NiteFlirt started doing awards recently for top earners. Gold = above 99th percentile, Silver = 96th-99th percentile, Bronze = 91st – 95th percentile. I was full-time on NiteFlirt for about 19.5 months, from July 15, 2010 through about the end of February 2012, and I earned all my awards during that time. Awards are based on semi-monthly periods, so two awards equals one month. Here are my awards. That means: I was in the top 9% for 15.5 months (79% of the time, during which I moved twice) I was in the top 4% for 11.5 months (58% of the time) I was in the top 1% for 4.5 months (23% of the time) The “Rising Star” award means that I was one of the [read more...]
I’ve been asked a lot of questions about being a Phone Sex Operator, so I thought I’d pull together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Enjoy! What does PSO stand for? Phone Sex Operator, which I’ve been since July 2010. Why did you become a Phone Sex Operator? I was a theater major (1988-1992), who became a self-taught learn-on-the-job programmer/data analyst/tech consultant/business analyst/IT manager (1995-2009), then I came down with a mysterious neurological vertigo that makes me feel drunk all the time and prevents me from managing geeks (2009-present). When I found a medicine that balanced my brain chemistry enough to allow me to talk on the phone, answer emails, and write blog entries now and then, I realized I had the skills to try being [read more...]
Because Candace has been nagging me to enlarge the font on my NiteFlirt phone sex listings, I decided to update my taglines and thumbnail pictures while I was at it. So now, all my taglines include the words “caring” and “genuine” and “playful”, specifically chosen for the holiday season, to attract people who are browsing NiteFlirt in search of a friendly connection during a time of the year that can be tough. Last December I had tons of fun and made lots of new friends on the phone. Because my availability will be somewhat more limited this year, I don’t expect to have quite the same influx of new voices to my menagerie, but I am looking forward to those one-last-call-before-I-travel calls, with their delicious [read more...]
The NiteFlirt site just went down, but as a friendly reminder: you can call me at 1-800-863-5478 ext 94-63-25. And I’m definitely in the mood for calls today – I feel like I’m at full energy, with a mind full of naughty ideas, and NO desire to keep working on other things, so please, interrupt me!
NiteFlirt has been having an issue lately: suddenly one person won’t be able to hear the other. It usually lasts about 20 seconds, then the system comes back on. If it happens when we’re talking, I’ll keep talking for about 10-15 seconds, probably repeating your name over and over in a dumb sing-song-ish voice, “Are you there, John? John? Ohhhhhh Joooooohhhhhnnnnn.” And then I’ll count to ten. If we can’t hear each other after that, I’ll hang up. I want you to call back. I want you to call back so much that I almost typed that in all caps, and I hate caps lock. I want to pick up where we left off. I promise I won’t hang up on you without saying goodbye, [read more...]
A caller asked me about the business side of things today, and I realized I’d never explained that on my blog. Today seems like as good a day as any while I’m contemplating whether or not to post pictures of my Halloween costumes from years past, which are various degrees of unflattering and/or silly, but none of them are “sexy”. On NiteFlirt, the formula is: $0.20 connection fee + 30% commission per minute. So at a rate of $0.99 / minute: $0.99 – charged to caller $0.20 – connection fee $0.24 – commission $0.55 – what comes to me, which is 55% of gross But at a rate of $1.49 / minute: $1.49 – charged to caller $0.20 – connection fee $0.39 – commission [read more...]
I’ve spent most of my off-phone time today trying… yet again… to figure out a better way to present and organize the packages of pictures (and videos and stories) I have for sale. They sold best when I was just starting out, and had just a few packages to offer – they had full descriptions of each package, right under the text of my listing. But there’s a 7,000 character limit for the listing, including HTML, so when I added picture sets, I shortened the descriptions. After an initial spike of people buying the new sets because they were new, sales leveled off to a slower trickle than with the original format. So I converted the majority of the text in my listing to pictures, [read more...]
In Streetcar Named Desire, a battered Blanche DuBois comments as she is being escorted to the looney bin, “I have always relied on the kindness of strangers.” The audience weeps for her, remembering her abuse at the hands of a non-stranger, and her illustrious history as a glamorous sex worker, and thinks, “Well, ain’t that the truth.” So now in my job as a phone sex operator (PSO), I also rely on the kindness of strangers. Someone who does not know me in real life needs to listen to my voice for 15 seconds, or read 7000 characters or less of HTML, and decide they are willing to pay to talk with me in order for me to succeed. The kindness of my phone partners [read more...]