Agency or Independent ? Let Us Help You Decide!

There are a lot of choices to make when you’re an escort, and not many of them are more career-altering or important than choosing whether to be an Independent Escort or an Agency Escort. There are a lot of differences that can have a major impact on both your profit and your day to day experience, so it’s worth making the right choice. The pain is that the ‘right choice’ is different for everyone, so it’s a decision that you have to make on your own.

To make things easier, Cardiff Escorts have compiled a list of main differences between agency work and independent work in the escorting industry that you should be aware of. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking at different ways of doing things to increase your success, it’s all important knowledge. We’ve compared the three main areas – Administration, Safety, and Payments. This will give you a good overview of the differences and how they may affect you.

the line. You are also, of course, responsible for sourcing your own locations and paying for them too.

Marketing & Administration

Agency:When working for an agency, all of your marketing is done for you. From photoshoots to written bios to offers and features – everything goes on in the background largely without you knowing. They will also often keep an eye on market trends and adapt appropriately. When those clients do call, they will sort out the whole booking process from start to finish. All you have to do is turn up on the day.

Independent:When working for yourself, you will find that the bulk of your time isn’t spent with clients. A lot of it is the ‘other stuff’ that comes with being an independent, self-employed professional. Marketing must be done in your own time, and taking phone calls, text messages back and forth to secure one booking which can be very time consuming, all this must be done in your time as well This can be an issue when working alone because you can’t answer the phone to take phone calls while you’re with a client. This can result in lost business. You will also be responsible for registering and subsequently paying your adverts.

Safety & Security

Agency:When working for an agency you are still technically self-employed, but the agency does have a number of obligations to you – some legal, some moral. A good agency will prioritise their escorts’ safety above all else. Most importantly they will screen clients to ensure that no ‘bad eggs’ make it through the cracks. Drunk on the phone? Blacklisted with other agencies for bad behaviour? Cagey and reluctant to confirm their identity? They’re going in the ‘No’ pile. A good agency will not only screen out these unsuitable and dangerous clients, but also act as a good safety net for the actual bookings. They know precisely where your bookings are, when, with whom, and how long for. This leaves a colossal paper trail and is the reason that badly behaved clients tend to avoid agency escorts.

The agency will sometimes also have their own locations which are used, which adds an extra layer of security.

Independent:When working independently, you must perform all of your own safety and security duties. This means that you must invest time screening your clients, and make sure that when you go to a booking that someone who isn’t you knows who you’re meeting, when, where, and for how long. Escorting is a lot safer than Hollywood would have you believe, but we’d be lying if we said that there wasn’t some element of risk. Make sure you have a system for screening out bad clients, that you can verify identities, and that – should one of these bad clients make it through – people know where you are. It’s time-intensive to set up and maintain, but could save you a lot of money, upset or worse down the line. You are also, of course, responsible for sourcing your own locations and paying for them too.

Payment and Fees

Agency:When you work for an agency who does most of the work for you, it’s not out of the goodness of their hearts. They take a fee from each of your bookings. If a client pays you £160 an agency will often take %30 a percentage of that fee which is stipulated in your contract with the agency. Some escorts don’t mind this knowing the effort in what goes on behind the scenes is far less stressful than doing it alone. others don’t like someone else’s hand in their pocket.

Independent:Working as an independent escort, as can be seen above, does involve a lot of extra work. However, when it comes time to get paid – it all pays off. If you get £160 for your booking then that is your £160 to spend how you like. Kind of. You will be responsible for paying all of your expenses such as adverts, sexual enhancers, and other generic business expenses so it will be important before you start to work it out and make sure whether you’d make more money as an agency escort or an independent escort.


The differences between the two options are stark, but there is no ‘correct’ one. Lots of people enjoy the total control of going the independent route – getting to carefully plot and plan each and every element of their profession. Others like just turning up to their bookings, getting paid, and repeating the process. There should never be a feeling of ‘I should be doing X’ or ‘Most people do Y, so I should too’. Do whatever suits you.

Apart from paying being legitimate and professional at all times. That’s pretty mandatory!

If you feel that possibly trying out being an agency escort, may suit you. Then please apply within HERE or call us on 02920 538774 our email address is 

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