In a recent group chat for Smutlancers community members (through Patreon — you do know about our Smutlancers Patreon, right?!?!), we got into a discussion about figuring out your audience. The idea being that...
The Smutlancer: Writing about sex and getting paid to do it
October went by in a total blur. My focus was on health issues more than anything else, and I’m glad that I have some level of dependable income as a smutlancer. As long as I get my contracted worked done, I know approximately how much I’ll get paid. There were a few pleasant surprises — like a higher than normal affiliate payout — but it was a typical month.
I’m giving you a checklist, a series of things to do to see improvement. Yeah, it’s not my usual style, but I think most of these steps can help you be more productive. And by “productive” I don’t mean hustle-and-grind-it-out. I mean, get the stuff done you want to get done and accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Have you received an email or two (or a dozen) with an extremely vague request for a guest blog post on your site — from an unknown person or site? It may or may not mention a backlink. It may or may not mention payment. What is this about? How should you handle it? In a twist that shocks no one, I’ve got thoughts.
A lot of us obsess over our stats and want the numbers to be better than they are. In this week’s podcast episode, Molly and Michael talk about using your stats in a way that actually helps you — including what tools to use and how to get the most from the information your stats provide.