Yes. Managing and promoting the site costs us quite a bit of time & money, so we have to charge for ads. The site doesn't allow any advertising outside of the body rub providers because we want the focus to be on the service providers and the clients looking for them.
The ad fees are very competitive and easy to understand. Your ad is published instantly upon payment. You only have to create a listing once unless you're an agency posting for multiple providers or you want multiple ads.
You can add additional promotion time to your ad by logging in and purchasing more add-ons.
We import ads that have been published elsewhere as a service to potential clients. This allows them a sleek interface to view or contact body rub service providers and post reviews.
If you'd like your ad removed, there is a simple form you can fill out at the bottom of your city's ad page.
You can also claim the ad and start promoting it on RubRatings to reach our users.
- In the menu above, visit the city you'd like to post in under Cities.
- On your city site there will be a big pink button at the top that says 'Post Ad'.
- Follow the steps from there.
You can use a verification service. At least use a 2 call system where you don't provide the address until it's time for the appointment.
Many don't bother with this, but it's highly recommended. Clients know the difference between someone who has studied massage technique and someone who hasn't. The reviews & return visits reflect that as well. We'll be posting techniques and best practices to help you get started in the near future.
That would be best, but many providers just use a soft surface like a bed.
The average price range for a 30 min session is $80-$120 and $120-$160 for 60 min. Charging more than that will make you more per session, but you'll earn less overall. It's an important factor to keep in mind. Your main competitor will always be asian massage parlors (AMPs) who charge ~$60 for one hour
If you join a service they handle a lot of the issues like payment collection, verification, safety, scheduling, etc. But they take a cut obviously. It's really up to the person, some like both. You can always try out working for an agency first and then set off on your own.
Once you create a user on your city's site, there will be a support button where you can contact the admin staff.
Reviews are meant to be objective overviews of the body rub or massage session and don't contain any private information about you or the session. All reviews are approved by our admin staff before publishing, and any lewd, abusive, sexual/expletive language is deleted.
Fake reviews are an issue that every review site faces (Amazon, Yelp, etc). All reviews are approved by admin staff, and we tried to eliminate any review that is obviously fake, abusive, or inflammatory. Fortunately, the real reviews over time expose the fake ones. It's recommended that you encourage your clients to post positive reviews so you can improve your reputation and greatly increase your traffic and earnings. Potential clients love to see good reviews.