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I've posted on this before in a different forum, and if those that are charged with etiquette here deem appropriate, feel free to move this post. I'm just trying to get a wider sense of what's afoot in The Biz. }(

 

As I've noted, my close buddy escort sees his biz down about 50% to 70% or more, both with respect to his regulars and new contacts.

 

I've talked to the owners of a few agencies around the country, and I've noted at least one agency's promoting their various "specials" on this Message Board

 

Similarly, one seems to notice a major increase in Craig's List posts from mostly younger guys at reduced from "normal" rates.

 

What's the situation in your world?

 

P.S. I realize no one wants to admit that their client list is a bit shorter. I'm just asking. :9

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I actually just posted this in a different topic in the lounge forum but it does fit your topic much better.

 

I know several people everywhere are being touched by this problem lately. It has changed my business and also changed the way I travel and take vacations. My clients that are regulars only spend half of the time with me that they normally do. That is why I started offering second hour discounts. I noticed that it helps my clients more and gives them longer sessions that keep them from feeling rushed at all. It does not hurt me to offer that. On the contrary... It actually is boosting my business because it helps clients that are in a tight financial situation and they are able to spend more time enjoying themselves along with being able to spend more time more frequently than if I kept my rates standard.

 

The down side is that with the inflation of the airline, hotels, and rental car services, travel is not as lucrative as it once was for me. I am fortunate to be in NYC where so many people come into the city for business functions, conventions, meetings, and tourism. Other people in the industry are not as fortunate though. People that live in smaller cities that have less business traffic must be struggling with their income due to these financial situations.

 

I myself have offered services a few times on craigslist. I prefer not to do so but sometimes money does get tight and you must do what you must do. The clientele is vastly different on craigslist. I have never met a person from daddysreviews that I did not have a wonderful experience with during a session. When I offer services on sites like craigslist however, you never know truly what is in the person's mind that has responded to your post.

 

Some escorts / massage therapist here in NYC are offering multi-hour discounts. You just always have to be careful with which person you are hiring. Always make sure they have good reviews, are personable yet professional via the phone and e-mail, and if they have a website, that helps too.

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Aaron,

I read your honest and open reply with interest.

I would only make an offering of information with regards to Craig's list. Using Craig's list is a two way street. The client can get a bad provider and the provider can get a bad client.

 

My experience with Craig's list has been fairly good and I would consider myself a desirable client from this site. I have found several guys who provide just the service I am looking for at a price I can handle and they are every bit as professional and punctual as anyone I have hired from here. I think they would classify me as a good type of client; safe, clean, respectful and regular. I now see these guys frequently and have yet to have a bad time with them.

 

Perhaps my experience is unusual compared to some.

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>Aaron,

>I read your honest and open reply with interest.

>I would only make an offering of information with regards to

>Craig's list. Using Craig's list is a two way street. The

>client can get a bad provider and the provider can get a bad

>client.

>

>My experience with Craig's list has been fairly good and I

>would consider myself a desirable client from this site. I

>have found several guys who provide just the service I am

>looking for at a price I can handle and they are every bit as

>professional and punctual as anyone I have hired from here. I

>think they would classify me as a good type of client; safe,

>clean, respectful and regular. I now see these guys

>frequently and have yet to have a bad time with them.

>

>Perhaps my experience is unusual compared to some.

 

I’ve had similar experiences using CL....a couple of guys that didn’t look like their pics, but for the most part, the sessions I’ve had with guys I’ve met from CL have been just fine. The fee has usually been less than half of what I see guys advertising for on Rentboy or M4RN. I’ve seen a few guys from CL that also have ads on Rentboy and/or M4RN. Their CL fee has been about a third less than their advertised fee on those sites.

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I would like to correct the way that post might have come across. One of my best regular clients came from craigslist. There are some wonderful people on craigslist and some not-so-wonderful. That includes both clients and escorts. I was just saying that I do not prefer craigslist over advertising on escort and massage sites but in times when the extra income could help, it does pay to advertise on there as well.

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DC is Not as Recession Proof as it Claims

 

>Isn't DC pretty much recession proof?

 

 

I think that this "recession proof" canard is what the Metropolitan Board of Trade wants people outside the Beltway to believe IMHO. Granted with such a large government workforce, and the military as well, DC is insulated from many of the major economic swings that your average American community will face from time to time. Add in the large contingent of consulting, service/support industries, and nonprofit associations/NGO's which are connected to both these segments of our economy and this place is pretty affluent.

 

However, I've lived here for a long while and have seen ecomonic slow downs affect this economy greatly. Most memorable was the 1989-97 tanking of the real estate market. Everyone said then that DC was "recession proof" and they found out such was not the case. Much the same way that even as late as January 2008 there were real estate agents claiming that the subprime downturn was not affecting prices. Well....that's a crock too.

 

You should have seen this place in the mid 1990's when the Pentagon was cutting back on contracting due to budget cuts from the collapse of the Soviet empire. Believe me, it was slow around these parts. Even now there are plans for a large number of military jobs to be moved further west of the area after the events of 2001. Several million square feet of military-contracted office space leases are comming on line over the next decade. It's already had an impact in the Arlington area and fortunately the county has been able to back fill these jobs...for now at least.

 

I've seen wholesale slaughter of jobs in the nonprofit industry over that same time period as well. When people lose jobs and industries cut back they curtail membership in trade and industry groups. Its not unusual to see whole associations nearly dry up as staff get let go and more than a few have to merge to survive.

 

Did not mean to highjack the thread but I just had to add my two cents worth on this issue of DC being recession proof. Yes, we have it easier than the rest of the country at times but it's hardly as immune as the local leadership would have the outside the Beltway folks believe.

 

Related to the topic, the poor quality of local DC escorts is legendary on this and other boards. That's the prime reason so many traveling guys do well when they visit this town. On a personal note, about two years ago I curtailed my hiring and now will only see guys I've hired before.

 

Given the quality of some of the guys out there these days and the rates they are asking I'd rather stay loyal to guys I know than take a risk. That said, I do usually add one or two guys to my prospects list just to keep the stable full but only after a serious vetting process.

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RE: DC is Not as Recession Proof as it Claims

 

I totally agree with you about DC escorts. I saw the listings on a couple of sites and was excited on a recent visit. When I got there, the guys that showed up did not match their pictures and fortunately, I have the balls to turn them away. This happened twice. The third guy was the guy in the picture, except when he was younger and hotter. After that I just gave up. Unfortunately there were no visiting escorts at the time. I would call the DC experience a bust.

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