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Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Hey, just a quick question.

How do you glamour models respond to a fan when he oversteps his limits--asking for "private texts" and so on?

I totally get that this is probably a common thing--I'm just wondering how the rest of you set boundaries, without losing fans?

PS: I will come back to this thread; I'm just really busy today and tomorrow. wink Also, please no "don't be a glamour model if you can't handle it" responses--I can handle it; I just want to know how others do, as well.
Apr 04 13 01:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jessica Vaugn
Posts: 7,320
Los Angeles, California, US


I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.
Apr 04 13 01:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Loki Studio
Posts: 2,875
Royal Oak, Michigan, US


There is no reason to provide your cell phone, personal Facebook, or other means of direct contact to a fan.  There is no good reason to meet fans except at public promotional or work events.  Your only response has to be "I only talk with my fans on Facebook or yyyy."  If they have business offers, refer them to a booking agent contact email until you can verify its legit.
Apr 04 13 01:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Scoria
Posts: 55
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada


Loki Studio wrote:
There is no reason to provide your cell phone, personal Facebook, or other means of direct contact to a fan.  There is no good reason to meet fans except at public promotional or work events.  Your only response has to be "I only talk with my fans on Facebook or yyyy."  If they have business offers, refer them to a booking agent contact email until you can verify its legit.

+1

Apr 04 13 02:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
JAE
Posts: 2,074
West Chester, Pennsylvania, US


Jessica Vaugn  wrote:
I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.

The Ferrari should arrive at your place tomorrow.  I had them put one of those giant bows around it.

Apr 04 13 02:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,783
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I just tell them that I don't give out my number unless it's for a shoot.
Or if they aren't someone I've talked to before I ignore them. It's rude, but, I'm not about to give a random person my phone number who I've never talked to before.
Apr 04 13 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


JAE Photography PA wrote:

The Ferrari should arrive at your place tomorrow.  I had them put one of those giant bows around it.

xDDD

Apr 04 13 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Jessica Vaugn  wrote:
I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.

Somewhat off-topic, but I'd practically DIE to get advice from you on monetizing.... wink

Apr 04 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marc Damon
Posts: 6,562
Biloxi, Mississippi, US


JAE Photography PA wrote:
The Ferrari should arrive at your place tomorrow.  I had them put one of those giant bows around it.

Ferrari? LOL Cheapskate!

Rachel and Jessica, I'm sending you each a Maybach Landaulet. What color and options would you like?
http://images.forbes.com/media/2010/02/01/0201_maybach-landaulet_485x340.jpg
No cheezy bow. It might mar the paint. Instead it comes with a dozen long stemmed red roses and a bottle of Cristal.

Apr 04 13 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jay Lee Studios
Posts: 1,238
San Diego, California, US


When I build websites for glamour models, I either have them create a blog that I link to the site or build one it. Also you can have forums added to your site that way you can have conversations without any personal info being out there.

I also highly recommend webcam chat sessions. You charge a membership to your site and with that membership they are able to access your webcam chat when you are online and start it. OR you can join a cam site and sit there in your underwear or nude and chat to them and they have to pay for time to view the session.

Other than that do not give out any information. If they want to buy photos you can set up a store on your site and that way they never have your personal pay pal account either.

Best,
Jay
Apr 05 13 04:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Babalon Salome
Posts: 3,499
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Loki Studio wrote:
There is no reason to provide your cell phone, personal Facebook, or other means of direct contact to a fan.  There is no good reason to meet fans except at public promotional or work events.  Your only response has to be "I only talk with my fans on Facebook or yyyy."  If they have business offers, refer them to a booking agent contact email until you can verify its legit.

This.

Apr 05 13 05:31 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Marc Damon wrote:

Ferrari? LOL Cheapskate!

Rachel and Jessica, I'm sending you each a Maybach Landaulet. What color and options would you like?
http://images.forbes.com/media/2010/02/01/0201_maybach-landaulet_485x340.jpg
No cheezy bow. It might mar the paint. Instead it comes with a dozen long stemmed red roses and a bottle of Cristal.

Canary yellow, please. smile

Apr 05 13 09:34 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Loki Studio wrote:
There is no reason to provide your cell phone, personal Facebook, or other means of direct contact to a fan.  There is no good reason to meet fans except at public promotional or work events.  Your only response has to be "I only talk with my fans on Facebook or yyyy."  If they have business offers, refer them to a booking agent contact email until you can verify its legit.

I know all of this--I'm wondering what words, specifically, others use in a nutshell to relate this to those fans.

Apr 05 13 09:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lumigraphics
Posts: 32,652
Detroit, Michigan, US


Sounds kinda pathetic to me. Either the fan or the model who encourages it.
Apr 05 13 10:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Christopher Hartman
Posts: 53,730
Buena Park, California, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Hey, just a quick question.

How do you glamour models respond to a fan when he oversteps his limits--asking for "private texts" and so on?

I totally get that this is probably a common thing--I'm just wondering how the rest of you set boundaries, without losing fans?

PS: I will come back to this thread; I'm just really busy today and tomorrow. wink Also, please no "don't be a glamour model if you can't handle it" responses--I can handle it; I just want to know how others do, as well.

Is this your way of telling me to back off?  a private message via text would have sufficed.

Apr 05 13 01:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E M E R S O N
Posts: 1,004
Tucson, Arizona, US


I certainly don't text my fans, they won't ever see my phone number. When they make comments that are inappropriate I just ignore them if they make me uncomfortable, I've never lost a fan because of it.
Apr 05 13 04:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
MelissaAnn
Posts: 3,819
Seattle, Washington, US


Thank the fan for his enthusiasm, and tell him you'd be happy to chat with him/text him for a pre-paid rate of $50 per 15 minutes.  tongue
Apr 05 13 05:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


MelissaAnn  wrote:
Thank the fan for his enthusiasm, and tell him you'd be happy to chat with him/text him for a pre-paid rate of $50 per 15 minutes.  tongue

$50 for 15 minutes of texting! O.O

Apr 05 13 05:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Virginia P
Posts: 469
Los Angeles, California, US


Get a P.O. Box and create a wishlist, so that you can maintain safer contact with people, plus possibly get some goodies out of it.
Apr 05 13 07:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,780
Olivet, Michigan, US


Jessica Vaugn  wrote:
I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.
Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Somewhat off-topic, but I'd practically DIE to get advice from you on monetizing.... wink

I suspect that staying alive is a useful part of making money as a model.

Apr 05 13 07:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
hygvhgvkhy
Posts: 2,092
Chicago, Illinois, US


Art of the nude wrote:

Jessica Vaugn  wrote:
I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.

I suspect that staying alive is a useful part of making money as a model.

True, but just the knowledge would be worth the dying(-:

Apr 06 13 11:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Carle Photography
Posts: 9,227
Oakland, California, US


Jessica Vaugn  wrote:
I only text with those mega fans who are also mega buyers. I make them work for attention or easy access to conversation with me. Wanna be my favorite? Earn it.

This is great advice...

The more fans you have, the higher the price of the fame...

Apr 06 13 11:24 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Lumigraphics wrote:
Sounds kinda pathetic to me. Either the fan or the model who encourages it.

?

I'm certainly not encouraging it!!! So far, I've just ignored it.

Thinking about that wishlist, though. wink *remembering the other thread on how wish lists are "evil"*

Apr 06 13 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Rachel-Elise
Posts: 1,650
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Christopher Hartman wrote:

Is this your way of telling me to back off?  a private message via text would have sufficed.

LOOOOLLLLLL!!

Apr 06 13 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sabine Luise
Posts: 890
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Rachel-Elise  wrote:

?

I'm certainly not encouraging it!!! So far, I've just ignored it.

Thinking about that wishlist, though. wink *remembering the other thread on how wish lists are "evil"*

This seems interesting... I have seen others do this or with signed prints.

Apr 16 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,409
Salinas, California, US


Jay Lee Studios wrote:
When I build websites for glamour models, I either have them create a blog that I link to the site or build one it. Also you can have forums added to your site that way you can have conversations without any personal info being out there.

I also highly recommend webcam chat sessions. You charge a membership to your site and with that membership they are able to access your webcam chat when you are online and start it. OR you can join a cam site and sit there in your underwear or nude and chat to them and they have to pay for time to view the session.

Other than that do not give out any information. If they want to buy photos you can set up a store on your site and that way they never have your personal pay pal account either.

Best,
Jay

I like this advise.  Jay, I know a long time popular Internet model whose website has a forum, and she even has canned webcam footage that was produced previously.  Very well maintained website that has lots of fans!  As a model, you don't have to give up privacy to be popular.

Apr 16 13 02:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,409
Salinas, California, US


Marc Damon wrote:
Ferrari? LOL Cheapskate!

Rachel and Jessica, I'm sending you each a Maybach Landaulet. What color and options would you like?
http://images.forbes.com/media/2010/02/01/0201_maybach-landaulet_485x340.jpg
No cheezy bow. It might mar the paint. Instead it comes with a dozen long stemmed red roses and a bottle of Cristal.
Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Canary yellow, please. smile

Hmmm ... so if I gave that car to you, would you marry me? 

No wait!   I forgot for a moment that I am commitment phobic.  But if I didn't want to be single?  Naaw!  It shouldn't be about buying stuff.

Apr 16 13 02:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Emily Hayworth
Posts: 848
Banning, California, US


I don't respond to messages asking for personal information.  If a fan messages me on facebook or MM with some sort of compliment, I will respond and say thanks, but that's about it.  I don't market my personal attention.  It seems like it could be a slippery slope, especially if you got a really obsessive fan.
Apr 16 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WIP
Posts: 15,106
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


My PA  sends fans an autographed pic of me.

c h r i s xxx
Apr 16 13 03:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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