Sex Writing

Online Marketing for Sex Bloggers and Erotic Authors: An Intro

Sex Writing

I'm starting something new, and this post is simply the beginning. After "what should I write about?" or "what's another word I can use for 'cock'?", one of the most common questions bloggers and authors ask is "how can I get anyone to pay attention to me online?"

I don't know everything, and I learn something new every day. But I thought I'd share what I do know with anyone who may need online marketing help.

Why? Because a lot of what I see people do is based off of bad advice or the (mistaken) belief that constantly promoting yourself or your book is the only possible way to get (and keep) the attention of readers...or because they have no idea how to market themselves and so try a little bit of everything without getting anywhere.

Self-promotion is only one piece of the puzzle, and it comes in many forms.

I've worked in marketing (in various forms) since 2010. I've made my share of mistakes, and I've seen some really shitty things.

I have my own philosophy when it comes to finding and keeping the attention of an online world inundated with news, content, and viral videos of babies and cats.

I'm not as successful as I one day hope to be, but I have seen plenty of growth since I started my blog back in 2012.

Why not share what I know with people who might need the information?

Every week (unless I skip a week, but I hope not to do that), I'll write a post about marketing yourself as a sex blogger or erotic author. Why both? Because I'm this weird hybrid that seems to be more and more common these days.

 

What kind of topics will I cover?

  • Creating, hosting, and setting up your blog. Some best practices to help your blog look better, run smoother, and get found a little easier through search engines.
  • Using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
  • Why blogging on a consistent basis works better than random posts
  • Building an audience
  • Authenticity
  • Joining the sex blogging/erotic author community

And so much freaking more.

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I know what I do, and what I see, but we all know there's so much more. I want this to help other writers and knowing your  questions about marketing your blog/writing helps me help you.

Help me with something!

We're all writers here, right? I suck at headlines and titles (marketing (and life) 101 - know your weaknesses). I'd love a catchy phrase/title (not too short, not too long, but juuuuuust right) that I can use for these tips and as a hashtag online. It'll help people find the tips, follow along, and join in the conversation.

Sex Writing is the first that came to mind, and it's a tag I'll use on my blog, but I think there's something better to be used. "Marketing Tips for Sex Bloggers and Erotic Authors" is just too damn long.

I'll even incentivize it for you. Everyone who shares their ideas for what to call this thing I'm about to do will be entered in to win either a cup of coffee or a book (gift cards to Starbucks or Amazon) on me. If your idea is used, I'll send you a gift card (you can choose which one you want). So that means you also have to be willing to share your email address with me. Sound good?

Enter by leaving your idea in the comments OR contacting me directly. The winner will be announced next Tuesday (February 9, 2016)!

Have I overwhelmed you with all of this? Are you excited? (Gosh, I hope so...I am!) I refuse to be one of those people who guarantees you a million followers or that you'll become a best selling author, but hopefully I can help take some of the fear out of marketing yourself, give you some ideas of new things to try, and help you do what you love to do (write about sex!).

Okay, so here we go! Next week will be the first official post!!!

About the author

Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, and an opinionated marketer. I’m also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom. Welcome to my kinky corner of the internet!

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