As adult content creators, we’re constantly shadowbanned, kicked off platforms, and told our content isn’t welcome. Censorship is wrong and needs to be fought at all levels. But there are also realities of using non-adult (aka vanilla) platforms when you create adult content.
The Smutlancer: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
Molly and I are back again for another mailbag episode where we answer questions from smutlancers, sex bloggers, and people who are curious about how this whole thing works! Ask your questions too — it doesn’t have to be about making money or getting clients. It can be about staying motivated, finding ideas, or juggling professional and personal goals, and much much more!
A lot of sex bloggers and adult content creators worry about which social media platform to be on — or if they should be on all of them. Be shocked…we have opinions. This is a rather long episode, but we go through the big three — Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — and a few you might not have considered in the past.
Every chance we get, Molly, Michael, and I plead with sex bloggers and adult content creators to self-host their content. Yes, there’s an expense to it (think of it as an investment) and sometimes you have to wait until you can afford to do it. But it’s the only real way to protect your work and not get (completely) booted off platforms.
“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.
One of the best things you can do for your bank account and your peace of mind is find ways to earn steady and repeatable income. If you want to work with clients — writing content, editing video, creating graphics, whatever — turning one-off clients into repeat business establishes a steady income and helps you sleep a little better at night.
The summer has been a time of unplanned rest (but much needed) and navigating new financial realities in my personal life (like insurance premiums that doubled and rent that’s 50% higher than a mortgage). Business has picked up in the last few weeks — from existing and new clients — so I’ll be curious to see what happens in the fall. For now, here’s what July’s income looked like.
In this week’s Smutlancer podcast, Molly Moore and her husband, Michael Knight aka DomSigns, share their presentation from Eroticon 2019: looking at your website/sex blog with a critical eye. If you know your site needs work but don’t know where to start, this episode will help!