Phone Sex Trolling

If you’re not working for a dispatch phone sex company, and sometimes even if you are, your phone sex job may involve what’s called “trolling.”

Trolling, so named for the supposed similarities to fishing, is supposed to be the delicate art of baiting the hook and luring potential callers in chat rooms, message boards, etc. to call phone sex lines. The theory behind trolling is that each trolling phone sex operator is part of a team, continually promoting the phone sex company’s services, creating more calls — and money — for everyone. (Or, in the case of independent phone sex workers, trolling is part of self-promotion.)

However, in the Internet age, phone sex trolling is too often more akin to being a troll; you know this if you’ve ever been in a chat room, or a forum with private messaging options, and received a, “Hey, honey, wanna tell me how you’d do me in the ass? Call me!” message.

Phone sex trolling is more than a (lost) promotional art — for many it’s a completely misunderstood notion.

Since it takes a great salesperson to go from cold call to closing the sale, and most phone sex companies are neither looking for nor training such a sales force, most trolling is now applied as a numbers game; harass enough people, and percentages dictate that sooner or later you’ll hit some of the right folks. Just like email spam for erectile dysfunction medications. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence that trolling is now performed as email spamming. And that’s why you, a happily married heterosexual female, is receiving as many requests for phone and webcam sex as you are offers for Viagra.

I’ve never stooped to spamming or such poor trolling antics. While it should be noted that these days I only perform phone sex (professionally, anyway) on a very part-time basis, and so it might follow that those looking for full-time income ought to be more willing to “troll anything,” I disagree on the simple grounds that low quality or poor promotions lead to poor results.

As an independent sex worker and PSO I’ve relied on other sorts of marketing efforts which bring a targeted market of clients to me. I find these tactics (to be detailed later) are not only more effective in terms clientele and calls, but a better use of my time — which is to say that, all in all, my promotional alternatives to poor trolling are more cost effective and generate more income for myself.

I do, however, perform and recommend some promotional phone sex trolling activities to increase finding new clients and to remain on the minds of regular callers.  My phone sex persona(s) do have profiles at various sites and social networks, ready and waiting for those who are searching for phone sex opportunities. And I do spend some time logged in to chat software so that I can remain available for private contact with my phone sex clients and field referrals. (This not only includes chat programs such as Yahoo! and Google’s G-Talk, but the private chat options on many social network sites too.)


Here are some of my trolling tips for chat rooms, forums, message boards, communities, etc..

Joining

Do know where PSOs are welcome; don’t make a profile at sites where such profiles are unwelcome.

* Adult profiles are not welcome at many sites (but adult variations on these communities spring-up every week, if not daily, so look for those).

* Many adult sites do not allow professionals to create profiles.

* Facebook and other social sites only allow profiles of real people — and you certainly aren’t going to use your real name in your phone sex work, are you? Even if you want to gamble on a fake name, you do so at your own risk as you are breaking terms of service (TOS).

The bottom line: whatever sites, networks, forums, or communities you’re thinking of joining as a PSO, read the terms of service carefully. Not only is it aggravating to have your profile pulled (a waste of your work and a huge marketing blunder, leaving clients unable to reach you or thinking you’ve closed-up shop), but there might there be legal repercussions as well. (And don’t kid yourself; website owners can track you by your ISP, email account, etc.)

Participating

Every chat room, forum, etc. is a community and as such it will have its own set of rules for behavior or etiquette. Usually these are clearly posted in the TOS or in a “sticky post” in the forum, etc. so be sure to read those before posting — and take some time to lurk and witness how folks behave on the site. But here are a few basic actions which I find not only acceptable but effective in terms of finding callers:

* While waiting for phone calls, enter a chat room or sign in to a chat program. Most chatting software lists who is in, or available, for chat; sit back and wait for those looking for sex to see your name, click to read your profile, and, if interested, to contact you. (Yes, more than a few spammy PSOs, pharmaceutical reps, etc. will hit you up too; use those delete and block buttons as desired.)  Many message boards and forums operate the same way; so sign in and wait.

* If you want to boost attention to your profile, participate in the community. Be a resource, answering questions; be a greeter, welcoming people as they enter the room; participate in conversations in a friendly, if flirty, way. But do not jump into a conversation you know nothing about (unless you’re asking an honest question), try to change the topic, or otherwise derail a conversation. You may not get banned, but you won’t make any friends either.

* Unless the site/forum/chat is verifying legal adult status (which usually requires a paid membership), there will be minors about. Beware, and be explicit at your own risk.

Yes, trolling is work. But then who said phone sex wasn’t work?

The up side of all this work is that trolling phone sex jobs generally pay more; usually a larger percentage of the per minute rate.

It must be noted that phone sex jobs which require trolling may make the PSOs responsible for getting customer billing and verification information; this is something those applying for a phone sex job should ask about.

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