Independent escorting is entrepreneurship. You are your boss, your sole employee, your product, your marketing, your advertising, and your own success and failure.
Chances are more than likely that in any business, you’re going to fail more than you’re going to succeed. From my personal experience, it takes 99 fails to get even 1 success.
If you don’t look back on your crap-quality cell phone pictures from your first advertisement and cringe, then you have a long way to go before you can honestly say you’ve gotten somewhere (this is meant to be said in a slightly joking manner, people, so don’t take this 100% seriously; but take it 90% seriously for goodness sake).
While doing some work for my day job today, I came across some entrepreneurship quotes that I’m printing off and storing in my work binder to keep me motivated. However, I couldn’t help but think of my escorting when I came across the quote mentioned above. It made me laugh, but it also made me horribly embarrassed. Out there are actual duplications of my very first escorting advertisement and up to this day, when I google my escorting name and come across it, I cringe. They’re terrible photographs, cheesy writing, and I overall was so clueless as to what I was even doing. But hey, I learned some things along the way! My second advertisement, I had a bit more professional photos. Not “professional”, but close enough. (Yes, close enough….) Lol.
I’ve also found my path with who I want to be as an independent provider. No more taking the guided path, for I carved one for myself. This is what every girl entering this business should keep in mind. Improve yourself the way that YOU want to do it. Stop following the blind herd of the rest of the escorting community. Improve yourself and just do what feels right. And if you don’t look back on your beginning and cringe, well, guess what, you haven’t gotten anywhere.