Welcome to the Scarlet Blue Touring Escort Series. Dedicated to our touring escorts, this series of our guest blog provides an exciting and informative glimpse into the world of an independent touring escort.
Please welcome Brisbane based touring escort Marcella Romaine.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A TOURING ESCORT?
I much prefer working on tour as opposed to having a home base. The best part of being a touring escort is that my clientele quickly learn to commit to bookings on exact dates and times. Knowing that I am not always “there” and available to see them creates a sense of urgency.
For me, having strong structure in my work life is essential because I have other things in my life that deserve an equal amount of my attention and energy. I can’t stand sitting around my hometown with divided attention because I am unsure if I will have to work that day. That model of sex work just doesn’t work for me.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
The biggest challenges of being a touring escort are taking gambles with expenses. If you are new to the industry or touring to a city for the first time, pre bookings may not be as high as you’d like because you have not yet established a regular client base in that area. So the decision then falls on us whether to take a risk or not. Profit margin can swing wildly either way.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRATEGIES TO BE COST EFFECTIVE WHILST TOURING?
Frequent flyer points are a must. Also using hotel club applications to score insider prices and free nights. Keeping documentation of all travel costs for tax deductions is another no-brainer.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS YOU CAN OFFER OTHER TOURING ESCORTS?
The most important thing I would say to aspiring touring escorts is stick to your guns and do not change your policies. I have on occasion cancelled tours due to unsatisfactory prebooking deposits, and the only effect it has had was to make clients get serious about scheduling the next time round. The more professional you are as an independent escort, the more desirable your clientele will become in terms of organisation and commitment.
If a client is reluctant to pay a deposit or provide escort references for short notice bookings, chances are they are time wasters. Not to mention the obvious standard for safety. Your wellbeing is worth far more than your hourly rate!
DO YOU EXERCISE WHILST ON TOUR? HOW DO YOU KEEP FIT?
Hmm.. I’m giggling as I write this because my training is nothing like what it used to be! I could blame touring, and it is hard to work to your usual life schedule but if you need to find time, then you will.
For me, I try to not do my heavy weight training while touring as it wipes my energy for the day. I will train hard before leaving on a 2-4 day tour, do a yoga class or two while away, then resume when I get home. Obviously on a longer tour, I just bite the bullet, train and try to schedule a rest.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM ALL OF YOUR TOURS?
Meeting lovely new clients is always a buzz. Tallying up your profit yield at the end of a successful tour is also very memorable. The first time I had a booked out tour I was overwhelmed with joy!
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF COMING HOME?
Aaah, coming home after a tour to your ‘real’ life is amazing. The best part is being able to relax into your routine knowing that this adventure you had in another city, that felt like a dream has in fact paid your bills!
Marcella Romaine is an independent escort who tours many cities throughout Australia. When not on tour, you can find Marcella based in Brisbane. To find out more about Marcella, visit her profile
PHOTO CREDIT: The Blacklight Sydney