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Wanna be a badass sex blogger? There’s more to it than buying a domain name and throwing up a sexy photo. In this independent study, expert sex bloggers Epiphora (Hey Epiphora) and JoEllen Notte (Redhead Bedhead) will spill all the insider secrets they’ve amassed in their nearly 15 years 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 lesson 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 discuss avenues for blog monetization, including affiliate links, banner advertising, and sponsored posts. [Full lesson details below.]
In addition to instruction from Epiphora and JoEllen, students will be treated to tidbits of advice from over 30 successful industry leaders. You’ll hear pearls of wisdom from sex educators Tristan Taormino, 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.
Purchase the add-on, and you’ll receive an assignment at the end of each lesson, and critical feedback from JoEllen and Epiphora — giving you concrete takeaways that you can implement immediately to boost your writing and online presence. Sign up now, cancel all your plans, and prepare to launch a successful sex blogging business!
A new take on the old favorite! This new option allows students to learn all the lessons from The Business of Blogging About Sex on their own time, according to their schedule, with no due dates and the freedom to start, stop, and start again at any point during the six month class period! (Does it sound like you’d like more structure? Check out the Group Class.)
Benefits of Independent Study:
- Ideal for independent learners — We know not everyone likes working with a group.
- Works great with erratic schedules — If your schedule changes, no problem!
- Start when you want — Don’t want to wait until the Group Class comes around again? Great!
- Take your time — The 6 month access period allows you to move at a pace that works for you.
This class will be held online, at our BeASexBlogger.com class portal, on your own time. Course work will consist of copious written content from JoEllen and Epiphora, plus one assignment per lesson.
Purchasing this product grants you access to the content for a duration of 6 months. Assignments must be completed within 6 months to receive feedback from instructors.
Lesson 1: Setting Up and Setting Tone
First, the nuts and bolts! In this lesson, Epiphora and JoEllen will go over the logistical issues of creating a blog, choosing your blogging name, and pinning down your niche. By the end of this lesson, 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 lesson 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 lesson with a photography tutorial from Penny of Penny For Your (Dirty) Thoughts that will immediately improve your photographic eye!
- Consistency & Productivity
- Honing Your Voice & Writing Well
- Types of Content
- Formatting & Photography
Lesson 3: Making Blogging Pay Your Bills
SHOW ME THE MONEY! Now’s the time to monetize your blog effectively. In this lesson 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. In this lesson 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 lesson 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