Why Friendship is Important When You’re a Smutlancer SL006

Smutlancer podcast episode on friendship

Over the weekend I read a book called A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. While it was a fascinating look at a forgotten or ignored part of literary history, it also got me thinking about how important friendship is to the smutlancing life. In this…

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Breaking Up With a Client Doesn’t Have to Be Heartbreaking

post on breaking up with aka firing a client

I know, I know…some of you are thinking, “Breaking up?! I’m trying to get a client — not get rid of them!” If you’re just starting out in this smutlancing thing, it probably seems impossible that a day will come when you’ll break up with (aka fire) a client. A few years ago, I thought…

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How to Be Seen as the Professional You Are or Want to Be

banner for blog post on being a professional as a smutlancer

When I say “the professional you want to be” I’m referring to any work that you do in a creative way that earns money and involves sexual content – erotic writing, sex blogging, podcasting, videos, photography, any of it. In every creative field, there are specific things we do or avoid doing so that we’re…

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The Compare and Contrast Thing We All Do SL005

Smutlancer Podcast episode on comparing yourself to other sex bloggers and creatives

In episode 5, I discuss a bad habit that a lot of creative people have – and as a sex blogger, I know I do it. We compare ourselves to others and decide there’s something wrong with us. Sometimes the insecurity of jealousy makes us not like the other person but most often, we find…

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The Anatomy of a Good Blog Post

banner that says The Anatomy of a Good Blog Post

“Good” is subjective. A good blog post even more so. Only one part of what makes a post work isn’t about subject matter or word choice but how the information is presented so that it can easily be read. You can craft the “perfect” blog post (based on the steps below) and if it’s not…

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Spreading Smutty Love Volume 5

share our shit saturday

I feel like such a slacker that it’s been so long since I participated in Share Our Shit Saturday (aka #SOSS), but also, I’m trying this radical new thing called Not Doing All the Things All at Once. So…yeah. Balance. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting pieces I’ve seen around the web…

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How to Vet a Company Before Agreeing to Work With Them

Vetting a sex company before you work with them

The other day, I shared how you can respond to offers of paid work, from sponsored posts to freelance gigs. Before you agree to do work for any sex company, it’s important to make sure they’re the kind of brand or business you want to be associated with. It’s possible that you don’t care, and…

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Interview with Kink Craft

Interview with Kink Craft

I promised interviews with companies, brands, and websites that publish sex writing and other creative content, and I meant it. For the first interview, I talked to Andrew and Pixie from Kink Craft in the UK. What began as a professional relationship between writer and company has grown into a genuine friendship between us. Hear…

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Weeding Out Legitimate Offers from the BS Offers

how to figure out which are the legitimate offers of work

Anytime sex is involved, it’s an easy assumption that someone shady is going to message you. If you’ve been a sex blogger or creator long enough, you’re almost used to the random dick pics or the “Hey” messages you get on any (and every) social media outlet. My Dominant friends also get the, “I’ll do…

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7 Ways to Promote Yourself and Get Hired

how to promote yourself as a sex writer or content creator

Once you decide you want to make money as a sex writer or any kind of content creator, the biggest question is usually, “How?” How do I get someone to hire me? Where do I find the jobs? When will the money begin rolling in? Well, I don’t know what other people have experienced but…

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