We All Start at the Bottom SL029

episode 29 of the smutlancer -- we all start at the bottom

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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KaylaLords.com

Loving BDSM

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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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