- After all, the model is the one who provides the “services,” right? 😉
- What does an “escort service” do, and how does the client benefit?
Great question! Surely everyone who has sought a companion online has asked: “What does a “service” do for me?”
The answer is: Probably a lot more than you thought.
* An escort service business owner, as well as every licensed escort, must be fingerprinted and background checked. Convicted felons need not apply.
Those with drug offenses, either.
Finally, anyone who has a prior criminal charge of prostitution or solicitation may not obtain a permit or a license. *
So, a legitimate escort service (of which there are very few) is not some fly-by-night operation. It takes considerable time, effort, and money even to be allowed to operate legally. An escort service must screen its applicants very carefully. The ones who are hired are engaged as independent contractors. They must understand the laws and be honest and reliable, or the business will suffer.
If an agency independent contractor escort goes rogue (say skips out on the client, or blows off an appointment – sound familiar? Those of you with Backpage and Eros experience?) the goodwill of the agency suffers. A freelancer on Backpage or Eros is basically untraceable. You can put up an ad on Eros for $50 / month.
Not so with an Escort Service.
To start an escort service takes countless hours of hard work and thousands of dollars. Then there’s the purchasing of a domain name, web hosting, website design, and maintenance. There’s advertising, interviewing, contracting the services of the escort model, and countless legal aspects to consider. The business owner is not going to take your money and run. Not after all the time, effort, and money he or she has expended before the business gets its first call.
So, why should you, as a consumer, go through a licensed escort agency? Because you know that you’re not dealing with a criminal or an individual out to take your money and run. You are dealing with a real small business owner who has poured his or her heart and soul into the business and who relies on your repeat business and goodwill to keep his or her business operating.
Your escort model will have undergone a criminal background check and passed. You can always contact someone within the business with a genuine stake in its ownership or management.
This helps to ensure client satisfaction and makes the industry safe and legitimate. An escort service may cost a bit more, but as you can see, the extra cost serves solely to benefit the client and the escort in terms of safety and legality.