Transitioning into the call

The transition into the body of your call is to tell the caller what you look like.  Go past your profile picture and really paint a picture of yourself for the caller.  If the caller can envision you standing in front of them, they will stay on the call longer.

Do not give up your control by asking the caller’s permission to give your description.  By doing so you are giving the caller an opportunity to tell you “no”.

Example:

“Close your eyes.  I want you to see every detail of me… listen to only my voice…I am…”

For additional call preparation: Write 3 ways in which you could tell the caller that you are about to give your description.  Do not write your description.

 

It is imperative that you ask the caller where he is, thus allowing for you to further transition into the call.  Knowing where the caller is helps you to go where he is, bring him to where you are, or take him into fantasy.

 

Example:

“John, are you home or at the office?”

Write down where the caller is calling from, ie home or office, next to their name so you can continue to reference it during the call.

 

Starting a conversation after giving your description is easy; simply ask a general question as a starting point.

Example:       

Are you going out later tonight?

What do you like to do for fun?

 What are your plans for the weekend?

           

For additional call preparation: List 3 more general questions you can ask to caller to start conversation.

           

 

Inclusive Statements

Definition/Purpose:  Questions/statements that are used to involve the caller in the conversation (using any of the 5 senses). These statements allow you to elicit a response from the caller that is more than one word; you do not want the caller to say just yes/no.

How It Is Used:  Inclusive statements should be first used while giving your description, and then throughout the remainder of your call.  Ask him a question, using one the 5 senses that will elicit a response from him.  The question is often pre-empted by a statement.  When describing use rich details. Do not forget to pause for the caller’s response, timing is everything.

 

Example:

TOUCH“ You like girls with big tits, don’t you?  (pause for caller’s response) Go ahead, touch them (pause) Tell me what they feel like. (pause for caller’s response)

 

TASTE I bet you’d like to taste them, wouldn’t you? (pause for caller’s response) Come closer… go ahead, suck on them (pause) Now tell me baby, what they taste like?”

 

For additional call preparation:  List 5 examples of an inclusive statement, including the (caller’s responses).  Utilize all 5 senses, SIGHT, HEARING, SCENT, TOUCH, AND TASTE, and give one example for each.

 

 

 

Pick Up More Clients with Random Callers

TalkToMe.com has access to thousands of vanity telephone numbers — or, phone numbers that spell something, such as 1-800-BIG-BOOBS. Hard to believe, but over 10,000 people dial this one number every month! About 300 enter their credit card for the chat service advertised, the rest listen & hang up. ****NEED LINK HERE **** Click here for an example of the sort of recording that appeals to some casual dialers, but leaves others looking for more. (click on audio file icon)

What if we send YOU these callers that don’t want to pay a phone service, but are looking for a more personal connection? Greet these calls warmly, introduce yourself and explain your listing — if you sound excited about your profile, they’ll be more likely to want to see if for themselves. Describe your photos, both public & private. Stress that you have special introductory rates for first-time callers.

Careful, though. You don’t want to spend too much time on callers outside of TalkToMe.com. Remember, important features like email/voicemail, customer tracking/billing, and feedback won’t be available unless callers are logged into your profile. Your object is to get callers interested (and a little worked up!) and then refer them to your profile. If a caller follows you, great! If a caller doesn’t, don’t worry — there’s another caller after that one, and another, and another. Keep taking calls and watch your customer base grow!

GIVING GOOD PHONE, ONE CALL AT A TIME

HELLO, STRANGER!

The phone rings, you clear your throat — now what?

You never know who’s going to be on the other end, or how they expect to be pleased.  A good phone sex operator knows the right questions to ask, as well as how to ask them.  She’s playful, suggestive, and indirect. She’s so smooth, her clients don’t even realize she’s plying them for information. They feel flattered by her interest in their thoughts, feelings and preferences — even the ins & outs of their daily lives.

So how does that work? While many gifted Talkers go with the flow naturally, many others start out by making a general call outline with “starter questions” to help get the flow going, as well as key opportunities to bond with callers, identify their interests, and lead them through an experience they’ll remember & want to revisit again soon.

First, introduce yourself. Give your name, get his. Say it back to him and for godsake write it down as a reminder to interject his name into your conversation, for that personal connection.

What do you do for fun?
What are your plans for today/this evenings/the weekend?
Where are you? Home, work, school, car...?

Offer similar info about yourself, depending on his answers. If you have things in common, share with him. If you don’t, instead of faking it (which can backfire), show him some interest in learning more about him and what makes him tick.

Such chit-chat helps you both get to know each other. Be relaxed and easygoing. Your goal is to get your caller comfortable, and to figure out how to provide your caller with the experience he’s looking for. Some callers won’t know, themselves, so often a good phone sex operator has to be part detective, as well!

Once you’ve figured out what your caller is looking for, you can move from chit-chat to discussing a “scenario” — a fantasy, setting, or situation that excites or stimulates your caller. You can role-play or share stories, or provide step-by-step instructions or commentary regarding erotic thoughts & practices…

Details! Details! Details!

Using as many adjectives as possible, describe how you feel & what is going on with your body. You want to get your caller talking about his experience, as well. The more vividly you can bring a scenario to life, the more your callers will enjoy speaking with you. Keep it personal, too. The more intimately you express yourself (or your character) throughout a scenario, the deeper a caller will bond to you, and the more likely he’ll want to talk to you again.

As a call ends, be sure to convey how much you enjoyed your time with him, and how you’re looking forward to talking again soon by saying something like:

We don't have much time left, and I don't want this call to be over
I love the way you make me feel, you know how to treat a woman
I am already excited thinking about our next time, when will we speak again?
You're my favorite guy and I want to be your favorite girl
Don't make me wait too long before I hear from you again, you're my kind of man
The next time my phone rings, I want it to be you on the other end of the line
When the call is over, I will still be thinking about you
I'm pouting because this call is about to end, call me right back to put a smile on my face
The call is about to end, the next time I hear a dial tone I will think of no one but you
Call me right back, I can't get enough of you
You're such an amazing guy, I love spending time with you

Of course, use your own words and also, try to work these phrases naturally into your call — don’t just toss one out like an advertising slogan.

Remember, every caller is unique and every conversation will take on a life of its own. The trick is to ask the right questions to understand your caller’s goals, and create an unforgettable experience he’ll be eager to repeat!

End the call on a positive note:

The following are examples of what you may say at the close of the call. Use any or all from the list or create your own.

  • We don’t have much time left, and I don’t want this call to be over.
  • I love the way you make me feel, you know how to treat a woman.
  • I am already breathless with anticipation…when will we speak again?
  • You’re my favorite guy and I want to be your favorite girl.
  • I don’t want to have to wait too long before I hear from you… you’re my kind of man.
  • The next time my phone rings, I want it to be you on the other end of the line.
  • When the call is over I know that I will still be thinking of you.
  • I ‘m pouting because the call is about to end…call me right back and put a smile on my face.
  • The call is about the end, the next time I hear a dial tone, I will think of no one but you.
  • Call me right back, I can’t get enough of you.
  • You’re an amazing guy, I love spending time with you.

 

Closing The Call

To recap, then, here’s a handy outline to keep in front of you as you learn to work your charms & communication skills on callers:

Introduction

  • Introduce yourself to your caller and give the caller your name
  • Ask the caller his/her name
  • Remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression!

Move from your introduction to the body by asking a question.

Example:

  • What do you like to do for fun?
  • What are your plans for the day/afternoon/evening?
  • Are you at home or at work?

 Body

The body of your call consists of two parts, chit-chat and scenario.

  • Chit-chat is exactly that- conversation with the caller that lets you both get to know each other a little better.  During this conversation you can discover things about the caller that will allow you to give him/her the best possible experience with you.
  • A scenario is where you explore a fantasy/common interests with the caller.  It can be in the form of a role-play, shared stories, and/or intimacies.  You will find that the more detailed you are about what you are telling the caller, the more the caller will enjoy speaking with you.

Close

At the end of the call, it is important to make the caller feel that you enjoyed your time with him/her.  The close of the call is also the perfect time to remind the caller that you want to hear from him/her again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Erotic Photos

Thanks to digital photography, anyone can be an erotic beauty!

The first trick to looking good in pics is CONFIDENCE.  Being naturally beautiful does not necessarily guarantee you’ll take a good photo.  The best subjects are poised, self-assured and at ease with themselves and their surroundings.

Get into the right mindset by giving yourself plenty of time to practice & experiment with different light & camera angles.  Start out in front of a mirror, and try out various poses and facial expressions to find the one(s) that work best.

When setting the stage, keep in mind the vibe you’d like to convey.  Do you want to seem young & coy? Sultry and mature? Are you going for hardcore sex or playful sensuality?

Put on some “mood music,” pour a glass of wine, spend some time browsing erotic photos online and picture yourself in them. If any poses/angles/settings particularly appeal to you, keep them in mind when creating your own shots.

 

To look confident, you need to FEEL confident.  Try fasting the day of your shoot — this tends to diminish puffiness and helps you feel thinner & better-looking.  Grooming is also very important.  Today’s cameras can pick up razor bumps, redness/splotchiness, stray hairs, varicose veins…  Hide your blemishes with makeup that blends with your natural skin tone (scrutinize test photos until you’re happy with the coverage).  Don’t forget to smooth your hair into a flattering style. Frizz or loose hairs often catch the light & appear sloppy in photos.

Now, time to pick a setting.  Your photos will work best if you have a theme or “story” in mind.  Who are you, in this picture? A girl next door? A sex goddess? A bashful librarian? Find a private, comfortable setting that supports your scenario.

Details make a big difference.  For example, a photo of a woman posing seductively against a wall can convey different moods depending on the type of wall:  weathered brick can look gritty or urban whereas flowered wallpaper suggests luxury & romance.  If you’re posing on a bed or piece of furniture, consider changing linens, pillows, slipcovers, etc. to fit the vibe that works for you.

Remove clutter!  Get anything even remotely unsexy out of the shot — heck, out of the room.  Family photos, boy band posters, garbage, unmade beds, pets, children, books/magazines, mail, electric cords, clocks…  Close curtains and closet doors.  Cover or move unused furniture out of the frame.  Shooting your photos in clean, minimalist surroundings ensures the focus stays where it should  — on you!

Take similar care when selecting your outfit.  You want something you feel comfortable in, something that naturally goes with the tone you wish to relate.  Sexy lingerie is a good choice, but a slightly-open robe can look just as hot, or a t-shirt and undies, short shorts & halter, sheer fabric with shadowy naughty bits, or try going nude, with your hands & legs strategically posed.  Take photos as you experiment, to find the right look.

Consider color, too. Your outfit should complement your setting — you don’t want to clash, nor do you want to fade into the background.  Patterns can overwhelm your features, and wearing one single tone can look bland or washed-out.  As a general rule, one solid color with one or two neutrals is most pleasing to the eye.  Avoid red, black and white, as digital cameras tend to have contrast issues with these colors.

Once you’ve got your outfit & setting, it’s time for soft, flattering lighting.  This means NO FLASH, which creates demon eyes, bleached-out skin, and harsh shadows that distort your natural symmetry.  Instead, gather some lamps around your setting and point them away from you, preferably towards a white wall so the light will bounce back & illuminate you gently.  If you’re stuck with lights shining directly on you, try covering them with white tissue paper to help diffuse the brightness.  Or, ideally, use natural light from windows, perhaps enhanced with lots of candles in front and behind you (the orange-y glow is especially flattering).

Now you’re ready to get busy!  If possible, have a supportive friend photograph you;  otherwise, use the timer setting on your camera along with a tripod (or a makeshift tripod like a stack of books).  To start out, think happy thoughts.  An unnatural, forced smile makes you look stiff & awkward.  Imagine something funny, or something that makes you happy and let those thoughts show in your face and your eyes.

Nothing speaks to viewers more than smiling eyes.  Imagine that the camera is a person you have a crush on, and you’ve just spotted them coming your way.  Your face will light up and, if you’re lucky, you might even blush. Your goal is to look inviting, and turned on.  Perhaps thoughtful & coy. Or bashful but horny.  Many expressions can be alluring, you just have to find the right way to project the sensual spirit inside of you.

On the other hand, *not* looking at the camera can also make an intimate shot.  Try taking photos in profile, or from above with shadows creating mystery.  A silhouette against an open window. Tousled hair hiding half your face. French-manicured hands coquettishly covering your eyes.  Big, doe eyes peeking over the collar of a cozy sweater.  A shot from behind, looking partially back over your shoulder.

Often, it’s good to give yourself something to do in a photo.  Hold a flower, sip from a pretty teacup, apply lipstick, paint your toenails, dry your hair with a towel, zip up a clingy dress.  Check out photos online or in magazines, keeping in mind that a lot of the hottest poses are actually quite uncomfortable — and likewise, sometimes the sexiest situations just don’t photograph that way.  Sure, you might feel super-hot reclining on the sofa, but there’s a good chance your body will appear to sag into the cushions, and make your bangin’ curves look lumpy.

Check your camera’s preview screen often, with an objective, critical eye.  Don’t sweat the bad shots, they’re a part of the process.  If you’re unhappy with your progress, don’t be afraid to try again in a different setting and/or with a different outfit.  And keep in mind you can always tweak your images in a photo editing program like Google’s Picasa, Adobe’s Photoshop/Elements, Mac’s iPhoto, PaintShopPro or GIMP.

Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be on your way to shooting sexy captivating images in no time!

 

 

 

 

Who Are You? Creating Your Profile

TalkToMe.com provides many opportunities to express yourself and share tantalizing details about your phone sex persona. Creating your profile can at first appear a daunting task.  In this lesson we hope to provide you with some topics to consider when creating your profile that we hope will help you create a profile that is fun and enticing. Profile names cannot be changed, so be creative and sure of your name choice. 

Consider your callers.

When creating your listing, the first thing you need to consider is your audience.  Of all the people who call for erotic phone conversation, which ones do you think you’d enjoy talking with most?

Since you’ll do your best work if you’re having fun, so think of the kind of caller you hope will be on the other end of the line when you take your first call.  Is he a meek, inexperienced boy?  Then maybe you should consider creating a MILF or “sex instruction” profile.  Is he a strong, demanding father figure? Perhaps you’d do best to place a Submissive Female listing, or Spanking.  Decide who you would be interested in talking with, and craft a profile that will attract that type of caller.

Consider your strengths (and weaknesses)

Take a serious look at your strengths and weaknesses.   It will do you no good to create a profile you can’t pull off.  At the same time if you naturally lean towards a specific type of profile it would benefit you to leverage that strength.

If you’ve always been told you have a sweet voice, you’re a natural for Barely Legal or Girl Next Door.  If you’ve got a strong personality, perhaps there’s a Dominatrix lurking within!  If you’re always being told you have a sultry voice, think about Cougar or even Transsexual niches.  If you’re like most people, you probably would be a good match for several categories, so TalkToMe.com allows you to have up to three different profiles at a time.

Going Broad (but not too broad)

Once you’ve narrowed down your category, you need to flesh out your persona.  The trick is finding a balance between general appeal to the average phone sex customer, and providing enough personality so that your listing doesn’t come off as a common cardboard cutout.  You need to convey popular stereotypes, the Ice Princess, the Mean Mistress, the Naughty Schoolgirl, without fading into the background along with all the other cliches competing for callers in your category.   The last thing you wanna be is a boring stock character nobody notices.

So stand out! One way to catch a customer’s eye is with low rates.  Don’t be afraid to seduce potential callers with introductory deals or perhaps special offers of private photos or recordings for first-timers.  Of course, there’s a limit to how low you can go, and fortunately there are other ways to attract customers besides discounted services.

Let’s start with your name.  Obviously you shouldn’t use your real name.  Instead, pick a moniker that expresses your personality as it relates to your listing. TalkToMe.com uses profile numbers not names to identify Phone Sex Operators, but choose a name for your phone persona anyway, to bring it to life and help you connect with that energy.  Including this name in your listing helps create intimacy between you & potential callers.  Also, guys will know what to call you when saying hello for the first time.

Now think about your title, which is listed at the top of every profile page.  Take a look at other profile titles in the same category, and choose something distinctive.  If you see a half dozen “Horny Housewives” or “Sweet Young Things”  then stay away from those words in your own title.  Or play against the norm  “Oversexed Single Mom” or “The Girl Next Door’s Evil Twin.”  Don’t be afraid to use humor or mystery to entice callers, either.  Song lyrics or movie quotes, too, often catch the eye, plus may call to mind very specific associations that can make your profile extra-memorable.

While your title is just a few words,  your description can be as long as you like.  Think of it as your persona’s profile on a dating site.  That is, you want to put your best foot forward and attract all those guys you’ll have a great conversation with, while explaining your services in such a way that callers looking for something else will know not to waste their time (and yours).  Certainly, you want to be busy.  But some callers will be seeking phone conversations outside your comfort/interests/etc and the last thing you want is bad feedback from customers who just aren’t good matches for your services.

So choose your words carefully!  Granted, most guys will be focusing on your photo(s) first,  but describing your persona’s body in explicit detail is often a huge turn-on, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to sell your physical assets.  Detail best features,  hottest outfits, sexiest fantasies… Remember, your profile is not you so you’re free to create an erotic bombshell dripping with sex appeal and fully experiencing the fleshly delights of your chosen category.

Do your research

If you’re not well-versed in your particular niche yet,  for godsakes at least Google  or, better yet, sign up for online communities where you can read exchanges from people sharing & engaging in related activities.  Real people are a terrific resource for the common terms, current jargon, relevant books/movies, and even sometimes minor “celebrities” in the field. Such information will strike a chord with your audience, and help identify you as the real deal, and not just another imposter trying to make a buck.

HotChat.com also provides handy surveys and interview questions to help flesh out your listing even more.  By all means, use them! A full profile indicates to callers that you’re a motivated with a gift for detail, two qualities that make for great adult conversation.  With so many opportunities to develop your profile, you might feel overwhelmed but remember, you don’t need to answer every question at once.  Complete the ones that inspire you most, and as you gain more experience, you’ll have more to share.

 

Don’t sweat it

Lastly, here’s a secret about online profiles: no one ever reads them word-for-word, from start to finish. People scan photos, then read the first couple lines and the last couple lines, leaving the rest of your profile for after contact’s been established.  So include info you wish to highlight at the beginning and end of your listing, where browsing customers are most likely to notice it.  Along the same lines, when in doubt about sharing something, stick it in the middle of your profile to limit its influence.  Nothing is ever written in stone, you can always go back & add, delete or edit your text.  Don’t be afraid to experiment with different approaches, if one doesn’t seem to be bringing the desired business, try another tack.

Keep enthusiastic about your business, informed about your customer’s interests, and inspired by the good vibrations your lovely voice is cultivating. Good luck!

 

 

Four EASY Steps to a Great Profile Pic

Having a killer profile pic is one of the best ways to attract callers.

The average caller looks at the photos first, then clicks through to read your profile only if the picture grabs their attention.  So it makes sense that you want your profile pic to be as enticing as possible.

Our resident shutter bugs have come up with a simple 4-step plan to help you put your best pic forward.

 

STEP ONE: Lighting

Great profile pics require great light.  Lighting is probably the most important thing you need for a good photo so keep this in mind when choosing your setting.  You’re looking for soft light, with gentle transitions between light & dark.  Take a look at your shadow — it should appear faded, blurry or diffuse.  Don’t confuse this with dim lighting, though, which creates dark or grainy shots.

So where do you find good, soft light? Go natural!  Stand by a window when the sun is shining brightly but not directly upon you. Try to pick a time when the sun is low in the sky, either shoot in the early morning or late afternoon.  A nice side effect of shooting in the early morning or late afternoon is that the color of the light is ‘warmer’, reds and yellows are stronger which generally gives a more pleasing effect.  Outside can also work at sunset, when the light tends to be rich & golden.  The goal is to have soft light all around you.  If you are photographing in sunlight, try to position yourself so that the sun hits you from the side, this will give you nice ‘modeling’ and help create a 3D effect in the picture

No strong shadows on your face, no heavy silhouettes distracting from your bodies graceful outline.

Without doubt, the ugliest way to light a scene is with the little flash that comes built into most cameras. The in-camera flash produces lighting that is flat, giving the impression that your subject has just been run over.  Shadows appear very harsh and look more like an outline than a shadow and, if you are looking straight into a camera using a flash, you will probably wind up with red eye.  This is due to the fact that the flash is way too close to the subject (you).  Also the closer the flash is to the lens, the worse it gets.  Now since not everyone has access to high-end studio lighting, most people wind up using the built-in flash.  So what can you do to make the best of this situation?  Well your best bet is to try and get as much natural lighting into the scene as possible.  Open windows, pull back the curtains and let the light shine in.  Stand so that you are bathed in natural light.  If no natural light is available, light up the room as much as possible.  Soft incandescent bulbs placed around the room with give fill lighting that may allow you to shoot without a flash.  In low light conditions, try changing your exposure mode to shutter priority and set a shutter speed of about 1/30th of a second, if you have a steady hand and there is not too much movement in the scene, this may well give you a sharp enough photo.

Studio lighting is the way to go if you have to shoot indoors.  A studio setup can be anything from a few table lamps and a spare sheet for the background to an elaborate multi flash system.  If you’re not interested in a hobby in photography, go with a couple of table lamps or work lights like you find in garages.  These are inexpensive, and you probably have lamps already in your home.  You’ll need a minimum of 2 lights.  Think of the two lights as a main and a fill, then light the object (you) with the main light first.   Move the main light around to get different effects and see how the shadows fall.  When you get the main light set the way you want, use the second light, on a lower setting or further away to soften the shadows from the main light.  Just be careful not to eliminate them altogether.

Whichever lighting technique you choose, make sure that you pose yourself in a way utilizing the lighting in a positive way.  Experiment with holding your head at various angles, until you find your most flattering viewpoint.  Everyone has a “best side” — take your time finding the position that highlights your best features.  Ask a friend to review your photos, if you’re not sure.

Some other tips for striking a good pose:

  • To thin yourself out, try angling your body about 45 degrees from the camera, while keeping your head turned to face the lens.
  • Arms can be tricky — holding them by your side often appears stiff or unnatural in photos. Instead, pose with one hand on your hips and on straight to your side or behind you. Try crossing your arms, but stay relaxed so you don’t look standoffish.
  • For full-body shots, it’s hard to beat the classic model’s pose: body three-quarters toward the camera, with one foot in front of the other and one shoulder closer to the camera than the other. If you turn your head slightly to the side while keeping your eyes focused straight ahead, you’ll appear to be looking straight at the viewer no matter what angle — kinda like George Washington on the dollar bill.

STEP TWO: Background

Once you find your photographic sweet spot, turn around and really take a good look behind you. Ideally, you want the lighting to be as even as possible, so a blank wall (or even one with patterned wallpaper) usually works great. It’s OK, too, if the area behind you is dark, but significantly brighter backgrounds will distract attention from your face/body.   This probably goes without saying but make sure there’s nothing in your photo’s background that detracts from the image you’re trying to convey. For instance, no laundry, toilets, dirty dishes, stacks of magazines, children or other family members… you get the idea.   You also want to avoid including anything in the image that could give away your identity, you are after all going to post this on the internet.  Look around for anything in the photo that might have your address or real name on it.  Be sure to remove photos of your kids & husband, anything personal should be left out of the scene.

If you can’t find a good empty location to shoot at, a great idea is to use a sheet as a backdrop.  Simply tack it to a wall, and stand in front of it.  Use a light colored sheet if you a low on room lighting.  A dark colored sheet works well with ample light, and helps to make your stand out.

There are a lot of great ideas for outdoor backdrops.  Standing in field or park provides a naturally lit and uncluttered background.  Stand against a brick wall for a grittier image.  Try to avoid standing against objects like cars and boats; these detract from the image of you.

While you should keep the background simple and uncluttered it’s ok to be creative.

STEP THREE: Camera Magic

The easiest way to take a photo is in “automatic” mode. But why be generic when with just a few tweaks, you can create a standout photo.   Zoom in all the way, then step back until your image fills the frame.   Nice, right?

Another trick is to turn your camera on “Aperture Priority” mode (or “Av” on most digital cameras).  Dial the aperture number as low as it will go — some higher-end/DSLR cameras will go down to 2.8 but often point-and-shoot cameras only go to 5.6. No matter, even a small tweak will usually create the close, intimate shot we’re after.

Many new digital cameras have a plethora of onboard filters and effects.  Try out that sepia tone filter for an old fashioned look.  Play around with the filters and see what kind of look you can achieve.  Just don’t get crazy with it.  You still want callers to recognize you as human.

While many new cameras make it easy to take a good picture, take some time to get to know your specific camera.  Learn to use its features and functions.

 

STEP FOUR:  Make it Work

So you managed to light your scene, find a great location and backdrop, and snap one of the best pics of all time.  Are you happy with your image?  Don’t worry if you’re not, you can still refine it.   Image editing allows you to take a good photo and make it great.  It also allows you to take a bad photo and turn it into gold, well sometimes.  There’s a wealth of image editing software available these days.  You’re camera may have even come with editing software.  Image editing software allows you to do some really amazing things.  You can remove red-eye, crop, resize, and adjust the brightness, contrast, color levels, saturation and hue.  You can equalize, posterize, quantatize, rasterize, it can all be a bit overwhelming.  Since every editing package is different we aren’t going to tell you how to use your software, but we are going to list a couple of pointers.

Level adjustment can move and stretch the brightness levels of an image’s histogram.  It’s ok if you don’t understand histograms, just thing of them as a graph of the individual elements in an image.  Level adjustment has the power to adjust brightness, contrast, and tonal range by specifying the location of complete black, complete white, and midtones in a histogram.  Since every photo’s histogram is unique, there is no single way to adjust the levels for all your photos.  A proper understanding of how to adjust the levels of an image histogram will help you better represent tones in the final image.  Adjusting the black and white levels allows you to lower and raise the contrast in an image.  Be careful not to remove highlights while softening the contrast.  Adjusting the midtone levels allows you pronounce features of the image like a sky in the background, or the texture of the skin.

Use color balance to adjust for color imperfections in your photo.  A very common issue with outdoor shots is getting a washed out or yellow look to the image. Color balance allows you to correct for this usually by altering the different color channels individually.  Color balance allows you to increase or decrease the red, green and blue components of an image.  Often just a minor tweak is all it takes to make a washed out image look more realistic.

Brightness and Contrast settings are available in almost all image editing software packages.  These allow you to correct the brightness and contrast of a photo.   Brightness is how bright or dull an image is, contrast is how the darks in the image compare against the lights in the image.   These are the most common image adjustments people use in image correction.  A common mistake is to immediately go into the contrast/brightness settings to correct for a washed out image.  Try using the color balance first.  Then come back and tweak the brightness and contrast.

Adjusting image Hue and image Saturation.  Hue is the overall color of the image.  Saturation is how much of that color comes through.   If you completely desaturate an image, it will be black and white.  Many images taken with a camera’s default settings can come out over saturated.  The saturation adjustment allows you to dial that down a bit to provide a more natural image.  I would avoid using the hue adjustment, unless you really know what you are doing.  The hue adjustment affects the entire image, so if you increase the red hue, your entire image will become redder.  It is much better to use color balance for these types of changes.

Cropping an image is a great way to place focus on the most important part of the image.  Let’s say you took a banging shot of your gorgeous body, but your image is widescreen, and your standing body only takes up a portion of the middle of the image.  What you want to do is crop your body out of the large image.  Cropping is a cutting tool.  In most applications you draw a box around the area you want to cut out, hit a button, and you have a new image with just the section you wanted.

You’ll often find yourself in a situation where you need to resize your image.  Maybe the file size is too large, or maybe the physical dimensions of the image are too big to view on a computer screen.  Resizing is very simple in most image editing software, and often takes only 1 or 2 clicks.

We recommend the following programs that are easily acquired:

Gimp (free)

Picasa (free)

Photoscape (free)

Paint.net (free)

Photoshop

iPhoto 

Tips for marketing your TalkToMe.com profile

So you’ve taken the time to create an amazing profile.  You’ve updated your photos. You’ve honed your call skills.  You’ve read dozens of articles, researched your competition, and taken every step possible to ensure you’ll convert and retain callers.  Now what?  Well don’t just sit around waiting for calls, get out there and start promoting yourself.  TalkToMe.com receives thousands of callers each day looking for Talkers just like you, but that doesn’t mean you can just sit back and wait.  The more effort you put into marketing and promoting your profile, the more business you’ll get and the more money you can earn.

Here are a few tips that we think every good Talker should be using.

  1. Add “Call Now” and “Add Payment” buttons to your own website or any website where potential customers might find you.  Add it to your email signature in all your correspondence, if possible.  You can find Call Now & Add Payment button in the Talker Marketing section of TalkToMe.com
  2. Print up business cards and hand them out to everyone you meet: friends, family, acquaintances, people you meet out shopping or in bars or at sporting events. Attend Adult shows, men’s club events, porn star appearances, sex shop openings — anything related to your interests, is a possible way to connect with potential customers.  You can even create special flyers or brochures with photos and personal information — everything in your profile, including how to call you, of course.
  3. Find free publicity. Encourage your customers to refer you to others. Attend local radio station events and chat up the DJ’s, who are usually bored & tired of repeating the same info over and over. Tell them about your services — try offering to perform a PG-rated “sample” and you might even get on the air!
  4. Get your info out there — Google and Yahoo have marketing plans for just about every budget, and you can also take advantage of the slew of online yellow pages and business listings. Don’t forget to keep a current ad on Craigs List, and BackPage too, and of course having your own personal website for each profile also provides a great way to ensure the right Callers can find you.
  5. Blogs, forums, message boards, community service reviews… these are all great places to advertise. Don’t just copy the same info again and again — cross-posting is lazy and people tend to ignore all-purpose marketing. Instead, tailor your listings for each publication, being as specific as possible with regards to fetishes, fantasies and personal experiences.
  6. Update your profile regularly, and link to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Add new photos as often as you can, daily if possible, to keep customers checking back again and again.
  7. Reach customers who aren’t online! Place a short classified ad in your local paper or in publications that cater to the area(s) of your expertise. Run ads in a specialized sex, swinging and/or fetish publications. Most classified sections include a “Services Provided” section that might accept ads for live talk. You’ll never know unless you ask!

Don’t get discouraged!

When you’re knocking on so many doors, eventually one’s gonna open. Keep promoting yourself and trust that with each satisfied customer, your business gains more momentum. Stay positive and open for good things to come!

Welcome to PhoneSexU.com Where learning equals earning!

EARN MONEY WORKING FROM HOME !

Ladies, your success on TalkToMe.com depends on these five key factors:

  1.  How you market yourself on our site and others
  2. How much time you spend updating your listing
  3. How much effort you spend connecting with free callers to build a base of loyal paid customers
  4. How motivated you are to learn new features and experiment with creative ways to engage callers
  5. How well you learn from the free advice & resources offered here at Phone Sex U.

Are you surprised that “experience at phone chat” isn’t up there? ANYONE can earn money using TalkToMe.com!  There is NO prior experience necessary. By exploring various approaches, you can get your own home-based business off the ground, increasing your profits while you gain marketing skills and live talk experience.

Contrary to popular belief, more than half of TalkToMe.com‘s callers do not seek erotic conversations! Many callers simply want someone to talk to: a caring voice to offer support, friendship, advice, understanding. You don’t have to be an actress, or provide imaginative erotic dialog. Good listeners and caring people often earn more than good performers!

Getting started is easy and free. Even if you’re shy or not particularly knowledgeable about what callers want. Trust us, talking to others is much easier than it sounds. And totally confidential!

 

NEW TALKERS

What makes the best talker?  There are no rules. Some callers like shy & sweet. Other callers prefer hot & passionate.  Some like to submit, some like to tell you what to do… some want to tell you what they’re doing. Others want to talk about everyday life and want a phone friend to unwind with. The key to giving good phone is to relax. Be open-minded. Go with the flow and have fun with your new companion.

Do you have what it takes? Find out, with no risk or obligation — you don’t even need to sign up or register!

How can you tell if you’re ready for more?  Simple: you’ll be busy! Other will send you messages and want to connect with you. If you are able to adjust to whatever they want to talk about keep a dialogue going, many will want to talk to you again.

Practice, practice, practice! You’ll get better at expressing yourself & satisfying clients needs, whether they are looking for a friend or erotic talk.  You’ll be able to raise your rates and tweak your schedule to cater to your own loyal clientele. Congratulations, you’re a TalkToMecom entrepreneur!

Talk Live University  provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs like you. Basically, though, there are two ways to get started (we recommend you do both):

  1.  Talk for free, and learn as you go. Call 800-111-TALK — this is a FREE line for ladies to talk to men who are paying about 69 cents per minute for amateur phone talk.   Simply record a brief introduction, describing who you are and what you’re looking for. Then, browse greetings from other callers.  Send messages to those you like, and pass on those you don’t.   Meanwhile, callers will be hearing your ad, too, and sending you messages as well as requests for a live connection.  Now the fun starts! Connect with as many callers as you can.  Practice talking sexy… get familiar with the kind of calls and people  you can expect.  Keep your chats short.  If your partners wants more, direct them to your TalkToMe.com profile number, (see #2)  and have them call you  during the hours you’ve posted, at the price you determine yourself.  We advise initially to set your price at .69¢ a minute, the average cost of our pay-per-minute phone lines where most of your traffic will come from.  Remember — time spent talking free will benefit you in the long-run by making you better at erotic conversation and wiser about your clients’ needs.  When your business takes off, you will get back what you put in, and then some.  Even experienced Talkers can benefit from our free lines by using time waiting for TalkToMe.com customers to up sell  new callers from the talk line, and promoting their services on our site.
  2. So, create your Free, “Talker” profile on HotChat.com, choosing from any of our five sites that suit your individual goals & preferences.  Stand out from the crowd with detailed text and exciting photos — you don’t need to include your face, and you can even use altered,  photo-shopped or purchased pictures to protect your true identity while piquing the interest of potential customers.  Describe what you like to talk about, post your best photos, set a reasonable price and soon callers will find you.  But don’t just wait for interest in your listing! Browse caller profiles to learn what people are looking for, what they like to talk about.  Tailor your information to attract the kind of callers you prefer.  Send email messages to callers, including a photo or perhaps a sexy voice mail to tempt them to follow up. You get paid if they reply so work hard and keep at it! The more you fine-tune your profile, the better your appeal to potential customers seeking someone to talk to.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

TalkToMe.com provides many special features — all are optional, and all can be turned on & off at any time through your TalkToMe.com dashboard.   PSU urges you to try every option, to see what works best for you & your business.

  1.  As noted above we have been an industry leader in phone connections & internet services for over 15 years. Our numerous phone talk lines connect millions of satisfied callers every day, where men are happy to pay about .69¢ a minute to talk to a variety of ladies from all ages, races, lifestyles who call FREE from all across the country.  With TalkToMe.com, these same men can call YOU directly, and you will earn a percentage of what we charge them. For these connections, you will earn X for every minute.  Hoping for more? Accept the call as an “audition” — give your caller the best you have and, like any good entertainer, leave him wanting more. End the phone call by directing your potential client to your TalkToMe.com profile number, at your preferred rates.  There’s no better way to create new customers than by providing them a taste of your uniquely exciting conversational skills!
  2. Random calls. We have thousands of vanity telephone numbers — or, phone numbers that spell something, such as  1-800-BIG-BOOBS.  Hard to believe, but over 10,000 people dial this one number every month!  About 300 enter their credit card for the chat service advertised, the rest listen & hang up.  Click here for an example of the sort of recording that appeals to some casual dialers, but leaves others looking for more.  (click on audio file icon) What if we send YOU these callers that don’t want to pay a phone service, but are maybe looking for a more personal connection? These are the most difficult type of calls to convert.  You will encounter all types of callers ranging from hang-ups to callers who are unsure why they called or are just playing games — you can disconnect from these calls fast, for they are generally a waste of time.   But don’t get discouraged! Be positive, warm and friendly and use this option for practice or while you are waiting for a paying customer to request to speak with you after viewing your profile.

Imagine the possibilities! Imagine the opportunities!

Now, stop dreaming and let’s make your new business a reality…

 

Maximize your potential!

Success on TalkToMe.com isn’t about what you say, but how you say it…

..and how well you promote yourself.

 

New customers sign up every day — make sure they find your listing by creating a unique profile highlighting the best you have to offer!

 

  • Nice head or body shots  If you’re not good with cameras, have a professional photo taken (or let a friend help you).
  • Private galleries    Guys LOVE photos, so create a few galleries showcasing your best features, your strongest characters, your favorite fantasies and fetishes… Get a little wild, your private galleries require password approval so you only show your hottest photos to the clients you know will appreciate them! Use your Free private galleries to attract new customers, and use your Paid private galleries for custom photo shoots for established clients, or to reward loyal Callers with explicit photos they can’t find anywhere else.  
  • Catchy headline   Try to refrain from the obvious “Hi” or “Call now” and instead come up with a short, interesting phrase that with pique a caller’s curiosity and make them  want to know more about you. Change your headline often to keep your profile fresh &  exciting!  
  • Personal info    Here’s your shot to boast a little about what you do well, and how much fun you are to talk to. Check out the competition! Other Talker profiles can provide great inspiration — particularly other Talkers with good feedback & reviews.
  • Be specific    Many callers have particular interests they’re looking to indulge. Get personal and describe your turn-ons in as much detail as possible to attract new clients who appreciate all you have in common. Plus, the more information you give, the more your callers will have to talk to you about!
  • Open up    Use your natural warmth and kindness to reach out to callers about their lives, their hopes and their dreams. Phone sex is only one way to connect — lots of callers simply want a friendly voice to share their day with, someone compassionate and supportive, who knows how to listen. Build phone friendships to create a base of loyal, repeat customers.
  • Take the Bull by the horns   TalkToMe.com callers fill out profiles listing their preferences & desires. Email or leave Voice mail for prospective clients, and appeal to their favorite erotic endeavors. Tailor private galleries for the most popular activities, and add new pics often to keep customers coming back again and again.
  • Learn   Stay ahead of the competition — keep informed about the most popular activities by unfamiliar terms so you’ll be able to go with the flow, no matter what curve balls your customers throw you. And open mind & a curious outlook will keep your conversations fresh & exciting.