Category: Smutlancer Life

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How I Organize My Work Day | Smutlancer Process

Finding the right process helps me get work done, stay efficient, and not feel like I’m spinning my wheels. It lets me get more done in a day than I otherwise might — without using extra energy or sitting in front of a screen for hours upon hours. With that in mind — and because a few people have asked me to talk about it — let’s dive into my process for organizing my work day.

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My Word for 2020 is Progress

Progress means forward movement. It might be slow, and it might be circular at times, but it means I’m getting somewhere. It doesn’t look perfect. I’m not on a timeline.

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Rejection: It Sucks, but is it a Blessing in Disguise?

The question embedded in my title is as much a reminder to myself as it is a rallying call for fellow creatives. I suspect that viewing rejection as a valuable learning curve only really comes with a lot of time, a heap of success, and a helluva lot of hindsight.

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Setting Goals You Can Achieve

So close to the end of the year, it seemed appropriate to talk about goal setting. We’re not telling you what to goals to set for yourself or how to choose them. If you’re...

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About Those “Guest Post” Emails You Keep Getting

Have you received an email or two (or a dozen) with an extremely vague request for a guest blog post on your site — from an unknown person or site?  It may or may not mention a backlink. It may or may not mention payment. What is this about? How should you handle it? In a twist that shocks no one, I’ve got thoughts.

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7 Ways I Use Canva Every Day as a Smutlancer

If you’re a writer (smutty or otherwise) you might think you never have to worry about images or graphics. You work with words — writing for clients, running your sex blog, and publishing your erotic writing. But if you’re like me, you might bemoan the fact that you have zero graphics skills. That’s why I love, love, love Canva — I use it so much I pay for Canva Pro.

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When Your Routine No Longer Helps You

I love a good routine. Habits, systems, procedures…it all adds up to one thing: predictability. If I know what I need to do (and how to do it) I can get more done. But I’ve also learned that a routine can hold you back. Keep you stuck in doing the same old thing because it’s comfortable, not because it’s what’s best for you.

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4 Tools I Use to Stay Organized as a Smutlancer

I use as many organizational tools as I can to be productive. Today, I’m sharing the four main tools I use and how I use them to keep my work and files organized. They’re all quite common — you probably use them to. These are simply my methods.