The Smutlancers: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
Having multiple revenue streams is a “best practice” when you work for yourself, so you’re not overly reliant on income from a single source. In the monthly review, Kayla takes a look at her streams of revenue as they change and (hopefully) grow over time — to see if the streams can become more balanced. Check out the March 2021 report.
Ducky DooLittle (she/her) is one of the OGs of smutlancing, long before Kayla ever made up the word! She’s a sex educator, author, and expert in the sex toy industry. Learn more about her as a smutlancer in this month’s spotlight!
In this month’s book review, Chase reviews Rework, written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, founders of Basecamp. He shares several takeaways from the book that may help Smutlancers as you build your business and create your content.
Following every SEO tip, trick, or best practice you can find and still not ranking? A lot goes into search ranking but one of the most important factors is E-A-T. What is it? How do you do it? And how can it help your smutlancer site? Here’s what you need to know.
Want to get your erotica published — online, in a book, or as an audio story? Check out the March 2021 list of submission opportunities. Some have specific deadlines, while others are available on an ongoing basis.
For the second month, I’m sharing revenue earned rather than income generated. The numbers were lower compared to January but still something to be proud of. Curious about the money side of things? Check out my revenue report.
If you wonder how your favorite smutlancing idol got all those Twitter followers or has such a big follower count on Instagram, they all started at zero. Girl on the Net shares a few universal tips which can help you grow your social media audience.
Lotus RopeWolf (he/him) and Blane (she/her) are romantic partners who love BDSM so much they came together to teach. Their relationship includes BDSM (D/S dynamics) and ethical non-monogamy.
Mistakes happen to everyone, but the important thing is to recognize them for what they are and do better in the future. Christine Estel (she/her) shares two mistakes she made after seeing a call for pitches on Twitter. She’s not the first one this has happened to, and she won’t be the last.
Let’s face it — feedback, in the form of direct criticism, subtle jabs, and random comments on the internet are all part of the smutlancer life. Chase Tramel (he/him), resident Smutlancer book reviewer and avid reader, reviews Thanks for the Feedback, a book designed to help us all get better at both giving feedback and more importantly, taking it.
Ever look around at other smutlancers and wonder how you think you’ll ever be as good as them? You’re not alone. It’s not that you suck (you definitely don’t). It’s that imposter syndrome is trying to convince you that you’re no good. So let’s talk about that.