The Smutlancer: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it

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Smutlancer Q&A: August 2020 Mailbag

Every month, Molly and I answer smutlancer questions in our mailbag episode. This month, we answer questions on where to pitch your writing, how to stay consistent, and how to apologize less often.

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: July 2020

Of all the things on my mind in July, my income wasn’t really one of them. I’m well aware of my privilege here, although I’ve newly arrived at it. But it also means that whatever numbers are below will be a surprise to me — good or bad, so I have no immediate thoughts on what July was like. Other than a very long month.

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Finding the Balance When You Can’t Keep Up

Keep up with what? It could be anything, but specific to our conversation, we refer to your (and our) to-do list, goals, work promised to clients, etc. The topic comes from a question Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) asked us about maintaining a work-life balance when chronic conditions (like mental health) get in the way — without working seven days a week and burning yourself out (or making yourself worse).

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Picking a WordPress Theme

In this week’s episode, Molly and Michael talk about picking a WordPress theme for your site! This is an extremely important decision — but it can also be a difficult one. Whether your current site needs an update or you’re building a new site, give this episode a listen!

Using Social Media for Self-Care 0

Using Social Media for Self-Care

Social media is a useful tool for all kinds of smutlancers from promotion to growing your audience to finding work — but it also as its downsides. Quinn Rhodes (ze/hir) shares hir experiences with the downsides of social media and how ze uses it for self-care.

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Collaborating In the Way That Works for You

This week’s episode is a mash-up of two ideas I thought I had strong opinions about: collaboration and hiring people to do the tasks you can’t or don’t want to do. As in past episodes, this is a look at my current experience and thinking on the topic, as well as (hopefully) a few useful tips.

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Smutlancers Q&A: July 2020 Mailbag

Every month we answer questions from Smutlancers on a variety of topics. This month, the questions went a bit deeper from navigating how to speak about (and stand-up for) more inclusivity in the sex blogging community to how to support causes that matter to you. (Also, it’s episode 100 but we had no idea when we recorded this!)

June 2020 Smutlancer Income Report 0

Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: June 2020

June 2020 was better than June 2019 and yet, my net income has fallen several hundred dollars since the beginning of the year. Not sure if that means anything, but I only know it because I track my income each month. We shall see if it’s an indication of anything significant or just a typical blip in the life of a freelancer.