Claudia Cadine: Blog

Escort Blog. GFE PSE. Claudia Cadine: Mistress, high class escort. Thin fitness fetish. Role Play. London. Asia-Pacific. Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, Bangkok, Jakarta.

Travel Photos

It has taken me an embarrassingly long time, but I have finally got around to uploading my travel photos. 

I would like to narrate each of them when I have the time, but for now, they are available here. 

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great wall china
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escort kiev
escort london
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London booking update and changes to dinner date appointments

As some of you may be aware, I am now based outside of London. The time and cost associated with travel to London is considerate, as a result, I have increased my rates and minimum booking duration in London conservatively.  

 

My new rate structure is as follows:

£1200 for 3 hours (minimum appointment in London)

£1500 for 6 hours (must include time outside of the hotel, suitable for a dinner date)

£2500 for an overnight 

 

I am pleased to offer small discounts for those who book online and are happy to prepay, this would allow clients to pay my former rates. As I am no longer based in London, I am unable to offer incalls. I suggest use of the site www.dayuse.com, where upscale hotels can be rented for 3-12 hours for a reasonable cost; alternatively, I am able to book this. Please add £50 (or £100 for longer bookings).

Those seeking shorter appointments, I am in London a few days a month. My next dates are 20th - 22nd of January. A deposit is mandatory, please contact me for a booking. The rate is £400 per hour, £800 for 2 hours. 3 hour and 6 hour appointments have no travel fee for these dates, please contact me for further information. 

 

I apologise in advance for the inconvenience to those who were interested in booking me. I have not had a rate increase in many years, I do think it is justified and it is simply administrative to cover my travel costs. My relocation was for health reasons. My dinner dates were priced too generously in retrospect, they are still priced according to the time split.

C

 

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Online booking: Reflections

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I recognise I am in a unique position that allows me “privilege” to operate my business transparently. In general, I don’t feel the weight of stigma. I find clients very cooperative and agreeable.   I have always lived my life with transparency. It’s something I personally hold with great value, an essential trait for anyone I allow in my life. I often tell people their experiences of stigma are often second-hand at best: it is not possible to truly experience stigma when you do not identify as a sex worker. Identifying as a sex worker involves social and public identify; identity outside of your inner circle (of acceptance and comfort).  

Many people value my opinions, although they may not necessarily wholly agree with them. I ask that people understand they are a result of working full face and experiencing stigma to “full extent”. Examples and statements made are not intended to be offensive. They are generalisations. They do not apply to all providers, they are my own personal opinions from observing the policies of others, my feelings as a general consumer and the feedback I have received from clients after implementing my booking system.

These are my observations of online booking systems and deposit receptiveness.  


 

1: Everybody profiles others. There are internalised equations to trust.  

Being full-face and identifying as a sex worker is a considerable factor associated with deposit receptiveness. Sex work is a business, all businesses have a “trust factor”. Businesses without professional presentation (ie. contactable telephone numbers, well-presented websites) do not instill the average client with trust to pay a deposit. New providers increasingly rely on directories as their primary source of advertising and income rather than investing in websites. Not only is this poor business practice, it makes a business appear unprofessional and reduces the “trust factor”.  

High-Class marketing preaches for an allure of mystery, exclusivity and seeming unavailable; it claims that will yield high-net clients and increase demand and value. Elements of this theory are true, but bread and butter clients should be a realistic primary focus for most providers.   

Considering the nature of our business and the repercussions for clients if their significant others were to find out about their choice to visit an escort, it is understandable many are concerned with their personal information being handled carelessly. Most providers are professionally conducted business women, types that are discrete and have organised data handling systems.  The industry is coined Punting for a reason, however, and more than a few bad eggs exist.  

Operating with transparency will always benefit your business. I provide all clients with receipts for deposits. Providing a receipt is a legal requirement of doing business, being a sex worker and my safety being at risk does not change the law. I receive their billing information as per their credit card provider, the exchange of information is fair. I have had no problems.  

Blurring your face, having no number listed, vague information about your incall location or touring location, no website, and a no review policy is a personal choice (you have every right to make these choices) - please understand the deposit you are asking for is a large amount of money. Ripping someone off won’t buy you a house, but if the shoe was on the other foot and a faceless, nameless service person with no listed business information and/or ability to get your money back if they failed to follow through on their promises) you would send the money to them in good faith? I didn't think so...



2: Always be clear, try to be fair

Deposits are an area of uncertainty, confusion, and suspicion for many - it is essential providers explain the policies attached to deposits. I consider myself to be a fair and reasonable person. I always ask myself, how is the sex industry different to any other? Why should I apply different rules apply to me?

I am very clear about what will happen to the deposit if they want to move their appointment or cancel entirely. The information is provided several times throughout my website, the exact terms and conditions applicable to their booking are listed on my online form through multiple stages.  

Clients are able to cancel without penalty, with reasonably short notice. The calculation is reflective of the time it takes to get ready and the space needed for scheduled appointments. My terms are generous, only one client has ever requested their deposit back. I don’t know why

I assume it’s because I only ask for 10-20% and I am a very fair business person? If you are respectful, you receive respect in return.  

I have read deposit policies that are non-refundable, requesting 20-50% of the appointment cost.  My clients are very busy people - much busier than me -  implementing online booking was to help us both. Restrictive cancellation policies seem opportunistic. The nature of my business is discretion and flexibility; clients are married and have dependents. I do not have significant other, I am not hiding behaviours and spending from another person, I have not been blessed with a family. When I consider these factors, it would be unfair to impose strict cancellation policies and large deposits. “Out” or blurred, we all know hard it can be to manage a life with excuses and sneaking around. No one likes losing money! People have families to support are particularly sensitive to these losses. Quite often, no one else has requested the same appointment time, a change of mind does not affect your schedule, it’s merely an administrative inconvenience - a part of doing business. I allow changes on prepaid non-refundable bookings. I ask for sufficient notice, the truth is, I will always try to accommodate someone than risk losing them as a future client.  

 

3: There is less of a sting handing over money to people who seem grateful receiving it  

Educating clients on the role of deposits and their importance is crucial. A negative attitude that accompanies statements such as “my time is valuable”, “only time wasters refuse to pay deposits” and other passive-aggressive rhetoric is not winning you any favours or attracting customers.  

I offer confirmed booking with deposits or standby appointments that will be confirmed closer to the date. I have tried to reiterate the importance and benefits of them, but my soapbox ends there.  

It can be very easy to paint a misinformed picture of someone and their character from social media. Tweets and write-ups I have seen about deposits seem grandiose, self-entitled and aggressive. Calling someone awful names as they are not comfortable paying one, is not going to convert them into a paying customer (or deposit payer!). It is more likely they are going to think what an aggressive, entitled brat; next!

We all are guilty of occasionally snapping at idiots or having a few too many wasted words with time wasters. A person does not understand or is not comfortable with your policy is not a bigot. They have not done or said anything offensive. They are not going to pay one to you - or anyone else in the future - if treated with disdain. All the interaction does, is makes them an angrier person, someone that holds more angst toward sex workers.  

It pays to be professional, courteous and patient. Simply reiterate your policy, ask them if they have any concerns or questions (and check if it’s just a matter of them requiring flexibility) and try to convince them to reconsider. You work in customer service, always assume a person knows nothing and requires educating from the base level up. Dictating and educating are not the same thing.  

 

4; Understand your client  

There are an influx of ladies touring internationally.Understand, deposits are unlikely to be paid in some countries. Digital currency is often the most common method of payment, websites such as Paypal sometimes do not work. Due to the behaviour of local workers in some destinations, asking for a deposit may arouse negative suspicions. These rules apply for overseas visitors traveling to your country.  

 

4: Provide incentive  

Deposits and prepayment are something that works best with incentive. I provide small discounts for full prepayment, around 40% of my clients of those using the online booking system opt for non-refundable prepayment in exchange for a discount of 10-20%.  

When it’s not possible to provide incentive, often incentive can be provided by penalising those who choose options providing less financial commitment or payment.  

Considering a rate rise? Raise your rates even higher than you were thinking, but keep them the rate existing older rate for those choosing to pay in full or pay deposits.  

Technology changes many industries. The general consumer-trend is people will part with money upfront if the transaction is more convenient than the regular method, and even more so if there is a discount offered for the method they choose. There are clients who don’t like carrying around cash or have anxiety about losing it. If payment upfront interests you, seriously consider small discounts for prepayment - there isn’t an industry it has failed in. People are often receptive to the 5-10% discount for direct debit payment for their utilities.


 

Conclusion

It’s difficult to give exact numbers. I do not use the system in China. I do not ask clients I have seen before for deposits. I am not interested in having one up on people or appearing to be busier than I am. There are weeks I am too busy to be free, or by chance, I only received bookings where cash was paid on the day.

I currently receive around 1-5 online bookings a week. It may seem unimpressive, but it’s simply an option. I do not enforce the policy, it is optional. 5-20 people in a month using the system in its initial stages is a fantastic response. Of course, I hope more continue to use it. I can confidently say it has been successful.

I would encourage girls to continue to ask for deposits (and I am very happy to tell you about the online booking system I use, if you would like information), but I would also encourage them to be mindful and reflective about how trustworthy they come across on paper and steps they could take to encourage people to pay for them.  

I have not had anyone tell me my request was unreasonable. I have had some men tell me they are unable to, they are married. I tried to change their mind, I hope to turn those inquiries into paying customers one day.  







 

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A new policy, explained

Welcome back to my (updated) website! Thank you for visiting. 

You may notice the new online booking system and policy for deposits. Initially, it may seem confusing. I've written my first blog to introduce the subject.

I have created a policy to help allow me to manage my time more effectively and reward clients that deserve praise for their behaviour. A deposit-policy is not something that I wanted to enforce. Unfortunately, it was necessary. The new system is fair for everyone.

 

An introduction to booking types, their payments and benefits: 

  • Clients wishing to book without any form of pre-payment can do so by call, text or email. They have the flexibility to cancel their appointments with the understanding their appointment is tentative as it is still bookable online by others. There are no changes to the information I require,  no increase in rates. If you are unhappy with others being able to book and pay for the time, the appointment can be secured with a refundable deposit. It does not mean I'm flaky or there is a high likelihood I will cancel, it simply means someone else has the option to book your time if they request it (you will not receive a cancellation notice until I receive payment from the person). If my system is horrible/I am the worst woman in the world/etc - in theory - few people will choose to book online. The risk of your appointment being kept directly relates on how many people use the online system (and of course, factors such as if you've requested an appointment during busy periods or quiet periods of the day/week) 

  • Those happy to pay deposits will have secured appointments. You can cancel your appointment online and receive a refund.  My refund-policy is conservative: the deposit amount is low and the cancellation window is generous, generally on the same day.  My online system allows you to view and request a preferred appointment time. Enter the requested details in the form and I will email you an invoice with instructions for payment and a credit card link. The time has already been held before you receive my email with payment instructions. Real-time availability saves deposit payers time as it allows them to confirm my availability without a need to contact me. Clients can book a time already requested by non-deposit clients. The change opens up calendar availability to genuine people who might miss out on their preferred or available appointment time otherwise. A deposit gives clients the option for free access to my Snapchat from the time of the deposit is received (access would be removed if you cancel and request a refund, it is for clients only), they also receive my personal number/Whatsapp for heightened discretion and easier communication.

  • Clients can take advantage of exclusive-prepayment rates. My online system allows you to view and request a preferred appointment time. Enter the requested details in the form and I will email you an invoice with instructions for payment and a credit card link. The time has already been held before you receive my email with payment instructions. Real-time availability saves deposit payers time as it allows them to confirm my availability without a need to contact me. Clients can book a time previously booked by non-deposit clients. The change opens up calendar availability to genuine people who might miss out on their preferred or available appointment time otherwise. Prepayment allows clients the option for free access to my Snapchat from the time of the deposit is received. Nothing is more genuine than full-prepayment. I have more time for “personal” contact with prepayers, as I know - for sure - these gentlemen are my clients. Prepayment comes with personal number/Whatsapp for heightened discretion and easier communication.

 

Why should I/I’m not like those guys/Your business is to be flexible!

There will always be people unhappy with my decision. Some clients will ask why they should make an appointment with me if I refuse to guarantee their time and will give their appointment to someone else? Your appointment can be guaranteed - you simply pay a refundable deposit to do it.  I researched deposits extensively before the switch. I would love to be able to give legitimate clients more attention and focus, but the attention gets diluted amongst timewasters. The only alternative would be to enforce deposits on to all clients.

I have created a policy to help allow me to manage my time more effectively and rewards clients for good behaviour. This is not a system that penalises clients, it's focussed on discounts for prepayment and creating more time for communication for those that pay deposit and prepayments; it helps to create those intimate relationships that we both seek.

 


Unhelpful and unhealthy criticisms

Our industry has an unusually high rate of cancellations, schedule changes, no shows and time wasters. The administration side of the business includes website maintenance, social media, and updates to advertisements in-between emails and calls. The online system creates less administrative work at my end, but it also reduces the time a client spends waiting for my reply. Some people may wish to call before booking online. A service might need clarification. You might need to change your appointment time. A more streamlined process allows me to respond to genuine inquiries and clients effectively. 

Some clients have previously criticised providers that have introduced business efficiency tools into business. They have claimed their approach was clinical, it removed the “personal” factor, they utilised our services as they needed flexibility and discretion, or they did not feel as though they were able to trust a sex-worker; as if their business was somehow different from any other.

People that hold these criticisms fail to recognise that a text to cancel is hardly personal. Sending a text last minute - when a provider is most likely busy preparing for your arrival - is plain rude. The suggestion we should not be trusted with your deposit is not really a basis for emotional intimacy or connection. It says that you think that our occupation choice makes us inherently untrustworthy, it’s an attack on our character. Taking offence that we want to run our business in a better way is clinical and dehumanising; it feels controlling and belittling. It undermines our intelligence and objectifies us as little but two-dimensional fantasies that need to pertain to your needs and ego. If you fancy that, we can temporarily exist as such. However, there are a lot more people’s needs and ego’s at play here, including our own.

 

Additional benefits

Why leave an online data trail with sms, calls and emails if I’m not available to meet?  Texting causes problems, deposits and regular credit card activity doesn't. My legal name isn't Claudia Cadine, my business name has no association to that handle. Deposit payers and those who prepay are given my personal number. The number is not linked to any ads and would be safe to be found on your phone records if someone was investigating them. I am only able to share my personal number with legitimate and confirmed clients. 

I hope my first blog post cleared up a few questions and concerns a few of you may have with deposits. 

x

Claudia 

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