Depending on how you’ve set up your escorting business, you may be the one footing the bill as to where you meet clients. Many escorts prefer to make the client take care of the location, whether it’s a hotel room or private residence. Others prefer to have the client come to them. Here are some considerations when deciding if renting an apartment
or functioning out of hotel room is the better choice for your escort service.
What is your living situation like now?
If you live with children, a roommate or roommates obviously working from home isn’t a great idea. But look around your space do you have the funds to create a second home – an office, really – that will suit your needs? Will you be able to furnish it with couches, tables, lamps, a bed, and basic kitchen equipment for entertaining? Will you be able to decorate a new space in a way that is clean and appealing for your kind of clientele? Imaging what you want your client to see when they first walk in: can you make that happen in reality?
If you’re looking to move your personal space already, then you’re a step ahead. But when considering renting an apartment for both work and pleasure, consider getting a two-bedroom unit so that you can have your own personal space and keep an extra room handy that you use solely for clients.
One of the perks of going to a hotel is, obviously, that all of those things are already taken care of for you. Beds are made and clean, you have all the basic necessities at your fingertips, and aren’t responsible for the state you leave the room (up to a certain extent of course).
Consider also furnished apartments available by the week. Do you schedule far enough in advance / have a good relationship with those looking to rent that you can book a week or more of an apartment without committing to an entire month? Will what you’re saving on furnishings make up for the possibly higher cost?
How often are you already booking in-calls?
If you do both in and out-calls, what’s the ratio? Do you see clients often enough at a place you set up and pay for that you’re feeling burdened by it financially? Calculate how many spaces you paid for last month. Was it greater than your own rent already? Can you combine your personal and work space with the above considerations and save money doing so? Or will this be an additional expense?
What are the cost differences between hotels and apartments in your area?
Say you live in an area where the average motel/hotel cost is $90 a day. Say the average apartment is $650 a month. If you book 8 in-calls a month, it’s basically a fifty-fifty choice as to which is the best bet for you.
But factor in…
Transportation costs: How much does it cost you each time you go to and from a hotel?
Travel time: Time is money, so how much money are you not making because you’re traveling to clients, whether for in or out calls?
Furnishing: As questioned above, are you going to spend additional money to have an apartment?
Where are you spending time with clients on a public level?
If you’re with clients at a lot of social situations—restaurants, bars, museums, theaters etc.—how a far are they from hotels and apartments that you can afford? Do you know of a great deal for either in the hub of social activity in your area? Ease of convenience to and from social and private events can be a huge draw when figuring out whether you want to rent an apartment or frequent hotels.
What’s the privacy factor for both?
If you live in a small town, are you being watched closely by hotel doormen or managers? Are you confident enough to display yourself as a professional in a legal escorting business? Is this going to become or has it already become a headache for you?
If considering an apartment, what’s the environment around it like? Is it a close-knit community where neighbors, doormen etc will be watching you come and go? Or is it in a secluded, generally isolated location?
In both circumstances, consider public spaces and structure. A hotel, where you’re in direct view of management and other guests, will put you in more of a spotlight. An apartment with thin walls and few parking spaces will draw attention if you’re entertaining a healthy amount of clients.
In a nutshell…
Pros for hotels:
- Variety in larger cities and accessibility to social spaces.
- No need to worry about furnishings or housekeeping.
- Lower in cost if you only need a space a few times a month and you charge your clients enough to cover the cost.
Cons of hotels:
- Can be costly, especially in larger cities.
- You have to deal with the eyes of doormen, managers etc. if you go repeatedly to the same hotel.
- Constantly packing and repacking your personal items if you plan a lengthy stay.
Pros for an apartment:
- Consistency in your personal space—you’re in the most comfortable environment possible with clients.
- Lower cost if you’re taking in-call clients on a regular basis.
- Lower transportation costs.
Cons of an apartment:
- Furnishing a second home or creating comfortable public space if in your primary space.
- Eager eyes of neighbors if not in a cool location.
- Not worth the cost if you’re not seeing enough clients monthly.