Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: November 2019

The past several weeks have been a complete whirlwind — I blame the holidays. My primary focus is keeping my head above water, planning for 2020, and getting things done before my two week hiatus from all things blog/podcast/video. Even though we’re looking at November’s income here, I’m already excited for December because some promising things have been happening — that I hope will carry on into the new year.

But first, let’s look at November 2019!

November 2019 Income

November income is primarily based on work completed in October. 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.

  • Freelance Writing
    • Vanilla Content: $790.00
    • Sex/Adult Content: $5775.00
  • Affiliate Sales: $23.80
  • Podcast Sponsorship: $100
  • Sponsored Blog Posts: $125
  • Website Sponsorship: —
  • Banner Ads: —
  • Book Sales: $6.90
  • Patreon: $602.00
  • Consulting: —
  • Donations: —
  • Bonus (from client): —
  • Product Sales: $60.44

Total Income: $7,483.14 (up $204.46 from October)

November 2019 Expenses

Some expenses are monthly, some quarterly, and some annual. Taxes are something I save for monthly to be paid quarterly. .

  • Web Hosting: $42.98
  • Domain Renewals: —
  • Podcast Hosting: $32.00
  • Canva: —
  • Buffer: $10.00
  • InLinkz: $2.99 (linky tool for Masturbation Monday)
  • Blog Contributors: $21
  • Taxes: $1000.00
  • Payment Fees (PayPal, Stripe): $260.71
  • Shipping/Postage: $30.49
  • Tech Support: $66.95
  • DepositPhotos (stock photo): — $29.00
  • MailerLite (email newsletter): $15.00
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: $20.00
  • Office Supplies (2 new office chairs!): $318.91

Total Expenses: $1,851.02 (up $359.53 from October)

November 2019 Net Income: $5,632.129 (↓ $155.07 from October)

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As you can see, although my income was higher in November than October, my net was lower because of extra expenses. Our household expenses stabilized which made me feel more comfortable spending on the business. (All our extra cash has gone to paying bills recently.) And in December, I purchased more things with the hopes of actively recouping those costs on future projects. I’ll explain more on that in the December report, though.

This is a time of year when I’m often busier with client work but that doesn’t appear to be true this year. Honestly, I’m okay with that. The money is always nice, especially at the holidays, but I start to feel very burned out by the time the new year rolls around. I hope I spend my down time focusing on my own goals instead and start 2020 with a fresh perspective.

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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