How to Build a Sex Blog That Makes Money

Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and a speaker with a focus on BDSM and D/s. Here at The Smutlancer, I help people who want to create content or products about sex get paid to do it. I'm sharing what I've learned as a freelancer and a sex blogger to build a career. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone.

8 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 …
    Thanks.

  5. Theon Nord says:

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

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