HOOK: M&G and Classes
Apr08

HOOK: M&G and Classes

Hey, fellow escorts and adult entertainers: HOOK-Online (@HOOK_ONLINE on Twitter) is an organization that seeks to provide support, education, community, and care to M4M sex workers. It is the site for which I wrote an article about the value of client reviews (which I also reposted on my blog). Hawk Kinkade (@HawkKinkade on Twitter), the person who has been running the organization for years, has been disseminating helpful articles...

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Part 8 of 13: Economics
Mar06

Part 8 of 13: Economics

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” There are three concepts I want to discuss here: Supply and Demand, Diversification, and Budgeting/Savings. As I have said many times before: Try to take the longer view. You may have days on end with no income. That could add up to a bad week, but don’t assume that to be the case. Rather, try to look at months, quarters, and years instead. This keeps the days and...

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Client Reviews
Mar03

Client Reviews

Many new escorts are overwhelmed and have lots of questions: Am I going to be safe? How will I be able to trust my clients to pay me? Are people going to hurt me in some way? How do I choose whom to see and whom not? And the list goes on and on… But think for just a moment: Put yourself in the position of potential clients. Many have the EXACT same concerns about meeting escorts: Is he going to perform? Does he look like his...

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GaySexCast Interviews Devon
Aug29

GaySexCast Interviews Devon

Recently I had a conversation with Lichen Craig, one of the hosts at GaySexCast.com. During our talk we introduced her audience to some of the concepts I have been blogging about over the years, particularly as they pertain to professionalism and self esteem. Please click here if you would like to hear the podcast!

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RIP @JasminePetite
Jul12

RIP @JasminePetite

Petite Jasmine was murdered, and I am so sad and angry about it that I feel compelled to blog about it. I have said/apologized in my “recent” entries that I haven’t blogged consistently for a while, because I haven’t needed to. I haven’t had a reason, or I haven’t wanted to be repetitive. This blog is my diary, and it has many purposes (one of which has been to be a place to discuss issues that are...

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Interview: @JamesWithers3
Mar25

Interview: @JamesWithers3

Hello everyone! I just got back from Boston, and I wanted to share a conversation I had with the man who blogs at What the World Does not Need. James and I have chatted on and off for quite a while, and he sent me a set of questions recently after I bemoaned always being asked the same questions over and over. I was frustrated, because I didn’t get how I could be giving “exclusive” interviews if no one takes the time...

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Part 7 of 13: Fees
Jul27

Part 7 of 13: Fees

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” Aha!!! FINALLY!! Muuuuuuuuh-nay! I’m sure some of you have been wondering when I would talk about income. Well, I think it’s time. This entry will be brief, especially compared to many of the other entries in this series, because it is actually pretty straight forward. There are some nuances to consider, but ultimately you are in charge of managing what you...

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Part 6 of 13: Clients
Jul14

Part 6 of 13: Clients

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” Before we pick up this discussion (which I apologize for delaying so long), I would encourage you to review your responses to what was mentioned in Part 4 of 13: Branding, because the way you present yourself to clients directly affects the clients who present themselves to you. Let me reiterate Devon’s Platinum Rule as well: Do unto yourself as you would have...

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Part 5 of 13: Advertising & Correspondence
Jun06

Part 5 of 13: Advertising & Correspondence

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” Advertising is the first public expression of the brand you have developed. Make sure that your advertising campaigns are aligned with your branding. Advertising is a fairly simple process for most modalities of Adult Entertainment, so I will treat escorting/massage separately from “all others.” Since it’s more simplified, let’s go with the...

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Part 4 of 13: Branding
May24

Part 4 of 13: Branding

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” In an industry where the commodity for sale is fantasy, it can get very easy to lose yourself. Something that can anchor you to sanity is branding (or you can start to believe your own hype: Be warned). The consistent manner in which you present yourself as an entertainer will help you develop the reputation and following that you prefer, but first you have to define the...

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