These days in the heady digital world of escort websites, escort SEO services and escorts on Snapchat, it’s easy to forget that back in the day (we’re gonna say around 20 years ago), escort websites existed within hidden pixel links on gardening sites, everyone was wary of mobile phones, and if you wanted to see what an escort looked like, you had to book her.
Back in the late 90’s, one way of advertising escort services and incalls in Manchester was by buying a VERY expensive pay-as-you-go mobile without free calls or texts, ringing Loot North West and placing an ad under the ‘Escorts and Massage’ sections. What would then follow was a series of phone calls from timewasters, chatliners and halfwits before landing a half decent client who may or may not attempt to negotiate a price that was insulting, cringey and barely covered the cost of the ad in the first place.
The other option would be to buy the Manchester Evening News, turn to the (very limited) ‘Escort Agencies’ section, close your eyes and stick a pin in the page to work out which escort agency to apply to first. Even though there were only a couple of Manchester escort agencies back then, it was a bit of a lottery to be honest. Were they going to have ridiculously high standards? Or worse, ridiculously low standards? Some agencies had reputations that were less than salubrious – mostly propagated by rival agencies. There was also the sticky issue of escort agency rates with some agencies taking 50% or more of the fee paid by the client, so it’s understandable that some escorts preferred the option of working independently.
So, conveniently, along came Northern Angels – a website that acted as an advertising platform for independent escorts. BUT, despite the apparent ‘independence’ of the girls advertised on their site, NA simply routed the escorts’ phones through their own telephone system which enabled them to apply a commission that amounted to the same thing as an escort agency fee. Hmmm.
Then, Adultwork appeared with opportune timing as advertising standards clamped down on paper advertising, providing independent escorts with an audience-specific platform on which to market their services. However, the sheer number of escorts advertising on here opened the door for clients to negotiate prices right down, meaning that the overall quality of escorts and services started to reflect these much lower prices and the escorts on there started look dubious at best – but you get what you pay for after all.
Viva Street came along next, targeted towards indies who wanted to work without the back up of an escort agency. This, however, also came with a hitch. At £300-£400 for premium ads and ad boosts, not only was this an escort advertising platform that came at a cost, the cheaper ads were starting to look very much like the pages of Adultwork, filled with scammers and less-than-trustworthy service providers.
So what’s the solution?
Believe it or not, there is an answer out there for escorts who want to work on a hassle-free, self-employed basis without the expense of private advertising. Secrets offers forward-thinking escort advertising that allows you to work flexibly. We’re professional, female-owned and we make your safety our priority. Secrets handles your calls and organises your bookings for you, so timewasters are a thing of the past. We also offer you regular, professional photo shoots free of charge. Best of all, at Secrets we provide you with the best advertising and marketing for the lowest escort agency fees in Manchester. Being an escort with Secrets doesn’t mean that you lose your independence, it just means that we take on the hard work for you at a fraction of the cost.
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