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Smutlancer Monthly Income and Revenue Report: November 2020

November was a good month in terms of income, revenue, and my smutlancing life. As we’re barreling towards the end of 2020 (which makes me think both, “Oh thank fucking gawd!” and “HOW?!”), a lot of plans are being made for what 2021 will look like. That’s reflected in my expenses more than anything, but there are plenty of plans that don’t involve spending (yet). Let’s jump into because there’s a lot here. November 2020 Income *A change I’ve made to this income report is to remove (or not include) income I’m not personally putting in my bank account even...

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Smutlancer Spotlight: Dirty Lola

Hey Folks! Are you feeling a little burned out from 2020? If you are, you aren’t alone. I’m right there with you. I can’t speak for you, but I know for me, I’m learning that it’s important to take breaks from sex-related content. While I enjoy being in this industry, I need some time to veg out in front of the TV and find ways to recharge my internal batteries, especially during this pandemic. I used to feel guilty about feeling this way because many of my peers consume this content 24/7 and don’t seem to need a break. I’ve...

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Thank You to Our 2020 Smutlancers Contributors!

Here at Smutlancers, we work with regular contributors who write monthly columns and we also accept pitches from other writers who may have an idea we like. We want to recognize everyone who helped make The Smutlancers a resource for other creators in 2020!

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Book Review: Start Finishing

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click and make a purchase, we make a small commission. The money we make here helps pay our writers and supports Kayla’s need for coffee. Starting projects can be relatively easy. I probably have at least five projects on the back burner right now, shoved into the metaphorical or physical closet. I’ve used several methodologies for project management, from as simple as an ongoing to-do list to as complex as Scrum, which is quite popular in the tech world. Not much stuck until I started reading and integrating ideas from Start...

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How to Deal with Writer’s Block in a Pandemic

I think we can all agree, this pandemic has left many of us well…not in the best frame of mind. If we’re not worried about COVID19, we’re worried about our family and friends contracting it, our finances, the works. So when it comes down to work productivity, it’s not uncommon that many of us feel like we just can’t do anything. I’ve been feeling like this since March. So much to think about and I want to write enough to fill a novel, but can’t. Or rather, not as quickly as I want to, and coming from a self-confessed perfectionist,...

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Quick Update: Podcast Schedule Change

Nothing much going on in this episode other than a small podcast schedule change for the rest of 2020. Hopefully by the December episode, we’ll be able to tell you what the podcast will look like in 2021, but we’re still figuring that out.

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How to Expand Your Erotic Fiction Writing

Writing erotic fiction is fun but it is a limited field. Some authors can and do make a living from their fiction alone but if you’re not one of them, don’t despair! There are lots of us who diversify our writing portfolio to bring in the cash. How do you do it though? Here are some suggestions based on my real-life experience of going from Victoria Blisse erotica author to the queen of smut. 

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: October 2020

Get your chart geek on in what we should call the transparency report. Not only am I sharing my income and expenses as a Smutlancer (as usual), with the permission of my business partners, I’m also sharing gross totals from each revenue stream I’m a part of, with a pie chart!

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Managing Multiple Social Media Accounts

We’ve been asked a few times, “How do I handle multiple Twitter accounts?” And our response is, “We wish we knew!” That’s because, we feel like we struggle with the balance of personal social media, professional social media, and social media management on behalf of clients. That being said, we have come up with strategies, tools, and methods to do the best we can.