On the internet you can remain entirely anonymous. You use a working name, you get your clients to ring your work mobile or you use a work e-mail address.
If you use photos, you could be recognised by family members, friends and other acquaintances outside your work as a prostitute. Bear this in mind.
Community health services and other health professionals on the internet
Nurses and social workers are also on the internet. They use escort sites such as Kinky.nl for internet fieldwork.
Advantages of the internet
- You decide how and what you disclose to ‘the world’
- You decide the hours you work and your prices
- Adverts on profile sites are often free of charge
- Profile sites filter out fake clients via dial-up numbers
- An addition to your ‘usual’ workplace; a sign in your window with your website address.
Disadvantages of the internet
- If a client can find you, so can other people
- You need to have and make the time to update your website
- Risk of fake appointments
- Stiff competition on escort sites
- It’s difficult to actually remove anything you’ve posted on the internet.