Please note: Books 1 and 2 are for sale in both print and ebook versions. Book 3 is being written (2013-14) and Book 4 is on the horizon after.
Section XI: Running Your Escort Business
This deals with all the business issues I’m always mentioning. It’s all about the business-administration aspect of the business and will be a resource you reach for again and again. I tell you every little piece of information about screening and managing your schedule that I’ve learned. I explain why it’s important for you to be a professional businesswoman and not just a girl turning tricks. I talk about the vital issue of “recharging” yourself and taking personal vacations. I discuss the online “community” in depth, which will affect you whether you want it to or not. I show you how to “tour,” which is very different from your day-to-day appointments, as is traveling with clients. Here is where you will find a profile of a typical client and a quick discussion of why he sees escorts. I finish by discussing retirement, since at some point we all leave the business. For those of you who wonder about such things, I include a small section about the sex worker movement.
Section XII: Small Business Issues
Yes, you are running a small business and have to contend with many issues. I talk about taxes, health insurance, savings, owning vs. renting, childcare, transportation, and setting up your home office and filing system. I answer the questions you must have about accepting online payments, using credit cards, setting up an LLC or filing a DBA and whether or not to hire an assistant or use a screening service.