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Why I opened my own escort service

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

I wish to thank Tracey for this blog post. She prompted me to blog about it.

She asked me, “Hey Michelle, How did you come to open your first escort business? What was your thought process behind it?”

So here is my answer to everyone…

I knew almost from the age of 8 or 9 that I wanted to own my own escort agency one day. I was too young to realize what it was all about, but a movie on TV got me hooked. I think it was more of a brothel type setting if memory serves me.

I didn’t remember my comment until a couple of years after I was no longer operating my 2nd agency, which was around 1997.

Fast forward from age 8 or 9 to 1988, I was sick & tired of going to the club & dancing, then going home with a guy (or bringing him home);  him sleeping with me & the next day he was GONE. No respect whatsoever, I was just being used for sex.

I started to get really pissed off at men & was even considering becoming a lesbian at that time LOL (nothing wrong with being gay, I’m just laughing because of how pissed off I was).

I had already found out what an escort agency was back in 1984 when I was 18 & looking for a job.

At that time I wasn’t prepared to become an escort, but once 1988 rolled around, I said “screw it”, I’m taking the plunge.

I was a VERY ambitious young woman who wanted to be very successful & make a TON of money, & I had always wanted to own my own business in the entertainment industry.

So I found an escort agency hiring in the local paper & got hired almost immediately.

I decided to quit my day job because there was no way I could work full time 9-5 & then work at night as an escort, it was just too much.

I tried being an escort, but within a month I realized I just wasn’t cut out to be one. It takes a very special person to be an escort.

While working at this escort service I would watch what was going on with the owners & support staff, & I realized they were mean people & a lot of the girls working as escorts weren’t being given a fair shot.

The hookerish types (usually girls who came from the streets or had a VERY LARGE mean streak) controlled the back room (meaning the girls) & intimidated them.

I have always had a soft spot for the underdog, so my heart went out to the escorts & I felt the desire to want to help them.

I also realized that an escort agency would technically be no different then running any other type of business & should be NO different then running a mainstream business (other then a few things here & there). I did find out later on it is a lot different then running a mainstream business, but I did merge the 2 concepts together.

In my head I was starting to mull this idea of opening up an escort service.

One of the drivers wanted to open his own escort agency, & asked me if I would do the phones for him.

I’m damm glad I went with my intuition & I turned him down. Something just didn’t seem right with him & later on he went on to try & close down my escort agency out of jealousy. I am not trying to brag, but other escort agencies often wanted to cut me out as their competition.

At the time I didn’t realize this driver wanted to pay me was peanuts, so all & all it was best I had turned him down.

Things didn’t go well with this escort service I was working with. As in typical escort industry fashion, 2 of the hookerish types didn’t like me standing up to them, so they eventually got me fired. LOL, yeh, can you believe getting fired from an escort agency of ALL things????

But like everything, everything happens for a reason.

From there I found another escort agency, & within 2-3 months I found someone to help train me on the phones & I opened my FIRST ever escort service. I was soooo EXCITED!!! I can still remember the feeling 🙂

As they say, “the rest is history“.

Of course I had to learn the hard way how to make the agency into a REAL business that was professional, ethical & run properly because there really was no such animal. I was the only escort agency that really cared about all aspects of running that business.

As you already know, I now help others to open their own professional ethical escort service.

So, I hope this gives you some insight into how I got into the escort industry & how I hope all you nice people out there help me in cleaning up the escort industry.

Thank you for listening 🙂

Michelle
Exotic Publishing

My views of the escort industry

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

I sincerely apologize to everyone for my delay in blogging.

It’s been a busy year on many fronts, & I really should have started speaking out sooner, so I hope to squeeze a blog post in here or there until things settle down.

I will try to separate each of my points of view into an individual post, so if you wish to comment on only one topic, you can.

Nothing irks me MORE than the majority of society’s clear dysfunctionality when it comes to sexuality. To be fair to the rest of the world, there are many countries that don’t have these dysfunctionalities or the amount of people who do are a much smaller percentage than in the US & Canada.

Usually the people who are open minded keep quiet so they don’t get attacked by others, so it appears as if the closed minded angry ones are the majority when I’d say that’s a misnomer.

These closed minded angry people wag their tongues getting all high & mighty on topics they know next to nothing about, or they judge others for living their lives as they see fit.

I’ve come to accept this because I know neither you nor I can change society. All we can do is change ourselves & feel comfortable with who we are. So, I hope you are becoming more & more secure with who you are as a person, so you become less & less affected by these close minded judgmentals who try & push you around, or tell you what is right or wrong or morally right.

NO ONE can tell you what is right or wrong, ONLY YOU can determine what is right or wrong for you. We are all at different places in our lives, so one minute a person may be living one kind of life, & then 3 years later, another kind of life.

That’s why we change as humans, to grow & to learn.

To give you a bit of background on myself, I got into the escort industry many years ago back in 1988.

By the time I had worked as an escort for about 1-2 months, I realized the escort industry seriously needed someone to help the “girl next door” types (that was me) become escorts in a non-threatening, non confrontational environment. Away from the hookers who were cut throat, the owners who forced the girls to sleep with them, or the phone people who favored one girl over another just because she was her friend.

Having been hit with the entrepreneurial bug at the age of 13/14, I had always wanted to own my own business, & the entertainment or restaurant industry was top on my list of choices, but the capital needed to start what I had in mind was beyond my reach.

Being a young yet ambitious 22 year old, I kept my eyes open and my faith in my ambitions with me.

After realizing that I made a very poor escort, I knew I’d be better off running the place.

I got excited with my newfound goal, & the rest fell into my lap.

I found someone who taught me how to do the phones, & then I proceeded to learn step-by-step how to grow the escort agency into a “real” business because while the guy who taught me was great at selling, he really was a pig who could have cared less about the business in general. All he wanted to do was sleep with the girls, manipulate everyone & spend all his money.

I ended up being the one who protected the girls from him, & I had to stumble & make mistakes in order to learn, but it was a very educational experience, & I’m glad I went through it so I could learn.

That guy is still in the escort business, & unfortunately is one of many types of people who makes the escort industry look bad.

At the time I was too naive to even understand what my role in the escort industry would end up being. Back then when I ran my two escort services, & now I’m at the point where I am THE expert helping others open their own escort services or become escorts.

I’m proud to be of service to all of those who are confused, scared, & need that escort coach or consultant. I wish I had had one around me when I first started. Even once I was established I wish I would have had a support system in place, but alas back then there was no such service or business.

Back when I owned my escort agencies, I NEVER saw myself as a PIMP, & I laugh at the word when people use it since I’m sooo not like that.

I’m not saying there aren’t pimp like people out there who open & run agencies, that guy Richard was one of them, but what I’m saying, is that my GOAL is to help others who were like me get into & run a professional ethical escort agency so eventually the escort industry can have many professional escort services and professional escorts.

I’m NOT here to help the sleazy pimp like men & women who wish to get into the escort industry just so they can sleep with every girl that crosses their path.

I’m also not here to help any of those escorts who lie, steal, stab people in the back, & are all around hooker types. While they are a dime a dozen, the real escorts who really care about this industry & their clients are the ones I admire the most because they help make change when it is needed. smile

My main goal in starting my first escort service was to protect the girls, not use & abuse them. In fact, a year or two after being in the business, I was told by one of my escorts that I was definitely NOT a Madame.

I didn’t quite understand what she meant back then, but I understand it now. Some Madames can be borderline pimp like (controlling, semi dangerous, etc.), so she was giving me a compliment even though I didn’t know it at the time.

I was also told by Richard that I didn’t belong in the business because I was too honest.

I say this is bullshit.

Just because a person is in the escort industry doesn’t mean they have to be liars. I mean seriously, if you take a look at every type of industry out there, most people lie. This isn’t a trait limited ONLY to people who work in the escort industry. It never ceases to amaze me how people like to point fingers calling me a liar because I’m in the escort industry, when in fact they are the ones doing all the lying.

I’ve had lawyers say this, collection agency owners lie, I hire independent contractors online, & even though they know what kind of company this is, later on when it comes to light that they are an unskilled worker & they lied about their skillset, or just disappeared, they end up pointing their fingers at me calling me a liar.

While I do agree that the type of job, career or business we get into does reflect somewhat on our character, I feel it’s even more important to look at the person’s actions, NOT the type of industry they work in.

The local grocery store owner can lie day in & day out, & just because he owns a grocery store doesn’t mean I should assume he is always honest. I believe that everyone is honest until they give me a reason not to & while escorts do have to lie to their clients in order to have boundaries & in order to do their job, there are countless other positions that require the same thing:

  1. clothing salespeople who don’t want to hurt your feelings when they sell you on what you want to buy
  2. the customer service rep who lies saying their manager isn’t around to take your call
  3. the car salesman who says the chick magnet looks good on the 50 year old
  4. the model who pretends she is having the time of her life when really she’s feeling like shit
  5. lawyers who lie every day of their lives to both their clients & to the other side

I could go on, but I won’t.

Back to when I ran my escort agencies…

I was in my reality & just running my escort service minding my own business. So bloody what if I happen to be open minded. First & foremost I was an entrepreneur. I wanted to provide a need for escorts who were scared about working for an escort agency because they didn’t know what they were up against.

I also felt sorry for the clients who got scammed by the escorts or phone people.

I knew there was NOTHING wrong with running an escort service. In fact, I was proud of myself for giving the girls a safe, professional place to work, & their safety was always my first priority. I worked damm hard for them & my clients, so I found no shame in running an escort agency & if you are interested in starting an agency, I hope you find no shame in it either. Remember, no one can make you feel shameful, ONLY you can give the power to others to judge you if you decide to see yourself through their eyes instead of your own.

If you run an escort agency properly, I feel any influence I provide through my educational material has helped you as a person, as well as the escort industry as a whole.

I hope that if you decide to get into the escort industry as an escort agency owner, that you will be similar to myself, just an open minded entrepreneur who sees nothing wrong with offering non judgmental companionship whether open minded or just a service where clients can open up about who they really are.

Men & women need this type of service, there’s no doubt about that & there is a reason why it’s one of the oldest professions since the beginning of time. Sex & the need for love won’t go away just because you will it to. You can either embrace your sexuality & need for companionship, or fear & judge it.

So long as you know in your heart that you aren’t doing anything wrong like forcing others to do things they don’t want to do, that is all that matters to me. 

I encourage you to make a difference in this industry that needs a slap or two to get it into shape.

I have faith that one day that the rest of the people in North America (the States way more than in Canada) will FINALLY give up on trying to bring everyone down just because they feel they have the right to judge others. This often feels like way back when, when witches were burned at the stake out of fear of their power. Often the most open minded of women was shamed by the entire community because they couldn’t handle her sexuality either out of jealousy, or using religion as their weapon of choice.

Women & escorts aren’t here to take over the world, they are here to be women, & to provide a service.

I could say that most men fear women & while many still do, I don’t agree with that. I feel many women fear other women & it’s really a shame mainstream society is still so behind the times. I guess it helped me in my youth that even with being raised by a chauvinistic father, I never saw women as being any different than men, other than our body parts & a few other differences.

I hope one day both men & women will FINALLY start to respect women for the lovely, intelligent, creative, giving creatures they are.

On my next post, I’ll tell you why I feel escort services are being run by pimp like men & women.

Thank you for listening.

Michelle
Exotic Publishing