Well hello there!
It has definitely been a while since I’ve written a blog of sorts.
My last blogs were from my overseas tours, but then I got distracted and stopped! If you want to take a read, you can view my Travel blog here: Zoe’s Travel Diary
The good news is that I’m trying to write again as I have been told that many of you actually enjoy reading my ramblings! It’s extremely flattering and so very sweet! 🙂
A frequent topic of discussion between myself and others (clients and friends alike) is the way I like to operate my business. I am perfectly happy discussing this as I know it is usually nothing more than curiosity.
I choose to work with Atlantic because it suits me and my life, if it didn’t suit me then I would change things to suit my needs.
Working with an agency seems to carry such a negative association, thankfully it is not something I have found to be true in my case.
There are many agencies who use sneaky tricks to cheat both clients and girls either out of their money or their dignity so I totally see why some people don’t have much respect for agencies in general.
It’s almost assumed that all agencies do these horrible things, but I know from personal experience that there are a select few agencies that run their business properly and actually care about the ladies and work hard for us.
I am very thankful to be a part of such a welcoming and supportive team.
This is why it can sometimes be a little insulting when I am told I should go private or be asked for my phone number to bypass the agency.
Let me explain a little as to why I choose to work the way that I do.
When I started out in the industry in 2013 I had an extremely limited, basically nil, understanding as to how everything operated. All I knew was that I wanted to give it a shot.
There is a lot of work that goes into making sure that A) the lady is safe; B) advertising is written and paid for; and C) phone calls are taken in a timely matter and dealt with tactfully. This barely covers the work that is done but they are the basics.
I knew I couldn’t do that on my own in a way that I would be comfortable with.
That aside, there were many other little things like what items I’d need to have, what I should wear or the many other things I wasn’t too sure about …I actually used to be (and anyone who knows me well, knows I secretly still am) an awkward geek at heart and had no idea at first! I knew I would be much more confident if I had the benefit of input from someone else who knows how to run an escort business successfully. So after asking for recommendations on who I should talk to on Punter Planet, I decided to contact Sarah.
I am thankfully so lucky I contacted Sarah; Atlantic is a team effort and an agency that respects me, my limits and how I wish to escort. I feel supported and it feels great. Let’s face it, sometimes we all need someone to help us along and lift our spirits when we are having a bit of a bad day. I know if I worked on my own, I would eventually burn out, feel isolated and not push myself to do my best.
Another reason I wouldn’t consider going private: I do not wish to use my spare time or energy to deal with taking calls, advertising, and promoting myself non-stop on social media. I find that having a work-life balance is extremely important and I absolutely love that I have the flexibility to work, when and where I wish.
I love what I do and the people I meet but I am human and need my down time. There is no way I would be able to deal with being Zoe 24/7 – especially if I had to do it all on my own.
That’s possibly one of my secrets to being happy, fun, and real with people. I am not worrying about the calls, admin and social media work I’ll need take care of while I’m touring and working, I can just focus on having a great time!
I have time to recharge my mental batteries so I can properly engage during meetings. I don’t spend my down time with other people in the industry, although I regularly hang out with the Atlantic girls and they are some of the most down to earth, friendly, and smart ladies I’ve known. You babes are absolute angels!
In regards to what I’ve stated about having to take my own calls, not only do I not have to deal with the dreaded timewasters, being with Agency Atlantic means they take care of everything for me when I tour. Sarah loves scheduling and admin (seriously – she really loves it like a weirdo haha). That side of things for me while I’m in a country that is not my home, could be overwhelming and daunting on my own.
Being with Atlantic takes a huge stress off of my shoulders. I know that the clients I will be seeing are either members of the agency who have proven to be great guys or those who are new clients who have respectfully contacted Bec (our awesome receptionist). Bec is a former escort and has a great sense for who is going to be a pleasure to spend time with.
All us ladies are satisfied with Bec and Sarah’s judgement and I personally know from my own experience whomever I meet will be someone I’d happily spend time with.
From when I first started, Sarah and her team have proven that they know what they are doing and have continued to do so over the years.
I hope you now have more of an understanding as to why I haven’t and will never consider going private. It is worth paying a very small percentage of my earnings to Agency Atlantic for all that they do for me, and my business, on a daily basis.
Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing what you have to say about this when you meet me!
P.S. Sarah, you have always been such a great mentor and all around wonderful person. Thank you for helping me grow into the person I am today. I look forward to many more years working with you and maybe drinking too much wine every now and then. LOL! xx