4 Ways FOMO Kills Your Productivity

Fear of missing out hurts productivity for several reasons -- here are four

FOMO or Fear of Missing Out is an absolute drain on a lot of us. It’s not good for our confidence, our productivity, or our mindset. How do you know if FOMO has you in its ugly grips? Are you scrolling through social media, and even though it’s making you feel awful, you can’t stop?…

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How to Build a Sex Blog That Makes Money

Ultimately, building a sex blog that makes money takes time, patience, and a willingness to put yourself out there and learn new things. I hope this guide helps you whether you’re brand new to sex blogging or you’ve been doing it for a while. There are no guarantees of anything, especially when it comes to…

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All About Eroticon: An Interview with Molly Moore

episode 32 of the Smutlancer podcast is an interview with Eroticon organizer and dear friend Molly Moore

I’m back from my hiatus and happy to be podcasting again! For the first episode of October, let’s go big! In episode 32, I talk to my dear friend Molly Moore, who is also one of the organizers of Eroticon. If you don’t know, Eroticon is a conference for sex writers, bloggers, erotic authors, and…

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: September 2018

September 2018 income report for the smutlancer Kayla Lords

I hesitate to call September a “tight” month because I know there are people who will kill to earn this kind of money, but it was tight for us. We made it through and things are already looking up in the coming months. It was also nice to have a few blog and podcast sponsorships…

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How Giveaways Build an Audience and How to Plan One (Using Rafflecopter)

How Giveaways Build an Audience using Rafflecopter

I looooove hosting giveaways. From the time I set up the giveaway to the moment I get to notify a winner, I’m excited. Giving away free stuff is fun. Being the one who connects an audience to a company or product I love feels good. So…should you do a giveaway? How is it done? Why…

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9 Things New Sex Bloggers Need to Know

a growing list of things new and experienced sex bloggers need to know or be reminded of

Thanks to Quinn Rhodes for suggesting this topic. Her actual request was for a podcast episode on the things I wish I’d known or the things newbie sex bloggers need to know, and I think that’ll happen in the future. For now, let’s talk about the topic here. It’s big enough to come back to…

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What I Learned About the Sex Blogging Community from a Cross-Stitch Convention

What I Learned About the Sex Blogging Community from a Cross-Stitch Convention

In August 2018, I attended my first ever cross-stitch (a form of needlepoint) convention. Even though I’ve been stitching for 30 years, I felt completely out of my element. During it all, I learned a lot about myself, sex blogging, and communities. The first thing I learned is that there’s a convention for everything, including…

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: August 2018

August 2018 income report for Kayla Lords, the smutlancer and sex writer

I’m not going to lie to you — putting out my income and expenses onto the internet leaves me feeling extremely vulnerable. Last month I went through an anxious, rage-y thing (in my head, where no one else could see). It wasn’t until people told me how much this helped them or inspired them that…

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Creating a Path to Reach Your Smutlancing Goals SL031

episode 31 on smutlancer podcast on creating a path to reach your smutlancing goals

I’m not gonna lie. This week’s episode has me feeling vulnerable and emotional. It’s also longer than normal. Basically, my imposter syndrome is all over the damn place. But I hope it’s helpful and useful to you as you work towards your own smutlancing goals. This is one strategic path I’m taking to get some…

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Social Media Use and Presence — How Much is Enough? SL030

episode 30 is about finding the balance of our social media presence as a smutlancer

I’m back from a convention that wasn’t about business but purely about fun. Even though I’m going through con-drop, I’m also re-evaluating my relationship with social media. Not just as a private individual, but also as someone who wants to make a career online. I have no answers in this week’s episode. Only questions for…

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