A Brothel Manager's Guidebook

Lessons learned from Spitzer's favorite online escort service
By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 12:19 PM CDT
New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer is joined by his wife Silda as he makes a statement to reporters during a news conference Monday, March 10, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – There are important lessons to be gleaned from Eliot Spitzer’s shenanigans. Namely: how to effectively run a brothel for the well-to-do. Using cached pages from the now-defunct Emperors Club website, Josh Levin lays out a business plan in Slate.

  1. Keep out the riff-raff: 92% of the club’s clients were CEOs
  2. Peddle the best product: The ladies boasted detailed, degree-laden CVs
  3. Set fair prices: A three-diamond prostitute is less talented than a seven-diamond prostitute, but she’s also one-third the price

  1. Sell the whole woman: “Her lithe fashion model frame shows not the elegant meals she delectably creates to savor”
  2. Diversify your offerings: Aside from women, Emperors Club sells ad space, private yacht charters, and “authentic art” on its site
  3. When cupid strikes, sell: Escorts and clients in real romance can expect to fork over a “mutually agreed upon lump sum” to the matchmaking brothel
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