In this episode, I let it get weird and share some of my own thoughts on making shifts, changing paths, and deciding which direction to follow. I share not because I have answers but to show that it’s a messy process.
Show notes and episode information for The Smutlancer Podcast. It’s a show about the life of a smutlancer, what it takes to build an audience, and all the things we think and worry about.
We’re not tax, accounting, bookkeeping, or money experts AT ALL, but all of those things have evolved as we’ve grown as smutlancers. So we recorded ourselves talking about it, while trying to throw in a few helpful tips.
Not every smutlancer pitches their ideas to other websites, but many do. If you’re a writer, it’s likely that you’ve done it or considered it. In this episode, I’m speaking specifically about writing non-fiction. Sites that publish fiction have slightly different expectations and requirements (although some of these tips are universal).
It didn’t feel right coming back from a brief break on the podcast and NOT discussing the state of the world, at least from the perspective of how we’re handling things. Pardon the ramble, but we wanted to talk about these things so we can firmly move on from the topic (while also acknowledging the reality of how pandemics impact our smutlancer lives) in future episodes.
It can be a struggle to find the sweet spot of enough patrons to make a difference in your income while also offering the right benefits/perks to entice people to pledge. I don’t have all the answers, but in this episode, I share what I’ve learned over the years about using Patreon.