ELI LEWIS’ Tuesday Tricks N Tips (But Just the Tip): If You’ve Got it, Flaunt It
My mother always taught me to show off my best assets. This probably isn’t quite what she meant when she imparted that lesson upon me, but I’m going to run with and apply it to all aspects of my life. When creating and/or editing your RentBoy.com advertisement you are asked to check off your talents and specialties so that potential clients are able to see what additional services you are able to offer and hire you for them.
There have been several occasions in which I was hired and booked for events and gigs as a go-go dancer or model outside of my home city because I was referred or recommended by someone. It’s always a good idea to promote yourself as a specialized escort who is a great travel companion, masseur, or go-go dancer. If you get enough calls and requests to travel, that’s even better, and that’s also where travel ads come into play.
RentBoy.com offers monthly ads and travel, or daily, advertisements which can run for a minimum of five days in any city and are cheaper than a full monthly ad. If, for example, an escort is booked in Chicago but is based in Miami they can easily create a new advertisement for the city to which they are travelling while still holding on to and keeping their home city active.
I once met a promoter from Los Angeles when I was go-go dancing, exchanged information with him, and reached out when I was travelling to the West Coast. He hired me to dance at his bar for the week and I was not only able to keep a steady working schedule, but also meet clients before, during, and after my gigs. One of the most important things to remember when working in nightlife as an entertainer, but also accepting potential clients, is simply how you carry and present yourself. Let’s go over some basic rules for working on the job.
WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?
Phone, keys, and wallet are not going to be enough here. Outside of your outfit and gear changes for your go-go set which could include anything from different underwear, you should always have a change of clothes, basic toiletries like your contact case and solution, toothbrush, deodorant, fleet enema, etc., and most especially condoms and lube.
FEATS OF STRENGTH
Slow and steady wins the race, young padawan. You’re not a partygoer at these events so don’t play all your cards up front and dance your face off - this is the quickest way to dehydrate and tire yourself out quickly. Your job as a go-go dancer is to please and rev up the crowd, bring them into the fantasy, and flirt your ass off for tips.
Speaking of tips, know your crowd. Shake your ass for the boy you’ve had your eye on all night, but cater and pay more attention to the guy in front waving his money at your jockstrap. “Hey, big spender!”
PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS
No one likes an entitled diva strutting around the bar or club like he’s the greatest thing that’s happened to gay men since the fleet enema. Put that cockiness to use onstage where you can shine bright like a bottom and pump up the crowd with your energy and bravado. It’s more about the other dancers not wanting to work with you, you can easily blacklist yourself from dancing again if you are difficult to work with and collaborate.
Not only should you be promoting yourself as a brand: escort, go-go dancer, model, entrepreneur, but you should also be telling everyone about the parties and events you’ll be working so that they can see and get to meet you out and about. As a nightlife performer you become a noted face and personality - exposure is power, and getting people to come out to your party and bring their friends gets you brownie points with promoters and bar/club owners. They can rely on you to bring in a crowd, and you can rely on them to pick you out of the bunch for future gigs and opportunities. It’s a win-win.
Speaking of events - don’t forget to join TYLER WOLF (www.rentboy.com/TylerWolf), BOOMER BANKS (www.rentboy.com/BoomerBanks), LEVI KARTER (www.cockyboys.com/galleries/levi-karter/), and me, ELI LEWIS (www.rentboy.com/EliLewis), for HUSTLER PRIDE at WestGay tonight!
RentBoy.com celebrates at HUSTLER PRIDE at WestGay
TUESDAY, 18th of June 2013 (11:30PM - close)
starring Tyler Wolf, Levi Karter, Boomer Banks, and Eli Lewis
The WestGay at 75 Clarkson Street, between Washington Street and the West Side Highway
Now go out there, spread your legs, and make me proud, young padawan!
Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do! Please feel free to send a message over with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!
Rent-University: BDSM Fun(damentals)
Rent University’s next class is coming up this Thursday, June 20th in New York City. BDSM Fun(damentals) will be led by Master Avery, an industry professional who has worked as a go-go dancer, model, pro-dom, porn star and porn director over the last 17 years.
This workshop is open to experienced veterans and bright-eyed newcomers alike. Master Avery is one of New York City’s most highly respected BDSM instructors and he will lead the class through the fundamental skills needed for any BDSM scene.
There are skills and there are BDSM skills. Maybe you know some basics, maybe you don’t. Master Avery is one of New York City’s most highly respected BDSM instructors. With conversation and guidance, you can better understand many complex kink practices.
Master Avery has been in the sex industry for 17 years as a gogo dancer, model, pro-dom, porn star and now porn director. Master Avery learned most of his skills from the experts such as Jay Wiseman, Midori, Van Darkholm, Lokai, Erin Houdini and through books, conferences and workshops. Having been the “house dom” for Boundgods.com the premier BDSM porn production company for two years led to James Franco putting him in a Gucci commercial to be released and in the critically acclaimed Interior Leather Bar that is currently a favorite in the film festival circuit.
What Have YOU Been Doing Since the 2013 Hookies Awards?
Last month we met up with some of your favorite RentBoys and porn stars in Chicago at the Grabbys porn awards and International Mister Leather competition to find out what they’ve been doing since last we saw them at the 2013 Hookies Awards in March. Continue reading below to find out what some of the other guys have been up to since then!
Mr. International Escort of the Year CHRISTOPHER DANIELS (www.rentboy.com/ChristopherDaniels) has been keeping himself busy between shoots, but made sure to decompress every once in awhile with a much needed vacation. He and 2013 Hookies: Best Porn Star winner TRENTON DUCATI (www.rentboy.com/TNT) will be flying to London in a few short days to perform at HUSTLABALL London on the 29th of June.
A gaggle of porn stars and RentBoys flocked to Chicago last month for IML and the Grabbys including Best Bear winner HEATH JORDAN, Best Fetish performer DRAVEN TORRES. and Best Top winner AUSTIN WOLF (www.rentboy.com/AustinWolf) who took time off between film shoots and appearances to relax and play.
BOOMER BANKS (www.rentboy.com/BoomerBanks), formerly known as Erik Rage, is starting to make a name for himself in the porn industry as he slowly but surely penetrates it as a new Raging Stallion exclusive model! Ever a local favorite and crowd pleaser, he will be joined by NYC’s hottest go-go dancers tomorrow night (18 June) for HUSTLER PRIDE at WestGay.
2013 Hookies Awards Best Newcomer JD PHOENIX (www.rentboy.com/JDPhoenix) has gone on to work for quite a few studios since we first saw him at HUSTLABALL New York last year and shot as a CockyBoys exclusive with more films on the way!
CHARLIE HARDING (www.twitter.com/CHardingXXX) is one hot younger daddy, well-deserving of his title as Best Daddy at this year’s Hookies Awards. Together with his husband, Scotty Rage, the power couple are hosting and producing several parties and events in Atlanta which feature porn newcomers and hopefuls.
Gaysian pup ELI LEWIS (www.rentboy.com/EliLewis) is making waves in both the porn and sex industry thanks to his wit, charm, and what Brayden Forrester most notably highlights him as - an adorable bottom. He was recognized for having the Best Website, Tales of a RentBoy, at this year’s Hookies awards and only continues to grow in popularity - which studio will be the first to sign this boy on fire?
2013 Best Cock winner RAFAEL ALENCAR (www.rentboy.com/RafaelAlencar) is currently travelling around the country for appearances and bookings while shooting with Men.com, Lucas Entertainment, and a few other studios. He is certainly one of our favorite personalities and stars and we can’t wait to see the product of his latest projects in the coming months!