We All Start at the Bottom SL029

This week’s episode is a bit rambling, likely a lot ranty, and in my defense, I was tired, lol. Okay so that’s not a good reason, but it’s one of those weird topics where I don’t want anyone to feel discouraged, but the truth might hurt. No one makes their top price when they get started. You have to start small, prove your abilities, add value, and raise your rates steadily, over time. Don’t accept pennies, but don’t expect the pay rate of someone with a decade of experience, either.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed
  • Your top dollar isn’t where you get to start.
  • In the early days, you have to prove yourself and get practice. This means creating for less money than you ultimately want to make.
  • Sometimes, yes, you’ll write/publish for free just to get your name out there.
  • Over time, you have to slowly raise your prices.
  • You also need to provide value and make people realize that you’re worth the price.
  • Not everyone will be willing to pay your price. Not everyone has to.

Links from the show:

How to Tell if You’re on the Right Track (blog post)

QuickBooks Self Employed (affiliate link — get 50 percent off the price for a year)

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Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and a speaker with a focus on BDSM and D/s. Here at The Smutlancer, I help people who want to create content or products about sex get paid to do it. I'm sharing what I've learned as a freelancer and a sex blogger to build a career. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone.

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