Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: June 2019

I feel like I just did this for May. Partly because I did just do it (in the middle of last month) and partly because June flew by for me. I worked than usual in May and June and my income will reflect that, but it was a level that allowed me to focus on other projects. So no complaints here.

June 2019 Income

June income is primarily based on work completed in May. I bill clients on the last day of every month, and they have 10 days to pay. Affiliate sales tend to pay quarterly, but some pay monthly. I break down my freelance writing between vanilla and sex content because I want to show what’s possible in either category.

I needed the break from so many client projects (earlier this year) but the downside is that my income reflects the lack of work.

  • Freelance Writing
    • Vanilla Content: $350.00
    • Sex/Adult Content: $5050.00
  • Affiliate Sales: —
  • Podcast Sponsorship: —
  • Sponsored Blog Posts: $300
  • Website Sponsorship: —
  • Banner Ads: —
  • Book Sales: $10.17
  • Patreon: $350.31
  • Consulting: —
  • Donations: —
  • Bonus (from client): —
  • Product Sales: $285.92

Total Income: $6,346.40 (down $2,401.29 from May)

June 2019 Expenses

Some expenses are monthly, some quarterly, and some annual. Taxes are something I save for monthly to be paid quarterly. A few annual expenses came due this past month, plus we had a set up cost or two to deal with.

  • Web Hosting: $42.98
  • Domain Renewals: $27.95
  • Podcast Hosting: $32.00
  • Canva: $109.00
  • Buffer: $10.00
  • InLinkz: $2.99 (linky tool for Masturbation Monday)
  • Blog Contributors: $21
  • Taxes: $1000.00
  • Payment Fees (PayPal, Stripe): $167.23
  • Shipping/Postage: $43.55
  • Tech Support: $60.00
  • DepositPhotos (stock photo): — $29.00
  • MailerLite (email newsletter): $15.00
  • Rafflecopter: $13.00
  • Zencastr (podcast recording tool): $12.75
  • Podcast Connect (registration fee): $20.00

Total Expenses: $1,606.45 (down $140.74 from May)

We had different expenses this month but approximately the same as most amount as any other money. While I wish it had decreased in relation to income, things don’t always work that way.

June 2019 Net Income: $4,739.95 (↓ $2,260.55 from May)

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I’m not gonna lie. This number took me by surprise. I didn’t realize the dip was so big. But we sold our condo at the end of May and didn’t feel this pinch in June. Income for July will be a little higher than June — I know because I sent out invoices this morning — but not by much. In the meantime, I’ve got other projects in the works to help increase blog income.

Which, for me, is the upside to working less than normal. I have time to focus on other side projects. Hopefully it will pay off in the long run.

June wasn’t the worst month in the past 12 months (that honor goes to September/October 2018) but it is the lowest month of 2019. Which is definitely a reality as a smutlancer. Income fluctuates and not always in ways you can predict.

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.

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