The Smutlancers: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
You don’t have to write a sex toy review to write about a sex toy. In fact, thinking creatively about how to share your experience (good or bad) with a product will not only help your readers, it may help you rank in search, too. Not sure what your options are? Girl on the Net (she/her) shares a few ideas!
Trying to make money as an erotic author? Calliope (they/them) puts together a list of different submission opportunities each month — some with deadlines and others that are always looking for new stories. Take a look at the round-up for July 2021!
Kayla lost *more* freelance work in June and it’s been a big hit to her revenue. The pie chart might look more even, but the total amount is a big change. Check out this month’s Smutlancer revenue report to learn more and to find out how she’s handling it.
This month, Chelsea Hamlet (she/her) interviewed none other than Orpheus Black (he/him). It was so jam-packed, we have a full video version so you can get all the gems we couldn’t fit in the article. Orpheus has been in the pleasure industry for over 20 years. He combines Buddhism with BDSM AND is openly poly. Check out our interview where we talk about his journey, spirituality, and much more.
Have The Business of Being a Writer on your wishlist? chase tramel (he/him) reviewed it for us, and you might not want to add it to your cart just yet. Here are his thoughts.
Looking for a home for your sexy stories? Is erotica part of your smutlancing career? Calliope (they/them) compiled a big round-up of erotic writing submission opportunities — paid and unpaid. No matter your preferred style or genre, there’s something for you.
Stuck in the cycle of stacking your to-do list with too many commitments and having little time left for your smutlancing? Quinn Rhodes (he/him) shares his experiences and thoughts on learning to say no so we can make time for his own smutlancing priorities.
Income goes up, income goes down. The roller coaster can be stressful, but it can also present new opportunities and paths. With a serious dip in Smutlancer income, Kayla may need a slightly altered path to bring her income back up. Check out this month’s revenue report to learn more.
Ashley Cobb, “your favorite friend in filth”, is a sexpert, leader, and influencer known for her fun, down to earth and practical commentary that’s been featured in top media outlets to include Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Self Magazine, Women’s Health, Black Love Doc, Shape, and many more. She’s also the sex advice columnist for Madame Noire.
There’s more to diversity and inclusion than simply changing a detail or two about a character. Your characters need to feel like real people, not stereotypes or like you’re trying to meet a quota. Auntie Vice shares several tips on how to write diverse characters and do it well.
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.