I'm throwing all my support behind it because: We have a choice now about who to support - a SW run site? Or a client run site? But any ads you make you will have control over. Joyfinder - Pricing info unknown. Has free posting options Listed front page on google searches. Backpage is a huge resource for so many sex workers around the world, and even though there are many other platforms, since advertising is expensive, many workers only used one site - the most popular one.
I will make a new post dealing with this in a while, but for now, here's an interesting article on how this may affect all of us. Here's an article on what it is and how it affects Australian sex workers by Gala Vanting follow her on Twitter. Look up "escorts [your city]". It's the first place clients go to look for escorts. Their ads are just gone, and many haven't saved the text they put on there. I use it, and plenty of my friends who would fall into the "high class" niche use it - it is not class specific.
Lucky you for being privileged enough to never use it though, if that's you! But lots of people have lost what is effectively their only source of income overnight. Do what you can to help! Back up any websites you create, don't buy too far in advance, keep checking them to make sure they're still available. I have removed several directories from this list for being dodgy. Punter Planet it getting no more free traffic from me, especially since their owner decided to make it so that sex workers must pay to see their own reviews, unless they message him to beg for it.
This is a change that's coming in soon. Not sorry to hear you must be bleeding money, Andy. Do not contact me to ask that your site be added to the list, or get some marketing peon to do it. Thousands of Australian sex workers have felt the pinch because they used those websites to advertise their services, screen clients and communicate with others in the industry.
Eight missing workers in 26 hours. Sex workers are losing income and some have lost their lives already. Raven said before the sites shut down, she was seeing 10 clients every day on average. Last week, she said she saw approximately four clients a day.
My phone has been really quiet this week. Time for a call to action? Sex workers lives are at stake, this needs to be international news. Do whatever it takes.
International SWs head to your US embassy. Jessi was talking to me from her hospital bed where she was preparing for her second round of back surgery. She had just returned to work after her first spinal surgery when her main source of income, Backpage, went down for good. She said it accounted for 95 per cent of her client base. Even with sex work, there is no comparison. Gay and transsexual sex workers have also lost websites critical to their business, including gay dating hook-up sites where they are able to chat with their peers and exchange information on health and safety.
I have never worked overseas so I have no idea what other platforms there are there. Sex workers are resilient. Things have fallen apart really quickly..