Want to Make Money Writing Erotic Stories about Sex?
[Last updated: 27 May 2020]
Does writing erotica pay?
I did some figuring yesterday about how to make some income writing short adult sex stories (short-story erotica).
If I sat down and banged out (pun intended) 40 short sex stories, it would come back to us in the form of another $500 per month. That’s pretty damn substantial – isn’t it?
$500 per month is like a Lexus payment in the states. Here in Thailand, it’s a very decent house payment, and that’s exactly what ours is at the moment It could also be 10 nights on the town, and I’m talking outlandish nights on the town… not just drinking in a yuppy bar in Tampa, as I did in my previous life. Thailand is the party capital of the world. Maybe the sex capital of the world too. I’m sure it’s in the top 5 countries.
Oh yeah, getting back to writing sex storybooks for money…
I have been looking at this closely as an option and it seems quite viable. Oh, well there’s some more information for the hypothetical above. The length of the erotica – would be about 5-8 pages. They’d sell for 99 cents each at Amazon. They’d be easy to write. I’ve had some wacky adventures over the 30+ years I’ve been having sexual relations. They’d read like sordid tales of an underworld sex addict.
I’m barely twisting that for your reaction.
I figure I could write a story a day. It’s easy to write about myself. I can’t remember what the record number of words I’ve done in a day for a book was, but I’m thinking it was in the neighborhood of 20,000 words. I type pretty fast – 70-90 wpm, so it all just spills out when I’m on a roll and it’s something I remember well. It’s not hard to remember sexual escapades.
So, roughly a story a day. Let’s say 40 sex stories in 50 days. Then finding the cover image and creating the books at Amazon, would tack on another 10 days. Let’s call it 60 days to do this. Even if it takes 3 months, come on!
That could be a plan if you had any interest in writing erotica for a living or just for some extra income each month.
If you want to LEARN How to Write Short Sex Stories that Sell – use this CONTACT form and I’ll zap you a message when it’s finished. You can get it in PDF, MOBI, or EPUB format. All at the same price, $9.
Now, if you’re starting from zero and want to really ramp your stuff up – do this for a year. If you were able to stick with it and write 240 short stories in a year, you’d be pulling in about $3,000 USD per month just from your one year of effort. Actually, I was just figuring it out based on my success with a couple of stories I’ve already written. Shhh…
If you write 240 outrageous adult stories – you’ll get readers who read 10 or more of your shorts, and you’ll likely make much more than $3,000 per month. I also didn’t figure in the extra sales you’d make by compiling 20 stories at a time around a theme and selling them as new books with higher price-tags. I also didn’t figure into it whether you have any real talent at writing sex stories – I don’t seem to have very much.
I think you’d be making more like $5,000 per month writing sordid tales on this schedule.
To me, it sounds really doable. Hell, I’ve got 600+ blog posts here, 300+ at my personal development site, 750+ at one of my Thailand blogs, I’ve got another 35 websites with a minimum of ten pages each, and some of them well over 100 pages. I’ve published more than 30 books at Amazon already.
Writing 40 short stories in two months doesn’t sound like a big effort. Writing two hundred forty stories in a year doesn’t scare me either.
Thing is, I don’t need $5,000. I need $15,000 per month for the next year. I’m not chasing small money anymore, I made that commitment to myself – to my family. I’m done chasing under $5K per month. We’ve got that. We’re doing fine. I need to re-focus and go for bigger goals.
So, I have some writing and eCommerce projects going that could maybe get me there in a year. They will also take a lot of writing, and it is even less sure than writing 240 Amazon books. However, the topside is WAY over $5,000 per month. The low side is probably $1,000 per month, but I can’t see that happening – we’ve lined up too many positives going for us. I think it’s just a matter of fulfilling our plan (me+partner) and getting there.
Anyway… so, if you are sitting around wondering how in the world you’re going to get $500, $1,000, or $5,000 per month of extra income- there you are – you can write short sex stories. You owe me nothing. Don’t send me your sordid erotic stories either because I don’t read that smut. Ha-ha!
I’m not a good writer, you’re probably better. However, when I sit down and start banging it out – there are few who can keep up with me, and fewer still that can do it as long as me. Those that work and bang it out – get the goose and the gander, Whatever TF that means.
Writing to make a living is NOT difficult. But then neither is anything else. Just sit and do it!
The idea of making $100 to $500 or more per month EXTRA is EXTREMELY MOTIVATING – isn’t it?
If you want to make money writing about sex, just sit down and start doing it.
Do it today. Do it tomorrow. Do it every day for the next 50 days and see what you get. You can upload everything to Amazon KDP anonymously. Nobody will ever know it’s really you. Amazon knows, but they don’t care. Use whatever name you want. You certainly don’t want your kids or spouse to find these things with your name on them.
For some of you, this might be just what you’re looking for.
Making money writing sex books has got to be one of the most incredible jobs ever invented. GO DO IT!
Super-Condensed Steps to Writing Short Story Erotica (sex) for Money
- Think back to some of your most awesome sex adventures and write them down. Each one could become a book. Think about a series – multiple stories with a similar topic.
- Write the story of each one – a draft.
- Fill in the details of each story, I mean REALLY fill in the details. Decide what you’re going to call various organs and body parts. Consider the voice you’ll use. The voice is especially important because you want to write for the market that is going to be buying your stuff. Exaggerate in some areas if you need to. Unfortunately, everyone does this.
- Edit as best you can, or send them to an editor you don’t know. (I edit – contact here)
- Publish at Amazon KDP (kdp.amazon.com). Add to Kindle Unlimited service.
- Provide your tax info – nobody ever knows your true name and the books you’ve written, except Amazon. Really.
- When you have a number of books written, you might make a small website with all of your books.
- Join the Amazon Author service. It’s free. You’ll create your author bio there. All your books will be listed on that page at Amazon.
- Let me know how you did.
That’s it basically…. Do You Want More Help?
If you have ALREADY WRITTEN an Erotic Short Story and you’d like me to review it and give you some feedback, it is just $10 for up to 3,000 words. CLICK HERE to find out more about the 17 Criteria I use to grade your story.
If you want the EBOOK GUIDE “How to Write Short Sex Stories that Sell” – use this CONTACT form and I’ll zap you a message when it’s finished. You can get it in PDF, MOBI, or EPUB format. All at the same price, $9.
The above is how you make money writing about sex. Don’t blow it up to be some difficult project. It isn’t that difficult. Sit down and start writing the stories. Embellish if you want. It’s your book!
2020 SEX STORIES UPDATE
I have written over 25 short erotica stories and published them at all the major outlets. I have made over $11,000 with these erotic short stories.
If you’re wondering if it might work… yes, it definitely might work.
While I wouldn’t recommend every one of you sit down and start writing about your sexual adventures or misadventures, I can tell you that if you have some good stories to tell and you can write fairly well, you’ll do fine. In my case, the money was spread out over years, but it wasn’t a bad experience to get more than $20,000 for writing about crazy things that have happened in the past. Not bad at all.
There are a handful of erotica writers on Amazon who appear to be really doing well. Don’t go by their reviews, people are shy to leave a review on an erotic story. Go by their rank in the Amazon Kindle Store. Here are some people who seem to be doing very well with their sex story writing: Emma Scarlett; Lucia Jordan; Carl East.
Is it harder for a guy to write in the space? Maybe. Guys cannot seem to write well for women, which are the majority of buyers. I still think you should definitely try if you have the skills!