Q & A – Social Media

Many girls in Australia have twitter, why don’t the Atlantic girls?

In the past ladies have had Twitter but in the current group of ladies on our site, nobody wants it

Using social media for escorting is essentially unpaid labour. So why would an escort do it if she doesn’t want or need it?

There is a growing trend for managers/agencies etc to create accounts for ladies and pretend to be the escort.  We would never do that.

Bec or myself will never pretend to be anyone other than ourselves when you make contact with us

Can I have the escort’s direct phone number, email or add her on Facebook?

No – If a lady wanted you to contact her directly then she would not be working with an agency but would be a private escort

One of the main reasons many ladies choose to work with us is for for privacy and discretion reasons. We provide privacy and discretion for ladies as well as the clients that book with the agency

One reason why a lady might prefer not to be on instagram :)

Ladies complain that some gents pester them for their private information; and it often ruins what would otherwise have been a great meeting

For those of you who wish to contact a lady directly Australia is teeming with private escorts who are happy to chit chat, SMS & tweet with you

I have found one of your ladies on her private Instagram account so I will contact her to see her without going through the agency. This will be cheaper & better for me :)

Contacting a lady via her personal account can be risky; for starters you look like a bit of stalker lol and the reaction you get may be less than favourable

Most girls don’t like their escort life and personal life to collide and you are crossing a line by contacting her in a way she has not requested

It may not be cheaper & sometimes you will find the rates to be higher due to the lady having to handle her own arrangements.  Generally we have found that ladies have a set price whether you see them through Atlantic or another way

It also should be mentioned that if you do book a lady directly, any problems that may arise are nothing to do with Agency Atlantic.  You cannot expect our help, write a review that links to Agency Atlantic  nor receive any compensation for that problems that may have arisen

The lady will have your personal information – email, phone etc and what she may do with that information is out of our control

With us your discretion is 100% guaranteed

And it’s not like it is that hard to head on over to the gallery, then call us to get unfettered access with one of our fabulous ladies

Sarah manages the Twitter and Instagram accounts for Agency Atlantic International

Q and A – Escort rates, Extras and Discounts

Why are all the ladies rates different?

An escort sets her rate based on personal factors

We do discuss rates openly with an escort, but ultimately rates are the ladies choice. If she wants $1000 an hour we list her at $1000 an hour. We do not have any control over what the lady chooses to do with her time, body, or at what rate

Bear in mind that the rate isn’t only for the lady’s time – there are many costs incurred with being an escort

If a lady is offering hotel incalls then the cost of the hotel is included in the rate or if she has her own incall then its including rent, drinks, bathroom products, washing & cleaning). As everyone knows, Sydney rent is crippling

A lady may rent a room by the hour; the cost of this will be upwards of $100 per hour

And let’s not talk about how much things like getting your hair done, the cost of makeup & lingerie sets (take a lady to Agent Provocateur & you will see how far $1000 goes…)

The ladies rate includes our booking fee but any extra’s are 100% payment to the lady

Why do some ladies have extra’s & some don’t?

Extra’s are also the ladies choice – whether she decides to include a service or wants extra is entirely up to her and the cost is entirely up to her also

How an escort arrives at her rates or her extra’s is her business and if you don’t wish to pay the rate or pay for an extra then you are best to look for someone else

Are rates negotiable?

No – Trying to negotiate rates is considered very bad manners

We do not have the authority to lower a ladies rate – If an escort wanted to be paid for less than she would set her rates as less…

Do not try to negotiate with a lady when you meet her either as this will backfire! Trying to push for a free extra, negotiate a lesser rate or ask a lady to see you without the agency knowing is the way to get yourself blacklisted

We occasionally offer special & discounted rates but that is taken from the agency fee & not the escorts fee – We do not offer discounts outside of those that promotions,  we are a business & cannot stay in business without funds to pay our running costs

Our specials are listed on our website under Special Packages

Q & A – Travel Escorts

Do the ladies travel interstate or overseas?

Yes of course, all the girls love to travel

For meetings outside of the ladies home city we require 30% deposit and travel costs paid upfront

Travel costs are flight, taxi to and from the airport and any other expenses incurred while travelling

If you cancel the meeting within 48hrs 30% deposit will be held for you in credit for a future booking

If the meeting is cancelled within 24hrs then the ladies 2hr fee will be taken from the deposit

Travel costs are not credited or able to be refunded

For a lady to travel Interstate to meet you, the meeting will need to be a minimum of an overnight – depending on the distance travelled it may be a minimum of 24hrs.  You must provide economy flights if the flight is less than 3hrs and business class if it is more than 3hrs.

For a lady to travel overseas to see you the booking needs to be 48hrs or longer & requires business class travel.

The hours of the meeting start when the lady meets you & ends when she is dropped at the airport.

If your requirements are for shorter meetings than listed above please get in touch anyways and we can always ask the lady and see what she says.

Whenever a lady is travelling to meet you we will require a copy of your ID, hotels details etc.

Q & A – Can I pay with my credit card?

We are often asked why we don’t Accept Credit Cards

In a nutshell we do not accept credit cards as we don’t wish to take the risk of non-payment.

Credit card fraud is the biggest problem with accepting cards. If a transaction is flagged as being fraudulent, the transaction is cancelled

If a transaction is cancelled that means nobody gets paid & why would anyone want to work for free?

Many moons ago we did accept credit cards. One charming gent with a skimmed credit card & fake ID had a lovely party…. The transaction was cancelled & as the ladies had all done their job; we didn’t think it was fair for them not to be paid, so we paid the ladies. This cost the agency a LOT of money and this is not a situation we ever wish to happen again

If an individual lady wishes to take credit cards she is welcome to.  Ladies are independent contractors so we don’t dictate how they take payments.  But nobody has ever asked if they can use their own card facility

We do accept bank transfers with a minimum of 5 days notice, we also accept foreign currencies with prior arrangement

We do not accept Paypal.  Paypal doesn’t allow adult transactions & it’s been mentioned on many forums that Paypal simply freeze your funds & make it near impossible to get them back if a transaction is for adult services

Agency Atlantic is a low fee agency; Low fees to ladies means that those savings are passed on to you.  We couldn’t afford to stay in business if we regularly had to pay out for fraudulent credit card transactions, our margins simply aren’t high enough to absorb this cost

Q & A – Working with Agency Atlantic Australia

Why do girls work with an agency?

Every lady is different and has her own reasons for being with an agency. A lady makes a choice to join us and can leave whenever she wishes; ladies stay because it suits their personal needs.

Being an independent can be very costly and life consuming. Some ladies prefer their personal life not to be interrupted by their escort life. We handle all the arrangements & they accept appointments for the times that suit them.

Not everyone wishes to promote themselves on social media, do admin or pay out all the costs associated with running as an independent on their own behalf such as advertising.

Why would a lady choose Agency Atlantic over another agency?

We like to think we are a bit different.  Agency Atlantic was created by a sexworker for sexworkers and our admin staff are all former sexworkers so we know what an escort’s job is and all the stresses it involves

Our aim is not to enforce rules but to work together as a team with a common goal – To be happy and financially secure.

We kinda have some rules I guess ‘be respectful to others’, ‘do your best’, ‘ask questions if you are unsure of something’, ‘take time off if you aren’t feeling it’, ‘talk openly if you have problems – a problem shared is a problem halved’, ‘please fill out your weekly schedule by Monday morning’ all the cliches lol

Atlantic is a known reputable brand due to the great ladies we have represented over the years and also the reliability, service and tenacity of our admin team.

Each lady has her own individual brand within the Atlantic brand. Ladies approve their photos and all web content before it is posted online.

We work with ladies respectfully and would never push a lady into doing things she doesn’t wish to do and all meetings/times are approved by the escort prior to being confirmed with a gent.

We offering mentoring and a supportive work environment.  Many former Atlantic ladies have gone on to become very successful independent escorts.

Why do girls have to pay money to the agency?  They do all the work?

The lady does the time with the client, yes – but a lot of work and expense occurs before we book that 1hr incall!

Our phone lines are open a minimum 86 hrs a week and we provide an array of services to the ladies and then there are running costs…

An Escort Agency is not a charity.

An escort agency is a business and like any business has running costs – Staffing, advertising, website, photos, taxes and accounting fees to mention a few.

If the lady wasn’t paying our fee then she would be paying those costs herself. An advertisement on 1 website in Australia may cost upwards of $200/month, and many ladies advertise on more than 1 site. A photo shoot is in excess of $1000 (photos, location, outfits – it all adds up).

I am a escort & considering joining Agency Atlantic; what should I expect to be included in the agency’s fee?

That’s not a simple answer; every lady gets something different out of working with Atlantic.

It all depends on what your individual needs are. The basics are that we pay for your photos and advertising and handle all your booking arrangements. We are on hand a minimum of 12 hrs a day and offer support to you with whatever you need.

All the atlantic admin staff have personal escort experience as well as management experience.  The agency manager Sarah has over 17 years industry experience both in Australia and Internationally and has a lot of experience as a mentor. If you would like assistance with branding, persona or PR in general, Sarah and her team have experience that sets Atlantic apart from other agencies and that is part of the reason we have been around for so many years.

I am a part-time escort with a career & have been working 2 shifts a week at a Brothel. I want to start to Escort but I can’t decide if I should join Atlantic or be a private or maybe a private with a PA?

At the moment in Sydney many of the ladies that contact us to interview are private escorts saying they are not earning enough to achieve that common goal – to be happy and financially secure. So from this we assume that being a private can be a difficult road especially when you start escorting.

Working as an escort is quite different to working in a brothel, so learning from a mentor with 17 years experience (Sarah) can be invaluable and of course a number of the ladies working with Atlantic have also made the change.

It very time consuming and also costly to start an escort brand and it may take a while before you see any significant earnings. It can be a costly and difficult investment, particularly if you are just starting out as an independent escort.

Being a private with a PA is similar to being with an agency but you don’t have the agency reputation behind you. It can often take a lot longer to get established as a private than it does working with a reputable agency. We also suggest you make enquiries about the fees charged as sometimes, there can also be hidden costs that add up quickly.

We find many clients actually prefer the safety of booking with the agency and are quite loyal to us.

Some ladies do say they enjoy working as part of a team in what can often be a lonely and isolating industry – but working with an agency does not need to be a lifetime career commitment. Again, ladies have their own personal reasons for working with an agency and may continue to pursue their goals as an independent if they so choose.

A former Atlantic escort is now 100% private with a PA. She spent 2 and a half years working very closely with Sarah on both her brand at Atlantic and establishing her private brand.