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Secrets of Successful Sex Blogging

If you missed the handouts at last week's ETO Show BlogSpot area, or couldn't attend and was curious about the tips, you're in luck. Below you can find the handout in its entirety - enjoy, and best of luck with your sex blogging.
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Sex Tips & Sex Toy Advice Column at Cara Sutra

I'll be providing the best sex tips, giving sex toy advice, calming concerns and presenting guides on how to help you make the most of your love life in this new column here at CaraSutra. Whether you're single, with a partner/partners or venturing into the world of orgasms with sex toys, you'll find the answers you're looking for here.

10 Reasons To Become A Sex Toy Tester

By Mel MacFarlane: I began a brand new business venture and declared that I couldn’t write about sex toys forever. However, when push came to shove, I found that I couldn’t walk away from sex toy reviewing because it’s a part of my life that I absolutely love.

I Made A Company’s Best Sex Blogger List! Should I Publish The Badge On...

Many websites and businesses create lists like this, which can be anything from a simple list of linked blog names to a more detailed article with a brief blurb on each blogger. It's natural to feel proud of the recognition and respect you've earned by making a company's best sex blogger list.

When Explicit Photos Are A Breach Of Consent

Working in the adult industry I see my fair share of explicit photos. Dick pics: amateur and porn star. Naked breasts: pendulous to Parisienne. Spread vulva: hairless to hirsute. I follow blogs and social media where imagery from artistic nudes to hardcore porn are welcomed, celebrated and shared. So why do some explicit photos anger me so much? Well sometimes, explicit photos are a breach of consent.

Should Bloggers Charge Money For Sex Toy Reviews?

A question often asked in the sex blogging community is, "Should bloggers charge money for sex toy reviews?" This question has been the centre of some controversy, and it would appear that many sex bloggers feel divided over the issue.

How To Get Advertisers On Your Blog & How Much To Charge 

Fancy becoming a professional sex blogger? Once you've decided to 'go pro' as a blogger, you'll likely be brainstorming for the most effective ways in which your sex blog could pay the bills. The immediately obvious one is to place adverts - but how do you get advertisers on your blog? And how much should you charge?

What Should Freelance Bloggers Charge Per Article?

A frequent question I get asked is, "how much do I charge per blog post?" Whether the post is going to be on your blog or on a client's website, what should freelance bloggers charge per article?

The sex blog memes that the best sex bloggers take part in

...are there any blog memes out there specifically for sex bloggers? Which ones are worth considering for your blog? Here’s a handy list of sex blogging memes which I have compiled from the ones I’m aware of - feel free to add yours or ones you know about/take part in in the comments below.

What To Do When You Can’t Complete A Product Review

As a sex toy reviewer, there may come a time when you can't provide the promised review in a reasonable time-frame. Or perhaps you feel that actually, you now can't complete a product review at all.

Could I Be A Sex Blogger? What Should I Write About?

Welcome to my new Sex Blogger School series! I get asked a lot of questions about being a sex blogger, and about sex toy testing, so I’ve decided to share some of those answers with you here at the blog.

What’s The Difference Between DoFollow And NoFollow Links?

As a blogger, you will eventually come across the terms dofollow and nofollow. They relate to website links. What's the difference between dofollow (aka simply follow) and nofollow links? Does it really matter which type you use? How do you specify which of them any one link is – and when should you make a link nofollow?

Should Sex Bloggers Care About Website Rank Trackers Like Alexa Rank and Google PageRank?

At some point in your sex blogging journey you might be asked about your Alexa Rank or Google PageRank. What are they? Do they matter? Should sex bloggers care how their website measures up with these website rank trackers?

Should I Let A Company Approve My Sex Toy Review Before I Publish?

Hi readers! I'm back this week with a new instalment of Sex Blogger School. This week, I'm taking a look at another question from the sex toy reviewer community: Should I let a company approve my sex toy review before I publish?

Why Do Sex Shops Still Sell Gender Categorised Sex Toys?

By Cara Sutra: The majority of online sex shops still sell gender categorised sex toys. In an admittedly slow to change world where education about the existence of people outside of the gender binary is on the increase, should sex shops really still sell sex toys in this way?

Professional Copywriting for the Adult Industry – Part 2

Writing is one of the most undervalued jobs out there and on top of that, it’s hard work. Yes, it is a vocation to some, but that doesn’t mean that it’s merely a hobby. We all have bills to pay so you need to set your prices and avoid letting yourself get bartered down to a disrespectful amount for your hard work, time, knowledge and experience. This is especially true in the adult industry where you build up a specialist knowledge of products, anatomy, personal and physical safety, sensuality, BDSM, industry contacts and much more. We’ll get on to prices in a future part of the course.

Thinking of writing a sex toy review? 10 things to remember

Always disclose that you received the product free of charge from the company in exchange for a fair, honest and unbiased review. Make sure that your thoughts and feelings are expressed in terms of your own opinion and based on your own experience. For instance instead of stating that product x is ‘unsuitable for all women as it’s entirely rubbish’, you may instead choose to write that product x ‘didn’t work for me and I can think of many ways in which it could be improved to suit me personally’.

Should I Publish My Sex Toy Review On As Many Websites As Possible?

You've written a fantastic sex toy review, covering all aspects of the product. Or perhaps it's for lube, lingerie or bondage gear. The fact is, you've managed to put together a thorough review that you're sure will help others understand the product before spending their hard-earned cash on it. Now, where should you publish this review that you're rather proud of?

Do Sex Bloggers Really Need To Be Self-Hosted?

In the last part of Sex Blogger School, where I explained how to set up your new sex blog, I mentioned that it's best to self-host your sex blog. What does being self-hosted mean? And why is it so important?

I Don’t Feel Sexy Enough To Write A Sex Blog

By Cara Sutra: The sex blog genre is full of people writing about top shelf sexy stuff, whether it's their real life sex diaries or articulating mind-blowingly hot fantasies conjured by their beautifully perverse imaginations. But even when sex bloggers aren't writing, they're busy bonking super sexy strangers all day and posting pictures of their gorgeous bodies on social media for the world to admire. Right?