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1:02 pm - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
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Attention Escorts - Is Your Ad Ready for Prime-Time at The 2014 Grabbys Porn Awards in May?

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The 2014 Grabbys porn awards are coming up in Chicago on Saturday, the 24th of May! Many Rentboys are also nominated for awards this year, but how does an escort really make his advertisement shine and stand out from all the rest? Continue reading below to find out how you can make the most of your advertiser listing during the weekend’s events!

PREMIUM ADVERTISING
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Take advantage of the placement of your ad listing by investing in premium advertisement levels. Advertisements cycle and rotate among one another every hour, so that if your advertisement is listed as the 21st ad one hour it is moved over to the 20th spot on the next. Gold and platinum ad levels push your listing to the first three pages of any city search, with platinum ads rotating on the first page every hour, and gold ads rotating on the second and third pages.

HOW TO UPGRADE to a PREMIUM AD:

  1. Sign in to your Rentboy.com account by clicking on the ESCORTS tab, log in with your account information, and select AD MANAGEMENT in the navigation bar
  2. You can either CREATE A NEW AD or hover over one of your current advertisements and select UPGRADE AD
  3. After editing the content and pictures of your advertisement, choose the location of the ad, and select your service level (classic, gold, or platinum) and proceed to checkout to review your order and place your ad

TRAVEL ADVERTISEMENTS
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Travel advertisements are also a great way to line up clients for a short-term visit to a city in your itinerary. These ads are priced and purchased by the day, with a 5-day minimum purchase, and can be extended daily if you find yourself staying in any city for a longer period of time.

The additional benefit to having a travel ad is that you can keep your monthly premium advertisement in your home city without losing that coveted spot on the listings.

HOW TO CREATE A TRAVEL AD:

  1. Sign in to your Rentboy.com account by clicking on the ESCORTS tab, log in with your account information, and select AD MANAGEMENT in the navigation bar
  2. You can either CREATE A NEW AD or hover over the MENU of one of your current advertisements and COPY TO NEW AD
  3. After editing the content and pictures of your advertisement, choose the location of the ad, and scroll down to MONTHLY OR TRAVEL AD, making sure to select “Travel/Daily (priced per day)”, and choosing the dates of your travel.
  4. Select your service level (classic, gold, or platinum) and proceed to checkout to review your order and place your ad

POWERBOOSTS
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Powerboosts allow you to boost your advertisement to the top of the first page for the purchased amount of time which can be bought by the hour or a full day! This is a popular feature among Rentboy advertisers as it is available to them regardless their ad service level, allowing a classic ad to be pushed to the top of the city search listings for a finite amount of time.

HOW TO POWERBOOST AN AD:

  1. Sign in to your Rentboy.com account by clicking on the ESCORTS tab, log in with your account information, and select AD MANAGEMENT in the navigation bar
  2. Hover over one of your current advertisements and select POWERBOOST
  3. You can select either a full-day boost (if available) or purchase multiple hours for the current or coming days
  4. Once you’ve selected the Powerboost(s) you would like to purchase proceed to checkout to review your order and boost your advertisement

Now that you have those tools under your belt, be sure to log in to your account and start lining up your 2014 Grabbys awards weekend activities!

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5:50 pm - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

DEVON HUNTER Explains the Importance of Client Reviews

DEVON HUNTER (www.rentboy.com/DevonHunter) is a video model and Rentboy who runs a very successful blog, Devon Hunter - the online diary of a gay courtesan, where he discusses everything from his life and experience in the industry to sex work activism and health, diet, and fitness. He recently wrote a post for HOOK Online discussing the significance of client reviews and how they help to boost your business.

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Why Reviews Matter

Many new escorts are overwhelmed and have lots of questions: Am I going to be safe? How will I be able to trust my clients to pay me? Are people going to hurt me in some way? How do I choose whom to see and whom not? The list goes on and on… but think for just a moment: Put yourself in the position of potential clients.

Many have the EXACT same concerns about meeting escorts: Is he going to perform? Does he look like his pics? Will he take my money and run? Does he attack or blackmail people who contact him? Is he crazy or drug addicted? Mistrust is a knife that cuts both ways, so how do you help yourself by helping your clients?

One promotional tool you should strongly consider is reviews. Reviews are descriptive narratives that let clients share publicly their perceptions about you and your work ethic. It is best to go with a review forum that is vetted and verified, so that the quality and authority of the reviews is more reliable. Thoroughly reviewed escorts who have consistently positive/glowing reviews have an advantage over newbies, because they have established an ongoing reputation for excellence.

Where to Find Reviews

Some of the sites where escorts pay to place ads also offer a “review” function. These are not moderated, and of dubious value. Anyone can write and submit a cursory rating or comment (including the escort himself), and there is no system in place for verifying that the review, whether good or bad, is accurate. Another problem with these instant 5-star ratings is that escorts can pay to have unflattering rating and comments deleted. Some sites even allow the escort to delete the negative review manually. This should underscore how unhelpful these types of “reviews” can be.

Daddy’s Reviews, on the other hand, in an example of a forum that publishes reviews that are moderated. This means that Daddy himself is going to contact the person submitting the review to make sure it is being written by a real person who actually met with the escort in question. At Daddy’s negative reviews are not deleted, and the escorts have no control over what is published, edited, or deleted. If someone gets a negative review, he is given the chance to offer a rebuttal to explain the situation from his perspective, but the review is still published. This is a much more thorough and helpful way to compile information about you and your services.

Daddy will also verify your age, height, weight, fee, and other information (and he is happy to update your cover image from time to time, so that your appearance is also verified). The system at Daddy’s Reviews isn’t perfect (hopefully no one is watching of video of the appointment to verify that everything being reported is factual); however, it is far more reliable, because it is a form of third party “verification.” Read my reviews as if you were a client. How would you feel about hiring me after seeing what others say about me?

How to Get Reviews

The best way is to ask. When you have an appointment that goes well, ask the client if he would consider writing a review for you, so that future clients will know that you are not only the person in your pictures, but that all the information in your ad is accurate, and that you are safe, clean, courteous, reliable, and professional. Most clients who are happy with you will also be happy to tell others they are happy with you (and they will immediately recognize the value of sharing this information).

Another good way to get more reviews is to put links to your reviews on your ads, blogs, websites, and other promotional materials. If more people know about the review process, more are likely to contribute to it. If someone sees your reviews before hiring you, he will already understand what you are requesting if you ask him to write one. It would be ideal to get about ten reviews in the first year of escorting, so that you can relatively quickly establish that you are a respected professional. After that it is good to get a new review every six months or so, so that you can establish a long-term reputation. Reviews that are a couple years old leave clients in the same position as if you had no reviews: He is STILL as hot as his pictures? Is he STILL reliable? Establish your reputation, then maintain it over time, so that people can see across years that you have always been exactly who you say you are. This will not only make your work easier and more lucrative, it will help clients know better whether or not your branding is aligned with their interests (which can save all sorts of time and energy).

READ the full article here http://hook-online.com/tips-to-get-client-reviews/!

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1:40 pm - Wed, Mar 26, 2014
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Q: I want to start escorting but I would like to be discrete about it…

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Q: I want to start escorting but I would like to be discrete about it. I don’t want my family/job to know about it. What would be your advice going forward?

A: This is a very popular question and one that has been answered by many veteran escorts in the industry, with the resounding answer being that escorting is not for everyone. I wrote a lengthy article about it last April titled “So You Think You Can Hook?

Listed below are five key points to consider:

Once On the Internet, Always On the Internet
As much as I advocate sex work and the industry at large, the general public isn’t too keen on or understanding so ask yourself if you’re ready to have your name and face associated with it. You can be completely discreet about your business but someone you know is bound to come across your profile, and word travels fast. Are you prepared to deal with the potential consequences and social stigma in being a RentBoy?

Shelf Life
Although I know several escorts who have been hooking for decades, it’s important to recognize your short and long-term goals in this industry and come up with an exit plan. This isn’t exactly a profession that offers job security and what happens when the calls and emails begin to slow down and finally just stop? We all have an expiration date, but it’s your call when to throw in the towel and hang up your hooker hat.

Save Up For A Rainy Day
I know many guys who have fallen prey to “Instant Wealth Syndrome,” so I remind new escorts to manage their money with care. It’s easy to overspend with the sudden increase to your income but planning ahead and putting some of it away will benefit you in the end. You don’t want to live  from client to client, waiting for the phone to ring just so you can have cash in your pocket. Escorting should be supplemental, not the primary source of bacon you’re taking home.

If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It
My momma always told me to show off my best assets, and this is no time to be modest. Everyone loves a smile so put up your best pictures to make you stand out and shine. Looking through the other RentBoy ads to get an idea of the content people post is a good way to tailor your own advertisement as well. Just like you would in a dating profile, putting up clear and recent face and body pictures gets you more attention and increases the chances of potential clients booking you.

Don’t Be An Asshole
Daddy’s Reviews is the Yelp of escorting. Clients can and will write testimonials about you if you were an awful, cunty mess, so put your best foot forward. A good attitude and friendly demeanor go a long way and will get you hired again if not recommended to others. One of my biggest pet peeves is people not doing their job properly - a rude and inattentive waitress will not only be losing her tip, she’ll also receive a complaint and potentially lose her job. The same goes for escorting - you were hired to be someone’s companion for  the discussed amount of time. Play nicely, stop watching the clock, and give your undivided attention to your John. You are getting paid to be here, after all.

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Please feel free to send a message over to eli@rentboy.com with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!

Check out more of ELI LEWIS (www.rentboy.com/EliLewis) on his 2013 Hookies Awards-winning website here at EliLewisOnline.com and follow him on Twitter at@EliLewisXXX(www.Twitter.com/EliLewisXXX)!

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2:34 pm - Tue, Jan 28, 2014
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Q: How do I write a review for a Rentboy?

Have you ever wanted to applaud a Rentboy on a job well done? Writing up a review on his skills, expertise, and overall experience with him is the best way of saying thank you and letting the masses know that he is one worth coming back to over and over again.

The most popular review website from which you can post your praise is Daddy’s Reviews (www.daddysreviews.com). You can search reviews from around the world by the escort’s area, by the date on which the review was posted, or by the name of the escort himself.

Writing a review is easy. You need only log in and click SUBMIT in the navigation bar above the page, and begin filling out basic information on the escort from his name, location, personal website, email address, and phone number.

Basic information regarding his physicality including age, ethnicity, height, weight, build, etc. also help in letting other reviewers and readers know more about what your guy looks like as well as what his specialties include.

It’s also important to mention his hourly rate for the time you spent together as well as if he has any other special rates including a daily, overnight, or extended session.

Lastly you include basic information on you and your experience with him, from amount of time spent with said escort, how well you think he performed, if you would recommend to others or hire him again, etc. It also allows you to type in your own personalized comment to give a detailed account of your overall experience.

Once you submit your review it will take a few days to be moderated and finally posted, after which you can send the link to your Rentboy for him to show off on his advertisement profile!

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Please feel free to send a message over to eli@rentboy.com with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!

Check out more of ELI LEWIS (www.rentboy.com/EliLewis) on his 2013 Hookies Awards-winning website here at EliLewisOnline.com and follow him on Twitter at @EliLewisXXX(www.Twitter.com/EliLewisXXX)!

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2:38 pm - Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Q: How much does an escort ad cost?

Q: How much does an escort ad cost?

A: The cost of advertising on Rentboy varies depending on the service level of your advertisement, its location, and whether you are looking for a short-term Travel Ad or a long-term Monthly Ad.

We offer three service levels: classic, gold, and platinum which offer a variety of different perks. Read more about the different service levels here: http://blog.rentboy.com/post/52737693243

The difference between a monthly and a travel ad is in their name: monthly ads run over monthly increments whereas travel ads give you a minimum of 5 days to advertise in your chosen city. Read more about Travel Ads here: http://blog.rentboy.com/post/64879752264

Generally, a monthly ads start at $32.95 or £19.95 and travel ads at $9.80 or £4.90. Another important fact to note is that ads placed in higher populated cities like New York City, London, and San Francisco will cost more than ads in Peoria, Arizona or Cambridge, UK.

The great part about advertising in those higher populated cities is that your ad will receive a lot more traffic as more potential customers will be looking at them and, in turn, hiring you!

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Please feel free to send a message over to eli@rentboy.com with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!

Check out more of ELI LEWIS(www.RentBoy.com/EliLewis) on his 2013 Hookies Awards-winning website here at EliLewisOnline.com and follow him on Twitter at @EliLewisXXX(www.Twitter.com/EliLewisXXX)!

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2:11 pm - Fri, Oct 25, 2013
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Q: Why do some RentBoys not have face pictures on their advertisements? How do I go about asking for them?

Q: Why do some RentBoys not have face pictures on their advertisements? How do I go about asking for them?

A: Some RentBoys aren’t as open with escorting as others, and choose to withhold their face pictures from public view to remain anonymous to a wider audience and only send them privately to potential clients.

Luckily, we allow advertisers to have both a public gallery and a private gallery secured with a password which they can give to clients. Each gallery allows the advertiser to upload up to nine pictures, for a total of eighteen pictures on their ad(s). If their public photos are all headless pics, torsos, cock, and ass, and they have a private gallery, chances are that is where their face pictures are kept. If they do not have a private gallery, most escorts are happy to send you a face pic upon inquiring.

You shouldn’t be afraid to ask, you’re paying for their time, so they should accommodate your requests to see the person with whom they will be hanging out!

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Please feel free to send a message over to eli@rentboy.com with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!

Check out more of ELI LEWIS(www.RentBoy.com/EliLewis) on his 2013 Hookies Awards-winning website here at EliLewisOnline.com and follow him on Twitter at @EliLewisXXX(www.Twitter.com/EliLewisXXX)!

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2:08 pm - Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Reap the Benefits of a Travel Ad Today!

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TRAVEL ADS are a great way to set up appointments in advance while building excitement over your arrival to the city you are visiting. These ads run at a minimum of five days and, as such, are time sensitive advertisements allowing you to specifically target an area with your unique ad. It’s always good to be the new fresh meat in town, right? Another great perk about travel ads is that you can hold on to your monthly advertisement in your home city without losing that spot during your trip, which is especially useful for premium ad holders!

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Premium ads, like Gold and Platinum, are highly coveted and always in demand in largely populated cities like Manhattan, London, San Francisco, Paris, etc. As such they are often sold out, so if and when you are able to grab one for yourself you probably don’t want to give it up. Travel ads allow you to keep your premium advertising space in your home city, but also advertise wherever you are visiting.

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Travel ads can be purchased at the same service levels of classic, gold, and platinum, and run for a minimum of five days so you are only paying a fraction of the price of a full monthly ad.

HOW-TO Create a Travel Ad:

  1. Log in to your RentBoy.com account and click on “Ad Management” in the navigation bar

    You can either create a NEW advertisement, or copy and paste the content of your current ad and use that for your travel ad

  2. When you reach Step 5 to choose your location, be sure to scroll down to the section that reads “Monthly or Travel Ad” and select “Travel/Daily” for the amount of days you are going to be visiting your new city
  3. Select your service level (classic, gold, or platinum) and proceed to checkout to review your order and place your ad

Remember that every advertiser may hold as many advertisements as he wants on his account, so if you’ll be traveling to several different locations you can create a travel ad for each city!

Go on, then - create your travel ad(s) and start funding your trip today!

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5:28 pm - Tue, Oct 22, 2013

FAQ: Are all escort identities verified? How do I know that he’s real?

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Q: Are all escort identities verified? How do I know that he is real?

A: RentBoy.com does its best to ensure that all advertisers are who they claim to be. This is especially important in regards to credit card payments for advertisements. We verify user billing information and credit card authorizations to make sure that each advertiser is paying for his own ads, or at the very least has permission to be using the one on file.

There is no definitive way to know the validity of each advertiser’s identity off the bat, unless he is a well-established escort or has reviews posted about him, but a good way to tell if he’s real is if he has a good collection of pictures. An advertisement full of professional pictures catches the eye, but can also be a bit suspicious as they could have easily been pulled from the Internet.

I like to think about it like a dating profile. A mix of both professional and self-taken photos makes the guy on the other side of the computer screen seem more real and credible. No one likes fakes or flakes, especially when it comes to RentBoys!

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Please feel free to send a message over to eli@rentboy.com with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!

Check out more of ELI LEWIS(www.RentBoy.com/EliLewis) on his 2013 Hookies Awards-winning website here at EliLewisOnline.com and follow him on Twitter at @EliLewisXXX(www.Twitter.com/EliLewisXXX)!

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