Deciding If It’s Time to Quit Your Day Job

episode 41 discusses deciding if it's time to quit your day job

This week’s topic was inspired by a conversation I recently had with Amy Norton of Coffee and Kink. How do you know when it’s the right time to quit your day job and become a full time smutlancer? I wish there was an easy answer, but life is never that simple. This is a really…

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: November 2018

November 2018 smutlancer income report

Very quickly you’ll see that November was a very good month in my smutlancer life. One client doubled the work they wanted me to do and increased my pay to match that additional work. I knew it was coming but this was the first month I felt the increase. More money comes with more responsibilities,…

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The Big Fling

**Full disclosure, I am the editor-in-chief of The Big Fling and receive all pitches and work with contributors. “Here at The Big Fling, our mission is to fight toxic masculinity in dating, hookups, and relationships. We don’t care who you love or how you love, as long as it’s healthy, positive, and consensual.” URL: Payment:…

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Finding Your Own Path

episode of 40 of the smutlancer podcast talks about finding your path as a creative person

In this week’s episode, I want to encourage everyone to stop worrying about what “everyone” does or that “no one” does the thing you want to try. As a freelancer, a sex blogger, a creative person of any kind, the best thing we can ever do is find and follow our own path. Even if…

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Smutlancer Privacy and Anonymity on Social Media

How private should you keep your information online? How anonymous do you want to be? I won’t pretend to have the answers to either of these questions. The reality is that we all have to decide for ourselves how out and open we want to be — and how safe we feel. But every time…

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Being Thankful as a Smutlancer and Sex Blogger

episode 39 of the Smutlancer podcast is about being thankful as a smutlancer and sex blogger

Thanksgiving is nearly here for the U.S., and it’s a time when many of us start thinking about what we’re thankful for. While there are a lot of legitimate challenges and dumpster fires in the world, there are things we can be grateful for, too. If we don’t hold onto the bright spots where we…

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29 Things You Can Do to Help Grow Your Audience: Maintenance Edition

29 sex blog and social media maintenance things you can do to help build your audience

Anyone in the mood for actionable tips? I love having higher level, philosophic conversations, but sometimes it’s nice to have a checklist of things to do. Especially if it helps you achieve your sex blogging goals, even if in subtle ways. So, in no particular order, here are some things you can do right now…

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When You Feel Like Quitting

episode 38 of the Smutlancer podcast discusses feeling like you want to quit on all your goals

In episode 38, I discuss that moment when you’re so overwhelmed that you feel like quitting on all your smutlancing goals. It happened to me quite recently, and I think I figured out a good process to use to deal with it. If you’ve felt that way, you’re not alone, and I don’t think we…

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How Often Should You Publish Content?

How Often Should You Publish Content On Your Sex Blog

If you’ve been here for any amount of time, you know I tend to harp on blogging (or creating any content) on a consistent basis. Basically, create a schedule that you can live with and do your best to stick with it. Sounds simple, but the next question at least a few people ask is…

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Getting Paid as a Smutlancer

episode 37 of the Smutlancer podcast discusses getting paid

We spend a lot of time, as smutlancers, saying that we should be paid for our work, and that’s completely true. But once you’ve secured the agreement for payment, there’s still a lot of work to be done — and a lot of ways where things can go wrong. Deserving payment is one thing, but…

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