Getting a stripper job can be easy, but to stay in this line of work and do well requires more than just good looks. You also need some sophisticated inter-personal skills. There are basic things you need to be able to handle before taking on this job:
Always look your best and invest in your appearance
Be able to dance and entertain, though not necessary as an acrobatic pole dancer
Be an exhibitionist and be comfortable getting naked in front of others
Have very good social skills and enjoy meeting new people
You need to be a good at sales as this is how you make your money
You have to be able to handle working long hours in the night
If you can tick these boxes, you have the basics that a stripper job requires.
There are two different types of stripper jobs. The most obvious is in a strip club, also known as Gentlemen’s club. This means you work as a stripper in the club and follow the system and rules there. You will need to do several stage shows per shift and your income is based on commission.
The other approach is to connect with an agency and get hired for private parties and other events. This can be hen or bachelor parties or other private celebrations like birthdays. You will typically do one show for each event and get paid a set amount for that.
To get a stripper job you need to get some practise first! Why not do some research at your local strip clubs? Try to get some personal training from a lap-dancer. Pay for a lap-dance in the club. This experience is a sure-fire way to get to know the script.
Or, if you are not comfortable with that, there are many good Youtube training videos to watch. The first thing you need to learn is how to perform a stage show. If you want to dance at private shows and events, this is the most important lesson for you to know. If you are planning to work in a strip club, you also need to master the art of striptease and lap-dancing.
Mastering the sales element of the job comes with the time, as you will discover whilst you are working. Study sales techniques and learn from more experienced dancers. When it comes to the moment of truth and you want to find a stripper job, decide if you are will work in your home town or travel, or a bit of both.
You can search online for strip clubs. Look for the local or world wide strip clubs and contact those you find appealing. Other options are to search for available stripper jobs in online job boards for the striptease industry.
There are reasons why this industry has a bad reputation, so you have to be critical when choosing which club to work in. Clubs that have been around for a while and are established will always have a regular client base. This will increase your earning potential in that club. Other things to check out are how the club pays out. Is it cash in hand by the end of every shift, or do they pay by bank transfer? This is important, because if you get paid with cash, the chances are high that the club doesn’t follow tax and VAT rules.
This truly effects the way you will treat the money. Getting your salary as cash in hand is not necessarily the best way because this hot cash can seem to disappear quickly. Salary paid as a transfer into your bank account can feel more solid. You can at least to commit to banking it the next day after shift, if it is a cash-club.
Accommodation – will the club arrange this or do you have to find a place?
Travel expenses – does the club cover any of that?
Location of the club and your accommodation – how to get back and forth to work.
Working systems – champagne or lap dancing. Make your self familiar with these two styles.
If you are new to this industry it could be very convenient for you to use an agency to get you the best stripper jobs. Many experienced dancers also use this service.
If you want to work as a private party stripper then using an agency is the standard way. Using the services of an agency when you want to work in a strip club can also be wise. If you find a good agency, they will have contact with several different clubs and can tell you exactly how each club works. In this way you can find an establishment that suits you.
Agencies will normally also take care of all the paper work, such as visas and contracts. You can easily find strip agencies in your area by searching online.
Financial planning is important whatever you do for a living in life and working as a stripper is no exception.
You will now be entering work that generates a lot of money and often in cash. If you don’t stay disciplined and make a financial plan you will find yourself, ten years down the line, with nothing more than what you came into the job with. That is going to hurt!
The biggest mistake many dancers make is not paying taxes – not registering themselves as self-employed. This means you will lose all benefits such as building healthy credit. This will make it near impossible to get a mortgage or other loan from the bank. You need to be disciplined and create a saving account and a tax account. Every month you need to put a substantial percentage of your earnings into these accounts.
We have seen dancers coming newly into a stripper job. They are of course inexperienced. They have high ambitions, maybe wild expectations about how much they can earn. This is fine. With the right guidance and motivation from the management, or from other quality sources, these dancers can go on to be top earners in that same club.
This process can take months and even years, but if you have a great club owner or manager offering guidance, it will help a lot. The other most important resource for success is from other experienced dancers, listen to those that are successful!
This really is an industry that is always looking for good dancers, so aim to be the best you can be. This personal investment will make you stand out as an attractive worker for the best clubs. Often its good to get some regular clubs to work in. In this way you can build up regular customers to contact every time you work in that specific club.
Finding a Stripper Job in any Gentlemen Clubs is basically easy. The more exclusive club you want to work in, the more competitive you need to be in terms of appearance and mindset. The demands to work in successful clubs will of course be high. A lot of the strip clubs in Europe don’t have impossibly high demands, really. With a basic stage show routine and those all-important people skills, you will get hired.
If you are already working as a stripper, you will of course know that looks matter, but are not everything. Working as a stripper demands a special type of person and skills. Read as much as you can on how to improve yourself as a stripper and exotic dancer.
Prepare yourself for each shift as if you are going on a date. Be at your best every night you work. Play music, motivational audios, anything that gets you in the right mood. Have your sales goals written down for every night that you go to the club.
Understand why a customer come to a strip club. What are his expectations? What is he hoping for? What needs does he have in his psyche that you can give to him in your role as entertainer? Sometimes he can’t even define this for himself. One thing is for sure though: He comes to have a good time! He comes because he wants company and preferably the company of a beautiful woman who understands him.
When your job is a stripper, really you need the subtle ability to read people. Make the customer feel that you understand him. Find out why he is there and give him what he wants from the social transaction. Working as a stripper is basically sales. The product is your company and entertainment. You use your people skills to ask questions, listen, and he will reveal his feelings about life to you. When you ask him the right questions and adapt yourself into the answers he gives you, you are really asking him tell you exactly what it takes to get him to spend.
Working as a stripper or lap dancer is mentally tough. Not only do you work when most other people sleep, but you have to deal with drunk customers and also provocative comments and suggestions. The rules of conduct are very different to a regular day-job.
You also have to deal with the stigma that comes with working as a stripper. If you are strong enough to deal with all this then you can have an exciting career. You will meet so many interesting people, and see them with their guards down. They have some drinks and relax and want to open up, and this can be fascinating.
Working in strip clubs is a very direct way to develop your inter-personal skills. You get to be a party-girl and probably make more money than all your friends. Striptease as your profession can take you around the world, and all the while, making cash as you go. There are so many great dancers in the world who have managed to get so much life experience, adventure and capital out of stripping. But it is not for the faint-hearted!
Take good care of you, and Good Luck!