The Importance of Connections and Relationships

“Networking” is the term we hear most often when it comes to forging professional connections and relationships. That sounds like a ring of Hell to me. But one thing is true — connections and relationships do help us achieve our smutlancing goals, grow our income, and build a career. Today I’m sharing what I’ve learned through connections I’ve built over the years.

In this episode:

  • Most of the connections I’ve created with brands and websites started by reaching out first.
  • Being competent and meeting deadlines helped build relationships.
  • When you want to make connections, do it with your authentic self — not by trying to get the other person or company to do something for you.
  • There are no easy rules for building relationships with colleagues and brands or how they’ll benefit you.
  • It all requires time, patience, and being true to who you really are.

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Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and a speaker with a focus on BDSM and D/s. Here at The Smutlancer, I help people who want to create content or products about sex get paid to do it. I'm sharing what I've learned as a freelancer and a sex blogger to build a career. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Kayla, for some great insights into building relationships. J. Lynn sent me your way since what you say about authenticity rings to true. Being professional, without turning yourself into someone you’re not, is so important. There are compromises along the way, but they can pay off over time. Thanks for the podcast, even if you had to do it all by yourself…

    • Kayla Lords says:

      Glad you’re here, and that you enjoyed the podcast. The best thing I’ve ever done for my peace of mind AND my career is to be who I am instead of who I thought I was supposed to be. I think that’s the key in any business, even if the path is slower. 🙂

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