#prosTIPS The pros and cons of tek : how to make it work for you
I believe that EVERYTHING has a pro and con side to it, I am also a fantastic problem solver and subscribe to the mantra “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.” At my business SVIPS, I constantly run into clients who are not tech-savvy or are downright afraid of it. Some of my favorite clients have never owned a cell phone, paid for an internet connection, owned a laptop, or even sent an email. As someone who has been involved with technology and the internet since the 90s, that is absolutely mind-boggling to me, but at the same time, I am low key jealous of their ability to live an unplugged life.
Different, but better because…
Change is never easy, it takes patience and a true desire for the end result. Taking the time to set up a new technology has many end benefits but the process can be scary, frustrating, and can trigger the “fuck-it” clause in the human psyche. As someone who has always been inspired by finding a better way of doing things, it is easy for me to work through learning curves and invest the time to set up a new piece of technology to improve my life or business.
WHAT ARE THE PROS OF TEK
- Saves time
- Improves efficiency
- Better communication
- Access more information
- Manage our assets better
SOME WILL STILL GO KICKING & SCREEMING
During the pandemic, I embarked on a huge undertaking to automate some of the menial tasks of my job. It took me the better part of 2 years, to research, implement and test the use of new technology that will now allow our clients to book services in real-time. Of course, for some of our clients, it was the list of technology cons that had them yearning for the good old days of picking up a Monday Magazine and using a payphone to call a sex worker.
BUT FOR GOOD REASONS
- Privacy concerns
- Financial crimes
- Can be Intimidating
- Creates a social divide
HAVE YOUR CAKE, DON'T LEAVE CUMBS ON YOUR FACE
These past few weeks I have been taking a lot of extra time with each of our VIP clients, informing them about our new PRIORITY BOOKING service and helping them take their first steps into a whole new world of PROS & TEK. Below I will share some pro tips for how to have your cake and eat it too, or shall we say have your cake and not leave crumbs on your face 😉
The need for privacy differs, but you should consider…
If you are someone who is seeking the services of a professional companion, you probably have a higher need for discretion. This is due to stigmatization, puritan ethics, and the fact that even though sex work is legal in Canada for the providers, it is not viewed the same as other work. No other legal profession has the same restrictions of making their clients criminals – but that my friend is a whole different blog post. If you are someone who wants to beef up your privacy online, protect your assets, and lessen some of the intimations of accessing new opportunities created by technology, these are our top 3 pro tips.
GET AN ALTER EGO
Believe it or not, I wasn’t born ms.Harvi Wallbanger, how I picked that name is again, a blog post for another day. If the task of coming up with a name is too much for you to think about, due to a lack of blood in your brain, we really like this website
PRO TIP : ONCE YOU HAVE A NAME – CREATE A CLIENT ACCOUNT @ CAF REVIEWS
Whether you write reviews or not we will tell you next week how it will benefit your life and why it’s a #prosDOIT
NOW GO SET UP A BURNER EMAIL @ PROTONMAIL.COM
Oh, Harvi – another email to manage? That sounds like a pain in the ass. You know what else is a pain in the ass – divorce, losing your job, having to explain to your mother why you pay for sex… IMHO those things are all so much more difficult than setting up a secure, encrypted email account – but hey – I’m only leading you to the water, you will have to drink for yourself.
PROS TIP: SET UP A BURNER PHONE NUMBER THROUGH THE TEXT NOW APP (VOIP) FOR FREE, OR $15 A MONTH TO SECURE YOUR OWN NUMBER. THERE ARE ALSO OPTIONS TO GET A REAL CELL PHONE NOT ATTACHED TO YOUR NAME BY PURCHASING A PAY-AS-YOU-GO CELL PHONE AND THEN BUYING YOUR WIFI MINUTES IN CASH AT MOST CONVENIENCE STORES.
ALWAYS PAY IN CASH – BUT WHEN YOU CAN’T
PREPAID CREDIT CARDS – This might seem like a pain in the butt, but really how often do you hit the grocery store? Regularly? That’s cool – most major grocery stores, Walmart, Costco, etc offer these prepaid cards. Pick one up next time you are there, so you can take advantage of the next opportunity or need that arises.
Need more? SVIPS is here to help
If you are a person considering seeing a sex worker for the first time there are lots of articles and videos we have planned for you, but in the meantime, you can always send an email to our friends at SVIPS.