How Do I Know if I’m Good Enough to Get Paid?

how do I know if I'm good enough to get paid

I remember asking myself this question before I became a vanilla freelancer and then before I pitched my first sex writing article. Am I good enough to get paid? How do I know? The short answer is…you don’t. But here are a few ideas to help you decide when it’s time to pitch your idea,…

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Knowing When to Quit SL025

Smutlancer podcast episode 25 discusses knowing when to quit

I’m one of those cheerful, optimistic, and determined people that doesn’t talk much about quitting. Mostly because I’ll (usually) do everything in my power to avoid it. But sometimes, the best choice you can make for yourself, your goals, and your sanity is to quit what isn’t working. So let’s talk about that on the…

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Do You Need an Email Newsletter?

discussing the need for an email newsletter

Thinking of starting an email newsletter? Wondering if it’s really necessary? Have one and don’t know if it’s worth the time? The answer to the email question is…it depends. If you find yourself checking your personal email on your phone multiple times a day and your work email even more often, you already know how…

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5 Types of Content to Create for Your Sex Blog or Adult Website

5 Different Types of Content for Your Sex Blog

When you think website or blog content, you likely think of text first. Yes, overwhelmingly, this is true. But not all written content is the same, and not all your content has to be written at all. If you have a sex blog, you likely already share personal experiences, erotic fiction, or thoughts on sex…

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Slow Progress Isn’t a Sign of Failure SL024

Slow Progress Isn't Failure - podcast episode 24

I admit to going on a tangent in this one, but the overall message is pretty clear (hopefully): Slow progress isn’t a sign of failure. No shame if you’re moving at the speed of a sloth, y’all. In this episode: This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed. The overnight success probably…

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How Do I Get Paid to Write About Sex or Anything Else?

How to get paid to write about sex or anything

A kink friend of mine, who recently started her own blog, emailed me with a seemingly simple question, and I’m not sure I’ve ever answered it succinctly here. Not that I’m sure I can now, but we’ll try. The Question How do I get started as a paid writer? Was it hard for you to…

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Dealing with Fear SL023

episode 23 of the Smutlancer podcast about dealing with fear

Fear seems to be on my mind this week. First a blog post (link below) and now 35 minutes on the topic in the podcast. We can’t always conquer fear, but we can learn how to run through, work around it, and deal with it. I hope these tips help you deal with your fear.…

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6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Being Wrong and Publish Your Content Anyway

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Being Wrong and Publish Your Content Anyway

When you write or talk about sex, sexuality, and gender, there’s almost always someone waiting in the wings to tell you how wrong you are. They’ll tell you your topic is disgusting or you’re using the wrong words. Maybe they’ll throw some social media hate your way, making it feel like the entire world thinks…

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4 Reasons Not to Delete Blog Posts (and 3 Reasons You Should)

Reasons Not to Delete Blog Posts and Reasons Why You Might

From the very first, let me say, of course you can delete any blog post you want from your website. It’s your website! But before you do, I just want you to think about why you’re doing it. Based on your business and content goals, it’s not always a good idea. In the interest of…

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How to Take Small Steps to Achieve Your Big Goals SL022

how to use small steps to achieve long term goals

I never feel like I’m going enough or that I’ll ever reach my own goals, and I know other smutlancers feel the same way. Part rant, part ramble, here are my tips for how to take small steps to keep moving forward to achieve your big goals — especially when it seems like you’ll never…

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