Escort Agencies & Massage Parlors are Doing it
More and more independent escorts are accepting credit cards from hobbyists. The reader may subscribe to the stigma in the adult industry that it’s dangerous to plunge your well-protected identity into an incriminating, virtual footprint. But if it’s really so risky, then why are more and more companions, providers and elite courtesans, worldwide providing turnkey options to would be inquiries, thereby converting them into iron clad clients?
Geisha Affair Asks the Experts
We curious kittens here at Geisha Affair decided to ask an expert, Ibill, one of the most well known merchant services in the adult industry about the benefits of establishing a merchant service. Here’s what we gathered:
- Automatic Verification – ever get the itch that maybe a first time inquiry is not who he says he is? When a hobbyist pays by credit card chances are he’s legitimate.
- Discretion – ‘place your donation discretely in the bathroom’. What if the envelope is placed in your hand at the front door? That’s discretion at its worst. If you have settled up with your client in advance, the meeting will sail smoothly.
- Commitment – you invest in yourself every month by spending big bucks advertising on expensive websites. Unless you require a deposit upfront from potential friends you are delivering a message that your standard of commitment is inconsequential. So when a client stands you up during prime time, you lose. Requiring a deposit rules out flakes.
- Touring – ladies who tour successfully have usually been doing it for a while and may already have an established clientele. But those new at touring may be venturing into unknown territory where new clients are unfamiliar. Touring is an art. A considerable amount of time and forethought goes into planning. At the end, the tour must be cost beneficial. Otherwise, you may end up coming out of pocket which defeats the purpose entirely. I refer back to Commitment. Accepting credit cards for deposit and also offering an easy, seamless method of payment for your clients will not only ensure your success but will be respected and remembered. Go here for info on successful touring.
- Security/Fraud Protection – A friend, who is an established and successful provider, recently told me the story of a new client who left his donation in the bathroom. To her horror, she soon discovered that the donation was nothing more than play money. The guy was even verified by well known sources. Fortunately, she was assertive enough to drive him to the bank where he made an ATM withdrawal and gave her real money. Could have been worse. What if he had been an informant? What if her safety had been compromised on the way to the bank? Or, she got robbed at the end of her meeting by the same guy? Accepting credit cards imposes a valuable security measure and can ensure that your client is not a fraud.
Escorts in the Hobby can never be too careful. No one else is watching your back. If you think that accepting credit cards is increasing your exposure, think again. Life is not as simple as it used to be and we must keep up with that pace. Think smart and subscribe to a more sophisticated method of doing business. You won’t regret it.