The economics of phone sex – how the business works

There is a myth that phone sex is easy money and that anyone can get rich doing it.

I’m writing this post to dispel rumors and give new phone sex operators (PSOs) a clearer picture of the industry and also to educate callers on their options.  To share what happens to each dollar spent on phone sex.  I genuinely love the phone sex industry and everything I share here is intended to deepen your enjoyment of my favorite pastime whether you are a caller or a PSO.

Phone sex is a fun business!  But it IS a business.  With expenses and financial concerns like any other business.

getyourkinkonI have wanted to write this blog for a long time, but I was spurred to do it now because a recent caller told me he imagined I make six figures and that I earn far more per hour than he does.  Ha!  lol  I am still laughing at that.

This industry can reward a woman well if she has certain gifts and abilities, but it is not likely to make a PSO rich.  Here are some of the details…

There are three main business models in this industry.  Many PSO’s work one model or another, some work combinations of these options.  All of these options have their benefits.

Dispatch phone sex agencies

Agencies advertise and develop loyal callers based on fetish niches or price points.  The better ones heavily screen applicants and offer their PSOs training and other support.  They have centralized billing and offer callers a more consistent experience when calling a range of PSOs.  They offer PSOs a more reliable stream of calls and income.  Dispatch agencies typically pay the PSO about 25% to 35% of what a customer pays per minute, sometimes more.

Bad dispatch companies provide little support for their PSOs, offer inconsistent experiences for their callers, and pay their operators as little as 10% of what the caller is spending on his call.  Do your research when choosing a dispatch company!  The good ones are great and the bad ones are hideous.

To keep caller experiences consistent and to protect themselves from PSOs with bad judgement, dispatch agencies usually have lots of rules.  Not always, but usually.

Phone sex platforms

phonesexfunPlatforms like NiteFlirt and AdultPhonePal allow more independent-minded women to set up shop and work their own hours and set their own rates.  There is no screening process and no training provided, so callers can expect inconsistent experiences when calling different PSOs.  But there is a centralized phone system and billing set-up, so women do not have to obtain toll free numbers or process payments at all and guys can set up billing once and then use their funds for multiple calls with multiple providers.  PSOs can expect some organic traffic on most platforms but should also plan to blog or advertise or use social media to build an audience as well.  Rates on platforms vary wildly as women set their own prices.  The platform usually keeps 35% to 40% of that and the PSO gets 60% to 65%.

Phone sex platforms tend to have fewer rules than dispatch agencies, but they still have a list of forbidden topics.

Direct dial independent phone sex operators

Direct dial PSO’s are fully independent phone sex professionals.  They create their own businesses from scratch, obtaining their own phone lines, payment processors, marketing channels, etc. etc.  They can charge what they like and depending on their processing costs and marketing costs and other overhead, they likely keep 70% to 80% of what the caller spends on a call.  The advantage for PSOs of going this route is total autonomy and fewer rules and a closer relationship with your callers.  The advantage for callers would be no annoying interruptions while the platform reauthorizes your card, no restrictions other than respecting the limits set by your PSO, and knowing that you are supporting a true entrepreneur.  Plus, there is always a slight risk with platforms and dispatch companies that something will happen and your operator may leave that setting.  There are generally contracts that would prevent her from contacting you (even to say goodbye!) if she leaves.  With direct dial calling, the relationship is more personal and there is no company between you.

The business in general

spoilyourgoddessA good phone sex operator can hope to be on the phone about 30% to 40% of the time she is logged in for calls.  A great operator can hope 50% to 60% of her logged in time spent on calls.  So whatever she earns per hour while on a call needs to be stretched out to cover the hours when she is waiting for a call.  And those hours are not spent eating bon bons and watching tv!  Today, virtually all PSOs must spend time blogging, tweeting, texting, creating advertising, keeping up her bookkeeping, studying her fetish niches, and emailing (and emailing and emailing).  This career path is a ton of work!!  Long hours spent with callers that are often narcissistic and sometimes really emotionally damaged.  Some callers are abusive.  Many confuse fantasy and reality.  And most have little regard for what their PSO is experiencing.  Then there are the wankers that want your time but will not call!  Ack!

To be a PSO today, you must be tough, smart, efficient and filthy!  Plus, everyone and their sister is trying phone sex because of this rotten economy, so you need to bring something special to the table.  All that being said, if you have what it takes, being a phone sex operator is a total fucking blast!  :)  lol  I love my “work”.

In conclusion

There is a cost of doing business for any industry and I never resent the percentage of my income that goes to a platform or processor.  Callers and PSOs alike should accept that these necessary costs provide many invaluable benefits like essential anonymity and easy ways for us to find each other and simple credit card processing.  I shared the above information to help you make educated choices about where to work and how to spend your phone bone dollars on fun filthy entertainment with fabulous talented women.  If you have any questions or concerns, please share them in the comments area below and I will reply promptly.

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FemDom phone sex Mistress extraordinaire,

Mistress June

PS:  I’m on NiteFlirt and AdultPhonePal, but I also recently went fully independent with my own toll free number and the ability to process credit card payments directly!  Wahoo!  :)  lol  I only offer my direct line to my best regular callers, though.  If you are one of my proven callers and you want info on my new direct line, please email me for more info.

PPS:  When you enjoy your call, tip your operator.  It means a lot to them.

If you are over 18, you may call me any time at 1 (888) 557-0355.

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Mistress June from EliteDomme.comI am Mistress June and I am a great fan of phone sex.  I have a curious mind and I am not shy, so I often find myself asking questions of interesting people in the phone sex community.  Callers and other operators routinely ask me, “Where did you learn that?  That is fascinating!”  So after repeating enough anecdotes enough times, it occurred to me that we all need a site where phone sex news and related stories are compiled for all to see.  And here we are.

This is not a vanity project and I am not a know-it-all.  I am just curious and saw a need for this kind of outlet.  I want you all to participate in any way you like.  Want to be interviewed?  Great!  Want to guest-write a column?  Fabulous!  Have an idea for a topic?  Something you have always wondered about but did not know how or where to learn about it?  Tell me!  I enjoy learning and I will find the answer.

Fun phone sex is good for you.Recently, I had the good fortune to bump into a fellow from NiteFlirt who shall now be known as Marketing John.  MJ and I got to chatting and realized we had some common interests.  So a variation of this column will post to the NiteFlirt blog each Wednesday, too!  I will sneak extra newsy tidbits in there, so be sure to check out that version, too.  I am excited to be able to share news here and with the broader audience of NiteFlirt.  Yay!  Thanks, MJ.

To reward Marketing John for his friendly open attitude, I decided to turn the spotlight on him right off!  So Column #2 from PhoneSexLove will be an interview with the new marketing guy at NiteFlirt.  The fellow you are likely to interacting with on Twitter and NiteFlirt when you play with NiteFlirt online.  Stop by tomorrow afternoon for that column and an accompanying podcast.

Thank you for visiting.  I look forward to getting to know you!  Please say hi in the comments below.

Mistress June

If you are over 18, you may call me any time at 1 (888) 557-0355.