I suppose aiming for the top is a good policy no matter what your line of work, but when it comes to being a stripper, it’s absolutely essential. I’m not saying you have to be the best of the best (though that never hurts), but there is a HUGE difference between becoming a stripper at a sleazy, closet-sized bar full of wandering bikers, and working at a high-end gentleman’s club that enjoys visits from successful rappers and football pros.
What’s in this post??
1 – Exactly what you need to dance in the top strip clubs.
2 – What you need to do INSIDE the club to keep your spot.
The difference, as you shouldn’t be surprised to hear, is money. So let’s talk about what it takes to land a spot in a good club, how to keep that spot, and how much cash you can expect to see while you’ve got it.
The first thing you need to understand about the really nice clubs is that for the girls there, they are INSANELY competitive. Being a stripper in one of these places means being a top stripper, it’s that simple. Obviously each club will have its own high-performers that even the rest of that club’s dancers will envy, but if you’re in a place where your realistic goal is to average $500-$1,000 a day and you’re just upset that your weekly take doesn’t break five figures, please have a moment to contemplate how far ahead of the game you are.
There are strung-out coke heads in the ghetto making next to nothing, literally begging each customer for a dollar after every dance, and they would sell their single-mother babies into slavery to trade places with you.
Part of being a stripper at a top club is looking like a million bucks. Take care to keep in shape, and make sure you don’t skimp on lady maintenance.
And that, by the way, is probably the most important thing about becoming a stripper at a high-end club: Quality. These places can afford to discriminate, and they only take the best girls. Being gorgeous is a must, of course, so naturally you’ll want to hit the gym and start stocking your kitchen with brown rice and vegetables for every meal (old reference from Showgirls; don’t worry, the real stripper diet isn’t quite THAT bad).
But it’s just as essential to have a clean, innocent look that isn’t spoiled by bloodshot eyes or track marks on your arms. You can drink socially with the guests, so long as you DO NOT get drunk, but the first time you show up to the club high, you’re out. While it’s your business what you do at home, these clubs don’t want addicts. Oh, and you’ll actually need to be able to DANCE in order to be an exotic dancer there. Shocking, I know.
What Top Strip Clubs Are Like
As you might imagine, once you succeed in getting onto a top club’s roster, the experience of working there is different from what you’ll get anywhere lower on the stripping food chain. For one thing, being a top stripper means you’re going to find yourself in the kind of place that usually relies on weird gimmicks to stand apart from the competition: Rooftop restaurants, guest karaoke nights, and doubling as a Texas steakhouse where customers eat off plates set on the same stage you’re dancing on.
All of it’s been done. Learn early what makes your venue “special”, and do everything you can to support the theme. For that matter, never forget that the club is taking real good care of you just by letting you dance there, so you better take care of the club. It can’t all be about you and your bottom line. You need to make sure you help bring in revenue for them (or they’ll boot you for a girl who will), and the best way to do that is through alcohol sales.
Top strip clubs often have themes, so get with that groove and do everything you can to support that image.
That means customers buying you drinks at the bar, and VIP room visits if you do that sort of thing. This is where having a good relationship with the bartender is absolutely key. You NEED to drink with the guests, and you CAN’T get drunk. Access to the watered-down, overpriced “stripper menu” is essential, so tip out that barhop!
These clubs go out of their way to give themselves a posh, upscale image that attracts well-off guests, and they usually aren’t very subtle about it. I know one place that subtitles its own club name with the slogan, “For those who can afford the finer things in life”. What this means is that just about everyone you meet on the floor is going to have plenty of money, which is good.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re willing to give a lot of it to you, which is bad. Being a stripper always means knowing how to pick your marks, and it’s truer than ever in the nicer clubs.
There are a few clues that will let you in on whether someone is in a spending mood. For one thing, most guys know that when you approach them, you are at some point going to try to get money out of them, so it’s a good idea to read their body language. Does your target immediately fold his arms and cross his legs when you start walking towards him? That’s classic “defensive” behavior; for whatever reason, he’s protecting himself, and his money.
On the other hand, if you sit down next to him or on his lap, and he immediately starts slipping $1 or $5 bills into your top, he’s obviously in a loose mood. Check for alcohol on his breath, too; tipsy men like to open their wallets. And speaking of drinking, one trick I like to use when I mingle with a guest is to remark that my last dance was exhausting, and “I could really use a drink.”
So, you either generate revenue for the club, which helps keep you in their good graces, or you learn something important about the guest. Win-win!
Being a Stripper On Webcam
For what it’s worth, you may also want to know about a much easier way I’ve found to make money, using basically all the same skills as a stripper needs but doing it from home. It’s working as a webcam model, which just means signing up with a camming site and broadcasting publicly using your own webcam. I’ve been doing it for a little while now, and while I wouldn’t give up stripping for the world, camming has given me a whole separate income stream that’s actually just as good as what I make in the clubs.
If you want to give it a try, I recommend signing up with Chaturbate. There are a lot of good cam sites out there, but I’ve found Chaturbate to be the best. It has huge traffic, so you get access to a bigger audience, which translates to more tips each month. The money won’t start flowing in right away, and you may have a few days in the beginning when you make nothing or next to nothing, but if you stick it out, that reverses itself real quick (believe me, you’ll be shocked how much you make your second or third week).
Like I said, webcam money is just as good as stripper money, in the end.