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.
You've been happily sex toy reviewing for various businesses on your blog – and then you get a product you really don't get on with. But the company who sent it to you are lovely! They'll be so upset with a negative review! What should you do?
Being able to work from home seems like a dream come true for many. While working from home definitely has plentiful perks, it's also incredibly easy to form bad habits which mean your productivity ambles along somewhere just above zero. Being obligated to work in your own home environment can soon become a resented daily chore rather than providing the joyful freedom which appealed to you at the beginning. Sadly, I speak from experience.
...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.
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’.
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.
Pleasure Panel Program Change: Now Exclusively For Patrons In recent months –and I mean from well before Christmas 2017- I have been considering how to ensure that the popular and beneficial Pleasure Panel program continues. Right now the...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Companies need copywriters. They are important not only to help turn their site visitors into customers, but also to help their website rank higher on the web. Effective copy on a website, known as ‘optimised copy’, will not only persuade the natural visitors the website gets to make a purchase, but it will also efficiently tell Google and the other search engines information about that page to help it rank higher for relevant searches by people on the internet.
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.
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?
By Lucy Felthouse: Are you ready to discover what Lucy Felthouse uses as erotic writing inspiration? Thanks Lucy for visiting the Cara Sutra blog today and sharing your erotic writing secrets with us!
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?
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?