When I first became involved in sex work, there was no Twitter or Facebook. MySpace was in its infancy and Instagram was still a dream. Considering some of these platforms are a large part of sex work marketing today, it's intriguing to look back and remember how some of us found our way into sex work, especially using the internet.

If you watched late-night television in the 1990s, you were bound to see ads for naughty 1-900 phone sex operators. And I was one of them.

When chat rooms and dial-up were still in style

Craigslist and Backpage were prominent in the advertising of phone sex services, and in placing ads looking for operators. I found the first company I worked for under Adult Gigs in 2004. The application process was fairly simple. I spoke with a manager for the company over the phone, after sending the requested information via email, and we had an interview where they made sure I had the right voice for the job. Payment and scheduling, just like any other job, were discussed, too.

Phone sex operators were able to set their own schedule, which meant the more they worked, the more money they made. The