Have you ever been looking for an attorney that’s both comfortable with and knowledgeable about the adult industry? What about a childcare provider that understands some people work nights? Maybe an accountant that understands why bedding and room décor might be a write off?
Chances are, you’ve needed to find some sort of service provider that was adult industry friendly – or, at least adult industry aware – at some point in time during your career. And if you’ve ever been on the search (or, god forbid, had to deal with a judgy house cleaner or puritanical computer tech person), you know how challenging the whole thing can be.
If only there was a directly of industry friendly service providers for people to go to.
Well, perhaps there is.
According to a PR I received recently, adult entertainment guide Slixa.com is expanding its networking community to include a “Service Professionals Directory” for affiliated industries at e.Slixa.com/directory.
They said: “Photographers, web designers, personal assistants, copywriters, accountants and tax preparers, educators and more can align their services with Slixa’s content providers to enhance and increase business opportunities and online traffic.” Now, be aware, when I read this it sounds like Slixa is seeking service providers to reach out and list with them. This is fine, but right off it makes me wonder how many service fields and provider options this guide has. I am guessing not many as of yet.
The PR continued to state: “Slixa’s blog breaks down the ‘Services Professionals Directory’ for interested advertisers, noting that it is ‘unlike anything we’ve made available before (or for that matter, even seen anywhere else!), and it will be exactly the jump-off that providers need to connect with reputable photographers, web designers, and more.”
“Over the seven years that Slixa has been working with adult industry professionals, one of the things that has been noticeably lacking is a resource for these folks that take their work seriously,” Slixa’s CEO stated in the PR. “A place to find reputable and — most importantly — industry-friendly photographers, designers, tax pros and more.”
“There is still so much stigma around any kind of adult entertainment work that something as simple as finding someone to build you a website can really be an uphill battle — it’s why you see just a handful of businesses doing the bulk of that work. It’s our hope that this directory will become the place to promote your services and to say up front that you’re proud to work with providers of all stripes!” they added.
Though it still seems like it’s in its nascent stages, a directory of this sort could be really helpful. Yes, you can ask your friends and associates for referrals, and that’s a good way to get an industry-friendly recommendation, sure. But what if you don’t know anyone who knows a [fill in the blank]? Or, what if you just don’t like said referral, industry friendly or not?
This directly has the potential to be a great resource. Also, if you have something useful in your skill set, why not list yourself and your services in the directory? Graphic designers, writers, brand consultants and so many more among us could become great resources for the #cammunity, as well as all other areas of sex work.
The Slixa “Service Professionals Directory” is free to provider-friendly businesses and apparently only takes a few minutes to sign up and join.
“It’s a great way to put your work in front of thousands of folks who likely need the exact thing you do, and to showcase your willingness to work with customers who often face difficulty or discrimination when looking for services that address their unique needs,” the CEO stated.
We say: Why not give it a look?
Visit e.Slixa.com/directory to sign up for the “Services Professionals Directory.”
Erika Chan is a sex positive people watcher (and writer). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.