If you’re thinking of becoming a companion for men, women, or both, you must have a lot of questions running through your mind. Like: “Is escorting a legal activity? Will I get in trouble for doing it?” We’re here to tell you that what you’re about to embark on is very much legal. Escorts are not prostitutes. While the latter are paid just for sex, companions receive money in exchange for their companionship and time. The things that take place within said time are agreed upon by consenting adults and, as such, they stay private.
One of the most important tips we can give to all new escorts is this: stay within the limits of your newly chosen profession. It will help you avoid legal trouble on the long run. Today we’ll tell you how to make sure your job doesn’t cause issues with legal authorities.
1. Read up on recent law documents
The very first thing you must do to stay away from legal trouble is to see what state law says about prostitution. As you very well know, knowledge means power. Finding out everything there is to know about violations is the best way to protect yourself against problems.
2. Write a contract
Don’t worry, this one’s easy: say what you’re willing to do with someone in exchange for a fee. Then emphasize the fact that extra services aren’t up for compensation of any kind. You can, for example, specify that you’ll only provide several hours of companionship that won’t include fun between the sheets. Or that you offer only this and that position in bed. There are escorts who will only do modelling for their clients.
Choose only those activities you’re comfortable doing for X sum of money. If your client makes you feel amazing, you can offer other services if you want. But remember: they’re outside of what you wrote in your contact. Tell your customer that they won’t have to pay for them. Once he or she agrees with everything, ask them to sign the document. It helps them, too. How? They’ll avoid problems with the law enforcement.
3. Obtain an escort permit
Another great option to stay on the safe side is to register with your municipality or city for a business license. This gives you the possibility to own an escort permit. In other words: you’ll be a real business. Your state or city will know you’re legal through and through if suspicions arise.
After securing this permit, make sure you go about things with discretion and caution.
4. File taxes and report income
If you don’t do any of the above, you will raise suspicions about the legality of your occupation. It’s so easy to track wrongdoers down these days. So always remember to pay your taxes and report your income.
That’s it from us for part one. We’ll be back next week with part two on how to avoid legal problems as an escort. Let us know if the tips above prove useful! 😊