Wanna be a badass sex blogger? There’s more to it than buying a domain name and throwing up a sexy photo. In this four week interactive class, expert sex bloggers Epiphora (Hey Epiphora) and JoEllen Notte (Redhead Bedhead) will spill all the insider secrets they’ve amassed in their decade of combined experience sex blogging. Having turned their one-time hobbies into profitable online businesses, they have their share of triumphs and horror stories — all of which will help you become a better, more business-savvy sex blogger.
Whether you’re brand new to sex blogging or want to take your current blog to the next level, The Business of Blogging About Sex will kick you into high gear. Each week will focus on a different topic, giving students the skills they need to be well-rounded sex bloggers. Epiphora and JoEllen will teach you how to set up your site, pinpoint your niche, publish captivating content, obtain products for review, build a loyal following, use social media to your advantage, and much more. Since dildos can’t pay your bills, they’ll also spend a week discussing avenues for blog monetization, including affiliate links, banner advertising, and sponsored posts. [Full schedule below.]
Sign up for this interactive month-long class and get this bonus stuff not included in any other option:
- A free sex toy for review from one of our sponsors (SheVibe, Tantus, Fun Factory, Vibratex, and Lovehoney!)
- JoEllen and Epiphora’s sob-inducing* origin stories (* JoEllen’s, at least)
- Two live video hangouts with JoEllen and Epiphora, where you’ll meet their pets and they’ll answer all your blogging questions with brutal honesty
- In-depth feedback on weekly assignments from fellow classmates
- Photography critique from ace blog photographer Penny of Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts
- Bonus materials PDF upon completion of the course
In addition to instruction and personalized feedback from Epiphora and JoEllen, students will be treated to tidbits of advice from over 30 successful industry leaders — plus a photography tutorial and critique from ace blog photographer Penny of Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts. You’ll hear pearls of wisdom from sex educators Tristan Taormino, Charlie Glickman, Sunny Megatron, Sinclair Sexsmith, Joan Price, Dirty Lola, Kate McCombs, Robin Wilson-Beattie, and Anne Hodder; esteemed bloggers Girl on the Net, Dangerous Lilly, Tasha Fierce (Tastefully Ratchet), Cara Sutra, Elle Chase (Lady Cheeky), Rae (theNotice), Lucas Brooks, Adriana, Mr BLK and Ms Pomegranate, Curvaceous Dee, Slutty Girl Problems, Rayne, and Cooper Beckett; writers Rachel Kramer Bussel, Emily Nagoski, Jiz Lee, Lauren Marie Fleming, and Britni de la Cretaz; sex toy reviewers Erika Moen, Girly Juice, Penny, Lorax of Sex, Marvelous Darling, Reenie, Artemisia; and the people behind sex toy companies Tantus, SheVibe, Lovehoney, and Good Vibrations.
Each student will receive critical feedback from JoEllen, Epiphora, and their classmates, and weekly assignments will give you concrete takeaways that you can implement immediately to boost your writing and online presence. Sign up now, cancel all your plans for fall, and prepare to launch a successful sex blogging business!
It’s the original! The Business of Blogging About Sex Group Class is the collaborative class experience that has helped bloggers find their voices, build their sites, and get their careers rolling! (Is working independently more your style? Check out Independent Study!)
Benefits of Group Class:
- Structure — The set length and specific due dates will keep you right on track
- Collaboration — Feedback from your fellow students as well as Epiphora and JoEllen will help you grow and develop
- Interaction — Be in touch with your classmates and instructors AND attend two live video hangouts with Epiphora and JoEllen
- Bonuses — You’ll receive a free toy from our sponsors for one of your assignments, plus bonus materials upon completion of the course
This class will be held online, at our BeASexBlogger.com class portal, in September/October of 2017 (specific dates TBA). Course work will consist of copious written content from JoEllen and Epiphora, two live video hangouts, plus weekly assignments. Students will be expected to interact with and provide feedback for their classmates in the form of written comments.
A new lesson will be released each week with corresponding assignment, but otherwise, coursework is to be completed on your own time. You will not need to be present at your computer at any exact times except those of the live video hangouts, if you wish to attend them.
Note: This class requires interactive collaboration and therefore is limited to 15-20 students. Reserve your spot now before the class fills up. Alternative payment plans available; email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to participate in The Business of Blogging About Sex, you may cancel your enrollment at any time prior to March 31, 2015. We will miss you terribly and refund your payment minus a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds after March 31.
Lesson 1: Setting Up and Setting Tone
First, the nuts and bolts! This week, Epiphora and JoEllen will tell their sex blogging origin stories and go over the logistical issues of creating a blog, choosing your blogging name, and pinning down your niche. By the end of the week, you’ll have more clarity about your place in the sex blogging world — and you’ll be able to articulate it when stuck in an elevator with Jiz Lee.*
- Getting Your Blog Up and Running
- Pinpointing Your Niche and Choosing Your Name
- Creating an Elevator Pitch, Slogan, & About Page
* Theoretically. We cannot promise that your blogging fame will lead to hanging out with Jiz Lee.
Lesson 2: Posting Like a Boss
This week is all about filling your site with content folks actually want to read. Learn how to stay productive in the age of Netflix, cultivate your writing voice, and consistently create well-written and engaging posts of all varieties. We’ll top off the week with a photography tutorial from Penny of Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts, complete with personalized feedback for each student!
- Consistency & Productivity
- Honing Your Voice & Writing Well
- Types of Content
- Formatting & Photography
First live video hangout and Q&A with JoEllen and Epiphora!
Lesson 3: Making Blogging Pay Your Bills
SHOW ME THE MONEY! Now’s the time to monetize your blog effectively. This week we’ll cover avenues for generating income: affiliate links, advertising, sponsored content, and more… plus, how to track earnings in this unconventional field — and how to deal with taxes. At the end of this lesson you’ll be a much more savvy, business-minded blogger.
- Getting Products for Review
- Affiliate Programs
- Paid Ads
- Sponsored Posts and Sponsorship
- Record-Keeping and Taxes
Lesson 4: Building Your Empire
We encourage you to have your blog up and running by this point — and we want you to tell everyone about it! But how? Don’t worry. This week we’ll give our best tips for building your professional reputation and gathering a thoughtful, engaged audience via social media, search engines, giveaways, and more. This final week will prepare you to promote yourself — and your brand — to the world!
- SEO & Google Analytics
- Social Media (sneak peek here)
- Cultivating Your Audience
- The Readers You Don’t Want: Critics and Content Stealers
- Becoming a Brand