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Update On NiteFlirt Goodie Bags

Goodie Bags have officially gone into Beta for all Flirts on the phone sex platform. I’m not going to provide a detailed tutorial (NF has provided a decent one of their own), but I will highlight some key things to note.

* Goodie Bags are like payment buttons (aka PTV or PPV messages), except that they are bundles of digital offerings (MP3s, photos, etc.), and they are offered in a more interesting visual format. Once files are uploaded to NF, Flirts can mix and match them to make various bundles or bags.

* While these are bundles of files, the files should not be in zip format because part of the gift of goodies is the convenience for customers to save the files in the “player” (rather than having to download them onto their own computers) and watch them while at NF.

* Goodie Bag files require tags, so that potential buyers can more readily find them while searching.

* All nude or sexually explicit images now must meet 2257 regulations. This is important. NF’s 2257 Compliance Wizard means everyone must acknowledging the 2257 requirement by making use of one of three categories:

1. Your content is not sexually explicit.

2. Your content is sexually explicit and you already have a public address where 2257 records for your content can be inspected.

3. Your content is sexually explicit and you do not have a public address where 2257 records for your content can be inspected.

If your content it not sexually explicit, you toggle that option and move along. If, however, your content is sexually explicit, you will need to provide the appropriate 2257 documentation in one of two ways. With option number two on the list above, you must including the address where the records are kept — and this address will be made public. Or you can use option three on the Compliance Wizard, and use NF’s free, integrated third-party record-keeping service, which requires you to digitally provide the correct documentation; then the NF address will be on display.

* Customers (callers) will not find a “Find Goodies” search until there are a number of items uploaded and properly tagged. NF expects this to take a few weeks. Meanwhile, callers can look for the “Goodies” tab on individual Flirt profiles and listings.

Today’s Phone Safety Sex Tip: Improper Use Of Photos & Files

We’ve discussed images and PSO safety before, purchased content or not, but some recent events have prompted me to mention them again.

Several times in the past few weeks, a specific issue been brought to my attention by several individual phone sex callers who have noted that the file name of the photo a phone sex operator provided was did not have the same name as the phone sex operator. This was noted both in promotional photos used in PSO profiles and listings as well as in photos they purchased from PSOs. This can happen “honestly” when a PSO uses her own photos and forgets to rename the files with her PSO character name, or when she purchases legal content and doesn’t properly rename the files with her PSO character name. It can also happen in a similar fashion when a PSO dishonestly, illegally, takes images from the web. And it can happen with other files, such as word documents, audio and video files etc. used in pay to view items. In all cases, however, such a little thing as a misnamed file can damage the veil of fantasy.

Not taking the time to properly name a file is a little thing, but it can do a lot of damage. Not only to callers’ fantasies, but in terms of your marketing too. Improperly named files present a marketing leak . An image with the wrong name may mean a caller might forget your real name and not be able to find you. Images associated with with the wrong name shared in forums etc., may prevent potential callers from finding you too. But the worst problem is that of your own safety. Folks can try to use the file name to find find out where the file came from and find the real you.

So take the time to review your file names and, if necessary, rename them and replace/re-upload them.

On a related note, I’ve just released my latest pay to view item to help phone sex operators regarding the dangers lurking in digital files. Flirts, you can purchase it on NiteFlirt here; MPS girls, get it here. It would be wise, and most efficient, to know this before you go about editing and/or renaming those photographs.

“Goody Bags” At NiteFlirt

NiteFlirt (NF) has just launched a beta version of “Goody Bags”, a better means to show-off pay-to-view items (also called pay-per-views or PPVs). Not unlike the old (and now defunct) My Flirt Store, the “Goody Bags” are like store pages in which all the pay-to-view items, such as photos, videos, MP3 recordings, erotic stories, etc. are displayed on individual flirt pages for callers/clients to see.

Since this is feature is in beta, only a limited number of flirts were selected for the program. That means not all phone sex operators at NiteFlirt have the option to use them; and some flirts in the program clearly have not tried the new feature as their pages show no items. But NF has stated that in the next few weeks the “Goody Bags” feature will open site wide, be searchable, and be included in the NF affiliate program. As this feature expands, I will expand information about it. For now, I just wanted to show you what it looks like and how to find them.

[Note: I’ve used screenshots from Kiwi Candy because she deserves a little extra exposure for running the free advertising site for flirts. You may click on the images for a larger screen-grab image.]

How do you know if a flirt has “Goody Bags”? Once at a flirt’s profile page, you will see a new “Goodies” tab. It will be between the “Profile” and “Live Phone Sex” tabs. If there’s no “Goodies” tab, the flirt is not involved in the beta program.

niteflirt new feature goodies tab

What will you see on the “Goodies” pages? Once you click the “Goodies” tab, you will see a page full of pay per view listings, complete with thumbnail image, title, and the familiar “Buy Now” button.

goodies goody bags at niteflirt

If you’d like to find out more about a specific item in the “Goody Bag”, click on the “Details” link for, well, more details about the item for sale.

open goody bag

Along with more detailed information being shown to you, there is a “thumbs up or thumbs down” rating system, with a counter and the ability to see/read reviews of this individual pay per view item. However, please note that at this time, some of the ratings there may not be fair as this rating system was also used by those in the beta program to draw attention to issues with the “Goody Bag” system itself.

Again, I will present more information about this new NF feature once it is out of beta.

MPS Store Changes

Over the weekend, one of my phone sex operators tried to add an item to her store at MyPhoneSite. The item for sale was her email address, for direct scheduling of appointments and the like. And it was upon creation of this store item that I discovered some changes at MPS.

First, the new store item did not go live on the site. Instead, it was marked “review” — which was news to me! — and only was visible from the operator side of things. Figuring I was, once again, just on the cutting edge of another policy change, I didn’t think much of this new step and just decided to wait it out. But then, just a few days later, I logged in to my MPS account and discovered that the newly created store item was not there at all. As there were no email notices sent during any part of the process, I was a bit concerned. Had the store item not passed review? (And if so, for what reason?) Or had it just become a casualty of site upgrades/changes? So I contacted MPS customer service to help me understand what was going on.

As always, MPS customer service gave me the information I needed.

The item I had tried to list in the store had not just disappeared; it had not met the new MPS store policy guidelines.

This means that we are no longer allowed to sell our email addresses to clients. Which is more than a bit disappointing, as email contact is often faster — both for those of us with multiple phone sex operator accounts and for callers who are using their mobile phones to quickly and privately schedule a call. (Not to mention, the purchasing of an email address quite often is the mark of a good phone sex client, for the purchase usually means they are serious about continuing to pay for your services and are not going to attempt to harass you for free email exchanges, etc.)

While this loss in efficiency (and client screening) is, like the recent loss of selling tangible items at MPS, admittedly painful, there is good news. Or at least good news is on the horizon.

As usual, MPS is continuing to work on issues like these. This includes trying to find or create other payment options while maintaining the requirements of merchant accounts (and so those of credit cards and payment processing companies) and the privacy of both the PSOs and the callers. While resolving these issues will take some time, it was clear from this conversation with Gary (as with those in the past), that great things will continue to come at MPS. More details to come as I am allowed to share them.