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Welcome to Elust #114! The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at Elust.

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Smutlancer Monthly Income Report: December 2018

Yes, we’re in a new year, but finances don’t always follow calendars. Which is why we’re still talking about December 2018 in terms of income. December was the best financial month of my entire life, and I still haven’t wrapped my head around it yet. Will it continue through 2019? That’s the goal, of course, but let’s deal with the here and now. December 2018 Income My December income is primarily based on work completed in November. I bill clients on the last day of every month, and they have 10 days to pay. Affiliate sales tend to pay quarterly,...


How to Build a Sex Blog That Makes Money

Ultimately, building a sex blog that makes money takes time, patience, and a willingness to put yourself out there and learn new things. I hope this guide helps you whether you’re brand new to sex blogging or you’ve been doing it for a while. There are no guarantees of anything, especially when it comes to making money online. You can have the most beautiful site, but if you have to create good content and build an audience. Your content can be amazing, but if your site is hard to navigate and harder to read, you’ll find it tough to build...

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All About Eroticon: An Interview with Molly Moore

I’m back from my hiatus and happy to be podcasting again! For the first episode of October, let’s go big! In episode 32, I talk to my dear friend Molly Moore, who is also one of the organizers of Eroticon. If you don’t know, Eroticon is a conference for sex writers, bloggers, erotic authors, and anyone creating content about sex. Going in 2017 changed me, for the better, and validated all of my work leading to that moment and my dreams and goals going forward. It’s a life-changing experience, and if you can get there, I highly recommend it. In...

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How Do I Get Paid to Write About Sex or Anything Else?

A kink friend of mine, who recently started her own blog, emailed me with a seemingly simple question, and I’m not sure I’ve ever answered it succinctly here. Not that I’m sure I can now, but we’ll try. The Question How do I get started as a paid writer? Was it hard for you to get started and where did you begin? The Answer There’s no single correct path on this, but I’ll share all the ways I started my freelance writing career. For me, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be because there are a million...

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How to Calculate Your Rates Part 1

I started writing this piece and realized I had 1500 words written with more to say. While I’m probably gaining a reputation around here for being a bit…wordy (pardon the bad pun), I don’t want to overwhelm you either. Calculating your rates is a big job. It’s not set in stone, and you can (and should) adjust over time. But if you’ve never given your rates much thought beyond accepting whatever is offered, it’s time to think a bit bigger. In part one (of two) on calculating your rates, let’s look at the different factors to consider as you decide...

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Why You Really Need a Blog, Even If It’s Not a Sex Blog

To blog or not to blog, that is the question for so many writers. Of course, the inverse of that for sex bloggers is “to pitch or not to pitch.” When you’ve already got a sex blog, you wonder if you’re “qualified” to pitch ideas to websites or charge for your writing. When you write for publications or publish books, you wonder if you really have anything to say in a blog. Or, said another way, do you really need a sex blog? Does anyone need a sex blog? Well, some of us will tell you it keeps us sane,...

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Get Ready to Work Hard as a Sex Writer

Can I lay out several cold, hard facts on writing – about sex or some other topic – for you? Sometimes you have to write even when you hate the assignment. We all feel like frauds sometimes. Most of us are envious of other sex writers, wishing we could do what they’re doing. Over time, I’m sure I’ll talk more about these truths, but the biggest of them all is this: Making money at writing is hard work. Writing about sex is hard work. Writing is hard work. And if you’re not prepared to work for what you want, then get...