money now, I will systematically begin to destroy this house room by fucking room!" He pailed, and picked up the phone to call, guess who.... not his wife, but his mother! Who, god love the woman came over to the house with her sister for support, and wrote me out a check for the agreed upon amount. Then as she was taking him to task, the sister told me how the father had just died, and the mother was recovering from Breast cancer, and how this was normal for him, cause he basically was always in trouble, and having to call mommy to rescue him! Did I feel, really shitty taking that check! Yes, did I cash it, Yes! And would you believe he had the nerve to call me a few days later! I told him, I had his mothers number and would call her on him! Never heard from him again! This happened on Valentine's day morning 2008! I was away from my family, and various lovers, so I was NOT a happy camper!
I do get into some very funny situations.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 13 February 2009, 09:14:15 am
Talking of cars:
I smashed mine up yesterday morning on black ice.
It's a horrific mess.
Everybody is okay, myself, my daughter and the man I hit.
I simply had no brakes, I knew I was hitting the man yards before I did and warned my daughter to brace herself for it. There was nothing at all I could do except sit and wait for the hit.
My car is redundant outside the house waiting for pick up. There is thousands of pounds worth of damage to it.
At the point of impact, there was a woman in the hedge to my right, a man in the hedge to my left and the car in front of me on stop in the middle of the road. I knew I was on black ice at that point and the brakes failed completely, we slammed into man in middle of road.

He was a proper stand up guy I am happy to report, none of that 'bloody women drivers' crap.
But... I adore my car and it's all smashed up and broken.
The road was so bad that when got out of car to check everybody was okay, I could not walk on it and man had to pull me off the road before other cars coming smashed into me...
What a bloody mess...
It does not help that it is February and quiet and my excess on car is 250.00!!
It's off to the shop to get all mended soon.
I could weep for it...
Poor baby...
x

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 13 February 2009, 03:06:34 pm
Joanne, woman, you are weeping for a car! YOU could and your family could have been killed! screw the bloody car I am glad no one was hurt, and it was only the car that was smashed!
Glad you are still with us!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 13 February 2009, 08:01:15 pm
Joanne, woman, you are weeping for a car! YOU could and your family could have been killed!

The car IS part of her family! What was it's name? Was it a boy or girl?   :o
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 13 February 2009, 08:04:14 pm
Did I feel, really shitty taking that check! Yes, did I cash it, Yes! And would you believe he had the nerve to call me a few days later! I told him, I had his mothers number and would call her on him! Never heard from him again!

That is downright ridiculous. I like the part where you grabbed his shirt and beat his ass! Thats how its supposed to be done, shit....Find the nearest baseball-bat like object and just go to town! And in a miliion dollar house like that I'd be walking out with TV's and antiques and all  :D

Well, atleast you got paid and things settled.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 13 February 2009, 09:29:03 pm
Talking of cars:
I smashed mine up yesterday morning on black ice.
It's a horrific mess.
It does not help that it is February and quiet and my excess on car is 250.00!!
It's off to the shop to get all mended soon.
I could weep for it...
Poor baby...

Awww, I feel you hun, HUGS

Everybody is okay, myself, my daughter and the man I hit.

Thank god for that, as sad as it is about your car, so much more important that you guys are ok.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 14 February 2009, 08:12:43 pm
My car is a my freedom. If it gets damaged, I am stuck at home, as I am now, as no car is available as replacement till Monday.
I can not afford a new car and have lost my no claims bonus and am down 250.00 on the excess fee.
Yeah - I am weeping for it!
I almost wish it got totally wiped out as that would mean a cheque for a new one and they are much cheaper today than they were when this car was bought! All that left over cash....
Still, hell, we won the rugby...
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LondonEvie on 14 February 2009, 08:22:42 pm
My car is a my freedom. If it gets damaged, I am stuck at home, as I am now, as no car is available as replacement till Monday.
I can not afford a new car and have lost my no claims bonus and am down 250.00 on the excess fee.
Yeah - I am weeping for it!
I almost wish it got totally wiped out as that would mean a cheque for a new one and they are much cheaper today than they were when this car was bought! All that left over cash....
Still, hell, we won the rugby...
x

Oh hon, I feel you! Hope it gets sorted fast and is much cheaper than you think it will be! Flash the mechanic or something ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 18 March 2009, 04:12:48 am
So, ladies...how are some of you feeling March? I havent noticed any leaping differences. However I have noticed the a/c is running full blast now here in the southern states.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Anika Mae on 18 March 2009, 11:03:05 am
It's been rubbish. Apparently porn site sales haven't picked up yet either.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: brandy@saafe on 18 March 2009, 09:18:14 pm
So, ladies...how are some of you feeling March? I havent noticed any leaping differences. However I have noticed the a/c is running full blast now here in the southern states.

The first week was crap. I had that runner I spoke about, then a young boy I'd seen before wanting to tag-team me with his mate without first asking my permission. He couldn't see any difference, seeing as I already had sex with strangers, what the difference was in just bringing along a friend. Apart from one booking it was a week I wrote off.
Since then things have been better.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 March 2009, 10:10:01 pm
First week was dead, and last week of Feb, this week has been very busy.  Must be the sunshine.  Bring it on!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 18 March 2009, 10:17:24 pm
The first week was crap.

well so far this month I've had atleast 1 booking every week...but I'm not sure whether to count them since I was touring about hitting different towns. Now that Im back home I'm feeling the slack, but I know its going to change up, it has to.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 19 March 2009, 07:35:47 am
Oh I did work in the beginning of March, it was ok. But I am not jumping for joy that there well be a great return to the good ole hay days of money falling from trees like leaves. I am getting ready to take the Tesco's approach to Escorting. Selling same product, different packing.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 March 2009, 07:55:50 am
I am getting ready to take the Tesco's approach to Escorting. Selling same product, different packing.

 :( please dont tell me you're marking down and giving bargains of 50% off and 'recession rates' like other escort's have been doing  :'(  Violette, you are our inspiration!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 19 March 2009, 08:16:30 am
LOL, no it hasn't gotten that bad! I have just place a another profile up in Holland with a different name, a few other pictures, with a slightly lower price (10 euros difference!) to see what the response is. The Dutch are notoriously cheap. I kid you not, 5 euros can make a big difference here!

It is hysterical, cause I have two phones, and they will call on the higher price number, and ask what is included, and say-"no that is too much.' Then the same guy will call on my second profile, ask the same question, and book! 10 euros difference. But that is how the Dutch are.

The reason I refer to it as the Tesco's model is, in the stores, they will have a known brand of let's say baby oil-Johnston and Johnston's which sells for 3.00 euros. Then right next to it they will have the Tesco's brand, slightly different packaging, slightly different smell, and it will cost 1.99! They both do the same thing. Oil your body. But some people prefer the smell of J&J, trust the product, have a sentimental attachment to the product, etc.

The bottom line, is the client wants a screw, whether it is from an established professional-Violette, or from a bored house wife-Sophie (second profile) is irrelevant to them. Branding isn't important to all clients. So, if I have to be Sophie for a while, so be it.  :-[
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 March 2009, 08:22:40 am
girl...you just answered a question thats been boggling me for a week now. I have the EXACT same thing happen to me. I charge less on one site than the other, and get the same dingbats
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: anonymoussw on 19 March 2009, 10:52:25 am
The bottom line, is the client wants a screw, whether it is from an established professional-Violette, or from a bored house wife-Sophie (second profile) is irrelevant to them. Branding isn't important to all clients. So, if I have to be Sophie for a while, so be it.  :-[

Hahaha!

That's brilliant...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: brandy@saafe on 19 March 2009, 12:37:22 pm
:'(  Violette, you are our inspiration!

No disrespect meant to Violette, but speak for yourself, Joey. My inspiration comes from within.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 March 2009, 06:21:03 pm
No disrespect meant to Violette, but speak for yourself, Joey. My inspiration comes from within.

lol, true...I was being a bit over the top  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 21 March 2009, 08:04:26 am
None taken, I know, Joey is a bit of a Drama-Queen. Also, I wouldn't want the responsibility of being some one's muse, or inspiration. Good grief, that just seems so exhausting.  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 21 March 2009, 08:10:45 am
The bottom line, is the client wants a screw, whether it is from an established professional-Violette, or from a bored house wife-Sophie (second profile) is irrelevant to them. Branding isn't important to all clients. So, if I have to be Sophie for a while, so be it.  :-[

Hahaha!

That's brilliant...
It gets crazier, I have a girlfriend, who uses a French accent on the phone! I can't be in the same room with her when she is on the phone, cause I fall over dying with laughter, she sounds like a character out of 'Allo, 'allo! She too has a second profile up with a bit of a cheaper price, and the same thing is happening to her. Sometimes the same person will call all of our numbers, one right after the other!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 19 September 2009, 02:08:06 pm
the phone hasnt rung today i know we go all through quiet periods in this job
but ive never known it to be so bad!!
anyone else been quiet?? :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 19 September 2009, 03:43:11 pm
I too have been struggling with a serious bout of the 'quiets'. Every time waster is calling me from all over the damn country, which is making me a peevish bitch, so I am biting off heads of all and sundry. But I am in Killarney Ireland and usually I am hoping about like a mad thing, I have been sitting in the lobby of a rather posh hotel, which is in front of the apartments I am using, and I have run through the lobby menu. Been here since about 10 this morning and had only one call! About to go and get a facial at 5pm, and chill out in the spa they have here.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lauralashes on 19 September 2009, 03:46:08 pm
It may just be the time of the month where people don't have money, plus it's coming up to Christmas. You may notice work picking up at the start of the month.
My week's been pretty standard but I only see a few clients per week. I did have a quite patch over bank holiday weekend in August but, as you said, it happens in this job.
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Post by: norwichgirl34 on 19 September 2009, 03:58:39 pm
ive seen two clients this week,one regular one new
because this is my full time job im pulling my hair out waiting for the phone to ring
tomorrow im on an escort featured list on a well known site so im hoping that will get them calling
time drags when your not busy and all my family and friends are at work doing there normal jobs
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lauralashes on 19 September 2009, 07:39:56 pm
Have you thought about going on tour? I know it's difficult to predict when you're going to be quiet/busy but a tour to a major city like London or Manchester could help business I guess.

I'm taking time off from my day job and spending a week in London to do Christmas shopping but also going to work a day or two  as I've heard there's potential for more business in London... only time will tell!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 19 September 2009, 07:41:43 pm
ive thought about it but not sure regarding discreet hotels
was thinking about cambridge and london
most hotels now seem to have to the card key
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sunny on 19 September 2009, 09:36:12 pm
May I pm you norwichgirl?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 19 September 2009, 10:15:31 pm
sure sunny x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: airporthoneys on 20 September 2009, 08:08:43 pm
We are getting more requests for incalls rather than outcalls.  It has been quiet after summer holidays .  I think people spent money while away and are waiting for next payday at the end of the month.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 20 September 2009, 08:17:45 pm
i hope so i only do incalls
but theres two new girls in my area so that could be why
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 22 September 2009, 09:03:57 am
Girl, tell me about it...I havent had a client in over 2 weeks  :(

Glad you posted this before I did because I havent been online in a few days and had an urge to bitch about how sucky work has been. I'm barely sustaining myself from whats left over from an overnight. Plus I went and splurged on some decorations last weekend...Im feeling a bit worried.

The other day, my weekly regular texted me that he'd like to see me soon but that he "had some things to pay off"...So Im just crapping in my pants at the moment
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 22 September 2009, 11:29:46 am
thats the txts i get
last week i saw two this week is one
its just gets worse by the week,and this is my only income as i do this fulltime
ive had a look around in my area and theres two new ladies who are chargin pittance and doing services like bb
so i think guys are going there as their new

its sooo boring waiting for the phone to ring
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 22 September 2009, 12:17:02 pm
thats the txts i get
last week i saw two this week is one
its just gets worse by the week,and this is my only income as i do this fulltime
ive had a look around in my area and theres two new ladies who are chargin pittance and doing services like bb
so i think guys are going there as their new

its sooo boring waiting for the phone to ring

I sympathise, and I know I have had the odd quiet week where I've been petrified by the Thursday thinking I would starve if it kept up, but fortunately it's always just a blip. The punters who are going to see these other two are surely not your customers - trade like this you can do without, and I don't class ladies like this as my competition; what they offer and what I offer are categorically not the same thing and don't appeal to the same people.

It might sound a bit trite and obvious but have you given your ads a good going over recently? Where does most of your traffic come from? Could you use some new pictures or maybe a bit of a website rehash? I regularly go over my advertising and try to refresh it - just setting up a profile and then sitting back to watch the cash rolling in doesn't work - my website traffic always flies up if I have new pictures or a new review. It is no different to any other business - the more effort you put in, the more rewards you will get out of it.

Working away helps too - I try to get a few days in another town/city each month just because it keeps me refreshed and interested, and means I can keep things lower key when I'm at home. There is an article on touring on the main site - it's harder work but even three days a month can make up for a couple of quiet weeks.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 22 September 2009, 12:21:35 pm
i definetly dont want clients who have seen these ladies
or be associated with them

ive just added new pics updated info etc on aw which is where all my work comes from
im also on viva street uk classifieds etc
ive done everything i can think of my price range is the same for my area

but then if these ladies are chargin pittance guys will go there??
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 22 September 2009, 12:34:38 pm
i definetly dont want clients who have seen these ladies
or be associated with them

ive just added new pics updated info etc on aw which is where all my work comes from
im also on viva street uk classifieds etc
ive done everything i can think of my price range is the same for my area

but then if these ladies are chargin pittance guys will go there??

Well, it's only my opinion, but if you don't have a website and are relying on AW and the free classifieds (which IME attract nothing but hagglers and timewasters - I pulled my Vivastreet ad after a month as the bloody idiots were driving me mad), you're really missing out on a hell of a lot of potential custom. I get very little from AW myself unless I'm working away and have my phone number up, and even then the number of twatcalls goes through the roof.

Have you thought of getting your own site? It could get you on Punterlink, Puntingzone, UK Belles, Select an Escort (all free) and a fair few others. You can also advertise on Punternet for ?15 a month using just your phone number (AW links are not allowed) - some ladies find this a good site (like me), others don't, but you only pay a month at a time so it could be worth a try. Unfortunately with Adultwork you are always going to be battling with the Bareback Barbies - I've found there are actually lots of nice clients on there, but they can't always be bothered to dredge through the dross. Websites don't have to cost a lot and make a lot of difference - if clients Google '(your area) independent escorts', what do they find?

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: norwichgirl34 on 22 September 2009, 12:53:29 pm
ive a website but dont know how to promote it??
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Anika Mae on 22 September 2009, 07:34:36 pm
Have you tried the things Amy suggested?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 23 September 2009, 04:15:56 am
you can put your website on the forums...

At one point I thought the forum 'punters' were all B.S. but there are a few who are real. The first guy I met off a forum (who didnt tell me until a few minutes into our booking  :o was extremely generous and every since I consider it a great way to advertise your site otherwise.

Unfortunently, there doesnt seem to be many in this area...I have to travel atleast 1,000 miles to the 'real' cities  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 24 September 2009, 03:22:17 pm
adult work is one of those sites that initially you are very busy from then it dies off and that where the hard work comes from  i only use it now if im touring ect
you really need (my opinion only ) is to have a website that is your along with your a/w profile and advertise on the main message boards
punternet
punterlink
uk bells  these three sites bring me loads of traffic 
other good site are selectanescort  belles uk oad girl directory
 
I also advertise on london websites, irish escort sitesm and local regional websites as well as joining ther mesage boards for these areas  its my full time job so i spend around 1 hour a day marketing my website and making sure that it working correctly 
I dont mind anwsering calls to someone if they are in the wrong area because one day they might be in my area or i might be in there area
google your area under escorts ..... name of town city and think of how a bloke would look for you 
guys look under different search terms for me i have made sure that every where in my website i have bristol

VI escort escort bristol ebony escort bristol ect ect as this help with the search engines   
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 26 September 2009, 07:19:18 am
adult work is one of those sites that initially you are very busy from then it dies off

 :'(  tell me it isn't true. Thats how many of the sites I advertise on are over here. Starts off All busy and making lots of cash and then couple months later the cash stops flowing and you're wondering what you did, or didnt do to make it stop  ???

Thanks for the advice, and welcome. Seems like you're not a newbie after all  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: escorthazel on 04 October 2009, 07:56:06 am
Hi guys

I to have been very quite saw 1 client last week only!!!
amy i have a website but it takes ages to be added onto listings,had it for almost 2 months now and there are still loads of sites im not on,
i have asked to be added etc just waiting ,i am on punternet,punterlink etc but no work from there yet,i am hopefully getting my first review so hoping that will help,
i to have no idea how to up my calls and i am on aw aswell but even thats dead at the mo,
starting to close up down below here lol
hazel xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lauralashes on 04 October 2009, 06:37:24 pm
Did you have an increase in interest when you were a featured escort on that site? I know it only really matters when a client actually makes a booking and visit but just wondering if it's worth doing it myself.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ama on 04 October 2009, 10:32:42 pm
another good site that works is acemassage but it might depend with your area as well, good luck.

ama
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: escorthazel on 06 October 2009, 11:14:09 am
anyone find its still quite???
ive been dead this week so far aswell had a few calls though and now got reviews on punternet and punterlink?
is it just me?
hazel xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 06 October 2009, 04:36:05 pm
anyone find its still quite???
ive been dead this week so far aswell had a few calls though and now got reviews on punternet and punterlink?
is it just me?
hazel xxx

You know what it might be? People are probably out sick from the seasonal changes! I had an overnight postponed due to it, and this guy had never cancelled an appointment.

Blame it on the weather  :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 06 October 2009, 08:54:26 pm
anyone find its still quite???
ive been dead this week so far aswell had a few calls though and now got reviews on punternet and punterlink?
is it just me?
hazel xxx

You know what it might be? People are probably out sick from the seasonal changes! I had an overnight postponed due to it, and this guy had never cancelled an appointment.

Blame it on the weather  :P

Joey, I've heard some shite excuses in my time, but that has to be one of the worst ever. The weather over here changes every ten minutes, ffs. I almost wish I still had a civvy job just because I would have loved to have heard a bosses reaction to me calling in sick because the 'season was changing', although I suspect it would have included (in no particular order) the words: cards, your, get, taking, piss, the  ;D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 07 October 2009, 08:12:27 am
I don't know Amy - the way this country is softening up - you could possibly get a sick note for seasonal changes    ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LondonEvie on 08 October 2009, 01:55:37 am
I don't know Amy - the way this country is softening up - you could possibly get a sick note for seasonal changes    ;D

If they can cancel trains in the Autumn for it raining 'the wrong kind of rain' then I believe anything is possible!

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cindy on 08 October 2009, 11:47:28 pm
Well it ought to be busy up to christmas, its only about 10 weeks off. Theres just no way to predict this industry at all.
Ive had a decent week but am managing to reduce the number of TWs lately and stay focussed on repeat visits. Recently moved so lost a few but have had several new ones come back. They are your bread and butter and also it feels great to see a friendly face too. Next week could be pants though. Try updating your profiles and ads around the end of the month as its payday week for a lot.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jezebeldays on 10 October 2009, 09:28:03 am
mmmmm you should all try being an escort in jersey! but to be fair my hours are limited and i dont do in calls, plus everyone is nervous of being seen due to it being a nine by five island... times be hard ladys.. times be hard
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 13 October 2009, 01:50:57 pm
This is the quietest period I have ever had.  The only time the phone is ring is a time waster.  It usually goes very quiet when it rains  - and it has been torrential - but it's been lovely the last two days.

Where has everyone gone? Even camming is dead.

Time is never wasted, at least I am doing all the chores I put off all year.  Hey ho.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 13 October 2009, 03:23:58 pm
It's quiet. Very quiet. I have even rung my own phone to check the thing is working!
Been ill the last few days and missed calls which is infuriating as now I am fit to work there are no calls!
Grrrr.
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: gemma on 13 October 2009, 04:53:03 pm
hello,new 2 board!
  yeah fone not rang 4 2days,last few weeks been quiet but dne k! as this is my full time job its bordom more than money sometimes,I jus wana get out  of house & shag!
   next week half term which makes it even more unpedictable!also fottie on  wed nite!

lol gemma x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 14 October 2009, 12:44:40 am
hello,new 2 board!
  yeah fone not rang 4 2days,last few weeks been quiet but dne k! as this is my full time job its bordom more than money sometimes,I jus wana get out  of house & shag!
   next week half term which makes it even more unpedictable!also fottie on  wed nite!

lol gemma x

Gemma, some of us are grizzled old birds, and text-speak makes our brains hurt  :-\.

I do enthusiastically agree with the highlighted bit of your post,  although I'm happy to stay in and shag as I live 100 yards from the North Sea and it's getting fairly nippy up here. You could always try a club, provided you're not too bothered about getting paid.

From the sounds of things, everybody needs to haul arse to the coast - I turned down lots of bookings from unknowns last week because of the HH/Punternet fiasco (the possible consequences of the local rag/busybodies/idiots deciding to have a nosey about wasn't a risk I was prepared to take) and still had 2 or 3 a day - this week is looking very much the same. I do think everyones idea of what constitutes busy is different though - I know that would be dead-as to some ladies, but more than three and I start getting hungry/tired/in a mood  ;D.

It could be the climate up here - maybe I look like something to hibernate in?  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 14 October 2009, 07:40:43 am
It's not so cold down here Amy - balmy for the last couple of weeks. Have not had heating on since April and it's October, almost the middle! Can't believe I am not feeling cold yet!

I got the most sickening cold last week and missed a few calls. Had to turn off my phone in the end as my temperature spiked through the roof and the constant banging headache along with being barely audible to callers made it impossible to explain over and over that I was not working for a few days.

I had this one guy who went totally ape on me for cancelling a Saturday booking and left horrible remarks on my website - which I deleted - the most unreliable escort ever he claimed. I am off to check out all the sites this morning to see if he's left horrible remarks elsewhere.
I mean, I ask you? Would he rather have turned up while I could barely remember my own name and was sneezing all over the place, thrown his money away on a rubbish booking and then caught the cold as well?
Some guys just rile me up the wrong way!
Had a lot of time wasters as well lately. I seem to go through stages of them - nothing then they all come along at once. It just ruins my appetite for it all. After all this time I still fail to see what they get out of it. Do they really imagine I will sit here, dressed and waiting on them to arrive then they do not? If I don't hear from them the day of the booking I don't get ready for them so they are wasting their time imagining I do! It just has been a very irritating week or so here.
Still dragging myself out of bed each day feeling slightly lousy - I can't remember ever having a cold that sapped me of so much energy before. It's just hanging about day after day. Making me grumpy I am afraid, I lost my tolerance and sense of humour for the jerks we inevitable encounter.
I am happy your doing okay up there though - perhaps they hit oil and are not saying? They are celebrating with you!
Take care.
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 14 October 2009, 09:56:04 am
I mean, I ask you? Would he rather have turned up while I could barely remember my own name and was sneezing all over the place, thrown his money away on a rubbish booking and then caught the cold as well?

Now Amy, this is exactly what my client told me last week. You were saying that it was the most ridiculous excuse you've ever heard LOL. I think Abby's excuse was very similar to his! He didnt want me to catch his 'flu' and so wanted to postpone the overnight booking. Best believe I turned that around immediately and got him to go forward with the booking, albeit a day late! I was so not going to miss that overnight  :-[ I would have happily caught the flu, cold, whatever as long as it was curable!

Had a lot of time wasters as well lately. I seem to go through stages of them - nothing then they all come along at once. It just ruins my appetite for it all. After all this time I still fail to see what they get out of it.

Recall the thread I wrote called, "what paying for sex really means". That in a nutshell is in my opinion the nucleus of why timewasters do what they do. That thread was derived from a person who felt negatively about paying for sex all his life, and completely different after I spoke for just 30 seconds.

The stigma about working gals and men pales in comparison to the way some men feel about paying for it. Even if they have no intention of paying, just the sight of you collecting money from sex irritates them so much that they want to make you jump through hurdles. Its like racism, its because they are ignorant (I call it ig-nant) and dont understand it fully that they hate.  Please eat well, they arent worth missing a lunch  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 14 October 2009, 04:00:35 pm
Now Amy, this is exactly what my client told me last week. You were saying that it was the most ridiculous excuse you've ever heard LOL. I think Abby's excuse was very similar to his! He didnt want me to catch his 'flu' and so wanted to postpone the overnight booking. Best believe I turned that around immediately and got him to go forward with the booking, albeit a day late! I was so not going to miss that overnight  :-[ I would have happily caught the flu, cold, whatever as long as it was curable!

Joey, that really isn't what you said  ;). You told us that your client had cancelled because 'seasonal changes' had made him ill - the emergence of a slight nip in the air and a few brown leaves never gave anybody the flu. Therefore I stand by my post - phoning in four times a year at my last job and saying I couldn't come in because I was incapacitated by the seasonal changes would have got me about as much sympathy as saying I was staying at home because I'd been out drinking snakebites until 5am, and had as a result bowked all over my work clothes and slept in the wheelie bin  ;D.

I do know three people who have had swine flu and were proper poorly for a week - when I had normal flu I was off work ill for nearly a fortnight and couldn't even brush my hair as it hurt so much. Not nice  :(.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 14 October 2009, 06:44:23 pm
You told us that your client had cancelled because 'seasonal changes' had made him ill

lol, n-n-n-no. That was my excuse for them. That due to seasonal changes it may be causing them to get sick thereby causing people to cancel or not call anyone at all.

My clients excuse was still he had been out sick from the flu, and was didnt want me to catch anything. All in all though he was fine when we met. Honestly though I dont think it was true at all, I think it was more of him testing me to see how much I really wanted the booking  ::)  Sometimes people like to do that, cancel a date but in actuality its just a test to see how much I really want them
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ooohlala on 11 December 2009, 03:22:33 pm

 Hey ladies,

I was just wondering if it's just me personally or is everyone really quiet this week? I've been on shift all of yesterday and today and not even had a single booking!  :'(
How are you indie girls finding things at the moment? Are any other girs that work for agencies having the same experience as I am? My agency reckons it's the same for everyone at the moment but come on, not a single booking in 2 days?!  >:(
(and only 1 last week too)

love from a very poor Sophie boo hooo and bah humbug!
xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 11 December 2009, 03:35:59 pm
Thats what my Holidays are fun thread was about. I havent had a booking since earlier this week either, but Im hoping today being Friday maybe something will come up. Definently not a good time to be slow when Im in the process of moving into an apartment!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MissMillie on 11 December 2009, 04:11:18 pm
I work as an indie and there has been a bit of a lull this past week, but then it is 2 weeks til Christmas so many people will be travelling to familys/shopping ect ...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BurlesqueHoney on 11 December 2009, 04:14:47 pm
Not sure if this due to my location and people coming back out of the woodwork but cannot complain. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Curly on 11 December 2009, 04:17:25 pm
I've always found it quiet up to Xmas.  This year, as I said in Joey's holiday post, there is a recession too.  This year there is also (as I posted about before) the impact of Clause (get it?  Clause? Santa??)  sorry - Clause 13 of the new bill, which I assume you all know about (no one commented before when I mentioned it so sorry if I repeat myself).  

I think we just have to ride it out (or  not - so many puns sorry), but in my experience, they soon return.  You just now have to make sure you advertise yourself as completely independent, as that's what they (new clients) will want to make sure about.  April is the time when this new law will  probably come into effect, so expect another spell of this being highlighted in media, and the punters going quiet for awhile.  

The new law only applies in the UK, so Joey, I guess your quiet spell is due to Xmas and the recession only.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 11 December 2009, 05:28:48 pm
I had a quiet week at the end of November (6 bookings but 4 bloody cancelled), which I always find to be a bad week but I can't say I've noticed any significant downturn since then - I've been in London all this week and was booked solid (give or take) before I even left the house; I actually felt like a fraud for leaving my ads up. One cancellation and that was swiftly reassigned  ;D. I am also pretty much booked up Christmas week, although I am building a standby list for that one, as peoples plans can change (or be changed for them) so quickly it's the only practical way.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Anika Mae on 11 December 2009, 06:37:27 pm
I didn't have any bookings in the last week of November. I hadn't actually noticed since at the volume I work at an empty week is nothing special. This week I've just had one so far but again that's not a big deal for me, in general the work's coming in ok.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 11 December 2009, 07:40:45 pm
I didn't have any bookings in the last week of November. I hadn't actually noticed since at the volume I work at an empty week is nothing special. This week I've just had one so far but again that's not a big deal for me, in general the work's coming in ok.

I was pleasantly surprised that on the day of Thanksgiving, the moment I finished my dinner, the calls were rolling in. And from there, I had 1,2,3 bookings...1 by the same person.

Since then I havent had but 1 booking since. Im so afraid right about now  :-\ Im frightened Aunti Em, I frightended  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 11 December 2009, 08:33:14 pm
I've been a bit quiet too, but have taken a couple of advance bookings for Jan. I suppose I shouldn't really complain that much, as  the damn phone keeps going when I can't work, such as in my volunteer job or in a course. Last week I missed 7 calls, because I had other comittments, and then had a day when the phone didn't ring at all.  :(

Bloody men, why can't they be horny when I'm available?! ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Curly on 11 December 2009, 08:56:27 pm
Cassie, punters have radar I swear.  I thought I was the only one who experienced this phenomena.   I've had times where I am available all the time for work for 3 weeks running, with all the boxes ticked (neighbours on holiday, having break from gym, all caught up on other stuff, all clear, let's go boys) - nope - hardly get calls, and as soon as I have to commit to something else, all hell breaks loose on the phone.  Drives me insane. 

Joey, was typo on purpose?? "Frightended?" Good word though!  Sounds like a very bad shag lol.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ooohlala on 11 December 2009, 10:50:55 pm

Joey, was typo on purpose?? "Frightended?" Good word though!  Sounds like a very bad shag lol.

Tee hee  ;D ;D ;D

Guess it is just me then girls.... or maybe it's my SHITE, good for nothing agency!!!  Going indie is getting more and more tempting by the day.
Sorry for the moan, just getting stressed with xmas being so near.... and I feel like I'm getting the flu to top it all of! I am the grinch  ;D

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 11 December 2009, 11:10:47 pm
I do remember one of our agency ladies posting a while back that whilst her indie bookings were fine and had been increasing, her agency jobs had just about ground to a halt. I can't remember any more about it than that or even who it was, but maybe you could knock up an AW profile or something just for now and test the water a bit?  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ooohlala on 11 December 2009, 11:22:11 pm
maybe you could knock up an AW profile or something just for now and test the water a bit?  :)

I know. I should, you're so right. I've been whingeing on about it long enough just need to get off my lazy backside and do  it  ;D

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 12 December 2009, 10:06:59 am
I do remember one of our agency ladies posting a while back that whilst her indie bookings were fine and had been increasing, her agency jobs had just about ground to a halt. I can't remember any more about it than that or even who it was, but maybe you could knock up an AW profile or something just for now and test the water a bit?  :)

Could've been me - even if not, the same thing has happened. When you're the new girl on the books, you get a ton of bookings through an agency, but then it naturally tails off. They do keep employing new New Girls so that they can keep their clients interested and keep making the maximum through their commission, and often their advertising isn't perfect, or they don't know how to sell their girls to clients once they ring. They don't usually *really* care about the older girls on the books... you end up just being filler for the website and a backup in case no one else will take a particular booking.

However, I managed mostly by luck to time my indie launch right so that as agency work tailed off, I was getting myself established and didn't have to go through much of a 'dry stage'. I'm still as busy as ever indie-wise, though I do keep my advertising limited cos I'm fussy and busy with other stuff. I use Twitter and a blog partly as advertising (so that clients can feel like they 'really know me') and partly to let off steam.

BTW, there's no magical formula for Successful Indieness. Just have a little stalk around the sites of established indies which are rather easily found round here ;D and see where they're advertising, and maybe see who their site was designed by, etc. I remember that the main articles on the SAAFE site were a pretty simple checklist of things to do, too. So going indie was easy, to be honest! Don't forget to play up your own unique characteristics and sort out your business plan - those are the fun bits. :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ooohlala on 12 December 2009, 11:58:55 am
Just have a little stalk around the sites of established indies which are rather easily found round here ;D

Oh I've already been 'nosy' lol and looked at a few sites, as well as looking at  local (Newcastle) indie sites to get an idea of what's already on offer, and I've read the posts on here about creating your own site so I've done quite a bit of research  ;D (actually that's my favourite bit).  Colette also recommended a good photographer so I have in mind exactly how I'd like my site to look and the style of the photographs etc, I just need to put it all together now. My main obstacle though is not having anywhere to do incalls but it's something that can be worked around with hotels I reckon.
I've potentially got some major changes coming up in my personal life in the New year so at the moment I'm not entirely sure I'm going to continue escorting after that..... if I do however  it's bye bye agency and I will be launching myself 100% into becoming a successful INDEPENDANT!!
xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 12 December 2009, 03:28:50 pm
i was away most of october and  november in ireland working and  and it was very very busy there im talking 10 client a day and more  if you could do it
but in bristol it was very  quiet in fact one of the quiet week i had ever was when i returned last week  but its slowly picked up this week and phone is going mad now  maybe cos it getting to christmas
i alwasy find november very very quiet anyway and the period after xmas and new year very busy  though
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Post by: BurlesqueHoney on 12 December 2009, 03:30:11 pm
Oooooh good luck!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 12 December 2009, 03:42:14 pm
lol ireland was great very very busy more than i thought it would be  Im going back next week for the xmas rush and then off on holiday for jan for a month and really need that 

Oooooh good luck!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 December 2009, 06:54:30 pm
lol ireland was great very very busy more than i thought

My goodness...one of the other ladies here mentioned Ireland and how busy it gets. I may come off better going there than London...hmmmm, the sweet smell of success
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 12 December 2009, 10:03:29 pm
ireland is very very busy providing you advertise right and get right location  ts do very well there apparently
i was doing between  8 -10 clients a day  but i did have my other half texting back to set up appointments for me when i was busy
prices are higher as well at around 100pounds for half an hour and 180 -200 for the hour so def worth im going next week for the xmas period   
i never found london busy or busy enough for me anyway
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 16 December 2009, 12:39:34 am
ireland is very very busy providing you advertise right and get right location  ts do very well there apparently
i was doing between  8 -10 clients a day  but i did have my other half texting back to set up appointments for me when i was busy i never found london busy or busy enough for me anyway

Oooo, Ms. Thang....I don't see how you could do it. And you say London wasn't busy? Now wait a minute...I thought London was the place to be. Whats the M O?
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Post by: ParisB on 16 December 2009, 11:43:35 am
quote author=JoeyR link=topic=2104.msg20874#msg20874 date=1260923974]
ireland is very very busy providing you advertise right and get right location  ts do very well there apparently
i was doing between  8 -10 clients a day  but i did have my other half texting back to set up appointments for me when i was busy i never found london busy or busy enough for me anyway


when i went to london i was on my own so when with a client i could not anwser my phone  but in ireland my other half was texting back calls letting them know when i was free and setting up appointments for me i worked very hard when i was there last time   
also the prices are higher in ireland in general + unlike the uk  you dont have  lots of way to advertise so if a guy wants to see a girl they have to go to a few websites and find then  there arnt any massage parlours on  street corners like you have in london and the uk there isnt loads of places to find girls on
Oooo, Ms. Thang....I don't see how you could do it. And you say London wasn't busy? Now wait a minute...I thought London was the place to be. Whats the M O?
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 December 2009, 06:54:20 am
Now, its been a while since I've bitched about slowness...but its about time I do  >:(

Well, not much to say other than I'm handling it better than last year. I know its just a matter of it passing, a blip non-the-less. But its making me think I should have not even worked this month. I might have to start setting tables at Holiday parties if I can find any. Only issue is my hair hasn't been done in 2 weeks and to walk around like this....ugh I look a mess!

Makes me wonder: is everyone going slow? Is it just me? My location? What the F**K is it!?   ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lauralashes on 21 December 2009, 03:40:20 pm
quote author=JoeyR link=topic=2104.msg20874#msg20874 date=1260923974]
ireland is very very busy providing you advertise right and get right location  ts do very well there apparently
i was doing between  8 -10 clients a day  but i did have my other half texting back to set up appointments for me when i was busy i never found london busy or busy enough for me anyway


when i went to london i was on my own so when with a client i could not anwser my phone  but in ireland my other half was texting back calls letting them know when i was free and setting up appointments for me i worked very hard when i was there last time   
also the prices are higher in ireland in general + unlike the uk  you dont have  lots of way to advertise so if a guy wants to see a girl they have to go to a few websites and find then  there arnt any massage parlours on  street corners like you have in london and the uk there isnt loads of places to find girls on
Oooo, Ms. Thang....I don't see how you could do it. And you say London wasn't busy? Now wait a minute...I thought London was the place to be. Whats the M O?
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Do you think Ireland was busy for you because you were on tour there and people didn't want to miss the opportunity to miss you? The whole "If I don't get my chance now I never will" mentality? I got a fair few enquiries when I was about to visit london but I don't know if I'll be as "popular" when I move there.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Alexxx on 21 December 2009, 08:40:29 pm
Paris do you think it's worth taking a friend to act as my receptionist? I'm going over in the new year....
Love Alex xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 21 December 2009, 09:22:20 pm
Def take somoNe with you  -  i would not work there if i did not have someone with me for security  to be honest even if its just to run to the shops for you  there are a lot of robberies ect in ireland if you advertise on ei which is the green board you will get access to the warning boards with all teh dodgy number and timewasters ect
and you do have to advertise in ireland as well but ei is very good worth joining the message board in advance so that you can get a feel for things and teh prices ect
 
Dont tell the guys  on the phone though its not you as they will think its an agency so if your friend anwsers the phone for you   make sure she knows your services ect ect 
my other half texts back lots of clients for me as he cant anwser the phone and he get lots of bookings lined up for me when i am busy   

Paris do you think it's worth taking a friend to act as my receptionist? I'm going over in the new year....
Love Alex xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: airporthoneys on 22 December 2009, 10:57:09 pm
Its been quieter than normal due to snow

Get the feeling there might be a sudden flurry when snow goes but will be xmas by then !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jezebella on 28 December 2009, 11:27:09 pm
Hi everyone.

I started reading this  as the last few days have seemed to be really quiet,  understandable really with Christmas and all but as I was reading this I just had three messages for bookings one after an other. Very odd but I'm guessing in this industry things wont stay quiet forever. I guess it's not the oldest profession in the world for nothing.
Anyway I am new to all this and have only seen four clients so far and I am enjoying it far more than I ever thought I would.
I'm hoping 2010 will be a great year for me and for all of you.
(Apologies if I went off topic)

x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 29 December 2009, 03:09:56 am
Anyway I am new to all this and have only seen four clients so far and I am enjoying it far more than I ever thought I would.
I'm hoping 2010 will be a great year for me and for all of you.
(Apologies if I went off topic)

How delightful. Glad you're enjoying it.

And 2010 BETTA be better this year LOL. I don't know about anyone else but optimism is certainly in the air for 2010, compared to 2 years ago when the outlook for the coming year was so dim.

Cheers, lets get drunk!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 06 January 2010, 06:20:50 am
Its that time of year again, Im about to have a bitch fit!

Here it is January already, can you believe it? How are things faring up lately? Mines been quiet, but I think last year was worst. Im just trying to stay calm, and repeat that its just a blip and hopefully things will change for the better soon.

It doesnt help that I just moved into a new place and the bills are piling on top of my head. Plus Im looking for additional regular work as well. I've even been surfing craigslist selling cheap blowjobs and looking manual labor liek moving furniture but havent had much luck.

Plus the bastards on craigslist keep flagging my ad. Why? Because I have the privledge to sell myself so I can freaking get through the next day? This country sucks. They allow people to post all sorts of derogatory bullshit for a free fuck, but the moment someone respects themselves and puts some fucking value on their body, they get mad  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 06 January 2010, 09:39:04 am
So far it has been really busy - but hey ho - here comes the snow again..... No fun once again.

This is the worst winter for years.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 16 January 2010, 05:41:40 am
I was thinking the same, but it was quite busy in Ireland, especially up country, those boys will brave the elements. God love 'em.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BurlesqueHoney on 16 January 2010, 04:01:26 pm
Mmmmh, my phone kept ringing this week with requests for bookings despite a notice that I am away. Told one tat it might be a tad far to come overfor an hour from the South West of France....   ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Alexa on 16 January 2010, 05:15:25 pm
I was really busy in the first few weeks when the snow was here... and now it's pretty much gone (where I am, at least)... nothing. Talk about illogical. Ah well, got to see the positive - it's good to have time to do my own thing! :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 24 January 2010, 07:22:03 am
I really hope next year I can take a vacation from the industry in January. This month is so sluggish and desolate, Im more frustrated with the TW's and people wishing they could make a booking. I mean, stuff is coming here and there, but its sparse.

I felt like one of those beast in the African Savannas. When there's no grass, the ground is parched and flies are buzzing and biting all around you just getting on your damn nerves.You're just hanging on for dear life hoping that soon...one day, it'll rain. Yet there's no rain, just dark clouds...maybe even a drizzle. No, we want the downpour!

ok maybe thats a bit dramatic, but its close enough!

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ScottishBBW on 04 February 2010, 12:40:27 pm
I was prepared for January being a bit on the quiet side but was really hoping that after pay day it would pick up, but nope. One client in the last 2 weeks. Dead...my phone that is, not the client! Is this normal? I'm in Edinburgh.

I've rejigged my website and upped my my advertising, but if anything things have gotten quieter. Starting to think there might not be a market for a young BBW in Scotland  ???


ANY advice is welcome, pleaaaaaaase!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Madam Becky on 04 February 2010, 01:00:35 pm
Whats your web address honey?  Its not on your profile.  Tried Punternet and its Scottish equivalents?

Madam Becky xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Alexa on 04 February 2010, 01:11:05 pm
Also in Edinburgh, also reeeeally dead. So much so that I'm migrating to London over the weekend in the hope of clients! Hope things pick up for both of us! xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ScottishBBW on 04 February 2010, 03:58:30 pm
Whats your web address honey?  Its not on your profile.  Tried Punternet and its Scottish equivalents?

Madam Becky xx

Hi Madam Becky!

My web address is www.rubenesquerosie.moonfruit.com Still pretty basic as need to get hold of photographer etc but your comments would be really welcome :) I'm already  signed up to all the major players, just don't know what is going wrong!!


Glad to hear I'm not the only one! Lets hope things pick up soon!
Also in Edinburgh, also reeeeally dead. So much so that I'm migrating to London over the weekend in the hope of clients! Hope things pick up for both of us! xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 04 February 2010, 06:33:33 pm
I just come back from holiday been away for around 6 weeks and its my first week back
its kind of up and down one minute busy next day im ringing myself to make bookings im so bored
monday had 5 booking
tuesday 4 booking
wed 1 booking  ( calling myself to book myself
thurs 3 bookings     

Normally im on 3-5 bookings a day on average but the phone is just dead dead   just those that are calling are booking thank fuck  On the day that i had one booking i had 3 phone calls all day 
had quite a few guys asking for discounts as well so i think that they are still skint and feeling the credit card bills hitting on the floor  in feb

just have to put my head down ( literarlly and suck it and see  ;D)   

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 06 February 2010, 04:35:50 pm
I am currently in Ireland, and it is DEAD! The phones are not ringing, and the idiots that do call and book are TW, so my enthusiasm is somewhat diminished, to the point, that only until the client calls and says he is standing at the door, only then do I bother to get up and get my clothes sorted. Over-exaggeration of course, but you get the idea. Let's say I am catching up on my TV series, just fine.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 06 February 2010, 04:53:41 pm
January was the worst months since I began.  Most of the early part was wiped out by snow and looks like more is forecast for next week.  Joy.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Hermione on 06 February 2010, 08:18:26 pm
You may want to try some of the minor directories.  Just google "escort Edinburgh" and arrange a listing on absolutely every directory for the first five pages or more.  This is incredibly boring but it does work.  I get clients from places where I forgot I was listed!  You may also want to try other escort related searches for your area because these all result in slightly different directories. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: airporthoneys on 07 February 2010, 08:42:10 pm
If anyone  wants to move to the Isle of Man apparently they are crying out for Escorts!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 08 February 2010, 08:27:49 am
AH, are you being funny? Hey I will travel, but I don't know if the gentlemen on the Isle of Man, are quite ready for Violette. :D
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Hermione on 08 February 2010, 10:15:00 am
If anyone  wants to move to the Isle of Man apparently they are crying out for Escorts!!

No wonder.  It's the Isle of Man, not the Isle of Woman. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 08 February 2010, 12:14:50 pm
It's up and down here!  8)
One day I can't take every booking as they all want to be seen right now or at 3pm - I might be good but I can not split into three people at once!
Other days I clear the decks expecting it to be as the day before and it's dead, I am starting to think of painting the last wall in the dining room as nothing else is going on...
If there is one thing I will never have while doing this job it is predictability!
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xxFallen Angelxx on 11 February 2010, 06:41:46 pm
I have to say work is up and down here as well. One day I'm turning down 4 or 5 clients the next day just riddled with obvious time wasters. Still keeping my head above the water with regulars but it would be nice if a few guys would try to give me a bit more notice to help me plan things out. One thing we (my partner and I) have notices is that our duo service seems to be pulling in the punters so there must be some money about!

Good luck to you all and remember things can only get better, so they say  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarah_bbw on 23 February 2010, 05:19:04 pm
Business is down every where, ive spoken with several girls recently and they have the same opinion as me on this. Its just something we have to get through.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 24 February 2010, 10:32:47 am
Quiet isn't the word I'd use. Totally fucking dead would be more accurate. February is always a bad month, but this one has been the absolute pits. Trying to work out if there are more cancellations and non confirmers  than usual, or is just that I don't notice them as much when it's busy because there's always someone else to take their place?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 25 February 2010, 08:48:23 am
only until the client calls and says he is standing at the door, only then do I bother to get up and get my clothes sorted. Over-exaggeration of course

Girlfriend...I'm not exaggerating! Not only am I not used to having incalls...but I'll sit around and thinking they won't come, and next thing I know they are downstairs. There's been several times where I've had to tell them to wait for me for 5 minutes as I just got out the shower  :P

Overalll...this has been a cheap month. I've had very few 1 hour bookings from my expensive sites here and there...but not much. The big spenders are hiding out...but the small amounts are becoming quite lucrative. Febuary is the month of the $50 blow jobs  :P

Having moved away from cities where I've had alot of competitors, I'm no longer feeling the brunt of it as I did last year. Im also able to take incalls which has made a difference. So overall...it could be better, but its been alot worse in previous years.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 March 2010, 04:11:31 pm
I had hope that the sunny weather would start stirring the loins of the men of Great Britain but it seems not.

I am getting depressed with lack of activity.  I do not remember it this bad, (and I thought Jan/Feb were poor). Even the camming is dead.  Where are these men hiding or are they all out visiting you?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cindy on 18 March 2010, 04:49:59 pm
No, Its not you. Ive come home early today for that reason. Its the middle of the month but I bet you next Thursday and Friday will be busy.  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 March 2010, 04:03:43 am
The weirdest thing happened to me...I was getting on average 1 or 2 clients per day, and finally 1 from my more expensive site (which paid half the rent, whohoo!) and then it suddenly came to a screeching halt the past 2 days. Its like, HELLO! anybody alive out there! (saying in an accent from Titanic)

In fact, I took down all my ads and am basically just gonna survive off what I have until my next booking...

The weather here has also improved significantly...too bad there isnt a beach nearby, its absolutely fabulous though.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Welsh Lass on 19 March 2010, 08:20:07 am
Ohh, look at Joey doing the Welsh accent there! Yes, that guy on the boat shouting 'Anybody alive out there' was Welsh! We are all brilliant boat people here you see.... Hmmm...
Anyhow - I have had a crazy busy past 2 weeks and nothing at all this week, not a one, not a single standing upright male! I had a half an hour but he never confirmed and really, can I be bothered to tog up for half an hour on a Thursday afternoon after a week of nothing? Not really...
I have been getting on with boring jobs like glossing the hallway, all those bloody stair spindles... You take it as it comes I guess, you recognise a good run and prepare for a quiet spell after - it's always gone that way for me. It's one of the reasons I love what I do. I can work for a week or two and then not work for an entire week meaning time off and relax and bugger about with silly things like repainting the woodwork. At the end of a month, cash balances out so why worry too much? When the going is good, I take full advantage of it. When the going is slow, I relax and enjoy the fact I can take a walk on the beach at midday if I wish, when others are in their offices, stuck, bored and depressed.
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 19 March 2010, 09:08:04 am
Abby, Im glad that you are still posting with us today. I remember at one point, me and you were having mini-therapy sessions on topics like this...and to see that we both made it thru is proof that it may take some time, and things can get slow. But eventually something just clicks and we're on to something.

And me too...I've been doing mundane task as well. This week...I 'tried' to fix some dents in my car, buying drills to remove stuck bolts, and basically just being a handy man LOL. Now, I have to put them away and get back to 'work'.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Hermione on 19 March 2010, 12:28:28 pm
AW has been a dead loss for me for several months now.  There are fewer reverse bookings available than ever, and those that do get put up are wasters looking for dirty emails.  I've decided to focus on other sites because AW hasn't been worth the effort for a long time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Steele on 19 March 2010, 03:04:07 pm
I have had a really weird couple of weeks - last week included my busiest day since I became an escort (4 appointments, and my boyfriend came over in the evening as well, I was shattered!) and my quietest (one 15 min booking). This week has been better, Monday and Tuesday were about average, Wednesday was busy and yesterday WOULD have been busy if a time waster hadn't made a 2 hour appointment for the evening and then texted to say he'd be half an hour late and then not shown up! So I had to turn down two other potential clients I could have fit into the 2 wasted hours. Blah.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 20 March 2010, 01:32:23 am
yesterday WOULD have been busy if a time waster hadn't made a 2 hour appointment for the evening and then texted to say he'd be half an hour late and then not shown up! So I had to turn down two other potential clients I could have fit into the 2 wasted hours. Blah.

ooo, clients may not do it...but once the boyfriend shows up, we already know we are getting hammered  :D

All that Im coming late B.S., I had someone do that to me and he got it good. Or shall I say, he got in bad...cause I was mad  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 27 March 2010, 11:34:45 am
Just when you are sooo bored because it is so quiet the buses roll into town. 

Had 9 jobs in 36 hours and my nipples feel like radio dials and my bits feel like sandpaper.  I need an ice bath like Eddie Izzard in marathon man.  Serves me right. Probably go quiet again now.

Still the worst months since my records begain though!

Clocks change tonight - hopefully the end of the "Narnia" endless winter.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 29 March 2010, 03:27:15 am
Just when you are sooo bored because it is so quiet the buses roll into town.  

Had 9 jobs in 36 hours and my nipples feel like radio dials and my bits feel like sandpaper.  I need an ice bath like Eddie Izzard in marathon man.  Serves me right. Probably go quiet again now.

Still the worst months since my records begain though!

Clocks change tonight - hopefully the end of the "Narnia" endless winter.


You know...it really just takes time and patience. Its hard to maintain it when things are so slow, but eventually it pays off. The benefits of perserverance and creativity is empowering.

By the way, our time changed last week! Where you been Europe? LOL. In addition, the weather (which you mentioned) today was absolutely magnificent. Today, I had gotten a hotel on the high floor, and it just happened to have a balcony with a full sized sliding door. I was able to open the door while the sheer see-thru curtans were closed, and the wind and sunny weather was blowing the curtains over the edge of the balcony and into the room, which reminded one of my guest of South France LOL.

Better weather has already arrived! Go away Old man winter!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Richard on 29 March 2010, 09:47:40 am
Unlike some of our former colonies, which cannot even all change the clocks on the same day in the same country :) the whole of the European Union does it at the same moment on the same day.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jewel on 29 March 2010, 09:39:05 pm

You know...it really just takes time and patience. Its hard to maintain it when things are so slow, but eventually it pays off. The benefits of perserverance and creativity is empowering.


I know I am completely out of place here but was it Joey who typed it or do I need to get glasses?

Joey, you're a gem when in a good mood.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Violette on 29 March 2010, 09:43:56 pm
The dafs are up, so here is hoping that the men will follow suit.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cindy on 30 March 2010, 04:23:55 am
Haha! So if we are truely part of a unified Europe we would not be asking. Sorry a bit deep for a Wednesday morning.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 30 March 2010, 06:14:17 am
I know I am completely out of place here but was it Joey who typed it or do I need to get glasses?

Joey, you're a gem when in a good mood.

LOL, as much as I bitch about TW's...a big part of me understands patience is a virtue. Otherwise, I woulda dumped this job months ago!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ebonnie on 04 April 2010, 07:31:06 pm
 ;D






If anyone  wants to move to the Isle of Man apparently they are crying out for Escorts!!

No wonder.  It's the Isle of Man, not the Isle of Woman. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: mona79 on 06 April 2010, 01:55:59 pm
I don't know what's happening...arrived in London a week ago, no calls in a week but one timewaster, and I am a new Escort for London! Maybe post-op don't go much in London or it's the BBW it seems mroe than just bad luck though....I don't know but it's really really getting me down.....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 19 July 2010, 11:30:42 pm
Another day another rant.....but seriously I have had one 30 min booking in 2 weeks. I know things can be slow but I am wondering if I am even sellible these days. I am broke I am exhusted and pissed off. I am not doing anything different from last time I am in fact being more marketing aware then last time. I havent put on shit loads of weight (not that it matters) and my face hasn't been ripped off so whats happening!

Its me I just know its me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 19 July 2010, 11:53:44 pm
You must feel very frustrated  :(

Apart from making sure that your marketing and pics are good etc., I'm not sure what to suggest. I do not think it is you at all, it is probably just a slow few weeks etc, I know that this month in general has been pretty slow for me. I know its really infuriating, but all you can do is wait it out and not give up. As you say your appearance hasn't changed and your marketing is better so it just cannot be you. Maybe you could go on tour?  Just to get away from the place, sometimes changing environment can really help, not to mention that you will probably make a little more money. Also it could test your theory of it being you, and give you a confidence boost  :)

You can always use my place  ;D

Sending you hugs xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Harlow on 20 July 2010, 12:01:35 am
Hi honey

I really think this year has been very on off for a lot of people, indies, parlour & agencies. The  UK isn't out of the recession & we've had sport, after sport, after sport! Every business suffers during times like this, so it's not personal against you. I can & do totally understand that it can really make you feel like that, after all our product is well us. So like every business when it gets slow you review your stock so to speak.

So I guess what I 'm trying to say is chin up & be kind to your self, plus here's some cyber hugs H xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Bond ;) on 20 July 2010, 12:05:50 am
Come to London! The Arab gentlemen love us working girls. You just have to walk down Brompton road and they basically propose to you. They also give great tips. Come here on tour!! PM me if you need any london tips/Arabic words hehe

xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 20 July 2010, 12:08:32 am
. You just have to walk down Brompton road and they basically propose to you.
xxx

LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 20 July 2010, 12:11:54 am
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on tour its always been something I have been meaning to do but I literally have nothing so can't even afford to go on tour!!!!  I am even considering a brothal in the short term and as soon as I am talking to Mr. Man again then we will be filming some stuff for aw.

Apart from that I am stumped but as soon as I have some cash I will be touring. Prob Bristol first as its just over the bridge from me

Kisses

Amber
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kimba on 20 July 2010, 03:41:21 am
If you do outcalls could you change the city/towns that you regularly advertise in?
I travel the north west but always stuck to Manchester when having to select one city location.
As I live slightly nearer to Liverpool, I changed the location,popped in an L1 postcode and several weeks later am still seeing all the interest that a *newbie* gets and business isn't bad again!
You could be in a city with a saturated market ( like Manchester is ) so a bit of research on the main sites would show you what you are up against, price-wise/services offered etc.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 20 July 2010, 08:12:17 am
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go on tour its always been something I have been meaning to do but I literally have nothing so can't even afford to go on tour!!!!  I am even considering a brothal in the short term and as soon as I am talking to Mr. Man again then we will be filming some stuff for aw.

Apart from that I am stumped but as soon as I have some cash I will be touring. Prob Bristol first as its just over the bridge from me

Kisses

Amber

How about Colwyn Bay? My friend tours there, she keeps asking me to go so it can't be bad. Chin up, i've noticed it's been quieter since I have returned to England. Pm me if you need further info. :) I'm sure I saw a thread on PN about the lack of girls in Wales, have you got an ad on there as it may be worthwhile..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 20 July 2010, 10:59:07 am
This month has been the worst ever.  I am down 60% on the same time last month and 20% down on a normal month.

I have done more advertising but to no avail.  It has been sooooo hot I have not wanted to work even if it was there.  Assume the punters feel the same.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 20 July 2010, 12:59:16 pm
Yeah I always knew the weather affected this job and the heat is the biggest passion killer. There isn't many Welsh directories that do well in google and I think I am going to start advertising in Bristol as well.

Thanks girls you have given me the motivation to keep working as hard as what I have been continually working on my online presence.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexykim on 20 July 2010, 05:00:38 pm
Hi guys, I've had a really quiet few weeks and am getting quite worried :-\. I've been escorting for about 3/4 months now and have always been busy, right from the start.
Then suddenly about three weeks ago everything went quiet. I went from having 2 hr+ bookings regularly, at least one overnight a week and generally having more work than I can cope with, to having days on end with out a single enquiry.
I got really paranoid and thought someone must have put up a bad review of me somewhere, but I've looked on every review site I can think of and cant find anything.
Has anyone else experience anything like this? I'm really hoping things go back to normal soon as my rent is two weeks late as it is. If things dont pick up I'm going to have to join an agency, which is something I swore I'd never do.
Anybody got any advice? kim xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lor36 on 20 July 2010, 05:11:51 pm
school holidays ? or could be some guys are away on their hols
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 20 July 2010, 05:19:17 pm
Also, I think a few million public sector workers have been told that they are at risk of redundancy over the next financial year.  ??? I hope we aren't due another downturn in the recession..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 20 July 2010, 05:24:00 pm
Join the club (free membership)

Everyone is feeling the pinch. Several reasons -
1. time of year -people are on holiday
2 time of year - not wanting to do anything physical with the warm weather we were having
3. recession - punters are cutting out luxes
4. World cup and other goings on
5. ummm .....nope I have run out.

All in all its a bit doom and gloom. Just try and not get too downhearted and look at new ways to market yourself.

Kiss

Amber
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 20 July 2010, 05:37:21 pm
I feel so sorry for you it's really quietened down. I've just come back after having 6 months off due to illness, I'm absolutely so skint it's unbelievable. Now there are the summer holidays coming up, will this recession ever end!?

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 20 July 2010, 05:48:59 pm
Im in the same boat  :(

But in my case, I really think its because of the town Im in also. Location is everthing. Every since I got back from tour last month, things have been depressingly slow. I've already made up my mind that I'm going to end up subletting my apartment next month because honestly, I dont think i'll make it to the end of the year.

10 more days til rent is due, and leasing managers still bugging me about a 2 day late fee...

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 20 July 2010, 07:42:00 pm
My God, 2nd post like this one for the week  :(  (but thanks for ranting for me, as SAAFE seems to ignore mine nowadays)

At first I thought it was just me, but seems there is a virus going around. Vaccinations anyone  ???  Its been very slow here for me. Earlier this month I made rent money in 1 weekend, but now Im struggling to get by, and feel lucky to have gotten the luxury to pay my gym membership this month and get an oil change.

And my damn apartment complex keeps calling me about a friggin late rent payment of $100, which I dont have! If I had the money, I would give it to them, but I dont. I havent been getting any clients lately. Its been down to 2 per week at the moment.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 20 July 2010, 08:55:31 pm
There's definitely something - I'm not noticing much of a difference in the number of actual bookings, just things like the number of enquiries being down but I don't mind that. I think the bit leading up to the school summer holidays is likely to be hit and miss because people are paying for trips away and planning family time, and the heat won't help either.

I tend not to suffer as much living in a holiday resort, but the flip side is all the extra last-minute cancellations from would-be punting visitors whose plans have changed (or been changed for them) at the eleventh hour, and it does get infuriating. A lady I know in Leeds hasn't had a proper booking for a fortnight and is about at the end of her tether - I don't know what to suggest to her either. This is when I count myself lucky for my regulars :).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 20 July 2010, 11:14:53 pm
Join the club (free membership)

Everyone is feeling the pinch. Several reasons -
1. time of year -people are on holiday
2 time of year - not wanting to do anything physical with the warm weather we were having
3. recession - punters are cutting out luxes
4. World cup and other goings on
5. ummm .....nope I have run out.

All in all its a bit doom and gloom. Just try and not get too downhearted and look at new ways to market yourself.

Kiss

Amber

Also with the shool holidays here, clients are going away, then when they come back having to pay for childcare while both parents are at work. This time of year is usually very quiet but it has been quieter than normal. I'm struggling as I've only just come back after 6 months off, thank goodness for regulars.

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 12:02:59 am
A lady I know in Leeds hasn't had a proper booking for a fortnight and is about at the end of her tether - I don't know what to suggest to her either. This is when I count myself lucky for my regulars :).

Ok, I had to look up fortnight...but wow, 2 weeks!?

This is exactly why I need my gym membership. To escape from frightningly scariness of being home with no calls. I'd probably go mad to sit up in the house all these days, getting little or no bookings and not be able to get out the house.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Simone on 21 July 2010, 08:23:02 am
Hi Sexykim

Not much to add to this thread asides from a reassurance that its not just you. Things have been really quiet where im working at the moment. Both my agency work and indie is really hit and miss. Some days you are busy and some days you sitting thinking 'Wow im so glad i just shaved my nether regions raw and painted on that fiddly liquid eyeliner for this'
Its does pick up though, you just have to hang on in there. The waiting can be soul destroying and its totally normal to feel like your Andrew Lloyd Webbers slightly less attractive younger sister. It will pass however and when your busy again you will forget all about it (until the next time anyway,thats just the nature of the job i think)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 08:39:49 am
The waiting can be soul destroying and its totally normal to feel like your Andrew Lloyd Webbers slightly less attractive younger sister. It will pass however and when your busy again you will forget all about it (until the next time anyway,thats just the nature of the job i think)

well said Simone...

But in my case, its just the bills wont be so forgiving  :'(  In additon, July has seemed to go around so fast! Or maybe its because I still have unpaid bills and its already the 21st! Usually my bills are out the way by the end of the 1st or 2nd week. Its been a fast, rough month for me (except the 4th of July holiday which was busy).

I also see there's so new guys popping up on the local ads, which have got me a bit nervous  :-\  :P  :-[
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Candy on 21 July 2010, 11:33:35 am
Hello guys!

Maybe this is good time to go on tour to another city or country? When you will put your advertation then you will be "new" in the region where people don't know you and then they will call you. At least is better than sitting and waiting, while it can be also more fun to go to other place.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 21 July 2010, 02:59:30 pm
I'm in Manchester and it is very quiet. Also lots of idiots making bookings and then either cancelling or not confirming on the day. Very frustrating. I'm always busy when on tour so kind of relying on that at the mo.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 21 July 2010, 03:14:04 pm
Something is definitely different. Calls and enquiries are down, I am still seeing my regs but newbie clients aren't even calling to haggle! I am away to Ireland tomorrow, but I have noticed there as well that the forums are awash with recession speak. On another note, summer is nearly over...lets hope for autumn. Sexy Kim, do not despair. Christmas is upon us!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexykim on 21 July 2010, 03:23:24 pm
Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. So good to know its not just me, I did get really paranoid for a bit.
On a positive note today hasn't been too bad work wise and I've just been to the bank to pay my rent, so at least I know I wont get evicted  :).
Lets hope things pick up soon, for all of us.
                                                                                     xxxxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 21 July 2010, 06:34:17 pm
It's dead, dead, dead.  Never seen anything like it.

But when I do get a job I nearly die from the heat.  No wonder no one wants to punt.  It is so sweaty.

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 21 July 2010, 06:38:25 pm
Pandora

Please can I move in with you? Infact, lets get married..you are always so chilled and relaxed!  I am very quiet, slightly obnoxious  but very tidy. I have absolutely given up on being sexy in this heat, I have settled for breathless. However, every time I go out the door to do a non work activity,,,guess what happens? It fecking rains!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 06:41:35 pm
It's dead, dead, dead.  Never seen anything like it.

But when I do get a job I nearly die from the heat.  No wonder no one wants to punt.  It is so sweaty.

heat? what heat? I just looked at the weather in your area and its saying 70s during the day and 50s at night. Where Im at, its mid 90s in the day, mid 80s at night. Its a scorcher!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 21 July 2010, 06:44:51 pm
But we don't have air con chick. At best we have a fan and a crone saying  'if you think this is hot you should have been here in '76'...its not even like you only abstain from aircon if you are poor..its more you only have aircon in Sainsburys (jc penneys, sears) 70 to us is skating the edge! Also, consider this. 70 percent of cars on the road have no air con, 35 percent of shops, and at a guess 20 percent of escorts..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 21 July 2010, 07:41:05 pm
Pandora

Please can I move in with you? Infact, lets get married..you are always so chilled and relaxed!  I am very quiet, slightly obnoxious  but very tidy. I have absolutely given up on being sexy in this heat, I have settled for breathless. However, every time I go out the door to do a non work activity,,,guess what happens? It fecking rains!

Lol, looks like I missed you last week in Maidstone.  You should have rung me up!

No point in getting stressed about anything.  Just taking advantage of the good weather (Joey it is averaging 25-28c this week and humid), and getting  an all over tan and watching the cricket. Have to look on the bright side to everything.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 08:49:13 pm
That sounds like perfect weather to me...but of course, its hell down here  :P

But yeah, there's definently a case of the 'cheappies' going around. Bad case.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 21 July 2010, 08:50:36 pm
The only phone call I have had this week was this morning when I was asked for BB anal! For shame me cos for a split second I considered it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 08:59:33 pm
The only phone call I have had this week was this morning when I was asked for BB anal! For shame me cos for a split second I considered it.

That would have been even worse, because what if it was a timewaster? Then you'd have said yes, and felt like an idiot.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 21 July 2010, 09:00:30 pm
I know I have been kicking myself all day for even thinking it
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 09:08:02 pm
I know I have been kicking myself all day for even thinking it

I dont blame you. I have really stooped low this week. I have been going on dating sites pretending I want free sex, only to say I'd like to get paid once we're on the phone.

It gets on my nerves. 2 married men wanting a young guy to fuck them, and a super-closeted man wanting me to fuck him, but not be seen with me in public. Neither one of them willing to pay even $50 for their fantasy. This is what I run into on the dating sites.

I wish some places had the mentality of New York. And understand that, if you want someone to cater to your fantasy then you need to stop being so DAMN cheap and loosen up the wallets. Young guys like me are hungry and behind on bills...and they mother fucking ass with money and steady jobs cant even drop down $100. Shit makes me so angry  >:(   >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 21 July 2010, 09:15:10 pm
the adult dating sites (encounter as we call them in the uk) are killing this business. if a guy wants free porn he googles it. If a girl wants to empty his load for free then the internet is there again
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 21 July 2010, 09:17:24 pm
the adult dating sites (encounter as we call them in the uk) are killing this business. if a guy wants free porn he googles it. If a girl wants to empty his load for free then the internet is there again

I won't dare bow down to it. I only give free sex to cute guys my age, not some 40 year old who just wants to get his rocks off. Fucking pervert, go hire a hooker  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 22 July 2010, 08:08:57 pm
Is it still slow out there for you guys? or has the oil wells in Texas ran dry due to the oil spill in the Gulf?

I was really busy during the oil spill, but now that its fixed....someone blow up another well!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 22 July 2010, 09:51:53 pm
I am starting to get a little more busy but not hugely and mostly this is down to sport being over and the weather cooling down but I dont think things are going to get a lot better until mid to late august and the holiday season is nearing the end and punters are sick of the sight of their families.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 22 July 2010, 10:50:36 pm
I am starting to get a little more busy but not hugely and mostly this is down to sport being over and the weather cooling down but I dont think things are going to get a lot better until mid to late august and the holiday season is nearing the end and punters are sick of the sight of their families.

great...that means when I move next month, I'll have plenty of prospects lined up. yippi
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: PremiumBlonde on 23 July 2010, 03:14:56 am
I've been escorting for about 3/4 months now and have always been busy, right from the start.
Then suddenly about three weeks ago everything went quiet.

If you've been using Adult Work since you started 3/4 months ago then what I call "the honeymoon period" is over.   It's the same for girls in parlours I think.  It just settles down a bit.  My first four months on AW I earned at least double what I do now  :(  But new girls come along who are flavour of the month.  But remember there are always new clients coming along as well.

Try not to be paranoid about it ... easier said than done, I know.  Usually, just as I'm about to throw the towel in, I get a mad rush of bookings and everything is ok again.  I once went through around three weeks where EVERY SINGLE CLIENT cancelled.  I mean ALL of them.  By the end of it I knew every time the phone rang it would be a cancellation.  I honestly just sat down and cried.  I was "what the hell is going on?"   The following week about half of them rang to rebook, etc. etc.  But that made me seriously paranoid. LOL my head was doing overtime.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 23 July 2010, 06:12:59 am
I once went through around three weeks where EVERY SINGLE CLIENT cancelled.  I mean ALL of them.  By the end of it I knew every time the phone rang it would be a cancellation.  I honestly just sat down and cried.  

Thats all I can do tonight is just sit and and cry tonight. When I actually did get a booking tonight, I had taken an afternoon nap and didn't hear the phone go off  :'(

Its the worse feeling. When I do cry, I think its absurd for me to cry because no one wants to pay me for sex at the moment. It seems unjustified to cry over it and makes me feel even more upset
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 23 July 2010, 08:09:11 am
I once went through around three weeks where EVERY SINGLE CLIENT cancelled.  I mean ALL of them.  By the end of it I knew every time the phone rang it would be a cancellation.  I honestly just sat down and cried.  

Thats all I can do tonight is just sit and and cry tonight. When I actually did get a booking tonight, I had taken an afternoon nap and didn't hear the phone go off  :'(

Its the worse feeling. When I do cry, I think its absurd for me to cry because no one wants to pay me for sex at the moment. It seems unjustified to cry over it and makes me feel even more upset

I think we've all been there Joey. Sometimes it really gets to you and you take it personally. This job sends your emotions all over the place. You get a good week and you are buzzing and think you are the bee's knees. Then you get a bad week and think God what is wrong with me?

I have had the grand total of a one hour booking this week so far. I must admit it is partly my fault as I was unavailable Monday and Tuesday.

Yesterday I had a one hour booked in for 7pm who I had met before. I thought there was a reason why I didn't want to see him from last time but couldn't be sure. Anyway, he called in the morning to confirm as requested. He asked if he could change it from 7pm to 2pm which I couldn't so we agreed on 5.30pm. That irritated me. Then in the afternoon he texts me "Can you send me a pic to get me in the mood". I txt him forget it. Then he starts grovelling and apologising. I wouldn't see him. Just couldn't be arsed.  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: PremiumBlonde on 23 July 2010, 08:13:13 am
When I do cry, I think its absurd for me to cry because no one wants to pay me for sex at the moment. It seems unjustified to cry over it and makes me feel even more upset

If you were selling tickets for River Boat Rides  ??? for a living and one weekend you hardly sold any you wouldn't sit down and cry and think really badly of yourself.  You'd probably think "oh well there were lots of football matches this weekend.  Also it rained.  I might try different publicity or ways of selling".  But it wouldn't devastate you.

But when it's ourselves we are "selling", when we know we have to look good, be charming, sexy and entertaining and the work isn't coming in we blame ourselves, our confidence is undermined.  It's a whole new level of 'rejection'.  
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 23 July 2010, 08:36:59 am
But when it's ourselves we are "selling", when we know we have to look good, be charming, sexy and entertaining and the work isn't coming in we blame ourselves, our confidence is undermined.  It's a whole new level of 'rejection'.  

For a moment I thought you were expecting me to not cry and instead think of other reasons why LOL. But its true, there really isn't anything to make up an excuse for when you're having to downgrade to cheap sex because the place I live in is full of tight-wad fuckers who think a young 22 year old college guy is going to be happy to sleep with their FAT, out of shape ASSES. Why in the sandhill? when I bust my ass in the gym night and day, while they sit eating fucking tacos all day with a beer belly gut? Because they know they cant find ANYBODY else like me to give them the time of the day, ugly cheap sucker!  >:(  >:(

Sorry, I just cant help it. I really want to say this to people!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 23 July 2010, 08:42:16 am
Yesterday I had a one hour booked in for 7pm who I had met before. I thought there was a reason why I didn't want to see him from last time but couldn't be sure. Anyway, he called in the morning to confirm as requested. He asked if he could change it from 7pm to 2pm which I couldn't so we agreed on 5.30pm. That irritated me.

This is very common for a 2nd time client. They book perfectly on time the 1st go, but the 2nd go they start changing up the times. The minute someone changes a time, that sends a shockwave alert that he might be BSing. And everytime, usually they are.

Get your fucking schedule straight MAN! Don't come to me with that bullsh!t. I told a guy that once. I emailed him to never email me again and to call like he did last time. Because you not going to use ME as an entertainment while you jerk off at work. Dont play with me, cause I dont play that!  >:(

And he actually booked again the next week! Just goes to show, some men need to be cursed at....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 23 July 2010, 09:21:18 am
When I do cry, I think its absurd for me to cry because no one wants to pay me for sex at the moment. It seems unjustified to cry over it and makes me feel even more upset

If you were selling tickets for River Boat Rides  ??? for a living and one weekend you hardly sold any you wouldn't sit down and cry and think really badly of yourself.  You'd probably think "oh well there were lots of football matches this weekend.  Also it rained.  I might try different publicity or ways of selling".  But it wouldn't devastate you.

But when it's ourselves we are "selling", when we know we have to look good, be charming, sexy and entertaining and the work isn't coming in we blame ourselves, our confidence is undermined.  It's a whole new level of 'rejection'.  

Yeh most of the time you can just shrug it off and think "Hey next week will be better" but sometimes it does get to you and I for one have got tearful at times. Depends on the time of the month lol! Joey hasn't got that excuse!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 23 July 2010, 08:07:56 pm
Another to add to the list  :(

I'm at my incall place right now and usually Friday is the busiest night of the week - but ...nada! Have updated AW a squillion times...still nothing. booo
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 23 July 2010, 08:10:48 pm
Another to add to the list  :(

I'm at my incall place right now and usually Friday is the busiest night of the week - but ...nada! Have updated AW a squillion times...still nothing. booo

Awww  :'(  hugs...

Im tempted to start pawning things just to eat and repost an ad. Im down to 1 craigslist ad from 5 days ago and rice to eat. Part of this is contributed to going out and spending $40 last Saturday! Which is why I dont like partying too much unless things are going REALLY well  :(

And it all makes me SO upset that I fooled around with that cheap client-boyfriend. I been telling him business was slow and he couldn't even hook me up with fucking 50 bucks. Thats why no more play without pay. Its hard to stay sane when things are going slow, and sometimes just going over to eat, drink and watch TV at someone's place is better off than sitting home bored and hungry, but it tends to come back around and bite in the ass!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lor36 on 24 July 2010, 07:20:00 pm
i would also suggest putting up a profile on local ads alot of my clients have never heard of AW/plink etc but use vivastreet / gumtree / uk classifieds / touch local and they are very regular
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 24 July 2010, 07:49:21 pm
i would also suggest putting up a profile on local ads alot of my clients have never heard of AW/plink etc but use vivastreet / gumtree / uk classifieds / touch local and they are very regular

Thats true. same over here where I live. Alot of the guys haven't heard of the designated escort sites so craigslist and backpage are much more common.

Only drawback is, many of the guys on the local ads seem to view the ads (atleast with the guys, unsure about girls) like the 1980s escort prices of $100. Anything more than that is often met with resistance...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lor36 on 24 July 2010, 08:01:54 pm
i find the clients that come from them joey always try n overpay
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 24 July 2010, 08:14:10 pm
overpay or overstay? or underpay?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 25 July 2010, 01:17:32 am
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 25 July 2010, 07:03:31 am
Joey, that sounds really  :'( . Just rice? Maybe you could put up any other free ads you can? I don't know anything about ads where you are though. Hope you are ok. What is a client-boyfriend when it's at home?

Well thank goodness there has been a break in the silence today. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

I actually ended up throwing an ad up on a free section while looking for labor jobs (I was seriously considering a gig to sweep floors or set tables!). I ended up getting quite a few inquries within minutes and was lucky to be able to fill the fridge with my favorite foods! I was walking in the grocery store as if I had a million bucks to spend LOL.

I kept repeating myself...it can only stay so bad for so long. I will advertise EVERYWHERE if thats what it takes, regardless of how awful the site can be to advertise on. Im stil not completely out of the wind, as weeks like those take 3-4 bookings to recoupe from, but atleast Im going to bed happier tonight. These past few nights have been far from peaceful.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: josephine 1234 on 25 July 2010, 10:03:13 am
Things seem to of picked up a bit now. Perhaps the cooler weather has got them randy again ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 25 July 2010, 10:58:14 am
Joey, that sounds really  :'( . Just rice? Maybe you could put up any other free ads you can? I don't know anything about ads where you are though. Hope you are ok. What is a client-boyfriend when it's at home?

Well thank goodness there has been a break in the silence today. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

I actually ended up throwing an ad up on a free section while looking for labor jobs (I was seriously considering a gig to sweep floors or set tables!). I ended up getting quite a few inquries within minutes and was lucky to be able to fill the fridge with my favorite foods! I was walking in the grocery store as if I had a million bucks to spend LOL.

I kept repeating myself...it can only stay so bad for so long. I will advertise EVERYWHERE if thats what it takes, regardless of how awful the site can be to advertise on. Im stil not completely out of the wind, as weeks like those take 3-4 bookings to recoupe from, but atleast Im going to bed happier tonight. These past few nights have been far from peaceful.

Thank god for that. The sooner you move, the better! I can't quite see you sweeping floors J, but how about bar work? The tips are good, and you could perhaps meet some new friends. Just a thought for when you move.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 25 July 2010, 05:55:38 pm
The sooner you move, the better! but how about bar work? The tips are good, and you could perhaps meet some new friends. Just a thought for when you move.

hmmm, I've been down that avenue before. Trying to get bartending jobs at the bars in big cities can be a feat in itself...most aren't willing to let go of the position.

The hospitality/resturaunt industry has never been my forte.

In addition, I am now feeling ambivalent about this move now  :(  Im worried that it may be too hard to find a new apartment similar to the one I have...but, I also dont even know if I SHOULD get a new place right away, and if so..when? And Im also breaking a lease because my apartment complex does not allow subletting  >:( And with all that said, I almost have no choice because I haven't made enough for rent this month, and there's no point in staying anyhow as I probably wont be able to pay for the place with the way things are going here.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Mary on 26 July 2010, 07:41:11 pm
I know I have been kicking myself all day for even thinking it

I dont blame you. I have really stooped low this week. I have been going on dating sites pretending I want free sex, only to say I'd like to get paid once we're on the phone.

It gets on my nerves. 2 married men wanting a young guy to fuck them, and a super-closeted man wanting me to fuck him, but not be seen with me in public. Neither one of them willing to pay even $50 for their fantasy. This is what I run into on the dating sites.

I wish some places had the mentality of New York. And understand that, if you want someone to cater to your fantasy then you need to stop being so DAMN cheap and loosen up the wallets. Young guys like me are hungry and behind on bills...and they mother fucking ass with money and steady jobs cant even drop down $100. Shit makes me so angry  >:(   >:(  >:(



oh believe me, they can get stingy in NY too.  Things have been a little slow in this neck of the woods. But somehow I got all the bills paid. But nothing left for me :(


i'm going crazzzzzzzyyyy.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Mary on 26 July 2010, 07:44:49 pm
Yesterday I had a one hour booked in for 7pm who I had met before. I thought there was a reason why I didn't want to see him from last time but couldn't be sure. Anyway, he called in the morning to confirm as requested. He asked if he could change it from 7pm to 2pm which I couldn't so we agreed on 5.30pm. That irritated me.

This is very common for a 2nd time client. They book perfectly on time the 1st go, but the 2nd go they start changing up the times. The minute someone changes a time, that sends a shockwave alert that he might be BSing. And everytime, usually they are.

Get your fucking schedule straight MAN! Don't come to me with that bullsh!t. I told a guy that once. I emailed him to never email me again and to call like he did last time. Because you not going to use ME as an entertainment while you jerk off at work. Dont play with me, cause I dont play that!  >:(

And he actually booked again the next week! Just goes to show, some men need to be cursed at....



have client like this that keeps jerking me around and I told him today, you either show for the appointment or I won't see you. He asked to see me Wed, I said I maybe out of town and tonight could work....but he's BSing. I need money, now! ugh!  Pouts.

God.  (holds head in hands)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 26 July 2010, 09:51:39 pm
have client like this that keeps jerking me around and I told him today, you either show for the appointment or I won't see you. He asked to see me Wed, I said I maybe out of town and tonight could work....but he's BSing. I need money, now! ugh!  Pouts.

Awww, I know I know. Its just a matter of hanging on at the moment. But I was almost certain that I was busier around this time last year?

Its also amazing, but did you know that majority of 'timewasters' are actually from genuine clients? I mean, think about it. Who else is going to even 'look' at an escort site and go thru the trouble of calling and emailing one? This week...the 2 timewasters that I had were from PREVIOUS clients! They make an appointment, and then fall thru once they realized we actually fucked already.

Its good that you got all your bills paid. Im still behind on 2 of them...rent is due in 5 days but Im probably just going to throw in the towel on this place and move out. Its just that I cant seem to make a definite decision on whether to stay or go 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 26 July 2010, 11:13:28 pm
O.K Joey, I'm not your mother but I am going to nag you. I spent a hour or so reading back through some of your posts one day, and from them I can tell you that you CANNOT  possibly stay in Texas. I know it may seem easier, change can be frightening, but if you do, you are going to be broke and/or crazy in a year.

Come on! You are young, fit and you have no ties. Get yourself moved, stable, and then get saving for your international plane tickets and go see some of the world- it won't come to you. And if you tell me anything that starts with But...I am going to get the red eye to San Antonio and move you myself LOL.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 27 July 2010, 03:43:22 am
O.K Joey, I'm not your mother but I am going to nag you. I spent a hour or so reading back through some of your posts one day, and from them I can tell you that you CANNOT  possibly stay in Texas.

Come on! You are young, fit and you have no ties. Get yourself moved, stable, and then get saving for your international plane tickets and go see some of the world- it won't come to you. And if you tell me anything that starts with But...I am going to get the red eye to San Antonio and move you myself LOL.

LOL, thanks Lucy for the extra kick up the arse. Its just that, its alot easier to say "I wanna move" than actually doing it, but what isn't? Although there's a market out here for me, its very limited. There's no oppurtunity to prosper beyond 30 min and 1 hour massage dates. Honestly, I dont even think people out here realize that it exists elsewhere.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Jameson on 27 July 2010, 03:44:17 am
O.K Joey, I'm not your mother but I am going to nag you. I spent a hour or so reading back through some of your posts one day, and from them I can tell you that you CANNOT  possibly stay in Texas. I know it may seem easier, change can be frightening, but if you do, you are going to be broke and/or crazy in a year.

Come on! You are young, fit and you have no ties. Get yourself moved, stable, and then get saving for your international plane tickets and go see some of the world- it won't come to you. And if you tell me anything that starts with But...I am going to get the red eye to San Antonio and move you myself LOL.

I am back from my weekend trip, and I am this close to getting to SA and dragging him by the ear too. LOL I am glad to you're looking at new avenues to get more bookings. And I agree. Your pressing business is over, and it's about time that you move on. But carefully. Make sure you're prepared to do this.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 27 July 2010, 04:10:48 am
And I agree. Your pressing business is over, and it's about time that you move on. But carefully. Make sure you're prepared to do this.

LOL, my pressing business...well, its not over...as I will continue to carry the skill with me, but at the moment I gave back my 'boyfriend' his massage table back and am really not as motivated to do massages  :(  But one thing for sure, I most certainly will be looking into getting myself a massage table VERY soon. (as in, birthday present lol)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lexy on 28 July 2010, 11:41:21 am
I work in Southampton and  work has been pretty slow here.... but i have been away for a while, i have been ill and on holiday etc. i think where a lot of men took time off for the world cup they cant take any more time off to see us lovely ladies... huff..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Emelie on 28 July 2010, 01:45:07 pm
I've also been away, first ill, then holiday abroad, the ill again. Work was pretty quiet before I was away and I'm hoping it will pick up now, at least it looks more promising than a couple weeks ago.

I've noticed the same some other people have been saying on this forum: the amount of work is okay, but the number of enquiries has come drastically down. Obviously it's good since there's less timewasters, but it also makes me stress a bit, if I only get two enquiries a day, even if those two result in bookings.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 30 July 2010, 06:06:50 am
but it also makes me stress a bit, if I only get two enquiries a day, even if those two result in bookings.

See...everyone has their different ideas on 'busy'. 2 clients a day to me is pretty busy....but whats slow is going 2, 3...5 days without a booking like its been. I'm going to start a new thread...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexysteph on 31 July 2010, 03:12:39 pm
Sexy kim,

Am the same, been escorting for a few years now, and ive never known it so quiet, i even phone my number on my other phone to see if its working, but my local escorting girlfriends tell me to sit n wait calmly...arrghhhhhhh...... Hey any of you having trouble on AW?????  2 weeks ago ive noticed odd things...

ie, my profile page dont come up at times, then i have to try a retry button.....

then once a paragraph came up saying "were waiting to hear back from my emil"? i hadnt emailed them......
am up sometimes at 5 in the morning and can i hellers get in to it....

Am blabbling on sorry.......



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Alexxx on 31 July 2010, 06:05:18 pm
I've had far less enquiries than usual but more bookings, so there's hope for us all! Don't forget that kids being off school, annual holidays etc all have an effect at this time of year.
I found it helpful to change my pictures and adjust the wording on my profile/site.
Maybe try offering small discounts for people booking in advance or for regular clients. Sort of like a 'Summer Sale' lol
Good Luck!
Love Alex x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 31 July 2010, 08:20:02 pm
I just offered a 'moving away for good and never coming back to work in this dump town again' sale LOL. My rates are so low, that it cannot be published on my advertisement....

Now craigslist just needs to hurry their ass up and approve my ad  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lucy Chambers on 31 July 2010, 08:24:05 pm
Joey,

Can I ask a question? How many clients are 'regular' at the moment. As a percentage, if you prefer.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 12 August 2010, 09:27:43 am
Has it picked up for anyone?

I had a mild flurry last week but back to dead this week, 1.5hrs in 4days - aggghhhhh. Thinking of going on holiday so I do not have to worry, and hope it picks up in September.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 12 August 2010, 10:18:56 am
I'm getting more enquiries for the end of the month. One thing I have noticed is that I'm getting a lot of very specific, short-notice-same-day enquiries where the chap can only make a certain time. And unfortunately it's usually all for the same times resulting in me turning a lot of guys away.

Any thoughts on why this is?or how to approach it?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: April Showers on 12 August 2010, 12:58:59 pm
I'm getting more enquiries for the end of the month. One thing I have noticed is that I'm getting a lot of very specific, short-notice-same-day enquiries where the chap can only make a certain time. And unfortunately it's usually all for the same times resulting in me turning a lot of guys away.

Any thoughts on why this is?or how to approach it?
Hi strawberry and everyone else i think summertime is always quiet depending on your location as there are to many variables ie holidays =use punting money, kids not at school =use punting money to entertain them,  child care  as not at school=use punting money to pay someone to mind them or take time off work to mind them =cant get away to see us   which brings to the specific short notice appointments they have sneaked away away and only have a limited time time before they are missed (well that is what mine say anyway lol ) and mine all seem to want the same times as well 10.30 am / 1pm  and 3pm and always lose a few at these times .
Also newbies wont realise it is ramadam and none (Hmmmmm) of the muslim clients can have sex and it is early this year started on the 10th of august for a month so it is like a double whammy so to speak .
I always will fling in a paper add if it is a bit quite and do half hours or hours  off them and i find even one insertion carries over for a few days especially if you put in mon to fri etc i dont like to go in the papers everyday as i find you get to many clients off them if you are working from home/flat and you cant answer the phone and work at the same time (.sorry for rambling on) even my regular clients come in last minute in the summer or do a lot of cancelling and rearanging  but what can you do ?
you could always say you had a dentist appointment at one but if they came at say two you would give them a slight discount /more time just this once for being so understanding that thay will come a bit later/earlier as you wouldnt be losing any thing just gaining another booking.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 12 August 2010, 02:32:06 pm
When I offer a different time the client will say they can't make it, it has to be xpm. In the past I've tried offering discount for days that look quieter/or would be more convenient, with the result guys have then been suspicious i.e. there must be something wrong with me or what I'm offering, or they still cannot make it. Had 3 people wanting to see me this morning when I already had a booking arranged. I offered tomorrow morning but they say they aren't free then. Can't see how offering discount there would work - and of course I don't want to get back into that 'suspicion' place!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Melanieabz on 12 August 2010, 02:33:44 pm
I'm getting more enquiries for the end of the month. One thing I have noticed is that I'm getting a lot of very specific, short-notice-same-day enquiries where the chap can only make a certain time. And unfortunately it's usually all for the same times resulting in me turning a lot of guys away.

Any thoughts on why this is?or how to approach it?

 End of the month appointments fit in with pay day time and the boys must have budgeted and decided to book you before anyone else gets a chance.
 The '3 busses at once' syndrome can be lunch times - easy to nip away from work and tea-time - tell their nearest and dearest they are working late, so nip off for a session before going home.
 A site you have listed on may have been promoting itself in a particular area ie. magazines, different websites recently which appeal to a certain type of client - hence a change in the types of requests but all similar (if you know what I mean?).


 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 12 August 2010, 04:19:19 pm
When I offer a different time the client will say they can't make it, it has to be xpm. In the past I've tried offering discount for days that look quieter/or would be more convenient, with the result guys have then been suspicious i.e. there must be something wrong with me or what I'm offering, or they still cannot make it. Had 3 people wanting to see me this morning when I already had a booking arranged. I offered tomorrow morning but they say they aren't free then. Can't see how offering discount there would work - and of course I don't want to get back into that 'suspicion' place!

I get this, usually because I only see one a day but the "No no no I want THIS time and no other will do!" response is very common. Often it's, "Huff, I'm sorry you can't see me today. I'm only in London for a few days and then I am OFF to OTHER COUNTRIES, pout, and you may NEVER SEE ME AGAIN, sulk!" followed a few days later by, "Oh, I'm in London again next week, can we arrange something for Tuesday?" Of course not all of them do this, but plenty enough to keep me going happily.

Have you checked to make sure your most inflexible clients aren't actually calling you back another day with a slightly more open diary? I find that offering an appointment for the following day in a flirty voice works maybe half the time and for the others, either they only punt once a year, or weren't that interested in me anyway, or they just call back when they're ready to make an appointment in a more grownup manner. I don't like it when someone calls and seems unable to accept that someone else might've called right before them - it's hardly a stretch of the imagination, is it??
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 12 August 2010, 04:41:51 pm
Joey,

Can I ask a question? How many clients are 'regular' at the moment. As a percentage, if you prefer.

Ah, sorry...I forgot about this thread briefly. Well, at the moment....I only have 1 regular client as I just moved, and even then I only had 1 regular client in the other city. Im also attempting to set up an occasional thing with someone who hired me for an overnight earlier this year, and so far he has been very open to setting something up.  So the percentage would probably be, 0.1% LOL.

What surprises me is that its actually the new clients which are the cornerstone of my income. However, the regulars tend to make it more worth my while.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Melanie Minx on 15 September 2010, 02:22:37 pm
Hi ladies and boys. So far this week I have had just one enquiry and two withheld numbers, which just get ignored. I'm starting to lose the will to live, I have made a website, not the best in the world but I'm just not a creative person, joined PN, PC, PL, etc and keep up dating my AW profile, so where the hell am I going wrong  ??? I have put my rates down and just don't know what to do next. I really want to get some pictures done but don't want to part with any more cash until I get more clients. Is anybody else having a quiet week?

Kelly x  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jasmine on 15 September 2010, 03:59:21 pm
What are your photos like at the moment? If you can't pay for a proffesional one yet, try to make normal ones as appealing / professional as possible.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Carla on 15 September 2010, 05:18:01 pm
Hiya Kelly,

I had a peek at your site, and first thing I noticed was that there are quite a few spelling mistakes- for example "inderpendent" instead of "independent" in your very first sentence Also "pre pair" instead of "prepare" etc on your "About me" page. Not having a go or saying that I am the world's best speller (far from it!) but I think that this sort of thing needs to be corrected, as this is the first impression that potential clients get of you, and it needs to be slick enough to entice them into booking! So I'd definitely have a quick spell check :)

Photo wise, maybe a full length one if you can do it with tripod and mirror etc, one that includes high heels, a skirt, suspenders etc?! (Obviously hiding your face if you don't want to show it!) but I think that might give a better impression what you look like. The boob in the shower is a great idea- sexy and eyecatching, but can you get a clearer one perhaps? Also, cn you get one of your lips, or maybe one that shows what you ehair looks like clearly? Obviously without giving your identity away... it is just that I think you need to play up on your good bits as much as possible, so you stand out from the other thousand million billion squillion photos of us all in lace touching our ladygardens  ;)

These are all just ideas that I would mull over myself to make my website as eyecatching and appealing as possible, so only take them as advice and not as gospel! Maybe look at those working near you already, those whose photos make you think "wow" - and ask yourself what is it about them that could inspire your photos? Poses, clothing, a subtle inuendo, a certain expression that you can capture without showing your whole face...... Your website is your shop window, so get tour window display looking hot and the punters will be queuing up to lick your, ahem, windows.  ;D

In terms of how to get more attention with AW advertising, the options and click boxes and general complicatedness of AW makes me hide under the duvet and sob silently, so I wouldn't be able to offer any thoughts there, but I am sure some of our AW using ladies will be along soon with some more pointers!

Oh, and final thing- don't forget that it is the middle of the month when everyone is broke after their summer holidays and waiting patiently for payday to provide them with the money to buy sexyladytime.

xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: UrbaneAspects on 15 September 2010, 07:48:19 pm
Its been quiet for me, although I had a brief upturn in business Monday...but its bad cause Im on tour and had to get my car maintenance due yesterday which took a big chunk, but Im glad I was able to do it.

Maybe its different in the US, but I find weeks 2-4 to be the best money wise, with the 1st weeks of the month to be slow. Either way, I just need some cash. Shit goes quickly after I make it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Melanie Minx on 15 September 2010, 09:22:01 pm
Doh, I forgot after writing it to spell check it, I am dyslexic and all of my other soft wear automatically checks my spelling for me. As for the photos I only have the camera on my mobile at the moment. I think that I'm going to have to part with some cash and get some pics done.

Thanks, Kelly x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexy-red on 17 September 2010, 03:01:13 pm
hi there to all im new on here and loving the site.
Its been kinda quiet for me too.ive nothing but cancellations.Has any one else had this problem on AW??
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 September 2010, 04:06:21 pm
It has been dead lately, well all summer really.

But take a look around the high streets of Britain and see all the shops closing. As far as I can see it is getting worse out there, just no one mentions credit crunch any more as it is old news.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jessi on 18 September 2010, 08:41:22 pm
I can only really see 2 or 3  clients a week where I live due to my circumstances, so am often having to say no, which I hate.  For this reason I do try and get out of the area and work a little further away.  It might be worth finding out where the black hole areas are, as where I went to on Friday this week I had 4 bookings, 3 of one hour and one of 2 hours and got taken to lunch and had to knock back 2 bookings, as I couldn't have physically done any more.

It was my 3rd time of going there and 2 of the bookings were repeat, with one previous client having to be knocked back.

I am playing this one a little close to my chest as I know I'm on to a good thing, but seriously if you do the research, there are places crying out for good reliable escorts.  Maybe ask on the pn forum?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: *amber* on 18 September 2010, 10:36:09 pm
Just another note about the website. The rules for moonfruit say that they are happy to support a website with adult content as long as it has a disclaimer which yours does but your site may be flagged up because you have a picture that could be deemed to be of an adult nature on the disclaimer which is frowned upon by moonfruit.

Also the second pic on the disclaimer is of a bunch of cloud which even in my convoluted mind can't think of a symbolic link to whoring!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Miss Melanie Minx on 19 September 2010, 08:13:59 am
Just another note about the website. The rules for moonfruit say that they are happy to support a website with adult content as long as it has a disclaimer which yours does but your site may be flagged up because you have a picture that could be deemed to be of an adult nature on the disclaimer which is frowned upon by moonfruit.

Also the second pic on the disclaimer is of a bunch of cloud which even in my convoluted mind can't think of a symbolic link to whoring!

Thanks Amber,  will change the pics on the home page. Good job I didn't work last week, turns out I have chicken pox  ::) and I'm due back at uni tomorrow  :(

Kelly x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: miss caroline on 15 October 2010, 10:26:06 am
well hello every one.well iv got to say im bored out my brain to day.i work from home thats one good thing has work is dead im not sure why if any one reading this lives near me can you let me know how works going for you?.
any one from any where really dont mind
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 15 October 2010, 12:15:55 pm
Dont know where you are Caroline but the Scottish schools are on hols this week and our area in Scotland also has an inservice day on Monday.  School hols are notoriously quieter than normal. 

Fingers crossed things pick up. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 15 October 2010, 08:09:25 pm
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 15 October 2010, 08:12:11 pm
I think a lot of them are just tightening their belts full stop!!!!

Down here in South Yorkshire a lot of the girls are not doing too gud I'm afraid. Let's hope things pick up soon.

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: cassie on 16 October 2010, 12:50:17 am
Agree fully, though looking at the general job market things seem to be improving slowly, but the government cutbacks and general doom and gloom reports of the media is making everyone skittish and reluctant to spend.

The requests for half hour booking seem to be on the rise again or maybe it's just me?

It also doesn't help that the market is being flooded by 'cheap' often easternblock ladies, (ducks in anticipation of being called racist) Just my opinion based on chatting to clients.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: miss caroline on 22 October 2010, 11:02:39 am
thanks ladys for all yor repleys its not just me finding work crap should i say
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: gemma on 24 October 2010, 02:13:17 pm
hello,

Same im in the wst midlands,great start to week,then went quiet wednesday.alot of half hour bookings being asked for.As i only do outcalls i do a min of 1hr appiontments.It half term next week so will have to wait & see.


gemma xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 24 October 2010, 08:19:41 pm
Most of mine are half hours now.

Actually I agree with Cassie (also ducks head). It's not even about race, it just seems that most of the Escorts new on Adultwork in my area are charging really low prices, which I think drives the guys expectation of what they are willing to pay down  >:( They aren't fake profiles as they get proper feedback.Of course ladies can charge whatever they like, their choice but I wish they would realise that if they set their prices to average then they could make more money - instead they seem to think that undercutting everyone else is the only way to get bookings. Ok, sorry rant over  :)

Been relatively busy today though - even with a MAJOR football event in my neck of the woods

So fingers crossed

xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 26 October 2010, 10:30:19 pm
Sigh...I've even revisited my website to check I've typed my phone number correctly...
I did have a guy ring today from Ireland for a session tomorrow, my fingers are crossed
that he turns up because all the calls I get from there have been timewasters.
I'm sure things will improve soon.

xx 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AmericanPie on 27 October 2010, 04:14:19 pm
I am in utter and desperate panic right now....

I came to a town in which I had about a dozen responses. Normally...this would indicate me having no issue getting work. But no, about 20 replies have been cancels and no-shows. I thought I had one this morning, but he flaked. Last night, flaked. Earlier that day, flaked. The day before. And the day before. And the day before. ALL NO-SHOWS  :'(  >:(

Last night, I was so hungry....because I had no money, that I had to go to a resturaunt nearby and ask if they could please give me something to eat because I'm from out of town and have nothing. 

I just get so frustrated to end up in these situations, but Im doing what I thought was right at the moment...and I advertised for 3 weeks prior to coming out here. This exact same thing happened last year in Chicago, but this time its even worse because I dont even have a dime to eat  :(  The 5th level of hell is right here in America...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lolo on 28 October 2010, 12:18:29 pm
Hi American pie, that sounds bad -  I just wondered if you just tour around all the time, or if you have established yourself in a particular city or area as well and established some regular clients?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 28 October 2010, 01:30:58 pm
Sigh...I've even revisited my website to check I've typed my phone number correctly...
I did have a guy ring today from Ireland for a session tomorrow, my fingers are crossed
that he turns up because all the calls I get from there have been timewasters.
I'm sure things will improve soon.

xx 
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Let us know if yr irishman turned up babe. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 28 October 2010, 04:47:11 pm
Hi Kate,

The tinker didnt turn up grrrrr....one of my lovley regulars rang me last night....phew...
I hope your a busy bee Kate x

Joey you are such a worry honey, I keeping everything crossed for you.

Vikki xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AmericanPie on 28 October 2010, 05:03:24 pm
Hi American pie, that sounds bad -  I just wondered if you just tour around all the time, or if you have established yourself in a particular city or area as well and established some regular clients?

well, all the markets that I was based at just wasn't doing it for me. I did however have a regular in a couple of cities, but I always end up moving away because of reasons related to escorting, and personal decisions. I mean, I didn't see it as something to really be left staying for.

The number of cancels I've been getting has been unbelievable. Its all due because Im in some hick, country dirt poor state that I was mislead lied to by 3 different escorts to believe it was worth going to. Not to mention the numerous emails I recieved prior to getting here. I get here, and everyone except 1 guy has cancelled or no showed on me. Its left me without anything...no food, wasted hotel costs, am just feeling completely destitute right about now. I had spoke with 2 guys yesterday saying they just wanted a massage, but were nervous/had a bad experience. I explained to them and sent my reviews to them that I was not out to get them. Both still flaked. These people call themselves God worshipping people, but in actuality they are a bunch of pussy-ass closeted, broke, insecure White trash from the catacombs of hell that disguise themselves as a human being! The stuff they are doing is malicious behavior, I wouldn't wish this type of vindicitveness on my worst enemey...well, they are my worst enemy!

A break is on the way, as I called to cancel an insurance that I purchased, and they think Im going to wait the normal 3-5 days for it to process....as if I am not literally starving with no one to turn to right now!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 28 October 2010, 09:57:26 pm
Hi Kate,

The tinker didnt turn up grrrrr....one of my lovley regulars rang me last night....phew...
I hope your a busy bee Kate x

Joey you are such a worry honey, I keeping everything crossed for you.

Vikki xx

Well wot a fukin surprise!!!

I think its the same one who's been in contact with me!! So I wont be relying on him.

Hope things pick up for all of us.

xx



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: miss caroline on 29 October 2010, 09:57:57 am
hi girls hope you all safe and well.iv been home all week kids off school roll on monday.i have noticed with work that it mostley punter i no strange i am well out there own website and loads of other sites on web but so many escorts around i think punter must have to much choice but where i am in swindon seems no one got much money wages beening cut price of living  going up all the time how us girls mean to earn a living.dont get me wrong im not greddy i dont live no high life pay my rent and bills and look after my kids but allways a bit short at end of month some thing allways takin my money plus not earnin as much as a year or to ago hey hey life of an escort allways moanin
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lolo on 29 October 2010, 10:04:23 am
It's definately a tough time, does not help that the media constantly report all the doom and gloom and make people very reluctant to spend any money! Regular clients have been my saving grace over the last few months! For me things have been picking up though and hopefully leading up to Christmas it is going to be busy for everyone  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 30 October 2010, 05:35:50 pm
Do you know I've been working 12 years now & it  has never been this bad!!!  ::)

It wont have helped me having 6/7 months off but bloody hell it should be better than this.  :(

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Stephanies Secrets on 31 October 2010, 10:50:13 pm
Oh, this thread has made me feel better  ;D

I've had a dire month, and was blaming myself for taking more time off than I usually would... but it seems that even if I had worked more, those days would have been just as quiet as the days I have been available!

Shiny new page in the diary tomorrow, let's hope it gets nicely filled up!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Candy on 01 November 2010, 12:27:23 am
I think the best thing is to migrate. From one country to the other ;) Everytime you are new so you will attract a lot of clients because they are aware of new girls. If you like living in hotels and adventure then it's something to think about... I want to do it also cause sitting on my ass does not make much.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 01 November 2010, 06:35:27 pm
I've had a virtually dead three weeks, and went back to the phone chat lines just
to make sure some money is coming in.  Today almost left me aghast after I received
a flurry on calls from clients asking to see me today... so I stacked four of the little dears between In and Out calls
then one by one I had "Ive only got sixty pounds"..."..er...I'll move my appointments around" etc etc etc..
and I found myself in a layby in tears looking at the last of my money. Finally one lovely guy rang
me back and said as long I as I was quick and discreet could I do an outcall......so now I'm curled up with at
least some food in the cupboards and electricity.

If this country would rethink the laws on prostitution escorts could be able to support
each other more, work together in safety and clean environments, instead of the financial pressures
of hotels,  or the risks of outcalls.

I'm beginning to think we need to become as sly and inventive as the idiots who waste our time
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 05 November 2010, 07:05:18 pm
Growl..stamp...sulk....ring dammit....(eating my words now)....Ive had one missed call since
my outcall on monday...sigh...cmon guys I have bills to pay...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kimba on 06 November 2010, 05:02:42 pm
Just passed your website addy on to a caller who rang me just now looking for a TS escort, hope you don't mind?

Think he is Middlesborough based, but hey  - he may travel  :)

Have you ever used Vivastreet Vikki? It seems to be very popular TS Escorts, which may make it more competitive, but if it didn't work I suppose they wouldn't waste their money..
  I know it doesn't suit many, but it works really well for me( if you learn how to navigate the rules and regulations  :-\ ) and to sift through the timewasters by sending a standard template to all enquirers with your website link..
 The genuine ones will start to save up and book you eventually!  ;D

Best of luck xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 06 November 2010, 11:33:06 pm
Awwwww Thankyou Kimba, that is so lovely, I'm really touch that you thought of me.
I'll look at Vivastreet it sounds interesting!

Thankyou!! xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 29 November 2010, 07:24:24 pm
The worst month ever.  The worst week ever.  All my advertising is up to day.  I am blogging.  I have done special offers. Next to nothing. I know it is cold but.....

Is it just me?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NubianTemptress on 29 November 2010, 08:07:50 pm
Hi Pandora

I've been busier than usual this month, although days I expected to be busy I was rather quiet.
Hopefully things will pick up for you next month in the run up to Xmas.

Chin up girl  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 29 November 2010, 08:34:53 pm
It's not you.
Keep doing your stuff.
Ignore others.
And don't ask them how they are doing, as it just depresses them & you*.
{I know, I've been there}
The game fluctuates.
Keep your spirits & chin up.



*Focussing on the negatives

rather than

**Focusing on the positives
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 29 November 2010, 10:29:10 pm
I have more inquiries than I can take, as per usual, but since I'm part-time that's probably of no use to anyone.

Are you in a big city? Are there popular parlours near you doing daily special offers and taking on ex-pornstars who offer anal bareback? Is it really the worst week ever (compared to your records for last year etc)?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ~Helena~Exeter~ on 10 December 2010, 03:04:21 pm
Strangely enough I am also doing unusually poorly at the moment, I have been nervously awaiting this Christmas rush that usually happens this time of year, but it isn't coming : (

But I think it is one of those things - hard as it is - that I'm just trying to ride out, as JodieT says it is all peaks and troughs, and when you are in a trough it is damn frustrating; such is the precariousness of being self-employed I suppose.

xxx :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 10 December 2010, 03:18:48 pm
If i remember from last year i was in ireland cos it was quiet at home and every one was saying the same thing on this board how dead it was

in ireland at the moment its def quieter than usual but busier than what i would be at home though
you just have to put your head down and suck it and see literally     ;D  i never look at what i make each week /day rather at each month and it always works out to be the same roughly to a few hundred pounds either way
also save money for when its like this so that it not so much of panic stations when the money isnt coming in you still have some money stashed

the economic situation plus the fact that its xmas never help,  i tend to find the week before xmas it picks up and then straight after as well it picks up as men are at home bored fuckless and have good excuse to get out of the house with no problems

keep your chin up it will all work out ok in the end   



 

     
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 10 December 2010, 04:13:59 pm
November really was the worst month ever  50% down on any month in the 2.5yrs I have been escorting. 

Picked up a bit this week with a "normal for 2010" month - which is about 25% down on 2009 and 10% down on 2008.  But my friend has only had one job in 3 weeks.  we are in Kent near M25/Medway.

I do my stats too - lol

Merry Xmas ladies x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 10 December 2010, 04:32:46 pm
I realised stats weren't going to work for me initially because I had my own limiting factors on the amount of clients I would/could accept historically. I know the number of enquiries has lessened in general this year, but I'm still taking the same number of bookings, and better quality - put that down to new girl on the block syndrome having worn off!

Anyway only reason things were dead for the last week or two was the snow, pure and simple since I had my usual amount of advance bookings. As soon as the thaw approached everything went back to normal.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AmericanPie on 11 December 2010, 08:38:48 am
Ignore others.
And don't ask them how they are doing, as it just depresses them & you*.

true that! I stopped asking people how they were doing. Everyone's situation varies and it may not be your time.

I know it is cold but.....

Is it just me?

I was going to move to Colorado last month. What stopped me was the cold. An older friend of mine told me that cities actually tend to die during cold spells like that. Nobody wants to drive, its to dangerous...they want to sit at home in the warmth of their fireplaces.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lola on 11 December 2010, 04:49:23 pm
me terrible i work part tiem and i dont advertise too much
please give me tips


i only advertise in aw and i m a mature
any ideas would be grateful

also i post some replies to buddy and nobody replies

thanks

lola
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 11 December 2010, 07:46:14 pm
Lots of the advice here is really good to keep in mind in this business. I'm in North Wales , and the culture here is different to that in other areas, and as a transgendered escort the profile of client differs too. I've let myself
get wound up by troughs in bookings and keep forgetting that this isn't an inner city. I'm not super escort but I think its about making yourself as irresistible as possible, see yourself as the product top be sold...if you were the client would you book you, or is there something that makes them hesitate?  Offer a service that's different, get the sexiest pictures taken of you, learn lots of new techniques, think outside the box, so in the end the poor dears will be tripping over each other to see you and you'll be choosing who to see. 

Vikki x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AmericanPie on 14 December 2010, 04:59:31 pm
It is still slow for anyone? I have been barely getting anything but massage, and I've already had 1 of my escort client's cancel and now another one seems to be a noshow also...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 14 December 2010, 06:06:53 pm
It is still slow for anyone? I have been barely getting anything but massage, and I've already had 1 of my escort client's cancel and now another one seems to be a noshow also...

Yes, very slow :( I'm so bored....The worst thing is that in times like this I tend to think that no one will ever book me again and I will have to retire early from escorting  :-\ Past weeks were wonderful I have to admit. I've never worked here in this time of the year, so maybe it's natural and things will get back to normal, but now I'm just losing my confidence :-[ I had two TWs today... ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AmericanPie on 14 December 2010, 06:12:45 pm
Yes, very slow :( I'm so bored....The worst thing is that in times like this I tend to think that no one will ever book me again and I will have to retire early from escorting  :-\ Past weeks were wonderful I have to admit. I've never worked here in this time of the year, so maybe it's natural and things will get back to normal, but now I'm just losing my confidence :-[ I had two TWs today... ::)

Im thinking this is the precise time of year to be in a city where there are only like 5 escorts working. So even if there is just 1 client willing to pay, they won't have much to choose from...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 17 January 2011, 11:56:43 pm
I know this isn't a new topic I'm at the end of my tether with frustration, I haven't had a
booking in 10 days and I'm beginning to wonder what the hell is going on. I hate being a "poor me"
but I really am struggling. I'm frantically brain storming how to get the phone ringing because
bills are piling up. Luckily I have an interview for a regular job on Wednesday, but I want to keep
working as an escort as I really do enjoy it.
Is anyone else finding it quiet or difficult at the moment, I'd really appreciate any feedback.
Thanks

Vikki xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 18 January 2011, 10:14:54 am
I'm sorry to hear that :( You know the rule: "this too shall pass"... It WILL ring, it's just very hard to wait. Honestly I have no idea why some periods are busy and some slow but as I experienced, slow times just pass too... It's just a matter of time. Maybe you could refresh your advertising a bit - new photos, new text, etc., it works sometimes...Or a featured ad?
I know how frustrating it is, I've had a year of this in London.

Good luck on the interview, I hope you'll get the job! :D

I know it's not much comfort but I worked almost nothing in the new year, as I had an allergic reaction and now I have the flu and I can't work... :-\

Don't worry, everything will be allright :-*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 18 January 2011, 10:25:27 am
I've been in a similar boat this month but this week things look like they're picking up again just in time, man this industry keeps you on the edge lol

My biggest problem since about October till recently is I've had lots of guys book then cancel, even book on the AW system then cancel, now that sucks! These guys forget this is our lives they mess mess about with when they get there kicks!  ??? ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 18 January 2011, 11:43:37 am
I've been in a similar boat this month but this week things look like they're picking up again just in time, man this industry keeps you on the edge lol

See, this is why we can't ever really say when is busy and when isn't - I was so busy the first couple of weeks of the New Year I barely had time to breathe yet this week it's quiet, although I have a couple of long bookings and another next week which are more than enough to keep me going (and after the previous weeks I'm pretty relieved tbh - I've got other things to do!) Everybody's experiences are always different - I wish we could solemnly say 'Yes, October is good, but February is crap', but no two years are ever different. I do find that February is generally crap, mind. Vikki, I know we've said a number of times that touring isn't a quick fix answer to everything, but have you thought about heading off somewhere else for a couple of days? I've got London at the start of next month and I'm pretty much planning on it keeping me going for the rest of it (especially since I've just paid my tax bill  :( ). You can always organise it and then cancel if the bookings don't materialise.

My biggest problem since about October till recently is I've had lots of guys book then cancel, even book on the AW system then cancel, now that sucks! These guys forget this is our lives they mess mess about with when they get there kicks!  ??? ::)

It's funny you should mention that, but I've had a lot more trouble than usual this last week or so with people messing me about, especially on AW; I don't tend to get much work from there anyway, but there's been a definite upturn in people booking and cancelling or not confirming on the morning. Even the ones who do book don't seem to be leaving feedback, which does rile me when I leave it for them (I know it's petty but it's like getting blood out of a stone - I'm currently owed four just from the last couple of weeks). And the stupid phone calls and texts seem to be on the up too. I think I read something similar on another board too.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 18 January 2011, 12:06:09 pm
I concur with Amy. You just can't predict how the business is going to flow, even from one year to the next apart from the February thing!

Yes there are a lot booking then changing or cancelling at the moment. What's even worse is that some are coming across as really keen - things like mentioning they've tried to book in the past but they've been disappointed because I've been having a day off or something, really pleased I'm able to see them then on the day nothing, no confirmation or anything. Others promising 100% they'll be there when they've been flaky in the past - and I don't accept that promise since things do happen in real life, no one can ever be 100%, then cancelling because something has come up.

Yesterday I had more requests for bookings than I could accept and ended up turning several away, and today nothing. I did advise those I couldn't see I'd have plenty of time today and tomorrow, but that wasn't convenient for them. The business I turned away yesterday would have filled out the remainder of the week nicely.

When they want to see you they will, you just have to be patient.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 19 January 2011, 07:40:44 am
I know this isn't a new topic I'm at the end of my tether with frustration, I haven't had a
booking in 10 days and I'm beginning to wonder what the hell is going on.
Hi Vikki
{I love your new avatar}
Its the same for me; Jan is always rubbish.
Don't sweat it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 19 January 2011, 03:41:24 pm
Thankyou girls for all your very sensible and wise advice, you have all made very good points. I think I
lost perspective and let getting emotional and stressed get to me. I think the idea about touring may be something
I may look into, being here in North wales the market does seem to be different and a change of location will
probably refresh things, I may even move from here permanently, we'll see. I think I will freshen up my website
with a new background and add some more user friendly information. I do need more pictures, yes absolutely, I've met a female photographer lately and I'm going to ask if she'll take some good photos of me. I'll refresh my adult work advert and add my site to some more directories. My interview seemed to go well today, so if I get that job I can back up my wages with escorting which will make me happier. And as Jodie says even when the moneys coming in I'll live sensibly and save up (and not hit the sales in a retail therapy stylee like yesterday).

Thankyou again for all your comments and help

Luv

Vikki xxxx   
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NubianTemptress on 23 January 2011, 12:42:04 pm
Also bear in mind January is a long month until payday.

People are usually paid early in December, then have to wait 5-6 weeks for their January salaries, so right now alot of people are broke.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 31 January 2011, 08:38:29 pm
Thats a very good point Nubian Temptress, thankyou I hadnt
thought of that xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 31 January 2011, 09:07:16 pm
mid  jan -  feb is always quiet  ( that why i never work in jan and go away for a month on holiday )
once you get past feb though and into march it dose tend to pick up a lot more
ive just got back from holiday and not back to work till next week
in this business you just live and learn and wait out the quiet spots
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 01 February 2011, 01:21:37 am
I've had 2 bookings since Christmas! Everyone was paid early in December, and then with Christmas expenses and waiting an extra week for pay day, Jan has been awful. I've had a few bookings come through today with guys saying they've had a horrendous month and need cheering up...so here's hoping they don't cancel!
I'm sure things will pick up soon, though the recession is hitting eveyone, and us being quite a luxury item are often the first to go. I know a few of my regulars are going to swinging parties as they get 4 hours for ?70 and a choice of girls. :-(
I'm also looking for a 'normal' job, as I can't go on with the uncertainty:-(

Coty x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: css3456 on 03 February 2011, 08:05:01 pm
Sorry, everyone -- but what's "the February thing"?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 03 February 2011, 08:40:13 pm
February half-term is the quietest time ever. I often put it down to the fact a lot of families go skiing at that time with the children.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 08 February 2011, 11:30:09 pm
I've been looking for a second job to make sure theres money in the quiet spots. Bookings
do seem to be picking up a bit, and I'm trying to focusing on giving each client the best service
so they leave happy and wanting more of me.
I think the news is worrying people, jobs going all over the place and general belt tightening
going on.
Like Jodie said, its important to earn money form these bookings and spend as carefully as possible.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 09 February 2011, 07:48:49 am
I've got to admit that bookings havent slowed down this year as much as they have in previous years.  I'm still managing to see 5/6 on each day that I'm working  so I cant complain.  Hope it keeps up !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 09 February 2011, 05:36:50 pm
5 or 6 a day??????  I don't get that a week! I've had 3 this week and it's the best week I've had in ages! But I only can do out calls so I guess that's the main reason.

Coty x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: joanna1 on 09 February 2011, 07:00:22 pm
My biggest problem since about October till recently is I've had lots of guys book then cancel, even book on the AW system then cancel, now that sucks! These guys forget this is our lives they mess about with when they get there kicks!  ??? ::)

I agree.  I had a complete twat walk out on me the other day because I was 'too slim.'  Me 'well, did you look at my photos before?'  Twat 'No'.    I had been around town shopping for some much needed things, got a call from my agy 'can you see this guy in 45 mins?'   So I rushed home, shower, makeup etc, tidied the flat, then the prick comes in and says that!  Completely buggered up my day.   

Whats worse is it was my first ever booking with this agency I've just joined, so it looked reaaally bad on me!   Just my luck.  I completely agree Friday, these losers forget this is our lives they mess about with.   

If it was me I would have asked him for 20 pounds for the inconvenience, then he'd think twice about pissing people about or just turning up for a perv in future!  TWAT
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 09 February 2011, 09:13:41 pm
Absolutely agree. If you miss a dentist appointment you still have to pay a fee! Makes me sick how they just cancel last minute. The times I've turned down other bookings then have some idiot cancel last minute and leave me out of pocket. I've got a family to support! Grrrrr

Coty x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pattie66 on 10 February 2011, 01:37:13 am

As a masseuse my x-mas was booooooooming!!!  :D :D :D Begining of Jan it sort of slowed down but was still good. End of January was a horror show. First 10  days of February have been very slow and I've been seeing 6 clients a week when my expected cuota is between 7 minimum and 10 clients  maximum a week (I never like to see more than 10  because I get burned out). So i decided I'm not going to get upset and just "chill" this month and  have more time to do fun stuff, like going to movies or museums etc.. Business will pick up begining of next month.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 10 February 2011, 09:36:06 am
This week I had nothing but timewasters. I think there must be something in the air ???
Monday I got a call from a withheld number I told him he can make a booking but he has to call me back showing his number, he told me that he only has this phone and it's his work phone. Yeah, right...
Next day I had someone who booked but didn't confirm, yesterday a no-show.
I'm looking forward to this day :(
In times like this I just feel it will never end and I won't have a proper booking in the next hundred years...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 10 February 2011, 03:45:19 pm
This week I had nothing but timewasters. I think there must be something in the air ???
In times like this I just feel it will never end and I won't have a proper booking in the next hundred years...
That's how I feel.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 10 February 2011, 11:45:12 pm
I've got to admit that bookings havent slowed down this year as much as they have in previous years.  I'm still managing to see 5/6 on each day that I'm working  so I cant complain.  Hope it keeps up !

OMG - 5-6 a day!!!!!! Been so dead - the February thing - only had 3 jobs in 2 weeks.  Been doing the gardening -at least weather was mild.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 11 February 2011, 01:49:21 am
I only work 4 days a week ladies ................ perhaps this is the reason. 

The rest of my week is family time and ME time. 

I very rarely work weekends.  My response to guys who ask for weekends is 'if you work Saturday would you want paid time and a half and if working Sunday you would want double time wouldnt you ............' soon shuts them up and they manage to find a time during the week to come along.

Back to the grind tomorrow !!! Whoooooooooooooops, just looked at the time ............ today !!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 11 February 2011, 07:54:41 pm
Absolutley maddening isnt it, and when your self esteem is ragged from cancellations
you get bookings so close you can taste them, then they vapourise as quickly as they appeared.

I'd laugh about it but actually it could have been serious at the time....got to a hotel after quite a long drive and the client pays for the room...we go through to the room and he says I haven't got any money...then though
apologetically tries to get me to "give him something anyway"....to which while calculating how much time
money I had wasted driving there...decided to negotiate my way out...to which he throws a tenner on the bed and
runs out the door.....sigh....so at least I covered some fuel...and the day improved with a domme session
and an outcall....so I got lucky otherwise I would have been cross but philosophical
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: melissa-20 on 17 February 2011, 01:04:46 pm
Is it just me or has the past 2 days been dead for work? I usually do well,  I have never had a day so quiet :-(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: leeds escort on 17 February 2011, 02:29:41 pm
definatly not just you, im in leeds and work has been terrible for the last week, its like pulling teeth lol. hoping the quiet period will be over soon ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 17 February 2011, 06:37:54 pm
Two days? Been a nightmare 4 weeks.

This week has been a bit better but I only had 3 jobs in 2 weeks before that.  Worst ever.  Hope it picks up soon.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 17 February 2011, 07:54:44 pm
glad its not just me then its really dead and i mean really dead   its so dead im ringing myself to make bookings with myself  - is that the first or second sign of serious madness  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Erin on 17 February 2011, 08:28:41 pm
Hi Ladies,

same here been really quiet for the last fortnight... plenty of timewasters though...things can only get better.. fingers crossed xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lolo on 17 February 2011, 09:15:02 pm
yes definately a quiet week for me too! Not many bookings and hardly any queries either! Maybe with Valentines Day the guys got some fun at home ?! :P Ah well, pay day soon so hopefully things will pick up
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: melissa-20 on 18 February 2011, 01:12:09 am
Yea I'm also thinking it's valentines day, hopefully next week will get better 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 18 February 2011, 02:39:40 am
It's deader than Deady hairy no-legs McDead of the town of Dead on Dead Tuesday. (Blackadder!)

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 18 February 2011, 09:19:00 am
I've been quite busy, in fact very busy indeed. Is it half-term for schools in your area?Ours are next week and predictably I don't have many bookings lined up, so I've decided to run a modified special offer. I don't know if it will work though because I've not given much notice!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 18 February 2011, 09:44:05 am
I'm same as Strawberry ..... but it is half term in Scotland and it has taken in Valentines Day so in Scotland we should expect a quieter week.

In England half term is next week and like said ... this usually cuts down number of bookings.

I've decided to treat myself to a nice week in the sun so I'll be away on Sunday for a week in the sun ... cant wait.

Take care all. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kizzie on 18 February 2011, 11:13:20 am
worst week I've had since I started!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 18 February 2011, 11:21:43 pm
Really really dead.
One client on Monday {fortunately a long session and he will definitely become a regular}
But just totally dead.
Not just no appointments
But not even phone calls.
Gulp!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 19 February 2011, 10:39:43 am
its mad cos i was really busy  right up untill the 14th which is valentines day im now in scotland and it really busy and plan to stay here untill end of next week cos its half term at home but its not up here
i think the only thing you can do sometimes is just ride it out literally 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: scottishmilf on 19 February 2011, 11:49:22 am
I have had the worst two weeks ever ever, so i just took them off had a wee check now and a again to see if there was anything but no.. but things have picked up now :D there is still hope :D  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Brook on 20 February 2011, 10:57:27 pm
well  maybe I started up at the wrong time as I have had not one booking yet and I have had just a few calls and thats it  :'( I hope things get better.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: SabrinaYork on 20 February 2011, 10:59:52 pm
Xmas/NYer madness I find always generally lasts until the 2nd week in Feb, good time to take your holidays or get other stuff done with all the dosh you have made over the silly season!

S x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lexi on 21 February 2011, 07:38:35 pm
Completely agree with you!!! Past 2 weeks have been very quiet and also lots of timewasters, really glad it's not just me! Does anyone know if this happens at the same time of year? Or any particular times which are especially quiet?

Lexi x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 21 February 2011, 07:44:28 pm
Yes it does.
This year seems particularly bad,
I think perceptions play a huge part on this
and my ongoing panics prove I'm just as vulnerable to it as anyone else.   :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xw5 on 22 February 2011, 11:14:42 am
?325 a month !?!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 22 February 2011, 11:45:30 am
?325 a month !?!
No, it's worse. A month has 30 to 31 days.
?325 is for a 28 day period....

What do you do when many major on-line directories specifically exclude Trans?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xw5 on 22 February 2011, 12:04:10 pm
I know the transphobia on punter* is appalling, but this level of exploitation feels worse.

I am trying to remember what I paid when ex-work experimented with advertising there. I do remember enjoying getting them to explain why we couldn't have any white in the ads each time :) and that, for us looking for sex workers interested in our services, it wasn't worth it.

All print advertising rates are up for negotiation in my experience. Have you tried saying 'right, I'm moving to one day a week unless...'? (Going for a different day each week should still reach a large proportion of the readership.)

Depending on your clients, I'd also look at the gay and fetish media. That level of money is going to get various ad people looking to please you.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 23 February 2011, 08:39:12 am
I had 3 bookings last week, only timewasters this week, I'm getting desperate... :-\ I hope things will pick up soon ::) Why is February so dead? I just don't understand...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 February 2011, 11:19:59 am
I know the transphobia on punter* is appalling, but this level of exploitation feels worse.

All print advertising rates are up for negotiation in my experience. Have you tried saying 'right, I'm moving to one day a week unless...'? (Going for a different day each week should still reach a large proportion of the readership.)

Depending on your clients, I'd also look at the gay and fetish media. That level of money is going to get various ad people looking to please you.

Sadly for me, clients who visit transsexual escorts,
identify as straight and would not look at any gay male sites or publications.
I've only ever had one 'out' gay man {doing it out of curiosity},
a dozen bi-identifying men
and huge numbers of straight men.
I don't think advertising on gay sites or publications would bring me any return.
Have you any contact with other transsexual escorts whose experience suggests my assessment is wrong.
If so I would really be grateful to you for your recollection.

I may approach Loot re occasional ads
But the truth is that even if the ads were free I'd now be reserved in advertising there.
Loot really attracts the society dead wood:
Think huge volumes of time-wasters/no shows,
people wanting ?40 shags,
drugged up/wanting me to supply said drugs!!!  :o :o :o
drunks,
bareback riders
and the types who are frankly deranged and scare the hell out of me.
Fetish is an area I've not looked at advertising in
despite offering mild BDSM / fetish.
Yes I'll look at that, thanks.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 February 2011, 11:29:44 am
I had 3 bookings last week, only timewasters this week, I'm getting desperate... :-\ I hope things will pick up soon ::) Why is February so dead? I just don't understand...
Still a pretty dead phone.
very very quiet.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 23 February 2011, 11:35:02 am
Sadly for me, clients who visit transsexual escorts,
identify as straight and would not look at any gay male sites or publications.
I've only ever had one 'out' gay man {doing it out of curiosity},
a dozen bi-identifying men
and huge numbers of straight men.
I don't think advertising on gay sites or publications would bring me any return.

I'm probably speaking a bit out of turn here, since I have obviously no personal experience with gay or trans sex work, but I have definitely heard gay male escorts speak of being contacted by plenty of clients who identify as straight/bi-curious. And I'm assuming those gay male escorts would advertise almost exclusively on the gay ad sites and any relevant publications - which I think does make a lot of sense, factoring in the pressures that still weigh on men to appear stereotypically masculine and heteronormative, which would likely just add to the 'subversive' appeal of looking at all the gay ads for all the men who identify publicly as straight but who perhaps feel differently inside.

This may still have nothing to do with clients who might look exclusively for transgender sex workers. But I think at least a free or cheap ad on a popular gay site could be worth an investigation, especially if it's one you haven't tried before that hopefully is friendly to trans sex workers (and sex work in general, of course, so no US-based hookup sites probably!). It's not as though many (any?!) of our clients are socialising in groups when they're browsing for porn and/or paid sex - and when people are alone, they're free to investigate whatever they like, wherever they like without worrying about their public sexuality, so hopefully that wouldn't be an issue stopping straight(ish) guys from checking out a gay site if they're feeling in the mood for something different? :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 February 2011, 11:45:05 am
I appreciate that Emily, thank you.
That's a good point.
I wasn't aware that gay male escorts get lots of straight-identifying men.
If it's free or cheep ads then it's certainly worth me doing a few ad punts to test the waters, so to speak.
I'll look into that.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NubianTemptress on 23 February 2011, 11:54:43 am
Jodie
Have you ever considered being a transgender mistress/ dominatrix?
There are not many out there. You seem to have the right attitude for it (going by your online posts) and would pay more money than escorting.
Think about it ;)
I know a few publications you could advertise in.
If interested pm me.

Back to topic. It's been more dead than the local mortuary with escorting for me.
Not a booking in 2 weeks LOL. Am enjoying the free time.
Hair, nails, feet, pamper products. Although it ain't good on the wallet. But what can one do? Ride out the calm before the storm for now.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xw5 on 23 February 2011, 12:57:58 pm
I wasn't aware that gay male escorts get lots of straight-identifying men.

If it were not for straight-identifying men, lots of gay escorts would starve.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Laura MacKenzie on 23 February 2011, 03:45:14 pm
It's definetely dead! I've had one call today, all day, even though I'm still near the top on most recent frs ( last I looked it was 3000 hits on my site since saturday) and have put on available today on AW. Had 3 bookings Monday and 2 yesterday thankfully, although 2 of those had been booked in for a while.

It'll pick back up, always does, expect a crazy week very soon :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: CeCe on 23 February 2011, 05:12:51 pm
Is London really so dead? Supposed to be touring there next week but reading this thread I might cancel :-\. Had no similar problems in the North, this year's been great.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 February 2011, 05:46:02 pm
I wasn't aware that gay male escorts get lots of straight-identifying men.
If it were not for straight-identifying men, lots of gay escorts would starve.

Well thinking about it you are right about sexuality and self identification
and outward identity-expression sometimes being at variance to same.
And to quote Alice Pieszecki:
    Dana: [after seeing an exchange between Jenny and Marina] I thought Jenny was straight.
    Alice: Dana, most girls are straight until they're not. And then... sometimes they're gay 'til they're not.

I'm looking at a whole new demographic! yea!   ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 February 2011, 06:36:48 pm
River
Have you ever considered being a transgender mistress/ dominatrix?
There are not many out there. You seem to have the right attitude for it (going by your online posts) and would pay more money than escorting.
Think about it ;)
I know a few publications you could advertise in.
If interested pm me.
Well I do offer and enjoy mild BDSM restraint, cbt, humiliation, body worship
along with a host of other things.
Whips cans crops paddles floggers
along with the kit stored underneath the double bed in the 'office'
is quite scary!
 
The reason I've never gone into the full mistress thing is self-perception.
I used to go to loads of clubs
from TG when it was at its first venue at Opera on the green in Shepards bush,
Whiplash. rubber nipple club, later evolved into club rub, Domina at Oasis, submission and subversion,
and so on.
A used to date a mistress as well.
All this is a problem.
A true Domme has a certain mindset.
and while I love domming for pay and for pleasure in clubs
I know full well that my mental make-up is not that of a full blown Domme.
I would worry that clients would compare me to other mistresses and realise this.
I would feel I was conning them by not truely being that which they desire.
Hence no ads in T&T!






Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 23 February 2011, 11:45:15 pm
I've had a terrible jan and feb!!! and my rent needs paying lol.
I had a minimum amount of bookings and a maximum amount of time wasters!! Grrrrrrrr !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xw5 on 24 February 2011, 10:30:49 am
A true Domme has a certain mindset.
and while I love domming for pay and for pleasure in clubs
I know full well that my mental make-up is not that of a full blown Domme.
I would worry that clients would compare me to other mistresses and realise this.
I would feel I was conning them by not truly being that which they desire.

In some cases, that mindset comes from having their head so far up their arse, they can see daylight.

Clients who want to see someone who acts like they have a divine right to treat other people like shit will see such people. But for some others, BDSM play is play.

If you're honest about what you can offer, you will find a market.

(I thought I'd managed to post last night using my phone, so this may be slightly less tactful than the original version :) )
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 24 February 2011, 03:49:44 pm
A true Domme has a certain mindset.

In some cases, that mindset comes from having their head so far up their arse, they can see daylight.
Thanks Ian; I'll mull over this a bit more deeply.

On the arse thing.
I was once introed to a Dom.
Now everyone was in the scene to varying degrees.
But this was lunchtime in a regular pub.
The Dom introduced himself as "Thunder"
My reply (straight face)
"Hi Thunder pleased to meet you.
My name is: ' Overcast with scattered showers turning to sleet later'... "

For some reason he refused to look me in the eye or talk with me either!   ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 26 February 2011, 06:23:34 pm
Scene ; Daytime, interior, Vikkis living room : (the sound of the wall clock ticking..)
Vikki lies on the floor holding her mobile phone .
Vikki ; "...Day nine without a booking...."(sighs deeply)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 27 February 2011, 12:08:19 am
Sods law with me. No bookings forever and now I have flu 4 calls today! GRRRRRR

Coty x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 27 February 2011, 08:01:37 am
Is London really so dead? Supposed to be touring there next week but reading this thread I might cancel :-\. Had no similar problems in the North, this year's been great.

This may be too late to help, but I'm in London and was definitely busy last week. Currently off in the countryside recovering. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 27 February 2011, 02:50:04 pm
Awwww I hope your feeling better very soon Coty, and busy working through lots
of appointments xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: CeCe on 27 February 2011, 04:28:27 pm
Is London really so dead? Supposed to be touring there next week but reading this thread I might cancel :-\. Had no similar problems in the North, this year's been great.

This may be too late to help, but I'm in London and was definitely busy last week. Currently off in the countryside recovering. ;D

Thanks Emily, that's really good to hear. Was going to London anyway as well more than got my expenses covered now but was still a little apprehensive. Reading that some people are getting good work is very reassuring
CeCe
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 27 February 2011, 04:47:03 pm
Not too shabby now.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xxxtinyxxx on 27 February 2011, 04:53:04 pm
Hello Everybody,

You lucky bugger :) it has been absolutely dead here in Norwich, absolutely terrible...

Mak.
xxxxxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 27 February 2011, 05:54:18 pm
Awwww I hope your feeling better very soon Coty, and busy working through lots
of appointments xx

Thank you xxxx I hope so too. Feel even worse today. It's an awful virus. My daughter in law who lives with me is on day 12 and her mum day 15! I'm only day 6 so reckon will be another week till I'm working! So skint:-(( Wahhhhhhh Woe is me! LOL

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 10 March 2011, 08:50:41 pm
Agggghhhhhh and I thought it would be better in March. 

So far two jobs this month, what a nightmare. Is it just me?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 10 March 2011, 08:55:05 pm
I haven't had ANY this month.

I've tried everything I can think of.

It's DIRE :-(

Coty x

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: gemma on 10 March 2011, 09:00:55 pm
hello girls,

huge hugs xx

THANK U.............starting to think it was just me.

feb was more quiet than previous year & was looking forward to march but WORSE this week.....i might as well take a sleeping pill & wake up mon! ;)

im getting so frustrated.......dunno what to do either

where is everybody,hiding!come out to play pleasssssssssssssssseeeeeeee!!

lol
gemma xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: GJ on 10 March 2011, 09:07:51 pm
I've had two bookings this month, than I had to cancel one of them because I got tonsillitis :0( no further bookings so far.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 10 March 2011, 10:16:00 pm
Ive had nothing in over 3 weeks!

It's just soul destroying now  :(

and to make it worse ive had lots book just too cancel and if the phone does ring its so obviously a timewaster immediately it makes so mad!

away this weekend on other business hope a little break from adult work will do me some good and i can come back to some work

(of course today everyones been asking if im available this weekend - typically!!!!)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 11 March 2011, 10:03:24 am
I also had only two this month. Half an hour apart ::) I just don't understand this work...I got a booking for today too so if he isn't a TW it will be three :D Update: he wasn't a timewaster, so it's three ;DWhat is happening? Two years ago when I was here I was so busy! I hope next week will be better for all of us!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Grace on 11 March 2011, 02:03:08 pm
Hi everyone!  I'm new to the forum but have been reading posts for awhile! Yeah completely agree with u all, i'm in the north and its just as dead up here. I thought feb was suppose to be a tough month, but march is even worse.

I've thought about reducing rates until it picks up but my rates are reasonable as it is!!

Hoping next week it a better one for us all  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Simone on 11 March 2011, 02:23:42 pm
I found February was fine but I have to say March so far has been rather shaky to say the least.  Only had 2 bookings this week and both of them were far from ideal clients. I've also noticed I'm getting Lot's of annoying calls this week, a much higher proportion then normal and also more than an average amount of dodgy emails. I had one yesterday from a 14 year old boy (or at least someone pretending to be one :o) Disturbing to say the least.
Hopefully next week they oddballs will vanish back into their dark cellars and the decent clients will come out to play.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 11 March 2011, 05:38:30 pm
At the moment I am getting hardly any new enquiries but nicely ticking over with some great regs. Thank the Lord for them!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Steele on 12 March 2011, 03:26:16 am
I've found it quiet but I changed a lot about how I work recently (I'm doing a quickies only service and I'm available during strict 'opening hours' two days a week) so at least part if it is down to that. Most of my enquiries are guys whining about how they want to see me but only if they can have an hour. Which is funny because when I did do long appointments almost all my bookings were quickies and half hours :P Camming is really busy though, I've done really well this week, so if any of you were considering getting into that now might be the time haha.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ~Helena~Exeter~ on 12 March 2011, 10:36:32 am
I've also been very quiet recently and most of the clients I have booked in for the next few weeks are either regulars or have been booked in with me for a while. I wonder if the internet is magically not working every time I'm not looking, and only comes back in to being when I turn on my mac. If only.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: PurpleNails on 12 March 2011, 04:38:55 pm
I thought it was just me, I had one rebook this week and (hopefully) got a booking for tonight although he hasn't got back as he sent an email at half 5 in the morning, who checks their emails at that time?!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Laura MacKenzie on 13 March 2011, 12:52:32 am
That sounds dire :( Sorry you guys are finding things so bad!

I have found it to be a bit funny still, days where the phone is dead but then it picks back up the next day.

Normally if I'm quiet I spend the time I would shagging doing the admin, updating my blog, looking around on the forums, updating my site and aw, googling and looking at different directories, maybe take a couple of new photos and put them up etc.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Roxy101 on 13 March 2011, 01:34:23 am
I hadn't had a booking since the beginning of February, so I decided last week to join an agency for a while. I must say, I've never been so busy before. It's less money per client, but everyone is so lovely and I'm making more money than before. I really hope things pick up for everyone else, it's been a tough one so far this year.

X
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 13 March 2011, 04:36:08 am
I had an hour booking tonight and have 2 booked for next week! I feel like I've won the lottery! lol

Cotyxxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 13 March 2011, 02:37:14 pm
Well done Coty, glad youve got some work in.  Fingers crossed they arent timewasters.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jenny 2 on 13 March 2011, 10:56:35 pm
I think the weather has a large bearing on work.  As we know it's been horrible weather since Christmas and for sure once the sun comes out and the temperature picks up, then the guys get phoning more. 

Also, the current economic climate doesn't help and we are still hearing sad stories of redundancies, job losses etc. 

Fortunately, if you have regulars, these can keep things ticking over.

It's also worth blogging, updating website/aw content, photos and perhaps even offer some temporary special offer to entice more work. 

Good luck. 

Love
Jen
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 14 March 2011, 02:41:25 am
Well done Coty, glad youve got some work in.  Fingers crossed they arent timewasters.

One was...and I expected he would be! Got this text today.

"Bad news. I just got back into the country and had my money to last me the month stolen from my hand luggage:-( So I only have ?90 to last me but I am MORe than HAPPY to spend that on you:-) bit I doubt you would do 2 hours for that:-(

I replied that I didn't believe him as if that was all he had left to last him the month he wouldn't be spending it on a prossie but I said I'm willing to do an hour for that! He said an hour wasn't enough for all he wanted to do so could I be flexible. I said NO.
So he agreed to it, then text again asking me to come at 9.30am when he knows I don't take bookings till 3pm!
Told him to stop wasting my time!

Good news is I have a better booking come through now:-))

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Anika Mae on 14 March 2011, 07:33:38 pm
It's ticking along for me, but damn I'm horny. Work's kind of slow and more importantly most of it just isn't hitting the spot. At the moment I'm organising bookings with an ultra-sensitive Indian man who wants a GFE to take his pain away, and a young guy who I've had phone sex with and sounds fine, but isn't too good at reading comprehension or email communication. I'm considering telling a personal acquaintance that maybe it wouldn't be weird if he booked me. At least he'd probably be fun.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 20 March 2011, 06:37:38 pm
Grrrrrrr no bookings for two weeks and now a guy rang me wanting a ?40 discount!!!!!!......please tell me Im
dreaming this !!!!  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 20 March 2011, 08:06:35 pm
I had no work in weeks..6 now i think (i will allow the long weekend off i had might have wrote off 2 of those though but still!

Up till now the longest id gone was 10 days!

Oh of course those that do book always cancel! I had an overnight booking for tomorrow, I didnt even mention it too my husband as I knew he's cancel! (its the 2nd time)  >:(

What makes it worse is when you're on can and in freechat and the guys say "oh you're so hot you should charge more" funny its never the guys that book you that say that! lol

the real problem is now i probably answer the phone so tensly!  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lolo on 21 March 2011, 12:33:23 pm
I have to agree that it's gone seriously dead at the moment!! I was off for 3 weeks ill and missed a steady amount of bookings...now I'm back needing to get my finances back in order and it's so quiet, quietest in a long time !  Hoping it's going to pick up towards the end of the month with payday and some regs will come out to play.... fingers crossed... sit tight everyone sure all those bookings are going to come at once like they usually do hey!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: laylawales on 08 April 2011, 11:05:40 pm
I sanybody else having a quiet time? usually, the first 2 weeks of the month are good but this month has been awful...no shows, timewasters or the phone is dead quiet!
Im a mature lady who is thinking that perhaps it's me!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 09 April 2011, 01:26:05 am
I've been ill for ages so not been able to work, but I've only turned down 3 bookings in all that time. So I'd still be skint if I was well! I'm mature too and only do outcalls which never helps. But I know a lovely young slim girl who does incalls too and she's had nothing for 2 weeks.

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Thayla on 09 April 2011, 07:01:37 am
It is fairly quiet for me too, I'm a mature also.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: honeypot on 09 April 2011, 07:47:02 am
Yes for me it has been quiet of late.then again sometimes i can go for about a week or two with nothing(except maybe the odd timewaster).Then i get an influx of emails and bookings.I'm mature too,maybe it's the weather,i really don't know.xx. ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: escorthazel on 09 April 2011, 07:52:15 am
please dont worry im dead to:(
my phone is not ringing my e-mails are nothing apart from spam,
im hoping it picks up to but it must be to do with the weather beeing as wonderful as it is and the fact its the easter holidays now,
come on phone ring!!!!
hazel xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sweet jane on 09 April 2011, 01:20:53 pm
Yes, I'm also finding it a bit quiet at the moment. I talked to a friend who has been working for years and he says it's just how it goes. Some weeks you make lots of money and then other times it can be dead. He mentioned that even after doing this for ages he can still freak out in the quiet times and think 'oh no, that's it...I'm never going to get work again.'
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Stephanies Secrets on 09 April 2011, 02:51:24 pm
Yes, I'm also finding it a bit quiet at the moment. I talked to a friend who has been working for years and he says it's just how it goes. Some weeks you make lots of money and then other times it can be dead. He mentioned that even after doing this for ages he can still freak out in the quiet times and think 'oh no, that's it...I'm never going to get work again.'

Your friend is quite right  :)

I look at my earnings month by month rather than weekly, that way a bad week doesn't send me into a panic. Last month for example I had a dire week with only a couple of short bookings, but overall the month was my third highest earning for the financial year, so I'd made up for it pretty well!

Another thing I do is to work out how much I absolutely need, ie what pays the rent, essential bills and food. That's a pretty low amount, even a very slow month should cover it, so if I do better than that minimum amount it's a bonus  ;D

Remember too that it is the school Easter break in most areas, a lot of gentlemen with kids will be away or just less able to sneak off. The good weather could also mean they are in the beer garden with their mates, or the missus has got him cutting the grass at home!

It'll pick up, it always does  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 09 April 2011, 04:39:14 pm
This whole year for me's been quiet. Luckily the odd job I have got have been good ones  :-\

Though this week seems to be picking up so fingers crossed  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sammy s on 09 April 2011, 07:20:37 pm
Ive been really busy this weekend with 6 bookings.
Last month was horrendous though and I was in a terrible position and couldnt even afford food or pay my bills. I think I bad 2 bookings the whole month.

If things are really bad I send an email to everyone in my email list offering them ?30 off if they book within the next 5 days. It sometimes works and it sometimes doesnt.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 09 April 2011, 11:38:41 pm
I've had a busy week too, but then I was away last week and am again this coming week, and I do find that punters tend to more organised about making bookings if you're not around all the time.

I don't work weekends (unless somebody's really going to make it worth my while  ;D) and haven't had my phone on but apart from one really crappy week at the end of March I haven't noticed much of a difference. I don't tend to get many phone calls anyway as most of my bookings come by email, but that was one week where I rang my own phone to see if it worked  :D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: laylawales on 10 April 2011, 01:22:37 pm
thank you all for your replies!xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 10 April 2011, 02:21:06 pm
I was away the other week too, came back and started with a stinking cold so decided to extend my break. Since then it's been steady however I am noticing a definite pattern of new clients making bookings, then not confirming on the day. I know that's the whole point of having a confirmation time, however when you've put guys off it's annoying then those who say you can contact them have already decided to do something else. I do ask to let me know asap if they can't make it.

Tomorrow I'm having work done at my place, so will be having another day off but it needs doing and will enhance it's general appearance which is always a nice thing for clients.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 10 April 2011, 05:11:14 pm
Its difficult to judge from what one person and another says. 

Some people class 6 bookings in a weekend as busy, however  if I worked weekends I would be looking for approximately 10 over the two days to be happy.  We all have different levels of acceptance of busy and quiet.

I think we will find April is a slower month this year as schools are only IN for eight days in the whole month and if couples with families have to share responsibilities then guys who normally visit while they are working have to take days off work to look after children then they wont be able to 'nip away' to visit the local prossie.

Im a very mature escort and Ive found things fine up in Scotland.  Cant talk for anywhere else though. Swings and roundabouts story again.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 10 April 2011, 06:54:33 pm
Its difficult to judge from what one person and another says. 

Some people class 6 bookings in a weekend as busy, however  if I worked weekends I would be looking for approximately 10 over the two days to be happy.  We all have different levels of acceptance of busy and quiet.


Grief, 10 bookings in a weekend as an average.  That is a good week! I am available every day and up til 11pm at night. It has been so dead for the last 3 months it is not funny.  But then talking to my escort friends they think I am really busy compared to them. I think on average I do pretty well, don't do quickies and hardly any 30min bookings.

As a matter of interest Lady Lust, are these long bookings? Maybe we are missing a trick, lol, so to speak.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kimba on 10 April 2011, 07:47:49 pm
I have been kept busy because of the Grand National this weekend but as others have said, it is all subjective and a couple of bookings a day are more than enough for a daily travelling outcall- only Escort and I am happy enough with just one or two lengthier ones in a week..

I have a couple of 3 hour bookings up at the Lakes this week, which makes me relax - both financially and spiritually!  8)

I guess it is part luck and part Geography in many cases?

Location..Location..as they say  :-*

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 11 April 2011, 12:23:26 am
Hi Pandora

The bookings I take are from 30 mins to two hours.  I dont think anyone is missing a trick  ;) :D. I think it is all a matter of where you are located and the services you offer.

I only work around 4 days a week but on each day I work I expect to see 6 or so guys a day.  Sometimes it is only 4 or 5 but that is only on a bad day.

I am located in central scotland with great access to many different motorways - though at the moment these are a nightmare due to motorways being widened.  But along with that comes lots of workmen working away from home for long periods of time so guess who they come to visit. So what I may lose on one hand with guys knowing about roadworks and not wanting to get caught up in them, I get the workmen working on those roads. So really it is a win win situation and you wont find me complaining.  Got to admit though it is not as good as it was a few years ago when I could be seeing 10/11 per day.  No chance of that now.  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 11 April 2011, 10:50:36 am
I was really busy pretty much from Xmas up  until last week when it suddenly went completely dead. I expected to be pretty busy because of the Grand National, but  no. Very very strange as April is usually one of my busiest months.
I always go into a panic when it gets like this, but of course it always picks up again too.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cesca on 11 April 2011, 07:47:39 pm
I read somewhere a article in the, The Independent news paper that Poole's millionaires fail to save town from recession. Apparently it was badly affected by the credit crunch in 2009 people lost businesses and someone lost around 15-20 regular customers since Barclays made their cuts. Even my local charity shop has been suffering with no donations coming in. I dropped a lot of stuff I cleared out that I couldn't sell or want, they were pretty grateful !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: HollyB on 08 May 2011, 08:30:51 pm
Hey all I haven't posted in a while because I have had about a 4 month break from escorting!

I lost my nerve and just kept a couple of regular clients going because I couldn't bare seeing new clients so I deleted my profile with 10+ feedback.

Anyway, long story short, grom August - December 2010 I was pulling in between 600-1000 a week doing outcalls 3-4 nights a week. I've come back to AW as I was bored and wanted a little extra cash (and I must say I have enjoyed it so far) so I set up a new profile with 2 non revealing but nice pictures (better than what I had last time!), a better worded profile and slightly lower rates. I have 1 feedback.

But it just seems that this time around there are no clients! I think at most I have made about 800 in 3 weeks!!

It just seems that last year I was turning clients down but this time around I am struggling to get new clients which is worrying becuase I know my profile is better this time around.

Is this something that's common this time of year? I live in Lancashire x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweetshop_Girl on 08 May 2011, 09:13:00 pm
I have been fairly busy the last month after not working from Nov to Mar but depends on what you call busy I guess

For me more than 5 or 6  a week is busy, was double that last week

Most come from AW

I do think it's swings and roundabouts,could be dead this week, just no telling
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Iman on 08 May 2011, 09:34:13 pm
Adultwork for me is absolutely dead (I work in Cardiff), apart from private gallery views. Even advertising the fact I now do incalls has done little to improve things- I don't think the fact I have no reviews there helps things. I get a few calls a day from selectanescort though and it went a bit mental Thursday and Friday, as well as vivastreet and my website so it's not been too bad. The annoying thing is the guys who ask what I look like- yes because you didn't look at the photos ONCE when choosing to ring me  ::). Oh, and the guys who ring me at 5am on a Sunday morning. I'd best stop there, this is turning into a "how not to book an escort" post, lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 11 May 2011, 08:39:07 pm
Ive had my second booking in ten weeks today, I was seriously loosing faith. It was really good to
get back into the whole process of carrying out bookings. When  I got home with money in my purse it inspired me to make a fresh start.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 12 May 2011, 05:05:56 am
Ive had my second booking in ten weeks today, I was seriously loosing faith. It was really good to
get back into the whole process of carrying out bookings. When  I got home with money in my purse it inspired me to make a fresh start.

Well done. I had my first one tonight for ages and I bottled it. Totally lost my confidence. And he's a regular too. Lovely old guy. He'd come a long way...obviously not just to see me, but I was an added factor in his journey,  and I feel just awful about it. So many things led to me bottling it though. Now I'm feeling totally crap. :-(

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: CeCe on 12 May 2011, 07:08:15 am


Well done. I had my first one tonight for ages and I bottled it. Totally lost my confidence. And he's a regular too. Lovely old guy. He'd come a long way...obviously not just to see me, but I was an added factor in his journey,  and I feel just awful about it. So many things led to me bottling it though. Now I'm feeling totally crap. :-(

Coty xxx

I've bottled a few jobs recently. My phone's doing well and I could have been really busy over the last few weeks. Instead of trying to work flat out I've been accepting only the nicest sounding of jobs, but most of even these I've found myself unable to go through with. It's not a loss of confidence, at least I don't think it is, and I really can't believe I've been so stupid as to mess up such lovely, well paying bookings. I seriously need to sort my head out as money's dwindling away. I'm amazed nobody's been slagging me on forums yet and I don't think my luck will hold out much longer.
I know what you mean about feeling crap Coty, I feel dreadful every time I let someone down. The loss of cash isn't what bothers me, it's the awful guilt of ruining somebody's day. Well today is the first day of the rest of my life and all that, and I'm going to pull myself together, stop disappointing and start earning.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweetshop_Girl on 12 May 2011, 08:20:01 am
The phone has been much slower this week, as I thought it would be after last week being very busy, still made my target for the week already but lost 2 jobs yesterday due to the clients being unable to make it but both have rebooked for next week

Hits on AW are way down so maybe most are skint after the 2 bank hoildays
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 12 May 2011, 05:29:13 pm
I've bottled a few jobs recently. My phone's doing well and I could have been really busy over the last few weeks. Instead of trying to work flat out I've been accepting only the nicest sounding of jobs, but most of even these I've found myself unable to go through with. It's not a loss of confidence, at least I don't think it is, and I really can't believe I've been so stupid as to mess up such lovely, well paying bookings. I seriously need to sort my head out as money's dwindling away. I'm amazed nobody's been slagging me on forums yet and I don't think my luck will hold out much longer.

Aww ((hugs)). It may be burnout? It doesn't always happen just because of seeing 100 guys in ten days or whatever, sometimes it can just be a buildup of all the stress from various areas of this job (like dealing with a billion timewasters and chancers and creeps and weirdos all day long before you've even gotten around to actually meeting with some clients!) and the answer is often to take a bit of a holiday. If you can't afford to be away long, just go for one Proper Day Off, maybe? If you plan it right, it can be mega-relaxing without being expensive (spend a bit of time outside, sunbathing or reading, or go swimming or have wine/food/DVDs with friends) and if you arrange an appointment or two for the following day in advance, you don't need to feel guilty about having a little time off to recharge beforehand! :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 13 May 2011, 11:15:55 am


I've bottled a few jobs recently. My phone's doing well and I could have been really busy over the last few weeks. Instead of trying to work flat out I've been accepting only the nicest sounding of jobs, but most of even these I've found myself unable to go through with. It's not a loss of confidence, at least I don't think it is, and I really can't believe I've been so stupid as to mess up such lovely, well paying bookings. I seriously need to sort my head out as money's dwindling away. I'm amazed nobody's been slagging me on forums yet and I don't think my luck will hold out much longer.
I know what you mean about feeling crap Coty, I feel dreadful every time I let someone down. The loss of cash isn't what bothers me, it's the awful guilt of ruining somebody's day. Well today is the first day of the rest of my life and all that, and I'm going to pull myself together, stop disappointing and start earning.

Awww, hugs. I'm sorry you're feeling that way, but I'm glad I'm not the only one. Was beginning to think I was going insane. With me it is/was a combination of things. I was very sick for 4 weeks and I'm still feeling wiped out, but not leaving the flat for so long brought back my panic attacks...so finding it hard to get that first step outside the door. The other thing was this lovely guy had arranged to serenade me on a grand piano in the hotel foyer as I walked in. Lovely thought, but filled me with fear. And he was also asking for me to wear a skirt and high heels. I'm a very mature BBW...skirts don't look good on me and high heels I can't walk in. I don't mind skirts and high heels in the bedroom, but walking into a VERY posh hotel, and having someone serenading me on the piano, just filled me with dread and I bottled it. Bless him he went to so much trouble to arrange it too:-(

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: honeypot on 14 May 2011, 03:10:37 pm
 :-\Yes has been very slow for me too.one minute tons of emails and bookings,then zilch.At one point no emails for about a week,then it was time wasters,they are rife at the moment but then when when you least expect it a true gem comes through.makes my job so worthwhile. ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweetshop_Girl on 18 May 2011, 06:59:48 pm
Had a strange sort of time since my last post on here, I said I thought last week was going to be slow and  by way of calls it was, yet by the end of the week (saturday for me) takings were  not bad, not brill but not bad but most strange is hardly any TW's

This week (starts Sunday) to yesterday I had just  4 calls but all  were good ones, today had 3 calls 2 for bookings tomorrow and 1  for a black tie do the end of the Month, so again few calls but no TW's (so far) and an ok week again so far

I already have two 2hour hotel bookings for next week and a 1  hour day booking, needless to say they could all not happen but...

I must admit I felt very tired today so just as well no bookings but the phone has been quiet which can-be/ is a worry
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweetshop_Girl on 19 May 2011, 04:06:20 pm
Guess what.... all the tw's have phone credit again  :-[ thats all I'v had since yesterday
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 24 May 2011, 05:09:07 pm
Guess what.... all the tw's have phone credit again  :-[ thats all I'v had since yesterday

LOL. Do you think they've got paid or got their giro's!?

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: CeCe on 09 June 2011, 03:46:34 am
Only just spotted the replies to my post a bit further up the page. Thanks for the support guys. It took me a further two weeks to get my head together, but at least I recognised the need to take a break. I stopped booking in appointments, only to bottle it and let people down, until I was sure I was ready to handle them.
I'm being really strict on keeping the number of bookings I do to a minimum, and insisting on longer appointments instead. It's working great at the moment, some clients aren't interested but most seem to love the idea.
As Coty pointed out, when you're feeling burnt out it's reassuring to know you're not the only one feeling that way. I thought I was losing it for a while there, but reading posts in this thread and a couple more in this section I see other people suffer very similar symptoms. We could do with starting The Big Burnout Thread  :'( to comfort all those suffering at any one time!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jenny 2 on 09 June 2011, 11:41:03 am

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 I'm amazed nobody's been slagging me on forums yet and I don't think my luck will hold out much longer.
I know what you mean about feeling crap Coty, I feel dreadful every time I let someone down. The loss of cash isn't what bothers me, it's the awful guilt of ruining somebody's day. Well today is the first day of the rest of my life and all that, and I'm going to pull myself together, stop disappointing and start earning.
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Hey listen you need to do what is best for you!  Don't feel awful about letting someone down!  Without sounding too callous, these punters, whilst of course they may be regular and loyal to us, sometimes do go elsewhere! 

What I did notice was your concern about being slagged off on forums, presumably you mean the punter ones or one as is the case?  I have at times looked on the main one and get a bit vexed to be honest at the way they discuss us and talk about us like pieces of meat.  Am I the only one who feels like this?  Gosh, wouldn't it be great if we could talk about them openly like they do us!  Wonder how they would feel then!  OK, so whilst I understand that there are bad apples on both sides, I don't particularly like the way they discuss us like objects and it's a shame we are made to feel concerned if we are mentioned in a not so good light. 

Anyway, I think the main thing for you is to look after yourself.  Sometimes, if our head isn't in the right place and we are tired, fed up etc, then it can reflect in a booking anyway so maybe the best thing is to step back a bit, take a breather and then start taking the bookings again. 

However, it's also your prerogative to be choosy. Nothing wrong with that!  If your gut feeling doesn't feel good about a person on the other side of the phone, then it's your choice to take the booking or not.  Don't ever feel guilty about that. 

Take care of yourself and put yourself first, always.

Love
J x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Tsescortvikki on 10 June 2011, 05:14:25 pm
To be brutally honest Im thinking about deleting my website and calling it a day, its now been 3 months and two weeks and Ive had three bookings in that time. Ive no idea what to do, when I get bookings I love the process and feeling of making a client satisfied and the empowering feeling of earning my own money using my own determination. I wont go on about all the various conflicting arguments that I have going on in my head, suffice to say, I just want the business to come in so I can earn some money and have a at least a week without worrying about what the post brings.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 10 June 2011, 09:57:29 pm
It's so damn slow I forget I'm an escort!   :-\

It's so odd but this is how the adult industry works, phones, cam escorting, it's like a rollercoaster. though I hate to admit it this is the longest low ever.

I'm running out of ideas on how to push myself. I cant offer incalls but I think I'm going to have to find some space to use somehow. Not that Ive not tried before, I don't really want to be out the house (unless actually on a booking)  :-\

Got a few days off for some other business, which n itself adds stress so once its gone maybe i can be more focused



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sara1980 on 10 June 2011, 11:04:13 pm
It's so damn slow I forget I'm an escort!   :-\

Oh!!! THAT'S what I do.... Been wondereing why I had 2 phones  ;)  Seriously though, it is really quiet :(

I only advertise on a/w and normally I'm pretty busy but even that's deathly quiet.

I've only been working for 12 months but the same as you Friday, it's been the longest it's been this quiet for me too. Even started attempting to build my own site today!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Friday on 10 June 2011, 11:45:44 pm
and I had some numpty text me asking if i could visit his hotel. Didnt recognise the hotel name so asks for more location details...it was in bloody London! idiot grrrr

just winds me up.  ::)

Whats worse is because i do freechat on cams all I seem to talk about it escorting! I feel like such a fraud lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sara1980 on 11 June 2011, 03:45:57 pm

Wow!! A booking! An actual real life booking!  :o

He read my profile, phoned up - no random questions..... And he actually TURNED UP!!!  What was that all about?? Bonus..... He was actually rather dishy and good craic!

Bless ya Friday x Hope it picks up for us all soon  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweetshop_Girl on 21 June 2011, 04:33:08 pm
Looking over the last 3 Months or more I have done really well with last week being about the best week of all


This week, apart from a booking for tomorrow , it's been dead, it's like someone has turned the lights and my phone off, Tuesday is normally a good day yet nothing, don't think I'll ever workout  the how and whys of it all
*shakes head*

It's strange suddenly not working after working  7 days a week then nothing to do.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cesca on 22 June 2011, 02:06:33 pm

I am based in Birmingham, and intend to work in London very soon. I would like to know if any of you have found these couple past weeks very slow and quiet?

I have reduced my Incall fee, but I can't reduce it any lower otherwise it wont be worth my while as I do In calls at hotels, and they become pricey. I also have a friend who works for a southern/midlands escort agency and she has a booking nearly almost every day, she makes ?1k a week. But the agency doesn't like Independents and if I was to join that agency I would have to give up my website etc and pay ?650 for shoot in London, as you have to use the same photographer they use, but you can't use the photos you paid for anywhere else.

So that is 1 option I have thought about,( plus you can't always guarantee they will give you work everyday if you give up being Independent) 2nd option to try London doing outcalls instead of in calls..

Any tips or advice you could give ? thanks x

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: misscleo on 22 June 2011, 05:20:06 pm
Hey babe i tour London most months and i am here at the moment and it is much quieter then last month so far i have only seen regulars no new clients. I could be mistaken but i think summer isnt the best time to work in London. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cesca on 22 June 2011, 05:25:59 pm
Hey thanks for replying Cleo. I found last year around August/September time is was really buzzing for me I don't know what it will be like this year.

Where abouts in London do you tour at?

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 22 June 2011, 06:01:28 pm
I was in London last week and rushed off my feet - I worked from 7.30am to 8.30pm last Thursday with a couple of hours break in the afternoon, and then 9am until nearly midnight on the Friday, although the last bit of that was dinner stuff (and I was so puddled by then I actually went out with my dress on back to front  :D).

I turned so many bookings down I ended up having to put Fully Booked on my AW profile just to save time on answering email enquiries. I came back with a rotten cold from being stuck in the room with the aircon on all the time and not eating properly for four days, and it's pretty the same every time I visit, BUT then I've been to other places (Glasgow, Birmingham) where other ladies always seem to do well and got virtually nothing.

I don't think there's any way of anticipating what it's going to be like; I'm back in London in six weeks as usual and have bookings already, but they could all cancel at the last minute and I'll have to start all over again. There are always punters no matter where you go, but comparing notes with other people who might not work in the same way as you do (I don't take short notice appointments for example, so Glasgow was hopeless) is just going to drive you nuts. I would honestly say the best thing to do is to try it a couple of times for yourself and see how you get on. There are lots of tips in the Touring section and plenty of ways to try and keep your costs down.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: misscleo on 22 June 2011, 07:50:56 pm
Hey babe i always stay in Kensington when i visit London, i love this neighbourhood. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 22 June 2011, 08:25:24 pm
Hi Clara I'm in birmingham also and looking for someone to share an apartment with to take incalls if you would be interested? Would be quite a bit cheaper than booking an hotel xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 22 June 2011, 10:12:09 pm
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 23 June 2011, 12:00:14 pm
Yup Amy - I am in Glasgow and it's all same-day generally short notice bookings. If I get a request for more than 24 hours in advance , or even for the next day I take it with a huge pinch of salt! But if you go on AW or classifieds and advertise as "Working Today Please Call" it is really quite busy.


Haha, I'm sure that's true but it's most certainly not the way I do things - I don't take phone bookings from AW for starters. I'd been warned and knew I'd probably have to take some same dayers but after hanging around the hotel all morning fielding calls from people who hadn't read my website and were expecting to turn up in the next fifteen minutes and get a cheap half hour (and I don't even offer expensive half hours  ;D) I gave up, switched my phone off and went and had tea and scones and a look at the art gallery. I was only there for a day, and my booking was actually one of my London regulars who was coincidentally staying near Central station and couldn't believe his luck.

Fortunately I was back in Edinburgh the next day and soon made up for it. And I did get to eat Pizza Crunch  :D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Nikkita on 23 June 2011, 08:22:48 pm
I am based in Birmingham and I regularly Tour London about 3 times a month.
Having just got back from a 3 day London tour I made in 3 days what I would normally make in a week in Birmingham!

At the minute Birmingham is steady for me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 23 June 2011, 11:01:09 pm
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: CeCe on 24 June 2011, 12:21:10 am
I've recently started only doing long bookings (min 2 hrs) . This was because I needed to greatly reduced the number of clients I see for various reasons. I never thought I'd get much interest or intended it be to a long term plan but to my surprise loads of guys love it. I'm much happier and have no intention of changing things any time soon, or ever if the work keeps coming in. Someone suggested it works because men want what's hard to get (and it can be difficult to get an appointment at times). A couple have been so determined to come that they've paid for 2 hours and only stayed for 30 minutes! I am finding guys seem to be enjoying themselves more and are now far more likely to rebook, although that could be because I'm happier in myself, and am probably better company now than when I was tired and stressed all the time. :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 14 July 2011, 08:53:50 am
This month has been the worst ever.  I am down 60% on the same time last month and 20% down on a normal month.

I have done more advertising but to no avail.  It has been sooooo hot I have not wanted to work even if it was there.  Assume the punters feel the same.

Give the amount of threads from newbies setting up I thought I would re-vamp this one.

I dare say the HUGE number of newbies has made a difference, but I can truly say that I look back to this time last year now thinking, oooh I wish I had that many clients.

The recession seems to be talked about less but we feel it more and more.  I am lucky that as an established lady I have regular clients, however, instead of being weekly they are now monthly. The ramping of the advertising does not seem to make much of a difference.  There are just 3 times as many fish in a 50% smaller pond.  Happy days - come back 2009!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 14 July 2011, 10:05:07 am
I have been struggling too, but remember people go on there summer holidays etc! i tour around alot now and make more money, stay at ibis hotels very cheap!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 14 July 2011, 07:33:49 pm
Things are awful here atm. Even had a few of really good regulars cancel because of finances or holidays. And the time wasters are out in force too. wish my situation was such I could get a 'normal' job as this really sucks right now....which is more than I'm doing! LMAO.

Coty x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kayci on 14 July 2011, 08:26:36 pm
I find my biggest problem is a influx of newbies in the area (who nothing against them dont speak English but hide that from clients with broken English on profiles and only listing there 2nd spoke language) but look pretty and under-cut everyone else's rates and show there faces without saving that for a PG and even sometimes offer BB and every service going.  I try to keep my profile fresh and work with alot of new people to offer something new and different and offer more content in doing that also.

Kayci X x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 20 July 2011, 11:15:49 am
So far this week my phone has not rung at all!!!
I can honestly say this is the first time this has even happened, I dont know whats going on??

I've not even had any timewasters calling or texting me.
 :'(

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Claudia Reina on 20 July 2011, 02:01:38 pm
(((Dionne))) it WILL pass! I know it's so terrifying but as one lady said maybe here, the industry is out there since forever and it's not going anywhere...You'll see, next week everyone wants to book you and all in the same day! (at least that is what usually happens to me :-\)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweet-Pleasure on 20 July 2011, 02:08:44 pm
Chin up girls!

It's most guys pay day next week!

X
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 20 July 2011, 03:21:07 pm
Hopefully!! I'm not greedy, i'll be happy to make back my train fare lol
xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ellie_e on 20 July 2011, 03:55:18 pm
it's been pretty dead this month for me to, both for my indie escorting and agency massage.  Luckily last month was great, otherwise.....!

People need to stop spending their ? on holidays abroad and start spending it on sexy times with lovely ladies...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 20 July 2011, 06:12:24 pm
Chin up girls!

It's most guys pay day next week!

X

Ha ha ha...yes I always prey for the end of the month to come quickly!

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sweet-Pleasure on 20 July 2011, 08:06:52 pm
Chin up girls!

It's most guys pay day next week!

X

Ha ha ha...yes I always prey for the end of the month to come quickly!

Coty xxx

Yep and 5 week months are always the worst  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexysteph on 21 July 2011, 06:30:19 pm
Hi Girls, just got my computer back ...been pulling my hair out... ???

I had to write on the topic, i have taken such a drop this month, back end of  June was a struggle, but to keep my phone ringing i have had to look at my prices. My overheads are quite high with rent etc.....so if i cant manage this happy 4 year career will becoming to an abbrupt end.

I have never known it so  quiet, and due to that am getting alot of time wasters booking me and pratting me around.  :-\
Everyone i speak to is feeling it, fuel going up , elec and gas.....cost of living. Cant see it getting anybetter for some time...3years+ at least....

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 21 July 2011, 06:32:51 pm
phones been quiet busy today!! seems like the willies have finally woken up!! lol xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexysteph on 21 July 2011, 06:53:04 pm
phones been quiet busy today!! seems like the willies have finally woken up!! lol xx

Glad to hear this from you Dionne, think next week will be busy??? hopefully so lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dionne on 21 July 2011, 06:56:13 pm
Not too sure it is the last week of the month plus schools break this week. But fingers crossed!!! Xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 21 July 2011, 09:29:13 pm
Even camming's quiet. Not made much at all this week, and ZERO in the last 2 days. None of my regulars came in my cam room, and have had TWs and twats all evening. I've given up now, going to bed early.

Tonight on cam I've had:

"can I watch u shit if I pay"

"I will book you if you do bareback"

"can u come to me in an hour" (he was in Notts, me in London!)

"I have to empty my spunk in a pussy"


*sighs*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 22 July 2011, 12:59:59 am
Even camming's quiet. Not made much at all this week, and ZERO in the last 2 days. None of my regulars came in my cam room, and have had TWs and twats all evening. I've given up now, going to bed early.

Tonight on cam I've had:

"can I watch u shit if I pay"

"I will book you if you do bareback"

"can u come to me in an hour" (he was in Notts, me in London!)

"I have to empty my spunk in a pussy"


*sighs*

Hmmmm, nice!
And they say romance is dead!

Coty xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 31 July 2011, 11:37:20 am
When camming, all I get is "Can I f**k you in the arse". I have simply started correcting their grammar, e.g. *May I f**k you in the arse? It makes me feel better!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 01 August 2011, 12:48:01 am
When camming, all I get is "Can I f**k you in the arse". I have simply started correcting their grammar, e.g. *May I f**k you in the arse? It makes me feel better!

LMAO

Coty x (Who actually had a real live booking last Wednesday! faint!)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 01 August 2011, 11:06:16 am
You're right about weirdo's and time wasters at the moment.  Just had a request for some guy to push him into a deep farm slurry.  I'd be happy to, but he won't be getting out again that's for sure  :D.  Well, at least it will be one less time waster to worry about.  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 01 August 2011, 05:04:08 pm
Oh this thread has cheered me up  :)

The things I always get on cam (I'm sure a lot of you do too)......

Do you do c2c?.....Yes in private (yawn)
Will you take calls in private?......Usually NO
Give us a twirl........depends on my mood, usually not
Are you shaved.....not worthy of an answer but if I can be bothered I direct them to my profile

And lots more I cant think of atm

Soph x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cesca on 23 August 2011, 05:09:28 pm

I think it is slow and quiet, it usually is around this time of the year. Everyone goes on holiday when it's the summer to spend time with their familys and it's probably the only time they can take off to go abroad. Plus school holidays.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 23 August 2011, 06:18:05 pm
I'm finding I'm getting numerous requests all for one day or time, then a quiet day. It's not worrying me because I've plenty to do both during busy times, as well as those days to myself!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ace on 23 August 2011, 10:29:22 pm
so,it's.not.just.me!!! (falls to knees and kisses ground!!)

I've been feeling so crappy about work this past couple of weeks, been soooo slow and been earning next to nothing!

Also self induced panic about never earning cash again and having to give this up.

Obviously not glad to hear that other folks arnt doing so good either but damn I hope it picks up again after the summer holidays!

(((hugs everyone on thread)))

Ace xxx ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 24 August 2011, 01:06:01 am
For me June was Ok'ish...July was slow, begining of august got even slower and the last two weeks have been a horror show ( 3 appointments a week). I've decided I'm not going to go crazy and just chill, go more to the gim, practice my yoga and enjoy the last days of sun. September is around the corner :-)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lolo on 24 August 2011, 03:21:20 pm
For me June was Ok'ish...July was slow, begining of august got even slower and the last two weeks have been a horror show ( 3 appointments a week). I've decided I'm not going to go crazy and just chill, go more to the gim, practice my yoga and enjoy the last days of sun. September is around the corner :-)

Lol Ana, 'horror show' just about sums up my last two weeks as well - It's sad to say that I can't wait for August to be over, for the kids to be back at school and everyone to have had their holidays etc so that all the men can come out to play again and book us. I always imagine kids being at home all the time means that wifey/girlfriend notices their fellas movements more and therefore they stay away for the summer.  It got me thinking I need to improve in some way with advertising etc, but this month it really dosen't seem to have made any difference,  no matter how much I've got pro active,  roll on September!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: bells on 24 August 2011, 08:48:39 pm
Sound like I picked a great time to start - typical me lol.  The parlour said it had been quiet so some girls are on holiday etc.  Saturday night was busy though due to a group booking ( is this usual? Think was a stag thing or club outing).  Plus so far given the average age I think apart from Saturday  most of the clients I have seen would have kids well past school age!  Does anyone ever go abroad to work during the holidays?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 August 2011, 09:00:54 pm
Sound like I picked a great time to start - typical me lol.  The parlour said it had been quiet so some girls are on holiday etc.  Saturday night was busy though due to a group booking ( is this usual? Think was a stag thing or club outing).  Plus so far given the average age I think apart from Saturday  most of the clients I have seen would have kids well past school age!  Does anyone ever go abroad to work during the holidays?

I wouldn't knock it - it'll give you chance to get used to things and you'll be better prepared for when it does get busy. I'm guessing it's mainly to do with school holidays, and as far as I know they're finished in a couple of weeks time  :).

If you're thinking of working abroad I would have a look in the Touring section, but since you've just started and haven't done indie work yet I would give it a miss for now, to be honest. You could always try a few places in the UK first - I've been away three times now during the current holidays and was so busy last time I had to take a week off when I got back because I was knackered.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 25 August 2011, 11:58:13 am
The school holidays are always a nuisance for me. It slowed right now last August, and it's slow again this month. Be prepared for it to pick up again  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 13 September 2011, 07:50:46 pm
Gone quiet again. Even camming's pretty dead. I can sit there for an hour waiting for a visitor. Then it's difficult to get guys to go private (or even group!), and when they do it's good going if they spend more than ?3 or so credits.

I'm guessing this is the effects of everyone coming back from hols and kids going back to school, and suddenly that August payday doesn't seem to stretch far...

Anyone else finding it slow/quiet?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 13 September 2011, 08:26:06 pm
Gone quiet again. Even camming's pretty dead. I can sit there for an hour waiting for a visitor. Then it's difficult to get guys to go private (or even group!), and when they do it's good going if they spend more than ?3 or so credits.

I'm guessing this is the effects of everyone coming back from hols and kids going back to school, and suddenly that August payday doesn't seem to stretch far...

Anyone else finding it slow/quiet?

Hard to guage for me as I can't work fulltime atm (no base, let alone proper incall place!) but past 5 days Ive been working from a hotel and been fairly busy.

Now I'm in a serviced appt in Edinburgh and realised I made the wrong choice in all ways - location/terms of agreement......aaagh now the microwave has tripped all the electrics......what else can go wrong?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 13 September 2011, 09:06:14 pm
I am based in Southampton and its quite so i tour around quite alot and its always successful
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NEWGIRL on 19 September 2011, 08:22:45 am
Over the last 24 hours I have watched my hits on AW go from 6000 to over 8000 and ive had about 5 emails... Two from complete time-wasters... How depressing! I am starting to think there must be something in my profile that is putting clients off?

Would anyone mind checking it out and letting me know? Profile name is Miss Gia...

I know my pics aren't professional... But I think they are reasonable?! My prices are also reasonable...

Am I the only one who feels like this at the moment?

G xox
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: April Showers on 19 September 2011, 09:46:23 am
For what it is worth i have just looked .................you have a multitude of ways for a client to contact you that they all need credits for ......................................( some dont buy them )......xcept email
I only put my number on if i am working or a bit quiet but i find no one uses the booking system  at all with * me * they may email me for the phone number if it is not dispayed.
If i display my number i get a lot more bookings off aw than not displaying as most look at the profile and then jot numbers down to ring you later ( so they say when i have asked them ).
if you put a contact number up and not go through aw you will get a lot more work ( if you dont mind answering phone calls as i dont )....................that is assuming that you dont normally .
Anyway good luck xx
plus i get most of my work elsewhere.



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Your Tera on 19 September 2011, 10:54:41 am
Deathly silent for me...not even an "unknown caller" or TW...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 September 2011, 01:16:15 pm
Deathly silent for me...not even an "unknown caller" or TW...

Yeh I've had ALL the TWs the last couple of days!!   Then today goes crazy with enquiries and bookings...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 September 2011, 01:18:05 pm
If I didn't put my phone number on my profile when I'm available I think I'd barely get any clients!!  Here in Glasgow it  seems to be mostly same day/last minute bookings.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 19 September 2011, 02:55:32 pm
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 September 2011, 03:01:47 pm
Mondays I've found are always busy in Glasgow Mellow x and yes, last-min same day appts

and the weekend was Old Firm football here too. I wasn't working but from past experience old firm matches are deathly quiet.

Yeh lou lou it was dead for me yesterday!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 19 September 2011, 04:44:39 pm
 adultwork is a very small part of my business if i relied on it full time i would be broke  -

  i think personally that a lot of girls use it cos its free, and everyone seems to rate it so much  ( i dont personally)
  but if you are actually a guy and your  using the internet to find a girl for example in glasgow scotland   its dosnt even come up on the first 3 pages of google for scotland

example glasgow escort on google the first three are punterlink , glasgowescorts.co.uk and escortscotland  

other site that are on there first and second page of google  are blondeescorts/scotland and viva st    

even entering escorts in glasgow adultwork dosnt show  but all the above do plus ukadult zone girl directory  and punting zone northern angels and alba ladies

most of these sites do free links as long as you link back  
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 19 September 2011, 04:50:18 pm
Thats the bit though, it ISNT FREE. Taking into account we pay ?1 per day to display our phone numbers then it is costing us ?30 a month.  Some girls wouldnt consider this price but dont realise they are paying this as it is taken off a day at a time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 September 2011, 04:55:03 pm
adultwork is a very small part of my business if i relied on it full time i would be broke  -

  i think personally that a lot of girls use it cos its free, and everyone seems to rate it so much  ( i dont personally)
  but if you are actually a guy and your  using the internet to find a girl for example in glasgow scotland   its dosnt even come up on the first 3 pages of google for scotland

example glasgow escort on google the first three are punterlink , glasgowescorts.co.uk and escortscotland  

other site that are on there first and second page of google  are blondeescorts/scotland and viva st    

even entering escorts in glasgow adultwork dosnt show  but all the above do plus ukadult zone girl directory  and punting zone northern angels and alba ladies

most of these sites do free links as long as you link back  

Hi Paris.......yeh I know I need to do more advertisting (I'm on Punternet, or is it Punterlink anyway one of them) but don't know if I'm staying in Scotland so don't wanna advertise too heavily.  Did use Viva till the prices went up too!)

But I saw your v helpful list before and if I do stay in Scotland I shall know where to go to for advertising, thanks!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 19 September 2011, 05:47:27 pm
sorry i always think of it as free cos s i always have my  number showing and its paid for from my gallery credits so  i dont think about it

but regardless 30 a month is more  ok for the business that i get from it but if it was my sole form of income then it wouldnt still be  worth it ( just about) especially as i do same day bookings mainly 
 
I do agree though with what your saying in that a lot of girls wont consider 30 a month  to advertise  on other much  better escort directories ( imo)  but will happily pay out for adultwork as it initially appears to be free     
   
Thats the bit though, it ISNT FREE. Taking into account we pay ?1 per day to display our phone numbers then it is costing us ?30 a month.  Some girls wouldnt consider this price but dont realise they are paying this as it is taken off a day at a time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 19 September 2011, 05:55:29 pm
sorry i always think of it as free cos s i always have my  number showing and its paid for from my gallery credits so  i dont think about it

but regardless 30 a month is more  ok for the business that i get from it but if it was my sole form of income then it wouldnt still be  worth it ( just about) especially as i do same day bookings mainly 
 
I do agree though with what your saying in that a lot of girls wont consider 30 a month  to advertise  on other much  better escort directories ( imo)  but will happily pay out for adultwork as it initially appears to be free     
   
Thats the bit though, it ISNT FREE. Taking into account we pay ?1 per day to display our phone numbers then it is costing us ?30 a month.  Some girls wouldnt consider this price but dont realise they are paying this as it is taken off a day at a time.

Totally agree with you Paris.  I'm the same re the credits.  I just find it very gauling the way AW try to make out that their service is free.  They must b e making a mint each and every day with one service charge or another and still they are trying to make more out of us.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 19 September 2011, 06:06:21 pm
Hi im not working saturdays for a while, put my mobile number up and availability but so quiet. so will do weekdays for a change, anyone else experiencing this ?
Miss Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 22 September 2011, 12:13:44 pm
Hi all, I dont know about you but it seems so quiet at the moment on AW. Is anyone else finding this too?  I am going onto nights at work soon so today is my last  escort working day for a while. the phone has not rung.
Pay day looms !!! i live i hope. managed to get loads done at home . the flats looking very stylish. out with the old and in with the new.
have a busier weekend than me girls :)  Ruby x 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NEWGIRL on 22 September 2011, 01:13:45 pm
Actually things have picked up for me in the last couple of days... But I'm new and only take outcalls (as I dont have a place for incalls yet) so I dont really know what 'busy' is?

Three bookings yesterday, two today... Nothing for the weekend though which is concerning... Rent is nearly due and I'm off to California to meet my man in a couple of weeks... Pressure pressure pressure!

If anyone wants me for weekend duets let me know!

Miss G xox

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JennyJazz87 on 22 September 2011, 01:20:41 pm
For me things are rather steady. I have a good base of regular's which I can often fall back on.
       The only time that wavers is mid to late summer when practically everyone is going on holiday.  But generally when things slow down I still do one or two clients a day and manage to sometimes get as much as ?600.

I think that things are better when you have a good base of regulars.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 02 October 2011, 06:08:58 pm
is any one else finding work quiet on aw and any advice on boosting bookings xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 02 October 2011, 07:02:27 pm
I have indeed and most of my work comes from AW.

I am going to force myself to do a new shoot next week and hope that does the trick.  In the meantime blog, post of forums etc, usual website stuff.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kiko on 02 October 2011, 07:29:04 pm
Been dead for ages... Just keep looking for new places to advertise.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 02 October 2011, 07:54:14 pm
After the first couple of years on AW things usually start to go quiet for escorts.  Its a case of getting on as many different sites as you - the more FOC the better.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 02 October 2011, 10:59:07 pm
can any of you please reccomend some sites i would be very gratefull if you could help a newbie out xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: natasha on 03 October 2011, 01:39:11 am
Paris B added this thread a few weeks ago:

 http://www.saafe.info/main/index.php?topic=6540.msg52400#msg52400

Also have a look at the SAAFE Main Page?  I'm newish, and still learning stuff from it now...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lou19 on 03 October 2011, 12:29:42 pm
A girl i know who uses only AW, very pretty, young, fit, profile less than a month old, shes told me shes getting minimum 2 bookings every day!
I stopped using it a while ago, all the emails was driving me crazy from mostly time wasters.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 03 October 2011, 12:37:06 pm
A girl i know who uses only AW, very pretty, young, fit, profile less than a month old, shes told me shes getting minimum 2 bookings every day!
I stopped using it a while ago, all the emails was driving me crazy from mostly time wasters.

Newbies always get an influx of clients. Give her six months, she'll be needing to look at advertising elsewhere for the same number of bookings.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 03 October 2011, 05:18:42 pm
A girl i know who uses only AW, very pretty, young, fit, profile less than a month old, shes told me shes getting minimum 2 bookings every day!
I stopped using it a while ago, all the emails was driving me crazy from mostly time wasters.

2 bookings a day!  I've only been indie for 4 months and can count on 2 hands how many bookings I've had from AW in that time.  Where am I going wrong I wonder?

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lou19 on 03 October 2011, 05:25:21 pm
2 bookings a day!  I've only been indie for 4 months and can count on 2 hands how many bookings I've had from AW in that time.  Where am I going wrong I wonder?
Shes doing quite well according to her AW ratings, xxx-Annabelle-xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 03 October 2011, 05:28:57 pm
A girl i know who uses only AW, very pretty, young, fit, profile less than a month old, shes told me shes getting minimum 2 bookings every day!
I stopped using it a while ago, all the emails was driving me crazy from mostly time wasters.

2 bookings a day!  I've only been indie for 4 months and can count on 2 hands how many bookings I've had from AW in that time.  Where am I going wrong I wonder?



I doubt you are Dexi - firstly we are assuming that the girl Lou19 spoke to isn't talking out of her arse, plus 'two bookings a day' if it's 15 minute quickies or half hours doesn't amount to an awful lot anyway. Bear in mind this represents her entire business if she doesn't advertise anywhere else and even if it's true it won't last long.

Lots of established ladies get virtually bog all off Adultwork, including me; provided the bookings are coming in, where they're coming from doesn't really matter that much. And what other people are doing or not doing matters even less than that :).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 03 October 2011, 07:50:15 pm
 i would say i probably say on average i get 1-2 from adultwork a day when i working in bristol and the rest come from my website and the other sites that i advertise on 
how can i tell where it comes from  -  Well i use a different number on my adultwork profile,  but also i ask   client where they got my details from  if they dont know /cant remember i will ask them if they know about adultwork 
 ( because i give them the pin to my private gallery) 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 03 October 2011, 07:53:35 pm
adultwork is the only site i use as i like the feedback system, i am constantly busy! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MissyNatalie on 07 October 2011, 03:09:47 pm
A girl i know who uses only AW, very pretty, young, fit, profile less than a month old, shes told me shes getting minimum 2 bookings every day!
I stopped using it a while ago, all the emails was driving me crazy from mostly time wasters.

Newbies always get an influx of clients. Give her six months, she'll be needing to look at advertising elsewhere for the same number of bookings.

That was me, overloaded with bookings, couldnt do em all. Now, overnight something has happened, loads of timewasters and haven't had a booking in ages. It's a good job that I don't rely on this money for anything major otherwise I really would be in the deep-end. I'm actually wondering if i've had a really bad review on a site because the change has been so drastic!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jade XXX on 13 October 2011, 10:45:06 am
Im finding AW dead aswell at the moment! Yesterday - 4 calls 1 was phone chat ,1 from Preston, 2 from Manchester grand total of...... ZERO BOOKINGS!! it's worrying!

I seem to do ok from AW when touring, but in Manchester I find it dead

Where else should I be advertising? ( for Manchester) already on the LBB and tried viva street?

HELP ... lol xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 13 October 2011, 03:06:17 pm
 i think manchester is pretty dead any way regardless of wherever  your advertising   

there are other escort sites like punternet punterlink selectanescort ect that all have pages for manchester
look for other regional sites in the north west as well that might work  but i think overall its dead no matter what   
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: fayexxx06 on 13 October 2011, 03:13:24 pm
I've only had my profile up there for 2 weeks......407 emails, 4 bookings!!!!!! Don't know what I'm doing wrong!!
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I doubt you are Dexi - firstly we are assuming that the girl Lou19 spoke to isn't talking out of her arse, plus 'two bookings a day' if it's 15 minute quickies or half hours doesn't amount to an awful lot anyway. Bear in mind this represents her entire business if she doesn't advertise anywhere else and even if it's true it won't last long.

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Maybe I should be offering "quickies"?!

Eeeek!

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jade XXX on 13 October 2011, 03:47:51 pm
Well... I have a booking !! Finally WAHOOO...

And yeah Manchester been dead for a while don't know why I bother really :-(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 October 2011, 02:31:37 pm
i dont think its just london im in yorkshire and its been dead here to appart from my regs havnt even had many time wasters so ive started to advertise on a few sites and hoping it will bring in some much needed work xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AngelEyes on 20 October 2011, 07:03:20 pm
It is dead for me Hertforshire. It has been all week and I am advertised on AW, as well as many other places plus having a website. Other people are saying the same thing all  over the UK.


I have resorted to playing Dirtee Cash by Dizzy Rascal :o. Come on, money talks and dirty cash we all need you NOW. Purleasseeeeeeeee

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 20 October 2011, 11:39:18 pm
sdont forget that next week is the school holidays for pretty much everthing below scotland and dont forget the clocks go back aw well
so expect lots of idiot school kids  texting  and ringing as they are home from school   

i still reckon its the free texts that comes with most phones thats why everyone texts   

quote author=Ana30 link=topic=6902.msg55902#msg55902 date=1319148709]
this has been "the week of text messages" for me. All in the line of:

-"Hi, are you available tonight"
me: - "yes, I am. Have we met?"
- "No we haven't"
Me: "Ok, then you would need to call me as I don't do text appointments. xoxo. Ana"

End off. Never heard back.

Is the fact that I'm available a turn off?  Do they really expect me to go to some strangers house without actually having a real conversation? Are there any women out there doing text message appointments making it difficult for the rest of us who expect -hold your breath here-:  a real conversation?

I want to blame it on futbol. Every day of this week there's been some important game. That for me is like the kiss of death for business.
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 21 October 2011, 08:24:00 am
I always insist on a conversation too, you can tell a lot from it.
I can only work intermittently atm and I'm working from a hotel right now....I've been fairly busy but it may be partly that I'm not available that often.  I had thought it'd been quiet anyway as .......doh I hadn't realised it was half term!!!
Saying that it might go dead today........
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 21 October 2011, 08:54:29 am
Sometimes these texters do result in Coin.
But only if they subsequently phone me.
This is my text template for people who try exclusively to book me via text:
Thank you for your text.
I need to hear your voice to ensure you are not a minor.
(new law)


Any further texts and I block them.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 21 October 2011, 01:05:45 pm
i only accept txt bookings from my regs if ive not met them before i in sist on a phone call first
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 21 October 2011, 01:50:46 pm
hummm.......nothing but TWs, hagglers and no shows today.........
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: scottishgirl001 on 22 October 2011, 12:50:11 pm
Sometimes these texters do result in Coin.
But only if they subsequently phone me.
This is my text template for people who try exclusively to book me via text:
Thank you for your text.
I need to hear your voice to ensure you are not a minor.
(new law)
Jodie. x


Any further texts and I block them.

My problem is I don't hear very well and I need to ALWAYS just text and I get guys REALLY frustrated because I won't (can't) answer calls.  Plus I've now really got to know well how to judge guys texts whether genuine or not.  Only problem is some guys can't text (they don't know how to)

Another advantage is that most phones store texts so its a good way of looking back at previous TW etc.
I do have to say though that for me it IS a problem and I guess I lose about 20-30 bookings a week because of this and I have no option  ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 23 October 2011, 02:34:40 pm
I do have to say though that for me it IS a problem and I guess I lose about 20-30 bookings a week because of this and I have no option  ???

20-30 bookings a week lost? Where the hell are you situated?, most would be lucky to that many enquiries a month, let alone bookings.  I shall pack my bags now for a tour!



Tiny Edit by Emily: Fixed quotes
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 23 October 2011, 03:25:47 pm
The way I see it is - NOT every call = a booking - I know many of us know this but some of the newer girls may not.  I dont know what the ratio to calls that turns into a booking is but I'm sure this differs from girl to girl.  Some females are better at selling themselves, this is a fact.

Not every booking = a booking, in  the fact that we just can't tell if the caller will turn into a client.  He may just be a TW.  Many girls will back me up when I say even 'regulars' let us down at times.

There is also the guy who does turn up then changes his mind once he sees us.  This is something everyone has to accept for no matter how pretty a girl is, how good a figure she has ............. we can't possibly float EVERYONES boat.  The guy may be honest and say 'do you mind if i leave it'  ???  ??? what choice do we have .... do we take him into the bedroom and take advantage of his body FOC.  No we gotta let them go.

There is also the guy who says 'oh i left my wallet in my car/van' ..... this is the cowards way out (well 99% of the time) or 'oh i forgot to go to the cash machine' or 'how much did you say it was' 'oh ive only got xxx'.  These are all pathetic twats who just dont have the balls to be honest.

I also know that business for everyone is a lot slower in Scotland than say just a year ago, so to say 20-30 bookings is lost in a week because of a hearing problem is being unrealistic.  Maybe one or two may be lost in a week or a month but never 20-30.  Even working 7 days a week 24 hours a day this would be a loss of 4-5 a day.  Most working girls would be pleased TO DO 4-5 bookings in a day - maybe in a week but thinking your losing 20-30 in a week, like I said before is not being realistic.

Don't get me wrong.  Some girls do do more than others but most of them are in the parlours - not independent working girls. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 October 2011, 04:25:51 pm
 i would say that if im talking about same day bookings  then if  took between 5 - 15  phone calls at home in bristol then this would turn into 2  - 4 booking probably   but i do get a  fair amount of advance bookings normally regular clients who know im only around for a few days or so 
so some time i can do 2 -3 advance booking and then a few same day bookings as well   

Touring can depend on where i am  as well  ireland you get a lot of timewaster  so you could take 30 -100  phone calls a day but get 5  -12  bookings  so although you are getting more phone calls your not in reality that much busier ( i mean you are but not in terms of the phones calls you are getting ) 

Other places the phone can be  slower but the callers are genuine so it dosnt matter you  might take 15 phone calls and get  7 -  10 bookings its a number thing  and untill a guy has arrived turnt up and paid you never know if they are genuine or not  even if its a regular client i assume that  untill they are there and have paid its not a done deal that im going to be earning that money     
Glasgow i found my phone was busy but it was a load of timewaster 
So it dosnt matter how busy your phone is if they aint coming in and paying you then its not really relevant
I prefer my phone to be slower so that i can in fact weed out the timewasters and idiots that can often slip through the net when the phone is mega busy
 
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 23 October 2011, 06:17:43 pm
So it dosnt matter how busy your phone is if they aint coming in and paying you then its not really relevant
I prefer my phone to be slower so that i can in fact weed out the timewasters and idiots that can often slip through the net when the phone is mega busy

Totally agree Paris, on the other hand if a guy calls you do have the 'chance' of converting.  We just dont know  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 23 October 2011, 08:05:10 pm
As I can only work intermittently atm.......did 3 days in Glasgow (hotel) first two days v busy (I needed 2b 2 people!), third day was chocka with TWs, hagglers, and idiots.........till the evening.

Paying a visit to Pompey this w/end.......wasn't gonna work, then a bkg came up and I felt........why not, and also that I kinda should anyway (almost like you never know when ur gonna get bookings so shouldn't turn one down)

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: scottishgirl001 on 01 November 2011, 06:47:45 am

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I do have to say though that for me it IS a problem and I guess I lose about 20-30 bookings a week because of this and I have no option  ???
[/quote]

Ach  :-\  I think this was picked up wrongly!  :o
 I'll never REALLY know how many I do ACTUALLY lose as I obviously can't take the calls.  So there is the element of TW or people who aren't comfortable making a booking by text only (I could be a guy) but in that case then phone calls wise it is more than that, I was just going by a hunch.  Some weeks its considerably less than that but I would say thats about average.  When I posted a new advert in the Sunday Sport, I got 83 phone calls in one day. Over 50 wouldn't respond by text. 

Its a difficult situation.
I'm doing better now than I have been,  2 years ago (my WORST spell) I got one 15 minute booking in 10 days.  I resorted to sending emails and texts to myself to see if they were still working!! :P :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 02 November 2011, 01:50:30 am
I had my first client tonight after 15 days! My longest spell with no work yet. It was a late booking and I'd been out all day and walked miles and was bushed, but I still got my arse in gear and went....there may not be another for 2 weeks lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 03 November 2011, 01:40:32 pm
 ladies, i  too have found AW to be very quiet at the moment. where else is worth advertising ? I am very  tired of time wasters and phone jerkers too! have to make some ? today and tomorrow. good luck and keep safe
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 03 November 2011, 02:30:32 pm
Im finding AW dead aswell at the moment! Yesterday - 4 calls 1 was phone chat ,1 from Preston, 2 from Manchester grand total of...... ZERO BOOKINGS!! it's worrying!

I seem to do ok from AW when touring, but in Manchester I find it dead

Where else should I be advertising? ( for Manchester) already on the LBB and tried viva street?

HELP ... lol xx


Pop "advertise" into the search form (http://www.saafe.info/main/index.php?action=search) or check out the main SAAFE site (http://www.saafe.info/)'s article on the topic. You'll find stupendous lists of places to advertise, plus other escorts' experiences with the different directories etc.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 03 November 2011, 02:52:36 pm
Just had a decent genuine client for an hour booking at long last... hope for more like that  but its too quiet on AW...
i notice the beginning of the month first week (after pay day!)is busier do not get anything saturdays at all Im only doing the weekdays from now.
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 03 November 2011, 04:51:47 pm
i have always used adultwork never advertised else wear as like the feedback system! i tour weekly and i am always busy! maybe its just people have different tastes etc! but this time of year is always a little bit quieter!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 03 November 2011, 11:08:28 pm
I think that AW is getting known for it's numerous dubious profiles, and I would guess this may be making guys quite wary - if not wasting everyone's time. In other words guys are spending time contacting fakes, or girls who aren't available and take longer to weed out the genuine girls. Add to this suspicion of new profiles and I'd say new girls might find it slow.

An awful lot of guys also do not know about AW and use other tools to find WGs, and some know about it but simply do not like to use it.

In my opinion it's worth spreading your advertising around.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: joanna1 on 03 November 2011, 11:21:48 pm
I've had 2 bookings from AW in as many months  - both horrible clients too, you could tell they were seasoned punters pushing and pushing for what they could get out of me  >:(   

Having said that I live in London and I'm finding it pretty dead generally, if anyone knows of a decent place to advertise please PM me :) 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 03 November 2011, 11:41:32 pm
I haven't found London too bad actually, and I only ever advertise on AW, but I'm quite happy with 1 booking a day  ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 04 November 2011, 12:37:47 am
I think it all depends on how long you have been on AW.  If its still your first year you will be in honeymoon period and should be basically kept going.

After a year or two things start to slow down on there.  There are virtually hundreds of diff sites we can advertise on and also ones where we can pay.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyofthemansion on 04 November 2011, 10:03:54 am
Another thing to bear in mind is that Adultwork site goes down for maintenance at times.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 06 November 2011, 08:08:50 pm
Does anyone else feel they shouldn't be turning down clients? Tonight I was so shattered (having been kept awake half thenight for 2 nights in a row at my hotel) that I've turned down 3 bookings. I did see.2 clients earlier in the day but part of me thinks I should've seen them despite being exhausted because well it could go dead next week for all I know! Anyone else have difficultly.with this
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 06 November 2011, 10:05:38 pm
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Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 06 November 2011, 10:42:15 pm

 When I posted a new advert in the Sunday Sport, I got 83 phone calls in one day. Over 50 wouldn't respond by text. 


Periodically - about every two weeks for me - I change my ad in the Sport.  The number of calls you get in one day from an ad is normally about 50 (I'm a lot older and expect a lot less) but out of the 50 callers the average number of clients you get out of that is normally about a 10:1 ratio.  ie one in ten that calls becomes a client.  Calls doesn't = clients.  Bookings doesn't = clients. 

It's been said a million times before, until they are thru the door and you have the money in your hand (they haven't lied and said they left the money in the car or similar) then they are not a client.  A million calls doesnt mean a million clients.  We have to be realistic.  No sense in thinking we are losing out if we miss a call.  There are so many TW and NS now that it is not real.  Five years ago I had to have someone to answer my phone for me because of the volume of calls received.  I simply couldnt work and answer calls at the same time.  Nowadays even having a receptionist/telephonist is taking a chance.  Oh for the days it was 5 years ago before the abundance of girls flooded the industry.  But the girls who have been in the business for 10 years are probably saying that about me too.  :-\

One thing is for sure, its not what it used to be and it never will be again. Well IMO anyway.

Take care all and I hope everyone has a great week ahead.  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AAlane on 07 November 2011, 01:10:47 pm
Yesterday was the worst day I have ever had touring in my life :(

I am contemplating getting a sandwich board and standing outside in a pink thong and ushering them in!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Greeneyedcat on 07 November 2011, 05:52:55 pm
i worked last monday (halloween) and only had one client. luckily it refunded my costs of the apartment but fuck all day with nothing. i think this winter is gona be a slow and unprofitable one. altho i have made arrangements to duo with a friend but i dunno how well thats gona go...

*sigh* i think aswell im actually starting to loathe the work, the money is great (when its there) but i find myself staring at walls while clients do there thing. its getting a little stupid. i feel almost now as this isnt worth it.. or am i just over thinking this?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 07 November 2011, 06:20:31 pm
deleted for personal reasons...sorry.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 07 November 2011, 07:27:33 pm
Yesterday was the worst day I have ever had touring in my life :(

I think your site has a problem.
I've tried accessing it from Firefox & internet explorer.
All that happens is a loading bar appears in the middle of a blacked out screen,
then nothing.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 07 November 2011, 07:40:48 pm
I think your site has a problem.
I've tried accessing it from Firefox & internet explorer.
All that happens is a loading bar appears in the middle of a blacked out screen,
then nothing.

I have this problem, too, using Chrome on a Mac. :-\

Edit: A few clicks reveal that it's a Wix site - they're built on Flash, right? That's not good - they're unreliable and often don't work on certain devices or in certain situations where Flash is turned off - plus they're unreliable because free/online site builders don't make sites well. There are, fortunately, loads of better options for better-looking and well-made websites though, although getting something sorted *right now* (for your tour) might be a little trickier. I'm positive it can be done, though! (Or just use an AW profile in the short-term!)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AAlane on 07 November 2011, 08:03:20 pm
Yesterday was the worst day I have ever had touring in my life :(

I think your site has a problem.
I've tried accessing it from Firefox & internet explorer.
All that happens is a loading bar appears in the middle of a blacked out screen,
then nothing.



Thanks ladies but I know about my site :)

I'm not using it at the moment so put a blank master page in front of it.  I'm touring using AW and a few other things I normally use up in Scotland, none really matter that much on having a site. I find most work from my site comes when I'm in London. Merci again though.

I had a better day today but I think the problem is I am used to a high volume of calls and clients when working so seeing only 2 or 3 a day feels odd to me. I am not in the red this tour now so won't complain. Hope you are all doing grand wherever you are!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 07 November 2011, 10:19:41 pm
Yes its  been so slow, i just quit early fri evening  as fed up with twasters (time wasters)!!! needed to have some* me time* and then got a fab client saturday...hope to have some work this wed thursday fingers crossed... ladies good luck to you all,hope you make some decent money too and have a safe week ....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 08 November 2011, 07:03:08 am
I'm finding it hit and miss, but for me seeing 4 guys a day is a lot (I find it really draining due to.my USP). I'm happy if I c a couple of guys a day - my last spell of work its between 1 and 4.
Today god knows how I'll get thro beenawake since 3.30am with loud noises coming (I think) from the hotel heating system!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AAlane on 08 November 2011, 12:11:28 pm
I'm finding it hit and miss, but for me seeing 4 guys a day is a lot (I find it really draining due to.my USP). I'm happy if I c a couple of guys a day - my last spell of work its between 1 and 4.
Today god knows how I'll get thro beenawake since 3.30am with loud noises coming (I think) from the hotel heating system!

What is your USP? If I'm not being too nosey. I don't have one apart from being a mouthy git lol.

See for me 1-4 would be a fairly slow day. I normally see on average 5-8 per day when touring but much less when home in London.

Maybe try and complain to your hotel about the noise hun- they may be able to moove you rooms :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 08 November 2011, 12:24:39 pm
I'm finding it hit and miss, but for me seeing 4 guys a day is a lot (I find it really draining due to.my USP). I'm happy if I c a couple of guys a day - my last spell of work its between 1 and 4.
Today god knows how I'll get thro beenawake since 3.30am with loud noises coming (I think) from the hotel heating system!

What is your USP? If I'm not being too nosey. I don't have one apart from being a mouthy git lol.

See for me 1-4 would be a fairly slow day. I normally see on average 5-8 per day when touring but much less when home in London.

Maybe try and complain to your hotel about the noise hun- they may be able to moove you rooms :)


Its squirting as   you will see from some of my previous posts!  It can really take it out of me.  I would be interesteed to see how many more I could see in a day tho.

I did ask the hotel about the noise, apparantly just every now and then it makes a lot of noise and theres nothing they can do about it, so hopefully tonight it won't
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: AAlane on 08 November 2011, 12:32:14 pm
I'm finding it hit and miss, but for me seeing 4 guys a day is a lot (I find it really draining due to.my USP). I'm happy if I c a couple of guys a day - my last spell of work its between 1 and 4.
Today god knows how I'll get thro beenawake since 3.30am with loud noises coming (I think) from the hotel heating system!

What is your USP? If I'm not being too nosey. I don't have one apart from being a mouthy git lol.

See for me 1-4 would be a fairly slow day. I normally see on average 5-8 per day when touring but much less when home in London.

Maybe try and complain to your hotel about the noise hun- they may be able to moove you rooms :)


Its squirting as   you will see from some of my previous posts!  It can really take it out of me.  I would be interesteed to see how many more I could see in a day tho.

I did ask the hotel about the noise, apparantly just every now and then it makes a lot of noise and theres nothing they can do about it, so hopefully tonight it won't

Ahh I see. I can imagine how that could be draining (excuse the awful pun!).

Hope the noise calms down tonight :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 28 November 2011, 11:12:10 am
Not sure about it being quiet at the moment.  It's more like dead for me.  I haven't had any work for nearly 2 weeks now and the phone has hardly rung, even when it has it's just for enquiries and no definite bookings.  I've updated my website, put up some new private pics on my aw profile and chatting on forums to get myself noticed ( sadly because of the lack of work, I can't afford to advertise).  Starting to panic somewhat, as I can't carry on like this.  I've been indie for 6 months now, and have no regulars and I'm lucky if I see 2 clients a week.  I love the job I do, and just can't bear the thought of having to go and find a normal job as I don't work well with others.  I know it's difficult with the current economical climate, but there must be a way to drum up business, without it costing the earth. ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 28 November 2011, 01:47:42 pm
I've had no work for 3 weeks. I don't get many anyway, lucky if I get one a week, but that keeps me going...but none for 3 weeks is really pushing it. Going to try camming this week but don't expect that will generate enough to live on.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 28 November 2011, 03:55:50 pm
Where are you based? I am quite busy in london x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 28 November 2011, 05:10:47 pm
I'm in Manchester.  Apparently Manchester is a wash with us WG's, and it's not a big city, so it's no wonder I'm struggling. :( :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 28 November 2011, 06:40:06 pm
I'm in London too. The big problems I have are only doing outcalls and not being able to afford to advertise and having a crap DIY website. Can't even afford to put my number on AW at the moment.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EmilyJones on 28 November 2011, 09:43:25 pm
I'm booked up for the next fortnight, more or less; London is a bit bonkers at the moment and my advanced booking special seems to be making my clients happy (just jinxed myself though, I expect!). This may sound like mad advice but because advertising is so important no matter where you are, might it be worth borrowing a very small amount of money for the short-term? Something like ?100? I spent ?90 for 3 months advertising on London-Independents.com and found it very worthwhile. You could spend it on whichever sites work best for you (Adultwork, Punternet, etc). And the remaining ?10+ could go towards a YourEscortSite.com site if you are really honestly in need - I'm sure we could work something out. :)

On the other hand, my grasp of global economics is murky at best but it would seem particularly true at the moment that risky borrowing is not always a very good idea, so disregard this post if it sounds like a silly idea. I just can't see how a business could improve without any advertising... hmm. Perhaps applying to a parlour or agency would be something to consider?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 28 November 2011, 10:41:45 pm
adultwork is a very small part of my business if i relied on it full time i would be broke  -

  i think personally that a lot of girls use it cos its free, and everyone seems to rate it so much  ( i dont personally)
  but if you are actually a guy and your  using the internet to find a girl for example in glasgow scotland   its dosnt even come up on the first 3 pages of google for scotland

example glasgow escort on google the first three are punterlink , glasgowescorts.co.uk and escortscotland  

other site that are on there first and second page of google  are blondeescorts/scotland and viva st    

even entering escorts in glasgow adultwork dosnt show  but all the above do plus ukadult zone girl directory  and punting zone northern angels and alba ladies

most of these sites do free links as long as you link back  

Reading through this thread to cheer my broke ass up!!! Found this gem and have to say I'd never thought of that, thank you Paris! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 28 November 2011, 10:51:56 pm
Reading through this thread to cheer my broke ass up!!! Found this gem and have to say I'd never thought of that, thank you Paris! x

Seriously? I'm honestly not taking the piss here, but you really never thought that the most well known and powerful search engine on the planet could be something that punters might use to find prossies? ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 28 November 2011, 10:54:02 pm
I was waiting on a response like that, and no, I've worked solely from Adultwork for my entire career, have been predominantly part time, so haven't needed to rely on Google or even have my own website. Different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 28 November 2011, 11:06:49 pm
I was waiting on a response like that, and no, I've worked solely from Adultwork for my entire career, have been predominantly part time, so haven't needed to rely on Google or even have my own website. Different strokes for different folks.

Absolutely - if Google dropped me I'd be in real trouble - most of my clients here don't use directories at all and many have never heard of Adultwork. Most of my website hits come from there, followed by Punternet and Punterlink (each generating about half the number I get from Google each month).

If Adultwork dumped me, I think the only thing I'd notice would be the distinct lack of pondlife callers, although since I re-found my dedicated Adultwork phone this very afternoon :D that will hopefully go back to being a far rarer occurrence as I don't have to have my normal number on it. The only time I ever get anything from AW is from touring ads, and even then it isn't the majority.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 28 November 2011, 11:38:26 pm
Absolutely - if Google dropped me I'd be in real trouble - most of my clients here don't use directories at all and many have never heard of Adultwork. Most of my website hits come from there, followed by Punternet and Punterlink (each generating about half the number I get from Google each month).

If Adultwork dumped me, I think the only thing I'd notice would be the distinct lack of pondlife callers, although since I re-found my dedicated Adultwork phone this very afternoon :D that will hopefully go back to being a far rarer occurrence as I don't have to have my normal number on it. The only time I ever get anything from AW is from touring ads, and even then it isn't the majority.

AW was my complete bread and butter in Scotland - I was listed on a couple of other directories (never generated anything) and had the Sport for my pondlife-but-I-can't-face-beans-on-toast-for-a-week calls. Actually in all honesty I had some lovely clients from the Sport, but after a while I just wanted to play a recording of myself and DREADED a Sport day. If they interrupted me mid autopilot response I would genuinely lose thread of what I was saying. I know some girls up north who wouldn't have been able to live off AW alone so I think I was mostly just lucky and found my niche on that site. Saying that though, AW was drying up for me as I was in the process of moving away - maybe if I'd been available more I'd have noticed it, but for the most part I was too busy with other things.

Coming down to Kent on the other hand has been a total eye-opener. I was lucky in the sense that a few regulars were based here anyway and in their words are "excited you're just down the road now", but I have been utterly convinced that I have somehow sprouted 3 heads besides them. Its like the market is totally different for me here and/or my AW honeymoon (which sounded pretty damn extended by other comments on here!) is finally over. Having a website is a completely new entity to me! Think I'm probably going to invest in another phone for my own website so at least then I can gauge where I'm getting business from and see where I should be investing my most advertising.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 29 November 2011, 04:09:36 pm
AW only helped me initially.  It's been absolute rubbish since then. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: emilyofsuffolk on 29 November 2011, 05:46:19 pm
I get some decent clients from AW.  I find the "pond-life" ones mainly come from the local papers, mostly because they are too dim to use the internet! The more you advertise the more selective you can be. Punterlink is a good for a better class of client I've found.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 29 November 2011, 05:58:06 pm
I get some decent clients from AW.  I find the "pond-life" ones mainly come from the local papers, mostly because they are too dim to use the internet! The more you advertise the more selective you can be. Punterlink is a good for a better class of client I've found.

I disagree with this, some people simply do not want to - nor need to use the internet. Just because we take it for granted, see it as essential doesn't mean others do.

Met a couple of lovely clients who do not use the internet, and probably never will. I won't however let anyone use it as an excuse to go over and over details though. Will give the basics, advise about my website then it's up to them.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 30 November 2011, 12:41:36 am
Definite swings and roundabouts with the Sport (never used any other paper advertising - I feel like a complete virgin saying all of this ::) but in all honesty, after this move I'm starting to feel it lol!) - I had some of the loveliest, sweetest clients ever from it and some real regulars. Conversely, its been where I've thrown out the most clients for bad behaviour and dealt with the biggest twats.

I kind of get why it would appeal to a guy to use the paper - its like what, 40p or something (spot the person who pretty much is internet-dependent in day to day life) and so long as he disposes of it in a public bin, leaving it on the bus/train/whatever, there's no chance of 'er indoors finding it. If you don't understand technology with regards to clearing browser history etc, its too risky to some men. I mean think how some women react when they find porn belonging to their male partners - imagine her reaction if she found out he was looking at escort sites? This morning I was in my local post office, which is in a newsagent, and in the queue I found myself glancing at the magazines. There was top shelf porn and I found myself thinking "people still pay for pornography in that way?" But its easier to discard after its served its purpose, can't be traced at all and incurs far less chance of being caught. I wouldn't be surprised if some guys do use their real email addresses/phone numbers registering on some sites - to err is human after all and just because I'd have a fake email address for things I'd rather people didn't find out about/can't be bothered being spammed about, doesn't mean everyone's the same. Intelligent people do say and do really daft things (or daft from other peoples' perspectives) from time to time.

I used to get a bit snarky with guys asking "what girl is on", but in their defence, a lot of parlours do advertise there too. Often if I got them coming along they'd be genuinely surprised that I wasn't charging extras for kissing, RO etc and quite a few of them commented it was nicer, that it felt more 'natural'. Now I reflect on that thought, I wonder if maybe they heard my half hour rate and thought it was too expensive because they factored in the possibility of being hit with extras? I've had alcohol so I'm in a charitable mood ;D

Then again you'd get the idiots barking down the line not quite understanding I'm not the receptionist and there is a person attached to the orifice...

Generally though my main irritation with the paper was the fact I'd be repeating myself all bloody day and, due to the nature of having to describe myself over the line, I couldn't exactly go to a lecture or nip down to Tesco whilst describing my all-natural 38E cups followed by my prices. So if I advertised in the Sport, I would have to sit indoors all day answering calls - so if I got timewasters/no shows/twats, I'd be a LOT more likely to notice the disruption to my schedule and thus a lot more likely to be irritated/stressed by it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 30 November 2011, 12:51:59 am
I kind of get why it would appeal to a guy to use the paper - its like what, 40p or something (spot the person who pretty much is internet-dependent in day to day life) and so long as he disposes of it in a public bin, leaving it on the bus/train/whatever, there's no chance of 'er indoors finding it. If you don't understand technology with regards to clearing browser history etc, its too risky to some men.

Generally though my main irritation with the paper was the fact I'd be repeating myself all bloody day and, due to the nature of having to describe myself over the line, I couldn't exactly go to a lecture or nip down to Tesco whilst describing my all-natural 38E cups followed by my prices.
Most of my business comes via papers so I know what you mean.
I'm always describing myself while in tesco's.
What I do is walk fast so anyone only hears a word or two of the conversation.  No problem.
If there are too many people, I do big pauses.
Hi. Yes I'm available.
Ok I've got long hair, pert.............breasts, .............sexy ....................body
I like most things like ..................O...................either way. Play..................massage..............looking at naughty.........................films
and of course you can ..................................fuck........................................................me. 

Disjointed, yes, but I get and save jobs that way.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 30 November 2011, 12:59:46 am
Most of my business comes via papers so I know what you mean.
I'm always describing myself while in tesco's.
What I do is walk fast so anyone only hears a word or two of the conversation.  No problem.
If there are too many people, I do big pauses.
Hi I'm jodie. Yes I'm available.
Ok I've got long hair, pert.............breasts, .............sexy ....................body
I like most things like ..................O...................either way. Play..................massage..............looking at naughty.........................films
and of course you can ..................................fuck........................................................me. 

Disjointed, yes, but I get and save jobs that way.

I never would have considered doing that - to be honest, I could see me turning bright red and stammering, dropping courgettes and butternut squash everywhere :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 30 November 2011, 02:58:27 am
trouble is if you dont /cant /wont spend out money on advertising its becomes  a slippery slope of not earning enough  if people  cant find you  they cant book you so you cant earn money  so round and round it goes getting quieter and quieter 
adultwork isnt free you have to pay for just about anything ie puting your number up featuring  local escorts ect so  realy over a month your shelling out 30 -50 quid when that would get you  imo a featured add on punternet or punterlink  ( ok punterlink is 60 ) but far more targeted audicence in my opinion
   
    i use the sport and viva st when touring ireland /scotland  but  i tend to do slighlty cheaper /quicker appointments from it and i dont let them book  i  so while on my website 30 mins is 90 from the papers its 80 and 15 mins is 65  )   its a pain in the ass but you do get some good clients from it,
 i have different mobile for my website viva st the sport and adultwork so that i can see where its all coming from and ensur that it working and paying for itself
 
but what i do  is that the  clients from the papers  cant book a specific time  they take a chance see if im free and turn up within 10-15  mins i tell them this is the way i work  and that if they want to book me and set asside a specific time then its slightly more expensive  but i will be free for them  + i throw in a few more extras to entice them to book
  i give them all the details they need ie description / prices services ect and then leave it up to them  i tell then to text if i dont anwser when they call

its time consuming but if im doing a week long tour then the extra advertising will  more than pay for itself and the cost of accomodation and be in profit by a several hundred leaving the more lucrative website business as  pure profit on a tour 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RR on 30 November 2011, 04:12:55 am
adultwork isnt free you have to pay for just about anything ie puting your number up featuring  local escorts ect so  realy over a month your shelling out 30 -50 quid when that would get you  imo a featured add on punternet or punterlink  ( ok punterlink is 60 ) but far more targeted audicence in my opinion

I can only speak for myself but I know I've never really considered that as 'paying' because I've never shelled out cash for it - just used credits I earned for the odd phone calls I'd take when the balance looked low. Its always interesting to have another take on it, especially when you've probably became a bit lazy in the sense of your advertising. I know I used to be quite hesitant over the idea of paying upwards of ?40 for monthly advertising ("what if it generates nothing?" being my usual way of talking myself out of getting a site etc) but when you think of your credits as cold hard cash then you do look at it very differently. Thank you :)
   
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i use the sport and viva st when touring ireland /scotland  but  i tend to do slighlty cheaper /quicker appointments from it and i dont let them book  i  so while on my website 30 mins is 90 from the papers its 80 and 15 mins is 65  )   its a pain in the ass but you do get some good clients from it,
 i have different mobile for my website viva st the sport and adultwork so that i can see where its all coming from and ensur that it working and paying for itself

I'm going to be going back to Glasgow for Christmas and planned to at least earn my expenses, so I think I'll try and implement some of this when I'm there. At least I'll be on 'home' turf if it doesn't work!
 
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but what i do  is that the  clients from the papers  cant book a specific time  they take a chance see if im free and turn up within 10-15  mins i tell them this is the way i work  and that if they want to book me and set asside a specific time then its slightly more expensive  but i will be free for them  + i throw in a few more extras to entice them to book
  i give them all the details they need ie description / prices services ect and then leave it up to them  i tell then to text if i dont anwser when they call

its time consuming but if im doing a week long tour then the extra advertising will  more than pay for itself and the cost of accomodation and be in profit by a several hundred leaving the more lucrative website business as  pure profit on a tour 

Thank you! Complete food for thought in terms of my previous touring mechanisms. I've always been happy with my tour earnings (some more than others) but I really, really appreciate seeing how other women operate - it never hurts to learn and to experiment with new ways of working!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 30 November 2011, 01:07:10 pm
I'm in central London and I've been incredibly busy for the last 2 months. I have noticed things have slown down a tad at the end of this month (specially weekends). I'm guessing people are doing their christmas shopping or spending quality time with their kids etc...

For me October, November, December and first part of January my phone won't stop ringing. Those are the months were I make my real money and manage to save  good. By the end of Jan it gets very silent. February dies (literally), so instead of spending a miserable month living from my savings I take it off and go on holidays.  March picks up. August dies again till mid- September. But Feb. is definately the worse month.

For me it's always been like this.  ??? I do put a lot of work on my advertising, taking photos, upgrading website, etc... There's a lot of competition in London and I don't tour so I have to be an "agressive marketer" if I want to make money.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 03 December 2011, 05:10:15 pm
I have been very busy until a few weeks ago, but i forget its Christmas! ive had to cancel a few tours but then i make up for it!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 04 December 2011, 04:22:30 pm
Don't know how recently it has been mentioned but dont forget that there are PT girls signing up on AW and similar to make that extra money for christmas so less work for the normal FT girls.   These PT girls will appear as newbies and attract the usual guys who may normally visit other FT girls.  Just food for thought.  We cant sit on our laurels and expect work to come to us ............ we gotta get off our asses and find new outlets for advertising to bring in the money we are losing to these PT femmes.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pinktop on 19 December 2011, 05:09:47 pm
hmm phones dead and im stressed out already done xmas shopping just thought it wudnt be this quiet anyone suffering the same? im not touring so @ home and dont feel too bad
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 19 December 2011, 05:33:22 pm
Could be quieter for quite some time now. 

Guys can't always come up with reasons for 'escaping' in order to visit.  Some are pulled in for 'parental duties' which they dont always do and others just dont have the money after spending it all on their pressies.  :(

We just got to take what we can, when we can at this time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 19 December 2011, 05:40:24 pm
Could be quieter for quite some time now.  

Guys can't always come up with reasons for 'escaping' in order to visit.  Some are pulled in for 'parental duties' which they dont always do and others just dont have the money after spending it all on their pressies.  :(

We just got to take what we can, when we can at this time.

I agree - even if punters want to visit and have the money people's plans change (or more often get changed for them) at a drop of the hat over the next week or two; visitors turn up unexpectedly, last minute panic shopping because they forgot the parsnips, family stuff can all scupper the best laid plans. I've got a few regulars booked in this week, but I had a very busy tour last week so even if everybody cancels it's not the end of the world.

I would recommend either hanging about ready for the super-short notice folk who suddenly get a window of punting opportunity or get on with your week, don't sweat it and just be happy for whatever bobbles along with a daft grin at a time that suits you (no prizes for guessing which I'll be doing).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 19 December 2011, 05:41:42 pm
Hmm..Usually X-mas is the busiest time of the year for me but for some strange reason this is proving to be a very quiet X-mas. Taxi drivers and restaurant owners are telling me the same thing so ..hey! I'm not alone. And yes, a lot of " Can you see me in half an hour?". grrr

 >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 19 December 2011, 06:04:40 pm
Yes, last week was extremely busy for me too, at some points would have been nice to have a split personality and let 'the other half' do some of the work.

Although I've had a few bookings today it is a lot quieter than normally at this time of year and I'm with Amy - after Thursday I wont be hanging about waiting for anyone.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 19 December 2011, 06:18:38 pm
Phew! I'm glad I'm not alone  ::) Last December was REALLY busy for me, but this year is quiet. It's quite frustrating actually...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 December 2011, 07:56:25 pm
I'm really frustrated and hacked off as due to ongoing UTI problems I've had to turn down loads of bookings in the last couple of weeks  >:( :( >:( :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyofthemansion on 20 December 2011, 12:59:56 am
I think there are probably loads of extra girls working for Xmas that problably don't do it all year round.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 20 December 2011, 08:29:44 am
I have been away a lot in the last few weeks (work fortunately). I have had almost no enquiries from newbies running up to Xmas. Phone is dead.  However, lots of lovely dinner/lunch/overnights with regulars. Most bearing gifts too  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 20 December 2011, 10:40:06 am
 i did a weeked in ireland  and then came home and last week was good  this week is quieter though if it gets busy it will be at the end of the week   
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 20 December 2011, 11:52:03 am
I was very busy last week and this week is totally dead.  I've had a few cancellations and nothing to replace them. I'm rarely busy in the run up to Xmas, so being busy last week was a bonus!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 20 December 2011, 01:23:35 pm
I was really really busy in the first week of december, but now it's slowed right down ::) I'm getting one job a day, which is still good, but Decembers are usually much better than this...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 20 December 2011, 03:28:06 pm
I've had no bookings for 6 weeks...looking for a civvy street job now, I give up:-(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 20 December 2011, 03:32:32 pm
Oh no! I think it will pick up after christmas though! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 22 December 2011, 02:19:32 am
By boxing day they'll be wanting to escape I hope. Today I got 4 calls; nothing remotely promising. Then a withheld just went on to leave a voicemail repeating the word 'penis'.

Adding insult to injury I felt  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blonde9685 on 22 December 2011, 03:47:01 am
if you want to up your feedback numbers buy things in the market places. or special offers always do well for me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 22 December 2011, 01:02:44 pm
It's my first Christmas escorting, and for me it's been the same as usual. Quiet.  Since I went indie in June, I've avaraged 1 booking a week.  It's difficult trying to establish a regular client base with the recession, Christmas and still being relatively new to the industry.  Hopefully I'll be more successful in 2012, as I really enjoy what I do.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: josephine T on 22 December 2011, 01:45:37 pm
Its terrible ...ive had no bookings all week. My phone has rang a few times but just either wank calls or blokes wanting someting for nothing.  Its a worry..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 22 December 2011, 05:15:38 pm
Oh, it's picked up in London since Tuesday, phew!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 22 December 2011, 07:07:21 pm
At the beginning of the week all looked quiet, however I've had a lot of short notice bookings and requests in the evenings - either for that night or the following day.

I've been to the bank a happy bunny, wished the staff a Merry Christmas, and currently contemplating breaking up for Christmas a day early. ;D

Only thing buggering it all up has been my website continuing to not respond, so hoping the new one will be up and running properly before the New Year.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 December 2011, 01:16:56 am
definatly  im working from 26th -30th  and then 2nd -8th before heading off on holiday  i always find that after xmas is better  lots  of the girls are with kids /family so cant work  or if they are touring /from abroad have gone back home for xmas     

By boxing day they'll be wanting to escape I hope. Today I got 4 calls; nothing remotely promising. Then a withheld just went on to leave a voicemail repeating the word 'penis'.

Adding insult to injury I felt  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 23 December 2011, 09:07:58 am
Well i have today as my last working for incalls only at home, then nothing till jan2012 as have plans too. i do not know if i will be busy, its unpredictable for me this week .
could do with at least 3 bookings!!!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 23 December 2011, 01:04:33 pm
I can't remember the previous Christmas' to be honest but I'm finding this one to be so bloody quiet. I have had next to no calls then all of a sudden I have had alot of calls with 'definate' bookings and all have not bothered to turn up nor let me know they are cancelling.
 When should it start to get busy again? Christmas Eve, Day, Boxing day, New Year etc etc.
Natalie Xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 23 December 2011, 04:33:41 pm
I've been off for a week due to broken boiler (grrr) and it was quiet the couple of day before. Today has been ish. Phone has been dead, but the 2 calls I have had have translated into bookings. I am hoping 26-30th will be busy. Damn expensive Christmas >_<
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 23 December 2011, 05:16:05 pm
Interesting reading this. Fingers crossed everyone!
 Natalie Xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 23 December 2011, 05:17:59 pm
I've been mentally busy today - 4 bookings before 5pm, and 2 more booked in for this evening!  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 23 December 2011, 05:47:34 pm
My phone went crazy this afternoon but they all wanted bookings at the same time  ::) so only one hit the jackpot!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 23 December 2011, 05:53:05 pm
My phone went crazy this afternoon but they all wanted bookings at the same time  ::) so only one hit the jackpot!

I hate it when that happens, so frustrating! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 December 2011, 06:22:12 pm

same here i have done 4 1 hr so far and i have another 1 hour and a 45 mins booked in  something is in the air today

   
I've been mentally busy today - 4 bookings before 5pm, and 2 more booked in for this evening!  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 23 December 2011, 06:27:24 pm
i have had nothing but time wasters!!! dam it!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 23 December 2011, 06:32:00 pm
People must be panicking about a lack of nookie over the christmas period haha!  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 December 2011, 07:49:47 pm
are you in the uk or in Belfast  Natalie

i have had nothing but time wasters!!! dam it!!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: NorthernIrishNatalie on 23 December 2011, 07:55:42 pm
Belfast untill the 29th Paris xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 23 December 2011, 09:39:54 pm
I dont work fridays - its a family day for me - no exceptions but I have been busy the rest of the week, so much so I felt the front door was revolving.  Thank goodness for the break today, but when I came back home I have a load of missed calls. Hey ho !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 December 2011, 11:51:26 pm
happy me     i have a 4 hour booking on xmas eve with a regular client  and a 1 hour as well

and  god im a such a whore cos im working on xmas day   i have  a 2 hour outcall on xmas day at double rates and i didnt even ask for extra money    it was offered by a  reg who is stinking rich ( but really really lovely as well)  
So i can eat my xmas dinner and then get  wined and dined  again and then  go to belfast on boxing day for a dose of reality ;D

HAPPY DAYS   :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 December 2011, 12:14:01 pm
Off topic posts moved to Touring section where they belong - please try to stay on track, folks.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 24 December 2011, 03:10:43 pm
Have had a SPECTACULAR amount of timewasters today, just when I could've done with a LOT of distraction!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 30 December 2011, 12:34:56 pm
This week I've been really busy.  Today just wondering why my phone hadn't rung.......then I notice it's doing it's little trick of thinking there was NO sim card in the phone........doh I didn't notice for 3 hours!!!!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 30 December 2011, 01:49:13 pm
I'm so gutted.  I've been so ill I haven't worked at all  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 30 December 2011, 04:31:48 pm
Awww *hugs*

Get better soon!

I expected the last few days to be dead, but they've actually been reasonably busy. I'm debating working New Years too  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 30 December 2011, 04:56:35 pm
I do sympathise Eva, having been off 2/3 weeks this month with UTIs!  Today I missed out on a few appts as I had a hospital appointment out of town, but I don't mind too much as I was so busy yesterday.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 31 December 2011, 05:58:08 pm
Well today has been a day of.........masses of TWs, and also guys all wanting appointments at the same time, the favourite times today were around 3/4pm and 7pm.  I've had back ups in case of cancellations!

This week has been busy, lots of guys giving themselves Christmas presents.

Saw one of my least favourite type of guys today - obviously wealthy, he was name dropping the whole time and I felt he was looking down his nose at me too.  Also one of the few who didn't care for my USP to the point I was having to stop myself (which is bloody hard for me).  He even said........'you are too wet' to which I replied, 'well its better than being the other way!'
He just kept saying it was 'interesting' code for 'this isn't for me' I think.
Still they can't all be lovely....

Shouldn't really be whinging, at least I'm getting some clients, just that type of guy makes me feel really grubby!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 01 January 2012, 03:01:04 am
I've also been really very busy this week, but had a total snob yesterday. He booked for 3 hours and was boasting on and on about how he owned one of the biggest nightclubs in london, but couldn't tell me which one because he was a 'big deal.' Twat. ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 01 January 2012, 11:13:16 pm
'
He just kept saying it was 'interesting' code for 'this isn't for me' I think.
Still they can't all be lovely....


You got it in one Mellow .................. 'interesting' or 'incredible' is psychologists way of saying 'youre talking a lot of bullshit but I cant really say that to you'. ROFL.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 02 January 2012, 02:45:12 pm
Well not as busy as last week (yet) but going steady.

Today I've had two dream half hour clients.  The first one got very overexcited at my talent bless him, and was out within 15/20 minutes.

The second was an absolute dreamboat.  A lovely polite, good looking young guy, he can be in my christmas stocking anytime!

And he was out within 20 minutes as well! Must be to make up for some of the odd  clients I've had lately.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 03 January 2012, 11:13:42 am
I've had two cancellations so far today because of the weather  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 03 January 2012, 11:14:57 am
Not surprised...it's awful out there:-(

I'm still getting no work......I'm getting cobwebs down below lmao
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Post by: EvaBeeva on 03 January 2012, 11:27:22 am
I've been well enough to work since yesterday.  Nada.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 03 January 2012, 11:32:04 am
Not surprised...it's awful out there:-(

I'm still getting no work......I'm getting cobwebs down below lmao

Lol Coty; theres been trees down here and everything
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 03 January 2012, 11:32:34 am
I've been well enough to work since yesterday.  Nada.

Thats sods law isn't it Eva
Plus I'm thinking a lot of people will be back to work today.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 04 January 2012, 03:31:31 am
It's been really slow for me, especially over the Christmas period.  Hope things pick up.

My last booking was 29th and I've had nothing since - only enquiries
I have one definite booking in a few days' time but that's it.
Guess it's the Xmas-New Year period to blame, and the crazy UK weather we're having, and everyone depressed at going back to work.

Nevertheless, I can't help feeling like I have a huge 'F*** OFF' sign on my profile lol.

Still getting the TW's though, they operate no matter what time of year it is. ::)
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Post by: ladyjennaj on 04 January 2012, 11:10:29 am
The storms have made everything slow to a halt in london, sigh!
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Post by: River on 04 January 2012, 02:00:07 pm
Nevertheless, I can't help feeling like I have a huge 'F*** OFF' sign on my profile lol.
They keep coming out of the woodwork!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 04 January 2012, 05:17:26 pm
The storms have made everything slow to a halt in london, sigh!

Its funny I was mega busy yesterday after my two cancellations - I hadn't realised it was a public holiday in Scotland so plenty of guys looking for some New Year fun!
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Post by: jessie19 on 04 January 2012, 07:35:56 pm
im in cambridgeshire and for me here is totaly quiet,hopefully tomorrow is better day !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 04 January 2012, 09:35:02 pm
It picked up today in London, thank god  ::) despite the storms, I still managed to get 5 hours worth of appointments, phew!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 04 January 2012, 09:52:06 pm
It picked up today in London, thank god  ::) despite the storms, I still managed to get 5 hours worth of appointments, phew!
It has for me too :) I think people needed to get over their 'back at work after xmas' depression.
Had 4 booking enquiries in a row this afternoon, which sounds like nothing but is a lot more than I've had lately... I hope things are picking up... although I'm still so lacking in confidence after the Tantric Sod that I've said I'm not available right now.  I shall be kicking myself for this.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 05 January 2012, 10:07:11 am
Bit bored, i am used to working most days, got a three hour booking on Sunday and possibly an over night!

i get so bored when i am not working, i do not know what to do with myself lol. x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 05 January 2012, 10:20:54 am
Bit bored, i am used to working most days, got a three hour booking on Sunday and possibly an over night!

i get so bored when i am not working, i do not know what to do with myself lol. x

I get bored too, hate sitting around waiting for jobs to come in.
I've now invested in a shedload of tv series boxsets to keep me entertained between bonking... ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 05 January 2012, 11:06:47 am
i get so bored when i am not working, i do not know what to do with myself lol. x
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on xbox live!
or
Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim That game is a massive RPG.
I've not got it yet. I'm hoping you can create a character who is a courtesan
who is mildly annoying, then I'd feel right at home!
(Ok we all know know the options will be elf warrior, mage, hunter, vampire ....  oh well)

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Post by: MissThang on 05 January 2012, 12:06:21 pm
I like Bioshock 1&2, very retro-creepy  ;D ;D (I set it to easy though....)
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Post by: ParisB on 06 January 2012, 02:08:19 pm
me to i have worked my way through the entire series of spooks from series one to the last one  even name my dog after the programe
love watching all the old crap on sky like the bill  dempsy and makepiece  ( god thats old ) waking the dead ect



Bit bored, i am used to working most days, got a three hour booking on Sunday and possibly an over night!

i get so bored when i am not working, i do not know what to do with myself lol. x

I get bored too, hate sitting around waiting for jobs to come in.
I've now invested in a shedload of tv series boxsets to keep me entertained between bonking... ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 07 January 2012, 02:28:08 pm
Gone completely dead today.  Guess all the naughty guys are doing family time.

Time to invest in a box set methinks
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 12 January 2012, 04:43:03 pm
Last week I was very busy and had to turn several clients down, for the last few days it has been dead, what happened?  ??? Getting nervous about rent payment already, luckily I have a few appointments tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 12 January 2012, 07:05:21 pm
I've been really busy the last few days!!!  Far busier than I've been for a long time, my husband is even staying with a friend so I can take advantage of this sudden rush.  I'm well pleased :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 12 January 2012, 07:28:07 pm
Last week I was very busy and had to turn several clients down, for the last few days it has been dead, what happened?  ??? Getting nervous about rent payment already, luckily I have a few appointments tomorrow!!

Its called sods law Adriana!  I was hectic last week; this week is just right.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 12 January 2012, 10:25:05 pm
Last week I was very busy and had to turn several clients down, for the last few days it has been dead, what happened?  ??? Getting nervous about rent payment already, luckily I have a few appointments tomorrow!!

Its called sods law Adriana!  I was hectic last week; this week is just right.

Don't I know it! :P Ended up seeing two clients, of course after the first booking I had lots of missed calls, typical! At least tomorrow should be good, got two bookings already, and hoping for one or two more!
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Post by: LouLouLondon on 12 January 2012, 10:34:32 pm
I'm only part time so its about average for me. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 12 January 2012, 10:46:51 pm
It's still nice and busy in the London area, thank goodness :) x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JennyJazz87 on 18 January 2012, 02:17:03 pm
It's been really slow for me so far this year. I'm averaging about three or four clients a week.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 18 January 2012, 02:18:31 pm
This week so far I've noticed a definate slow down - both in number of clients and length of bookings i.e more half hour bookings
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 18 January 2012, 02:42:07 pm
Ive had no emails, no texts, no timewasters....in a week! Kind of enjoying the time off
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Candy on 18 January 2012, 03:04:17 pm
January might be slower cause people spend so much money for christmas. So next month will pick up again. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JennyJazz87 on 18 January 2012, 03:07:59 pm
January might be slower cause people spend so much money for christmas. So next month will pick up again. 

Hopefully   :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 18 January 2012, 03:13:46 pm
In my experience of the past 5 years, February is usually quieter than January. People havent had their CC bills in yet so usually cut down even more once they have arrived.

I think many of the other girls have experienced the same. 

I think guys cutting down is just a sign of the times  :-\ :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 18 January 2012, 03:23:49 pm
This will be my first proper January & February working (this time last year I had just started and initially was very much part-time) so I guess I will see how it pans out.
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Post by: sweetdelight on 18 January 2012, 03:27:57 pm
Ive had no new clients this month yet,just my regulars.Hope things do pick up.xx.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 18 January 2012, 03:57:27 pm
The last two days for me have been dead.

I may have one later today and one tomorrow *sigh*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 January 2012, 04:07:34 pm
This will be my fourth february - I am planning on going away as every year so far it has been the worst month of the year - BY FAR. Credit card bill reality hits.

January is usually not too bad and has been good this year due to the absence of snow and ice.  Fingers crossed it stays that way.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 18 January 2012, 04:21:02 pm
I started this thread back in 2008 when I was a newbie - oh seems ages ago - so I thought I would scroll through and see how life has been.

It seems that the worst period EVER, (in the life of this thread) was last Jan/Feb 2011.  But we did have the snow. Even the mighty Paris was ringing herself in Feb checking that her phone was working.  I see that she is off on holiday at the mo and Feb as I guess the 4 years of this thread has shown the trend. I can't wait to jet off - I am sure I won't be missing much whilst I am away.

Gird your loins ladies and I hope I am wrong.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 18 January 2012, 04:28:43 pm
My only regular since I started escorting has buggered off to Spain so no more regular for me!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 18 January 2012, 04:31:19 pm
Yep February is a good time to book a holiday for as most of the more experienced escorts will tell you.

Personally, I visit my daughter overseas at the beginning of February for my grandsons birthday and then treat myself to a 'sun' holiday at the end of the month for my birthday.  Thankfully January has been ok again for me this year.
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Post by: ladyjennaj on 18 January 2012, 04:41:12 pm
Definitely! It's been quite quiet this month too ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 18 January 2012, 04:58:32 pm
I have done a couple of 'January Offers' to try and combat the predicted dry spell and I'm gettting a very good uptake from them.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 18 January 2012, 05:08:20 pm
Well I have cut right down to very part-time and occasional now, so I can only go on the strength of enquiries really. Begnning of this week was good, solid enquiries but today has been Timewaster and haggling central  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 18 January 2012, 05:13:10 pm
Well I have cut right down to very part-time and occasional now, so I can only go on the strength of enquiries really. Begnning of this week was good, solid enquiries but today has been Timewaster and haggling central  :-\

Ha yes I hate days like that, I had hagglers this way on my forehead yesterday I swear!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 18 January 2012, 06:46:50 pm
It's been fairly quiet this week, I usually see two or three people a day, and this week it has been down to one. I have also noticed a lot of hagglers, even a client who's tipped generously before tried to haggle on an overnight this week, which I agreed to, then cancelled as it was just to little notice, and I had a lot on the next day, regretting that now!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 18 January 2012, 08:10:35 pm
Monday was my timewaster day.  I had them all day and there was something wrong each time ::)

I wasn't blonde, I didn't do anal, I lived in the wrong area, I cost too much, blah, blah and blah.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 19 January 2012, 09:28:39 am
Tonnes of timewasters this week  ::) May turn the phone off over the weekend and start again next week!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 24 January 2012, 01:45:04 pm
Dead as a doorknob today.  No phone calls at all apart from a guy who booked yesterday for later today, confirming his appointment.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 24 January 2012, 03:21:26 pm
Is it the weather or what, I know it's a grey and rainy day, but surely the guys would want to snuggle up to somone today?  ;) I haven't had a single call, apart from two guys who booked, then cancelled 5 minutes later. So annoyed, I hate days like this!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 24 January 2012, 03:59:03 pm
It's Deadsville for me too.
I'm thinking perhaps the weather is putting a dampener on everyone.
All I've had is one regular; otherwise, just TW's, incl. the usual 'do u do shared content pics for profiles, and can we have sex on cam together too as we'll make loads of money'. 
Think I'm going to stop waiting for punters and spend the rest of the day working out instead.
STarting to go a bit brain dead to be honest. Not even CityVille can save me - been on there so much I've practically gone cross-eyed.  :P
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Post by: TSgirl on 24 January 2012, 04:10:36 pm
That time of the month. I'm sure it'll pick up after payday.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 24 January 2012, 04:18:53 pm
Is it the weather or what, I know it's a grey and rainy day,
You think thats bad.
The last week has been so cold, with no clients
that yesterday I sucked a guy off for free...
...
..
Just to get something warm in my stomach!  :o

Sorry! Old joke couldn't resist.  ;D
Pretty dead though.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 24 January 2012, 04:23:37 pm
Not even CityVille can save me - been on there so much I've practically gone cross-eyed.  :P
You need Modern Warfare 3., Multiplayer. (I'm on x-box)
I've had so much free time to play it,
that I've been using the hardest gun, most of the time
{Bolt-actioned sniper  rifle}
and getting quite reasonable with it.

God I'm bored!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TSgirl on 24 January 2012, 04:25:17 pm

You think thats bad.
The last week has been so cold, with no clients
that yesterday I sucked a guy off for free...
...
..
Just to get something warm in my stomach!  :o

Sorry! Old joke couldn't resist.  ;D
Pretty dead though.

Ewwwww! lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 24 January 2012, 04:30:16 pm
Well sods law is operating fully down here.  2pm comes and suddenly my phone goes a bit mad, everyone wanting the same or a similar time  >:(.  Still I manage to see one guy and have a longish booking at 5.30, that'll do me, don't wanna be greedy!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 24 January 2012, 04:42:07 pm
Quote from: JodieTs
[/quote
You need Modern Warfare 3., Multiplayer. (I'm on x-box)
I've had so much free time to play it,
that I've been using the hardest gun, most of the time
{Bolt-actioned sniper  rifle}
and getting quite reasonable with it.

God I'm bored!
Haha, thanks Jodie - been thinking of getting an x-box.
Not sure I need another addiction but your MW3 with sniper rifle sounds perfect ... I can see myself doing some real damage with that (err online of course) ...much better for pent up frustration, boredom, and dealing with tiresome twots :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 24 January 2012, 04:56:33 pm
Well sods law is operating fully down here.  2pm comes and suddenly my phone goes a bit mad, everyone wanting the same or a similar time  >:(.  Still I manage to see one guy and have a longish booking at 5.30, that'll do me, don't wanna be greedy!
Yay, good for you :) 
I find Sod's law operates a hell of a lot in this business. Either feast or famine.
Yeserday I had (case in point) two guys wanting to book for 5pm - except one of them had booked it when it was already gone quarter past 5... Err yeah OK. I can't do time travel just yet.
Bless 'em. Their brain is in the wrong place sometimes... :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 24 January 2012, 05:17:36 pm
Well sods law is operating fully down here

Mellow, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you were UP HERE in Scotland.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 24 January 2012, 05:37:26 pm
Not one call for 2 days  :(
payday next week  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 24 January 2012, 05:49:55 pm
Roll on payday IN FEBRUARY ......................... thats when things will start to pick up.  Be prepared for a rocky ride in February ......... it is normally WORSE THAN JANUARY.  :-[
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 24 January 2012, 05:58:37 pm
Quote
Roll on payday IN FEBRUARY ......................... thats when things will start to pick up.  Be prepared for a rocky ride in February ......... it is normally WORSE THAN JANUARY. 

Totally agree. I always take my holiday on February as it has proven to be the slowest time of the year. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 24 January 2012, 06:21:38 pm
Haha, that cracked me up Jodie!  :P

Roll on payday and men with no self control who'd rather see escorts than pay credit card bills  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TSgirl on 24 January 2012, 06:33:41 pm
Strangely, camming has been bril!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 24 January 2012, 06:37:46 pm
Well sods law is operating fully down here

Mellow, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you were UP HERE in Scotland.

Yes my friends know all about my wonky sense of direction, I am always saying things like that!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 24 January 2012, 06:53:19 pm
The only clients who have called have wanted bookings at times when my husband is here.

*sigh*

Sometimes I really wish I knew of another incall place near me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 01 February 2012, 04:01:34 pm
January wasn't that bad for me..........now this week has died a death.  Apart from of course the known TWs/Hagglers or worse, some of whom are constantly trying to ring me  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 01 February 2012, 04:10:57 pm
It's crazy at the moment, I can't fathom any kind of trend at all! I don't work every day and only see 1 maybe 2 guys a day when I do work preferring to do other stuff like going to the gym or going on cam LOL! Last week I had 1 cancellation and a 1.5hr booking which I thought would be a TW! He wasn't and for a 1st longish meeting it was fab! This week I started with 4 confirmed bookings, 1 had to cancel today but will be back and I could have had 3 on Friday but can only do 2! Grr!

I only started the camming properly this week and that's just as crazy, Monday was a great day, averaging ?100 per hour! Yesterday was dire and only ?25 per hour but today has been mental again!! ?150 per hour!!! I actually really love my job right now!  8)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 02 February 2012, 02:50:40 pm
January has been soooo slow, but it started to pick up again a few days ago  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 02 February 2012, 03:14:25 pm
Quote
January wasn't that bad for me..........now this week has died a death.  Apart from of course the known TWs/Hagglers or worse, some of whom are constantly trying to ring me 

Same here. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JennyJazz87 on 02 February 2012, 03:49:25 pm
Two short bookings and one long booking today, and only one time waster.

Yesterday I had three hour long bookings and four fecking time wasters.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 02 February 2012, 04:21:24 pm
I've been fine, but women's problems stopped me middle of the week - very unusual for me! Had to cancel all bookings yesterday, there were a few grumbles as I had several clients asking me for bookings, not understanding (a) I was originally already booked and, (b) that I'd cancelled everything and was officially out of action.

Found out I possibly have a refund coming from somewhere so it's not all bad, and a day or two off hasn't hurt.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 02 February 2012, 07:50:49 pm
I agree! Christmas was pretty hectic for me, so I've enjoyed the time off :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Oriana on 02 February 2012, 10:33:03 pm
January has been thankfully pretty quiet till now; now 6 messages/emails in 2 days and all of them want to see me immediately. It is not full moon yet, right?  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 03 February 2012, 12:59:28 am
Dead today.  My only potential didn't confirm.

It hasn't helped that I've been having trouble with my husband for the last four days :-\

He's away for the next few days but I'm not anticipating much joy in the work front :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 05 February 2012, 11:27:47 pm
Snow always ruins work for me  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BBW_Cora on 06 February 2012, 12:48:07 pm
Snow always ruins work for me  ::)

Same here, think I will get webcamming tonight!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 06 February 2012, 01:17:40 pm
last week was a bad week for me was great on run upto xmas which i thought was strange...but been dead since! spose ill have to sit tight
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 06 February 2012, 01:46:32 pm
Busy here today but they are all wanting the same times - 10am or 3pm for some reason! Pity I can't split myself in half/three/four bits! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BBW_Cora on 06 February 2012, 02:11:44 pm
Busy here today but they are all wanting the same times - 10am or 3pm for some reason! Pity I can't split myself in half/three/four bits! x

I hate when that happens, I have had a few calls now from guys who all want to see me within the 2 hour slot that I have a driving lesson. Sods law!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dani on 06 February 2012, 02:37:20 pm
I had a lot of time off recently and missed lots of bookings.  I dont find it any quieter than normal but find I am the one having problems answering my phone.  It is hard to get back into the right frame of mind after not working for so long.  Everytime my phone rings and its not a reg I am just like "oh I cant be bothered".  I need a kick up the arse I think
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 06 February 2012, 02:55:11 pm
I've been quite busy considering the snow, it's strange but definitely no complaints!  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 06 February 2012, 04:14:02 pm
I've been quite busy considering the snow, it's strange but definitely no complaints!  ;)

Snow brings my activities to a halt, many clients travel on rural roads to visit me. I do have plenty of other things to keep me busy though, as usual!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: VioletValentine on 06 February 2012, 05:56:21 pm
Been slower than usual for me since the new year, but definitely picking up again now :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Emelie on 06 February 2012, 08:22:33 pm
My January was really busy, but now it's gone really quiet the past week, had lots of people cancel and not many emails coming through :/
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 06 February 2012, 11:25:52 pm
January felt really quiet.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 07 February 2012, 06:46:27 pm
Normally get an hour per week, even through january. Nothing in nearly ten days...epic fail!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 08 February 2012, 12:42:10 pm
I've been having the frustration of having my monthly break and the phone being really busy. My first day back and I slept in and missed 5 calls in an hour >_< Still, a booking already today with one of my regulars. God bless students and their lack of snow-vulnerable cars!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 09 February 2012, 12:44:05 pm
I'm afraid of posting how busy I am because I always fear the HMR is checking on us  (No that I have anything to fear or hide. ..pleeazze!) 

Paranoia anyone? lol!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 09 February 2012, 02:04:10 pm
I'm still quiet. :(
At the recommendation of other girls in Manchester I have reduced my rates to fall in line (they have done this to help me out, and have been very helpful in other ways to).  I have popped up a special offer for Jan and Feb, and still no one is biting.
I know working in Manchester is hard as there are so many parlours that indies are trying to compete. But for me I feel I'm worth a little more. The guys in Manchester are spoilt for choice and I don't get a look in. 
I have managed to scrape together some money to do a tour (this has taken me quite a while to save), so I'm really hoping that it works out as I still cannot afford to pay for advertising yet.  I've been indie for 8 months now and it's a real hard struggle, but I'm stubborn and refuse to give up (unless of course the work completely dried up and there were no other options left for me working as an indie). I'm just hoping it will pay off soon.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jessie19 on 09 February 2012, 05:04:40 pm
hey,u aren't only one,for me been quiet over 2 weeks and i dont know what do to anymore,is there something wrong with my profile?or what?just dont know where i should go and what do to:( really sad and everyday just hope and hope but nothing..maybe u girls know how to change things even little better?all rent and bills need to pay but...with what:S
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 09 February 2012, 06:16:06 pm
I'm sure it's that quiet time of year, where everyone struggles. I haven't been busy, but I'm not totally dead either.  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 09 February 2012, 06:19:36 pm
I have maintained on avarage 1 client a week for the last 8 months.  Jun, Jul, Aug, Jan and Feb have been no different than any other month for me.  It's that time of the month and I'm feeling sorry for myself.  I'll get over it and continue to plug myself  :FF ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 09 February 2012, 06:30:27 pm
The combination of the dreaded February along with the freezing weather is deadly! Last week was bad, this one has been just about ok. I got a part time job as I usually see clients in the afternoon, so I have enough money coming in to cover rent, but my phone is not ringing off the hook like it did in December and early January. Roll on spring!
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Post by: jessie19 on 09 February 2012, 06:34:46 pm
same here,feeling also sorry about myself..but trying to look good side,it cant go any worse...hopefully
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 09 February 2012, 08:13:44 pm
A friend and I were talking earlier. 

A couple of years ago if we saw only 3 guys in one day/each day of the week then we were having a bad day.  Nowadays three bookings a day is good, but that is just because so many girls have come into the business.  In Scotland the number of escorts have gone up by 300% minimum, so what chance have we got.  Its not the easy job it was when I started in the business five years ago. :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EbonyCharm on 09 February 2012, 10:48:02 pm
actually im the opposite ive actually had a good January which i was very happy with as i thought i may get the january blues that everybody speaks of.. and i just finished my monthly cycle and already got a few bookings scheduled from tomrw onwards.

but its all a big waiting game i suppose

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 09 February 2012, 10:56:37 pm
A friend and I were talking earlier. 

A couple of years ago if we saw only 3 guys in one day/each day of the week then we were having a bad day.  Nowadays three bookings a day is good, but that is just because so many girls have come into the business.  In Scotland the number of escorts have gone up by 300% minimum, so what chance have we got.  Its not the easy job it was when I started in the business five years ago. :(

Recession is biting hard. I think this year is worse than last already :( Last January I was still a parlour girl and I remember there suddenly being a huge amount of new girls starting in the industry. I don't think many stuck around as they had the impression they'd be raking it in right away. Unfortunately they started at the wrong time. But even still a fair few grinned and bared it. It'll pick up again soon though. Fingers crossed x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 09 February 2012, 11:13:45 pm
Day 10, 11.10pm in the Big Whore House.

Red is in the diary room.

'No jobs for me for 11 days. Starting to go crazy - whether through lack of sex, or lack of money - or both!'
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Post by: Daisy_ on 09 February 2012, 11:16:56 pm
Day 10, 11.10pm in the Big Whore House.

Red is in the diary room.

'No jobs for me for 11 days. Starting to go crazy - whether through lack of sex, or lack of money - or both!'

This really made me giggle  ;D I'm definitely in there with you.
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Post by: jessie19 on 10 February 2012, 12:21:59 am
hopefully it gets better soon!
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Post by: Coty on 10 February 2012, 01:49:51 am
Day 10, 11.10pm in the Big Whore House.

Red is in the diary room.

'No jobs for me for 11 days. Starting to go crazy - whether through lack of sex, or lack of money - or both!'

lol...meeee toooo!
Ran out of people to borrow off too...and god knows how I'll pay everyone back who I have borrowed from! Even been applying for civvy street jobs!  :-X
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kinky Starlet on 10 February 2012, 02:59:58 am
Yep feeling it here too.

On the plus side though, my winter plumage is looking magnificent! I shall be sorry to see it go when then next booking comes in! I love not having to preen and pluck and wax daily when it's quiet!

The down side is I don't have a TV so I do get bored in the evenings.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Amber Sweetpetite on 10 February 2012, 07:16:41 am
They say February is the worst month for business all round. People have paid off their Christmas credit card bills at the end of January and also self employed people have their tax to pay at the end of January. Plus the weather doesn't help.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MissThang on 10 February 2012, 09:45:00 am
And they say Dec is bad cos of run up to Xmas, and Jan is bad cos of post Xmas. One bloody day knacks 3 months of business! If anyone says March (for Xmas or any other reason) is bad I'll cry  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JulietteTV on 11 February 2012, 03:13:46 pm

Only two clients this week although I missed Monday and much of Tuesday I didn't think it would make much of a difference, was hoping today might bring a few in but sadly no.

Both were nice and was quite happy to see them but hardly a week's money between a one hour and 30 minute booking...

More than a few let downs and last minute cancellations, one character turned up an hour later than agreed then accused me of being rude to ask for the cash so quickly sent him packing!

Last week felt really quiet but turned out okay earnings wise at the end of it, little more than an hour each day actually working but enough for it to seem worthwhile.

So many people wanting to see what they can get out of a conversation as a free sex fix this week though! Its hard not to sound off-putting and unaccomodating saying check the website when they seem to expect graphic sex chat, and a lot of these I don't know when I'll finish work types so will call later (!?) - what you don't even know your own working hours? 'I've just been to the bank and don't have any money', 30 minutes before the booking...Perfect.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 11 February 2012, 10:41:32 pm
Really quiet for me too - been in a new-picture-posting frenzy hoping it would make a difference but it hasn't.  Really sucks, been deadsville for over a week.
Glad I came on here as I thought maybe I had some disease everyone knew about, I'm feeling a bit relieved to know i'm not the only one struggling.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jessie19 on 12 February 2012, 01:47:09 am
just cant wait when it's finally gets better:S
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JulietteTV on 12 February 2012, 11:55:01 am
Really quiet for me too - been in a new-picture-posting frenzy hoping it would make a difference but it hasn't.  Really sucks, been deadsville for over a week.
Glad I came on here as I thought maybe I had some disease everyone knew about, I'm feeling a bit relieved to know i'm not the only one struggling.

I'm wondering if having too many pics up on a profile only encourages the timewasters?
I've been tempted to put some more up but maybe it just ends up as masturbation material for the fantasists?! My gallery is pretty big as it is, perhaps too large but I thought a range of images would be useful. 
I often get callers complimenting me on my pics but seems as if they just enjoy hearing the voice behind what they've seen on my profile...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 12 February 2012, 02:06:43 pm
Oddly enough, I took alot of my pictures down, and it didn't really affect business at all. ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 13 February 2012, 06:05:53 am
Quote from: Juliette
I'm wondering if having too many pics up on a profile only encourages the timewasters?
I've been tempted to put some more up but maybe it just ends up as masturbation material for the fantasists?! My gallery is pretty big as it is, perhaps too large but I thought a range of images would be useful. 
I often get callers complimenting me on my pics but seems as if they just enjoy hearing the voice behind what they've seen on my profile...
You do definitely have a point there - I can see the pics might enourage guys to take matters into 'their own hands' so to speak, and when it's all over, not bothering with a real life meet. So you do have a point.

However, I don't think my problem is pic overload as I have 8 in my free gallery and 13 in my private gallery, which is not a huge number.

Luckily, in the last couple of days things have suddenly picked up & thankfully I have some good solid bookings set up for this week ... Peaks and troughs, this business.  Keeps us out of mischief I guess! ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 14 February 2012, 12:19:36 pm
Yesterday was utterly dead and I have a feeling today will be as well. Rather panicked, so very poor at the moment. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 14 February 2012, 12:25:00 pm
It just gets better.   :FF I'm supposed to be doing incalls this Thurs and had 3 potential bookings, and one by one today they have all cancelled.  So I've decided to cancel the hotel and not bother.  I was taking pills this week to prevent coming on so I could do them, but might as well just get my period out of the way and just try and concentrate on getting work in for next week. Pah!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 14 February 2012, 12:52:07 pm
Urgh, that's rubbish Dexi. I had a day last week where one guy turned up, half an hour late, said his wife was coming home and left at once. Got another half hour booking that day, guy turns up, half an hour late again, asks how much it is. Says it is too expensive, leaves, having given me a pair of gloves, "so at least I got something out of it". Grrr...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sexytania58 on 14 February 2012, 12:56:50 pm
Lol Ruby hope they come handy then ey!
Its all over I suppose I have tried painting my nails,doing the washing Ironing,watching paint dry basically Everything done,all the time in the world on my hands and still nothing.
Oh well lets see how the next couple weeks goes
(Back to the garage punching the bags)  :-*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 14 February 2012, 01:37:39 pm
Urgh, that's rubbish Dexi. I had a day last week where one guy turned up, half an hour late, said his wife was coming home and left at once. Got another half hour booking that day, guy turns up, half an hour late again, asks how much it is. Says it is too expensive, leaves, having given me a pair of gloves, "so at least I got something out of it". Grrr...

It sounds like your day was worse.  At least I didn't lose out on paying for a hotel as they had all let me know in good time, but to turn up on the day and say the wife's coming home and you're too expensive is just taking the p***.  As you say, at least you got some gloves out of it.  Thank heavens for small mercies eh!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 14 February 2012, 06:37:31 pm
Strangly enough I have been consistently busy and even had a record week 2 weeks ago so no complaints right now Bristol is treating me well at the moment - fingers crossed it will keep doing so x  If not time to hit the sunny shores of Goa! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 14 February 2012, 08:35:09 pm
To the ladies finding it quiet (and what each individual means by quiet is different, don't forget!) remember that it's half term week in a lot of places, and the February half term is notorious for being the worst week of the year.

I've just got back from eleven days touring and aren't planning on bothering much this week (and I don't work much at home anyway), but I think it's safe to say that having high expectations for the next few days is pretty much a waste of time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 14 February 2012, 09:04:50 pm
Still nothing, except a half hour on Friday. Taking my number off AW as of tomorrow, cba having randomers call when I cant see their feed back.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 15 February 2012, 10:35:00 am
It's picked up in  South London, thank god  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: curvygrace on 16 February 2012, 02:59:13 pm
i think all the guys are feeling all loved up at home, since i have had no work solid for 3 days!!! iv even put my punternet ad back up!

grrr

anyone else?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 16 February 2012, 07:23:03 pm
Yes I think valentines day throws a spanner in the works so to speak.  I had bookings on valentines day with a lovelly regular client and a few last minute bookings also but yesterday was the first day when no bookings at all since May last year - and today has been ok but not as busy as normal.  I think next year a holiday in Feb is called for!

Get the kids back to school and bit of sunshine and they will all be out looking for some fun x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 16 February 2012, 07:34:42 pm
ive done pretty good this week since getting back from holiday last week  -  phone is quite but no tws and lots of regs booking  -  but ive been away from bristol  for  almost 2 months so its mainly regs and a few newbies  -   valentines day was quiet just a few regs in the daytime but yesterday and today have been good
You have to all remember its half term this week and its feb and febs always a slow sloggish month as a rule   to be fair as amy said whats busy to one would be dead to other and whats dead for some would be busy

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sorbet on 20 February 2012, 11:17:04 am
Just moaning that I've had my first experience of complete deadness the last week or so. My phone has hardly rang! Usually I'll have at least 2 bookings a day no problem, and a lot of phonecalls and bookings, but all last week I must have seen about 4 people :/ Booking for today had to cancel, and argh! Just so annoying! I got a phone call last night at 9.30pm, by which time i'd mentally finished and was eating dinner so couldn't take it! Now I'm having to just make my self ready for anytime, just incase! The phone just isn't ringing! I hope this ends soon :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 February 2012, 11:25:35 am
its been the same for me hun beging of last week was dead then i had 2 days of timewasters booking and not turning up grrrrrrrrrr sat waiting to see if my 12 pm turns up ( not holding my breath) just want my phone to ring nowwwwwwww
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sorbet on 20 February 2012, 11:39:16 am
I knowww!!! RING NOWWW!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 20 February 2012, 11:50:34 am
It was similar last year at this time of year valentines day followed by half term followed by the end of the month all this on top of them all getting their credit cards  from Christmas and utility bills in middle of Feb.  Hopefully it will pick up beginning of March.  I have also been quieter then usual but still plodding on steady but slow.  I always think to myself although I am quieter it is better than sitting in an office all week for minimum pay and I am lucky enough to do the day job from home.  Nexy year in Feb I am definately goiong away for the month as it is the slowest month of the year for me.

Roll on March and get them kiddies back to school!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 February 2012, 12:06:15 pm
well doesnt look like my 12pm turning up  :FF :'( and im sat bored waiting for the phone no fair arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 20 February 2012, 12:20:47 pm
Ah Wendy they are gits sometimes - I wonder if they do this on purpose!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 February 2012, 12:45:01 pm
kristina id say this last week atleast 70% of my bookings have been timewasters and twats wish i knew were they lived id get my revenge lol so frustrating especcially when its quiet like this xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sorbet on 20 February 2012, 12:46:30 pm
I've just done a 'limited special offer' thingy just in the hope that I'll get some calls!! I hate being so cheapp :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 February 2012, 12:49:13 pm
ive done that before only problem i had was when i took it off ppl still tried to get me at discount rate and couldnt understand the term SPECIAL OFFER freakin idiots
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 20 February 2012, 04:59:03 pm
I haven't had a lot, but to be honest I haven't been trying.  I woke up this morning determined to work all day, only to throw up my breakfast ::)

Tomorrow maybe.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: wendyanne on 20 February 2012, 05:01:26 pm
aww hope your better soon eva

hugs xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lovelyjubblies on 22 February 2012, 06:03:30 pm
Gees, it is super quiet for me in Scotland at the mo. The phone hasn't rung in 2 days and It's been weeks since my last appointment. Not sure how much longer I can go on like this, really relying on it picking up in March or I'll be hanging up my hold ups for a civvy street job ::o
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 24 February 2012, 05:53:25 pm
Today nothing but TWs/idiots/cheapskates/creeps.  I've given up and have a large glass of vino in front of me!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 24 February 2012, 11:28:18 pm
It's been dead for most of February, but just picked up the last few days, thank god  :-\ Jan and Feb are always the worst!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 28 February 2012, 11:02:08 am
Ive had one half an hour booking this month. Absolutely ridiculous! Admittedly I only do outcalls, but with this low a rate of bookings I cant even look at booking a hotel or going on a tour

Crazy!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 28 February 2012, 11:33:52 am
I'm back at work having recovered from a 2 week migraine (grrr) and yesterday was dead. Then again, Mondays always are with me so hopefully today will bring at least something in. End of the month is the worst. Quiet and the rent is due!
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Post by: La-lique on 28 February 2012, 03:15:17 pm
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Post by: RoxyBlu on 28 February 2012, 04:49:40 pm
I have to agree with La-lique, when it comes to AW, content is king! Every time I add new pics or videos I get a flurry of emails and make a few credits at the same time, not all of the emails turn to bookings but it certainly helps. x



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sahrbear on 28 February 2012, 05:01:52 pm
Good luck with things picking up girls! I'm sure now that Spring is starting, the boys (and girls) will come out to play :).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 28 February 2012, 06:03:11 pm
To buy a new camera I need money and someone to take photos of me...easier said than done when my part time day wages barely cover rent, bills etc :( had offers from a friend To do pics so will take her up on that I think. Thanks for the advice :)

Edited to correct typos! ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 28 February 2012, 06:23:56 pm
Rent is coming up here too, but work has picked up a bit! Added some new pics, put myself as available today and have been bumping my profile continiously, it definitely helped :P Had one booking yesterday and two today which is good for me as I work part time, so not available before 3pm on weekdays. Payday this week too, so hopefully next week should be good!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 28 February 2012, 06:38:44 pm
This job used to be so easy.
The mix of genuine clients/repeat clients / enquiries / timer-wasters /
repeat enquiry over and over, from same wanker
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 29 February 2012, 09:43:47 pm
Well today has been manic. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come now we are out of the dead season. Fingers crossed, eh.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 29 February 2012, 10:31:35 pm
It has been crazy for me also this last week, I cannot make an appointment with myself right now!  Take the rough with the smooth!  Enjoy it while I can
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 29 February 2012, 11:17:35 pm
Well January was totally dead for me, and but it's been busy recently, thank goodness  :-X The industry has definitely changed. I've been doing this for nearly 4 years now, and the amount of timewasters has bloody doubled lately *sigh!*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jessie19 on 02 March 2012, 01:42:00 pm
for me is still dead,rent coming and not even single call:( dont know what im doing wrong...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 02 March 2012, 11:09:58 pm
for me is still dead,rent coming and not even single call:( dont know what im doing wrong...
In truth nothing.
Unless you are 1. current  (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9057898/Chancellors-austerity-measures-causing-UK-lasting-damage-NIESR-warns.html) the or former (http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=8874) chancellor,
2. Fred (the shred) Goodwin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Goodwin) or
3. Bernard L. Madoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madoff_investment_scandal)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JulietteTV on 02 March 2012, 11:31:43 pm

Don't know what happened to this week. Only a one-hour booking on Monday and since then nothing but timewasters and dithering questioners...
Last week wasn't out of this world but steady enough to call it worthwhile.
What the hell have I done wrong!?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 02 March 2012, 11:56:22 pm
Prob nothing, see above post.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 03 March 2012, 01:20:38 pm
I think I'm going to tart up my AW, though I genuinely don't enjoy that site.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 03 March 2012, 03:05:47 pm
It is quieter than normal, and there's an army of TWs out there atm :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 05 March 2012, 12:25:26 pm
I think I'm going to tart up my AW, though I genuinely don't enjoy that site.
Where are all the men  ??? Well at least it's motivating me to do lots of new pictures and work on the site. As for AW it's been updating, if only to give the TWs something new to look at  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 05 March 2012, 10:56:12 pm
turned my phone off for one and a half hours - six phone calls. More calls than i got all weekend!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 07 March 2012, 11:35:12 pm
turned my phone off for one and a half hours - six phone calls. More calls than i got all weekend!

Typical! I went out on Monday night and came home to 7 missed calls  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sahrbear on 08 March 2012, 09:15:24 am
It's sloowwwwww. And a catch 22, I want better photos and a site to get more clients, but need more clients to pay for said photos and better site.

 :-\

Men, men come out and play!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 08 March 2012, 11:57:14 am
Well I turned my phone off for a job interview...and indeed it is sods law...however I got the job! ;D

Alot of time wasters and car meeting men around. Humph!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 09 March 2012, 12:44:51 pm
I've been advertising incalls for today for a few weeks now, and I've had one call from a withheld number today.  Hotel is now cancelled, and it'll be just sods law that they'll all start ringing now.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 09 March 2012, 05:21:05 pm
Well I turned my phone off for a job interview...and indeed it is sods law...however I got the job! ;D

Fabulous! :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 09 March 2012, 11:50:38 pm
Well I turned my phone off for a job interview...and indeed it is sods law...however I got the job! ;D

Alot of time wasters and car meeting men around. Humph!

Congrats hun.
xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 10 March 2012, 01:15:33 am
I was pretty busy on February (which took me by surprise to be honest cause it's always the slowest month for me) and I'm noticing  March  slower. Has March become the new February?I was talking with a regular today -who owns a restaurant- and he  was experiencing the same thing.

The economy has become a bit weird and unpredictable nowadays.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 10 March 2012, 02:03:43 pm
I have no idea to be honest I think people are just nervous about spending their cash.  I have an average Feb then last week was a manic week then a rather slow / average week this week.  Lets see what spring and summer brings???  The guys are so un predictable anything can happen!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 10 March 2012, 03:31:31 pm
just thought of sacking escorting off completely or moving away to re-invent urself? its so slow up here in hull its a joke!! its over run with parlours for one thing and chuck aw in the mix and it makes me dizzy!

ive not had 1 call since weds, and had 2 half hr jobs, but didnt have anything at all sat-tues! its starting to really get me down and wonder where i am going wrong?

im originally from kent and thinking more and more about moving back, altho i dunno what it would be like for work and im sure theres just as many girls there if not more!

im going outta my mind with stressing and over thinking so any help or advice will be a god send!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 10 March 2012, 03:58:35 pm
Hi Cherry

I don't think its anything you are doing that is causing you to not have a lot of bookings.  A friend of mine only did one booking all last week.  Times are dire and with joe soap and everyone else jumping on the band wagon it is only making it harder for everyone including themselves.

Due to my age I have cut down my hours and have been touring so I can't really say what 'normal' is now but I dont think its any different from the north of scotland to the south of england.  Many established escorts are now considering looking for 'normal' jobs and that is sad.  :(

Bottom line though is up to you but I wouldnt go uprooting myself with all the costs before I found out that the work was definitely going to be better where I was planning on moving to, and question is, how can we really find out  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 10 March 2012, 04:04:39 pm
Thanks dexi!!

I booked a tour on AW to do heathrow...and had no queries or anything so didnt bother with the hotel, cancelled the whole thing...forgot to take it off aw and I got a phonecall from a last minute booker wanting a quickie ... ::)
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Post by: Cherry-D on 10 March 2012, 04:25:46 pm
yeah i know its hard everywhere just though tthat mayb down south its a bit better than up here..probably not tho! im just running out of ideas on what to do!  ???i have new pics done every other week, my rates have been lowered to compete with everyone else and still nowt!

everyday i look on aw there are more and more girls popping up! i would tour but being in a crap situation work wise isnt providing the funds to tour so catch 22! :FF :FF :FF

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 10 March 2012, 04:46:26 pm
March does seem to have quietened down for me as well so far, I'm working today though on a day off to make up for it! Bit of a pain as I'm having to rely on my babysitter but the first guy this afternoon was really sweet and even gave me extra to say thank you for going out on a limb! The next one is a dinner date in town (5mins away) which is my first but that'll certainly help up my takings! Doesn't sound like a TW either which is always a bonus!  ;D
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Post by: Rosa on 11 March 2012, 07:39:29 am
I'm finding March busy ;D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 11 March 2012, 03:02:24 pm
A fellow escort friend says she thinks AW is dead on its feet.Have been on there a couple of years and I averaged 5-6 phone calls a day and could of worked everyday in the past.Now its gone from that to rather quiet,to really very very quiet.I am still hoping we are just rather slowly being dragged out of the jan/feb lull,another couple of weeks,and def by April and after Easter,if its still quiet then, I will start worrying.

I used tobe on NA and considering going back,are there any other NA members here?if so,is it any busier?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 11 March 2012, 03:30:59 pm
whats NA? ive not had 1 call since weds! usually have a few enquiries at least but nothing!
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Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 11 March 2012, 04:09:10 pm
whats NA? ive not had 1 call since weds! usually have a few enquiries at least but nothing!

Probably 'Northern Angels' Cherry.
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Post by: figa98 on 11 March 2012, 04:13:50 pm
Sorry yes Northern Angels,was rather expensive 60 a month,but did attract the wealthier client and longer bookings x
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Post by: strawberry on 11 March 2012, 04:32:40 pm
Sorry yes Northern Angels,was rather expensive 60 a month,but did attract the wealthier client and longer bookings x

I'm on Northern Angels and I don't actually find this is necessarily true. The site does appear to attract a couple of dodgy clients, and my first couple of bookings from there were not from what you'd class as 'wealthy' clients at all both were of little or no income, and both badgered me continuously for discount and bb. Status doesn't necessarily bother me, as long as a person is respectful and we get along.  I have had some better quality bookings since then although none admitted to being 'members',  they say found me on NA via google since the directory has a high ranking.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 11 March 2012, 05:46:04 pm
I guess everyones experience's are different.Personally I got longer bookings on NA,esp if you can get in the "click" or whatever you call it.How do you find it now a days Strawberry?
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Post by: strawberry on 11 March 2012, 08:05:36 pm
I guess everyones experience's are different.Personally I got longer bookings on NA,esp if you can get in the "click" or whatever you call it.How do you find it now a days Strawberry?

Yep it does appear quick cliquey. To be honest no one has mentioned NA when booking me for about 3 months now, so don't know if I'm getting any bookings from there or not! Meantime guys are mentioning AW, Pnet, Plink etc....I'll still carry on with NA but I am a little disillusioned with it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 12 March 2012, 12:11:36 am
I've been getting more work through BBW Escorts and George McCoys book than anything else this month!
AW is dead.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 12 March 2012, 09:04:00 am
Anyone using Vivastreet?think its varies depending where you are.Am in Manchester,am sure it used to be free x
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Post by: strawberry on 12 March 2012, 09:15:37 am
Anyone using Vivastreet?think its varies depending where you are.Am in Manchester,am sure it used to be free x

I've tried VS on and off, probably get 1 or 2 bookings for the 1 month period I usually advertise in. Used to be free but now it's ?29.99 and you are very restricted with the wording and pics - basically nothing sexy, has to have your head in it and you cannot mention services or prices. I get a lot of 'masuesse' enquiries which is either because the guys are looking for massage with HR, or because they believe 'Escort' is non-sexual (which we all know 99% are not). I'd be interested if anyone knows how I can word my ad on there to indicate I do more than hold hands and chit chat, whilst adhering to their strict wording rules!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 12 March 2012, 09:53:28 am
Thanks Strawberry,maybe try describing yourself as adventurous,very open minded,living an alternative lifestyle lol,ok maybe not that one.I'll have a think.Might try it for a month as AW not getting any better x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 12 March 2012, 11:20:08 am
Anyone using Vivastreet?think its varies depending where you are.Am in Manchester,am sure it used to be free x

I've tried VS on and off, probably get 1 or 2 bookings for the 1 month period I usually advertise in. Used to be free but now it's ?29.99 and you are very restricted with the wording and pics - basically nothing sexy, has to have your head in it and you cannot mention services or prices. I get a lot of 'masuesse' enquiries which is either because the guys are looking for massage with HR, or because they believe 'Escort' is non-sexual (which we all know 99% are not). I'd be interested if anyone knows how I can word my ad on there to indicate I do more than hold hands and chit chat, whilst adhering to their strict wording rules!

What I did was look at a lot of ads in the same area as me and then worded my ad accordingly.  It is difficult to word it so that they cant reject it, but so that you can get accross what you do, but not impossible.

I don't get a vast amount of bookings from there and what I do find is that most guys booking via Viva are pretty clueless (due at least in part to the way you have to word the ads), and quite often I get asked for a massage service.  I don't mind as I do also offer that.

You don't have to show your face - my picture is full length but cut off so most of my face doesnt show, and they allowed that.
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Post by: EvaBeeva on 13 March 2012, 12:44:07 am
How does PLink work?  The only Plink I've found is American and wants a bank card before I've even gone in!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 13 March 2012, 07:35:52 am
How does PLink work?  The only Plink I've found is American and wants a bank card before I've even gone in!

Punterlink.co.uk or Punterlink.com should take you to a site which is definitely free to access, and has a free directory/classifieds section with the option to upgrade to a paid listing.
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Post by: EvaBeeva on 13 March 2012, 12:41:45 pm
Thank you :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 13 March 2012, 05:11:40 pm
Has someone snuck an extra half term holiday in Scotland this week?  >:(

Its the quietest week I've had all year, my phone has hardly rung, one one hour booking yesterday and one massage booking today, thats it.

Oh and a ton of VivaIdiots  :FF  Doesn't help that theres been a huge increase of new girls in my area; lot of the profiles look suss......many sound similar, same rates, and created on the same day.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 13 March 2012, 05:20:08 pm
Pretty quiet in London too this week, last week was quiet, this week is dead!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 13 March 2012, 05:34:16 pm
same here in hull, was dead last week and done an hr and half hr yesterday thats it!

i had to check to see if my number was showing on sites i use...and it was...so got a new fone in case thats playing up...nope! just dead lol :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 13 March 2012, 06:53:01 pm
I was busy(ish) last week.  I just had to turn a job down as it was at a time I wasn't available *sigh*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 13 March 2012, 07:56:38 pm
Not brilliant in Bristol for the first time in as long as I can remember I had a weekday evening to myself!!! What has happened out there??? :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 13 March 2012, 07:57:55 pm
When the phone has been ringing it has been TW!!!  :FF :FF Picked up a little this afternoon and evening though
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 13 March 2012, 08:24:46 pm
Funny you should say that as i was up there last week and it was quite  still did ok but no wher near as good as usual 
im staying at home now for the next  6 weeks untill i go to norway and sweden in april  as it fairly steady at home for me and i want to spend some time with my doggies 

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Has someone snuck an extra half term holiday in Scotland this week?  >:(

Its the quietest week I've had all year, my phone has hardly rung, one one hour booking yesterday and one massage booking today, thats it.

Oh and a ton of VivaIdiots  :FF  Doesn't help that theres been a huge increase of new girls in my area; lot of the profiles look suss......many sound similar, same rates, and created on the same day.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 14 March 2012, 02:37:16 pm
Dead dead dead  >:(

And the reason - a HUGE number of new girls in my area offering the hour for ?80, how can I compete with that  :FF

I have my suspicions at least some of these girls are not here of their own free will :(

I am advertising everywhere I can think of too  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 14 March 2012, 02:46:46 pm
Very quiet today, just had a booking for this afternoon and he wants to leave feedback. fingers crossed sounds genuine.
working thursday and will have to do sat evening too. work in town also so will be on the redbull for days to come!!!!
hope you all get busy and keep safe.
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Phoenix on 14 March 2012, 06:24:46 pm
I am having the quietest few weeks since I began Escorting almost 3 years ago.

I still get calls, but they are of low quality ( too young/ sounding ill/ can't supply a hotel room phone number etc ) and after 9pm when I simply can't be bothered to put me suzzies on and drive an hour to the nearest city to see if they are any better than they sound..

This is a pity because the last Client I had ( 10 days ago ) turned out to be a really horrible man and so the longer I go without seeing someone nice again, the harder it becomes. I am already at that stage of it feeling really weird again..( to do what we do! ;) )

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 14 March 2012, 06:34:52 pm
Seeing a few regulars today and had a booking earlier. Was dead yesterday, and today I've had to turn down two bookings. Hopefully things are looking up!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Phoenix on 15 March 2012, 06:44:10 am
Well, after posting last night, my very best regular called to request a visit and, for the first time in weeks when he called, it wasn't on a day I was freelancing with my other job.

 Very happy to visit him and be reminded why I still do this  :)

Now all I need is my other lovely regulars to come out of hibernation and feel a gentle stirring.

 C'mon guys, It's nearly Spring!... ;)
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Post by: strawberry on 15 March 2012, 07:21:32 am
After a steady January, quiet Feb I often find March busy.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 15 March 2012, 10:52:28 am
In my experience - and many others on AW - if this is your main place for advertising - the first two years will be fruitful but after that things seem to sort of wean away slowly.  Work DOES come in but usually after the two years it is a lot less as guys start to move on to the 'new' and 'newer' femmes.  :(  You really got to keep on the ball and re-inventing yourself as in services etc in order to keep the guys interested.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 15 March 2012, 11:20:24 am
would it be a good idea setting up new aw profile? ive said somewhere else im think8ng of relocating, but i have 96 positive ratings and dont wanna go deleting profiles if its not necessary  ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 March 2012, 05:29:31 pm
Woiw another slow start to the week........I mean last week it gradually picked up after Wednesday, but jeez I'm so bored!  One 30 minute booking all day.

So I decided a trip to M&S was vital to my wellbeing (its only down the road) to get some cream scones (yum) and feeling very lazy......got a lovely dinner too..........
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 19 March 2012, 05:35:39 pm
me too! eaten a full tub of choc philly! :P just to past time..bored out of my brains..no expences even covered..working for free so far..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 19 March 2012, 05:47:37 pm
Yup glass of vino now and dinner.......then whats the betting I get a genuine caller.

Oh I've had plenty of calls.......from previous TWs/Hagglers, new TWs/Hagglers; and lets not forget the guys who continuously try and call from private numbers......
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 19 March 2012, 06:52:55 pm
not a sausage here for days, i did have a few bookings last week all half hrs....so decided to go get an early shower and laze around im my PJ's....to have a few missed calls wen i look at phone! :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 19 March 2012, 07:03:30 pm
Have got a little busier this week,least the phone is ringing again,it hasn't much for what seems like weeks.I am getting lots of calls after 10pm,from experience they are not ALWAYS time wasters late on,but I just cannot be bothered getting ready at that time of night,why couldn't they at least give us a couple of hours notice x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 19 March 2012, 07:19:31 pm
i just totally lose the motivation by then..the only way i see late is if i been mega busy(hardly ever)which is strange..cus it should be other way round!!
the worse im doing the less likey i am to work harder!strange but true... ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 19 March 2012, 07:41:28 pm
i just totally lose the motivation by then..the only way i see late is if i been mega busy(hardly ever)which is strange..cus it should be other way round!!
the worse im doing the less likey i am to work harder!strange but true... ???

snap!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Frankie on 19 March 2012, 08:54:38 pm
Sounds like some of you need to diversify into other income streams. No smart businesswoman should have all her eggs in one basket. Just my pennys worth. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 19 March 2012, 09:07:26 pm
i think of nothing else..just wish the good old days were back!5 bookings a day no problem.. didnt even have to worry..x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 19 March 2012, 10:34:12 pm
I missed two today as my husband was home.

I will miss tomorrow as well as I'll be out of town and probably missing hundreds of calls.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 20 March 2012, 06:53:59 am
Sounds like some of you need to diversify into other income streams. No smart businesswoman should have all her eggs in one basket. Just my pennys worth. ;D
I thought this thread was meant to be a supportive one   :-\

I'm sure a few of us do have other sources of income but when you double check your own phone to check it's still working it's nice to know you're not the only one, right? ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 20 March 2012, 03:15:58 pm
Too quiet today, just a damn time waster! well hope it picks ups...
watching movies to pass the time as i need to make rather than spend money this week...
Anyone in the same boat?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 20 March 2012, 03:29:58 pm
Too quiet today, just a damn time waster! well hope it picks ups...
watching movies to pass the time as i need to make rather than spend money this week...
Anyone in the same boat?

nearly everyone i think hun xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: k-chan on 20 March 2012, 04:20:16 pm
ideally, how many and what durations would be the perfect amount of guys be for u ladies? would u want 6 clients 1 day then 0 the next of 2 each day of the week?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 20 March 2012, 04:26:51 pm
I would like 3 Clients a day each for 1 hour with each appointment running from 11am - midday then 12.30 - 1.30 then 2 - 3pm
Then at weekend just 2 in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. So I am finished by 2pm
That would be just perfect but it is not going to happen LOL  Wouldn't it be great if it did I could plan the rest of my life then!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 20 March 2012, 04:28:55 pm
Between 1-3 a day is good for me; don't wanna become a conveyer belt and for physical reasons can't see many more than that anyway. 

Yes I would love it if all bookings could take place 11 am - 6pm!!!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 20 March 2012, 05:46:33 pm
I would like 3 Clients a day each for 1 hour with each appointment running from 11am - midday then 12.30 - 1.30 then 2 - 3pm
Then at weekend just 2 in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. So I am finished by 2pm
That would be just perfect but it is not going to happen LOL  Wouldn't it be great if it did I could plan the rest of my life then!!!
 

Two clients 3 x a week would be nice, between 11am and 5pm and no weekends.  I don't even get that a month.  If only  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 20 March 2012, 06:34:37 pm
i no longer work in my home town, i have to tour weekly to make proper money. i love touring but sometimes i just want to stay in one place.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: k-chan on 22 March 2012, 11:03:07 am
just realised i didnt answer my own question.
well ideally i'd like 3/4  hour sessions per day mon-fri from 11am finishing before 6pm or with the last one of the day to include a dinner date (so i dont need to worry about sorting out my own dinner plans hehe) and finishing before 9pm. im not really a fan guys after 10pm though i do on occassion.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 22 March 2012, 11:22:54 pm
my perfect situation would all of them in one day or split over 2 days.
10 each day! mostly hours,then i could get on with other stuff rest of week..
if only!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 23 March 2012, 10:45:23 am
My ideal would be to get 3/4 jobs from 11 - 6, 3 days a week and have the rest of the week off.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 23 March 2012, 12:15:36 pm
my ideal would be 3 or 4 hour bookinga a day 5 or 6 days a week...but seeing as i havent had 1 booking since last friday...that really is wishful thinkng! ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Rooby on 23 March 2012, 12:38:07 pm
Honestly? One client, who flew in every few months for a weekend would suit me fine. You remember the deal that Julia Roberts turned down in Pretty Woman? With the Apartment, car and expenses all paid for ? Yes please!

R xx
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Post by: sadie x on 23 March 2012, 12:40:39 pm
oh yea even better,as long as he didnt go weird..perfect!! ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dani on 23 March 2012, 12:59:35 pm
Well Wednesday I would have been happy with one booking but did not get it.  Yesterday though I have no idea what happened as I was turning them away or passing them to my friend as I was so bloody busy.  I started at 10am and finished at 8 and did not stop and did not even have time to think.  Hopefully woeful March is over and it is back to normal now ;D  Mind I worked so hard yesterday I had to have today off as my legs are killing me so the money did not work out much better as it is covering today and Wednesday
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 March 2012, 01:07:12 pm
theres just no bloody pattern is there?drives me mad sometimes..so in the end it just evens it self out!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 23 March 2012, 01:10:19 pm
I don't think it's just us. 

My hubby has just lost his part-time job as they didn't have enough work for him. 
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Post by: ladyjennaj on 23 March 2012, 06:08:28 pm
The UK economy is in tatters, isnt it?  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: curvygrace on 25 March 2012, 12:38:15 pm
well the sunshine is out now, and that means men get the horn!!! lets get ready!
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Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 25 March 2012, 06:19:54 pm
well the sunshine is out now, and that means men get the horn!!! lets get ready!

Can also mean the wives want to have 'family days' and hubby cant get away.  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 25 March 2012, 08:21:43 pm
well the sunshine is out now, and that means men get the horn!!! lets get ready!

Can also mean the wives want to have 'family days' and hubby cant get away.  :(

Yes my experience is the sunshine means the guys are roped into outdoor activities and are not free to sneak away.

Certainly today was extremely quiet and its been a rare glorious day here in my part of the world.
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Post by: figa98 on 25 March 2012, 09:02:41 pm
Have been alot busier the last few days for the first time in weeks.Although nothing today.

Watch out for Easter hols soon,can be quiet,but hopefully after that things wil get back to normal  ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: k-chan on 26 March 2012, 01:33:38 pm
i've been quite lucky and have seen about 3 guys a day for the last week and had 6 guys on thursday. that bloody wore me out though
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 26 March 2012, 09:25:40 pm
Still had no bookings. Been four weeks now. Am considering quitting this business tbh. Good job I have a full time job eh?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 27 March 2012, 07:33:04 pm
I've had a rotten month.  So far I've only got 2 jobs booked this week :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 27 March 2012, 11:40:47 pm
Hope work picks up for you all , just got back from one of my gorgeous clients  and he did some new shots for the gallery, fingers crossed the guys will bite the bait so to speak!!!!
need a full day now wed/thur/fr :)
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 27 March 2012, 11:53:50 pm
Had a mental day! Absolutely crazy!!! For me anyway lol. Had three incalls and an pitfall. .easily the best day ever escorting wise for me. Got another day off my day job tomorrow so will be offering incalls again. If tomorrow is any busier than today, I'll be dead lol! Right time for bed ... Well earned rest I think. Hope it picks up for the rest of you  :-*
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Post by: River on 28 March 2012, 12:10:16 am
Had a mental day! Absolutely crazy!!! For me anyway lol. Had three incalls and an pitfall. .easily the best day ever escorting wise for me.
Yes I love retro games too"
>>Pitfall<< (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhXMYw1lXY0)
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Post by: RedLady1991 on 28 March 2012, 06:07:35 am
Oh dear. I hate autocorrect lol  ::)
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Post by: curvygrace on 28 March 2012, 12:37:26 pm
since the sun has come out, iv had 4 guys a day minimum! hallelujah. big difference from last month. also some new areas of advertising (the newspapers - really good so far!) not as many tw's as i would have thought.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 28 March 2012, 01:59:32 pm
since the sun has come out, iv had 4 guys a day minimum! hallelujah. big difference from last month. also some new areas of advertising (the newspapers - really good so far!) not as many tw's as i would have thought.

In the day of modern technology we revert to the old fashoined way of advertising!  This business is just so unpredicatable!  Glad it is working for you though ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 29 March 2012, 02:51:56 pm
Yep very unpredictable, although it seems to be picking up again now, yay!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 29 March 2012, 06:24:02 pm
I just got three guys all wanting basically the same time frame ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 30 March 2012, 01:49:01 pm
I just got three guys all wanting basically the same time frame ::)

I hate it when that happens. Sod's law! ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: divine_madonna on 31 March 2012, 10:13:26 pm
I?ve had a really quiet week up until yesterday.
I?m one of these girls who just advertises on AW (I know shame on me!). To be fair though, up until this week  AW has been really good to me. My average is about  10 ? 15 bookings a week give or take. So you can imagine my shock from going from this figure to just ONE, yes that?s ONE booking between Monday and Thursday.

So in a bid to diversify and get more calls in, I went mad and spent many days researching and getting myself listed with loads of directories and decided to take a step back from AW.

Well guess what? Aside from 2 bookings from a new site, in two days I?ve had 5 bookings from guess where?....yep AW! Lol -  I also have 3 booked in for next week from AW.

Sods law isn?t it?...
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Post by: robinlondon on 31 March 2012, 10:37:31 pm
Hate this as much but glad I personal train so keeps busy too  8)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sexy_imogenx on 02 April 2012, 12:23:22 pm
Is it just me or is AW absolutely dead out? I've had about 3 calls in 10 days. Work is so dry I've just spent my last ?20 on petrol. To make myself feel even better (HA!) I thought it would be a good idea to go through my diary and add up my earnings in the last 6 months. :O
I think I need a bottle of wine or two.. Xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: annee on 02 April 2012, 12:32:08 pm
It is very quiet at the moment and the school holidays don't help.

I don't advertise on AW as did once for a very short time but didn't like the type of man that walked through my door.

I think if i added up what i made last week i'd need a bottle of wine or two too  :)
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Post by: littlepeanut on 02 April 2012, 02:23:17 pm
Last week was really busy for me but I've not had anything today
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 02 April 2012, 02:25:21 pm
I've just had a cancellation as I am already booked for the time he originally wanted :FF

I wish men would try to space themselves out rather than competing with my other clients.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 02 April 2012, 02:26:16 pm
Easter holidays - just recover after christmas and they throw in another holiday!!!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 02 April 2012, 02:37:11 pm
After a sluggish week or so my phone went mad today!

[self edit]  Very few if any calls via AW however
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 02 April 2012, 02:54:24 pm
ive had 1 job in 2 weeks! :o im on local forum but find they have their fave girls to see so ive just sacked it off! aw and paper it is then!  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Phoenix on 03 April 2012, 05:05:01 pm
It has gone Soo quiet for me since xmas. The only work I am getting is from returning clients from the last 3 years, but as each one only books once every few months, I can hardly rely on them to pay my bills..

 I turned down  a very well paying client on Saturday because he has a Jeckell and Hyde personality and goes from being very
 sweet and complimentary to downright bloody offensive! >:( ( He also has a horrific kissing and sex technique but that's another tale  ;D ) Part of me thinks, I'm a big girl now, I should be able to shrug off an unpleasant man by counting all his money, but the other part of me thinks NO MONEY is worth an evening of my life ( simpering over a brute of a man) I will never get back  :-\
 Nobody new is booking at all ( just a pack of hagglers clogging up my phone all day and severely peeing me off! )

I did a little test with my latest ad - I knocked 7 years off my age - simply on the theory that a whole new bunch of guys will spot me for the first time ( ones that limit their search to mid 30's max age )

Result? dozens of 'schoolboys' 16/17 years old sending me a barrage of texts along the lines of:

'Wots ur rate luv. Am 16 but ope u dont want id 2check this? ;)'  :FF

I only do outcalls so my minimum rate is quite expensive, but I would rather give this up completely than sell myself for less.. :-\

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: divine_madonna on 03 April 2012, 05:36:32 pm
Well things are definitely picking up me, my blitz on directories seems to paying off, down side is I'm stuck at home because I can't work (time of the month) so it's a fat lot of use really  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 04 April 2012, 04:38:25 pm
Is it normally quiet over the school holidays?
My agency said as my picture went on the website over the weekend and that I'm a new girl, I should be really busy and easily get 8-10 clients a week.
Ok, so I did see two clients yesterday, had a booking today but the client messed me about so the agency cancelled it..

But I'm thinking with the school holidays is it normally quieter? Also I've heard alot to do with the credit crunch lately..so are people just not spending?
Im due on my period on the 13th so I want to make as much money as possible as I wont be able to work for a week.

So yeah,, I know its hard to predict and you never know when your going to get calls..just wondering is it expected to be quieter? :) xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EllaD on 04 April 2012, 04:46:39 pm
Yeah it's been much quieter for me too, didn't actually think it was because of the Easter Break -but that makes sense. I suppose all the Dad's are busy playing happy families...don't worry, I'm sure they'll be back!xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lailah terri on 04 April 2012, 05:18:52 pm
yes, ive been doing this for less than a year now and have already noticed that its quiet during the school breaks. it makes sense tho, most guys are away with their families/taking advantage of the days off.
 
I dont know if things have changes in terms of agencies and new girls, from reading and what others have said to me i did expect to be rushed off my feet as soon as my images went live... it didnt happen. one of my agents was realistic with me and said that it can take a little while to get busy as most clients have their favorite girls already. I found that after my first review i started getting more regular bookings.

but hey, i guess it depends on agency, location, advertising, your images and all that good stuff. There are sooo many WG's out there!

Just my 2 pennies
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 04 April 2012, 06:34:05 pm
Ah yes, easter break! I'd forgotten about that  :-X
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 04 April 2012, 06:44:54 pm
Ah ok - Im hoping its because of the Easter break. I personally dont like the pictures that are on the website - I dont have my face on the site but the pictures do not bring out the best of my figure. I feel like I look like the white chubby ugly duckling of the site :( I wouldnt be suprised if Im not getting bookings because the unflattering pictures or maybe I'm being harsh on myself? x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: curvygrace on 06 April 2012, 10:14:10 am
secretcallgirl:

yes your the new girl so should be slammed!! (lol escuse the pun) also if your not happy with pics, get more?? i got mine done by a punter, i know that usually frowned upon, but f**k it, theyre good.

you can never judge how busy the hols will be, for one wg it'll be dead, for another non stop! so far iv been the latter so im taking a day off! reason for this is old school newspaper ads, soo worth it.

also - period time.... google "jam sponge" i swear by them. bit gross but neccesary

tc x


Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 07 April 2012, 07:49:51 am
Thursday - deader than a dodo's doodoo.

Yesterday - mad busy!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 07 April 2012, 09:05:04 am
I had a busy week last week, but it's been pretty pitiful starting two days ago; so far this Easter weekend it's been like a freakin morgue around here.
All I've had is enquiries which were either dumb/sad/incomprehensible, or obvious Timewasters.

The only ACTUAL booking request this w-end was from a superduper regular - and guess what, he's only gone and asked to see me the ONE afternoon/evening that I am fully booked with 'real life' stuff that I cannot rearrange.  Sod's law.
Easter hols suck.  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sahrbear on 07 April 2012, 10:10:25 am
I complained on the saafe forums about not getting work recently and a punter emailed me saying "I saw your messages on SAAFE and I think it's because your rates are too high, so I'll just give you *** pounds, that's a little more reasonable isn't it? Also do you do CIM?"


Agh!! Another client who I thought would be a good long-termer also recently took me to dinner and then suggested that, "since we get on so well" we could start having free sex and dating (he is married, 30 years older) and he got all offended when I politely said "ermmm....I don't think so". Maybe everyone spent up big over easter and is trying to save a dime.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 07 April 2012, 11:36:20 am
Another client who I thought would be a good long-termer also recently took me to dinner and then suggested that, "since we get on so well" we could start having free sex and dating (he is married, 30 years older) and he got all offended when I politely said "ermmm....I don't think so".
Don't be so prudish!
If I was you, I'd nod and agree with him and say that you too want to move things forward
and that you want him to buy you a new car instead, say an Audi TT.
No sex or dating till then, mind.  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/wink.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: francesca_d2011 on 07 April 2012, 01:40:30 pm
I complained on the saafe forums about not getting work recently and a punter emailed me saying "I saw your messages on SAAFE and I think it's because your rates are too high, so I'll just give you *** pounds, that's a little more reasonable isn't it? Also do you do CIM?"


Agh!! Another client who I thought would be a good long-termer also recently took me to dinner and then suggested that, "since we get on so well" we could start having free sex and dating (he is married, 30 years older) and he got all offended when I politely said "ermmm....I don't think so". Maybe everyone spent up big over easter and is trying to save a dime.
Honestly, what are these guys on? Whatever it is, I wouldn't mind some myself.
They're just not on this planet are they?

Did the dinner guy suggest going halves on the bill at the end? Would not surprise me lol.

Great suggestion from Jodie, haha. ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 07 April 2012, 02:31:49 pm
Why do guys struggle to tell the difference between a dating site and an Escort.  If they want a girlfriend they should use a dating site.  Or is it they know they won't be guaranteed sex on a dating site and lttle fella down below needs his kicks!  So they suggest to an Escort that we should provide our discretion assured service free, next thing they tell you they don't want you seeing anyone else either or working.  Severe disallusion is what the case looks like here fortunatlley I do not get these questions, as I make it very clear I do not want a boyfriend, meet for a drink or meet his family, I am happy doing what I am doing on my own thank you xxx

Next time I am in tesco I am going to ask for my shopping for free!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 07 April 2012, 02:45:34 pm
Kristina - do a trolley load for me too while you are there will you.  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 07 April 2012, 02:47:02 pm
Another client who I thought would be a good long-termer also recently took me to dinner and then suggested that, "since we get on so well" we could start having free sex and dating (he is married, 30 years older) and he got all offended when I politely said "ermmm....I don't think so".
Don't be so prudish!
If I was you, I'd nod and agree with him and say that you too want to move things forward
and that you want him to buy you a new car instead, say an Audi TT.
No sex or dating till then, mind.

"Or half his house".   ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 07 April 2012, 03:48:53 pm
I'm annoyed.  I got a rash of texts on a day I was busy with my other job THEN I got loads of texts yesterday, only I'd been struck down with a stinking cold.

Sods law.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 07 April 2012, 04:29:10 pm
Had no calls for 3 days! I hate school hols!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lady c on 07 April 2012, 09:46:48 pm
Well i have turned so much business away the last 3 days due to having my period and won,t work during that as not comfortble with it plus i did not have my little one so could have worked loads and made loads... Anyone else lost out this wk end??
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 07 April 2012, 10:02:14 pm
Its just sods law LC.  Happens to everyone from time to time.  I was lucky to start work after I had gone through the change so I've never had the monthlies problem. ;D

You will be back in the saddle soon enough, enjoy the rest while you are getting it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: partygirl69 on 07 April 2012, 10:40:54 pm
its sods law

as soon as i have anything planned my phone constantly rings

im having easter off but still got voicemails asking if im available

us girls do need our rest x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BBW_Cora on 07 April 2012, 10:57:10 pm

us girls do need our rest x

Don't be absurd  :o I thought we were suppose to be available and looking attractive, sounding sexy and just longing for the phone to ring at 3 am for those wonderful drunk men to show us a good time!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Phoenix on 08 April 2012, 09:04:14 am
My phone was eerily silent yesterday.

I finally called myself to check at 7pm and calls were going straight to voicemail by mistake.
When I sorted it out, I'd had 11 missed calls. I sent a quick message to each to call back when convenient and received just 1 reply- asking me if I spoke Spanish and then hanging up when I said no.

I left my phone on slightly after 10pm to make up for the wasted day and received; 2 uni students at a campus a 90 minute drive away-( wrong age, wrong quantity and too far away ) and then a series of blind drunk randomers who weren't sure exactly where they were but would I be around later on when they are "in town"?

10pm is definately the cut off point for me - I just get spooked at the idea of meeting strangers in the very early hours  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: LouLou37 on 08 April 2012, 09:20:58 am
its sods law

as soon as i have anything planned my phone constantly rings

Yup. Happens to me all the time.  :FF

I'm debating whether or not to work tomorrow. Where I am Bank Holidays are generally really busy, but NOT the traditional/celebratory ones like Easter.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: partygirl69 on 08 April 2012, 12:54:27 pm
im bored and fed up of family already lol

so im going to work tomorrow

but bet its quiet, unless the guys feel the same as me and want to get away from family xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 08 April 2012, 05:18:48 pm
My phone went mental today, I was really surprised - thought the guys would all be doing family stuff.

However couldn't take advantage of it as I felt badly under the weather  >:( - so just saw one nice gent I'd seen before.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 08 April 2012, 06:54:51 pm
Im not working until tuesday,Ive decided cant bear another day like saturday, slow and dead.... hope that i get full on rush hour!!! will paint the kitchen instead and the time wasters can go elsewhere. Happy easter to you all xx
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 09 April 2012, 09:07:51 am
I'm just returning from a week off with the family and have a stinking cold and my monthlies have decided to arrive early!  :FF I have a child free week and had planned to work my butt off (so to speak) this week to make up for last week and to make the most of the longer hours I have! Just so typical!!! Good job there's plenty of chocolate in the house, I think it might come in useful!  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 09 April 2012, 09:12:36 am
I feel your pain! LOL! Took last week off to go to the seaside, kiddies are away for a whole week as of today so had planned to work longer hours to make up for it and my blinking monthlies have arrived early  ::) Was due to carry on to my next pack of pills to avoid them but they've decided to arrive anyway so really not happy!  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sahrbear on 09 April 2012, 09:59:08 am
Another client who I thought would be a good long-termer also recently took me to dinner and then suggested that, "since we get on so well" we could start having free sex and dating (he is married, 30 years older) and he got all offended when I politely said "ermmm....I don't think so".
Don't be so prudish!
If I was you, I'd nod and agree with him and say that you too want to move things forward
and that you want him to buy you a new car instead, say an Audi TT.
No sex or dating till then, mind.  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/wink.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Mr Jodie just added a suggestion:
"Or half his house".   ;D

Hahahaha thanks Jodie and Mr Jodie. Not a bad idea. He was like "I give you pleasure, you give me pleasure, we both gain" . I really wanted to smile and say "yes....except, ummm I WAS FAKING IT NUMB NUTS!"

The majority I see are lovely but there are others who I'd really like to punch in the face. 8)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 09 April 2012, 09:24:00 pm
I feel like nearly every single regular client who I haven't heard from for a while texted me this weekend, plus my phone was ringing off the hook with new numbers.  Of course I was so ill all I did was sleep.  All weekend.

Luckily I have some jobs lined up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 09 April 2012, 09:36:12 pm
He was like "I give you pleasure, you give me pleasure, we both gain" .
I really wanted to smile and say "yes....except, ummm I WAS FAKING IT NUMB NUTS!"
Ha!
Oh so often, ain't that the truth!   :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 09 April 2012, 10:42:34 pm
Busy day today! God bless bank holidays!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 09 April 2012, 10:59:15 pm
Not too shabby here either
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 10 April 2012, 02:52:13 pm
I hate bank holidays personally. They are never busy :( huff. Lol x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ace on 10 April 2012, 03:09:42 pm
DEad out there for me since sunday. I'll never make monday again *waaaaaaiil*!! . ::) ok, so I most likely will, but still. pick up the phone eedjits  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 10 April 2012, 03:27:07 pm
Oh god, it's been dead for me since last week. I was hoping my phone to start ringing today but it hasn't happened (panic mode entering the scene). :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: partygirl69 on 10 April 2012, 08:28:35 pm
kids half term etc i notice  the difference its alot quieter

and if i do get bookings its for 30mins not an hr so obviously they have managed to sneak away

last week i was quiet mon and tues not one call!!

then it picked up mid week but yesterday bnk hol monday was the quietest ive ever known it

and since the recession ive noticed alot of guys ive never met askin for 15mins or for something for ?20 !!!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jessie19 on 11 April 2012, 02:54:45 pm
for me also totaly quiet from last week :FF i hope somuch it will pick up soon,only 2p.on wallet,no lunch today :-[
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EllaD on 11 April 2012, 05:23:20 pm
I complained on the saafe forums about not getting work recently and a punter emailed me saying "I saw your messages on SAAFE and I think it's because your rates are too high, so I'll just give you *** pounds, that's a little more reasonable isn't it? Also do you do CIM?"


Do the punters read this?!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 11 April 2012, 06:56:46 pm
Do the punters read this?!

Of course they do, although whether the individual above could be described as a punter is debatable. Big waves also to the journalists, the abolitionists, the Boden massive over on Mumsnet and HMRC.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 11 April 2012, 07:01:31 pm
Do the punters read this?!

Of course they do, although whether the individual above could be described as a punter is debatable. Bigs waves also to the journalists, the abolitionists, the Boden massive over on Mumsnet and HMRC.

Omg really.. :/ I never knew us prossies were THAT interesting! But dear punters.. Call us ;) LOL.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 11 April 2012, 07:22:48 pm
Omg really.. :/ I never knew us prossies were THAT interesting! But dear punters.. Call us ;) LOL.

Well I agree, but then some people have very, very little to do with their free time. Others have an occasional scan to see what ladies they know are up to and others still enjoy reading us when we're 'off duty', especially when they're fed up of the ubertouting on the punting boards. The How Not To Book An Escort thread is the most popular one, I think ;D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: partygirl69 on 11 April 2012, 09:20:49 pm
lets hope they take note then !! :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 11 April 2012, 11:11:05 pm
lets hope they take note then !! :D

Yes I expect puntuality, consideration, minimal saliva, clean willies and fresh breath from every client now  ;D

P.S- a big tip every time wouldn't go a miss either.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EvaBeeva on 12 April 2012, 02:36:19 am
I would just like to see more punters.

Though to be honest I was rubbish today.  I had a lunch date that spilled over so I missed a potential booking ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Phoenix on 12 April 2012, 10:13:51 am
I was busy with my other job yesterday, but I managed to squeeze in a lunchtime booking, take an overnight booking for the weekend and book one for this evening.  All returning clients..and all called Paul!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Rosa on 12 April 2012, 10:19:24 am
This week I have another occupation to see to so am not too bothered, but I've had a spate of guys book a short notice, then their phone is off at appointment time. I do specifically say please let me know if you can't make it, oh yes yes we'd not let you down without letting you know.....1 hour later nothing. Might have a few days off, reluctant to take bookings from new clients at the moment.

A lot of terrible accidents must be happening. ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 12 April 2012, 10:36:39 am
as soon as i put on my profile that i am retiring soon suddenly i am busy!! old regulars have come out of the wood work!!

i think April will pick up for all us though!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dexi Delite on 23 April 2012, 09:08:01 am
I don't bloody believe this  I've been caught out again. >:(  Since seeing the thread about checking guys numbers on Google, I've made sure that everyone I'm seeing whilst on tour today and tomorrow has a genuine number.  I've also got booking requests on AW and 2 guys have now cancelled ( I know a booking isn't definite until you've got their money, but I thought the added extra of a genuine mobile no. and booking requests would limit cancellations). I'm supposed to be leaving shortly, I can't cancel the hotel as I needed to give them 24 hours notice, and panicking like f*** because if I don't get any other bookings I don't know how I'm going to pay the credit card bill for the hotel, petrol and food.  Seriously stressed out.  I just hope I get at least 2 just to cover my costs. :FF :FF :'( :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 23 April 2012, 09:41:21 am
Sometimes that is just the way it goes, but you may go to the hotel and be really busy.  Some weeks I will look at my diary and see I have a busy week others weeks no advance booking only walk ups as I call them i.e last minute bookings, with 30 minutes notice.  Very often I will have a more profitable week doing last minute bookings and they are less likely to cancel as it is all very need sex now.  It depends where the hotel is but I would take the chance it is only early yet anything can happen.

Good luck x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 24 April 2012, 09:36:33 am
I don't bloody believe this  I've been caught out again. >:(  Since seeing the thread about checking guys numbers on Google, I've made sure that everyone I'm seeing whilst on tour today and tomorrow has a genuine number.  I've also got booking requests on AW and 2 guys have now cancelled ( I know a booking isn't definite until you've got their money, but I thought the added extra of a genuine mobile no. and booking requests would limit cancellations). I'm supposed to be leaving shortly, I can't cancel the hotel as I needed to give them 24 hours notice, and panicking like f*** because if I don't get any other bookings I don't know how I'm going to pay the credit card bill for the hotel, petrol and food.  Seriously stressed out.  I just hope I get at least 2 just to cover my costs. :FF :FF :'( :'(

Having a number that has an internet presence doesn't guarantee folks won't cancel, and vice versa many chaps have seperate 'punting' phones who are absolutely genuine.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 24 April 2012, 09:47:57 am
Having a number that has an internet presence doesn't guarantee folks won't cancel, and vice versa many chaps have seperate 'punting' phones who are absolutely genuine.

Exactly. What on earth is knowing that somebody once sold a rabbit hutch from the Ryedale Herald and Gazette supposed to prove?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ace on 26 April 2012, 12:25:27 am
Gosh It's been slow for me.

The first two weeks I was working I got alot of calls, saw 3 guys and things were good.

Week 3/4 not so good. I have 1 guy who tried to meet me last week but had to cancel wants to see me on saturday but I haven't had any calls from new clients since the 17th.

I know things slow down sometimes and fluctuate but I guess I need a little help to keep perspective.. halp!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ace on 26 April 2012, 12:45:08 am
I mean hell, it ain't like i'm asking the earth, I only need 8 1 hours a month to get by!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 26 April 2012, 01:03:22 pm
it has been so quiet recently!!

last week i didnt get any bookings until friday and they were 2 half hours.
then i had a half hour booking and one half hour and two one hour bookings saturday.

been quiet again all this week, had one 2 hour booking tuesday so far.

i think the weekend has been fine, but where are all the punters during the week lately?
i thought it would pick up after the easter holidays but it is still stupidly quiet.

i know its close to pay day and the weather has been rubbish.
anyone else had a quiet week? x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: annee on 26 April 2012, 01:12:06 pm
Ridiculously quiet this week.

I mainly do in calls bit had a regular this morning for an outcall...this week has been deathly quiet here in Sussex.

Ho hum...its all swings and roundabouts in this game  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 26 April 2012, 01:23:32 pm
its nice to know i'm not alone (although it is rubbish you are quiet!)
i do mostly incalls too and usually see lots of married, older, business men.

the weekend and tuesday they've all been youngish except for one!
and im not liking these half hour bookings either...i usually only get 1 half hour a week.

pffft.
lets hope it picks up.
but thats the downside of this job..you never know! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 26 April 2012, 03:54:37 pm
Isn't payday coming up soon? ;) I think it's been a combination of bad weather and the usual mid-month slump!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Taylor on 26 April 2012, 04:03:22 pm
its the end of the month, it should pick up tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: EllaD on 26 April 2012, 04:03:40 pm
Oh I didn't think of that, was wondering why everyone wanted to arrange their bookings for Friday...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 26 April 2012, 04:11:19 pm
its the end of the month, it should pick up tomorrow :)

I was just wondering this, re: people being paid.

In general are paid at the end of the month/last Friday of the month, or something like that.

Forgive my ignorance  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 26 April 2012, 06:46:13 pm
its the end of the month, it should pick up tomorrow :)


I BLOODY HOPE SO!!! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 26 April 2012, 07:03:25 pm
I hope so to!!!

I'm screwed if I don't get 5 jobs by Monday. I'm having to take things I don't like doin.

I will make a mental note about the last week of every month. and be far more available to do 15 minute calls that week!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ace on 26 April 2012, 09:31:26 pm
its the end of the month, it should pick up tomorrow :)


I BLOODY HOPE SO!!! x


mmmmmmhhmm!! Better had pick up! rent day is coming...RENT day is coming..then there's the holiday that's already booked..oh and food yes..not to die of starvation.. I will end up cold and lonely and on the streets at this rate!! eek!

(I find taking my fears to their most silly ends helps :P) ..but really....the coffers are a tad low right now.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 26 April 2012, 11:53:58 pm
If not we will all be on the streets haha!


I need as many clients as possible before I start showing and need to save up as much as possible for my baby and my flat.
I want my own flat by July the latest so I'm settled but if I keep having rubbish weeks like the last two I think I'll have to wait until the babies nearly due :( x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: indie21 on 02 May 2012, 07:41:39 pm
 Yesterday and the day before ,, my phone was ringing non stop now, but I was curled up in bed with sickness bug,, today woke up feeling allot better and thought yep ready to work ,, now my bloody fone hasn't rang all day :FF jus wondering if anyone else in the birmingham areas abit slow atm aswel ,, its doing my head in,, also still wondering if anyone wants to hook up in birmingham maybe for a coffee and a chat ,, xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 02 May 2012, 08:56:10 pm
i know what you mean - Friday night I was free for bookings, but didn't have anything.  Ended up on a nightmare booking that I bid for on AW.
Anyway, tonight I am not working (at home with my child) and I've had so many enquiries I could be working back to back all night!

Blooming typical!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: meee on 02 May 2012, 11:59:46 pm
yep-I get that all the time,I'm desparate for money and I either can't get anything or I get an abusive asshole and when I'm out with my parents,sure enough I get a bunch of them ringing up
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 03 May 2012, 04:52:46 pm
It has picked up for me recently. Friday night I had one one hour client..would have preferred more though.
Saturday two one hours.
Sunday day off.
Monday one half hour ..bit rubbish.
Tuesday 2 one hour appointments, 1 two hour appointment and a half hour appointment.
Yesterday didnt work.
Today a one hour appointment so far.

Its not brilliant, thank god for the Tuesday madness! I believe the sun does bring the clients out!! Much better than last week as I only did a 2 hour booking last week during the week days.
and I always seem to be busiest on a Tuesday :/ strange! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 03 May 2012, 05:05:57 pm
I got really busy once the easter holidays were over, but it has slowed down considerably  since the football finals started last week. I went on an outcall yesterday and had to sit for 15 minutes infront of the TV because the game was not over yet (he's a long time regular of mine so it's fine) Jeeez. There's a huge game this upcoming Saturday (meaning: I'm taking the day off  ???) and next week is going to be the same thing.

 ??? Is anybody's work being affected by the futbol (or it's just me lol)?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 03 May 2012, 05:39:20 pm
I got really busy once the easter holidays were over, but it has slowed down considerably  since the football finals started last week. I went on an outcall yesterday and had to sit for 15 minutes infront of the TV because the game was not over yet (he's a long time regular of mine so it's fine) Jeeez. There's a huge game this upcoming Saturday (meaning: I'm taking the day off  ???) and next week is going to be the same thing.

 ??? Is anybody's work being affected by the futbol (or it's just me lol)?
My work is always affected by the footie because I love it! I arrange tours and bookings around matches and I've also had several bookings that included going to a match.
I mention football quite a lot on my blog and of course guys like it because they know they can chat to me about it so it's win win for me!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 03 May 2012, 05:54:49 pm
I find that i get a very quiet day then the following is busier ive  put myself under some financial pressure and need to make a certain amount each month if its  busy ive  felt relieved but physically exhausted.
sometimes new pictures in the gallery can prompt work...
I need rush hours !!!!!!
hope you all get busy and make youre own financial targets this week.
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 03 May 2012, 08:07:04 pm
I dont find the football or races etc affect my bookings. on days when there are matches etc i go shopping in town thinking no one will book in and always get a call for a booking x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Liverbird on 10 May 2012, 12:53:22 am
I can't believe how quiet it's been.
I know I live in a semi rural area and guys round here are just not prepared to travel much more than 15-20 miles, but I can't believe I've seen them all and/or seen 'em all off!

Yes, I have my reg's but I'm sensing that even a few of them are restless for 'fresh meat'.(apologies for the turn of phrase) It's quiet for most of us I think... but does there come a time when you wonder if you've been put on the back burner for the tidal wave of fresh 'up and coming' escorts?
Please tell me I'm just paranoid :-\
Wiley the 'worrier'.x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: secretcallgirl91 on 10 May 2012, 03:04:45 am
you are being paranoid. i think everyone is struggling atm, especially with another recession!! and as i've mentioned in a previous post there are  alot of girls lowering their prices stupidly stupidly STUPIDLY cheap! :/ x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 10 May 2012, 03:22:10 am
I think it can be quite true. It's well known that punters like a fresh new girl on the block, but then theb does being well established or having great feedback count for nothing? I really hope not.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MISS RUBY on 10 May 2012, 07:13:43 am
Its been dead as the dodo for me this week ladies !!!! when i started i was so busy maybe because i was new or is it really a financial drought! I have  regulars but where are they....
Ruby x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 10 May 2012, 07:27:31 am
I've had less bookings than usual this week, but that's also partly because I'm being particularly choosy at the moment, tending to stick to regulars I know, plus it suits me to be seeing fewer new clients because I have something important going on in my private life. So I'm not worried.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 10 May 2012, 09:08:07 am
 ive just moved back down south, so i thought id be quite busy being new in the area, but no! ive done 4 maybe 5 jobs in 2 weeks, (mainly because of decorating and getting settled i must add) but i think its quiet everywhere!

friends back up north are saying they have been dead. Ive never really had regulars, the guys i used to see, just did the rounds with all wg's in the area, so i saw them maybe once a month, twice tops, so i never called them regulars lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 10 May 2012, 11:20:35 am
dead.

I chalked it up to the long weekend. It did pick up a little but I gotta start relying more on webcam. The domming is very very slow. All I need is two a week. not getting it. People book, but no one shows.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 10 May 2012, 12:22:06 pm
It's quiet on cam as well as escorting at the moment, I displayed my number on AW today as I fancied getting a few in before I go away for the weekend and I've had one call so far and wasn't able to take that as I was in the local shop picking up milk!  ::) If my number isn't displayed then I usually get loads of calls, clearly from other ads, I give up! LOL! Had one cancel today (with plenty of notice) but another booked in but that's it so far and only had one appointment this week so far so not particularly happy! Ho hum! Fingers crossed things start picking up again soon for everyone!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 10 May 2012, 01:32:38 pm
Not sure things will be getting much better any time soon tbh. We're in a double dip recession and people are losing their jobs or scared of losing their jobs, plus there are many  more of us competing for a diminishing client base.

I'm just thankful I have the means to earn a living at the moment. There are many who aren't so fortunate, though I'd be lying if I didn't say I've been struggling recently.
For various reasons I lost my mojo for a while and felt burnt out so didn't answer the phone or take many bookings.
I feel better now, but it's not easy to catch up with that lost income whereas in the past it wouldn't have been a problem.

I'm sorry to sound like the harbinger of doom, but it's reality. (Which doesn't of course mean that there aren't still plenty of men out there with the desire and  means to book us, just that it's tougher).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 10 May 2012, 07:30:25 pm
 i will agree that this year its been shit  -  normally i am pretty much flat out even when i work at home  and often turn away a fair amount of  work 
i have done three tours so far this year and they have been CRAP for me  apart from one which was really a working holiday in the sunshine to cheer me up  ;D

 Yes i covered my overheads of touring
 Yes i made a profit 
 No it was fuck all like it was this time last year when i was rolling in it   ( im still rolling in it just that its a harder slog  :FF )
 
 When doing my sums I made  more money when i was working from my flat in Bristol this year than what i did from the last 3 tours as at home i have minimal overheads to work from my flat as its paid for also i dont work long hours  i can work 11 -7pm monday to friday weekends go in and see a few regs and evenings if i get a evening appointment i can easily slip back over to the flat to do appointments 

Thankfully it looks like my tour that im doing now is back to normal so far for me  ( fingers crossed)

One of the place that i visit it used to be fabulous last August i spent 9 days there working and never did less than 800 a day every single day  it was heaving
 There recently and a few ladies that i know all agreed that its was shit compared to the previous year and this is a realtivly weathly place with more than a few millionaires with money to spend
     Sadly now you have loads of girls  charging next to nothing   clients still ring me and ask when im coming back but its a big never ever from me unless things change which i dont see happening any time soon

Its pretty much the same all over the place  and i would rather work at home and money wise and time wise make just as much and sleep in my own bed at night
im now picking my tours very carefully not wasting my money on going to places unless i feel thats it really really worth the effort and the expenses 
 
i actually dont think it will get any better i think it will get worse 

thats my 10 pence worth   
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 10 May 2012, 07:40:02 pm
Quote
im still rolling in it just that its a harder slog

Paris, I feel exactly the same way. Money is becoming harder to roll in. And I know it's not me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 10 May 2012, 08:37:29 pm
 im a grafter and i work flat out ( most of the time ) so i know that when im quieter than usual its probably dire out there
but take heart  im sure there are threads on here saying exactly the same thing several years ago 
the business goes up and down like a mans cock  or the interest rates  something we have very little control over   

Quote
im still rolling in it just that its a harder slog

Paris, I feel exactly the same way. Money is becoming harder to roll in. And I know it's not me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 10 May 2012, 08:49:58 pm
Having lived through a few decades - ok a lot of decades - I have a feeling that this recession is going to get a lot lot worse before it gets better (if it gets better at all) and I really cant see work picking up that much - not even in a few years - not to the way it used to be before so many started flooding the market.  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 10 May 2012, 09:00:07 pm
I couldnt agree more i would hate to be new starting out in this business as i think that a lot of new girls struggle and struggle badly to see even a few clients a week
thankfully it the one thing that being older and having been around for a long time works in my favour and probably a few of the other laidies in that because we are well established most of have regulars and are reasonably well known in the punting /escort industry which can sometime be our saving grace 
 
 

Having lived through a few decades - ok a lot of decades - I have a feeling that this recession is going to get a lot lot worse before it gets better (if it gets better at all) and I really cant see work picking up that much - not even in a few years - not to the way it used to be before so many started flooding the market.  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: partygirl69 on 11 May 2012, 11:05:31 am
every week i see more new girls appear in my area
charging such stupid amounts

my prices are the same as when i started 8 yrs ago
last week was my deadest week ever,i did one appt all week!

and saturdays for me are not worth turning your phone on years ago saturdays and sundays were the best days

things have certainly changed from a few years back everyone is being carefull most of my regulars im seeing every month instead of every week

every week for me is different up and down like my knickers  :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: divine_madonna on 11 May 2012, 01:18:45 pm
I find the phone is still ringing and I?m still able to meet weekly targets but to say it?s a struggle would be an understatement. I?m finding I?m having to work longer hours. I?m also finding that the calibre of clients seeming to be going down too. The good guys are harder and harder to come by...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 11 May 2012, 07:08:04 pm
Tonight is so slow I'm thinking of giving up and just ordering a chinese!!!!  I did have an overnighter booked for tonight, but he's turned out to be a TW (either that or he's been abducted by aliens!!)  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 29 May 2012, 02:32:49 pm
This has to be my slowest week since February - I'm soooo bored I'm doing my washing up when theres only 2 cups to be done!

Zero phone calls all day, so I started firstly trying to sign up with some free directories, after 40 minutes the first one would not let me complete (twice)  :FF.  So then I started doing some camming the first camming I've done in ages.......

Are all the married dudes taking Jubilee week off?  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 29 May 2012, 02:41:58 pm
This has to be my slowest week since February - I'm soooo bored I'm doing my washing up when theres only 2 cups to be done!

Zero phone calls all day, so I started firstly trying to sign up with some free directories, after 40 minutes the first one would not let me complete (twice)  :FF.  So then I started doing some camming the first camming I've done in ages.......

Are all the married dudes taking Jubilee week off?  :(

It's the end of the month, and now that everyone has got over the novelty of the sun and the heat, the last thing they probably want to do is expel any extra energy having sex!

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 29 May 2012, 03:14:46 pm
The last couple of weeks have been awful. I haven't seen it so quiet. My phone literally hasn't rang once since friday. I did 2 hours last week and I'm off to South Mimms tomorrow. I hope to god I make some money as I'm breaking into the rent to pay the hotel.  :FF :FF :FF :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 29 May 2012, 05:09:27 pm
The week before last week (before the hot weather) and the week before that were the first weeks that I have ever struggled with bookings in my time of being an escort. I think I only did 3 jobs the first week and 2 the second. I was getting a little concerned. But as always it's picked up again and I'm getting at least the two bookings I want each day again. I think it's just a quiet time but I do believe it always seems to pick up with this job.


I find that good regular clients and overnight bookings seem to get me through the quieter times.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 29 May 2012, 05:19:06 pm
The last couple of weeks have been awful. I haven't seen it so quiet. My phone literally hasn't rang once since friday. I did 2 hours last week and I'm off to South Mimms tomorrow. I hope to god I make some money as I'm breaking into the rent to pay the hotel.  :FF :FF :FF :FF
Good luck!x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: blondieMK on 29 May 2012, 05:38:43 pm
Thanks Kylie :)
Ihave never had an overnight in 2 whole years *huff*
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 30 May 2012, 11:50:46 pm
I find that good regular clients and overnight bookings seem to get me through the quieter times.

That's the dilemma I face.

Overnights and long appts have gotten more difficult for me (spending all that time with someone and usually trying with all your might). But at the same time, it pulls me out the ruts! I mean, when you go 2 weeks with little to no bookings, an overnight on the horizon can easily turn things around in an instant.

This month was like that. One 4 hour evening followed by an overnight later in the week. It's money. But then, I didn't have another client in nearly 2 weeks after that and I spent like CRAZY. And since those 2 weeks ago, I've only pulled in a little less than $500. Not to mention spending on ads and travel always takes out $100-200 a month on it's on. Seems like a lot of money but then I wonder, where did it all go?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TSgirl on 31 May 2012, 12:28:52 am
Bookings are quite slow at the mo for me too. Odd one here and there, or wanting times when I'm not available. So I've fallen back on camming and my god is it busy! Seems they're all online to get more wank for their buck lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: JulietteTV on 31 May 2012, 10:53:44 pm
Bookings are quite slow at the mo for me too. Odd one here and there, or wanting times when I'm not available. So I've fallen back on camming and my god is it busy! Seems they're all online to get more wank for their buck lol

Is it ChristineTS? Think you chatted to me in free the other night.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lady c on 08 June 2012, 05:55:01 pm
i cant believe how quiet it is, anyone busy?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Candy on 08 June 2012, 07:07:54 pm
I'm in Poland atm on the European Championship. Is here anybody working now? Suppose here the bussiness will be boosting. I'm not working but if any wg is here in Wroclaw then we can met up.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 08 June 2012, 11:37:28 pm
Bank holiday, half term and football.  It has been reasonable this week so I can not complain
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 09 June 2012, 12:12:05 am
This last week has been awfully quiet for me.  Typical next week I've got enquiries coming in, but I have my period  :FF Although despite this I have taken a booking for monday night.  I've decided to be brave and try those beppy sponge tampons - just ordered them online I hope they come in time!  can you buy them in Boots or superdrug?  (I know this is the wrong thread to be asking this question.... apols ladies)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Oriana on 09 June 2012, 09:07:24 am
I am sorry to hear you are struggling.  :-[ Personally I am not complaining Things here have boost to such degree I somethimes wonder if I am the only escort in this God forsaken country.

(big hug for all)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 13 June 2012, 05:03:55 pm
So far (5pm Wednesday) officially my slowest week ever!  One hour on Monday, half an hour today, thats it.

Sods law of course that I've got two potentially overlapping bookings tomorrow night - the first originally said 5.30/6 then changed it to 6.30/7, after I'd agreed to an 8pm booking grrrrrr.  Then the earlier chap phoned again asking for an o/night (put me on the spot), so I said ok, if it goes well...........but then theres that other chap later, help!

I don't wanna cancel either of them yet as its so slow - of course one or either of them could just not show so then there wouldn't be a problem.  Or I could just say I can't do the overnight (I'd be too worried about the money to sleep a wink anyways)

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 13 June 2012, 07:00:46 pm
So far (5pm Wednesday) officially my slowest week ever!  One hour on Monday, half an hour today, thats it.

Sods law of course that I've got two potentially overlapping bookings tomorrow night - the first originally said 5.30/6 then changed it to 6.30/7, after I'd agreed to an 8pm booking grrrrrr.  Then the earlier chap phoned again asking for an o/night (put me on the spot), so I said ok, if it goes well...........but then theres that other chap later, help!

I don't wanna cancel either of them yet as its so slow - of course one or either of them could just not show so then there wouldn't be a problem.  Or I could just say I can't do the overnight (I'd be too worried about the money to sleep a wink anyways)

I would lay money that the changing time/overnight man won't show.  Get them to confirm mid afternoon tomorrow to see who is genuine.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 13 June 2012, 07:15:37 pm
Guess what when I quoted my overnight rate the 'client' decided he didn't even want a one hour booking! Just goes to show what happens when I ignore my instincts.

(Normally I insist on a shorter booking before an overnight - this guy 'persuaded' me to see how it went)  I should've known he was a big fat timewaster then  :FF  I've been feeling unwell, obviously my TW sense went AWOL as well!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 13 June 2012, 07:38:34 pm
Since getting my UTI, sods law that I've turned down SIX bookings...I don't normally get that many a month! you wait till I finish my anti biotic course and get all my test results through (presuming they're all clear!) my phone won't ring for weeks!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KittyTK on 13 June 2012, 08:14:20 pm
I'm just starting out and have a profile on AW that seems to attract idiots who stop replying half way through organising something. It's so annoying!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 13 June 2012, 09:01:13 pm
I'm just starting out and have a profile on AW that seems to attract idiots who stop replying half way through organising something. It's so annoying!!

Fresh meat on AW will always bring the chancers, the time wasters, the idiots, and the loonies out Kitty:-(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kimmy89 on 13 June 2012, 10:34:37 pm
I'm just starting out and have a profile on AW that seems to attract idiots who stop replying half way through organising something. It's so annoying!!

Fresh meat on AW will always bring the chancers, the time wasters, the idiots, and the loonies out Kitty:-(
Guess I've been quite lucky then, I'm new as well only been on AW for about a week. I've had a couple of idiots but most people have been nice. More work than I can take on at the moment but not complaining at all  ;D Had one guy come in beginning of the week booked for an hour, stayed for 2 (very politely asked me if he could and I said yes cos I had nothing else on that night) and still came back 2 days later   :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 13 June 2012, 11:17:10 pm
Well, i forgot to change my Bristol rates to my london rates when i moved my profile  i had been editing stuff and i alway forget to do the rates and i didnt take off the special offer that i have in Bristol which is 1hr 100 :FF
Well my phone has been ringing off the the hook with guys all wanting an hour at 100 quid  in London   My poor phone is traumatised

  So i thought well f.... it, might as well keep it, as im there and lots have seen it  and it would feel to me to be a bit  c....tish if i took it off,   So i kept the special offer up and have just finally sat down for the first time since 1pm today   
   It seems like there is still money in london if the price is right  ::)  But im dead now and i need some comfort food   
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lilith on 14 June 2012, 01:05:01 am

First of all : Go Paris go!!! After that, I'm sure you'll have a great present ... from yourself to your heroic escort-self.


Last appointment was 3 weeks ago! My nails never were so perfectly painted and re-repainted.
Knowing that I'm in Paris, outcall only and a light advertiser, as I like to keep things really cool. But it's to much this time!
Even my regulars delayed their appointments this month.

Wait and see...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 14 June 2012, 01:10:25 am
Well, i forgot to change my Bristol rates to my london rates when i moved my profile  i had been editing stuff and i alway forget to do the rates and i didnt take off the special offer that i have in Bristol which is 1hr 100 :FF
Well my phone has been ringing off the the hook with guys all wanting an hour at 100 quid  in London   My poor phone is traumatised

  So i thought well f.... it, might as well keep it, as im there and lots have seen it  and it would feel to me to be a bit  c....tish if i took it off,   So i kept the special offer up and have just finally sat down for the first time since 1pm today   
   It seems like there is still money in london if the price is right  ::)  But im dead now and i need some comfort food   

Trooper  ;D

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 14 June 2012, 01:17:12 am
Well, i forgot to change my Bristol rates to my london rates when i moved my profile  i had been editing stuff and i alway forget to do the rates and i didnt take off the special offer that i have in Bristol which is 1hr 100 :FF
Well my phone has been ringing off the the hook with guys all wanting an hour at 100 quid  in London   My poor phone is traumatised

  So i thought well f.... it, might as well keep it, as im there and lots have seen it  and it would feel to me to be a bit  c....tish if i took it off,   So i kept the special offer up and have just finally sat down for the first time since 1pm today   
   It seems like there is still money in london if the price is right  ::)  But im dead now and i need some comfort food   

Well there you go! Now you see what I've been talking about to you and dealing with here in the Wild wild west...Everyone wants to do 1 hour appointments. I've just recently started offering up the 1/2 hour for $130 this week. I'm curious to see how it's going to turn out.

But now I don't feel so cheap being that you went the $100 route LOL. Or is is ?100?

But it's to much this time!
Even my regulars delayed their appointments this month.

Wait and see...

Ugh, tell me about it. Normally by this time, I have paid atleast 1 or 2 bills. Guess how many I've been able to do? None. I'm seriously panicked and stressed out. Last night I didn't get to sleep til 5 am and woke up around 1230 in the afternoon. When that happens, it's from lack of work and stress from it...and usually try to tour to get a change of pace.

Unfortunently, I can't get my Arizona tour going because I don't have any money to afford the visit. They are asking me about my dates, I can't give them one because I have no money coming in...It's almost become surreal. And the audacity of one escort to tell me, "I don't believe in a city of millions you can't get clients in".

I can't believe it either, but it's the current reality. I'm uncomfortable because it's actually been a pretty good and steady year for me...I would have occasional slow periods here and there, but the way it is now...Ugh, it's pushing me to permanently leave the business until things turn around.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 14 June 2012, 01:27:50 am
Well, i forgot to change my Bristol rates to my london rates when i moved my profile  i had been editing stuff and i alway forget to do the rates and i didnt take off the special offer that i have in Bristol which is 1hr 100 :FF
Well my phone has been ringing off the the hook with guys all wanting an hour at 100 quid  in London   My poor phone is traumatised

  So i thought well f.... it, might as well keep it, as im there and lots have seen it  and it would feel to me to be a bit  c....tish if i took it off,   So i kept the special offer up and have just finally sat down for the first time since 1pm today   
   It seems like there is still money in london if the price is right  ::)  But im dead now and i need some comfort food   

Well there you go! Now you see what I've been talking about to you and dealing with here in the Wild wild west...Everyone wants to do 1 hour appointments. I've just recently started offering up the 1/2 hour for $130 this week. I'm curious to see how it's going to turn out.

But now I don't feel so cheap being that you went the $100 route LOL. Or is is ?100?


its ?100.

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 14 June 2012, 01:32:05 am
its ?100.

xx

Not bad, $155 USD. But that's only because our dollar is weak. 100 is 100 weather its GBP, USD or Euros. It's shit pay unless like Paris you're doing 15 guys a day. Even at $100, I can't get these cheap suckers to give it up. They rather find some desperate bitch walking around in flip flops and give them $30.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 14 June 2012, 01:36:22 am
100 is 100 weather its GBP, USD or Euros.

LOL that is just not how the global economy works.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 14 June 2012, 02:48:01 am
I'm still doing my ?100ph rate and things have been so busy for me! Being that I only see a couple of clients a day I'm having to turn work away again which I don't like but never want to force myself and like to keep the guys limited so I still enjoy myself. Got a couple of overnights comming up. Saving for a big shopping spree and spending money for my trip to Thailand only a couple of months to go can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 14 June 2012, 07:35:50 am
but the difference is im not moaning or feeling pissed of at these guys  i dont feel agreived or anything

its 100 pounds sterling  which is 160 us dollars but its a vanilla service  -  if they want cim  uniforms strap on role play tie and tease ect then its 150  and if they want 2 hours its 250 they get the discount on the first hour   not on the second 
i wouldnt do two hours for 200 or less which is what most would assume 

Well, i forgot to change my Bristol rates to my london rates when i moved my profile  i had been editing stuff and i alway forget to do the rates and i didnt take off the special offer that i have in Bristol which is 1hr 100 :FF
Well my phone has been ringing off the the hook with guys all wanting an hour at 100 quid  in London   My poor phone is traumatised

  So i thought well f.... it, might as well keep it, as im there and lots have seen it  and it would feel to me to be a bit  c....tish if i took it off,   So i kept the special offer up and have just finally sat down for the first time since 1pm today   
   It seems like there is still money in london if the price is right  ::)  But im dead now and i need some comfort food   

Well there you go! Now you see what I've been talking about to you and dealing with here in the Wild wild west...Everyone wants to do 1 hour appointments. I've just recently started offering up the 1/2 hour for $130 this week. I'm curious to see how it's going to turn out.

But now I don't feel so cheap being that you went the $100 route LOL. Or is is ?100?

But it's to much this time!
Even my regulars delayed their appointments this month.

Wait and see...

Ugh, tell me about it. Normally by this time, I have paid atleast 1 or 2 bills. Guess how many I've been able to do? None. I'm seriously panicked and stressed out. Last night I didn't get to sleep til 5 am and woke up around 1230 in the afternoon. When that happens, it's from lack of work and stress from it...and usually try to tour to get a change of pace.

Unfortunently, I can't get my Arizona tour going because I don't have any money to afford the visit. They are asking me about my dates, I can't give them one because I have no money coming in...It's almost become surreal. And the audacity of one escort to tell me, "I don't believe in a city of millions you can't get clients in".

I can't believe it either, but it's the current reality. I'm uncomfortable because it's actually been a pretty good and steady year for me...I would have occasional slow periods here and there, but the way it is now...Ugh, it's pushing me to permanently leave the business until things turn around.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 14 June 2012, 07:37:37 am
lol i wish it was

100 is 100 weather its GBP, USD or Euros.

LOL that is just not how the global economy works.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 14 June 2012, 11:31:16 am
its ?100.

xx

Not bad, $155 USD. But that's only because our dollar is weak. 100 is 100 weather its GBP, USD or Euros. It's shit pay unless like Paris you're doing 15 guys a day. Even at $100, I can't get these cheap suckers to give it up. They rather find some desperate bitch walking around in flip flops and give them $30.

Blaine, we don't slag off other sex workers here regardless of how they work of what they charge. Not everybody who charges low rates or operates differently to you is a 'desperate bitch', and we'd appreciate you keeping your offensive, narrow minded views to yourself.

For what it's worth when I work in New York (and I know different cities have different going rates) I charge $200 for a half hour, ?300 for an hour, $500 for two and so on - I'm nearly forty and I don't have any problems getting plenty of nice clients; I agree that $100 is shit but if I'd set that as an acceptable rate I'd just have suck it up.

In the UK I charge ?100 for 45 minutes and ?130 for the hour which is midrange and I'm well on my way towards doing ten today, or I will have by nine pm or so tonight. Have you tried touring?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lilith on 15 June 2012, 02:21:54 pm

I second this.

We just do what we are comfortable with as setting our prices and choosing ways to proceed on an appointment. Am I right?
A question of beeing self confident and saafe ;)

And sometimes we can also discover new passes on the job by doing a simple mistake.
Paris's one inspired me a discount for convention visitors there and then during the year and regular flash promotions like every last 3 days of the month. I would never thought about it before.
Just need to think about how I can do it and the effects it will have on my business...

So, thanks Paris.


Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: RedLady1991 on 15 June 2012, 02:58:20 pm
I've found this has possibly been my busiest week - however a week full of not nice people.

Regarding prices, for my area i am pretty expensive, but no more expensive than the agencies. I charge ?120 per hour for incalls and ?130 for outcalls. After the day i've had i am considering putting my prices up just a bit, but my prices reflect the amount of money i need before i can sit back at the end of the day and not feel guilty for what i do - sounds skewed but thats how i see it. When i worked for an agency i started to resent how much i was having to do for ?50 per hour - hence the decision to go indie.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 15 June 2012, 04:55:15 pm
To  be honest i never understand the thinking of that if they are paying more they will be nicer client  ive  never found that to be the case either way personally  what  i think what it is is because someone is paying more you may feel that your more likely to put up with their crap /shit or its not so obvious ( the money heals the pain ;D ) whereas if your not getting what you want price wise, and having to put up with crap then yes thinking that higher paying clients would be easier to deal with 
i dont think they are any easier or harder regardless of what they pay its how you perceive it
       
as i mentioned earlier ive been in for the past 3 days  charging 100 for an hour, i know for a fact that its a bloody good deal at that price for what i do and for london as well -  but all the guys that i have met have been  really nice clients, no different to if they had paid me more money ( imo)


I've found this has possibly been my busiest week - however a week full of not nice people.

Regarding prices, for my area i am pretty expensive, but no more expensive than the agencies. I charge ?120 per hour for incalls and ?130 for outcalls. After the day i've had i am considering putting my prices up just a bit, but my prices reflect the amount of money i need before i can sit back at the end of the day and not feel guilty for what i do - sounds skewed but thats how i see it. When i worked for an agency i started to resent how much i was having to do for ?50 per hour - hence the decision to go indie.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 15 June 2012, 05:32:23 pm

[Well there you go! Now you see what I've been talking about to you and dealing with here in the Wild wild west...Everyone wants to do 1 hour appointments. I've just recently started offering up the 1/2 hour for $130 this week. I'm curious to see how it's going to turn out.

But now I don't feel so cheap being that you went the $100 route LOL. Or is is ?100?

Im not totally sure if the stuff you posted about  skanky whore with flip flops on was directed at me as you clearly have a problem with girls charging less than you and clients seeing them or wanting the same from you  ( I wasnt able to quote it direct though)   
 
However if its not then i apologise,  if it is i couldnt care less either way . but  why would you feel cheap against what others  charge -  its irrelavant they might do more services than you /bet better than you  or guys might just like skanky whores with flips flops on for 30buck
 
  the difference is you think your  worth more than 100 dollars or whatever you charge  ie 100 dollars which is 65 pounds for half an hour  and its your choice to think that as your right however, you cant as many of us have said moan about your prices as your an independent you can charge what you like, and your right 100 bucks that is cheap, its 65 quid  i wouldnt f.. and suck for that ,(but i have no interest in those that do charge that as a price its there choice)
  i charge 80pounds  or 130 usdollars for 30mins and 130 for an hour which is 200 us dollars   
    However what you need to get your head around is this, any business owner will tell you there is a bottom line which is the lowest point the business can take before its start to fail and not be profitable
   So for me mine bottom prices  is 100 for the Bristol and at present for london.  It the miniumum i want and if i get that im happy of course i would like more i would like 150 or 200pounds but i will take 100 as that my bottom line  i wont take 90 or even 99.99  its a hundred or nothing as the bottom line
that way i wont ever fail or be unhappy because i am getting exactly the min amount that i want  and i set 
 In Ireland my bottom prices is 150 pounds or 200 us dollar and in Norway its 230 pounds

  As far as i can see, you dont have a bottom line set as your accepting a price you dont want and your not happy with. So thats why your failing
   
But again i dont think im cheap  and im happy with what i do-  if i was charging 30 quid and on the street i still woulnt think i was cheap as its what i want to earn it would be my bottom line
 
you on the other charge less than what is your bottom line  and then moan about it and then bitch about those that charge less than you - i dont get it maybe if you spent more time worrying about your own business instead of what other charged you would earn more money  ( just a thought)   

and i dont need to see 15 clients a day why the f... would i im not a machine 
 for london what im charging is a bloody good deal, and guys are paying it, and im taking it and they are all telling me its a good deal and that i should charge more but im not going to it was a mistake but it working out just fine   also i dont look at what i make per day i look at what i make per week /per tour  per day drives me nuts 
       So if i do 7 clients a day min ( which is half of what you mentiond and doing more than that) - my cost are say 130 a day ( hotel trains adverts ect ) so 3 days at 700 is 2100pounds  take of 400in expenses  and it just short of 1700pounds min for three days work  pounds which is 2700 us dollars.   

Personally i think thats pretty good earnings for such a  cheap whore with flip flops on ;D although mine flip flops are Gucci and have real  diamondes in them  as im worth it and in conclusion i would rather be a cheap skanky whore in flip flops with roughly 3000us dollars in my crap tescos carrier bag   for 2and a half days work  than charge more and earn less   

     
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lil Lolita on 15 June 2012, 05:43:37 pm
I know this is quite an old posting, but it really annoys me when clients try and get a "discount" because of the credit crunch.

All of us have certain standards we wish to follow, and will set prices on what we want. So for a client to try and get in on the cheap is just cheeky.

Like me going into a restaurant and saying "Can I get this meal half price, cos we are going through a bad credit crunch".... I dont think so!

I had a client try and do that a short while ago. He wanted an overnight booking, my standard rate is ?1000 (for 12 hours), and he was offering me ?200. I challenged him, and he was like "we're in a credit crunch you know!"... and??????
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 15 June 2012, 05:52:35 pm
I couldn't agree more Lolita

But just to get back on topic, still my slowest week ever  >:(

Making me wonder if the Euros are affecting things here, or if the proposed law changes are frightening guys away.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 15 June 2012, 05:58:03 pm
All this talk of how slow it is, is making me panic a *wee* bit.

I'm sorting my life out at the moment. Just got a new incall that I'm moving into at the end of the month, and am sorting out website and pictures and stuff.

But still feeling like... oh God what if there are no client's anymore?

Luckily my outgoings aren't going to be too high (?700 p/m- including rent and bills) so I should be fine.

So nervous about properly starting again!

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 16 June 2012, 01:07:50 am
Im not totally sure if the stuff you posted about  skanky whore with flip flops on was directed at me as you clearly have a problem with girls charging less than you and clients seeing them or wanting the same from you  ( I wasnt able to quote it direct though)   
 
However if its not then i apologise,  if it is i couldnt care less either way . but  why would you feel cheap against what others  charge -  its irrelavant they might do more services than you /bet better than you  or guys might just like skanky whores with flips flops on for 30buck
 
  the difference is you think your  worth more than 100 dollars or whatever you charge  ie 100 dollars which is 65 pounds for half an hour  and its your choice to think that as your right however, you cant as many of us have said moan about your prices as your an independent you can charge what you like, and your right 100 bucks that is cheap, its 65 quid  i wouldnt f.. and suck for that ,(but i have no interest in those that do charge that as a price its there choice)
  i charge 80pounds  or 130 usdollars for 30mins and 130 for an hour which is 200 us dollars   
    However what you need to get your head around is this, any business owner will tell you there is a bottom line which is the lowest point the business can take before its start to fail and not be profitable
   So for me mine bottom prices  is 100 for the Bristol and at present for london.  It the miniumum i want and if i get that im happy of course i would like more i would like 150 or 200pounds but i will take 100 as that my bottom line  i wont take 90 or even 99.99  its a hundred or nothing as the bottom line
that way i wont ever fail or be unhappy because i am getting exactly the min amount that i want  and i set 
 In Ireland my bottom prices is 150 pounds or 200 us dollar and in Norway its 230 pounds

  As far as i can see, you dont have a bottom line set as your accepting a price you dont want and your not happy with. So thats why your failing
   
But again i dont think im cheap  and im happy with what i do-  if i was charging 30 quid and on the street i still woulnt think i was cheap as its what i want to earn it would be my bottom line
 
you on the other charge less than what is your bottom line  and then moan about it and then bitch about those that charge less than you - i dont get it maybe if you spent more time worrying about your own business instead of what other charged you would earn more money  ( just a thought)   

and i dont need to see 15 clients a day why the f... would i im not a machine 
 for london what im charging is a bloody good deal, and guys are paying it, and im taking it and they are all telling me its a good deal and that i should charge more but im not going to it was a mistake but it working out just fine   also i dont look at what i make per day i look at what i make per week /per tour  per day drives me nuts 
       So if i do 7 clients a day min ( which is half of what you mentiond and doing more than that) - my cost are say 130 a day ( hotel trains adverts ect ) so 3 days at 700 is 2100pounds  take of 400in expenses  and it just short of 1700pounds min for three days work  pounds which is 2700 us dollars.   

Personally i think thats pretty good earnings for such a  cheap whore with flip flops on ;D although mine flip flops are Gucci and have real  diamondes in them  as im worth it and in conclusion i would rather be a cheap skanky whore in flip flops with roughly 3000us dollars in my crap tescos carrier bag   for 2and a half days work  than charge more and earn less   

Hun, you wasted your breath. I was not referring to you as walking in flip flops. I'm talking about these Cali chicks out here. Please don't be offended and get all catty with me. We're women. Independent women all working together, not putting each other down.

I will take your advice to heart and thankyou for explaining about the bottom-line. I will try to work out ways to do so and have recently tweaked my rates a bit to match yours, but at the moment it's still been a dead week for me. I mind my business and I make money, own a condo and have my own creature comforts. I'm not failing...I've just hit a bit of a slow spot.

It's bad enough my confidence and self-esteem is damaged due to lack of clients...you made it worse. Thanks
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 16 June 2012, 01:56:49 am
Work has been good for me at the moment. However the phone has not rung once today. I thought that's fine as I have workmen at the apartment and so wasn't taking bookings until the evening anyway. When 6pm came around they got a bit techy as they wanted to go out and watch the England game.  ::) At least I know why things were quiet now!  ;D

Independent women all working together, not putting each other down.
They rather find some desperate bitch walking around in flip flops and give them $30.

Blaine, we don't slag off other sex workers here regardless of how they work of what they charge. Not everybody who charges low rates or operates differently to you is a 'desperate bitch', and we'd appreciate you keeping your offensive, narrow minded views to yourself.

I think Amy's right here. If someone wants to do a similar job in a different setting then we shouldn't judge them for it. It's their choice to work where they want, just as much as being an indoor sex worker is our choice.

Dominatrixes looking down on those who provide sexual services, indoor sex workers looking down on outdoor sex workers etc etc., and all thinking that one person is somehow better than the other isn't really in the spirit of solidarity.  :-\

I think every person who works in the sex industry (at all levels) receives enough of a lack of understanding from people who are only exposed to the stereotypes of the industry (drug-addled street girl vs. ?500ph Mayfair escort); we don't need to do it ourselves.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 16 June 2012, 02:01:27 am
As I said if you wernt refering to me then please accept my apologies I simply read it as you were.
The last thing I would do is slag of other escorts because as you say we all do the same thing
You.were moaning about your prices and. your clients and I said your the only one who can change it no one else can do it but you. In fact we all said it thenytou started moaning about girls in your area that charge less . Sadly   I don't have much paitence for anyone that moan About stuff that's totally within the ability to change 

And for what its worth when I started out in this  business iwas charging 30 pounds all inn I knew no better or worse.  its even on my first field report 30quid. So I can't even deny it (lol) And l ike you I didn't feel good or hap py with it so I change it and virtually reinvented myself
I cringe now with embarrassment at those prices . but for a while I was happy with it and when wasnt I changed everthing

 Which was exactly my point just got side tracked cos. Football been on so gone quite

 Sadly saafe wasn't around when I started in fact I don't even think the internet was around either. So I never got any help or input from anyone
So when I do give it it comes from the heart and I would hate anyone to feel that they are working and not getting what they want to earn because that souldestroying  because I really do know what its like from the bottom up in this business
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 16 June 2012, 02:16:06 am
You.were moaning about your prices and. your clients and I said your the only one who can change it no one else can do it but you. In fact we all said it thenytou started moaning about girls in your area that charge less . Sadly   I don't have much paitence for anyone that moan About stuff that's totally within the ability to change 

So when I do give it it comes from the heart and I would hate anyone to feel that they are working and not getting what they want to earn because that souldestroying  because I really do know what its like from the bottom up in this business

I think Paris (in all her wisdom :)) is spot on. We are all self-employed and we decide when our days off are, what our rates are, what clients we choose to see etc etc. If we don't like it that much we don't have to do it.

Obviously it's not as simple as that in real life and we're only human...if we're completely skint we might see that dodgy sounding guy they'd turn down on a good day, or offer a discount or whatever. But when you feel like you're constantly having your boundaries pushed and it's seriously affecting you then you do have to say enough is enough but only you can do that.

I've digressed.....sorry. Back on topic
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 16 June 2012, 02:21:42 am
LOL even when I go away on holiday, and come back to work I still feel like that  will there be any clients will men still want sex
Trust me after 10 years I still have exactly the same thoughts but you will be fine


All this talk of how slow it is, is making me panic a *wee* bit.

I'm sorting my life out at the moment. Just got a new incall that I'm moving into at the end of the month, and am sorting out website and pictures and stuff.


But still feeling like... oh God what if there are no client's anymore?

Luckily my outgoings aren't going to be too high (?700 p/m- including rent and bills) so I should be fine.

So nervous about properly starting again!

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 16 June 2012, 10:52:01 am
LOL even when I go away on holiday, and come back to work I still feel like that  will there be any clients will men still want sex
Trust me after 10 years I still have exactly the same thoughts but you will be fine


All this talk of how slow it is, is making me panic a *wee* bit.

I'm sorting my life out at the moment. Just got a new incall that I'm moving into at the end of the month, and am sorting out website and pictures and stuff.


But still feeling like... oh God what if there are no client's anymore?

Luckily my outgoings aren't going to be too high (?700 p/m- including rent and bills) so I should be fine.

So nervous about properly starting again!

xx

I do exactly the same thing and every time I come back after a break it is manic for a few days I think what was I worrying about. LOL I am glad I am not the only one who does this
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 16 June 2012, 09:49:58 pm


[/quote]
LOL even when I go away on holiday, and come back to work I still feel like that  will there be any clients will men still want sex
Trust me after 10 years I still have exactly the same thoughts but you will be fine

I do exactly the same thing and every time I come back after a break it is manic for a few days I think what was I worrying about. LOL I am glad I am not the only one who does this



Thanks Girls! Yeah I've changed my working name etc so hopefully I'll get some of that newbie interest  ;)

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 19 June 2012, 11:04:53 pm
We are all self-employed and we decide when our days off are, what our rates are, what clients we choose to see etc etc. If we don't like it that much we don't have to do it.

That's not entirely true though. I believe in this day and age, the market sets the rates. Sure one can set a rate to whatever they want, but doesn't mean people going to pay it. The market (which consists of clients and escorts) is such a stronghold. It's power forces things to either happen or not happen.

The many times I've heard "it's too much" or "too rich for my blood"...that's the market talking. And different markets for different areas.

For example today: I offer massage for $60. The guy then says he wants mutual touching and a happy ending. I then say, "well it'll be $80 all together" (they want extras it's GONNA BE extra). He says, "I only have $60". I'm like okay I'll do $60 no problem. But then I didn't hear anything else from him.

What was that all about?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 12:09:04 am
Blaine, we don't slag off other sex workers here regardless of how they work of what they charge. Not everybody who charges low rates or operates differently to you is a 'desperate bitch', and we'd appreciate you keeping your offensive, narrow minded views to yourself.

For what it's worth when I work in New York (and I know different cities have different going rates) I charge $200 for a half hour, ?300 for an hour, $500 for two and so on - I'm nearly forty and I don't have any problems getting plenty of nice clients; I agree that $100 is shit but if I'd set that as an acceptable rate I'd just have suck it up.

In the UK I charge ?100 for 45 minutes and ?130 for the hour which is midrange and I'm well on my way towards doing ten today, or I will have by nine pm or so tonight. Have you tried touring?

And you're bragging to me because of what? 10 clients a day seriously? I wouldn't even want to see half that many and I'd be happy.

You should probably take into consideration the differences that exist rather than just assume I should have no issue getting 10 clients at 130 pounds.

yes I've tried touring but generally I don't see that many or otherwise I'd travel to meet for an overnight. And make as much as you do from 1 client. Brag about that.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 20 June 2012, 12:13:42 am

For example today: I offer massage for $60. The guy then says he wants mutual touching and a happy ending. I then say, "well it'll be $80 all together" (they want extras it's GONNA BE extra). He says, "I only have $60". I'm like okay I'll do $60 no problem. But then I didn't hear anything else from him.

What was that all about?

General Time Waster/Haggler/Boundary Pusher. Wouldn't even book at ?10. Prolly wanking while you discussed his "requirements" or "discount".
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Brown Eyed Girl on 20 June 2012, 12:36:37 am

And you're bragging to me because of what? 10 clients a day seriously? I wouldn't even want to see half that many and I'd be happy.

You should probably take into consideration the differences that exist rather than just assume I should have no issue getting 10 clients at 130 pounds.

yes I've tried touring but generally I don't see that many or otherwise I'd travel to meet for an overnight. And make as much as you do from 1 client. Brag about that.

I didn?t read Paris?s post about seeing 10 guys a day as bragging. If anything it?s testament to how hard work, good business acumen and a stellar reputation can and do pay dividends.

With your comment regarding market forces I think there is a grain of truth in it but I don?t think things have got that bad that we need to start listening to what every Tom, Dick, Harry think we should charge. If it were up to most punters we?d be giving ourselves away for a fiver! Some people will always want something for nothing and even then they?re not happy. Your example of lowering your rate from ?80 to ?60 demonstrates this.

I don?t charge low end prices or high end prices and trust me I get more than enough business and I?m no supermodel (sorry if you think that?s bragging). I work hard on my marketing, delivering an excellent service (hence why I have a good number of regulars) and most importantly I set boundaries and stick to them. If someone really wants to see me, on my terms and at the rates I set they will, if not, no bother plenty of other fish in the sea. My point is that the business is out there, if something isn?t working look first to how you could do something to improve matters and then and only then start blaming everyone / everything else for your woes. I?m sorry if that sounds harsh but I just get the impression from some of your other posts on here that you?re not particularly happy doing this job and I?m just trying to make you see that you actually have more control over things than you think.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 20 June 2012, 01:06:58 am
Blaine, we don't slag off other sex workers here regardless of how they work of what they charge. Not everybody who charges low rates or operates differently to you is a 'desperate bitch', and we'd appreciate you keeping your offensive, narrow minded views to yourself.

For what it's worth when I work in New York (and I know different cities have different going rates) I charge $200 for a half hour, ?300 for an hour, $500 for two and so on - I'm nearly forty and I don't have any problems getting plenty of nice clients; I agree that $100 is shit but if I'd set that as an acceptable rate I'd just have suck it up.

In the UK I charge ?100 for 45 minutes and ?130 for the hour which is midrange and I'm well on my way towards doing ten today, or I will have by nine pm or so tonight. Have you tried touring?

And you're bragging to me because of what? 10 clients a day seriously? I wouldn't even want to see half that many and I'd be happy.

You should probably take into consideration the differences that exist rather than just assume I should have no issue getting 10 clients at 130 pounds.

yes I've tried touring but generally I don't see that many or otherwise I'd travel to meet for an overnight. And make as much as you do from 1 client. Brag about that.

Bless. Blaine, you really do need to either knock the chip off your shoulder or make your mind up - it's not that long since you were whining about how all your clients were cheapskates who didn't want more than half an hour with you (and I turn away plenty of overnights, because I can earn far more money in the two days of my time one knocks out without half the stress and hassle of having to spend that amount of my time in one stranger's company). And please don't try your ridiculous attempts at being patronising on me; I wasn't bragging because I don't need to - I've probably been whoring since you were at school, and I'm very well aware of how our job works (and not all of those ten clients paid ?130, some paid less and others more). I work away two weeks of the month precisely so I don't have to bother much the other two - what would you suggest when I'm away and paying for a hotel? Turn away decent paying customers so I can come on here and wax lyrical about how much better I am than ladies who want to work in a different way to me? Do you think your precious, cossetted twat will fall off if you shag more than two men a day?

As I have said, your pompous, judgemental posts and crappy attitude towards any sex workers who don't do things in ways that you find acceptable are getting increasingly irritating. Either get over yourself, or you can try Pre Mod for a few days until you learn a bit of tolerance.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 20 June 2012, 01:09:06 am
I didn?t read Paris?s post about seeing 10 guys a day as bragging. If anything it?s testament to how hard work, good business acumen and a stellar reputation can and do pay dividends.

That was me, actually ;D. Incredible though it may seem, there are other ladies here who work bloody hard when they're touring and are deservedly busy as a result.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Brown Eyed Girl on 20 June 2012, 01:21:30 am
I didn?t read Paris?s post about seeing 10 guys a day as bragging. If anything it?s testament to how hard work, good business acumen and a stellar reputation can and do pay dividends.

That was me, actually ;D. Incredible though it may seem, there are other ladies here who work bloody hard when they're touring and are deservedly busy as a result.

Oh  :)
I got it confused with the part here where Paris recounted how busy she was on her London tour when she forgot to update her rates. Either way just goes to show there is still plenty of work out there.
I need to get into touring but I?m hotel phobic and crap at navigation. I got lost two streets away on Bishopsgate the other day and had to get my sister to come and pick me up. So I think I?ll stick to London! ;D
Anyway good on you xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 20 June 2012, 01:25:39 am
So I think I?ll stick to London! ;D

Me too at the moment, as it happens. Until Sunday, anyway :D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 20 June 2012, 02:17:51 am
oh, ignore/delete. Bloody puter.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 04:26:45 am
Bless. Blaine, you really do need to either knock the chip off your shoulder or make your mind up - it's not that long since you were whining about how all your clients were cheapskates who didn't want more than half an hour with you (and I turn away plenty of overnights, because I can earn far more money in the two days of my time one knocks out without half the stress and hassle of having to spend that amount of my time in one stranger's company). And please don't try your ridiculous attempts at being patronising on me; I wasn't bragging because I don't need to - I've probably been whoring since you were at school, and I'm very well aware of how our job works (and not all of those ten clients paid ?130, some paid less and others more). I work away two weeks of the month precisely so I don't have to bother much the other two - what would you suggest when I'm away and paying for a hotel? Turn away decent paying customers so I can come on here and wax lyrical about how much better I am than ladies who want to work in a different way to me? Do you think your precious, cossetted twat will fall off if you shag more than two men a day?

As I have said, your pompous, judgemental posts and crappy attitude towards any sex workers who don't do things in ways that you find acceptable are getting increasingly irritating. Either get over yourself, or you can try Pre Mod for a few days until you learn a bit of tolerance.

You're right...but at the same time just understand it's different variables. You keep coming at me harsh and I never came at you like that.

Think about it. This thread is about business being slow. You have people talking about not getting work or calls for a week or longer. Where do you find it appropiate to then say to me about how many clients you get in a day? I work hard and I treat clients good...I bend over backwards (and forward, literally) for clients yet like Alisha said, some people want to get something from nothing. I've done things that other females would have upselled and asked even more for.

Maybe you're blessed to be where you are located (can you remind me again?) to do what you're doing. It don't mean I'm not working or advertising or being just as nice as you are. And that's the issue I'm having with you and that's why we're not seeing eye to eye. I know what you saying, but understand what I'm saying.

My complaints about half-hours were in direct correlation to the fact that I'm already working with a small number of clients to begin with. To only have them book half-hours was frustrating. You say I could have asked for more? Guess what? One of the clients...a few months ago I tried twice to get him to pay me more. Even in person. I told him it's $160. He looked me in the eye and said, "COME ON, I know you can give me a better deal than that." I said, well...$120. He's like..."I have $100, can we go for that?"

So understand it's  a fight for me. Every day is a battle. Against the market and the dollar. United States is fucked up. People here don't EXPECT sex to cost. They think it's their God given right and to negotiate.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 20 June 2012, 07:19:05 am
It was me who posted about being stupid and forgot to change my AdultWork.com rates when I tour. like Amy and probably most other escorts that tour you've invested a shit load of money. So you have to work hard to recoup it and it's not nice when you don't     We all work incredibly hard just that some of us have better luck than others some times it can be location price advertising sometimes it's one thing and sometimes it's everything you simply don't know





I didn?t read Paris?s post about seeing 10 guys a day as bragging. If anything it?s testament to how hard work, good business acumen and a stellar reputation can and do pay dividends.

That was me, actually ;D. Incredible though it may seem, there are other ladies here who work bloody hard when they're touring and are deservedly busy as a result.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 20 June 2012, 07:29:36 am
 


 You know when your client said you can do better than that  with regards to your prices  you should have said yes I can and kicked his ass out the door
By letting him set the price as such no wonder you have a chip on your shoulder and feel pissed off with clients
He probably had the full price to pay you  but you allowed him to negotiate a price u wernt happy with. And accepted it   


Bless. Blaine, you really do need to either knock the chip off your shoulder or make your mind up - it's not that long since you were whining about how all your clients were cheapskates who didn't want more than half an hour with you (and I turn away plenty of overnights, because I can earn far more money in the two days of my time one knocks out without half the stress and hassle of having to spend that amount of my time in one stranger's company). And please don't try your ridiculous attempts at being patronising on me; I wasn't bragging because I don't need to - I've probably been whoring since you were at school, and I'm very well aware of how our job works (and not all of those ten clients paid ?130, some paid less and others more). I work away two weeks of the month precisely so I don't have to bother much the other two - what would you suggest when I'm away and paying for a hotel? Turn away decent paying customers so I can come on here and wax lyrical about how much better I am than ladies who want to work in a different way to me? Do you think your precious, cossetted twat will fall off if you shag more than two men a day?

As I have said, your pompous, judgemental posts and crappy attitude towards any sex workers who don't do things in ways that you find acceptable are getting increasingly irritating. Either get over yourself, or you can try Pre Mod for a few days until you learn a bit of tolerance.

You're right...but at the same time just understand it's different variables. You keep coming at me harsh and I never came at you like that.

Think about it. This thread is about business being slow. You have people talking about not getting work or calls for a week or longer. Where do you find it appropiate to then say to me about how many clients you get in a day? I work hard and I treat clients good...I bend over backwards (and forward, literally) for clients yet like Alisha said, some people want to get something from nothing. I've done things that other females would have upselled and asked even more for.

Maybe you're blessed to be where you are located (can you remind me again?) to do what you're doing. It don't mean I'm not working or advertising or being just as nice as you are. And that's the issue I'm having with you and that's why we're not seeing eye to eye. I know what you saying, but understand what I'm saying.

My complaints about half-hours were in direct correlation to the fact that I'm already working with a small number of clients to begin with. To only have them book half-hours was frustrating. You say I could have asked for more? Guess what? One of the clients...a few months ago I tried twice to get him to pay me more. Even in person. I told him it's $160. He looked me in the eye and said, "COME ON, I know you can give me a better deal than that." I said, well...$120. He's like..."I have $100, can we go for that?"

So understand it's  a fight for me. Every day is a battle. Against the market and the dollar. United States is fucked up. People here don't EXPECT sex to cost. They think it's their God given right and to negotiate.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 20 June 2012, 07:42:26 am
Well this thread seems to have veered off course somewhat.  Sorry Blaine but you won't take advice with any type of grace and yet seem to think its ok to complain and diss just about everyone - not nice and not cool.  Perhaps a line could be drawn under this as I can't be the only one who is just plain bored by it.

So back on topic  ;D thank goodness for repeat customers this week as otherwise I'd be having a very quiet week.  Hmmm oh yes and big up the guys who don't like football.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Newbabe on 20 June 2012, 08:10:51 am
Blaine

you have a very negative attitude towards the business in general and clients pick up on it.  You came on here and asked advice and some well respected ladies in the community gave you some.  You arent taking it.  Maybe its time you took a break and decide if its really worth being so pissy and unhappy with your life.

Good Luck

Emma
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BaudelaireGirl on 20 June 2012, 10:57:00 am
Do you think your precious, cossetted twat will fall off if you shag more than two men a day?

Amy, thank you. This made me laugh so so much, you have made my day! :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 20 June 2012, 11:41:52 am
One of the clients...a few months ago I tried twice to get him to pay me more. Even in person. I told him it's $160. He looked me in the eye and said, "COME ON, I know you can give me a better deal than that." I said, well...$120. He's like..."I have $100, can we go for that?"


You're allowing hagglers and boundary pushers to run your business - you should really stand your ground and say "it's $160, or there's the door". OR  you could say "yes, I have a better deal, it's $200" and when he complains, say "that's a better deal for ME" ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 20 June 2012, 11:58:21 am
Quote
One of the clients...a few months ago I tried twice to get him to pay me more. Even in person. I told him it's $160. He looked me in the eye and said, "COME ON, I know you can give me a better deal than that." I said, well...$120. He's like..."I have $100, can we go for that?"

I'm going to pull that one to the cashier in Tesco. Lets see what happens.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Escort38 on 20 June 2012, 02:01:41 pm
If I may say one thing on this thread, my stance is this:

When other ladies are moaning about having little or no work
through no great fault of their own, it does not look good when others
state they are busy busy busy.  Whether intended or not it does
look like boasting with a hint of smugness.

Far better to say nothing if one is doing well when others say they
aren't.

That's what I do.   ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 20 June 2012, 02:26:02 pm
When does the footie finish?  I've got nothing lined up at all this week!  I'm guessing that's why its particularly quiet this week...? :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 20 June 2012, 02:50:31 pm
It finishes on the 1st July. There aren't as many matches now (only one a day at 7.45 from Thursday to Sunday) and then next Weds and Thurs and the final on Sunday 1st.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 20 June 2012, 02:55:53 pm
Quote
There aren't as many matches now (only one a day at 7.45 from Thursday to Sunday)

that's bad enough,it's really affecting my business.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 20 June 2012, 02:58:20 pm
Quote
There aren't as many matches now (only one a day at 7.45 from Thursday to Sunday)

that's bad enough,it's really affecting my business.

Seems to be affecting mine too; depends if you live in a football mad place or not I guess.
Please tell me it doesnt go on all summer  >:(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: naughtyjas on 20 June 2012, 04:06:25 pm
It's slow for me too.  So slow that I took yesterday afternoon off and went out shopping.  Which I really enjoyed, I didn't spend a lot of money but it did remind me of why I do this job. 

The football and the fact that it's finally sunny here has slowed things down completely.  So far today I have had one phone chat booking and that is it.

I feel really guilty because the business side of me wanted England to lose last night.  But the patriotic side of me wanted them to win.

Can't wait for it to be over.  And then we have Wimbeldon and the Olympics to look forward to.  Why do men have to be so sports mad?  and why do they spend the money they could be giving me at the pub?



Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 07:26:50 pm
Blaine

you have a very negative attitude towards the business in general and clients pick up on it.  You came on here and asked advice and some well respected ladies in the community gave you some.  You arent taking it.  Maybe its time you took a break and decide if its really worth being so pissy and unhappy with your life.

Good Luck

Emma

I DON'T!

That's why I WANT to get out of this stupid profession. Understand that I am waiting impatiently to LEAVE IT.  4 1/2 years and I can't do it anymore. The good times were good, and it's when I really appreciated it. Back when every offer for an appointment wasn't a ploy to get me to lower my rates. When things weren't piss ass slow day in and day out.

My current attitude is a direct result of what's become of this business. I didn't come into this to go days and weeks without a minimum $200/hr appointment. Since last week, here's what I've had:

Client 2 Sundays ago: calls asking for a "deep massage" for $100. I say, "you want me to strap it on?" It's 150. He says, "it's not $100?" I say no...that's not a massage, call it what it is (and to me, even 150 isn't that much and my boyfriend happened to see him walking past as I had to take the appointment...and he brings it up to me everytime we're drunk and he WANTS ME TO GET OUT OF THIS AND I DO TOO FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

The following 3 clients have been $60-80 dollar massage appointments that I bend over backwards to hustle up online, yet there's not a single bill paid yet...I'm behind on every one of them. I'm working with diminishing returns. It's not that I'm choosing to, but the higher paying clients are not around at this time.

This morning I woke up and thought, "what's happened to the traveling clients? The ones who stayed in hotels by the airport or downtown? What has happened? I used to get them once or twice a week?" It's almost like things have just vanished...and my attitude came AFTER. Listen to me again. AFTER I began noticing all of this and my earnings have been going south, which has just recently happened towards the end of May (when school let's out????)

My negativety towards the industry is a result of the lack of work, the type of clients I'm having to work with and the little bit of money that's only trickling in. I wasn't this negative 1 month ago.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 07:37:14 pm
And by the way, I'm counting down another 30 days or less to get out of this. I already have a plan to leave it...so don't think I'm just talking about it. I'm bout it bout it.

I just don't want to do this anymore  :'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 07:42:08 pm
You know when your client said you can do better than that  with regards to your prices  you should have said yes I can and kicked his ass out the door
By letting him set the price as such no wonder you have a chip on your shoulder and feel pissed off with clients
He probably had the full price to pay you  but you allowed him to negotiate a price u wernt happy with. And accepted it   

You're right...but he ended up becoming a pretty good regular though and would only stay for like half an hour. But then, I started feeling used because he wanted kissing and cumming and THAT'S when I started having issues.

I think next time he calls, like the end of this week I'm sure....should I go ahead and tell him it's going to cost more? Or is it too late?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Escort38 on 20 June 2012, 08:49:47 pm
After 4.5 years of working in this business and you still need advice concerning whether to charge
a regular client more?

Something not right about all you have told us Blaine.

I understand what you say in that your bad attitude came after things went downhill for you,
not the other way. Is that really true though?  Clients just don't disappear like that unless there is
a good reason in my experience.

I have no real idea of where you advertise or how you market yourself but if work was abundant
until recently then it is either just a quiet patch which we all go through or there is something putting
those guys off phoning you.  You can't be having ALL the bad luck in just meeting guys who want to
pay less.  I think in 3 years I have only had one guy ask for a reduced rate and that was a new guy
who I told sorry no can do.

Unless we know how you present yourself in your website or advertising then we know little to be able
to advise further.

Would you stay in the business if work picked up or are you so out of spirits that it is too late to rectify?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 20 June 2012, 08:53:01 pm
After 4.5 years of working in this business and you still need advice concerning whether to charge
a regular client more?

Something not right about all you have told us Blaine.

I understand what you say in that your bad attitude came after things went downhill for you,
not the other way. Is that really true though?  Clients just don't disappear like that unless there is
a good reason in my experience.

I have no real idea of where you advertise or how you market yourself but if work was abundant
until recently then it is either just a quiet patch which we all go through or there is something putting
those guys off phoning you.  You can't be having ALL the bad luck in just meeting guys who want to
pay less.  I think in 3 years I have only had one guy ask for a reduced rate and that was a new guy
who I told sorry no can do.

Unless we know how you present yourself in your website or advertising then we know little to be able
to advise further.

Would you stay in the business if work picked up or are you so out of spirits that it is too late to rectify?

I'll answer that when I get back from the gym...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 20 June 2012, 09:08:36 pm
Any chance anytime soon that this stops being the Blaine thread, perhaps it should be renamed?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 20 June 2012, 09:41:02 pm
I don't see why any Indie who hates whoring needs to countdown days to get out of the business.
Either you do it, or you don't.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Foxing on 20 June 2012, 09:44:50 pm
Well to change it back onto sloooowness (I do feel for you Blaine), I've had 424 views and no bookings, when does this become a record.  ;D

Have edited my profile so it's a bit longer and personal, really need some fecking work lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 20 June 2012, 09:50:29 pm
Well to change it back onto sloooowness (I do feel for you Blaine), I've had 424 views and no bookings, when does this become a record.  ;D

Have edited my profile so it's a bit longer and personal, really need some fecking work lol

Unfortunately Foxing when there is footie on the telly everything/almost everything grinds to a halt in the prossy department.  Men want to go down the pub with their mates and not visit a prossy for a leg over.   :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 20 June 2012, 09:56:51 pm
ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you)
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer"
* Offer discounts for longer bookings
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc)
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc)
* See what your competition is doing
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts
* Extend your availability
* Start a blog, or write a new blog post


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: naughtyjas on 20 June 2012, 09:59:37 pm
It's been so quiet today I decided to have some very strong garlicy curry with some raw onions in a salad.  Then a client phones for an appointment.  Sod's Law. 

Cat  that is a great list, the only other things I can think of are to extend your availablity if you can and blog.  And be consistant.  If you have a special offer for Saturday from 12pm until 6pm, stick to it.  Don't keep chopping and changing things, it takes time for things to filter down to the masses. If you keep changing services rates times etc clients will think you are unreliable and flaky.

Oh yeah check your listings/links make sure they are active and if they have pictures update those pictures.

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 20 June 2012, 10:11:25 pm
Some great tips there Cat ........................... I wonder if EVERYONE will read it !! ............... and do something about it !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 20 June 2012, 11:49:22 pm
Well aren't we the lucky ones this year Football followed by Olympics and then 6 weeks school holidays. At least my admin will be up to date. X ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 21 June 2012, 01:38:19 am
ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile: Not on adultwork but have updated my ads
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you), yep, took some professional ones, regular client called to say how he almost had a heart attack, but his schedule tied up til July on his end.
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer" - did it, no takings
* Offer discounts for longer bookings - did it too, 2 timewasters called, 1 who I googled and he's a political compaigner, but booked before but noshowed.
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc) - done it, didn't help. well, half hour special got 1 client.
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc) - nobody but 1 guy books me every week (actually every 2 weeks), and he's already getting a HUGE discount. Otherwise, I've never found that to work either.
* See what your competition is doing - I have, and I noticed local competition is DROPPING OUT meaning I'm not the only 1. Providers in this town seem to pop up, and disappear. Me and a couple of gals in their 30s are the only ones who been up for awhile. Most people can't deal with this town's cheapskates and periods of NOTHINGNESS. It's good when it's good, BAD BAD BAD when it's bad. Lord it's bad.
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour - this is the only thing that TRULY works. It's no wonder when you travel, no matter what your rates or how bad your pics are...when you're the new bitch in town...everything works out well.
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?

Moral of the story? This job sucks and I hate it. I'm going back to school. It sucks because it's too transient, atleast in America. Maybe in Europe it's a real job. Not here.

Here's an example of an email today sent FROM a client: Well we seem to be doing all of this by meail and I am only on the computer now and then so it take longer you can call me to set something up if you liek and I do work for a living so I have ot work around that also 3**-91*-2**1
In a message dated 6/20/2012 11:52:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

And I'm still actually hoping to meet this fucker. Ugh. This asshole doesn't think what the fuck I'm doing is work? See what the fuck I mean and why I'm so god damn pent up?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 21 June 2012, 04:40:39 am
I don't see why any Indie who hates whoring needs to countdown days to get out of the business.
Either you do it, or you don't.

Because, I can't just stop cold turkey. A honey gotta have some money, dummy. (sorry to say dummy, it just all rhymes LOL)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Daisy_ on 21 June 2012, 06:31:47 am
I don't see why any Indie who hates whoring needs to countdown days to get out of the business.
Either you do it, or you don't.

Because, I can't just stop cold turkey. A honey gotta have some money, dummy. (sorry to say dummy, it just all rhymes LOL)

Maybe for some women taking a part-time job would be beneficial so that when things are slow you can at least cover your basic necessities?

Just a though  :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 21 June 2012, 09:12:31 am
ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile: Not on adultwork but have updated my ads
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you), yep, took some professional ones, regular client called to say how he almost had a heart attack, but his schedule tied up til July on his end.
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer" - did it, no takings
* Offer discounts for longer bookings - did it too, 2 timewasters called, 1 who I googled and he's a political compaigner, but booked before but noshowed.
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc) - done it, didn't help. well, half hour special got 1 client.
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc) - nobody but 1 guy books me every week (actually every 2 weeks), and he's already getting a HUGE discount. Otherwise, I've never found that to work either.
* See what your competition is doing - I have, and I noticed local competition is DROPPING OUT meaning I'm not the only 1. Providers in this town seem to pop up, and disappear. Me and a couple of gals in their 30s are the only ones who been up for awhile. Most people can't deal with this town's cheapskates and periods of NOTHINGNESS. It's good when it's good, BAD BAD BAD when it's bad. Lord it's bad.
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour - this is the only thing that TRULY works. It's no wonder when you travel, no matter what your rates or how bad your pics are...when you're the new bitch in town...everything works out well.
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?

Moral of the story? This job sucks and I hate it. I'm going back to school. It sucks because it's too transient, atleast in America. Maybe in Europe it's a real job. Not here.

Here's an example of an email today sent FROM a client: Well we seem to be doing all of this by meail and I am only on the computer now and then so it take longer you can call me to set something up if you liek and I do work for a living so I have ot work around that also 3**-91*-2**1
In a message dated 6/20/2012 11:52:01 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time

And I'm still actually hoping to meet this fucker. Ugh. This asshole doesn't think what the fuck I'm doing is work? See what the fuck I mean and why I'm so god damn pent up?

My advice Blaine is the job is obviously getting you down so don't do it.  You have the power to change it so therefore you need to look at yourself when moaning as you are the ONLY one who can change things.  Life is too short to do something that you are not enjoying.
Simple black and white no grey bits in the middle.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 21 June 2012, 09:49:00 am
Couldnt aggree more with all of that 

One thing i do find that works great is mini video clips  i have loads that i use and rotate depending on where i am   so when i  post an advert on say punternet or punterlink or escort ireland saying that im visiting / or availble i also post the link to my video   it get loads of hits this way and increased bookings  most of the guys that i see that are new say that they have seen one of the clips
    i did my first one that i still use  4 ++ years years ago sat on my sofa  its less than a minute long

in it i introduce myself say my name and ect  and at the end i  say  if you want to touch me kiss me and fuck me you need to to call me  that way you can get your hands on these ( and i drop the towel to show my boobs   ::) )
    The touch me kiss me f... me bit i copied from an old Sam Fox song  ( for those of you who remember the page 3 girl of the 80s showing my age now)  She did a song called Touch Me I want to feel your body  ;D ;D   i just changed a few words   

   if you click on my intro video you will see it here  it was done 4 years ago but its still good   http://www.adultwork.com/ViewProfile.asp?UserID=358631

it a cheap effective way of advertising yourself  i did mine on my webcam 

 i post different video links each time i post  i have 6 of them that use the most and  i rotate so guys dont see the same one and get bored
 
I have one of me in pvc and boots Its more of a domination tie and tease one  ( i call it thigh high boots pvc and me)

I have one of me in the shower that i call  hot and wet 

one called naughty boys  me in pvc catsuit telling guys im gonna smack there ass as i hit my thighs with a paddle or ruler

 I even did ones when i was on holiday in thailand and the maldives earlier this year  as its a fab setting but im yet to edit them properly   ( thats how sad i am  sat in the maldives in a fab villa and im trying to video myself in the outside shower) and if i go on holiday and there is a nice bathroom or balcony or beach im there with my camera forcing oh to video me in the sea ect   
Whenever i get photos done i get a few videos done as well that i may or may not use   
i have a page on my gallery that just for video clips that i use and  i can post the link so that guys can see maybe 3 - 4 vidoes of me

i also post the video  links on twitter ect and put my special offers on twitter as well 

other things can be  putting a calender on the front page of your website so that guys can see where you are
 
have your number on each page of your website but in particular the front page services and photos pages and the price pages

I put a special offer on of 1hr at 100 for mon - fri between 11-4pm bristol only  ive been doing this for years it can take a while for offers to take off  its on my adult work profile  but im strict and i dont let guys book it outside of this time
I have a yahoo group where i have 1200 members  i post once sometimes twice  a week with details of the special offer  i also post new photos / and my tours

even if im touring say in ireland or on holiday  i still post on punternet punterlink and adultwork and in my yahoo group every week without failt even though im not in the uk as i will be back in a few weeks  so my adverts stay up ( i set up an alarm on my phone so that i wont forget to do it )

if i blog on my blog then i copy and past it to my adultwork profile

all my adverts that i post i copy and save them and i have a folder called adverts on my pc
this way i can just copy /paste it into whereever i want to advertisie and it take seconds rather than having to spend ages thinking of what i want to say 

 
ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you)
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer"
* Offer discounts for longer bookings
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc)
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc)
* See what your competition is doing
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 21 June 2012, 10:24:34 am
btw if anyone is in my area the southwest and need a good photographer or someone to do videos clips  for website /adultwork private stuff
i have recently used and excellent photographer who did my most recent photos for me and some videos as well
   he charges between 150 -250 for 2- 3 hours  and it can be photos + videos however you want to work it its your choice

 he dosnt have a studio for this sort of work   So would need to be in hotel /apartment but if your visiting bristol bath area on tour and in hotel then  i would definatly reccomend him
he dose have his own professional website as well that if you want i can pm

he puts the photos vidoes on his website with a password you pick the one that you like and he then edits them photo shops them for you ect if
if you want your names ect put on them he can do that   edit the videos with your name /number website ect on it as well
Quick turnaround ie under 1 week
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Louise hall on 21 June 2012, 11:53:24 am
Blaine either put up (with it) or shut up !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 21 June 2012, 12:37:43 pm

Cat  that is a great list, the only other things I can think of are to extend your availablity if you can and blog.  And be consistant.  If you have a special offer for Saturday from 12pm until 6pm, stick to it.  Don't keep chopping and changing things, it takes time for things to filter down to the masses. If you keep changing services rates times etc clients will think you are unreliable and flaky.

Oh yeah check your listings/links make sure they are active and if they have pictures update those pictures.

Added :)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 21 June 2012, 12:38:56 pm
UPDATED...

ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you)
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer"
* Offer discounts for longer bookings
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc)
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc)
* See what your competition is doing
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts
* Extend your availability
* Start a blog, or write a new blog post
* Check your listings/links on the places you advertise
* Update any pics on advertisments/listings


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Emma_GFE on 21 June 2012, 01:21:35 pm
has picked up a little bit this week but seems to be evenings! x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: jessie19 on 21 June 2012, 02:13:30 pm
over 1000 fews and not one single booking this week,whats happening?is it just me,what im doing wrong?:'(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: clover on 21 June 2012, 05:31:39 pm
Paris, do you show your face in the videos. And if not, how do you go around it?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 21 June 2012, 07:42:07 pm
If you click on my adultwork profile that i posted above you can see my video  i basically did this one myself  i used my webcam on my laptop  and i pointed at my boobs 
i worked out how long it was going to take me and set it on a time for 10 seconds over it and then just recorded 
it took me several attempts to get it right it often dose 
i do the same thing  for other videos as well  if you have a client you know well you can always ask him to hold the camera for you   
if you have an iphone ipad or blackberry they all have reverse camera so you can record while you see yourself in the camera so you know what your doing

xxx Paris     

Paris, do you show your face in the videos. And if not, how do you go around it?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 21 June 2012, 07:47:12 pm
is there anyway that this can be either a sticky or put with the advertising thing that i wrote ages ago  its very good and informative  and simple to read as we always seem to get people asking  the same stuff    ;D  and this could easily get lost amongst other posts   

UPDATED...

ANYONE FINDING IT SLOW....

* Update your AW profile
* Get more pics (no need for professional pics, as long as they do look like you)
* Get a website
* Update your website
* Run a limited "special offer"
* Offer discounts for longer bookings
* Offer discounts during quiet times (such as Euro football, Olympics, etc)
* Offer (and advertise) discounts for REGULAR regulars (guys who book you every week, etc)
* See what your competition is doing
* Look at how social media can help your business
* Find more places to add your site link to
* Think about adding more services to your repartoire
* Tour
* Catch up with book-keeping/accounts
* Extend your availability
* Start a blog, or write a new blog post
* Check your listings/links on the places you advertise
* Update any pics on advertisments/listings


That's just off the top of my head - anyone want to add to this list?

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Foxing on 22 June 2012, 04:05:57 pm
Dunno what's wrong with my profile, still nothing, just some TWing cam bookings which come to nothing. Dunno what I've done wrong.  ??? :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 June 2012, 09:08:46 pm
thank goodness for repeat customers this week as otherwise I'd be having a very quiet week.
Not a huge amount happening. Doing ok. But worried.
Coin is ok though.
75% of business were repeats.
How do newbies survive?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 23 June 2012, 09:28:13 pm
thank goodness for repeat customers this week as otherwise I'd be having a very quiet week.
Not a huge amount happening. Doing ok. But worried.
Coin is ok though.
75% of business were repeats.
How do newbies survive?

My week slowed down to a full stop  :(

My repeats are very irregular so whilst I am grateful to them I cannot really depend on them in any particular week\month\3 monthly period.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 23 June 2012, 09:43:23 pm
Ouch, that is really tough.
I hate football too, and I'm sure it will pick up for you afterwards.
Repeats are brill and a known quantity to a degree,
but where have all the new clients gone.
My repeats are irregular too. Some haven't seen me for a month, some for years.
It's like that every week, though different clients. Once they see me first time they always come back. Though their orbital distance hugely varies.
But when I get a new client it's like "Oh!"

Bugger. I want to move.  Based on 2011, that's 41% of my business gone instantly.   :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: clover on 23 June 2012, 10:08:16 pm
I'm wondeing how the Olyimpics is going to affect us. Will it bring in more business, along with the tourists?

I've heard that hotel prices are going to rise sharply.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 23 June 2012, 10:14:48 pm
It doesn't help that where I live football IS a religion.

The Olympics seem very remote up here in Scotland.

If it turns out to be more than a big malefootballLOVEIN I might have to think of touring again next month.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Liverbird on 23 June 2012, 11:06:52 pm
Just had a text from a 'regular' who lately has become a pain in the arse and on the way to fast becoming an 'ex regular' :FF
He's got into the habit of texting late at weekends when he's had a 'few' and asking for a quicky. I do them, during working hours and they can be a great money spinner. He knows my hours, I give him discount as it is 'cos he was one of my first clients and we got on ok. (he doesn't have cheesy bits!!) Usually ignore him but tonight, bombarded with texts/missed calls (phone goes on silent/divert from 9pm until about 11pm in case of bookings for next day, then goes off) I just replied to last text, saying yes, ok, but it's ?60 as I class after 9pm as unsociable hours... I expect he's gone for a familiar alternative... a fuzzy old porn film, a can of beer in the left hand and his nob in t'other... Times are hard but standards of practice are essential for my well being!
x

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Escort38 on 23 June 2012, 11:13:05 pm
Just had a text from a 'regular' who lately has become a pain in the arse and on the way to fast becoming an 'ex regular' :FF
He's got into the habit of texting late at weekends when he's had a 'few' and asking for a quicky. I do them, during working hours and they can be a great money spinner. He knows my hours, I give him discount as it is 'cos he was one of my first clients and we got on ok. (he doesn't have cheesy bits!!) Usually ignore him but tonight, bombarded with texts/missed calls (phone goes on silent/divert from 9pm until about 11pm in case of bookings for next day, then goes off) I just replied to last text, saying yes, ok, but it's ?60 as I class after 9pm as unsociable hours... I expect he's gone for a familiar alternative... a fuzzy old porn film, a can of beer in the left hand and his nob in t'other... Times are hard but standards of practice are essential for my well being!
x

 

Hmm yes it is a little sad when a regular who has previously behaved impeccably begins to show
signs of becoming a timewaster. Not sure why they do this but it has happened to me on a few occasions.
I end up blocking them so don't have to deal with it any more but it is a bit of a puzzle
Could it be familiarity breeds contempt?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Liverbird on 23 June 2012, 11:21:47 pm
Yep, think you got it in one! It's a common theme on here and can be a hard lesson to learn, especially when new to this job.
We should put signs up in discreet places saying, 'GIVE DISCOUT AND YOU ARE DOOMED!' ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 24 June 2012, 12:01:32 am
Just had a text from a 'regular' who lately has become a pain in the arse and on the way to fast becoming an 'ex regular' :FF
He's got into the habit of texting late at weekends when he's had a 'few' and asking for a quicky. I do them, during working hours and they can be a great money spinner. He knows my hours, I give him discount as it is 'cos he was one of my first clients and we got on ok. (he doesn't have cheesy bits!!) Usually ignore him but tonight, bombarded with texts/missed calls (phone goes on silent/divert from 9pm until about 11pm in case of bookings for next day, then goes off) I just replied to last text, saying yes, ok, but it's ?60 as I class after 9pm as unsociable hours... I expect he's gone for a familiar alternative... a fuzzy old porn film, a can of beer in the left hand and his nob in t'other... Times are hard but standards of practice are essential for my well being!
x

 

Hmm yes it is a little sad when a regular who has previously behaved impeccably begins to show
signs of becoming a timewaster. Not sure why they do this but it has happened to me on a few occasions.
I end up blocking them so don't have to deal with it any more but it is a bit of a puzzle
Could it be familiarity breeds contempt?

hmm yes I think are right there.  I've had the same with a regular who started out being a good payer (offering over the odds for a 2 hour booking), then I did an overnight with him in a lovely hotel with tons of champagne, the next time he even paid me ?100 to go out for a drink with him!  Since then its been one cancellation after another (admittedly I had to cancel one too), offering to pay me by cheque, and he wants to chat for ages on the phone.  I've stopped replying to his texts today, I just can't be bothered anymore...  NEXT... !
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lady c on 24 June 2012, 11:36:52 pm
It is very very quiet not had a client for a week ,however turned a few away due to not having compatiable times but very quiet. I am now starting to see this as if it happens its a bonus and not rely on it so much especially when its football, holidays and stuff.. I am sure it will pick up a little.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 25 June 2012, 12:28:08 am

Quiet this week? Look at the BIG picture...

COULD BE:

Football.
and/or
End of month/Payday coming up.
and/or
Summer hols coming up.
and/or
Wet weather/floods affecting travel/desire.
and/or
Economy/Latest government proposals.
and/or
The NatWest/RBS computer problems.
and/or.........

There's a multitude of reasons why it's gone quiet recently. And you HAVE to look further than day to day/week to week for an overall finance evaluation. You're self-employed/running a business, and ultimately it's monthly/yearly income that's important.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 25 June 2012, 02:11:36 am
hmm yes I think are right there.  I've had the same with a regular who started out being a good payer (offering over the odds for a 2 hour booking), then I did an overnight with him in a lovely hotel with tons of champagne, the next time he even paid me ?100 to go out for a drink with him!  Since then its been one cancellation after another (admittedly I had to cancel one too), offering to pay me by cheque, and he wants to chat for ages on the phone.  I've stopped replying to his texts today, I just can't be bothered anymore...  NEXT... !

Oh tell me about it. Have a guy who's doing the same thing and after today I just don't know if I want to take his calls anymore.

He has booked me twice last year, $500 each. Even bought me a TV and microwave. However, he has since cancelled 3 times. Last summer, and then this week he claimed he didn't know his friends were taking him to casino/dinner on our scheduled date. I said okay...but I need a deposit to hold Sunday if you want to reschedule. He actually paid it, but then cancelled again citing forest fires in the area which is true....but he called me this morning asking if we could move the time up, then calls again later saying to cancel.

He keeps going on and on about how he knows it messes me up and that he hates to do that and apologizes. But after 3 times, some of that just starts seeming like either he's unorganized or unreliable and I just can't keep dealing with it.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Hot Pepper on 25 June 2012, 09:10:15 am
Just had my best weekend ever . Lots of calls and email enquiries too, including someone i saw a few times when i started last year, hope it stays good for e and gets better for everyone. I hear AW  has deleted over 1000 profiles recently so maybe that's a factor? Going to treat myself to red shoes i have been eyeing up.

xxx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 25 June 2012, 09:22:34 am
I don't really think 1000 profiles over the whole of the uk is going to make that much difference.

They usually do a purge on each area periodically and because it is done regularly it just isn't noticed in most areas.

Keep an eye on your own area and you will see what I mean over time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cat_BBW on 25 June 2012, 12:46:44 pm
There's still an incredible amount of fake profiles on AW - I was nosing about there last night while crossing my fingers for a cam client - I'd say that a good 20% of the DirectCam profiles that were logged on last night had fake pics, or were duplicate profiles etc.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 25 June 2012, 01:01:37 pm
hmm yes I think are right there.  I've had the same with a regular who started out being a good payer (offering over the odds for a 2 hour booking), then I did an overnight with him in a lovely hotel with tons of champagne, the next time he even paid me ?100 to go out for a drink with him!  Since then its been one cancellation after another (admittedly I had to cancel one too), offering to pay me by cheque, and he wants to chat for ages on the phone.  I've stopped replying to his texts today, I just can't be bothered anymore...  NEXT... !

Oh tell me about it. Have a guy who's doing the same thing and after today I just don't know if I want to take his calls anymore.

He has booked me twice last year, $500 each. Even bought me a TV and microwave. However, he has since cancelled 3 times. Last summer, and then this week he claimed he didn't know his friends were taking him to casino/dinner on our scheduled date. I said okay...but I need a deposit to hold Sunday if you want to reschedule. He actually paid it, but then cancelled again citing forest fires in the area which is true....but he called me this morning asking if we could move the time up, then calls again later saying to cancel.

He keeps going on and on about how he knows it messes me up and that he hates to do that and apologizes. But after 3 times, some of that just starts seeming like either he's unorganized or unreliable and I just can't keep dealing with it.

Nightmare!  Yes its annoying isn't it when a good client turns into a timewaster (whether or not is their fault!).  I will give the benefit of the doubt to a regular to a certain extent and then it just gets to breaking point and I let them drift away...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 25 June 2012, 01:47:50 pm
If I may say one thing on this thread, my stance is this:

When other ladies are moaning about having little or no work
through no great fault of their own, it does not look good when others
state they are busy busy busy.  Whether intended or not it does
look like boasting with a hint of smugness.

Far better to say nothing if one is doing well when others say they
aren't.

That's what I do.   ;)

I agree; If I were to come onto this thread and tell everyone when I'd had a great day I'd feel I was rubbing peoples noses in it so I keep stumm on thoses occaisions too.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 25 June 2012, 01:50:07 pm
There's still an incredible amount of fake profiles on AW - I was nosing about there last night while crossing my fingers for a cam client - I'd say that a good 20% of the DirectCam profiles that were logged on last night had fake pics, or were duplicate profiles etc.

Oh god yeh and the amount that are almost certainly (sadly) trafficked women.  They all have similar names, similar prices (and usually 0 feedbacks) and often the profiles are all set up on the same day too.  I've stopped looking as its just too depressing.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 25 June 2012, 03:07:05 pm
FOOTIE IS BUSTING MY BIZ BALLS AUGH  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: scarlettne on 25 June 2012, 06:24:13 pm
I hate the football with a passion, surprising though on Sunday when the England match was on I was actually busy the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and now today though zilch. I will never understand the swings and roundabouts in our work.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 25 June 2012, 06:25:21 pm
I was secretly pleased when Englang got knocked out last night LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 25 June 2012, 07:42:43 pm
Ladies, it's not just football. Football season here doesn't start til August. It's still been dead, but I'm going on tour tomorrow and my suspicions were proved....it's not me. It's the city. I've had several inquries in Arizona.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 25 June 2012, 09:07:16 pm
Personally enquiries are down but so are the amount of TWs! Less enquiries but more genuine ones at the moment so that'll do me! I usually only see on average 3 a week though preferring to earn the equivalent at times on cam! We'll see how this week goes but last week was just right.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Clarabella on 26 June 2012, 04:57:32 pm
God this week sucks!  Haven't had a single client since Sunday.  Not panicking though because I save and budget like a champ.  Just trying to keep myself occupied.  Soooo BORED.  Times like this, I miss routine.  But only a little  ;)  Next week will be heaving.  England is out and payday comes about.  Thank fook!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: leeds escort on 26 June 2012, 05:06:17 pm
im begining to think this is the new normal considering mervyn king has stated we are not even half way through this financial crisis, scary to say the least  :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: naughtyjas on 26 June 2012, 06:58:20 pm
im begining to think this is the new normal considering mervyn king has stated we are not even half way through this financial crisis, scary to say the least  :(

I'm thinking the same.  Another 5 years of this?  That is scary.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 26 June 2012, 07:28:47 pm
   Pandora started this thread in 2008   :o  nice to see that nothing has really changed that much

 
im begining to think this is the new normal considering mervyn king has stated we are not even half way through this financial crisis, scary to say the least  :(

I'm thinking the same.  Another 5 years of this?  That is scary.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 27 June 2012, 09:13:57 am
   Pandora started this thread in 2008   :o  nice to see that nothing has really changed that much

Well, I been in it since 2007 and I've noticed changes in different locations....but I think it's still slow. I was reading a client forum the other day and an archive from 2001 showed that back then, people actually CHOSE how many clients they wanted to see per day. One girl chose to see only 1 a day. Another 2-4 a day.

These days, you take it as it comes. Where da money at? Give me give me give me!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: PoshTotty on 27 June 2012, 10:11:28 am
I've never been the busiest lady in the biz (which is fine with me - quality not quantity) but it is quiet at the moment. It seems that the only new enquiries I'm getting are for days that I'm already booked/have other plans  ::) or are from TWs. The only emails I've had over the last few days have been from the same man with 4 different email addies and names (IP checker is now my best friend 8) )
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: dee_licious on 27 June 2012, 10:13:46 am
Its been way too quite lately though all I seem to get are enquiries and a lot of cancelled bookings. Hope it improves soon
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 27 June 2012, 10:27:41 am
i just checked the exact actual exact date that Pandora started this  it was October 2008.  This was one month after all the banks crashed in america  dollar dropped ect  and that the airline went bust in Turkey and America ect  leaving thousands stranded 
 
 i didnt check the orginal date just the year 2008 but it real proof that as soon as the recession hit it began affecting business 

 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 27 June 2012, 10:44:15 am
This week been quiet for me too.I don't think I have been this quiet since we had all that snow.Fingers crossed for next week x x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 27 June 2012, 02:53:51 pm
Well I have to work on my bday now because of this (tomorrow). Great  >:(

Oh well, life has been worse, I will be able to make my bills and maybe give the money I owe to my mate (I fucking hope so or she'll kill me).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 27 June 2012, 02:58:15 pm
pss dont tell !! ive rung in sick from my part time job (as my back is bad excuse) but shall be at home making some cash as need it urgently its so quiet ....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 27 June 2012, 09:01:52 pm
Well, just a little bit of hope here...I actually had no bookings over the weekend but had a couple clients send in deposits, but one was visiting from elsewhere (regular) and the other out of state.

Almost like walking on air, you know...to have money without actually 'working', but I'm certainly not getting comfortable with it. The need for deposits is arising due to the state of things, and getting them certainly obliges you to take the booking no matter what.

And remember, things may be slow at home but it's not like that when in a new city.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 28 June 2012, 04:25:41 pm
i just checked the exact actual exact date that Pandora started this  it was October 2008.  This was one month after all the banks crashed in america  dollar dropped ect
 i didnt check the orginal date just the year 2008 but it real proof that as soon as the recession hit it began affecting business
The crash took a while to hit me.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Spangle on 28 June 2012, 07:42:53 pm
I'm so glad England are out and Euro's almost over as such tournaments really have a negative impact on my business.
I hate offering discounts of any kind, but have recently found a method that really works for me.
I offer an early booking discount of ?20 per hour on condition that:

-The client has positive AW feedback. Actually, this is pretty much a prerequisite to see me anyway.
-The client can arrange the time by phone if they prefer, but I must receive the booking request by 11pm the night before the appointment at the latest.

This doesn't encourage anyone to book me that wouldn't have done so anyway, but it does cut down on guys leaving it until the last minute and me being unavailable. It's soo frustrating to have a totally dead day then have 3 guys ring at once requesting to see me within the next hour and saying "Dam, I knew I should have arranged it last night".

Spangle x

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 28 June 2012, 08:29:24 pm
i just checked the exact actual exact date that Pandora started this  it was October 2008.  This was one month after all the banks crashed in america  dollar dropped ect  and that the airline went bust in Turkey and America ect  leaving thousands stranded 
 
 i didnt check the orginal date just the year 2008 but it real proof that as soon as the recession hit it began affecting business

And strangely 2008 was the busiest year I ever had. It was my first year and before the massive influx of new faces from home and abroad. 7 times as many in my area than in 2008.

I am lucky I got started then and built up a good customer base which has stood me well.  I must say I would hate to be starting now. This year is up about 15% on last year and the previous years have been steady.  It goes to show that hard core marketing and being nice to your customers is the name of the game to stay successful.  Plus have a sixth sense for time wasters to keep you sane!!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 28 June 2012, 10:34:33 pm
I'm so glad England are out and Euro's almost over as such tournaments really have a negative impact on my business.
I hate offering discounts of any kind, but have recently found a method that really works for me.

After offering specials/discounts few weeks ago...I've come to the conclusion they don't work for me nor drum up extra business.

But it pisses me off when clients seem to think they are entitled to one at any given point. Trying to smuggle in extra services by saying they want a massage knowing damn well they want more than that. You get the discount when you have the chance!

It goes to show that hard core marketing and being nice to your customers is the name of the game to stay successful.  Plus have a sixth sense for time wasters to keep you sane!!!

Not all the time. I've bend over backwards for customers, offered services that others either don't do or charge extra for...and I think I should still have more to show for it.

Escorting isn't always a fair market. Seems like you just get what you can when you get it and keep it moving. I can be nice, but my patience is limited when I go into a massage/happy ending appointment and they then want to turn it into fucking and making out. No, it's going to be extra. I don't kiss massage clients. But I'm doubtful whether they'd hire me again whether I went all the way with it or not. But I'm certainly not going to risk doing more on the off chance that'll make em want to book again.

Now last week was the one exception where I did do more with the guy. But he was perfectly my type and I'd be denying myself by not having sex with him LOL.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 28 June 2012, 11:08:55 pm
I must say I would hate to be starting now. This year is up about 15% on last year and the previous years have been steady.  It goes to show that hard core marketing and being nice to your customers is the name of the game to stay successful.  Plus have a sixth sense for time wasters to keep you sane!!!

Totally agree Pandora.  I say in my ads/profiles ................. that  if respect is not shown in the call prior to the booking then I will terminate the call and if I am not shown respect or if anyone tries to push my boundaries during the booking then I will terminate the booking immediately ................. and I do.  No respect = No booking = No refund. Simples.  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 01 July 2012, 01:21:36 pm
ive been really quiet the last week or so...skint is not the word! my friend reckons it depends on time of the month i.e everyone gets paid at the end/beginning of th emonth...yeah ok...but alot get paid weekly! right?bloody depressing whatever it is! lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 01 July 2012, 01:26:32 pm
Its been painfully slow in west London !! I have only 2 bookings a day, just have a client scheduled today at 2pm fingers crossed then shall stop early . Wishing that monday we get busier payday and all that. fingers crossed and legs uncrossed !!!
good luck to you ladies and keep safe 
xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 01 July 2012, 02:26:29 pm
Its been painfully slow in west London !! I have only 2 bookings a day, just have a client scheduled today at 2pm fingers crossed then shall stop early . Wishing that monday we get busier payday and all that. fingers crossed and legs uncrossed !!!
good luck to you ladies and keep safe 
xx
Only two bookings a day? That's perfect for me! I've taken about a week off though as its my birthday and I want to relax and enjoy myself. I have enough money saved at the moment so it's nice to have time off doing nothing or shopping lol
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 01 July 2012, 03:09:09 pm
Its been painfully slow in west London !! I have only 2 bookings a day, just have a client scheduled today at 2pm fingers crossed then shall stop early . Wishing that monday we get busier payday and all that. fingers crossed and legs uncrossed !!!
good luck to you ladies and keep safe 
xx

Lots of us myself included would be delighted with 2 bookings a day.  I usually average 8-14 clients a week when working fulltime, which suits me just fine for various reasons (including my sanity)

However this week 3.5 hours jeez!

[edit] I guess I sometimes tend to use the word booking to denote a standard length of time - in this case an hour
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sarita on 01 July 2012, 03:36:25 pm
Surely a good or bad week depends on how long the bookings are, rather than the number that have come through the door?

I wouldn't consider it a good week if I'd seen 10 guys for half an hour each, but if I'd seen 10 guys for 2 hours plus each I'd be very happy!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Cherry-D on 01 July 2012, 03:48:21 pm
i would love 2 a day lol would suit me down to the ground!  :P
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 01 July 2012, 06:32:21 pm
i think it all depends on what you need to make each week or month  your outgoing  and your debt ect   
for some 2 bookings a day i hr would be fine ( but it depends on how much that 1 hr is ) for others  5 bookings a day would be good day 

i tend to look at what i have made at the end of the week not day because  each day can be very different 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Mellow on 02 July 2012, 04:43:31 pm
Cannot beleive this -  had a really awful upsetting day personally; the weather is vile (just tipping it down); the only (blocked) calls I get are from those saved as 'CreepyTwat' and 'ForeignVivaIdiot'  UNTIL around 4.30 pm I get 2 calls in quick succession that I cannot answer because I'm in a taxi  :FF :FF :FF :FF

I try and console myself with the fact that going by the law of averages at least one them would have been a timewaster!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Foxing on 05 July 2012, 12:13:12 pm
Hmm I would love someone to rewrite my profile for AW....something's not working for me and I can't work out what?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: bananamuffin on 05 July 2012, 01:55:07 pm
Don't worry, me either! I am the most unwanted prossie on the planet lol!!!!

PM me if you want to swap AW/website details and we'll critique each other - kindly of course!!!!

First booking tonight for WEEKS and WEEKS - three hours of BDSM. Not got a clue how to stretch it out that long but have sat and written some ideas down so I don't just stand there going errrr, ummm!!!! Hopefully I'll swing it ok.

I'm in the "making ?300 a week would be absolutely great for me" category - but I'm not even making ?3 a week. I've given up worrying about it though. They either book me or they don't - I don't think there's much else I can do at this point. Hey ho.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Liverbird on 05 July 2012, 07:09:36 pm

First booking tonight for WEEKS and WEEKS - three hours of BDSM. Not got a clue how to stretch it out that long but have sat and written some ideas down so I don't just stand there going errrr, ummm!!!! Hopefully I'll swing it ok.

Hope all goes well for your BDSM booking.

Maybe focus on 'the ex', (surely we all have one?) who drove you to distraction, broke your heart, then dumped you! How many times have you wished to tie that egomaniac up and treat him to a little derision? This guy will do... He wants to be punished, you get catharsis.;D
I'm sure I don't need to add that rules must apply, safety first and foremost of course but let it out, make him obey you!
x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: clover on 06 July 2012, 12:57:09 pm
Currently on tour, it's the 5th day in Leeds and it's been absolutely DEAD. I mean, not even one booking! I've been reliably getting bookings almost everyday since the beginning of the year, and this is a total shock! Never had this before! The first two days here in Leeds I had lots of timewster calls (the "whereabouts are yea?" uttered by a thug-like voice types), now even the tw's have gone quiet! WTF's going on?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 06 July 2012, 05:19:39 pm
Lol you know its dead when even the tws don't bother you
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 06 July 2012, 06:05:38 pm
Well, if it's dead for you Paris then we ALL NEED to worry now!  ;D

Seriously, I was really busy till last week (had NO complaints) and all of a sudden I'm experiencing the biggest nosedrive EVER.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 06 July 2012, 07:19:29 pm
 lol its very quiet this week  like you last week i was really really busy and was turning them away but this week its like  I'm checking my phone to make sure its actually working and not died  if it wasn't for regular clients it would be a bit of a washout 
I've also had 3 punter net reports in the last week  all are by guys that have written at least 10 other reports so genuine ect but it hasn't  made any difference at all




Well, if it's dead for you Paris then we ALL NEED to worry now!  ;D

Seriously, I was really busy till last week (had NO complaints) and all of a sudden I'm experiencing the biggest nosedrive EVER.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 07 July 2012, 07:16:13 am
I had a slight break last week: 2 regular clients and they were 2 hours and then 4 hours. So it atleast kept me from knawing on my nails in nervousness LOL.

However, it's still been dead for my paid ads. So much to the point that I let one of my main ads expire (I paid$ 50 for it last month and didn't get shit locally from it. $50 that could have stayed in my bank account).

Even worse, I just don't even want to part with my money on ads anymore. It's becoming a waste. I'm using free sites...which pay less, but get better results. Massage/half-hours etc. But with the way things are going I refuse to pay for any ads unless I'm going on tour. I know ParisB mentioned in the past about how important it is to advertise, but honestly...it's like it's not working. I don't want to keep throwing money down the drain.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Janie_J on 08 July 2012, 01:03:08 am
Lol you know its dead when even the tws don't bother you

Ditto....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: suggestivealexis on 08 July 2012, 07:49:02 pm
 ???
 had my one and only regular tell me last time that i need to loose weight, grrrrr. cumon now tell mesomething i don't know. altho i'm now with an agency as well as independant. it has been dead recently. not great when my gorgeous friend (not a big mama like myself) is fightin them off with a barge pole.
ah well c'est la vie

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sultress000 on 08 July 2012, 09:44:33 pm
agree i was busy last week and this week was atrocious.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 09 July 2012, 07:38:03 am
I finally been able to get some work in...and found out the culprit was my advertising! The main site I normally like to advertise on that pays the most is DEAD locally.

So, I been using craigslist again lately and been getting decent clients, although lower than the rates I'd normally charge. However, I've had more money to spend and I didn't even bother renewing the other website although I do plan to soon...just wanted to keep my spending money for the weekend!

The classifieds can be hit or miss, but truth be told...when push comes to shove it has always been the go to place when things get rough and tough and you have nowhere else to turn. Its a CLASSIFIED. Meaning people are going there to buy and pay for things. Unfortunently, the escorts sites seem to turn into 'membership clubs' where the same clients look at the site over and over again. The classifieds tend to broadcast to a much wider audience...I ask some of them and they never even heard of some sites I'm on. and all this time I was thinking something wrong with me or my ads!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 09 July 2012, 01:53:10 pm
I finally been able to get some work in...and found out the culprit was my advertising! The main site I normally like to advertise on that pays the most is DEAD locally.

So, I been using craigslist again lately and been getting decent clients, although lower than the rates I'd normally charge. However, I've had more money to spend and I didn't even bother renewing the other website although I do plan to soon...just wanted to keep my spending money for the weekend!

The classifieds can be hit or miss, but truth be told...when push comes to shove it has always been the go to place when things get rough and tough and you have nowhere else to turn. Its a CLASSIFIED. Meaning people are going there to buy and pay for things. Unfortunently, the escorts sites seem to turn into 'membership clubs' where the same clients look at the site over and over again. The classifieds tend to broadcast to a much wider audience...I ask some of them and they never even heard of some sites I'm on. and all this time I was thinking something wrong with me or my ads!

Glad to hear things have picked up for you Blaine xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 09 July 2012, 04:54:54 pm
I can't find craiglist?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 09 July 2012, 05:02:16 pm
It's not really used over here, Kylie although there's pages of fake ads in London for the unwary, apparently. Think Vivastreet or Gumtree, only without the sophistication.

Advertising for us here is a lot easier and cheaper than it is for ladies in the US, partly because we're not breaking the law and partly because there is so much competition between the main sites which tends to keep it reasonable. There just aren't the sites over there and as Blaine has said, the ones there are (with the exception of the likes of Eros) don't have the spread or the exposure that ours do.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 09 July 2012, 05:20:29 pm
I'm just back from Belfast (full of the cold  :( :'( ) and wanted to let anyone know that is thinking of going over that the Ulsterbank problem has still not been sorted out and is having a BIG effect on business over there.   Many guys still arent getting the money that they want and many are having big problems and this is having an affect on business.  Not just for touring girls but also for local workers too.

If anyone thinks this should be in another section please feel free to move it, I just didnt want anyone to waste their money going over.

It is also the times of the Orange Walks (something the English might not understand but if you google 'orange walk belfast' you will still find out.  There will be more police presence which doesnt really affect indies but it does make guys jumpy and there is usually a lot of trouble at this time.  It usually lasts from now till the end of July.

If I can help with any other info I dont mind answering any questions.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 10 July 2012, 12:10:06 am
I knew it was an American thing but I can't even find the website.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 10 July 2012, 12:23:46 am
Quote
Advertising for us here is a lot easier and cheaper than it is for ladies in the US, partly because we're not breaking the law and partly because there is so much competition between the main sites which tends to keep it reasonable. There just aren't the sites over there and as Blaine has said, the ones there are (with the exception of the likes of Eros) don't have the spread or the exposure that ours do.

I got to (slightly) disagree. The main directories here (think AW, punterlink,punternet, oz, classifieds  etc..) are all located abroad (despite being UK advertising venues) and there's a clear reason for it so maybe what we're doing is legal but what they're doing not so much. The laws are not that different after all. Interestingly enough in the US the main advertising sites (EROS, Backpage, craigslist and TER) are all US based. Go figure.

 ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: amy on 10 July 2012, 12:53:32 am
Advertising sex for sale in the UK is not illegal. If you really want me to split hairs (and if I have any left after tearing most of mine out these last couple of days), what I meant was advertising is more expensive for the people working in the US. than it is generally for those of us working in the UK.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kizzie on 13 July 2012, 08:05:22 pm
I have sat here for 8 solid hours now.  I have had one hour from a reg which was booked in advance!  I have rung my phone to check its working.  Im updating every 15 mins (it feels like).  :FF i obviously am skint and needed a good day! Aaaaaaaaarrrgh! nuff said!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: bananamuffin on 13 July 2012, 08:08:35 pm
That waiting around knowing I've got a room to pay for just does my head in!!

Got my first ever SECOND booking for a 3 hour sess next week - whoop whoop!!! This is a first for me. Hurrah! Wish it was an outcall though (I'm never satisfied you know!!) I HATE shelling out for a venue! Turns my 3 hour money into 2 hrs - I should change my name to Max Profit shouldn't I!!! I hate all outgoings.

Hope something (well, someone) turns up Kizzie. xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kizzie on 13 July 2012, 08:13:57 pm
Thnks, it better or I may even consider (gulp and look away those who find this as offensive as I do - DISCOUNTING!) LOL
lets all have a good week next week! Except anyone in Chelmsford obviously - I want all available clients to come to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 13 July 2012, 08:37:33 pm
Oi you know i'm in Chelmsford! lol

This week has been really good for me actually, and a few of my regulars keeping it up. But I really can't do that whole sitting around waiting for bookings it would do my head in.. That's why I prefer advance bookings and don't take last min ones so if I'm out doing something keeping busy I always ask for 1-2 hours notice. Depends on how many clients you like to see though I suppose.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: naughtyjas on 13 July 2012, 09:05:38 pm
Hey Kizzie and Kylie, I'm in Braintree and it's been dead here as well.  Must be something in the Essex Water stopping men from getting randy.

Hope it picks up soon, I got bills to pay.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 13 July 2012, 09:07:55 pm
Hey Kizzie and Kylie, I'm in Braintree and it's been dead here as well.  Must be something in the Essex Water stopping men from getting randy.

Hope it picks up soon, I got bills to pay.
It always picks up. Trust me x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: kizzie on 13 July 2012, 09:10:36 pm
wondered if you'd bite! lol  ;)
i generlly see round 3  day but only work 3 days or so.  Heavens Angel busy too!  Oh god, that's it.  I'm over :o :o
 :'(
me too jas, me too! Chin up my lovley.  If it carries on perhaps we can start a collective for poor Essex Ladies of Negotiable Virtue!

yep, but like jas wot with the 15 kids (and only half of them in care ::) lol) I got bills to py NOW!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 13 July 2012, 09:13:46 pm
wondered if you'd bite! lol  ;)
i generlly see round 3  day but only work 3 days or so.  Heavens Angel busy too!  Oh god, that's it.  I'm over :o :o
 :'(
me too jas, me too! Chin up my lovley.  If it carries on perhaps we can start a collective for poor Essex Ladies of Negotiable Virtue!

yep, but like jas wot with the 15 kids (and only half of them in care ::) lol) I got bills to py NOW!
Lol! I do hope it gets better for you though. I go through days where its shit but it honestly always picks up.

Maybe it's because I've dropped a dress size haha! You never know!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 14 July 2012, 12:48:24 pm
Chelmsford brings back memories  - i bought my dog Hooker  from Chelmsford last year  it was a total spur of the moment thing we didn't leave until 6pm that night and it was a mad dash up the motorway some asshole had dropped some bricks onto the dual carriageway so there was a mad detour of about 50 bloody miles  the place was right out in the sticks  ( back of beyond)  the dog had never been on a bloody lead or even the slightest bit trained,  so it was like having a 12 stone out of control puppy to train 
but he was worth the 7 hr round trip 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 17 July 2012, 05:50:16 pm
I wish I had some clients to boast to...!  :-[  cue the tumbleweeds....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 17 July 2012, 07:58:45 pm
I wish I had some clients to boast to...!  :-[  cue the tumbleweeds....

 :( ???

It has been quiet hasn't it?

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: xprincesspx on 17 July 2012, 11:33:33 pm
This has been my quietest week EVER!!!

Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: KatieKurves on 18 July 2012, 10:14:10 am
Im giving my flat up & working from home beginning of Sept. It's been so quiet!!

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 18 July 2012, 10:23:31 am
i know even regs,not coming out........ :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 18 July 2012, 03:40:52 pm
Maybe it is something to do the weather.  It has been consistant for me so not moaning but then I work solely fromhome so no added costs to take on board.  What one says is quiet can be busy for someone else.  I am expecting it will turn moderately slow from Thursday onwards when the schools kick out. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 18 July 2012, 05:15:36 pm
Advanced bookings for me our dead these days but I'm taking more same day calls now which is helping me tick over but I'd be stuffed if I didn't do my cam work as well! Dreading the summer hols as I will only be able to take advanced bookings so I can get sort child care out, there's no way I'm risking putting the kids into child care "just in case"! I'll do it for a couple of days for my own sanity but will be sticking to advanced one hour appointments and camming in an evening when they're in bed for the next 4.5 weeks whilst they're at home! Ho hum!  :-\
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Dani on 18 July 2012, 08:29:13 pm
Work has slowed down quite a bit recently but I am lucky that I have my regs so I still managed 3 or 4 a day otherwise I would be right up shit creek without a paddle as have the costs of a work flat on top of everything else.  I never find the summer holidays make that much difference as most of my regs tend to be of an age where their kids are all grown up (she says with fingers crossed that she has now not bloody well jinxed herself)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lili69 on 18 July 2012, 10:21:23 pm
I've got a summer holidays discount running its bagged me an extra one or two...

I'm also trying to drum up business with a presence on a punter forum, although I am trying to take it all with a pinch of salt on there and not say anything controversial, just try to be professional and friendly, etc.  I've got a couple of potential bookings from it so I guess every little helps...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 19 July 2012, 12:35:15 am
I've got a summer holidays discount running its bagged me an extra one or two...

I'm also trying to drum up business with a presence on a punter forum, although I am trying to take it all with a pinch of salt on there and not say anything controversial, just try to be professional and friendly, etc.  I've got a couple of potential bookings from it so I guess every little helps...
Lol I really hope it's not the one I'm thinking of!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lady_Lust_XXX on 19 July 2012, 09:21:48 am
I'm also trying to drum up business with a presence on a punter forum, although I am trying to take it all with a pinch of salt on there and not say anything controversial, just try to be professional and friendly, etc.  I've got a couple of potential bookings from it so I guess every little helps...

What you have to remember re forums is (apart from the bitchiness from other users) that there is minimum number of users compared to number of guys who use prossies.  You also have to be very careful not to be seen as touting as this is usually one of the rules on prossie/client forums.  Stay safe.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: River on 31 July 2012, 08:43:18 pm
July is always dead for me.  Some years I panic, Some years I try to go with the flow.
And accept how things are. Like when I've done all the realistic
and accessible things to improve volume and it remains static.
A long break this year, which was very nice.
But did I fully switch off?  Nope. Site updates, AW, answering emails, two provisional bookings...
At least that is stuff I enjoy doing and I guess most people who are not an employee
never really let go of business, while on the beach.
Anyway, refreshed which is important.   :)


 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 31 July 2012, 08:44:50 pm
Thank the Lord for pay days I say! Picked up no end this week thankfully here, I'm having to turn them away as I've got the kids at home with me half of the week!!  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Midsummer on 31 July 2012, 09:05:28 pm
I had a field report posted this week, that alone usually boosts business, I updated website and AW, put myself as available today, and still quiet here. Don't know what I'm doing wrong!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 31 July 2012, 09:47:36 pm
July is always dead-dead-dead for me so I usually go on holidays. In August business picks up a little bit and it's better. I would say July and February are the slowest months of the year for me business wise. I decided to not go on vacation July this year cause I thought my business would be booming due to the Olympics turist influx.

BOY WAS I WRONG!   (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/tears/t2319.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-tears.php) 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sequin on 01 August 2012, 12:25:31 am
Hi, I tried AW for the first time today (available today, phone number display, local escorts search) and all day I've not had one single call! 

I wasn't expecting my phone to go off the hook or anything, but I thought I'd get a few calls and maybe one booking..but precisely zilch!?

I'm guessing it isn't but as I haven't tried AW before - is this normal?     

Its also made me think, maybe its the Olympics? 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: figa98 on 01 August 2012, 10:40:44 am
I guess it would depend where you are in the UK?.I thought it would of been busier in London because of it.

I am in Manchester and having the usual summer hols dip,happens every year.Its just one of the quieter times of year.Am glad as I am having a few weeks off while its quiet.

Normally pics up in September,but thats not set in stone x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 01 August 2012, 11:15:20 am
are you in central london as  i was there last weekend sun mon tue wed  and the first three days were manic  i even resorted to taking a  booking quite late   on the condition that he brought me some bottles  of diet coke as i didn't get chance to go and get anything and i can work all day but i need my diet coke to keep me going, the first 3 days were awesome , but come the wednesday which was the day that the  Olympic lanes started in london it went very quiet and i think thats because of the  the start of the Olympics 


July is always dead-dead-dead for me so I usually go on holidays. In August business picks up a little bit and it's better. I would say July and February are the slowest months of the year for me business wise. I decided to not go on vacation July this year cause I thought my business would be booming due to the Olympics turist influx.

BOY WAS I WRONG!   (http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/tears/t2319.gif) (http://yoursmiles.org/t-tears.php)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sequin on 01 August 2012, 01:18:01 pm
I'm in central London!  Surely I should have got one call?   ???   

Has anyone else experienced the same?  Particulary in this area?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Devilish Afro on 01 August 2012, 01:29:37 pm
I'm in central London and had a booking via AW on Monday and another which was cancelled :'(. Got a phone call today from a guy looking for a threesome with me and and another guy :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sequin on 01 August 2012, 01:54:46 pm
I'm in central London and had a booking via AW on Monday and another which was cancelled :'(. Got a phone call today from a guy looking for a threesome with me and and another guy :FF

I know its crap!  Do you think the Olmpics has caused a downturn?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Devilish Afro on 01 August 2012, 01:57:38 pm
I'm in central London and had a booking via AW on Monday and another which was cancelled :'(. Got a phone call today from a guy looking for a threesome with me and and another guy :FF

I know its crap!  Do you think the Olmpics has caused a downturn?

I don't know. No idea. Who knows?! Not I.
 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Vampera on 01 August 2012, 02:21:22 pm
I don't want to sound like I'm gloating....I'm just letting you know how it is for me....

I'm on AW and things are pretty buzzing for me right now.....I've not been able to accept Bookings up until today because I've had the Plumber in to fix my Hot Water (or lack thereof) but I have a Booking for this Afternoon for 2 hours....so we'll see if he turns up.

It could be busy for me because I'm literally 15 minutes away from the Olympic Venue so maybe the people staying around here are wanting to see me....not sure....

Don't forget Sequin to keep updating your Profile (to do this you need to just change a few Words on your Profile) and it will put you at the top of the Search Results....I also find Available Today quite good...but doesn't always make a difference....

Hope that gives a different perspective on things....
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: pandora on 01 August 2012, 05:00:22 pm
Watching the men's final on the TV at the moment.

I am more than happy to offer free, team building support on production of their Olympic passes.  Wow the physiques and strength of these guys and I though the swimmers, divers, (and obviously the lovely Tom) were eye candy.

Does it matter that is quiet when we can watch fine sport? Not in my book.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: strawberry on 01 August 2012, 06:10:29 pm
Watching the men's final on the TV at the moment.

I am more than happy to offer free, team building support on production of their Olympic passes.  Wow the physiques and strength of these guys and I though the swimmers, divers, (and obviously the lovely Tom) were eye candy.

Does it matter that is quiet when we can watch fine sport? Not in my book.

Ha ha.

I'm finding it no different to usual, somedays everyone wants me and I'm turning down bookings, other days are quiet. Usually works out ok in the end.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 01 August 2012, 08:11:54 pm
Ive been suprised at how busy I have been this week, thinking its going to be very quiet for lots of reasons,* make hey whilst the sun shines* I say!
was very busy In Cambridge monday on my tour day and here back home in london...

 :D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ladyjennaj on 03 August 2012, 08:57:41 am
It's been dead here too :(
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lunar Moon on 03 August 2012, 10:05:47 am

Don't forget Sequin to keep updating your Profile (to do this you need to just change a few Words on your Profile) and it will put you at the top of the Search Results....I also find Available Today quite good...but doesn't always make a difference....

Hope that gives a different perspective on things....

I have been mega busy this week too I always go on Local Escorts Search I find that works for me and I also bump my profile through the day between appointments.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 03 August 2012, 11:59:52 am

i was reading only yesterday that many business in london are reporting anything between 30 -50 percent down on the same time last year  so yeah i think the games has affected most people  of course some will do fine and they won't be affected in the slightest but most will be

I'm in central London and had a booking via AW on Monday and another which was cancelled :'(. Got a phone call today from a guy looking for a threesome with me and and another guy :FF

I know its crap!  Do you think the Olmpics has caused a downturn?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ebony princess on 03 August 2012, 03:04:03 pm
also if your brand new with zero feedback the bookings arent going to just flow in. there are hundreds of girls available right now.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Sensualtouch on 03 August 2012, 03:09:39 pm
Well I'm based in Manchester and have good feedback on aw. I think the combination of summer holidays (for schools) and the olympic games has had a big effect on work/calls. Roll on September and things should go back to some sort of normality.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Coty on 03 August 2012, 03:53:16 pm

i was reading only yesterday that many business in London are reporting anything between 30 -50 percent down on the same time last year  so yeah i think the games has affected most people  of course some will do fine and they won't be affected in the slightest but most will be


Yes everyone seems to be staying round the Stratford area. Hotels in London are dropping their prices. One near Hyde park went from ?500 to under ?100 for a night. Restaurants in Central London are suffering as everyone who normally go there are staying away thinking it's congested. I've found the roads to be almost empty compared to usual:-D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 03 August 2012, 05:50:20 pm
Watching the men's final on the TV at the moment.

I am more than happy to offer free, team building support on production of their Olympic passes.  Wow the physiques and strength of these guys and I though the swimmers, divers, (and obviously the lovely Tom) were eye candy.

Does it matter that is quiet when we can watch fine sport? Not in my book.

Ha ha.

I'm finding it no different to usual, somedays everyone wants me and I'm turning down bookings, other days are quiet. Usually works out ok in the end.
Yes I agree with this. It is a little busyier maybe but when it's quieter I still manage to see a couple of clients most days and always end up toping up the quieter times with overnights. So it always works out okay.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 03 August 2012, 05:52:59 pm

Don't forget Sequin to keep updating your Profile (to do this you need to just change a few Words on your Profile) and it will put you at the top of the Search Results....I also find Available Today quite good...but doesn't always make a difference....

Hope that gives a different perspective on things....

I have been mega busy this week too I always go on Local Escorts Search I find that works for me and I also bump my profile through the day between appointments.
I always feature my profile on the local search, it's defiently worth it. I was escort of the day the other and that brought in loads of new clients too.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: The Bachelor on 04 August 2012, 11:16:01 pm
Yes everyone seems to be staying round the Stratford area. Hotels in London are dropping their prices. One near Hyde park went from ?500 to under ?100 for a night. Restaurants in Central London are suffering as everyone who normally go there are staying away thinking it's congested. I've found the roads to be almost empty compared to usual:-D

Oh yeah that's right...so is the business in London booming now with the Olympics going on?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 04 August 2012, 11:24:50 pm
Yes everyone seems to be staying round the Stratford area. Hotels in London are dropping their prices. One near Hyde park went from ?500 to under ?100 for a night. Restaurants in Central London are suffering as everyone who normally go there are staying away thinking it's congested. I've found the roads to be almost empty compared to usual:-D

Oh yeah that's right...so is the business in London booming now with the Olympics going on?

Only in Stratford and nearby it seems.

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: TeenKylie on 05 August 2012, 01:22:33 am
Yes everyone seems to be staying round the Stratford area. Hotels in London are dropping their prices. One near Hyde park went from ?500 to under ?100 for a night. Restaurants in Central London are suffering as everyone who normally go there are staying away thinking it's congested. I've found the roads to be almost empty compared to usual:-D

Oh yeah that's right...so is the business in London booming now with the Olympics going on?

Only in Stratford and nearby it seems.

xx
Well like I said I'm in Essex and it does seem busier.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 05 August 2012, 09:18:09 am
Yes everyone seems to be staying round the Stratford area. Hotels in London are dropping their prices. One near Hyde park went from ?500 to under ?100 for a night. Restaurants in Central London are suffering as everyone who normally go there are staying away thinking it's congested. I've found the roads to be almost empty compared to usual:-D

Oh yeah that's right...so is the business in London booming now with the Olympics going on?

Only in Stratford and nearby it seems.

xx
Well like I said I'm in Essex and it does seem busier.

Could also be because its the first week of the month. Though I suppose it depends where in Essex you are. If you're close to London I guess it could be the reason...

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Green Carnation on 06 August 2012, 11:41:30 am
I have been very slow since mid July and now in August it's only going to get worse (for me). Looking back, I have always been slow in late summer season, so I am trying not to freak out. But this is really frustrating. Due to the Olympics all my usual incall places are either booked out or too expensive, and outcall business is pretty much non existant at this time of year ( in London anyway). Therefore I am going away for 2 weeks, and looking forward to September!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 15 August 2012, 11:38:07 pm
It's slow for me at the min, but it is the summer holidays so bound to happen
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 16 August 2012, 01:08:15 pm
took a late night lovely client yesterday i dont work all week. Hope things pick up Friday. Have a good one ladies x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 26 August 2012, 01:58:10 pm
Nothing but utter TWs today. Since 8am. Getting quite upset as I'm not going to make my bills.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 26 August 2012, 02:07:39 pm
You can tell its a bank holiday, I think I am just going to webcam tonight
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Kristina Bristol Escort on 27 August 2012, 12:18:24 am
Nothing but utter TWs today.

They ALWAYS come out on bank holiday - 1 more week of school holidays then back to normal and hopefully the men will come out to play  ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 27 August 2012, 12:22:47 am
this one has been the worst. I haven't had this many since I started working and got the flood of idiots for the first two weeks.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 27 August 2012, 12:40:15 am
Nothing but utter TWs today.

They ALWAYS come out on bank holiday - 1 more week of school holidays then back to normal and hopefully the men will come out to play  ;D


HURRAH!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 27 August 2012, 07:42:10 pm
Decided not to work the bank holiday as doing a tour day tomorrow hope they will be horny as hell and ready for me   ;)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 16 September 2012, 10:43:40 pm
Is it quiet on AW this week or just me?
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 16 September 2012, 10:47:34 pm
Quiet for me too!!!! Had a crappy week or so since the kids went back but still very quiet workwise!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 16 September 2012, 10:53:47 pm
*insert standard its not just me line here*

It has been oddly quiet this week, unless its the 'taking kids to uni' week so finances etc are tied up elsewhere.

Even the webcams are quiet tonight, which is odd for a Sunday
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BevOsteen on 16 September 2012, 11:10:02 pm
Is it quiet on AW this week or just me?
Quiet for me too!!!! Had a crappy week or so since the kids went back but still very quiet workwise!

Been a very quiet slow week my end too. Glad to know its not just me who is finding it a bit quiet.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 17 September 2012, 12:12:42 am
For me the summer was CRAP (it always is). I started to get moderately busy right after the end of the Olympics (mid August). By the end of august people started coming back from holidays and I got much busier. September so far has been veeeeeeery busy (to the point that I have to turn down business).

For me the big money making months are September through January, February things come to a halt (holiday time for me). March, April, may, June are decent (but nothing like the the Sep thru Jan gap). Then business literally dies in July and starts to pick up mid August. I go through the same cycle year after year.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BevOsteen on 17 September 2012, 02:32:22 pm


Lucky you.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: orchidperfume on 17 September 2012, 02:35:01 pm
Hey its slow for a monday, maybe i will pop out to the supermarket, but you know what will happen when i get there.!!!
the damn phone will ring .
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 17 September 2012, 04:40:18 pm
Hey its slow for a monday, maybe i will pop out to the supermarket, but you know what will happen when i get there.!!!
the damn phone will ring .

I did that today, twice in fact as I forgot chicken for the dog!  ::) And yes today was a bit brighter, one of my regulars this afternoon and the hottest bit of male form that I've seen in a very long time before him! A lot of pent up frustrations have now been released  ;D Also had to turn 2 down as I wasn't available for them! Fingers crossed this week will be back to normal again!  8)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BevOsteen on 17 September 2012, 05:25:09 pm

I am sure this week will pick up a bit, really wonder what is happening out there  :FF
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 17 September 2012, 07:28:25 pm
I only work part time, so I don't have as much traffic shall we say, but even I aren't get the handful of emails I get daily.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: MsDee on 17 September 2012, 11:23:24 pm
It was quiet this morning but as I only work till 2 sods law my phone went crazy from 3pm onwards.  But I had my sub around so went shopping this morning and did some photos so productive.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lady c on 18 September 2012, 01:44:50 pm
very very quiet, i had a timewaster last night got dressed nice for him and called him to confirm sent texts no reply  so went home probably a hoax caller again...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 18 September 2012, 02:28:41 pm
Massive relief to read this, thanks
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Jenny 2 on 18 September 2012, 04:39:41 pm
Dead quiet. :(

Did have a regular yesterday though and he did say that first week back to work (last week) September it's all go in the office, meetings, catching up etc so maybe that's having a bearing on things for us.  Can't believe how flipping quiet it is though. 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: casey_kisses on 18 September 2012, 04:56:37 pm
To be honest, while I'd like to think its a temporary thing (due to summer/ men going back to work etc)- I think its mainly the economic downturn that is causing the lack of business, and I don't think its likely to change anytime soon.  :-\

xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BevOsteen on 18 September 2012, 05:54:23 pm
To be honest, while I'd like to think its a temporary thing (due to summer/ men going back to work etc)- I think its mainly the economic downturn that is causing the lack of business, and I don't think its likely to change anytime soon.  :-\

xx


TRUE really true but let's wait and see what October holds could be better.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 18 September 2012, 06:23:54 pm
To be honest, while I'd like to think its a temporary thing (due to summer/ men going back to work etc)- I think its mainly the economic downturn that is causing the lack of business, and I don't think its likely to change anytime soon.  :-\

xx

I've been thinking that for a while now, I've noticed the worse the media make it the quieter it becomes...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Little_Miss_Misanthropy on 18 September 2012, 07:03:54 pm

I've been thinking that for a while now, I've noticed the worse the media make it the quieter it becomes...

It's SO slow for me as I'm starting afresh with a new profile, and in London so it's hard to get noticed without offering BB in an alley behind Tesco for ?20...but I've started camming (very amusing) which is keeping moi busy. But the ammount of emails I used to get, compared to what I get now (2 today..2!!) is insane.

I think it is the economy,and the media hype - but people are genuinely struggling to just pay their utilities, run their car and afford child care. There's a division of wealth in this country that's so disproportinate it's shocking. I'm lucky as I only have little old me to support (and once I have tea I need nowt else), but my heart genuinely goes out to anyone trying to support a family as I just would not be able to do it on anything less than ?30-40k a year - it's impossible to have a good standard of living on anything less. It all just adds to my dislike of David Cameron - everytime I see him on the news I just think 'You posh twat, if it wasn't for you and Gideon O. I'd be rolling around on a bed of ?20 notes being done up the bum'. Ho-Hum, it is making me feel a bit insecure though - I keep thinking 'If I was thinner I'd get more bookings', which is never a good head-space to be in...because my dinner usually ends up down the loo when I go there... :-X

Anyways, have lots of replies from minimum wage slave jobs, which will keep me ticking over and off the streets!Stay well everyone xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 18 September 2012, 07:18:19 pm
Webcamming is making things a lot easier financially and keeping me out of the way of needing a third job. I have recently given myself a budget of ?50 a week to live off, minus bills etc, so far its working well. And I'm finding clothes that I totally forgot I had
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 18 September 2012, 08:32:42 pm
see i  disagree  i have moved my profile to london with not getting found in london  -   even though I'm not there this until thursday  and i put it in a different area than usual and my phone has rang non stop and if i had been there i could have been working from 8am till midnight by the looks of it 
ok i know that dosnt mean shit but if even a 1/4 of those that rang turnt up then i would have been extremely busy
with london (IMO) you do have to pay to feature yourself which is a pain but i do it all the time now, though even if I'm not touring it cost me around  80 a week which is less than one half hour booking which even if I'm at home its going to pay off


i think  it all depends on what is classed as a good standard of living  for some they won't have anything less than  champagne and prada shoes  and for other tesco and primarks 
friends of mine will moan they are skint and say that i waste money on my 7 dogs but i get a huge amount of pleasure and fun from them ( yes they cost me a small fortune  probably with food and insurance around ?100 a week which i know is excessive however I'm not in debt because of them )
  but they ( my friends ) spend more than what my dogs cost me in ciggies and booze, and they have nothing to show for it -   its all a case of what is a priority to you   and the difference is between me and my friends is that i dont moan about what i spend on my dogs or moan that I'm skint,  but they moan about being skink  but then spend just as much on booze ciggies and going out   
   
i know that there are people struggling but i do wonder how they prioritise things money wise  i.e.  were all so used to having everything we want, that if we dont have the latest phones, pcs  holidays abroad then  we feel poor  but were not really poor in the sense that places like africa and india are poor.   To me poor is living somewhere where you dont have access to  fresh water , and a hot meal each day and medical care   





I've been thinking that for a while now, I've noticed the worse the media make it the quieter it becomes...

It's SO slow for me as I'm starting afresh with a new profile, and in London so it's hard to get noticed without offering BB in an alley behind Tesco for ?20...but I've started camming (very amusing) which is keeping moi busy. But the ammount of emails I used to get, compared to what I get now (2 today..2!!) is insane.

I think it is the economy,and the media hype - but people are genuinely struggling to just pay their utilities, run their car and afford child care. There's a division of wealth in this country that's so disproportinate it's shocking. I'm lucky as I only have little old me to support (and once I have tea I need nowt else), but my heart genuinely goes out to anyone trying to support a family as I just would not be able to do it on anything less than ?30-40k a year - it's impossible to have a good standard of living on anything less. It all just adds to my dislike of David Cameron - everytime I see him on the news I just think 'You posh twat, if it wasn't for you and Gideon O. I'd be rolling around on a bed of ?20 notes being done up the bum'. Ho-Hum, it is making me feel a bit insecure though - I keep thinking 'If I was thinner I'd get more bookings', which is never a good head-space to be in...because my dinner usually ends up down the loo when I go there... :-X

Anyways, have lots of replies from minimum wage slave jobs, which will keep me ticking over and off the streets!Stay well everyone xx
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Little_Miss_Misanthropy on 18 September 2012, 08:59:56 pm
   
i know that there are people struggling but i do wonder how they prioritise things money wise  i.e.  were all so used to having everything we want, that if we dont have the latest phones, pcs  holidays abroad then  we feel poor  but were not really poor in the sense that places like africa and india are poor.   To me poor is living somewhere where you dont have access to  fresh water , and a hot meal each day and medical care   


True, we are so lucky to live in a first world country (and I'd forgotten so am thanking my lucky stars, thanks for the reminder!), but it is relative to where you live. With rent, council tax, child care, the cost of 'free' education and of running a car - it's easy to see how some people are just managing to stay afloat, there was an amazing article on being part of the working poverty class (where people's jobs are only managing to cover the basics) I'll see if I can find it.

You do have a long standing reputation as being a good escort who provides what she says she provides, and I think that stands to you - but I've just spent the past half hour sucking on a dildo on webcam to pay to be featured - so with a bit of work hopefully I'll buil up my rep too!x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 18 September 2012, 09:31:49 pm
no and i do agree. however, I have lived in this country on ?10 a week for groceries for two people, and no money to buy so much as a roll of tp let alone go out for a beer. And that hasn't just happened to me once in 9 years, but four times, according to how the job market was doing (I was a temp worker in hospital governance and policy). And not being a citizen in this country, I'm not entitled to public funding so I don't have the cushion of the unemployment insurance I pay into or the dole I pay into. So have to find ways to cover my own ass.

And it is bloody slow for where I am. after august lull when I freaked out to cover my rent and have nothing of value to sell excpet my lap top (all of my possessions can fit into a minivan) it then picked back up and the phone was ringing off the wall. but mon/tues has been very wierdly quiet.

I can't imagine trying to deal with starting my rep over again in this climate. very tough indeed especially when there are a lot of girls doing things ?30 cheaper than me for things just to get some biz.

I hope it perks back up soon...


Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Caledonia on 18 September 2012, 09:38:38 pm
The other girls in my area seem to have increased their rates by ?20 - ?30 for outcalls, maybe they know something I dont.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 18 September 2012, 10:35:13 pm
   
i know that there are people struggling but i do wonder how they prioritise things money wise  i.e.  were all so used to having everything we want, that if we dont have the latest phones, pcs  holidays abroad then  we feel poor  but were not really poor in the sense that places like africa and india are poor.   To me poor is living somewhere where you dont have access to  fresh water , and a hot meal each day and medical care   


i just think that people have far higher expectations in this day and age  -   i mean i go out on the weekends with my dogs to the local pubs and bars restaurants  and they are always packed out with people eating and drinking having meals  which is not cheap to do 

  On a recent holiday that i had to Turkey the plane was full up - no empty seats , the hotel that my niece and i were in was full up, no spare rooms,  every one there in the hotel had spent around between  ?1000 - ?1200 each for the holiday plus spending money
 So it amazes sometimes when i read that the  this country is so skint and broke  Most of them were parents with 2 +Kids so had spent around 4-5 k for a two week holiday in the school period   

Im just glad that we do live in the uk where we do get free education, free healthcare, and a more than generous benefit system,  we dont have dictators ( yet) we can call our prime minsters  assholes and  w....kers   and we dont get dragged of by the secret police and murdered  or tortured 
  Ok i know it dosnt help to pay the bills but we are pretty lucky to live in GB compared to other countries where  if you dont have any money you really do starve and


True, we are so lucky to live in a first world country (and I'd forgotten so am thanking my lucky stars, thanks for the reminder!), but it is relative to where you live. With rent, council tax, child care, the cost of 'free' education and of running a car - it's easy to see how some people are just managing to stay afloat, there was an amazing article on being part of the working poverty class (where people's jobs are only managing to cover the basics) I'll see if I can find it.

You do have a long standing reputation as being a good escort who provides what she says she provides, and I think that stands to you - but I've just spent the past half hour sucking on a dildo on webcam to pay to be featured - so with a bit of work hopefully I'll buil up my rep too!x
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 18 September 2012, 11:09:31 pm
OK, this is weird, in the space of 10 minutes I got two out call enquiry emails. Shame it was after 10pm (when I stop working) and they were both for asap outcalls
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: naughtyjas on 18 September 2012, 11:36:20 pm
I seem to have stumbled on the way to have your phone ring of the hook.  Be ill.  I've not been feeling too good the last few days and the phone calls and e-mails have just flooded in.  I had 23 missed calls this afternoon when I fell asleep for a couple of hours.

Makes me wish I was working, but I feel as rough as a bears arse, and probably look worse.  And sods law as soon as I feel better the phone will go back to normal.  It's like some sort of punter sixth sense, they only call when you can't answer.

Hopefully things will pick up as there have been some positive reports in the papers about things picking up in the economy, so fingers crossed it trickles down to us.

I do find it a lot busier when I tour, my area is dead and the only reason I do okay is because I am only here about  fifty percent of the time, so my clients are condensed into a smaller time frame.

Paris, I agree it's strange to hear people say they have no money and then next thing you know they're going of on holiday to a nice place with the whole family.  And clients who say they have no money, but go out with their mates clubbing/pubbing every weekend.  I know I'm old and haven't been clubbing or years, but I'm sure it's not gotten any cheaper. 

On the other hand there are people who are genuinely struggling to make ends meet and not just doing the Monty Python 'we were so poor' thing.  (Really showing my age now). 
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: BevOsteen on 19 September 2012, 02:12:36 pm
OK, this is weird, in the space of 10 minutes I got two out call enquiry emails. Shame it was after 10pm (when I stop working) and they were both for asap outcalls

This happens to me all the time. Start getting calls after 10pm. Makes me wonder where they were all day/evening grrrrrrrrh
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 19 September 2012, 03:18:34 pm
feeling poor /rich I think its all relative to  where you live / who you socialise with and who are your peers  /family to a certain extent  if you earn 20k but your neighbours /family /peers earn 45-  60 k then you will feel poor to them ,  but then often these people that earn 45 -60k  over extend themselves to the point that they aren't any richer /better of than the person who earns 20k because there outgoings are so high  i.e.huge  mortgage , car finance school fees or nursery cost or the lost of one income as one parent has to stay at home and look after the kids  so although they earn well and have a high income,  they dont often have any more money to spend than the person that earns 20k   

I mean 45 -50k is a good wage for anyone to earn  even in london (imo) however  when they are bemoaning the fact that they no longer get child benefit /tax credits as they did last year and because of this they may lose there house i do wonder wtf the world is coming to when someone on  45 - 50k gets benefits stretches  themselves financially  that far that they can't manage when they loose 100 a month in child benefit   

 


I seem to have stumbled on the way to have your phone ring of the hook.  Be ill.  I've not been feeling too good the last few days and the phone calls and e-mails have just flooded in.  I had 23 missed calls this afternoon when I fell asleep for a couple of hours.

Makes me wish I was working, but I feel as rough as a bears arse, and probably look worse.  And sods law as soon as I feel better the phone will go back to normal.  It's like some sort of punter sixth sense, they only call when you can't answer.

Hopefully things will pick up as there have been some positive reports in the papers about things picking up in the economy, so fingers crossed it trickles down to us.

I do find it a lot busier when I tour, my area is dead and the only reason I do okay is because I am only here about  fifty percent of the time, so my clients are condensed into a smaller time frame.

Paris, I agree it's strange to hear people say they have no money and then next thing you know they're going of on holiday to a nice place with the whole family.  And clients who say they have no money, but go out with their mates clubbing/pubbing every weekend.  I know I'm old and haven't been clubbing or years, but I'm sure it's not gotten any cheaper. 

On the other hand there are people who are genuinely struggling to make ends meet and not just doing the Monty Python 'we were so poor' thing.  (Really showing my age now).
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 19 September 2012, 04:07:29 pm
Paris, I totally agree. My biggest gripe (and it is a little controversial) along those lines is people at 60+ using their free bus passes to go to their ?60k+ a year jobs
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 20 September 2012, 05:41:06 pm
Right, I think I am going to work closer to home (I use hotels) and offer a little discount tomorrow, things may or may not go well. But you never know
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Green Carnation on 21 September 2012, 04:33:27 pm
I have a friend who is an investment banker, he earns ?150,000 a year + bonus, and when I once mentioned that ?50k is a good salary, he looked shocked, and said he wouldn't survive on ?50k...
How do I survive in London on my no-where-near-50k-wage ?

Anyway... Back to the subject- September hasn't been as busy as i'd expected. I went on a 2week holiday, just at the end of August, and I felt kind of guilty for doing so, and 'loosing business', but when I came back and discovered how slow everything still is (in London), I wish I had stayed in the sun for longer...
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 21 September 2012, 05:21:50 pm
Right, I think I am going to work closer to home (I use hotels) and offer a little discount tomorrow, things may or may not go well. But you never know

For anyone wondering, it hasnt worked. Nevermind, Ive got my webcams to keep me busy
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Vampera on 21 September 2012, 11:47:18 pm
It's just really really weird for me at the moment....

Monday I had more Calls and Bookings than I could handle and by 4pm I was knackered having done 4 Clients....

And yet the rest of the Week there was virtually nothing....  :FF

Very Very weird!!   ???
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ana30 on 21 September 2012, 11:58:46 pm
Quote
I have a friend who is an investment banker, he earns �150,000 a year + bonus, and when I once mentioned that �50k is a good salary, he looked shocked, and said he wouldn't survive on �50k...
How do I survive in London on my no-where-near-50k-wage ?

Most probably the guy has a family, kids in private school, a shopaholic wife, nannie, a couple of cars and a summer house, a big mortage and tends to vacation in the bahamas. Of course the "poor" guy cannot survive with 15,000 plus bonus! I hope they tax the hell out of him ha-ha! ;D
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 01:36:40 pm
IM DEAD AND ON TOUR.
just stuck in a hotel room,nothing on tv,dont want to go out cus its my first day.
so scared to miss a booking!
nothing to eat,no bookings lined up,even put my prices down.
if i had made a little money would go out,but feel trapped..
what to do..????
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 01:48:35 pm
sorry forgot about this section!!!


ITS DEAD.............................................
not even getting phone calls,my phone doesnt stop normally,where i am based.
i dont understand
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: foreign affairs on 23 September 2012, 01:49:45 pm
IM DEAD AND ON TOUR.
just stuck in a hotel room,nothing on tv,dont want to go out cus its my first day.
so scared to miss a booking!
nothing to eat,no bookings lined up,even put my prices down.
if i had made a little money would go out,but feel trapped..
what to do..????

Put an add in female independent escorts section.It should bring some interest.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ruby Reid And Alex on 23 September 2012, 03:55:03 pm
It's just really really weird for me at the moment....
Monday I had more Calls and Bookings than I could handle and by 4pm I was knackered having done 4 Clients....
And yet the rest of the Week there was virtually nothing....  :FF
Very Very weird!!   ???

This week, Tuesday and Wednesday were packed for us and it's been dead the rest of the week.. We normally only take up to 2 jobs per day so were debating whether to take the third booking - glad we did now!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 07:08:29 pm
do you ever have one of them days,when all times clash,you go out someone wants to come,getting late out of a booking to lose another booking..
wait around and its dead as a door nail..
really fed up..went to gym,guy wanted to see me walked back, for him not to turn up
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Lost in Translation on 23 September 2012, 07:14:54 pm
yes. that's why I just decided on my work hours, and stuck to them. 12 - 8. that's it. I stay at home, semi-dressed, same day appointments, doing stuff I need to do. My mornings are for me. I run at 10am. I take bookings starting at 8am. I take as many bookings as I can and then see who actually turns up. if/when I get to 4 shows, I call and cancel any others and end my day. I have learned that for me, this is the best way to work as I have a steady schedual, less stress, and when I talked to my doc about my stress levels he told me I had to get some solid routine into my work hours or it was going to burn me out and screw my sleep.

so I just don't vary. I take two days off a week, work 12-8 and some days I get to knock off early.

better than an office job. that's for sure.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Escort38 on 23 September 2012, 07:16:25 pm
do you ever have one of them days,when all times clash,you go out someone wants to come,getting late out of a booking to lose another booking..
wait around and its dead as a door nail..
really fed up..went to gym,guy wanted to see me walked back, for him not to turn up

YES!  Exactly that has happened to me twice, my gym is a 5 min walk away. First time it happened I was really p****d off
so went back to the gym and the receptionist laughed and asked if she was seeing things. I gave her some excuse why I
had to dash off the first time.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: ParisB on 23 September 2012, 07:22:33 pm
thats what i do  - i find it far more stress full to be trying to do other stuff I'm either working or I'm not

yes. that's why I just decided on my work hours, and stuck to them. 12 - 8. that's it. I stay at home, semi-dressed, same day appointments, doing stuff I need to do. My mornings are for me. I run at 10am. I take bookings starting at 8am. I take as many bookings as I can and then see who actually turns up. if/when I get to 4 shows, I call and cancel any others and end my day. I have learned that for me, this is the best way to work as I have a steady schedual, less stress, and when I talked to my doc about my stress levels he told me I had to get some solid routine into my work hours or it was going to burn me out and screw my sleep.

so I just don't vary. I take two days off a week, work 12-8 and some days I get to knock off early.

better than an office job. that's for sure.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 07:29:10 pm
i know normally i really dont care..
but cus it my first day,want money more..
sat round for 4 hours went out then a guy wants to see me..arrghh
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Ruby Reid And Alex on 23 September 2012, 08:11:12 pm
We had a similar problem earlier, a guy messaged around 5pm wanting to see us around 8, then didn't reply to us until 7.15 to say he did want to meet (despite reading our message at 5.30!) but we'd had another person book in by then so turned him down. Clients are like buses sometimes!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 08:26:14 pm
i know its so frustrating!!
i just love days where everything pans out well..
but im the other end of scale today!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 23 September 2012, 09:40:19 pm
I've had a good day for advance bookings, ie all of them turned up, but the phone has been dead. Not even time wasters calling
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sadie x on 23 September 2012, 10:06:58 pm
I've had a good day for advance bookings, ie all of them turned up, but the phone has been dead. Not even time wasters calling
your day is my perfect day..
no tw calls and every one shows, perfection!!
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 23 September 2012, 10:13:16 pm
I've had a good day for advance bookings, ie all of them turned up, but the phone has been dead. Not even time wasters calling
your day is my perfect day..
no tw calls and every one shows, perfection!!

 ;D ;D I never thought of it like that
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: DianaMurphy on 24 September 2012, 11:27:12 am
I'm getting requests for times that I don't work but that's about it at the moment, typical! But I've got the painters in so the phone is switched off right now. I may turn it on and see if I can some advance bookings but they are far and few between these days! Saying that though I've got a dinner date this weekend and had a request from a couple for 3 weeks time, guessing the latter will be a TW though so not expecting it to go through!  ::)
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: sarahyorks on 24 September 2012, 12:25:37 pm
I'm getting requests for times that I don't work but that's about it at the moment, typical!

That's what it is like for me, that or outcalls at way too short notice
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: lady c on 24 September 2012, 01:25:03 pm
so quiet since i started it is the quietest time no callers no bookings but hey when they come along i will be ready..
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
Post by: Little_Miss_Misanthropy on 26 September 2012, 12:25:27 pm
Deathly quiet over the past 3 days - I keep checking the news to see if there's been a mass outbreak of some punter kiling virus....Am avoiding my computer/phone/adultwork for the day, and just saying 'F*ck it' to any admin  ;D.
Title: Re: Slow at the minute or just me?
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