How an escort can stay out of trouble
Escorts are legal and unlike prostitutes, get paid for the time and companionship they give. However, whatever happens between the escort and the client within the time is known to them both. Staying within the ambits of escorting is one of the most challenging aspects of the business. An escort tries to always legally promote their business but sometimes they knowingly or unknowingly cross boundaries set by the law.
Being an escort and rendering the services demanded for the job is completely legal. However, any appearance of an act relating to prostitution or constituting prostitution outright is illegal in some states in the United States and punishable by law. Some other countries around the world are more relaxed about prostitution and some support the activity.
Sometimes escorting and prostitution appear to overlap in job description depending on the people involved, but you can stay clear of trouble and run a legal, successful business if you know the right things to do and the wrong things to avoid.
Create a contract
Always draft a contract that describes what you do. The contract should make it clear to clients that you offer modeling or companion services strictly and what fee you charge for the service. The contract should state clearly what it involves if anything outside the normal personal services you render are requested. That anything besides your normal services will be offered by mutual consent of you and the client. By creating a contract, you have defined your role and made clear what should deem as illegal should things go out of hand. Clients are to sign the agreement. Many strippers clients will do this gladly as it puts them on the safe side and helps them avoid any crossings with the law
Device ways of accepting money
As an escort, you will need to device means of collecting your payment. If you have a table, set it up close to your apartment door so that your client can drop their money on the envelope as they enter or leave. Always ask if they have an envelope for you and they should leave it on the table. Then always suggest that he/she should go take a shower and freshen up. As he or she is in the washroom, quickly examine what is there for you. This way you have total knowledge of what you are getting paid for. This method is risky and you should thread with caution.
Know the law
Ignorance is no excuse. As an escort, you should totally understand what prostitution means in your state. Know your state laws, and do not contravene it. Knowledge is key. It will keep you away from legal troubles.
Become a masseuse
Rather than addressing yourself an escort, become a masseuse. Massage services are legal in all states in the U.S. and can be advertised easily. Becoming a masseuse is generally easy in each state. It requires little licensing formality. Create contracts based on laws involving human contact. Your contract should show that you do not engage in erotic massages or massaging of intimate parts of the body.
Always pay your taxes on time
Pay your taxes and report income as at when due to avoid legal problems. By not paying your tax, you make yourself easy prey for the IRS. Every legitimate business pays tax. So should you.
Move to the big cities
Move to big cities. There you can run your business and avoid prying eyes. Cities with lesser populations would easily make you identifiable. And do not stand along street corners giving yourself away to law enforcement officers as a prostitute. It’s safer to run your services online. You’ll always meet more people in the city anyway.
Make your business legitimate but stay quiet
Register your business with your state for a license and get a permit. That way you need not worry if your business is legal or not. Haven done this, do not go around sharing with everyone what you do just because it is legally recognized by the state. Keep your career choice quiet. Some information shared could offend some people who are not in support of such business and that could attract a legal backlash.
There is no assurance that following any of these strategies will keep you from all legal risks involved in working as an escort. Caution must be observed always in running an escort business, not revealing more than necessary and refusing service to anyone that doesn’t seem right.