How to Make Money as a Smutlancer

A smutlancer is someone who creates content about sex (usually by writing about it) and makes money doing it. You can make money through your sex blog, working as a freelancer with clients, or any number of ways. But your focus is on sexual content and getting paid.

I started out as an accidental smutlancer in about 2014 before deciding that this is what I wanted to be when I grew up. It’s worked out well and now I’m sharing what I’ve learned over the years.

Smutlancer Revenue Streams:

Which revenue stream sounds most appealing to you. Pick one, many, or all of these options from the list below. I’ve shared my experiences, thoughts, and tips on how to do each of them.

Affiliate Marketing


Fiction Writing

Ghost Writing

Pitching Publications

Social Media Influencer

Sponsored Posts

Smutlancer Income Reports: To give you an example of what’s possible, I publish monthly reports looking at both my income and my expenses.

Making Patreon Work for You: Patreon is a popular option for smutlancers but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Here’s what I’ve learned since joining the platform in 2015.

What It Takes to Make Smutlancing a Full-Time Job: I’m all about real talk, and this is part of that. Want to go full-time? Here’s what you need to know.

7 Questions to Ask Before You Quote a Price: Getting that initial request to work for someone else is exciting. But before you throw out a quick price, ask a few questions.

When Will My Sex Blog Make Money?: If sex blogging is in your list of potential income, this is a question you’re definitely asking yourself. Here’s what you need to know.

Why You Need Multiple Streams of Income: Smutlancing isn’t your typical 9-5 job (thank goodness!) which means it’s never a good idea to depend on one source of income.