In this post, I share how I created Sarah2cents to illustrate that you can Create An Escort Website for yourself just as I have
A website you full control over, you own it & nobody can take it away. No need to worry about Wix or Squarespace taking you offline without a notice, self-hosted WordPress gives you functionality, flexibility, and freedom to run your business as you wish!
It doesn’t matter if an advertising site disappears or you are shadowbanned on Twitter; with your own Escort website, you can always be found on Google!
WordPress is also very flexible which gives a lot of freedom to create your vision. Whether you are an Independent Escort, Escort Agency or Escort Directory/Marketing platform
WordPress is the choice of many escort website developers, designers and creators. You can do complex builds with the WordPress platform but you can also use it for easy things too 🙂
DIY youtube tutorials
WP Crafter is pretty good but there is 1000’s of tutorials to choose from. You may get frustrated and maybe even shed a tear or 2 while you are leaning but it will be worth it in the end.
Whilst many escorts go for cheap Escort Websites Creators that make things easy or they DIY with Squarespace or Wix. I personally wouldn’t like my website and brand to be controlled by someone else, if Wix or SS kick you off or if the cheap website creators close up shop, your site is gone
Self Host with a legit company
I prefer hosting with a big, legit company mixed in with everyone rather than reseller hosting targetting escorts. Reseller hosting is when a company uses someone else’s hosting to sell it on at a profit. The company disappears so does our hosting… What happens if that escort hosting company goes bust?
Squarespace and Wix are easy to use (drop & drag) but they have limitations; One of the limitations I don’t like is that you must use their hosting. I prefer to have control over my brands & work. I have heard of websites totally disappearing on various SAAS platforms post SESTA/FOSTA
The first time I show a client the backend of their website they are ‘OMG’ but with a little training and little time, the site becomes second nature. It is just as easy to update & change as you would an ad on a directory just a lot more flexible.
My Escort Hosting recommendation is great value at around $7aud a month including security. It is safe for Escort Websites, fast & secure and in my opinion its the best on the market, Many website developers and website owners think the same.
SEO is my passion and is of high importance to me. Hosting speed and quality are 2 of the mysterious 200+ things that Google looks at when they decide where to rank a webpage
Best practises for SEO are also best practises for people. Search Engines like google want to provide the best possible User Experience for searchers and rank great UX higher than hard to follow sites.
I have listed what I use so if you want to copy my build you can. You can also use a site like builtwith.com to find out what my site is built with but this blog I will explain why I use the tools, plugins & services that I do.
SESTA/FOSTA Proof Self-Hosted Website
Sarahs2cents is created using WordPress on siteground (I have written a blog teaching you how to sign up) WordPress is the best publishing platform & hosting is basically a big computer where your website lives. You want your site to live in the best place possible, that’s why hosting choice is important. For Escort Websites, you want a solution that is SESTA/FOSTA proof too
For SEO hosting speed and security are important. You may be able to save $1 a month with cheaper hosting but that saving may cost you dearly on speed which affects google ranking.
When you sign up for Siteground Hosting there is plenty of documentation & videos + they have great customer care. There is even a free starter kit.
It may seem daunting to have your own WordPress site but trust me, it’s worth it
I am using the latest version of PHP (7.3) WordPress version 5.2 and my theme is OceanWP ($39 a year). It’s a lightweight theme with a huge amount of functionality and quality coding (important for SEO) – There is a free version that includes most of what you need – social links, form etc – I like the paid version because I like things such as the Instagram feed plugin & sticky header
I don’t use Elementor on this site but I do use it for clients’ sites, it is my favourite page builder by far so it’s worth mentioning if you are doing your own site.
Creative Market has pretty girly themes, lovely fonts, logs and much more
I do not recommend Themes from Theme Forest/Envato as many are not quality themes even tho many are pretty. For SEO the quality of the code & site performance is of primary importance which I why I recommend Ocean WP or Astra Pro
Free WordPress Plugins
- Yoast SEO Plugin – The most popular SEO plugin. Yoast has excellent tutorials and courses too. Will Yoast shoot your site to page 1 for all the keywords you want? No, but it handles a lot of things for you need for SEO such as XML sitemap, Meta data etc.
- WP Forms – easy to use, lightweight, drop & drag form builder. Better than Contact 7 which can create bloat & lower your site performance
- Akismet Anti-Spam the best plugin to combat spam
- Loginizer helps you fight against brute force attack by blocking login for the IP after it reaches maximum retries allowed
- SG Optimizer – A free plugin this comes with my hosting recommendation, can be used in place of WPRocket
- Email Subscribers & Newsletters by Icegram – Automatically post to all email subscribers when I add a new post plus you can broadcast a newsletter to your subscribers
- Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP) – An easy plugin to attach Google Analytics to your site
Paid WordPress Plugins
Elementor Pro – Amazing for designing your site to look any way you like – Easy to use and intuitive, I use Elementor Pro on most of my custom sites as its great for clients to use to update their content themselves once their build is complete
WP Rocket Caching to speed up your site – Site speed is crucial now that google indexes your mobile UX (User Experience) a slow site can stop clients from looking at your website
In these painful Sesta/fosta times, having your own website is the only way to be assured of having an escort brand that you can keep long term. Escort Directories are disappearing and social media is doing their best to keep sex workers either off their platforms or hidden from view with shadowbanning
There is no time like the present to create an Escort Website
With a great website and brand strategy, you will see your Escort Business thrive
Escort Web Development Services
If you are wanting a website that is more than an advertisement and ranks on search engines so you can get organic traffic it can be beneficial to pay a professional. The performance of a website is crucial in ranking your site, the learning curve of doing a great site yourself can be quite steep and take up a lot of your time.
If you need help setting up your Escort Website Atlantic Digital can help with all your Escort Brand, Website and SEO needs. Our basic Independent Escort Websites (such as erika-xxx.com) starts at $750aud. A fuller and more complete site such as alexandra-parker.com costs a little more as it takes more time
I hope you found my blog on creating an Escort Website Informative
Until next time