Starting an escort agency today is easier than it was 30 years ago, but it is still a challenging proposition. You see, when you say you want to start an escort business, you need to consider it as a suitable one, and not a part time thing.
The escort industry faces scorn from a lot of people, who equate it to prostitution. However, if you have a clear conscience and know what you are doing, setting up your own escort business is definitely a good idea. Before you start off, here are some things that you should know so that you are comfortable later down the road
Who starts an escort business?
Technically speaking, anyone can start an escort business. Indeed thousands of people try to set up an escort agency, since it is very lucrative. However, the most successful people are those women who have been escorts themselves. There are good reasons why they run a successful business:
They know what it takes to be a good escort
They know how an escort agency is run because they have worked in some of them for a long time
They understand clients and their needs
They know what kind of challenges different clients give an escort
They can advise new escorts better than most, as they understand the difficulties
They know how to protect their escorts, having had years of experience in this business
That doesn’t mean only experienced escorts start their own agencies. There are many successful agencies that are run by people who were initially not from the industry, but who considered it lucrative.
Understand that just like any other business, setting up an escort agency means that you need to invest some money. You could either save or raise money from third party sources. Like normal businesses do, a successful escort agency also needs constant flow of money to be successful. Many people opt for business loans to set up the required capital.
When it comes to the escort business, getting loans is a difficult job. The primary reason is the nature of the business. Most banks don’t consider it a legitimate business, because it just doesn’t fit into their criteria. This makes it very, very difficult to get them to approve a loan for an escort agency.
If you do proper research, you probably won’t find any escort agency that has been funded by a bank loan. If you do happen to find one, the agency would have had changed its whole business model as it was presented to the bank. It would have cited expenses for completely legitimate pieces of equipment, but wouldn’t have mentioned the word “escort” anywhere in its application.
The only reliable way to get money for starting up your own escort business is to pitch to your acquaintances, friends or maybe some investor.
Remember that you are not the only enterprising person to set up an escort business. There is tremendous competition in the business and you need to have a solid marketing plan if you want to be on the radar. The escorts are more open in advertising their services today, so you need to beat them to it.
Most escort agencies today have websites as their front end and find more clients through their websites, than through other contacts. If you want to succeed, you should have a website up and running, in order to promote your services well. You need to include everything to design your website such as SEO.
Most people would hire an SEO agency to do it for them. However, if you don’t understand how it works and cannot do it yourself, your business doesn’t really stand much of a chance of succeeding. It is not as if you need to have a degree in computer science to do SEO. You should put in some effort to learn about it. After all, it is your business and you should be willing to do the toughest tasks in order to succeed.
Recruiting classy escorts presents another challenge in running an agency that you should know about. Now understand this, most women who enter this business not because they just love the job. It is because they need the money. Many of them will not be as smart as you like them to be. You will need to train them well and let them know exactly what the job entails.
If you have been working as an escort for a long time, you probably have the right contacts and know some really smart escorts to start with. Many women will join your agency with the misconception that escort service is just an oversold form of prostitution. You need to make them realize that this is just not true. This can be a difficult job, but this is your business and you want it to succeed.
The website again
Believe it or not as an escort agency owner in modern times, you will be doing most of your job with your website. This is usually where you will book your first client. You certainly would want your website to be a top notch. It is a must learn how Google Analytics works and you should know how to update your website along with the sitemap.
It is recommended that you do not delegate this job to another person. Your own research will tell you the best about what kind of keywords you need, in order to optimize your website and how you can improve your search engine rankings. In other words, you need to become a part time website admin if you want to succeed.
It is legal
The last and more important thing that you should note about an escort agency business is that it is completely legal in the UK. You just have to follow the rules and run your business in a systematic manner. If you fall foul of the law, it is probably because you weren’t aware of all the rules. If necessary, consult an attorney and get information about the legalities of running an escort agency in the UK.