In essence, she is paying rent, or leasing space from the club for commerce.In the city of Las Vegas, I even had to possess a business license in order to work as a stripper, and show it to the strip club before I was allowed to perform.However, I can only assume that people believe strippers are independent contractors because they think that the money they pay for dances is given to the club, which in turn is doled out to the dancer in the form of a stipend or salary.

Yes, they have certain branding to display and house rules they have to play by, and they have to pay rent to their landlord.

But beyond that, they are the owner of a business and have their own customers that will often follow them if they move salons.

If a man played too rough in a dance booth, I ended the engagement.

If I simply felt tired, I would sit back, be lazy, and see the impact in my wallet.

but if it’s paid out to her, it then must be tracked in some way, like on a 1099 form. In my experience (in the city of Los Angeles, at least, as I found that laws that govern how exotic dancers get paid are often dictated on a county-by-county basis), it is exactly the opposite. The clubs, therefore, compensate by cutting into dance fees.

Money paid for dances is paid to the , who pays the club an agreed-upon rate for the privilege of conducting her business there.

Since the support staff were just barely at our disposal, cash transactions directly between customer and dancer were highly encouraged.

The one time someone tried to pay me with plastic for a Vegas VIP room, he was declined half-way through the first dance, and slunk out while I was frantically putting my clothes back on.

It was my decision, and no one could tell me otherwise.

More often than not, though, I had self-imposed quotas.

I would walk into work and know I had a certain target I wanted to hit.