Getting Paid as a Smutlancer

We spend a lot of time, as smutlancers, saying that we should be paid for our work, and that’s completely true. But once you’ve secured the agreement for payment, there’s still a lot of work to be done — and a lot of ways where things can go wrong. Deserving payment is one thing, but actually getting paid is another. In this episode, let’s talk about actually getting paid as a smutlancer.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed
  • Different types of work and situations require different ways of handling payments
  • You need an invoicing/payment system. 
  • Set or know the rules for how you’ll be paid based on the work you’re doing:
    • Clients — create billing and payment policies
    • Blog sponsorship — create a payment policy
    • Writing for other sites — follow their guidelines
    • When selling products — no payment, no product
  • Be prepared to follow up when you’re not paid
    • Clients — reminders, discontinue work
    • Blog — no money, no work
    • Other outlets — follow up and nag
  • Sometimes you don’t get paid 
    • Could get an attorney but typically more expensive than the money you’re losing
    • Could go to small claims court, but same problem
  • When you pay for services you don’t receive: don’t let up
    • To avoid: set an agreed upon deadline
    • Discuss communication and notifications before work begins
    • Don’t let up when you don’t receive the goods or service you paid for

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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.

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