4guys Sept 2016 issue #1 - Page 38

Any advice for escorts on how they can better protect themselves? It’s about having a strong mind and the confidence to deal with situations. Being smart every time—taking measures as if you expect someone to be violent, even if there’s no reason to think so. Only meeting in hotels or your home with safety measures in place—like friends expecting a call at a certain time and keeping all information about your whereabouts logged in different places other people have access to. If a friend came to you and said they wanted to get into the escort industry, what would you tell them? I used to advise newbies a lot—I get asked more than I can respond to. One guy ignored everything and got himself in trouble with drugs and other things, so I’m less eager to advise since then. But visit uknswp. org/um and read everything, know the risks. Go into it as a business, respectful of customers. Know yourself first, your limits, and have a hard head. If it’s about desperation for money, don’t get into it. If drugs are an issue, deal with that first, because drug problems could easily be amplified in this business. And realize that only about 5 percent of people in this business actually make big money. You have a book, several internet businesses, and a tapas lounge all in the works. If those do really well, are you getting out of the escort game? Sometimes it gets to the point where I can’t meet clients, and it’s annoying because I still see “Josh Brandon” as my first business and want him to keep going. So then I have to increase my rates and work less when other business gets busy. My time is worth more these days, but when it goes beyond what clients can afford, that’s when I’ll have to hang up my overnight bag. Thanks, Josh. 38 4GUYS.CA