Despite the easy access many people have to some of the world’s greatest porn at the push of a button via 4K-enabled smartphones in their pockets, written smut is still a huge market.
Don’t let the naysayers make you think otherwise; blogging isn’t dead! In fact, between now and 2027, the international blogging industry is predicted to surge by over $584 billion (according to Ahrefs).
On top of the immense popularity that comes with blogging, there’s also the age-old adage that “sex sells”.
If you make a blog providing useful and valuable content around sex that keeps readers coming back (or cumming) again and again, you’re on to a winner!
However, whilst the art of creating sex blogs is one thing, monetizing them is a completely different story.
Sadly, it’s the latter stage where most people hit a stumbling block and, sometimes, give up their sex blogging journey before it’s even begun. I beg of you, don’t do that!
I’ve been creating, contributing, and writing for sex blogs for over a decade. So I’ve learned a thing or two in that time.
Today, I want to share an exclusive array of methods that I use to successfully monetize sex blogs and make a full-time income from them.
By the end of this guide, you’ll have the information to ensure you no longer have to face one of the biggest and most dreaded hurdles many new sex blogs face.
Now, let’s get started!
Kicking off the list is the staple monetization of any blog, be it sex blogs or, otherwise, affiliate links! Put simply, these links direct users to a third-party site with the intention of making a sale.
Whenever one of your users makes a purchase via the link on your site, you get a commission. A lot of people don’t realize that adult affiliate ads pay some of the highest premiums around, making many sex blogs a very profitable business.
There is an abundance of adult affiliate link options available, from live sex cam sites and premium porn channels to adult dating sites and porn games.
However, it’s far more convenient to sign up for an affiliate network that offers a portfolio of affiliate links in one place, as this is a much more convenient way to keep track of your sales.
Wondering how profitable they are? Well, just take a leading adult affiliate network like Crakrevenue, for example. These pay anywhere between $60 and $225 dollars per conversion on some offers.
A few of those a day, and you’re talking some serious income!
Top tip: Always mark affiliate links as no-follow and remember to include a disclaimer wherever you use them to be transparent with users that you may receive a commission for any sales made via the link.
Guest Articles & Sponsored Posts
In the online world, word of mouth is just as vital as it is in a physical business, but it also has the added feature of backlinks.
Put simply, backlinks are like a voting system in the eyes of search engines like Google and Bing. The more backlinks a site has, the more authority it has and the more traffic it will receive as a result.
When your site has some backlinks and has built up some authority, you will undoubtedly find yourself being contacted by other sex blogs and adult websites keen to be featured, ideally with a backlink.
Depending on the power of your site, an average guest post can be sold for a publishing fee of anywhere between $30 and $15,000.
Top tip: Profitable guest posts are great for your wallet, but don’t accept poor-quality articles that offer nothing to your reader base. Always remember to prioritize your readers over profit, as this is key to maintaining successful sex blogs.
Adult Ad Networks
You’ve all visited a website and seen third-party ads in their banner or sidebar. This has been a staple way for sites to monetize traffic since the early days of the internet, and it continues to be!
Sex blogs have abundant opportunities for adult ads and can promote everything from adult hosting and sex toys to live sex cam sites and adult hookup apps.
Similar to affiliate links, these image-intensive ads pay a commission for any successful sale made through them or pay a fee based on the amount of traffic they’re exposed to.
You can either post your own ads on the site or accept sponsored ads from other adult websites and sex blogs keen to rent out the virtual real estate dotted across your website for an industry-standard price.
Top tip: Don’t get overboard on ads and, just like the aforementioned guest posts, prioritize the quality of your site first. Nobody likes getting ads thrust in their face, so keep them discreet and relevant.
Sex Toy Reviews
These days, most people love to cum. Recent statistics have shown that, in the United States alone, over 55% of women own at least one sex toy.
It’s becoming clear that there’s no longer a taboo about owning a high-powered sex toy needed to bring the proverbial Orgasm Express deep into the station.
Because of this, the sex toy industry is constantly trying to keep up with the demand for increasingly high-tech sex toys and sex blogs are the ideal place to promote their latest products.
Across my portfolio of sex blogs and adult websites, sex toy companies contacting me for exposure make up a significant part of my client base. Plus, they pay well and are usually on time!
The best part of all? Not only do you get paid to review or promote the latest high-tech sex toys and gadgets on the market, but the company is often keen to send you a free sample to review in detail!
If that’s not getting pleasure from your work, I don’t know what is!
Top tip: Do your research on any sex companies who reach out to you, and don’t promote any shady-looking companies from the Far East. Only promote toys you know are body-safe and worthy of your reader’s attention.
Sell Your Own Products
And last but not least is the art of selling your own products through a sex blog! If you’re already creating valuable content that people enjoy, why not put it into an eBook and sell it?
Perhaps, like me, you’re a female sex blogger who has developed a hearty following of horny fans around the world. Do what the cam girls do and part with your panties to give them a closer connection to you!
When you have a decent following, followers will be very keen to purchase relevant products, whether it’s merch (which can be outsourced to somewhere like Printful) or premium content.
Top tip: Make sure any brandable products you sell have a good level of quality. Don’t just sell your followers any old junk. Treat them with respect and provide something of value.
Sex Blogs Can be an Immensely Profitable Niche if You Monitize Them Right!
And there we have it! These four simple methods are the perfect way for new sex bloggers to monetize their virtual pride and joy.
When used correctly, these methods can result in a sex blog that initially began as a hobby turning into a full-time job that pays well!
Most importantly, it’s crucial to persevere in your adult blogging journey. The process of growing sex blogs from horny seedlings into orgasmic flowers isn’t quick, but it sure is rewarding. Don’t give up!