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Old 08-24-2010, 08:32 PM
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Chanel: The MOD is right, summer months are traditionally slower due to family vacations, etc. as indicated above. It's got nothing to do with you personally.

There is no science for predicting when you'll be busy, but you can probably be rest assured that after Labour Day, you will see things start to pick up if you continue to advertise your availability. If you're not available every day, it's important to still maintain an on-board presence by advertising your services for when you are available. Having a week-ahead schedule helps. I find that advertising for same day or even next day appointments don't always yield the best results.

Like Cleo suggested, when you're new, you will get more calls in the beginning. After that, you have to work at it a little bit more creatively to attract clients and that also includes advertising in more than one place.

That is something you might want to discuss with other SPs off-line. From what I know of you, you are smart and savvy and you'll find your own groove. Just hang in there.
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Chanel: The MOD is right, summer months are traditionally slower due to family vacations, etc. as indicated above. It's got nothing to do with you personally.

There is no science for predicting when you'll be busy, but you can probably be rest assured that after Labour Day, you will see things start to pick up if you continue to advertise your availability. If you're not available every day, it's important to still maintain an on-board presence by advertising your services for when you are available. Having a week-ahead schedule helps. I find that advertising for same day or even next day appointments don't always yield the best results.

Like Cleo suggested, when you're new, you will get more calls in the beginning. After that, you have to work at it a little bit more creatively to attract clients and that also includes advertising in more than one place.

That is something you might want to discuss with other SPs off-line. From what I know of you, you are smart and savvy and you'll find your own groove. Just hang in there.
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When I was a stripper, there were always women in the dressing room complaining about not making enough money. Every single shift has a reason to be bad: Nice weather, bad weather, sports game, long weekend, you name it, there was a reason she wasn't making money and it certainly had nothing to do with her!

I never participated in these discussions, and instead decided to take responsibility for my own income rather than handing it off to events over which I have no control. I've always kept a positive attitude, and I was a top earner at the strip club.

I kept this attitude when I went into massage, and business has been great, if not overwhelming. I could flatter myself and say it's my looks/service, but ultimately I think it comes down to my attitude.

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I could flatter myself and say it's my looks/service, but ultimately I think it comes down to my attitude.
I am certain that your positive and responsible attitude has alot to do with it. But don't discount your beauty and high calibre of service. To me it's the package of all that which makes the woman.
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Chanel Honey,

Advertising as an SP is like having investments... you have to diversify your advertising. I'm not sure if you just advertise here but that is not going to cut it if you are looking for stable appts everyday or even just a couple of times a week. You also have to continually create a stronger presence for yourself whether it's through multiple adult sites and/or a website. There are free websites that cater to the adult industry.

When I returned to the business I really wasn't thrilled with advertising on CL but I gave it a try. While I have changed my schedule from what it used to be a few years ago to accomodate other obligations in my life, I have also switched gears by catering to a different group of clients by offering half hours which I never did before. It was always 1 hour appts. I honestly thought CL was going to be bad but I have met some really nice clients there and they have been gentlemen to me. Sure, there are some times wasters, no shows and the wassup guys but those people are easy to identify. I rarely encounter them. You should give it a try. You have nothing to lose.

Also take into account that July and August are the slowest times of the year while September and October have always been the busiest. You also create your own world whether it's postive or negative energy. Try to keep a positive attitude.

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Also, bear in mind the word "busy" doesn't mean the same to everyone. le.

A busy day for one, might be 2 clients a day, for another, less than 5 is not busy enough.

I do believe positive attitude does account for a big part of it, but there are always mitigating factors that we have no control over, and has been suggested, we need to plan for those times and be grateful whether we are busy are not because those times will come when we will reap the benefits and possibly like Megan suggested, even have to turn down business.
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To me the key is definately attitude, positive attracts positive and negative is well negative. Like in any field of endeavour when business is rolling it's vital not to take it for granted, the "tire kickers" or perceived "time wasters" of today may in fact be the bread and butter of tomorrow. I've contacted some in the past and if I wasn't ready to book right then and there I was sort of blown off partially because at that point in time they had no shortage of bookings. Times do change and flavours of the month change as well.

It's always good to be prospecting because you never know who your next regular might be and it's the regulars who'll help get you through the slower times.

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I was told my previous post sounded a little harsh (and that was not my intention - I was just doing it in a hurry I guess) I revisited it and the member was correct it was coming across a little rough and could be mistaken so I reworded it. Sorry if anyone else felt I was out of line - really that is not what I intended it to read like.
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I have friends in Retail Sales and it is the same for them right now. It's the time of the season. I agree with all that's been said already and in any business customer service is important. Keep pleasing the regulars and constantly working on expanding your client base.
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Picture this... The guy is all ready to come see the lady he has chosen and the door bell rings and it's his brother or uncle or who knows who just "DROPS BY" for a visit... URH!? Probably with his annoying kids and wife... (Many of us have been in similar situations)

This has happened to me! Believe me, Ladies, you're not the only one disappointed when this can happen!!!
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