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Australia Cracker

www.australiacracker.com.au
Credits $1 each
Standard 5 credits
Ad boost 20 credits
When you sign up you receive 100 free credits. Ads will stay published for 14 days

Workers report negative experiences with this site, particularly the owner.
Website described as “dodgy”.
In small, rural & regional towns, however, seems successful & positive.

Available Angels

availableangels.com.au
1 month$55
3 month $160 (save $5)
6 month $310 (save $20)
12 month $600 (save $60)

Multiple workers report not receiving a single booking during three-month advertising periods. Reportedly low traction & difficult to use.
Website’s owner is reportedly open to feedback & sex-worker friendly.

Crocker

crockor.com.au/adult-services
Standard free
Auto republish $2
Premium $5

Workers experiencing financial hardship can contact this site to discuss free tokens.
Reportedly works well in rural & regional areas.

Workers report a good Ugly Mug database, though many comments are racist.

Success is reportedly mixed, the site itself has high traction & workers do receive enquiries.

www.buysearchsell.com.au (formerly Finda.com.au)
This is the one that Courier Mail and Bulletin advertisers are forced to also advertise on. One days print/newspaper ad starts at $68.75 and gets you a month online too.

Price varies depending on where you advertise. It appears you can also do a per day or 5 day package, though prices for online alone are unclear.

Standard ad $55
Premium $120
Premium Plus $215
Reload $20 

Workers report that the site is quite negative towards sex workers.

However there are workers finding clients through this site.

Locanto

locanto.com.au

Free ads in some regional cities, not free for Brisbane ads.

Non-free ads $14.95 / 1 week
Top ad $7.95
Premium $3.95 per listing for 1 week
$47.40 per listing for 3 months
Sections for BDSM & Fetish, no section for men

 

 

Workers warn to only use debit cards not credit cards to pay for advertising as they have an alleged history of overcharging.

Mixed success; some workers report frequent bookings whilst others report a high percentage of timewasters.

Locanto is reportedly the advertising space where trans workers can successfully get work. However, clients search for trans workers using language & terms that reinforce fetishisation, often including slurs. In order to get work, trans workers are forced to participate in using language that reduces their humanity and puts their safety at risk.

Locanto does not require clients to provide an email or phone number. This has been taken advantage of & violated by a client who was a police officer Ugly Mug. After this happened, the worker was unable to warn other workers as there was no information about him collected by Locanto. This is something workers must be aware of.

Massage Republic

massagerepublic.com 

For female, trans and male workers. (Slowly picking up an audience, worth joining). Based in Europe, prices are in Euros which means if you are paying by direct debit some banks will charge you an international fee also. 

VIP (top priority in the search results and city main pages. Unlimited enquires) From € 29/month

Featured (Appear ahead of Basic and Free Profiles. Unlimited enquires) From €19/month

Basic (Unlimited enquires and priority over free members in the search results) €7/month

Free (Appear after paid listings in the search results and if you receive over a certain amount of enquiries during a 30 day period, your profile will be limited until the end of the period.

 

Naughties World
www.naughties.world 

New website and free advertising

 

Real Babes
https://www.realbabes.com.au

Get 28 free credits when you sign up.

Advertise for 1 credit per day (average credit price is $1).

Credits can be purchased in packages. For more on this, see: https://www.realbabes.com.au/pricing

 

 

 

This site also scrapes ads from other locations.

There are a few Queensland based trans workers on this site but no feedback about success.

Some workers report low/no enquiries.

Slixa

https://www.slixa.com

All genders & sexualities, trans workers very welcome

Free to sign up for a profile (ie your page). You are asked to log in every couple of weeks to prove you are active.

Basic ad is also free currently. Your first 60 credits are free.

They are seeking signups in Queensland, there aren’t enough sign ups yet for Qld city sections. When you sign up you can follow this link to “request a location”.

After launch the advertisers will be required to pay at some time in the future.

Photos are checked for suitability before your profile becomes live, for example no genitals (ie labia, arsehole area). Bush is allowed and nipples are fine. No sex toys or simulated sex acts. No double photos (only single people in pics). They are going for “tasteful” (ie no snap chat pics). Photos have to be of the actual person. No underage play innuendo (no school girl uniforms for example).

 

Tryst

https://tryst.link/users/sign_up

One month free trial of Standard expires, you will be on Basic Free (Basic without ranking boost) until we feel there’s enough traffic in your location to justify charging. You are still welcome to upgrade for improved placement and additional features. (information from https://tryst.link/memberships)

 

Workers report increasing enquiries recently.

One owner is a sex worker.

Mayfair Confidential 

www.mayfairconfidential.com.au

90 day free trial offer and free basic subscription advertising for all regional based workers. Advertising available for Male & Trans workers

Basic $10/week
Premium $25/week

 

 

 

Workers report low traffic and/or no bookings.

Close Secret

www.closesecret.com 

 

This site does have genuine advertisers

Sex Work Oz Promotions

sexworkozpromotions.com

 

 

 

Workers report positive relationships with the site, especially on Twitter; they will re-tweet and promote workers when tagged.

Useful for backlinking websites.

TS4rent

ts4rent.eu

 

 

 

This is a site for trans women workers.

There are genuine advertisers from Queensland on this site, but we don’t have any feedback at this time. 

Massage Guys

www.massageguys.com.au

5 tokens for 14 days 

1 Token = $1 

Silver 1.75 tokens/day
Gold 2.5 tokens/day
Platinum 3 tokens/day

When you sign up you receive 2 free tokens. 

 

 

 

 

We didn’t receive any feedback about this site. 

Rent Boy Australia 

www.rentboyaustralia.com

$60/year for basic package, premium and add-ons for higher price. Run by former sex workers.

 

 

 

We didn’t receive any feedback about this site. 

Rent Men

www.rentmen.com

 

 

 

 

If touring overseas this site is worth it. 

Grindr

www.grindr.com

 

 

 

Sex workers are not “allowed” to advertise on Grindr so it is important to use specific language so as not to get picked up & banned by bots. 

Scruff

www.scruff.com

 

 

 

We didn’t receive any feedback about this site. 

Sensations Down Under

twitter.com/sensationsdown1

 

 

 

Not yet launched, coming soon. 

Fetlife

fetlife.com

 

 

 

 

You can find clients discreetly on here.

Good for BDSM.

Switter

https://switter.at

Run by sex workers. 

More info on their twitter feed at: https://twitter.com/swittersocial?lang=en

 

 

 

 

This was a good networking site when Twitter appeared to be deleting most sex worker accounts. 

Workers report Switter not currently accepting new sign ups. 

Skip the Games

https://skipthegames.com

Free, for Cis-women workers.

Ad stays up a long time. Simple and easy layout.

Medium success in Australia – it seems clients like the site.

They had a bot-attack recently and are verifying all new advertisers via email.

Scarlet Blue

scarletblue.com.au

Standard $66 monthly

City premium $132 (Allows touring information)

Multi Five City $396 (5 city advertising)

Multi Seven City $495 (7 city advertising)
(prices at https://scarletblue.com.au/escort-advertising)

This site used to be run impeccably but its services to advertisers has created many problems since it was sold to Eros (not the Australian Eros). However, it is still reported as a successful platform on which to get work.

Previously sex workers who advertised on SB had & shared the mobile contact number of the sex worker that ran it – providing a direct line of response – it is now run by an international company that has no connection to (or care for) the people using the platform.

Some workers no longer feel comfortable since new ownership, however report a high amount of bookings from previous advertisements with the site.

Workers report concerns with how their private information is potentially shared by the new site owners. 

Earlier in 2020 workers were having trouble with their new invoice system, because it didn’t have ABN information, which means if you are doing a BAS statement, or tax lodgement, you cannot claim for Scarlet Blue any longer. When the company changed hands some workers received invoices for advertising they had not taken out. The emails were also addressed to incorrect names, indicating a database breach/problem at the company.

Other feedback includes members paying for touring packages, had their tours removed and couldn’t add them back, and members information like race/ethnicity has been changed and can’t be changed back.

A few ways the new company has been problematic: 

– reduction of payment options (with no notice)

– no response to admin support requests 

– complaints met with an aggressive responses

– adverts not going up when set up & no response from admin support for days 

– change to advertising parameters (what you get for the money you pay).

Be informed about the above problems. Clients are still visiting this site.

Shemale Darlings

www.shemaledarlings.com

This site is down at the moment. Hopefully this will only be temporary.

A few workers on this site, no feedback about if they are getting work.

Escortify

escortify.com.au

Regular $11.99/week or $39.99/month

VIP $10.99/3 days or $23.99/week or $89.99/month

Reportedly this site is doing well in New Zealand.

Pay Gal

www.paygal.com.au

Free for the first month if signed up – need to provide full name, email & mobile number.

Doesn’t have good feedback; cold contacting workers on social media enticing them to advertise & don’t seem to have much traction.

Private Girls

www.privategirls.com.au

Need to register as an escort with the site before being able to see advertising prices – information collected is working name, working phone number & working email.

Reportedly donate money to “rescue” organisations & don’t have good customer service.

Adposta

www.adposta.com.au

Free advertising for trans, males, females, BDSM & fetish, hand relief & body rubs, and webcam porn.

No feedback from sex workers at this stage

Naughty Ads

www.naughtyads.com.au

For females, males, trans, BDSM, strippers, body rubs, and live cams.

First trial month $1

Basic Plan $26.95/mth

Premium Plan $89.95/mth

It has been reported that Naughty Ads has shown support towards sex workers and their advertising needs. No feedback for success of getting clients, yet.

Sex Sells Australia

http://Sexsells.com.au

New website, free advertising

 

No feedback from sex workers about this site yet

Extra feedback about using social media wisely

 

Twitter can be a helpful advertising platform for workers who identify as female & provide BDSM services. Explicit sex work profiles can be taken down by Twitter, it appears random when this happens. So spending a lot of time on Twitter should be balanced with the knowledge that your account can be taken down or shadow banned without a chance for repeal.

Scraping refers to advertising sites copying & stealing workers’ ads from other sites. This can be extremely dangerous if your personal information, including your photo & phone number is included in the ad & the scraping site changes your ad to list illegal services, this can lead to you being charged. It is extremely important to check for scraping – you can do this by reverse searching your photos and/or your phone number, or by using TinEye.

Trans workers are often discriminated against by sites marketing themselves as ethical. This is done in several ways, namely only featuring cis women on the front page, along with not including gender-diverse sections on their sites to allow for transparency of advertising. Workers report that Tryst and Scarlet Blue now have trans sections, however it should be noted that Scarlet Blue is not currently recommended after being sold to new owners. Trans workers report that advertising on these sites has not proved useful.

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