Tips for Ladies : 10 tips to save money as an Escort in Switzerland by Janet
There are no small savings, even when working as an Escort in Switzerland or elsewhere. Being an Independent Escort or an Independent Erotic Masseuse involves organization but also investment in time and money. Each year, the cost of living increases a little more although wages do not follow…Therefore, think before you spend!
Here are 10 tips that I hope will help you be more careful with your spending. Switzerland is a country much more expensive than the average European countries. If you do not pay attention to your expenses or if you spend impulsively, you will be left with the impression that your stay in Switzerland will not have been profitable at all.
Here’s how to avoid this:
1- Book your flight ticket in advance
In case you haven’t noticed by now, flight prices have gone up 25-50% in the last year. The later you book your ticket, the more it will cost you. It was already a reality before, it is even more so today. Planning ahead can save you a lot of money.
2 – Anticipate the search of your Incall location
Booking an apartment or a hotel room that meets the criteria you are looking for takes time. In general, in Switzerland, specialized apartments for erotic work are pre-booked by Escorts or Erotic Masseuses weeks in advance. The best apartments are rarely available at the last minute. Just like for your plane ticket, the search must be done well in advance so that you can have the choice of the place and that the price is in your budget. If you start too late, you will have no choice but to take what is left: low-end or mid-range apartment/hotel but at an already too high price, location too far and/or badly connected… And if these options are all too expensive for you, you will find yourself having to go to work in a brothel or in an Erotic Club when your first wish was to work as an independent Escort in Switzerland. Also find out about the law and regulations governing this industry in Switzerland to avoid unpleasant surprises that could cost you dearly…
3- Buy your supplies in bulk
Whether it’s your work products and accessories or even the drinks and sweets you offer to your customers, try to limit single purchases. Buying large quantities of a particular item, such as buying candles or condoms in bulk, can save you a lot of money.
In a long run, it can be a big money-saver.
4- Stop eating out
Did you know that Switzerland has been ranked the second-most expensive European country behind Iceland for consumer goods, which are 60% higher than the European Union average? Food and non-alcoholic drinks are particularly pricey in Switzerland.
Don’t waste your money on a fancy restaurant or take aways! Save money by eating at your Incall place (apartment you rent to work and live in and where you also welcome your clients). Girls who cook at home more often, rather than eating out, tend to have healthier overall diets without higher food expenses.
5- Use public transportation
Swiss taxis are Europe’s most expensive. Using Uber can be a more affordable option but still, prices vary a lot from region to region and note that Uber is not available everywhere in the country. If you choose to come by car from your country, think about it carefully. Between petrol, tolls, road tax, parking once there (if you are not lucky enough to be able to park for free here in Switzerland), speeding fines and the few fines that you will certainly take because of poor parking or prolonged parking, it is not always profitable to come to work in Switzerland by car.
To save money, my best piece of advice is to use public transport. Switzerland offers the most comprehensive public transport system in the world. It incorporates trains, buses, boats, lake steamers, funiculars and cable cars and makes traveling in Switzerland easy. The Swiss Half Fare Card is a travel pass for tourists. It allows you to buy 50% discounted tickets for nearly all trips in Switzerland for a period of one month. Go to any train station in Switzerland to get more info about this.
6- Lingerie and outfits: target the sales!
Do you want to impress your clients with lingerie and shoes such as La Perla, Agent Provocateur or Christian Louboutin? Sorry to kill your mood but 90% of the clients don’t care about the brands you are wearing when they come to see you. That’s not why they are coming for. So, the expensive brands won’t make you work more. Therefore, save your money and rather go for affordable lingerie which looks beautiful and comfortable to wear.
And if you are still into big brands, make sure not to buy them at full price! Wait for the sales. You will get more of them at an interesting price.
Remember that, as an Escort or an Erotic masseuse, you should always be wearing something new (outfit, dress, skirt or lingerie). A client should never see you twice with the same outfit 8unless he asked for it). Go for nice lingerie at a friendly price.
7- Advertising: less is more
Many Escort-Girls and Erotic Masseuse think that to make more money, they have to be seen everywhere. So, they make sure to spend a lot of money and be seen on every single Escort portal in Switzerland (or in the region they are working in) without being picky and needling down which ones are worth it, which ones are a waste of time and money. Interestingly enough, they feel better when the phone rings 50 times a day even if only 1 client shows up instead of valuing their 5 calls a day which had them seeing 4 clients out of these 5 requests. Moreover, for some customers, it can be confusing to come across an interesting profile published on a platform with a bad reputation.
To avoid timewasters, spend money on a qualitative portal that will worth the money and bring you the nice clientele you are looking for. Be choosy: go for 1 or 2 platforms maximum but of higher quality.
8- Avoid exchanging your money at the airport
After a few weeks working in Switzerland, you may want to exchange your swiss francs into the currency used in your country of residence. As a general rule, try not to exchange your money on Sundays and avoid doing it at the airport (Zurich, Geneva, Basel), by all means. Currency exchange shops in airports are not the best place to exchange money. If you do so, you will simply lose a lot of money resulting in poor exchange rate and unnecessary fees and charges. Instead, plan to exchange your money during the week at a local bank or even at the post office. This way, you will get more bang for your buck!
9- Be an early riser!
Do you know the famous French proverb that goes: “ The world belongs to those who get up early.”? Do you also know that the most successful and the wealthiest people wake up early as this morning routine increases their productivity? In your Escort industry, getting up early means expand your chances of worker more and better. Influent people don’t party all night. If so, they won’t be able to afford the lifestyle they have today. To be successful, they had to lean over the years to wake up early.
Too many Escort-Girls wake up at noon or even in the middle of the afternoon. By that time, half of the day is gone already and those nice, interesting, polite and affluent Gentlemen don’t have time anymore for even considering to visit you. By not waking up early, you are missing a chance to meet good clients and to make more money. If you don’t make money, then you lose money.
Choose to be an early riser too and rather meet people in the morning than later at night. Indeed, in the middle of the night the type of clients calling is just not the same “caliber” as those you will encounter in normal hours…
10- Save automatically
Too many independent Escorts in Switzerland are constantly broke, although they earn more than the average citizen. How to put extra cash out of sight and out of mind? You need to start saving at regular intervals, whether that’s monthly, weekly or daily. “Start small. Think Big”. Set yourself short-term goals. For instance, committing yourself to saving 30 CHF a week in a period of 6 months is much more attainable than setting a goal to save 500 CHF a month for 12 months. Once the short-term aim has been reached, you will have created a habit of saving and you will be able to keep going strong with a new goal.
I hope these tips will help you better manage your unnecessary expenses. Just because an Independent Escort makes a good living doesn’t mean she has to spend lavishly.
And remember this: “Never spend your money before you have it!” :-).
Janet for TheVelvetRooms