As time goes on this list will grow and change. Below is a list of resources that we recommend for smutlancing writers:
Events to Attend
Eroticon: Whether you’re a sex blogger writing about your personal kinks, a sex toy reviewer who’s looking for a new way to get off, or a sexpert who wants to educate the public, Eroticon in London is a can’t-miss event. (Full disclosure: Molly organizes the whole thing, and Kayla is a past speaker.)
Books to Read
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Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein – Read Kayla’s review
Enjoy Sex: A Practical and Inclusive Gude by Dr. Meg-John Barker and Justin Hancock – Read Kayla’s review
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*T Together by Sherry and Rob Walling
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Dan Pink
Websites to Check Out
CopyBlogger: Good copywriting, blogging for business information regardless of genre or niche. They offer a ton of educational resources, especially good if you want to work in the non-sex-writing field, too.
ProBlogger: Kayla has used their Job Board to find multiple writing jobs (outside of sex). They also have a widely read blog and a popular podcast.
Podcasts to Listen To
Unemployable: Brian Clark founded CopyBlogger and has found a way to make himself unemployable – that is, he could get a job but he doesn’t want one. Want to learn more about working for yourself? Tune in!
Zen Founder: When you work as a smutlancer, you’re working for yourself, and it can mess with your head. Zen Founder lets you know you’re not alone and gives you tricks and tips to handle the weirdness a little better.
Hustle + Heart: Want to know how to start or maintain a business and still have a life? Angelica and Charisma share their experiences and views on current events, keeping their business going in all the ups and downs of life, and how they take care of themselves as creatives and entrepreneurs. Each episode feels like sitting down to chat with friends.
Being Boss: This podcast, hosted by Emily Thompson has gone through an upheaval since summer 2020, and a lot has been shared with listeners, which is something we can relate to. From learning to trust your intuition to dealing with imposter syndrome, this podcast covers a lot of topics that self-employed smutlancers need to know.