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Mate Of Mine
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Most entrepreneurs earn extra cash by
working in coffee shops, bars or retail stores. Dane Westerweller founder of Mate of Mine instead decided to launch an Adult Service booking engine and hire himself out direct to bachelorette
parties in the process.
You could argue that it s not the ideal
way to fund a startup. But, sex sells, says Westerweller.
This year, bachelorette and bachelor parties
are expected to get bigger, wilder and costlier than ever before. Millions will
be spent on these increasingly lavish last nights of freedom. Typically a
girl can earn an average of $390 for 3 hours work at a party. Guys earn a
little bit less.
The idea for an adult booking engine was
conceived when Westerweller was organizing a mates bachelor party. I just thought
there had to be a better way to book talent online, he says.
I called up about 5 agencies who all gave
me the same story. The models I wanted weren t available, but they could
organize another girl for the day.
Feeling frustrated, Westerweller begun to
develop a private booking system that enables users to book and deal direct
with promotional models, glamour models, grid girls, topless waitresses, topless
waiters and adult entertainers on Mate of Mine.
You no longer have to deal with
traditional agencies to secure top talent for your next event. You can now send
them a private SMS instead, he says.
Clients are required to pay 10% deposit to
confirm their booking. Unconfirmed bookings will be cancelled within 12hrs. All
other monies owing is paid direct to the model on the day.
In the first week of launching the new
adult service, Westerweller had three bookings for bachelorette parties in
Sydney. My girlfriend isn t that stoked about what I m doing but with no venture
capital, I have to make my own money and rules to survive, he says.
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