Running an agency is so much harder than assumed!
Last Tuesday night, I saw on Twitter that an agency was slammed by escorts for tweeting that a girl they had worked with was a thief. Maybe they shouldn’t haven’t called her a thieving c**t but isn’t the C-word a term that is used for someone who has been rude, disrespectful and stolen money that wasn’t rightfully theirs?
From my experience, I would estimate the agency had done 20+ hours of work to plan, advertise and manage the 2 tours they did for the escort. Additional online advertising for this individual escorts tour would have cost perhaps a few hundred dollars (on top of their normal agency overheads)
An agency works speculatively; I know I spend a lot of time and money on a tour with the expectation of being paid at the end. It’s very upsetting when you put your time, effort and money into a tour and receive nothing but a ‘F*CK YOU’ in return
An Escorts joins an agency by choice, and costs are explained to her before the agency starts work. If an escort doesn’t like the payment structure, she doesn’t have to join she can tour as an Independent. Instead of paying, just as any contractor would, this girl has decided to keep the money for herself.
Due to the twitter slander the agency received they posted ‘Agency = Devil, Thief = Angel’ which summed up what had gone down on twitter
I have been in this biz for 17 years and have met a lot of escorts, some of whom have gone on to create their own agencies. Also, how can you be sure that an agency owner isn’t still escorting? Some I know still do so under the radar, I toured with Atlantic for years haha
I totally agree that there are some really shitty agencies. That said, bad businesses exist in every industry. It’s not fair to judge every agency the same way and I for one am so sick and tired of being judged for someone else’s shitty behaviour.
A bit of background – I was a contract Analyst/Programmer in the banking sector. I escorted part time whilst doing my day job and in 2002 I started Atlantic. As a contractor I was paid an hourly rate, the client was charged a higher rate by the company I got my work from… so a similar business model to an escort agency but companies providing computer contractors aren’t slandered for being the devil. They are called a business….
I don’t regret my choice of becoming an escort or becoming Sarah as I have enjoyed both roles. Every day as Sarah is different, it’s dynamic and never boring. The hours are long and it can be super stressful and sometimes heartbreaking (people can be nasty – see twitter for many examples)
My job is a job and it gets tiresome listening to the same rhetoric from private escorts in Australia that agencies are the devil. In London (where Atlantic was started) a very high percentage of escorts choose to work with agencies (sometimes the do agency + independent). Many international touring escorts choose to work with either an agency or a PA service that specialises in touring as we have invaluable experience, information, contacts and the all-important banned clients lists.
Last week I decided I would document my day, to show how much work does go into running an agency and that perhaps this might shift a few people’s perspectives…
Thursday September 21
Today Bec isn’t working so I am the receptionist 10am until 1am. I am taking calls, replying to SMS, whatsapp and emails also chatting to girls all day on whatsapp about this or that and being kept up to date with their day/availability
I am super tired this morning as I couldn’t get to sleep til about 3am – i need coffee so out I go to get one
I turn on my phone to a stack of WhatsApp messages
I talk to an escort in Paris regarding an upcoming tour that she wishes to do
I talk to a London escort regarding a NYC tour to check the rates she wants and discuss marketing + hotel options with her etc
I message an escort who is touring Dubai to check what rates and dates she has decided to do. I am waiting on her confirmation so I can write the newsletter and have all the tours listed on it
Bec dropped over to give me the agency phone, We have a chat about work stuff
Update girls pages, add girls to available today gallery on Atlantic Sydney & Atlantic International. Add tweets to Hootsuite
Message each lady and double check she is available as per her schedules.Check if the lady has things on that I need to book around. See how long they need to get to outcalls today etc
Confirm today’s pre-bookings with clients and add notes to schedules
Read thru an SEO report & run a couple of diagnostic tools – I am a little obsessed about SEO at the moment but excited now I am doing it myself and seeing results. Read a couple of articles and play with an SEO tool. Lose track of time lol
Get in the shower – I got thru a shower without my phone ringing which is always nice 🙂
The worst is when you are dripping wet & cold answering questions, it’s usually just when your teeth start to chatter from the cold, they say ‘thanks for that, I will call you back’ They are the question guys, they want to discuss a booking that will never ever take place.
I don’t discuss sexual services. An escort gives us a list, we add it to her page, she approves it and we change it if she asks for changes; that’s the extent of my involvement. It’s her body & her choice. I make arrangements, the nitty gritty is between the escort and the client and none of my business.
Editing and re-writing this blog to make a bit more sense – Writing is so time consuming, I wish I could just blog directly like some ladies do. My brain is better at analysis than writing.
Ask one of the girls to read my opening paragraph & see if she thinks my blog is dumb or interesting. I am lucky to work with some ladies who enjoy writing and help me edit my blogs
Check escorts in Asia are awake and available today as per their schedule and check what plans they have that I need to book around and also see if they want additional meetings to their pre-bookings.
I receive a call from a private who wants to apply to us. We chat for 15mins, damn I am a chatterbox sometimes, note to self; stop that!. She seems really nice so & I will meet her in October & see if we want to work together
I finally get a reply from the escort I messaged this morning regarding Dubai. She is arriving tomorrow! Luckily her tour isn’t exclusive and I can do it just for members 🙂
She is going to send her photos to me so while I wait for those I need to crack on with the newsletter and get that out today so members know about her tour
Start newsletter 🙁 Goodbye blog, back in a while
Microwave meal for lunch – no time to go out today!
Talk to Bianca on the phone for 10mins – I gotta get back to newsletter
Whoops now I got side tracked with a whatsapp chat with another agency owner – Must do newsletter….
Whatsapp is going nuts – this afternoon everyone seems to want to chat I have 6 whatsapp conversations on the go right now – I like a chat and anything is more fun than the newsletter ha
Head outside to get a takeaway coffee – I look like a hobo in a sparkly cap lol
Back at my desk – phone keeps ringing, trying to write the newsletter is a struggle with the phones going off at the same time! I need more pairs of hands!
Double checking information with a girl on tour – I think the info she put on her schedule may not be 100% correct – looks like the info is slightly wrong so now I need to update site and ads
Just checked Margo’s schedule to add it to the newsletter & it’s exploded with a tonne of new places that I have never toured before. Looks like I am reading and researching a lot this weekend – Luckily Margo always does her own research but I like to have some clue myself before I do a tour; I don’t like to look like a dumb dumb and not know where a city is.
Hubby is home from work so I ask him to proof read newsletter. It’s not my best effort but it will do it’s job – my brain is starting to feel a bit mushy from staring at a screen so long so going to take a walk to refresh and get some food & another coffee
I am back without food but have un-mushed my brain enough to download the newsletter subscribers and get this news letter out 🙂 HURRAH
Just got a message from a London girl to say her tour dates have changed – Updating newsletter, luckily I haven’t sent it yet and updating website
I need to do tour promo too but they can go on my to do list tomorrow. The to-do list I did nothing from today (haha!)
Newsletter subscribers downloaded & uploaded to email but I am tired and I know I will make a mistake if I sent now. I will check the newsletter tomorrow first thing
Moving to sofa to watch TV & will take calls until 1am. Calls are the end result of all the other work that goes into the day to day running of an Escort Agency
Editing this blog. I think I like it but will ask a friend to have a read
I really should make some graphics to use tomorrow for promo, get a head start on the day. I Make some pretty little gifs and mess about with an app that create videos. Its 1am before I know it & time for bed 🙂