Saying Yes Even When You Don’t Think You’re Qualified SL020

episode 20 of the smutlancer podcast about saying yes even when you don't think you're qualified for the job

Once you begin to make money as a smutlancer, you’ll start to get offers of jobs that you’re not sure you’re qualified to do. Sometimes you won’t be, but most of the time, your concern will be fear or imposter syndrome. This week let’s talk about why you ought to say yes even when you’re…

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6 Ways to Be Consistent With Your Brand

brand consistency as a smutlancer

Branding isn’t a dirty word, and it doesn’t have to mean any of the negative things you might believe of it. We’ve discussed this before, and your brand is simply how you represent yourself and/or your business to the world. While we don’t have total control over what people think of us or how they…

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How Your Partner Feels About Your Smutlancer Life SL019

episode 19 of Smutlancer podcast discusses your partner and your career

John Brownstone (my husband and Dominant partner) joins me for a discussion about how your partner might feel about and react to your smutlancer life. If what you’re creating or writing about includes them, what they think matters very much. But even when you leave them out of your content, a supportive partner can make…

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What is Your Why?

figure out your purpose, your "why" as a creator and smutlancer

Have you ever asked yourself why? Why am I writing sex toy reviews at midnight? Why am I obsessed over sharing details of my sex life or selling this product or educating the sex-curious masses? Knowing your why as a smutlancer is as important as knowing your what. Because when things get tough — and…

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How to Make Your Client’s Content More Inclusive, Part Two

part two of tips to help make client's content more inclusive

In part one, we discussed how to help a client see why being more inclusive in their content is important. Now, let’s focus on what you can do while creating their content. This is your opportunity to let your sex positivity and professionalism shine. The content you create needs to be excellent so it makes…

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The Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do SL018

episode 19 about what sex bloggers do and don't need to do

A huge thanks to Cara Thereon — one of my favorite people — for unintentionally inspiring this podcast episode. She started a discussion on Twitter about the practice of commenting on blogs and how to handle it, and she got me thinking. We all believe there are things we should or shouldn’t be doing as…

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How to Make Your Client’s Content More Inclusive, Part One

how to help your client be more inclusive with their content

If you’re creating content for an adult client, it’s important to follow their vision, strategy, and rules for their brand. But as sex positive smutlancers, it’s equally important to be as inclusive as possible. Most of your adult clients want this (the best ones definitely do), but making it happen isn’t always easy. Adult companies…

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Writing About More than Sex to Jumpstart Your Writing Career SL017

episode 17 Smutlancer podcast discussing vanilla writing

If you’re here, I assume you either want to be a smutlancer or consider yourself one already. Creating content about sex is what this site is about, and it’s a personal passion of my own. But I wouldn’t be the freelancer I am without the vanilla content that pays the bills. For anyone else who…

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Quote a Price

ask questions before you quote a price

Some gigs you take have a set price — sponsored posts, banner ads, consulting fees, etc. If you’ve determined it’s work you’ll do, and you’ve figured out how much you want to make, it’s a take it or leave it kind of thing. This is my price. Pay it or don’t. But other work will…

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Who Are You Writing For? SL016

episode 16 of the Smutlancer Podcast - who are you writing for

The question came up, in a recent conversation, about who we write for. Do you write for yourself or your audience? Me? I write for both. Sometimes at the same time, and sometimes exclusively for one or the other. And when you write professionally, you’ve got two other groups to think about — the client…

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