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.