Many questions are asked about how escort agencies go about recruiting escorts to work at their businesses. The escort business is a famously secretive and discrete industry where many connections and referrals are established. The recruiting component is also just as discrete and depends upon good marketing techniques, reputation and often referrals.
Online recruiting process
The most common way escort agencies recruit escorts is via their website. Typically, the agency will have a recruitment landing page on their website listing earning potentials and the benefits of working in the escort industry. The page will also feature an application form that is designed for simplicity and only asks for essential information; because prospective escorts are often hesitant about revealing too much personal information. A name, age, contact number and email address is essential as well as a function for the applicant to upload a few photos of themself is usually sufficient. Photos are often requested or uploaded at the earliest stage of the process because the agency will often receive many applications which they need to filter through.
For the agency to be found by the prospective escort, a good search engine ranking is essential which is established through investment in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), which is why applicants seek out more established escort agencies in their local area – typically newer agencies do not have the search engine ranking position achieved by more well-established agencies.
Word of mouth referrals
Many applicants come through word-of-mouth referrals, often by escorts who currently work with the agency or have previously worked with them i.e. friends and acquaintances of escorts / former escorts. Some referrals also come from clients of independent escorts who many mention a reliable agency to an independent who they may be aquatinted with.
There are a number of websites and platforms that agencies place adverts on to generate interest and direct applicants to their recruitment landing page or contact number. Such websites include Locanto and Craigslist. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are also utilised for recruitment advertising.
The application process
Once an application is received by the agency staff it is usually actioned within 24 hours, this means it is either deleted immediately (because the escort may not be suitable) or marked as a potential recruit providing that they meet the set criteria. Agencies will often inform the applicant if they have been unsuccessful as early in the process as possible as to not waste the applicant’s time.
For applicants that are successful at this initial stage they are then contacted by the agency for a brief telephone interview in which they are asked about previous experience (if any), the earning potentials are explained clearly and the pros and cons of escort work is openly discussed with the applicant. Importantly the applicants are asked if they have any questions or concerns and in conclusion, will be told that they will be contacted within a few days about whether they are suitable to proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Face to face meeting
If the applicant passes the initial telephone interview part of the recruitment process, the next stage is a face-to-face meeting with a member of the agency’s staff. Usually, only one member of staff will be present so that the applicant does not feel intimidated in any way. Sometimes a current escort will be invited along to answer more intricate questions about how the business works and can provide invaluable insight from an escort’s perspective.
During the meeting, the agency staff member will assess the personality of the prospective escort and get to know them a bit. They will probably discuss past experience in the industry and generally assess how capable and suitable the applicant is for working in the business. Remember, agency recruiters often have a vast amount of first-hand experience with escorts, some may even be former escorts themselves and can quickly identify which applicants are suitable and which are not.
At the conclusion of the face-to-face meeting, the agency staff will typically tell the escort whether they have been successful or unsuccessful. Alternatively, the agency may want to take a few days to think over the suitability of the applicant and give them an answer in a few days in order the assess suitability a bit further or talk with other members of staff.
Tips for the applicant
- Always be punctual – whether it is the telephone call or the in-person meeting, ensure that you are on time.
- Be honest, enthusiastic and engaging.
- Ask lots of questions. The agency staff should be transparent and honest with you.
- Be confident and don’t feel intimidated.
- Assess whether the agency is really suitable for you.
- Know the agency fees and rates.
- Ask questions about clients and the client screening/booking process.
- Ask about safety and security policies.
- Don’t be afraid to ask to speak with an existing/current escort for any insight that they could provide.