The Smutlancers: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
Girl on the Net (she/her) gets a lot of questions on the smutlancing life. Those that she’s more likely to answer tend to all follow a similar pattern. It’s okay to reach out and ask for help (we encourage it!) but how you ask matters and what you ask will determine if you get an answer that’s helpful or not.
Kayla breaks down her revenue streams as a smutlancer for the month of April to show how she earns money creating content about sex. The goal is to balance out the different streams so that a loss in one doesn’t have such a big impact on her bottom line. This is how that went this month.
Want to get your smutty words in front of more readers? Calliope (they/them) compiled a list of erotica submissions — some with upcoming deadlines and some that accept submissions all the time!
April’s Smutlancer Spotlight features the sensual pleasure activist Seshata Rose (she/her). Chelsea talks to her about her journey, who inspires her, and what she wants her legacy to be as a smutlancer.
Kayla Lords (she/her) shares her experiences growing the Loving BDSM community through Patreon including which features she used and how she used them. She also shares tips and best practices as a NSFW creator on the platform.
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.