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

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Give Yourself Time to Accomplish Your Goals

Depending on who you listen to, it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill or it takes ten years to find “success”depending on how you define it. Whether either are true or not, both...

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October 2019 Mailbag

In this month’s mailbag episode, we answer several questions AND respond to comments. There’s even a Molly rant towards the end. We’re talking about copyright, trademarks, self hosting, publishing erotic books, and pitching yourself for the smutlancer job you want.

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7 Ways I Use Canva Every Day as a Smutlancer

If you’re a writer (smutty or otherwise) you might think you never have to worry about images or graphics. You work with words — writing for clients, running your sex blog, and publishing your erotic writing. But if you’re like me, you might bemoan the fact that you have zero graphics skills. That’s why I love, love, love Canva — I use it so much I pay for Canva Pro.

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Spoiler alert: Both Molly and I have some level of imposter syndrome, and even though we both know better, it still gets to us more often than we’d like. We’re talking about our experiences with it, our tips for dealing with it, and most importantly, forgiving yourself when you realize you let it get to you.

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Show Me the Money: Sponsored Content and Advertising

One big way that many smutlancers make a little (or a lot of) cash is through sponsored content and ads. We talk about it a LOT around here, and this week, Molly Moore and Michael Knight are sharing their perspectives from a technical and ethical perspective.

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: August 2019

In terms of income, August is a good month — right in the average for what I’ve been earning in the past 12 months. But I’ve also had to face realities in my personal spending. Earning more money doesn’t mean you know how to spend it wisely or make sound financial decisions.

episode 61 of the Smutlancers podcast is hosted by Kayla Lords and discusses navigating non-adult platforms when you create adult content 0

Using Vanilla Platforms for Adult Content

As adult content creators, we’re constantly shadowbanned, kicked off platforms, and told our content isn’t welcome. Censorship is wrong and needs to be fought at all levels. But there are also realities of using non-adult (aka vanilla) platforms when you create adult content.

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September 2019 Mailbag

Molly and I are back again for another mailbag episode where we answer questions from smutlancers, sex bloggers, and people who are curious about how this whole thing works! Ask your questions too — it doesn’t have to be about making money or getting clients. It can be about staying motivated, finding ideas, or juggling professional and personal goals, and much much more!