Sex writing: how I made my Eroticon ticket pay for itself
May26

Sex writing: how I made my Eroticon ticket pay for itself

Today we’re welcoming the brilliant Candy Snatch to our blog. Regular readers will know how obsessed I am with the financial side of sex writing – specifically trying to ensure that those who attend Eroticon can get enough advice/tips/contacts from us that they can cover the cost of their ticket. Well – Candy Snatch has done just that. And she’s here to tell you how… I remember when I first saw an...

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Sex blog stats: do your visits and pageviews matter?
May02

Sex blog stats: do your visits and pageviews matter?

This sounds like a practical question: do your sex blog stats matter in the course of you running a blog? What can they do for you, and which ones are the most important to pay attention to? In reality, it’s also a bit of a philosophical question: do they matter, on a personal level, to you? I am a giant stats nerd. I am utterly obsessed with my traffic, and more than happy to swap stats info with people who want it, because I...

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Getting to events: sponsorship and commissions
Feb02

Getting to events: sponsorship and commissions

As part of our mission to Get As Many People To Eroticon As Possible, we’re chatting to lots of bloggers at the moment about event sponsorship. Some of our fabulous sponsors have helped attendees with the cost of their tickets, and if you’re keen to do the same there are plenty of ways you can help cover the cost of your ticket, accommodation and travel. I’ve written an article for this month’s ETO magazine,...

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Freelance rates: deciding what to charge
Jul08

Freelance rates: deciding what to charge

We need to talk about rate setting. Particularly, we need to talk about the fact that I don’t have any money, and it is entirely my own foolish fault. When I first started blogging for money – writing copy for other people’s websites and blogs – I was so unbelievably excited that someone was paying me for my words that I ridiculously undercharged them. And I mean ‘ridiculously.’ Not only did I start...

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Eroticon 2017: spread the word
Jul01

Eroticon 2017: spread the word

For the last five years, Eroticon has brought together talented writers, bloggers, campaigners and companies from around the world. We asked questions, shared knowledge, and forged some incredible friendships. We heard fantastic stories, and wrote plenty of new ones too. As you’ll know if you’ve been before, Ruby Kiddell has put extraordinary energy into organising Eroticon. Ruby has created something so valuable to the...

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Using Amazon Affiliate to Generate Revenue from your Blog

I was chatting with spanking romance author Patty Devlin about the presentation she was giving on using social media to promote one’s brand as an author. I reminded her that she was the one who introduced me to Amazon Affiliate links when I first got started blogging. She snorted and said she made about $.50 a month on it.  This made me think that maybe bloggers don’t realize how lucrative and informative Amazon Affiliate...

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