Phone Sex Service Platforms For The Work From Home Independent PSO

One of the easiest ways to become an independent work at home phone sex operator is to use a platform company — a company that provides the technological backbone in terms of verifying adult callers, performing the billing, connecting the calls, and disbursing fees to the PSO. These service platform companies are like eBay or PayPal; they offer the transaction technology for a slice of the action.

The average slice they take is roughly 30%.

Some will be aghast at such a large cut in each transaction, but with phone sex platforms you have the following benefits:

* No start up costs.

* A web presence along with a telephone number.

* Built-in customer base and expected growth due to their marketing efforts.

* The platform’s established presence and reputation translates to greater client trust in entering their billing information.

* A network of other PSOs for support.

* Work your own hours, whenever you want, from wherever you choose

The two main phone sex service platforms are Nite Flirt and Talk Sugar (closed in 2013). Primarily, they both do the same thing, but there are a few differences:

* Nite Flirt is a US company and Talk Sugar is Canadian, which in this economy and the current state of the US dollar, likely means more to Canadian PSOs than it once did.

* Nite Flirt is the more established company; however, since it sold off Keen (the non-adult version of the site which was purchased by AT&T) there’s been new ownership — and the required transition from the proprietary technology beneath it hasn’t gone as smoothly as anyone would like. However, the new company is responsive to PSO issues via their forum and I can attest to the reliability of payments etc.

* Nite Flirt was the only platform with the option for direct deposit of funds into your bank account (electronic payments via Automated Clearing House or ACH), as well as paper checks mailed to you. However, Talk Sugar has just began direct deposit and wire options. Now the real difference is that Talk Sugar’s minimum is $50; Nite Flirt’s is $10.

* Perhaps the biggest difference between the phone sex platforms is the fact that Talk Sugar limits the number of characters you can have. When you’re just starting out, one is likely as much as you can handle, but, whether you have plans to expand now or not, you should know the imitations going in.

Like eBay and PayPal, both Talk Sugar and Nite Flirt have terms of service (TOS) which are nonnegotiable. You don’t always have to agree with them or follow their reason’s why, but you do have to follow them.

If/when you try to test them, you will be “kicked off” the service and you have very little recourse to return or even receive any outstanding funds owed to you. It is primarily the folks who test the system and get caught who create “I hate” sites about these phone sex platforms or otherwise devote a great deal of time badmouthing them on the web (and, presumably, elsewhere). I won’t go so far as to say no one has ever been booted from either site for “unfair” or ambiguous reasons; but like eBay and PayPal — who both have their loud detractors, the majority of us manage to follow the rules and get along just fine.

If you have any questions or concerns about the policies and rules, both sites have forums for their PSOs. Use them.

And remember, if you were completely independent, you’d have to follow the TOS of your merchant account or billing service and any other service you used or contracted with. Rules are, in fact, everywhere.

Over all, phone sex service platforms are the easiest way to be an independent phone sex operator.

UPDATE: 9/20/2011  I review the latest phone sex platform for independent PSOs, MyPhoneSite

UPDATE: 11/19/2012  I Interview Kurt Vogner, president of the new Verified Call platform.

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