HomeTasha Black blogA Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Dominatrix in Los Angeles

A few weeks ago I crafted a comprehensive guide for any Dominatrix hoping to tour through Los Angeles. After publishing the post I received a lot of feedback praising the merits of the piece, yet critiquing its myopic vision. The article was framed around the needs of an already established Mistress, and one who may (in rather inappropriate timing with respect to COVID-19) simply be looking for a change of scenery, not one hoping to drastically improve their career. That being said, my fans implored me to think about the many Dommes native to LA. These Mistresses, despite living in one of the greatest cities in the world for femdom, are still unaware of its power, of their power, and how to best harness it to build their careers. So, as both a treat to and a way to create resources for new Dominatrixes, I’d like to introduce an amendment to my previous post, 3 Tips for a Dominatrix Touring to LA. Today I’ll describe all the dirty details, in’s & out’s, and provide a complete beginner’s guide to becoming a Dominatrix in Los Angeles. 

Though I did discuss marketing in my previous post, it was the last bullet point in my article– a crudely drawn sketch of suggestions simply meant to amplify what I had assumed the reader would already know. Considering that this may be the first time any of you have ever done sex work, let alone fetish or BDSM oriented sex work, I’d like to offer a more thorough explanation of this point. There are many ways that a Mistress in LA can market themselves, some of which yield more immediate effects than others. As I cited in my previous article, Eros.com will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of booking clients in person, however the “buck” that Eros requests of its users can be a hefty toll for some. For free, sustainable, and effective advertisement I recommend that a woman who wants to be a Dominatrix or any newly independent “baby Domme” start by developing their social media first.

Twitter is my preferred platform for sex work social media marketing as I feel that carries the highest conversion rate (that is, transferring potential leads into paying clients) of any other social media platform I’ve tried. Reddit can also be quite helpful and considering Twitter’s recent purge of various SW social media accounts, myself included, may become the preferred platform for sex work advertising. But before you can utilize these tools, its important to first determine what audience you’d like to use to make the majority of your sales, whether it will be online or in person. Assuming that you are located in Los Angeles and hence hoping to see a mixture of face-to-face and virtual clientele, be sure to feature your location regularly on your social media accounts. While I wouldn’t recommend you add geolocation to your posts (simply as a safety measure) highlighting your hometown in your bio information and pinned posts are a great way to build a local fan base and increase your exposure.