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Advertising Costs

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.... or do you keep it very low ladies?

I just read Paris's comments on the services thread and was agog that

she ( you, sorry Paris ) spends around £70 a week! Did I get that right?!

wow.... that was a surprise

With so many free link exchange ways to advertise I assumed most ladies

do as I do.... pay for their website.... a listing on this site... perhaps

one or two more small costs.... and then all the free options!

My advertising totals are only £24 a month!

Is it assumed by many clients that we have huge advertising costs?

I don't do polls so would be interested to know what other ladies are

shelling out.... if it is not being ;) too nosy of course

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.... or do you keep it very low ladies?

I just read Paris's comments on the services thread and was agog that

she ( you, sorry Paris ) spends around £70 a week! Did I get that right?!

wow.... that was a surprise

With so many free link exchange ways to advertise I assumed most ladies

do as I do.... pay for their website.... a listing on this site... perhaps

one or two more small costs.... and then all the free options!

My advertising totals are only £24 a month!

Is it assumed by many clients that we have huge advertising costs?

I don't do polls so would be interested to know what other ladies are

shelling out.... if it is not being ;) too nosy of course

Adele

this year I decided to up my profile and hence put a little more into advertising, to reinforce my image. I could survive on the free ads but also wanted to try and differentiate myself from parlour-style providers - hence joining NA, and trying banners in different places. At the moment I'm probably spending around £130 per month on advertising, not including the purple site.

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I must spend in the region of £200 a month on advertising easy

Gone up a bit lately as my paper ad doubled in price

Karryxxx

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I must spend in the region of £200 a month on advertising easy

Gone up a bit lately as my paper ad doubled in price

Karryxxx

surely the best advert is a good service making the punter make a return visit? Repeat business doesnt cost anything in adverts, does it.

and a string of good field reports.

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surely the best advert is a good service making the punter make a return visit? Repeat business doesnt cost anything in adverts, does it.

and a string of good field reports.

I'll second that. I only pay for my PN listing which is the best money I have ever spent.

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In terms of whether the advertising is worth it or not, I guess it depends on how busy the WG wants to be and whether she has space in her diary to accomodate extra bookings. Paris's £70/month might sound a lot on the face of it, but if it brings in an additional 1/2 hour booking each month then it has paid for itself. Anything on top of that is icing on the cake.

Many ladies are quite happy with the turnover (no pun intended) they get from here, their own website, the purple site and some free listings. Any more spent on advertising might be a waste for them.

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I have rarely seen the same woman more than once or twice. I suspect many are like me, so new clients are essential.

What might be interesting in this discussion are other metrics like: advertising cost per client, or per hour with a client. Also hourly rate may introduce some variation in the results of advertising.

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I have oftened wondered,does the other site take a cut when booking through the site.Lady's

please feel free to tell me to mind my own business if this is a nosey question.LOL

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In terms of whether the advertising is worth it or not, I guess it depends on how busy the WG wants to be and whether she has space in her diary to accomodate extra bookings. Paris's £70/month might sound a lot on the face of it, but if it brings in an additional 1/2 hour booking each month then it has paid for itself. Anything on top of that is icing on the cake.

Many ladies are quite happy with the turnover (no pun intended) they get from here, their own website, the purple site and some free listings. Any more spent on advertising might be a waste for them.

I can't find the flippin' thread now but I was sure Paris said her costs were £70 per week!

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I have oftened wondered,does the other site take a cut when booking through the site.Lady's

please feel free to tell me to mind my own business if this is a nosey question.LOL

It doesn't - it's an advertising directory just like any other albeit a feature-laden one. They haven't started actual pimping yet.

I spend £30 on my deluxe listing here and I have a handful of paid listings on other sites (Sexy Independents, Select An Escort etc) which add up to another £30 or so a month so not a lot - when I'm at home this does me fine, and most of my clients are regulars anyway. I also get a lot of website traffic via good old Google from people visiting the town and I make sure my site, pics and blog are all up to date which costs nothing but my time although I do also spend at least a couple of hours a week just checking my ads, website stats and so on.

I (usually, not always) put extra ads up for touring especially in new places, which I'm doing normally ten days or so a month and this is the only time I use the paid 'Feature' thing on Adultwоrk - they won't show your Touring ad unless you pay them something and I won't display my mobile number on there. I used Eros for New York which is pricey at about £70 for a two week ad, but it paid for itself God knows how many times over and I've used it successfully in London too. So my Tour ads would be probably another £100 a month minimum.

I don't use the papers at all now but I used to spend £50-£80 a week back in the day and it was incredibly expensive - I couldn't believe how much advertising was free when I first went online in 2008.

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I can't find the flippin' thread now but I was sure Paris said her costs were £70 per week!

It was, definitely. I think our Northwinds made a booboo :P.

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I can't find the flippin' thread now but I was sure Paris said her costs were £70 per week!

It was, definitely. I think our Northwinds made a booboo :P.

It's a fair cop ladies. I am officially hopeless at remembering things from one thread to another :D . I will make it up to our beloved travelling ebony escort by paying her a visit next time she is in my neck of the woods. Oh the sacrifices I make :rolleyes: .

The point remains the same though. If Paris's £70/week ( ;) ) advertising costs bring her one extra half hour booking then her costs are more or less covered.

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I can't find the flippin' thread now but I was sure Paris said her costs were £70 per week!

I can't say I remember that post, but £70 pm is not going to buy you much, especially if you are starting out. £70 a week is a good deal if it brings in just one new client. <_<

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In my experince, that the vast amount of work bring the free escort directories referrals websites. Mainly: punterlink, escortslist, ukadultzone. Of course you need to have theirs link or banner on your website.

In the past: ukbelles and blondescorts (about 6-9 years ago) use to bring a lot of enquiries also, but hardly anything now.

Undoubtedly the largest surge in enquiries brings аdultоrк (when you pay for the few prime listings), and vivastreet (about £20 a month). Unfortunately (at least for me), majority of the enquiries are from the people I rather not see. Its just creates additional work (as you need to respond to some of them) but not any financial recompense for it.

I for example was advertising on Vivastreet for a last four months. Spent £80, but have not seen a single client from there. Yes: its a vast amount of enquiries from there, but mostly from the people who have "shit for brains". (my apologies) I am very sorry, but if guys constantly calling me/text me, and asking me: when you are free or what your charges, I give up. Vivastreet does not allow link to the personal website, but it does allow to put email address. I still cant understand when people see my email address xenia@wwwescort.co.uk, its so damn obvious to know what my website address is, where all thirs question already answered. If they can't get something as simple as that, I can't see how we going to communicate when I see them.

Punternet adverising seem to bring actual bookings, but still not a lot in my experince. I am sure its different, when there's a number of recent reports.

I seen just one client twice during last 4 months, who found me on Punternet. (and he have not seen my website anywhere else, or so he said)

He paid me £360, for 2 meetings, and my 4 months listing cost me £60. (£15 per month). So I still made £300 profit! So, Punternet adverising its definitely incredible VFM, or maybe I just been lucky!

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Regards Vivastreet, I advertise sporadically on the site. I wouldn't call the guys who contact me "shit for brains" though. Yes they are low quality contacts because they are not au fait with this line of activity, plus there are quite a few low end advertisers on there who may be only doing this for a bit of extra cash - or don't have their own website/adultw profile. This means I get a lot of enquiries from guys who simply do not know the type of costs involved, or that some notice is generally required. A great example was a guy who said he'd pay over the odds for me to visit him in the back of beyond, however when I revealed my rates he soon backtracked. He did then offer to pay my petrol if I could drop by at a particular time/day when his family were away, on the premise that I'd be securing a future booking should we get along.

This is just one example of the type of replies I get from VS, and this is the same for any general classifieds directory. Whenever I have a sales call from a 'general' classified directory I do explain this, that their type of site doesn't really work for Escorts - especially if they aren't going to allow girls to put their details on the ads. They don't listen and insist that all I need is one booking to cover the cost of advertising with them. Well that's fine but I could advertise with everyone on that basis, just for that one booking per year/month or whatever. I don't need to do that, and they just don't get it that the best responses come from Escort specific directories.

Regards punternet, yes I do get plenty of interest from here however Adultw is very popular now as are google searches and local directories. I was actually quite shocked when I got my first enquiries from Pnet. I had envisaged guys using this site would be Escort savvy. I got a high number of chaps insisting on phoning from withhelds, others who didn't understand how to click through from reports/adverts to my own website..........even on the forum there can be a few guys who are quite green or don't understand etiquette/need their hand holding. We all start somewhere though, although I do sometimes suspect there has been an element of wind up too. Most forum members are genuine and absolutely great.

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At the moment I am using free advertising from the "purple site" and also from adultzone and a new one which is adultfairground. On average, I get exactly two calls per day. As for emails, about 30-40 each day. I suspect the majority of the guys are just curious men who want a poke around and have no intention of making a concrete booking. I heard Craigslist now has the erotic section transposed over to the Beauty and Therapeutic Ads section.

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Girls, your working in a service industry, and like any other product and service you have to market/advertise yourselves.

How effective you are will depend on several factors.

Your biggest problem is how to grow the market, if you forgive the pun :)

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hence joining NA

What's NA?

Bloody hell, I don't spend a penny on advertising, I just advertise on the free directories. Must get around to putting an ad on PN - in fact, that's on tomorrow's 'to do' list!

Most of my gents find me via the Other Site or a Google search.

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At the moment I am using free advertising from the "purple site" and also from adultzone and a new one which is adultfairground. On average, I get exactly two calls per day. As for emails, about 30-40 each day. I suspect the majority of the guys are just curious men who want a poke around and have no intention of making a concrete booking. I heard Craigslist now has the erotic section transposed over to the Beauty and Therapeutic Ads section.

That's a very specific average! The mathematician in me would like to query that. :confused:

I wonder if the frequency of calls varies from day to day, week to week or even from the time of the month (i.e. closer to the front end when guys have their salary in the bank.

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When I've worked independently in the past I've only ever advertised on ** by using their Feature Me and Available Today services. It all depends on how far in advance you get it though. Do it right and for a four day tour it works out to about £40, but is always well worth it :) How do people pay for other advertising sites without giving their real name from a credit card?? I should probably have worked that out by now...

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When I've worked independently in the past I've only ever advertised on ** by using their Feature Me and Available Today services. It all depends on how far in advance you get it though. Do it right and for a four day tour it works out to about £40, but is always well worth it :) How do people pay for other advertising sites without giving their real name from a credit card?? I should probably have worked that out by now...

Your can get a pre-pay credit card, o2 run one, thats pretty easy to set up, or just walk into a bank and pay cash to an account, that works too :rolleyes:

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There's a part of me that would love to spend some time working with an escort to identify best strategies for marketing themselves to maximise income whilst keeping working hours at an acceptable level. It's the sort of theoretical marketing problem that is fascinating.

Not quite sure how I'd explain the new client to the wife though.

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Your can get a pre-pay credit card, o2 run one, thats pretty easy to set up, or just walk into a bank and pay cash to an account, that works too :rolleyes:

The roll-eye smily was unnecessary input to an otherwise informative post... Most advertising websites don't provide you with bank account details, and paying cash into an account of an advertising website you don't really know seems slightly foolish, but thanks for the prepay card info anyhow.

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The roll-eye smily was unnecessary input to an otherwise informative post... Most advertising websites don't provide you with bank account details, and paying cash into an account of an advertising website you don't really know seems slightly foolish, but thanks for the prepay card info anyhow.

Indeed - I can't remember the last time I paid cash over the counter for my advertising and I have a feeling it was for PN, way back in the day.

I just use my ordinary debit card for anything to do with work as it makes it easier to write out my monthly expenses if they're all together on my bank statement but then I don't pay to advertise on any tin-pot or dodgy sites unless we're counting Adultwоrk, and the Private Gallery function pays for anything I want on there without ever having to hand over any personal details.

For a prepay card try the IDT Prime one - you can buy them over the counter (there's a list of shops that sell them on the website :)).

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I would say that if you have a hosted website, a deluxe PN advert and are available today with a phone number showing (you know where) then I spend about £70 a WEEK also. I do not subscribe to advertising anywhere else and that suits me nicely.

Obviously the "available today etc" is paid for by the modest gallery fee so it is actually cost neutral. If you do not spend it you get no work, it is a no brainer. How does anyone know you are around. Got to be in it to win it, lol.

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