How to Make Your Client’s Content More Inclusive, Part Two

part two of tips to help make client's content more inclusive

In part one, we discussed how to help a client see why being more inclusive in their content is important. Now, let’s focus on what you can do while creating their content. This is your opportunity to let your sex positivity and professionalism shine. The content you create needs to be excellent so it makes…

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The Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do SL018

episode 19 about what sex bloggers do and don't need to do

A huge thanks to Cara Thereon — one of my favorite people — for unintentionally inspiring this podcast episode. She started a discussion on Twitter about the practice of commenting on blogs and how to handle it, and she got me thinking. We all believe there are things we should or shouldn’t be doing as…

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How to Make Your Client’s Content More Inclusive, Part One

how to help your client be more inclusive with their content

If you’re creating content for an adult client, it’s important to follow their vision, strategy, and rules for their brand. But as sex positive smutlancers, it’s equally important to be as inclusive as possible. Most of your adult clients want this (the best ones definitely do), but making it happen isn’t always easy. Adult companies…

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Writing About More than Sex to Jumpstart Your Writing Career SL017

episode 17 Smutlancer podcast discussing vanilla writing

If you’re here, I assume you either want to be a smutlancer or consider yourself one already. Creating content about sex is what this site is about, and it’s a personal passion of my own. But I wouldn’t be the freelancer I am without the vanilla content that pays the bills. For anyone else who…

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Quote a Price

ask questions before you quote a price

Some gigs you take have a set price — sponsored posts, banner ads, consulting fees, etc. If you’ve determined it’s work you’ll do, and you’ve figured out how much you want to make, it’s a take it or leave it kind of thing. This is my price. Pay it or don’t. But other work will…

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Who Are You Writing For? SL016

episode 16 of the Smutlancer Podcast - who are you writing for

The question came up, in a recent conversation, about who we write for. Do you write for yourself or your audience? Me? I write for both. Sometimes at the same time, and sometimes exclusively for one or the other. And when you write professionally, you’ve got two other groups to think about — the client…

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When Can I Charge More Money for My Work?

How and When to Raise Your Rates

The first question a smutlancer (or any freelancer, let’s be honest) asks is, “How much should I charge for my work?” It’s an imperfect science, but we’ve discussed it before here and here. Once you start making money, the next question you should ask yourself is, “When can I charge more?” Like everything else, there’s…

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Finding Success with Goal Setting

How to set a goal to accomplish a dream

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the possible things you could do as a smutlancer. You look around and think, “Okay, I want to be [INSERT THING YOU WANT TO BE]” and then you wonder how the hell you’re supposed to make it happen. We’ve already talked about re-thinking success and decided (at least…

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Just Keep Going SL0015

episode 15 of smutlancer podcast -- just keep going

This week, I turned on the mic with no notes or script but with a message I repeat to myself a lot. And it’s one I’m sure other people need to…just keep going and do the best you can do. Links from the show: Blubrry.com – use code KaylaLords to get one month free! (affiliate…

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Turning Your Blog Into a Book

header for turning your book into a blog by rachael kaye

This month’s contributor to The Smutlancer is Rachael Kaye known best as Wriggly Kitty. She shares how she turned her blog into a book! If you’re a freelance writer, fiction author or blogger, chances are that you’ll have lots of words along a particular theme that could be working harder for you. Whether it’s returned…

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