I saw a thread on SW Twitter the other day talking about how part of the success in sex work came from luck, and as I was reading the thread all I could think was how much of a slap in the face and how that type of general blanket statement can set new sexworker’s up mentally for failure.
Firstly success when it comes to anything in life is not about luck…success comes from consistency. For example 2 1/2 years ago after the fosta/sesta laws were put in place I decided to start engaging in online sex work and making content. If I would’ve went into content creating actually believing that my success it’s about me getting lucky being in the “right place right time” would’ve completely set me up for failure mentally. There was a lot of ups and downs in the beginning getting adjusted to a new aspect of sex work that I never engaged in before, But I am here to tell you as someone who came into sex work as an escort and successfully branded myself within content creating… that was all due to hardwork, strategy, and CONSISTENCY nothing else‼️
I think it’s very unrealistic and ignorant to tell people that a part of success comes from luck when in reality the road to success looks different for some people based on many different factors like race, class, and gender. I can say with complete confidence that I am a successful sex worker when it comes to online work and in real life work and that success did not come without hard work, strategy, and consistency.
Don’t believe the hype