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UPDATE AS OF 7/26 BECAUSE I DO NOT TAKE TO THREATS KINDLY... FROM THE VERY FIRST MOMENT WE HELPED HER ITS BEEN ISSUE AFTER ISSUE AND MY REPUTATION AND THE HELP I GIVE THE COMMUNITY IS SOLID SO JUST KNOW ANYTHING YOU SEE WRITTEN ABOUT ME IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS IS FROM SOMEONE WHO I REACHED OUT TO HELP WHO WONT BE SATISFIED NO MATTER WHAT IS DONE FOR THE. PAYING A PERSON DOESN'T ALLOW YOU TO SPEAK TO THEM ANY KIND OF WAY. ..SORRY. SEE EMAIL SENT DIRECTLY TO HER.
You definitely were not mistreated.
And I am sure that the site was not done badly.
I cannot stop you from saying what you like. But I know we did what we were supposed to.
I know also that I offered to help you and reached out and gave you a 400.00 level site for 200.00 as you yourself have stated.
I also know that I have always done great customer service and been very professional with everyone else.
I also save all emails and I am sure anyone would be able to see that I was not rude to you and that you were quite rude with me on more than one occasion.
The work we did on your site from the very beginning was above and beyond what anyone else would have provided for 200.00 and I stand by that.
Paying for something does not mean that you get to then be combative and somewhat disrespectful to the person you paid.
Have a good day.
Again I was polite in even how I asked you to speak with me. I was far far from rude and once again you came back attacking and being combative. You can speak your mind but do not want me to speak mine. That' s not correct.
Look ladies and gentlemen,
I am GOOD people. I think everyone who's dealt with me, who understands professionalism knows that.I have been an escort 17 years and a web designer since 2006. I assure you I know what I am doing.. especially from the web designer angle. So many ladies have visions that simply will not translate well for your readers. As a good web designer I am going to be honest, sometimes brutally honest.I am not trying to be rude, or hard to deal with. However if I take someones money for a job, I want to do it the BEST WAY.
Your websites should be easy for your clients to read and navigate first and foremost. So many ladies get so caught up in wanting lots of girly writing and other things that they forget just because they can read it does NOT mean that your clients can read it. Your vision is your vision. Any web design journals you read or web design experts you research will tell you to stay away from fancy , cursive fonts etc. I am not making those kind of things up. As a designer I stay well read on what I am doing. If you pay me to do something then you need to trust me.
Also it is up to you to provide me with links etc that go to your site unless its one or two like your P411 OR something.You cannot assume that I have access to every board you are on OR that I have the time to go look up all your links. I assist for large group of ladies, phones and email everyday except weekends. I also handle SEO and other websites
daily. Its a bit selfish to expect me to look up all your links for your site. You should expect to provide any links you want added to your web designer for your site. You should not expect your web designer to go and dig them all up.
One or two I can understand , although if I ask you for them be courteous enough to provide me with them. Do not act like your time is more important than mine.
I am very easy to work for , so long as you understand I AM PROFESSIONAL and I am going to be honest, and I am going to tell you when something wont work. I am also going to expect you to supply me with items I need to complete your project.
It's getting to a point where the level of disregard for my time and requirements is becoming offensive and I don't want to become jaded and lose my love of helping the community.
Just remember.. I know what I am doing....
I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE VERBAL OR EMOTIONAL OF CHARACTER ABUSE FROM CLIENTS SIMPLY FOR BEING PROFESSIONAL OR HONEST. MONEY IS GREAT BUT IT DOESN'T RULE MY CHARACTER.
Taken by Storm
** as I have stated before I will , I repeat I will walk away from a project if a client I am working for becomes too stressful for me to continue to work for. My mental health comes before everything. I will finish a project and walk away from all future work. If you are a lady who has paid hosting I will continue hosting you for a year as I am not a thief and I honor anything I am paid to do. But I won't be talked down to or accused of things that are not true**
Hello all my Taken by Storm Customers and Prospective Customers.
It has been a while since I blogged. I am sorry. Life has been hectic since
Fosta and Sesta as I am sure you are well aware of for yourselves.
I want to once again remind you of the importance of strong SEO.
As we watch ad sites become less and less effective as a method of being found online
your website ( as I said LONG before this happened) will become your ad.
SEO ( search engine optimization) is how people find us.
As most of you know I myself am an escort and this week along I have
seen a huge increase in the amount of men who have finally decided to hit
Google and Bing in search of companionship. My search engine referrals to my
own personal escort site are way up.
In other news...
So many of you have reached out to me just to have someone to vent to, to talk
to about everything that is going on. Many have turned to vanilla real life jobs to
make ends meet as many of us including myself have seen way fewer numbers of
actual escort clients.
I am fortunate in that I work for an agency in California that employs about 11 ladies.
I do web work for them, SEO for them and am the booking and appointment setter assistant
to the owner. So I have survived this and am so grateful that my reputation and strong
business ethic has paid off for me. Good things do happen if you hang in there!
I want all of you to be encouraged and to continue to work on ways to reinvent yourselves.
We all know that "the oldest profession on Earth" is not ever going anywhere. It is all about
finding new ways to market and being open to new concepts.
If you need help with #marketing , #branding, #screeningassistant, a new #website or
#mentorship feel free to contact me , or hire me.
IF YOU NEED MONTHLY SEO UPKEEP , HIRE ME!
Please read through this site for options and pricing.
Have a great weekend.
FIRST I ASK THAT ALL OF YOU RAISE YOUR VOICES, AND TAKE THE TIME TO TRY TO STOP THESE TWO PROPOSED
LAWS. THESE LAWS THAT ARE CLOAKED AS BEING PROTECTIVE AND LIFE SAVING , ARE ACTUALLY THE OPPOSITE.THEY ARE DEATH SENTENCES. BUT THE PRIVILEGED,RICH POLITICIANS AND CELEBS ARE TO LOST TO UNDERSTAND THAT. OPPOSE AND CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND REPS!
This is a Co-Ed blog entry.
I am going to start with tidbits (due to upcoming,insane,laws)
with the info for the men.
Men, I know you all have gotten comfortable with the current way of doing things. But that is
quickly changing. While I hope the current proposed anti-trafficking laws do not come to affect
us willing, consenting adults, it is likely that they may.
Under the proposal anyone, site owner etc who allows facilitation of trafficking can be imprisoned for up to 10 yrs. So many of the sites you all love like Backpage, Craigslist, Twitter, and who knows maybe even Google search itself may have to eliminate your ability to find your adult companions, escorts.. who I know so many
of you enjoy.
While Eros, Slixa, RS-AVS (rs2k), and other sites seem to be ok for now...
I encourage men to get used to the following ideas.
Begin using a VPN to search the net for companions,
Good paid VPN Nord
Good free VPN found through opera browser
ALSO DOWNLOAD TOR its a great browswer for going underground.
You may need to begin searching the dark net, and overseas escort sites to find us.
Get used to using DUCKDUCKGO instead of Google search.
You are going to have to get used to finding alternate methods of finding us on the net , and we are going to have to find different ways to provide you the info.
I am taking my own advice, I am practicing what I preach as I give you this advice
Get a passport and prepare to travel IF you can prepare to travel.
If you cannot afford to travel, offer FLY ME TO YOU arrangements and let the men cover the costs.
Do your research, while we can still find adult sites in Google search, look up, make notes and save info for all the good top results INTERNATIONAL Escort ad sites.
Get your profiles started on those sites.
In your profiles on those sites include your website and if you are a US based girl be sure your site states where you are so that the guys stateside who are forced to look on the International sites can still find you and book you.
If you do not have a site already, I do encourage getting one or creating one yourself. Just for it to become your ad ,in the event they remove most of our ad sites.
When you get a site its time now to host it offshore. BE CAREFUL, DO YOUR RESEARCH, do NOT just go with just any overseas company. Many are not legit.
Godaddy has European and Asian Servers available and Underhost.com is overseas and great.
We may have to become more covert when the time comes and make our sites seem like NOTHING but companionship sites.. for our state site searches. I personally at some point may create myself a "Little miss innocent" site just for US and then once the clueless guys contact me "reel em in like fish" Similar to what many of us already do on regular dating sites... to get
TEACH YOUR CLIENTS WHERE TO FIND YOU AND THE REST OF US, ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THE STEPS I MENTIONED ABOVE TO STILL BE ABLE TO FIND US.
ladies you also need to GET Nord VPN, or use Opera Browser free VPN AND download TOR
get familiar yourself with DUCKDUCKGO for searches.
BE INFORMED WHEN PAYING FOR AD SITES, ask them how they plan to handle and deal with the proposed new laws , BEFORE you sign up and pay.
Be prepared for the worst , so in the end you can still do your best.
After dealing with what has to have been the worst all around web/assistant client I have had in all my yrs of helping ladies in the industry , I must add the following to my work rules.
1. I do not care if you pay me a million, at no time will I put up with anyone's verbal or emotional abuse. Especially when they are not willing to sit down and do the work and make an honest contribution to their own business. I do not tolerate disrespect from anyone.
2. If you do not follow directions OR if you do not do as you , yourself have agreed to do in regard to you web content and in the format requested. THEN ANY MISHAPS are your fault not mine.
3. If after several warnings ,in writing you do NOT supply me and my partner w things we have asked you for / and or you are belligerent, disrespectful or behave like a spoiled child ...and IF it is beyond the 15th of the month..YOU ARE NOT , WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REFUND It is up to you to be organized, to have some sense of direction and to do as asked to help your project along.
4. Let me repeat an earlier one again.... I do not care if its a million you have paid me. I have protected more girls, done more for the sex work community than some of you troublemakers ever will. My reputation is solid and I WILL NOT BE TALKED TO CRAZY OR DISRESPECTED by any of you.
Basically be sure you can behave like and adult and be a respectful adult before you hire me. Otherwise it will not work.
** I never want to come off as unprofessional, or lose my temper or my cool, but I have spent many years in these trenches, and I have earned my respect and I simply will not tolerate anyone, no matter who they are disrespecting me, when it is THEM who was NOT organized.***
I know you all know me to be a fair, genuine ,professional web professional and escort.
As we all know the rights of everyone on the internet are being challenged and I am sure most of you all are aware by now of the new ridiculous laws that will pretty much make it illegal to host sites of sex work, our websites etc on US soil.
I offer most of you hosting thru me and will continue to do so. BUT I will have to move all our sites offshore to ensure myself as well as all of you, do not end up having our sites shut down.
I host close to 20 sites. Transferring hosting offshore is not going to be an issue BUT paying migration for every site to servers will cost up to 100 per hour per site.
I am giving this email notice to you so that you all can be prepared to contribute 100 towards moving your site offshore. Id love to be able to afford to pay migration for everyone but its just not possible.
Once I find out the safest, best offshore hosting company who I feel I can trust with my business I will contact you all to share the info.
Its a damn shame we cannot work and thrive in peace. The US govt really sucks now days.
I will be emailing you with an update by the end of next week.
But this is something we must do to protect everyone site and our right to work.
Ill be in touch, with options as soon as I can.
Storm of Taken By Storm
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I give all of you the option to wait it out. I just need to make you aware so that should anything occur prior to when we expect. I am not to blame if sites disappear. I plan on moving mine early and back them all up. I will backup everyone elses too. But since we have no way of knowing when or why i wanted to inform.
I didn't want to wait till it possibly happened and then have everyone wondering what occurred.
I am a day late. But here we go, Storm's tips on social media.
Lately the main question I have been asked by ladies I build sites for and assist is how to use Twitter, Instagram etc to their benefit.
First here is a link to a list of helpful Twitter posting tools should you decide you need automated messages ... TWITTER TOOLS
Ok got that out of the way. Now How I personally use social media and what I suggest to ladies or gents that I help or consult for.
( I literally have 10 social media accounts of my own that I try to pay attention to regularly through the week)
I also do social media management for 2 other people.
Step one: Make your social media ( especially Twitter attractive) Meaning set up a visually stimulating header, please don't leave the header blank.
Step Two: Choose a nice profile pic, or if your'e a non sex work business a nice logo graphic .
(as for the header image I suggest changing it up every 3 months atleast for sex work to keep it fresh)
Step three: I know some of us don't have alot to say but try to post atleast 3-5 tweets a day. If you have nothing to say post a nice pic or two.
Step four: Use hashtags, keywords atleast once a day that are relevant to your brand or site SEO.
Step five: On Twitter especially I suggest opening your profile so that you can be retweeted, it helps build followers. If an escort you can also elect in some cases to leave it private and make gentlemen pay for access.
Step six: In the profile bio area, include an enticing tagline, links to your site and any other links you can fit it. Make it appealing.
Step seven: Retweet others , when you see an interesting post, retweet it this helps you get more followers.
NOW Instagram, My second favorite social media avenue
DO NOT POST ANY NUDITY on Instagram, they will delete your account.
Instagram is simple
1. Post enticing, nice pics of yourself, food, travels.
2. Try to post atleast twice a week.
3. Again the power of the hashtag, make your hashtags relevant to your brand and SEO.
4.In your bio, again make it unique, catchy and include your weblink.
Lastly, don't be scared of social media, use it to build your SEO and to reach more potential clients.