Independent vs. Agency
Independent vs. Agency
If you want to work as an escort lady, sooner or later you will be faced with the question of whether you want to work independently, as an independent escort, or whether you would rather use an agency and work with them.
This text should help you to make such a decision. It is not about the fact that one form is better than the other, but that the decision mostly depends on the time you have available, your own priorities and your lifestyle.
While for some escort ladies their job is only to earn the money necessary to live and is generally seen more as a side job, for others the work in the escort industry is both full-time escort job and life fulfillment. Both are, without question, legitimate choices, but they show that not all escort ladies are the same and that there are therefore different professional arrangements that should be tailored to the needs of each individual.
In the following, we will try to give you an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of working with an agency and how you can recognize a good agency, respectively which aspects speak for and against working as an Independent Escort and help to develop a good strategy for the management as an independently working Escort Lady.
In Germany, unlike other countries, sex work is not illegal, so you will find a large number of agencies here. You can see that the offer is extremely diverse if you type the terms “escort” and “agency” into the Google search bar. The difficulty here is not to find an agency at all, but to choose the right one that fits to you.
Basically, working with an agency differs from working as a self-employed escort lady in that, even as a newcomer to the business, you have a direct contact person available. Agencies already have expertise in the escort industry and are available to answer any questions you may have. This can be very helpful and supportive, especially for someone who considers the existence as an escort lady only as a side job. For example, the agency takes care of your internet presence and arranges booking requests. In addition, escort agencies usually try to convey a certain image, for example by how they design their online presence. Again, you should make sure that you can identify with the image so that you really feel comfortable in your work. Each agency usually has a range of regular clients, depending on how long the agency has been on the market. This can be a big advantage for you, as potential clients can see your sedcard on the agency’s site and can ask you for your services.
If someone asks you about your agency’s site, your agency will take care of both the screening and the communication with the client. A good agency should give you as many tips and information as possible for your date, so that you are prepared in the best possible way and the date with the customer is a nice experience for you.
So agencies do a lot of work for you, from your website to preparing for dates. Of course, this is not for free, but agencies do not demand a fixed monthly amount, but a commission, which is usually between 30-40% of the total fee, for each mediated booking.
In the end, you pay the agency to do certain work for you, but you are not employed by the agency and therefore they have no authority to give you instructions. Of course, the agency can still pursue certain goals and make guidelines regarding cooperation based on its image policy. Nevertheless, working with an agency should take place at eye level and be based on trust and appreciation. Working together should be fun and both sides should be able to rely on each other and benefit equally from working together.
An agency should not be primarily interested in earning quick money with you by referring you to as many clients as possible. Rather, the focus should be on bringing you together with people with whom you feel comfortable and with whom you can have great experiences together. This is another reason why it is very important that you choose an agency that represents your characteristics and values and that fits you and your personality well overall, so that they have the opportunity to offer you the support you need.
Another important aspect is that an escort agency in some way ensures your safety. Your agency always knows when, where and with whom you are on a date. This can also be an essential point and give a good feeling for escorts who are just entering the industry.
In summary, you can definitely benefit from a good agency, for example through their reach, online presence, the security they provide and their function as contact persons.
If you would like to work as an independent escort, you are completely on your own, as the word “independent” suggests. The first obvious advantage is, of course, that you do not have to pay a commission to an agency, but keep the whole fee for yourself. However, you also have to take on more tasks, which means that you have to invest much more time in your business. Without an agency, you are solely responsible for your internet presence and have to make sure that you reach potential customers. You should therefore plan a part of your budget for your website and marketing. In return, you are not bound to the image of an agency, but you can decide how you want to present yourself. You also have the possibility to create a more comprehensive presentation of yourself, because you do not have to stick to the often given structure of a sedcard at an agency. Regardless of whether you want to work independently or with an agency, you should think about personal branding and consider choosing a stage name.
As an independent escort, you get the full fee, but you also have to decide how much you want to reinvest in your website, marketing or SEO management to increase your own reach and reach more customers.
In addition, as an independently working escort you are of course also responsible for screening and communication with the client. Of course, this takes time, but you are free to decide how you want to arrange your dates. As an Independent escort there is no further instance between you and the client that could offer you protection. Therefore, it is very important that you can define your boundaries towards the customer.
In general, you have to decide for yourself how you want to structure your work as an escort lady and how much time and energy you can and want to put into the job. Both options offer different advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to work with an agency, take the time you need to find one that suits you and in case you decide to work independently, try to make a plan that allows you to run your own business in a structured way. Neither option is more right or wrong than the other; it’s just a matter of type or time. However, no matter which way you choose, both can lead to success and satisfaction.