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 Sydney based international touring escort Vivienne Black.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A TOURING ESCORT?
The best part of being a touring escort is the freedom and ability to explore. As of mid-last year, I branched out touring to international destinations. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to do so, as it has opened many more doors for me that would have previously remained closed. One thing I delight in more than anything is experiencing new cities and cultures, and the best is yet to come. Bring on 2018!
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
The biggest challenges for me touring is finding and maintaining a balance between my work and personal life. Often when travelling so much, I miss out on many events and experiences back home. It takes a lot of effort on my behalf to maintain relationships from afar. Making time for my friends, family and myself has proven to be a challenge.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRATEGIES TO BE COST EFFECTIVE WHILST TOURING?
Budgeting as a touring escort can be rather tricky at the best of times. I think the idea of living within your means, greatly results in a healthy wallet in the long run. I always try to plan my movements up to three months ahead. Getting your advertising online on soon as possible is key to a fully booked tour. I highly recommend setting your business up to secure bookings by deposit to alleviate touring stress. Remember to factor into your budget your ongoing expenses back home, failure to do so can lead to disappointment and less profit on your return. If the tour is not worth the cost, plan ahead to do something or go somewhere else.
Take advantage of frequent flyer programs. This will save you time and money when it is most needed. Calling hotels directly for reservations can also reduce your costs during your stay, many hotels have cheaper rates than those advertised on booking websites. Another money saving idea is to select accommodation where you can prepare your own meals. You need to eat whilst on tour, why waste a tonne of dollars on unhealthy and fast food options.
Ask your clients in each city or country where they saw your advert and where they usually look for services. This can help you direct your advertising and marketing accordingly to maximise your profits for each destination.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS YOU CAN OFFER OTHER TOURING ESCORTS?
My biggest grievance when I tour is the negative impact on my mental health. Not so fondly referred to in this industry as “Burn Out”. Touring can be very lonely, even if you are busy with clients all the time. Give yourself ample you time each day to rest and recuperate. Take yourself to dinner, a massage or the gym. There are many escorts traveling as well, try and establish a support network when you are roaming about. Get out of that hotel room and soak up some sunshine. Invest in yourself, love yourself and take care of your brain. Mess with your health and you mess with your wealth.
DO YOU EXERCISE WHILST ON TOUR? HOW DO YOU KEEP FIT?
I very much need to work on this myself. I struggle to find the motivation to maintain a work out regime whilst travelling full steam ahead. I try to watch what I eat and limit my alcohol intake. Where possible I try not to spend my down time in my apartment or hotel room.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM ALL OF YOUR TOURS?
Yikes, how do I pick just one moment?! Ava Arlo and I have been together the past two Singapore Grand Prix. To say we get up to no good would be an understatement. Shopping in London and cocktails on the beach in Asia would also rankly highly for me. Last year I took a client to watch me swim (and freak out) with Chopper, a crocodile in Darwin.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF COMING HOME?
Seeing my friends and family is wonderful! If you follow me on twitter you would know I am the proud slave to two very naughty Bengal cats. When I get home I finally get to see these two and spoil them with hugs.
I always get very excited when I land back in Sydney. I love to walk down to the harbour, grab a coffee from my favourite cafe and feel blessed to reside in such a beautiful city.
Vivienne Black is an independent escort who tours many cities throughout Australia and internationally. When not on tour, you can find Vivienne based in Sydney. To find out more about Vivienne, visit her profile