O, Why the Cancellation Policy?
In my 7 years as a full-time, professional companion. I've always worked on the honor system. My policies were flexible and simple because I understood that life is dynamic and can be complex. If a cancellation happened, I would give the client 2 more chances and inform them that I would reserve the right to decline future meetings should another cancellation occur.
After FOSTA went into effect in April 2018, I noticed a trend- cancellation policies with other professional companions were becoming the norm. The law caused valued sites for both the client and the companion to shut down. A handful of new sites took their place, weakening the power vacuum created prior to the enactment of the law.
The only power you have is what you have direct control over. Upon examination of my business a few months ago, I found the cancellation to be in the high 4 -figure range and this is working with approximately a data set only 6 months old. The number don't lie. What would you do in my position?
I truly enjoy and love what I do. Anyone who has met me, knows that. Being a professional companion allows me to push my own personal and professional growth so that I can be the most stimulated, giving, caring person I can be. A mutual value and respect is fostered as a result. These polciies that are put in place merely reflect the success of those relationships.