Great ways to Promote yourself

TalkToMe.com offers a wide variety of options and programs to help you effectively promote your self.  If you find you aren’t getting as many calls as you would like, take a minute to review some of these options available to our TalkToMe.com Talkers.

Offer a one-time intro rate

A talker can offer a one-time discounted rate for first time callers. Use this to encourage new customers to talk with you — and then give the your very best! A satisfied caller often leads to return business, good feedback and successful email/voicemail/photo purchases. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to bring new clients into your fold.

Direct Connect Calls

Not sure how to finish your profile? Trying to make up your mind about the kind of callers you’d like to market yourself to? Get your feet wet on TalkToMe.com with Direct Connect program. For a discounted rate, Callers choose to speak with a random Talker selected by our computer. This is a great way to explore various features at TalkToMe.com while promoting yourself to Callers you connect with. Use feedback from these conversations to tailor your profile to your preferred client base — add text, photos and voice clips to entice the Callers you enjoy most, at higher rates for your personal attention.

Voice Mail

Don’t just wait for Callers, reach out to them directly with a private, custom recording of your own voice, describing just how exciting a live, one-on-one connection will be! Don’t just send out blanket mailings, but read Caller profiles and start with the ones that seem the best match for your services. Send your personalized voicemails FREE — you’ll earn X amount for every message accepted, so be sure to create a subject heading Callers can’t resist!

Be Yourself

Think you have to be “a hottie” to make money in phone entertainment?
Think again!

Sure, if you browse listings you’ll see loads of gorgeous young blue-eyed blondes, attracting callers with their huge boobs and lithe limbs. But you’ll also see plenty of “regular” ladies, too. You don’t have to be a model to be successful on TalkToMe.com.

In fact, looks are one of the last things that matter when it comes to erotic conversation. Above all, personality counts most. You need to be open-minded, light-hearted, fun-loving and expressive. You don’t need to be a sexual expert, just a sensual person who embraces a variety of fantasies and preferences.

You can post old or altered photos, but you don’t need to. Many callers have burned out on porn stars and are seeking more “real” women to connect with. On TalkToMe.com, all ages, sizes, ethnicities, and personal styles are sexy and desirable. Variety is the spice of life, so embrace the differences that make you unique.

If you’re not comfortable posing in a bikini, try another direction. Sexy businesswoman in sheer stockings & pumps. Flirty schoolgirl in plaid skirt and knee socks. Girl-next-door in classic jeans & white tee shirt. Snuggly sex kitten in cozy jammies. The possibilities are endless!

Or, focus your pictures on your best feature — your face, butt, feet, etc — and provide numerous angles and outfits that will drive many guys crazy with desire to learn more about the person behind the body part.

You can also remain completely anonymous, and post animated or artistic photos that convey who you are without revealing your identity. A little mystery certainly adds to the fantasy of hot talk. Be comfortable with the image you portray in your listing, and you’ll attract the right callers and create the phone business that suits you best.

 

Talkers, give it away for free?!

Seems counter-productive, doesn’t it?  Prosperous businesses don’t materialize out of thin air — they’re built from the bottom up. Keep this in mind as you create your TalkToMe.com listing.

Low-ball Your Rates At First

When you’re just starting out, your top priority should be simply to get noticed and gain experience.   High rates  turn off potential customers! Attract them, instead, by charging discounted fees that will stand out as a bargain. Every category tends to have a “magic number” that most listings are charging — go lower!

HotChat.com provides helpful statistics on callers waiting to connect, including the number of times he’s called, the rate(s) paid, and any notes you’ve added regarding his routines and preferences. This information will help you find calling patterns and assess each customer’s spending habits — and your earning potential! Don’t be afraid to take a low-paying call, because you can always hang up if a more profitable call comes in.  Before ending a phone call, though, always be sure to repeat your profile number and suggest a time when you’ll be available again.

Focus on growing a solid base of returning customers

Learn to provide these customers what they want.  Listen! If you can identify a particular niche that attracts callers,  update your profile as soon as possible to capitalize on that angle, and get the word out about your unique approach.

Easy does it!

Remember the story about the turtle and the hare? Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t concern yourself with how much money you’re making now, but how well you are getting the word out about your talent and abilities. Gain experience. Learn what makes callers tick and what they want.  Figure out how to keep them calling back regularly and connecting for longer & more detailed sessions.

Many guys are looking for one or two girls for regular, reliable erotic release. Every free call you take is a chance to “audition” for this lucrative role as a well-paying customer’s favorite. Consider the money you “lose” by charging lower fees as paid advertising to get your listing noticed.

 

Give callers a chance to find out how good you are! As your number of clients grows, try raising your rates by small amounts, incrementally, over time. With a little patience, you can achieve — and even exceed — your goals.

 

 

Playing it Safe on the Phone

Every job carries risks. There are some unique risks for phone sex operators, though, that you can take some common-sense steps to mitigate. For example, don’t give out your telephone number or personal information to customers. Don’t reveal your real name, the name of the town you live in, or any other identifying information while on the phone with a customer. Stay away from drinking and drugs while on the job. Don’t ever be tempted to meet a customer in person. This is a job, not a dating service.

 

Having your profile posted on the internet can be a very exciting thing.  Doing what you like, making others happy while talking on the phone is all great, but there are risks.

 

It’s very easy to get caught up in the chat.  Some men can be smooth talkers and promise the world.  There have been more than a few Talkers who have fallen for the golden tongue, and have taken a risk.  No matter what transpires on the phone, it is important to keep in mind that you do not know these people you are talking to.  You do not know their backgrounds or history.  They might very well be good guys with the best of intentions, but you just don’t know.  So with that in mind here are a few simple rules to follow and stay safe.

 

  • Never give out your real name, address or phone number.  This should go without saying, but you would be surprised how often ladies freely give away this info to callers.   The last thing you want is some homicidal maniac knocking at your front door because he thought you sounded lonely on the phone.
  • Be aware of what the caller is asking you.  This is a tricky one, but you need to pay attention to what kinds of questions the caller is asking.  If they are asking information about your personal life, that might help them to locate you, you need to be very careful as to how you answer them.
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol while taking a call.  Being alert is the key to safety drinking and drugs blur your senses and dull your mind, both of which can lead to potentially disastrous effects.
  • Never agree to meet a caller in person. This is a job, not a dating service.  Some callers are good at selling themselves resist the temptation and keep it professional at all times.
  • When in doubt call the police.  Even you have even the slightest of inclinations that something bad is about to happen, call your local police and make them aware of the situation.

CallerTypes

It’s important to understand the person who is calling you.  Who they are will directly influence how you handle the call, what type of voice you want to use, what questions to ask, and how the call will proceed.

There are a great many differnent types of callers out there, and attemtping to define them all would be an exercise in futility.  Today we’re going to try and point out some of the more common types of calls that you can use on your callers.  As each caller is unique, knowing what the most common interests are will go along way to helping you choose a type of call for your particular caller.

 

While no two calls are ever the same, you’ll probably get familiar with some of these Caller Favorites:

  1. Girlfriend Experience — some guys enjoy opening up about themselves personally as a part of sexual build-up during a call. Talk to them about their day, their jobs, the last home-cooked meal they had. Ask them about happy memories from growing up. Establish a personal connection, as though you were a boyfriend & girlfriend sharing intimacies.
  2. Domination — whether you go for sensual thrills or hardcore ass-riding, the method is still the same: ask questions to understand what your Caller wants, and then use the information he’s disclosed to make him feel vulnerable & submissive. Learn what buttons to push to provide the experience he’s seeking… and then push his limits till he says when!
  3. Roleplay — decide upon a naughty or taboo scenario, and play it out as if you were actually together. Get into character, and make your Caller’s fantasy come to life.
  4. Age play — do you have a sweet young voice or can you pull off a hot matronly tone? Lots of guys love to explore the erotic possibilities of “barely legal” or “cougar” sex.
  5. Tease & Denial — some guys enjoy being played with. Try daring a guy to hold off coming until he can’t possibly take it any longer. Tell him to touch himself in places that feel good but don’t produce orgasm. Be explicit! Make him promise not to come until you tell him, and then whisper hot, sexy thoughts until he’s begging you to for permission to blow his load.
  6. Guided Masturbation —  in your hottest voice, take him step by step, from flaccid to finished.  (should link to our masturbation instructions — if we need these again, let me know and I’ll resend, they’re from awhile ago).
  7. Fetishes — some guys equate sex with a non-sexual object or situation. Typical fetishes include body parts such as feet and hair, or activities such as smoking or squashing bugs. For more information, click here for a list of popular fetishes Callers might wish to discuss. (Fetish Glossary)
  8. Transgender/Transsexual– expect to receive calls from men who would like to be engaged in a conversation with  a pre-op (before-the operation) transsexual. The transsexual(TS) that the caller wants to speak with is a male who looks, acts and talk like a woman, however “her” penile member is still working.  A transsexual  is also known as a tranny, she-male, chick with a dick, he-she, or lady boy.
  9. Transvestite/Cross-dresser— most transvestites (TV) who use our service are male cross-dressers who call to speak with females for the Girlfriend Experience.  Someone who can share make-up tips, fashion advise, or play dress up and then go out with you as girlfriends. When dressed, this caller wants to be treated as a female.  Should the TV ask to speak with another TV prepare to share details regarding your escapades, both positive and negative, about your nights on the town when you stepped out in full drag.  The cross-dresser will also need to know where you purchase your 44A bra and size 14 shoes.
  10. Girl on Girl— many men fantasize about watching two woman engaged in sexual intimacy. These callers will want to hear stories about your bi-sexual exploits and lesbian adventures. They may even want to be included in a threesome with you and your lover.
  11. Cuckolding—  this is a popular fetish, (between heterosexual partners),where the caller is denied sex by his wife or girlfriend because she (wife or girlfriend) is having sex with other men and he suspects or knows that she is having an affair. The caller that is looking for cuckolding may want or require that he is somewhat disrespected by the Talker.

Of course there are as many variations and types of callers as there are callers.  Hopefully these will give you some help in handling the most popular types of callers.

 

Keeping Productive

Just because you’re not on a call doesn’t mean you need to sit idly by waiting.  Make the most of downtime with these suggestion that will help you improve and make more money!

  1. Use down-time to reassess your profile.  On TalkToMe.com you can always update your profile information.  Updated profiles remain fresh and attract new callers.  Take some time to look over your profile and see what might be looking a little stale.  Update your Summary and Descriptions.  Upload some new photos.  Make a gallery.
  2. Review your rates.  If your not taking as many calls as you like maybe your rates are too high.  Check out the rates of other talkers in similar categories.  If you are out pricing yourself, now would be a good time to make a change.
  3. Browse TalkToMe.com listings for idea.  Imitation is the best form of flattery.  Take a look at your competition.  See what they are doing, and what is working for them.  Learn from them and adjust your profile and strategies to benefit from their experience.
  4. Contact your old callers.  Have a couple of really good callers, take a moment and write them a thank you message.  Let them them know that you’ve enjoyed talking with them and that you miss them.  Maybe include a free photo to help remind them about you.
  5. Market yourself.  Get your name out.  Setup a Facebook account, tweet that you are on-line waiting for calls, put links to your profiles on message boards and blogs.  Promote Promote Promote!
  6. Brush up on your design skills.  Learn a little HTML or Photography.  There’s a wealth of information on the web.
  7. Create a new profile.  TalkToMe.com doesn’t limit you to just 1 profile.  If you are only using 1 profile, now is the time to look at creating another.  Look to attract a different type of caller with a new profile.
  8. Work on your script.  Every talker eventually builds a script of things to talk about.  Having these handy by you during a call is a great tool.  Use your down time to think of new ideas to talk about or clean up your existing script.
  9. Practice!  Practice working on your speaking tone, your vocal mannerisms, and your approach.   Refine your call skills without risking losing a caller.
  10. Do some research.  Looking to become a dominatrix, spend your down time scouring the web for sites in that fetish.  Read erotic literature, find blogs on specific topics.  The more information you have to support your profile the better experience your callers will enjoy, and the more business you’ll receive.

Those are just a few ideas to help you manage your down time.  Remember it takes work and effort to become successful.  Sitting on the couch watching TV between calls isn’t going to bring in the money.

Creating your first profile.

So you’ve decided that phone sex is a great way to start making money.  You’ve looked around the TalkToMe.com, you’ve read through the getting started guides so you know what your getting into.  Now it’s time to do some work!

Registering

The first thing you’re going to want to do is head on over to TalkToMe.com and click the Become An Operator link at the top of the page.  You start off by entering some basic information like handle password and email.  Your handle isn’t used for anything other than logging into your account, so make it something you’ll remember.  Same thing with the password.  You should use an email address that is active as you will be receiving information about your payments to that address.  The rest of the information is pretty straight forward.  When they ask for your phone number, be sure to use the number of the phone you will be making calls from.  If you have a special cell phone or land line you will be using for this, please enter that number.

Your Profile

Here is where things get interesting.  You are allowed to create up to 3 different profiles on TalkToMe.com, but for now we are going to focus on creating your first profile.

Start of by selecting your Sex (gender).  You can be Male, Female, or Transgendered.  Since no one will ever see you, you could theoretically choose a gender other than your real gender, although I wouldn’t suggest it.

Basic Info

The basic information section allows you to enter a Title, Summary, and Description.  The title is what is listed at the top of your profile page, and in the listing pages. Think of this as your profile name.  Get creative and use a name that will be both memorable and meaningful.  For example if you are playing the role of a sexy milf you might choose a title like Momma You’d Love To… or maybe Elegant MILF.  Take some time to think about this.  The next item is the summary, this is basically your tag line.  A short summary of who your profile is.  This gets displayed under your title on the listings pages and on your profile page.  The summary is what draws the caller in.  Make it compelling, but meaningful.  Using our MILF example, you might write something like Let Mommy Make it All Better, or Mrs. Jones is waiting for your call.  The last part is the Description.  This is where you get to strut your stuff.  You can make the description as long and as detailed as you like, or you can keep it short and sweet.  I would suggest you use this section to emphasize your strong points, list your talents or skills, and most importantly explain to the caller why they should call you.  Make it exciting, make it fun, and make it compelling.  Oh and don’t worry, you can always go back and change any of your information at a alter date.

The last thing to do is generate your PIN code. You will use this when logging into the call system.  It must be a 5 digit number.  You can create your own if you have a number you can remember, or you can just let the computer select one for you.

Categories

Next you need to select what categories your profile will be listed under. This is pretty important, as this is one way that callers will find your profile.  You can select up to 3 categories, and they must match the them of your profile.  Take some time and think about what type of profile you want to create.  You can be young, mature, dominant, sensual, ethnic, the choice is yours.  If you select more than 1 category, and I would suggest you do so, make sure that they don’t contradict each other.  For example you wouldn’t select a Coed and a MILF as your categories.  After you decide what type of profile you are going to create and select your categories, it’s time to flesh out this profile.

 Photos

Having a good photo is key to getting calls.  Most men scan through the listing of profiles looking first at the profile, then reading the title and summary later.  You want your profile to be attractive and stunning.  Your profile image should match your profile, so if for example you are a college coed, don’t use a photo of an older lady.  You must own any photo you upload, do not go and swipe pictures off the internet.  If you’re caught doing so, you’ll be banned from the site.  If you are able, you can take your own photos. We find that head shots do the best, unless you have a phenomenal body, then by all means show it off!  Put some effort into your photo, if you can afford to have professional photos taken and use those.  Uploading your photo is easy, simple click the Upload New Photo button.

Features

You will need to provide some detailed information about your profile so that callers can search for you and find you. You will need to select an age group.  Select one that matches and makes sense to your profile.  If you are a coed, select a young age range, if you’re a MILF go with an older range. You must provide the languages that you speak.  You must actually be able to speak those languages, as your callers will call you in the languages you select.  The remainder of this section is optional, but I would encourage you to fill out as much as possible so that you will show up in searches.  Select the options that best match your profile.

 Rates

This is where you decide how much you are going to charge for your services.  There are 2 types of rates, audio rates and video rates.  Everyone must choose an audio rate.  If you plan on offering video chat services, then you will also need to choose a video rate.  Let’s talk for a moment about rates.  The most common reaction when selecting a rate is to choose the highest priced rate to boost your commission levels.  However what most people find is that higher rates don’t always equate into more callers.  When starting out, it is a better idea to choose a cheaper more affordable rate plan.  This will attract more callers to you, and after you establish yourself you can always increase your rates at any time.

You can charge as little as $0.29 per minute or up to $9.99 per minute.  If you look at the rate selection it shows you the rate you will be charging your customers, as well as the commission you will receive on those minutes.  You should look carefully at both of these numbers, determine how much you are will to be paid per minute, and select you per minute audio rate plan.

Each talker has the option to offer an Introductory Offer.  This is a way to entice callers to try you out.  There are various options of intro offers, some offering free minutes, others offering reduced rates.   It is important to note that on the free introduction offers, you will not be paid for those minutes.  You are giving these minutes free to the caller and will not get paid until after the caller uses those minutes.  The same applies to the reduced rate offer, you will receive a smaller commission for these minutes than what you have selected for your per-minute rate plan.  If you wish to provide an introductory offer, select the one that fits your needs from the list.

Talkers can also offer Flat Rate Packages.  Flat rate packages are like offering a block of minutes to the caller.  The idea is that the caller buys the minutes in bulk at a reduced rate, and you get paid the full commission on the cost of the package even if the caller doesn’t use up all the minutes.  The caller can only use the minutes for 1 call, and then they are done.  This is a very popular option among callers, who prefer to know ahead of time what the call is going to cost them, and while you make make less money per minutes, you gain payment on any unused minutes freeing you up for other calls.  If you want to offer Flat Rate packages, just select the package the suits you best. You can have more than 1 package to offer.

Extra ways to make money

 TalkToMe.com has access to callers from a wide source of websites and phone lines.  Many of these other services cannot keep up with the demand leaving callers looking for someone to talk with.  Our Overflow Call Program  gives you the option of accepting these callers on a low preset per-minute rate.  By selecting this feature, you have the option of taking these calls at the current per-minute rate.  You can always opt out of this program, and you always have the option of either taking or denying any call we send to you.  Before each call you will be notified of the callers interests and the current per-minute rate.  You can then decide to either accept the call or not.  It’s a great way to make use of down time, and you can always use the call to try and up-sell the caller to your higher per minute rate!

Do you have video, chat, photos, or something else you would like to sell to your callers? If so, you can enter any of these at the price you wish to offer them.  Say for example you routinely chat on Yahoo.  You can offer your Yahoo IM chat handle to callers for a nominal fee.  You select your price, and TalkToMe.com takes a small fee for processing the transaction.  You can bundle up some photos and sell those, if you have video you can sell that as well.  There are lots of options as to what you can offer to sell.

Social Media

HotChat.com allows you to link your profile through various social media sites such as facebook, twitter and myspace. If you have a facebook, twitter or myspace page, simply enter you information and we will link up your profile to these social media networks.  Lets say you already have a facebook page, and would like your callers to find you there.  Entering your facebook information will create a Facebook Like+ button on your profile page.

 

That’s it!  You’ve created your first TalkToMe.com profile.  If you don’t like it feel free to tweak it as you see fit.

Top 10 Suggestions for learning to be a phone sex operator

We’ve compiled a list of what we feel are the 10 best things to learn if you want to be a phone sex operator.

1. Be creative. Being a phone sex operator is all about creating sexual images in your callers’ heads. Make sure you’re very creative in getting them hot. You have to get them to see and almost feel what you describe. So, think foreplay poetry.

2. Your voice. It’s not enough to say sexual things over the phone. Phone sex operators have to deliver feeling as well. And not just any feeling. You have to be erotic. Very erotic. The inflection in your voice has to insinuate sex. Your callers have to believe you want it too.

3. Sound effects. No explanation needed here. You want your caller to feel as if they’re there with you right? So make the phone call as real as possible. Moan, and create certain sexual sound effects. Be creative. You know what you like to hear during sex. Chances are, they like the same.

4. Your name. Don’t use your real name. Simple as that. No one’s going to be turned on by talking to a guy named “Jason Wisnewski”. You’ll be the most lonely phone sex operator in the business if you use your own name.

5. Create a good alias. The name you do choose should embody sexual emotion. You don’t have to call yourself “Chocolate Thunder” or anything, but your name should be very suggestive. Think of the stage names that strippers use, and go from there. Come on, you know you go to strip clubs.

6. Stay detached. Don’t get caught up in the fantasy you’re providing your callers. Think of it this way, you’re an audio pornstar, nothing more. The people you talk to don’t care about you and you shouldn’t care about them.

7. Down time. Unless you’re a really popular phone sex operator, you’ll spend a lot of time waiting around for calls. Invest in a good TV and a bunch of movies. You may even want to watch a little porn to keep your mindset ready for the phone sex when someone does call.

8. Offer a phone sex threesome. Get your girlfriend to help out. When people call, ask if your lady friend can join in the activity. Who knows, you may be able to lock down repeat customers this way.

9. Background music. Get your callers in the mood. Have some smooth background music playing. Stay away from that porn music. It just sounds corny. Also, make sure the music isn’t too loud. You don’t want it to drown out your moaning and freaky stuff.

10. Make them feel special. Every caller should feel like you only want them. You know, just as well as they know, that it’s all fantasy. If you have repeat callers, you should make the effort to remember them, and what they like. Use a notebook to jot down the important stuff about repeat callers. You know, what they like, their fetishes, stuff like that.

Tips for making your profile stand out

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

Use a Nice Head or Body shot.

Your profile pic will make our break you.  Be sure to use a high quality photo of your head or body to adequately represent your profile.  If you’re profile is of a MILF be sure to use an image that is a hot sexy looking mature woman, if you are the girl next door, you might want an image of a girl in shorts and t-shirt, or a cheerleader outfit,  if you a dominant mistress a leather clad beauty may be the best image.

If you are taking a photo of yourself, be sure to use adequate lighting, frame the shot properly, and wear appropriate makeup and dress for the shot.  If you’re not good with cameras, have a professional photo taken (or let a friend help you).  If you don’t want to use you’re own photo, there are plenty of websites that license photos of very attractive ladies for a nominal fee.  You can also find royalty free photos on some websites.

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.

Catch them with your Summary

You’re profile summary is what most men see after looking at your photo.  If they like the photo, the summary is what draws them in.  Come up with something enticing and appealing.  Keep it short and sweet, but get your point across.  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!

Sell them with your description

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.

Get Creative with HTML

Don’t forget to make a customized HTML page.  TalkToMe.com allows you to create your own customized HTML page.  You can put almost anything you can think of on the page (assuming it’s legal of course).  Take some time to look at other custom HTML pages, and get some ideas.  Make you page stand out, make it unique, and make it fit your profile.  You can add photos, buttons, videos, colors, almost anything you can imagine.  To make the most of it, you will need some HTML knowledge, but the built in WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor allows you to get up and running quickly even without knowing HTML.

What is Phone Sex anyway?

Phone sex is a form of virtual Sex with 2 or more people engaged in sexual chat or discussion over the telephone.  Many couples have at one time or another experienced phone sex.  Phone sex can be as simple as a flirty & fun conversation, or a hot and steamy eroticism.   Phone sex can also be a commercial transaction between a caller and a phone sex operator.

There is no physical contact with phone sex, which makes it an appealing and safe alternative to face-to-face sexual encounters.   Phone sex should not be confused with prostitution where money is exchanged for physical interactions.

If you’re visiting this site, then your interested in phone sex as a business opportunity.  All Phone Sex businesses fall into 1 of 3 types:  Dispatchers, Direct Dialers, and On-Line sites.

We’ll look at each of these individually.

Phone Sex Dispatcher Business.

Dispatchers hire women to answer the phone and get paid by the minute for talk time.  Phone Sex Dispatchers manage the marketing, billing and management of the callers, sending the calls off to a Phone Sex Operator (PSO), who in turn is paid a per-minute rate for the call. The rate is often based on a scale determined either by performance or tenure at the position.  Since the dispatchers cover all the costs, the pay is often lower than other Phone Sex Business types.

The upside of working with a dispatcher is that all you need to do is answer calls and talk on the phone.  There are no costs expect for the cost of the phone and phone line.

The downside is an often lower pay scale. Plus you have no control over how frequently you will receive calls, or what types of calls will be routed to you.  You may go long periods with no calls, or you may recieve calls from callers you’d rather not, or are not equipped, to deal with.

Phone Sex Direct Dialer Business.

In the direct dial model, a company will hire you as an independant contractor.  The Direct Dialer will offer services such as payment gateways or toll free numbers, help with marketing, and may direct calls to the PSO.  With a Direct Dialer the PSO is often responsible for promoting herself, and handles the billing as well.  The Direct Dialer will take a percentage of the PSO’s income.

The upside of working with a Direct Dialer is that you have the freedom to control how much business you can handle.  You get to set your own rates, build your customer base with repeat clients, and have unlimited earning potential.

The downside is that you cover the majority of the expenses, and do all of the work.

On-line Business.

On-line sites are a relatively new phenomena in the phone sex business.  They are a hybrid between Direct Dialers and Dispatchers.  With an on-line site, you gain the benefits of being able to market yourself without all the upfront costs associated with a Direct Dialer.  The site manages the billing, does general promotion, provides marketing materials, and facilitates the call process.  The PSO is paid a percentage of her per-minute rate, and even has the ability to generate in other ways such as selling photos, or via webcams.  On-line businesses really give you the best of both worlds.

The upside is that you have the freedom to control how much business you receive.  You get to set your own rates, build your client base, obtain repeat business, and have unlimited earning potential.  The site handles most of the expense, and even handles much of the work for you.

The only downside is that you will find yourself in competition with other PSO’s on the site.

Conclusion

For me there really wasn’t much of a choice.  The benefits of working with an on-site business, and the simplicity of getting started were a no brainer.  I joined TalkToMe.com as a TalkToMe Talker, and started my business in just one afternoon.  It’s been a fun and profitable ride ever since.