The Independent Escort Industry, Adultwork & why we created Fuber
I am one of the co-founders of Fuber and I have been a Service Seeker/Punter/Client/Adultwork user (we seem to have many labels), of Independent Escorts in London for a number of years from my thirties through to my early forties. This is a summary of my experience over the years which led us to create Fuber.
The Past, The Internet
It’s been a changing landscape and whilst I’ve never used the calling cards posted around Central London telephone boxes; they were definitely more prolific in my early punting years than they are now (blame it on the mobile!).
Gone are the days of escorts in phone boxes and browsing the back of newspapers. The Internet changed everything and was only a good thing for independent escorts/those in the adult work Industry. It gave Independent Escorts the ability to self-promote, making it easier to work for themselves on their own terms rather than for someone else.
I have personally always preferred independent escorts over the use of escort agencies. It just feels less contrived and more natural. A bit more boy meets girl…
The issue with seeing independent escorts from the client side has always been the time taken to search for independent escorts; then to verify them by checking their reviews (back then on a separate site). After this, the search effort was further compounded by trying to match your availability to that of your chosen lady through a series of emails or phone calls and in some cases having to verify that you are sane and not an axe murderer. The amount of times I have been asked my age over the phone in disbelief I have forgotten, but apparently, I have a young voice! I would rather have a young face, but hey ho! This was always the issue for independent escorts and clients alike and one of the reasons some prefer to opt for escort agencies as it saves both parties the admin.
The Present, Adultwork
Then along came Adultwork (www.adultwork.co.uk)…
Now Adultwork seem to be like marmite in the industry from both a Client and Independent Escorts point of view. But say what you like about Adultwork, one thing for sure is they ‘game changed’ the face of the industry for both independent escorts and clients alike.
For the first time, Independent Escorts could create a dynamic profile and update it without the need for a web developer. Clients could search for independent escorts by location, aesthetics, likes etc and see their feedback in one place. Adultwork was also the first to create a marketplace where independent escorts could make money from webcam, selling their used panties amongst other things and from their content. This is further empowered escorts to be responsible for and maximise their own earning potential. It also created a safer more efficient market as independent escorts could see clients feedback thus weeding out timewasters and bad clients.
I have personally used Adultwork many many times and had a lot of fun with some lovely ladies. Adultwork has by far been the best site to date for independent escorts and clients. My critiques as a client-side user would be;
• Adultwork has many fake profiles (a problem for all escort sites to be fair);
• Adultwork can be hard to navigate, especially on mobile. I have had this feedback from several escorts too;
• One day an escort is on Adultwork and the next she is gone (wasting my time);
• It can take a long time to arrange a meeting; even when escorts show as ‘available today’.
Fuber, The Future
The team here at Fuber have created something that addresses these issues. Fuber has a number of unique features that connect people faster and safer.
We have been asked numerous times if we are looking to replace Adultwork or how will we compete with Adultwork? In short, we are not looking to replace Adultwork. They are a great marketplace and provide many channels such as webcam, selling of private goods, phone chat etc.
Fuber will focus on making Connections between the best Independent Escorts and genuine clients. We have galleries and private galleries as these facilitate a meeting, but we do not offer lots of bolt on services. We hope that by keeping our site simple and focused we can help you connect with clients and independent escorts quicker and easier.
For the ultimate review of Adultwork & Fuber check out our blog.
See you in the Spring at Fuber; where professionals play.