How to Build a Sex Blog That Makes Money

Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

13 Responses

  1. N says:

    This is so helpful, there are things I didn’t know here and I have been giving people advice on starting blogs (major oops). Especially about TOS violations regarding making money off the major blogging platforms – I don’t know how I dodged this bullet for so long.

    I am definitely redesigning my blog now. You have given me so much to think about. Thank you forever.

    • Kayla Lords says:

      You’re so welcome!

      And the fact that the blogging platforms are so indiscriminate is what’s infuriating. They don’t apply the rules evenly so you can last for ages with no problems, until the day they decide to do a purge — with no warning, of course.

      Glad this helps!

  2. Cydney says:

    I’ve found this page so incredibly helpful I’ve even bookmarked it. Thanks ever so much. As a sex blogger just starting out this has been really invaluable. There was so much of this I had no idea about.

  3. Great extensive article on setting up a blog, its one of the more thorough ones i’ve read.

  4. Sunny says:

    Hello Kayla,
    Thank you for the most informative post on the subject that I have read. I learned a lot!! Now I know how to get started.
    Still, I have a couple of questions, if I may:
    1) How do we deal with adult content (age 18+) on a hosted blog? I thought this type of blogs would need a pop-up or sort to ensure that the reader is 18 years old or older?
    2) Can you recommend site(s)/post(s) about the legality issues involved in writing adult content?
    3) What about the data privacy compliance issue/law?
    4) how do you promote your content? i.e. once you write a post, do you count solely on SEO? do you publish several social media posts?
    5) Even if you site does not include porn or explicit photos, some of the affiliate ads may have images on the boarder-line.
    5.1. – how does the host accept this?
    5.2. how do we go about selecting the best adds for the site, if the affiliate or adsence(whatever company) selects them for you…(?) does this make sense? I know nothing about this, just obseving …

  5. Theon Nord says:

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write this guide. I refer to it again and again

  6. Amy says:

    Great article Kayla, and it’s true, it takes time and hard work. Example: my blog started growing recently after almost a year and writing over 25 articles a month, every month. Take your time and be smart. Thanks for writing. Amy

  7. Overkink says:

    Hi, thank you for sharing this guide about sex blog. I have actually a blog that started a couple of months and I hope it will go well. This is a big help for me as a beginner blogger.

  8. Hi,

    Thanks for the tips learnt new things, my problem is monetization and traffic

  9. Jim Kratz says:

    I have heard of blogs and memes, but not blog memes. I run a few different affiliate sites, but have also integrated blogs into them so I can post “news’ish” content and link to the real content. writers block always happens… i never know what the heck to write about. When I do think of something its usually less than 200 words. Can follow other blogs. thanks for the tip : )

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