In the past, I have blogged about my experiences with some of the escort directories in the UK. For a long time I have been saying that I need to get out of the Adultwork rut: it’s too easy to become over-reliant on AW. AW is by far the busiest escort directory in the UK and it is absolutely possible to make your living advertising solely on that site. However, if the website goes down, then what do we all do?
Also, it is not unheard of for someone’s profile to simply be removed from Adultwork for what may seem to be spurious reasons. The reasons are not spurious to AW, who has the unenviable task of trying to weed out as many scammers as possible, but because they are so overwhelmed, they don’t have the time to fully research every complaint about every profile. For example, it is against the AW rules to use your main photos anywhere else on the Internet. Unfortunately, scammers will steal photos and put them elsewhere either on their own fake profiles or in order to make a wannabe new directory look as if it is full of good information. So, your photos end up somewhere else without your knowledge and AW just suspends your profile. You then have to grovel to get it back.
There are SO MANY directories out there, and it can be hard to figure which ones are worth the time and money to advertise on. I have two methods to try and do this. One is to ask friends where they advertise. This is sometimes helpful but since every girl is different, not entirely reliable. Another is to Google things like “Mature Escorts in Manchester” or “Independent Escorts in London.” Amid all of the agency sites, there will be several directories and one can assume that at least some clients are going to find the same places.
I have spent a lot of my time today attempting to add myself to various directories, focusing primarily on the ones that are either free or very inexpensive. Thus far that has been BackPage (who are now back with a workaround to their legal problem accepting credit cards), Pleasure To Meet You, AdultZone, Escort.co.uk, and Ace Massage. There may be a couple of other ones in there, as well, but I am honestly not sure! They start to blur together after a while.
My experience with Adultzone has been particularly positive: their prices are very reasonable and their customer service via email is great. Sharon helped me link my website to my advert very quickly. And, I have to say that not only do I get calls from Adultzone, the gentlemen who call me always tell me which website they found me on. It can be a real headache to try and keep track of where calls are coming from, as a lot of my callers don’t seem to know exactly which web sites they’ve looked at. Like I said, they can all blur together – but somehow Adultzone manages to stand out.
You can check it out here: http://www.ukadultzone.com/manchester-escorts-directory.html
The easiest site to use is PTMU.co.uk – Pleasure To Meet You is somehow connected to Vivastreet and is absolutely free. The layout is just lovely and easy to navigate for both service providers and service seekers. You can update your information quickly and it automatically zips to the top of the page. My friend in London says it works well for her but I haven’t had any bookings from it, myself. However, since it’s free and easy, I do refresh my profile regularly.
The one I am holding back on for now is VivaStreet. VivaStreet is a big, busy site that has done a fine job of marketing themselves on billboards and have gotten themselves to the top of Google. But nearly every girl I know who advertised on Viva has found it to be a bit of a nightmare because of the caliber of clients who call – that is to say oddballs who ask creepy questions or want to haggle over rates. I may get three dozen calls before accepting a booking. And they are expensive compared to most other sites. That said, they do get the phone ringing and I really cannot fault their customer service. I will probably try them again in the near future.
Herein lies the paragraph for the search engines:
In this paragraph I say a bunch of stuff about the fact that I am an independent escort in Manchester, as well as the fact that I am a mature escort who is (sometimes) in London, and just generally an American call-girl who provides incalls and outcalls and that sort of thing.