Karina Espinosa
Ashley Madison

hi - i'm new to BC


New member
Apr 19, 2005
hi there,

Just curious of the advantages working for an agency to being independent??? What are the benefits and disadvantages?

What are the average rates like working for an agency in BC (Van, Vic)- and how much % would i get for my time? (opposed to working for myself). Is it true you need to be registered with rcmp to work as an escort in BC? What else is needed to protect yourself?
What is the preference these days??

Any info helpful...thank you!!! :)


Well-known member
Feb 16, 2004
Newbie Guide

Perhaps a guide is needed for the ladies looking to enter the business.


New member
Jun 14, 2004

It's all about your preference. Some girls prefer to make less money working at an agency because their appointments are made for them, their clients "screened" (maybe??) and drivers and whatnot. I woudln't know too much about agencies, but I'm a firm believer in being an independent.

I like making my own schedule, I love being able to screen my own clients, make my own rules, and keep 100% for me. But like I said, it's your preference. YOu should call a few of the local agencies that are advertising they are hiring (in the Province, the Sun, the Buy&Sell) and find out their information from them.

As for a licensed permit. It is available, but it can't always save your butt legally. AND a lot of girls work without them.

Just a little info for ya, I hope this helps.. and PLEASE someone correct me if I'm wrong about anything, I'm still a newbie too! ;)


Jul 27, 2004
watching from the sidelines
As Bobbi already stated it is all about preferance.
In an agency everything is provided for you eg. room, sheets, drivers, phone people to book appt for you. It is good if you don't want to do it yourself, if you haven't worked before it is a reasonable idea. The downside is, that they make your rate- you enforce it. If you are a fairly independent kinda person then being an independent is the best way, you make your own rate, hours, and choose your own place. Downside is you have to handle all of your own calls, appt's, clean your apartment, and design your own advertising. Sounds like a lot to do, but really if you are creative and you want to do well, then it can be a lot of fun!! I am not quite sure what the rates are in Vancouver (Bobbi can say), but here in Vic. my hourly is $200, but I think some here charge $160 (?). If you need any other information you can pm me, I have worked for an agency before as well as am now working on my own and loving every minute of it!!!