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Can A Sp Work Without A Web Presence In 21St Century?

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It does surprise me the number of FR's that are submitted without a website.

I know some of those will be using 'the purple site' as often when reading the report there is reference made to that.

A recent example is FR111987 if you look at other reports with the same phone number she has several positive reports with no apparent web presence.

I thought a website would be one of the first things a new independent SP would sort out if she was at all serious about working in the industry.

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Yes IMO and you find some real gems in the Ad Trader and/or small ads in some papers.

CB

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Many women on AW do this part time around family commitments and other jobs. I started that way and only used AW which gave me enough business, it wasn't until I had been full time 6 months I made my website and started adding listings to other sites, it makes a difference, but I still did OK in the 6 months I just had AW when was fulltime.

No offence to those who just use AW, but I get a better quality of clients who find me via my website so it's worth it in that respect too!

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I feel that whatever work we're doing we each find our own way to promote ourselves and I guess if this SP finds she does really well simply because she is being recommended then good luck to her. Pre world-wide-web days madams existed who got their clients via word of mouth, they never ever advertised, they didn't need to. They had loads of girls on their books and LOADS of clients. One such was Madam Lisa, their was Madam Helen and at the top end of the market Madam Scarlet, Pauline and Claudia. For all I know they still exist or women similar to them.

Maybe some SP's like the ones you mention Art Issue prefer the anonymity, as having your face all over the internet poses problems, not just with the possibility of friends and family seeing you advertised on an escort site but also neighbours and people we deal with on a day by day basis like the dude at the newsagent's and the like. Why live with that worry when a SP enjoys giving a great service that's good enough to warrant word of mouth recommendation?

I don't know any of these WG's having said that :P but I understand them as I've been in this industry since 1976 first as a SP and since 2005 running The Bunny Lounge which I personally prefer promoting via the internet and advertising in local papers and seeing I've come out of lurk mode and The Bunny Lounge is back up and running after a well-earned rest, HEY BOYS THE BUNNY LOUNGE IS BACK :P:D:)

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I can understand what Lydia says about part time escorts, who do not want the phone ringing at all hours. An advert in a local paper would probably generate enough business for that scale of operation.

If a lady wants to use escorting as her full time/main income operation I would have thought that a website is as important to her as suspenders and stockings!

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I recently had a website done. I made several enquiries and got quotes that varied by several hundred pounds. I did go for the cheapest one but this decision was not entirely based on price. It was mainly because he listened to me and what I wanted, did not try and sell me on how good he was, and after two or three attempts we came up with a website that I am happy with and I think shows individuality.

In my head I knew what I wanted. I did not have the necessary knowledge and skills to transfer those ideas to become the finished article. So I used someone who did. I decided on a website because I think that today, for the vast majorities of businesses large and small, it is essential.

When I go on AW if there is a link to the escorts website I always look at it. The same on here. A website shows individuality. It makes a potential client think of permanancy. Of professionalism. Of an escort who has gone that little bit further to show she is not one of the crowd. A website is the escort's shop window where she can display herself to the best advantage.

AW is like the market place where you wander from stall to stall. Markets will always have their place and there is nothing wrong with having a stall on the market. But the smart shop on the main thoroughfare is something else.

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I recently had a website done. I made several enquiries and got quotes that varied by several hundred pounds.

A website shows individuality.

I've seen it, but you will need more fully naked pictures if you are to get any trade from the folk on here!

Also, your bum does look a bit big, in the third picture from the left!

And you should really trim your nasal hair before getting the close up facial pictures done!

And try more Brylcreem if you don't want what's left of your hair to look like a bad hair day!

And get someone to flush the bog before you get any more photo's done in the bathroom!

And ask your dad to move his mobility scooter from the background in the outdoor shots!

And get the outdoor shots done on a warmer day so that your nipples are not so prominent!

Apart from that it's a very nice website :P

Edited by porker paul

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I've seen it, but you will need more fully naked pictures if you are to get any trade from the folk on here!

Also, your bum does look a bit big, in the third picture from the left!

And you should really trim your nasal hair before getting the close up facial pictures done!

And try more Brylcreem if you don't want what's left of your hair to look like a bad hair day!

And get someone to flush the bog before you get any more photo's done in the bathroom!

And ask your dad to move his mobility scooter from the background in the outdoor shots!

And get the outdoor shots done on a warmer day so that your nipples are not so prominent!

Apart from that it's a very nice website :P

if dad moved his mobility scooter you would see the fridge and the sofa dumped in the front garden...

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You certainly can work without a website due to all the directories out there to advertise on. The big question should be could we work as much without the internet at all. I have a newspaper add and whilst it brings in a lot of callers they are long time consuming calls because the callers have no clue as to who they are actually calling other than a name. I guess I could cram my webby on that advert but it would be rather squished and if the internet wasnt there....there wouldnt be one.

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I recently had a website done. I made several enquiries and got quotes that varied by several hundred pounds. I did go for the cheapest one but this decision was not entirely based on price. It was mainly because he listened to me and what I wanted, did not try and sell me on how good he was, and after two or three attempts we came up with a website that I am happy with and I think shows individuality.

 

Why pay a fortune for what you can do yourself for a very small amount of money with so many sites out there that enable you do do so. You can put as much individuality into it as you wish and change it when ever you want however you want and you dont have to pay someone else to update it which is great if you want to do spur of the moment stuff.

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Why pay a fortune for what you can do yourself for a very small amount of money with so many sites out there that enable you do do so. You can put as much individuality into it as you wish and change it when ever you want however you want and you dont have to pay someone else to update it which is great if you want to do spur of the moment stuff.

With all due respect Chloe you have taken my first paragraph on it's own whereas if you had printed my second paragraph (which I reproduce below) you would clearly see why I had someone else to put the website together. The total cost, by the way, was £199

If someone can put their website together then good luck to them. As I made clear It's not for me. :D

In my head I knew what I wanted. I did not have the necessary knowledge and skills to transfer those ideas to become the finished article. So I used someone who did. .

I suppose that if it came down to it I could have put something together but bear in mind I'm someone who can't copy and paste so my skills really are limited.

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Why pay a fortune for what you can do yourself for a very small amount of money with so many sites out there that enable you do do so. You can put as much individuality into it as you wish and change it when ever you want however you want and you dont have to pay someone else to update it which is great if you want to do spur of the moment stuff.

Agree with this.  I had a fab website which was created by an IT genius but I had to ask all the time for things to be added/removed etc etc so I got myself a Moonfruit site and I have everything I need at my finger tips.  I pay a nominal fee which is mainly to stop them from using the sidebar to advertise things, but honestly I spend more money on a visit to my local Co-op than I do for the site and while it is not as glossy or super as my old site it is - 100% me and my work (with the help of a template or two)  wink wink !

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I think the reason some ladies may only work using the purple site as opposed to having their own site is they are part timers or perhaps wanting to keep a low profile. A purple site profile can be deactivated in a matter of seconds if something goes wrong but if you have a site and multiple listings it would take a while to get all photos down etc.

 

Also for the very part part time ladies the costs of advertising in other places probably aren't worth it.

 

I built my site myself and whilst it is not the most snazzy of things does me well I feel. Not for the faint of heart though lol I got so frustrated at times!

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WHATEVER YOU DO, dont let your web designer buy the URL. buy it yourself. cos if you fall out with your designer, you are fucked. but if its your URL, then you can just change the url to point at your new site.

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WHATEVER YOU DO, dont let your web designer buy the URL. buy it yourself. cos if you fall out with your designer, you are fucked. but if its your URL, then you can just change the url to point at your new site.

 

I thought that was part of an escort's role in life!

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I thought that was part of an escort's role in life!

i asked for that! :)

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i asked for that! :)

And you know that, if I am awake, you will get it! ;)

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Also, never pass on unblurred photos of yoursef to the web designer. There have been cases of WGs falling out with them and

then battling to get their photos back. Some Web Designers, Out of spite, have even posted full pictures of the WGs elsewhere,

out of jealousy.

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The main problem with using the internet to advertise your services it that it always leaves a permanent trace, somewhere. Even if you delete your profile/website, there are numerous web archive websites that will cache your site. For example, the Internet Web Archive (aka, the Wayback Machine) has been caching sites for years (though I don't think it caches porn or 18+ sites). I am sure there are others that do. Plus, there are always fans of girls who may copy and save pictures of their favourite SP, as if they are collecting pics of their favourite porn stars.

 

It's probably a lot more difficult, but if a girl advertises only using the back pages of weekly newspapers, or through word of mouth, at least she can completely wipe all traces of her previous career should she choose to leave it permanently and remain forever anonymous.

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The main problem with using the internet to advertise your services it that it always leaves a permanent trace, somewhere. Even if you delete your profile/website, there are numerous web archive websites that will cache your site. For example, the Internet Web Archive (aka, the Wayback Machine) has been caching sites for years (though I don't think it caches porn or 18+ sites). I am sure there are others that do. Plus, there are always fans of girls who may copy and save pictures of their favourite SP, as if they are collecting pics of their favourite porn stars.

The Wayback Machine was a bit of a revelation to me a couple of years ago when someone gave me the link. Finding an early me from several years

ago when I was with an agency and some photos still hovering back there.... a little scary!  It can be interesting to browse that site but on principle I do 

not think it is at all good for anyone who has long since left the industry.  I have seen photos of girls on there who stopped working 8 or more years ago

and they may have no idea they can still be seen on the net.

 

(don't know what the hell is happening to my text... wrap around going silly tonight)

Edited by ADELE

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That must be an uncomfortable and somewhat frightening experience Adele. The Internet makes our online identities immortal in many ways, whether we like it or not.

If your pictures are still up on the Wayback Machine, you could always try contacting the Administrators and ask them to, at the very least, remove your pictures from their cached pages. They should be able to do that.

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That must be an uncomfortable and somewhat frightening experience Adele. The Internet makes our online identities immortal in many ways, whether we like it or not.

If your pictures are still up on the Wayback Machine, you could always try contacting the Administrators and ask them to, at the very least, remove your pictures from their cached pages. They should be able to do that.

Oh in my case there isn't a problem really as I am still working. I never showed my face anyway.  It was just a shock to see those old profiles still

there. 

 

The internet is certainly not all good is it?

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It most certainly isn't, especially if you dig deeper into some of the more stranger forums out there!

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It most certainly isn't, especially if you dig deeper into some of the more stranger forums out there!

 

 

Do you mean to say that there are more strange forums that this one? I find that hard to comprehend! :o

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Do you mean to say that there are more strange forums that this one? I find that hard to comprehend! :o

There are forums on slugs... carrots.... bowels.... to name but a few.

 

This one is tame........................  :blink:

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