At the moment, I’m easily making over $1,000 per month from writing erotica. It didn’t happen in a day, of course. It took me many months to finally reach this state. Here are some things I’ve learned during that time that helped me achieve that goal.
1.) Find A Niche You Enjoy Reading/Writing About and RESEARCH It!
I’ve heard that a lot of people can literally write about anything. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. I have to find a niche that I enjoy writing about.
At the same time, you should be scouring the top 100’s list for a niche that’s popular. Once you do, it’s your job to research and read what your competitors are doing. These people are in the top 100 for a reason and it’s in your best interest to emulate their success.
2.) Designing A Great Cover
This is actually extremely important. You know the phrase: Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover?
That’s all bologna. People, especially erotica readers, are extremely shallow and will not be willing to fork over their hard-earned money on a cover that looks like crap.
Think about Tinder. It takes people maybe a second to swipe left or right. Maybe the man or woman has an extremely great personality but that doesn’t matter if he/she looks like crap.
3.) Use Keywords In Your Blurbs
This should be obvious but I figure it’s useful to mention it here. If you are going to write about BDSM but fail to mention it in your summary, a lot of people are going to get turned off and not read your content again. Trust me, I’ve had eroticas where I failed to mention BDSM and those books did horribly. If your pen name is aimed towards a specific kink, be sure to list them all in the blurb.
4.) Write And Don’t Stop Writing.
This is the number one rule for all new erotica writers. You need to motivate yourself to keep writing even if you don’t want to. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have time for yourself, but just know that there are hundreds of books being published everyday and they are bumping the book you wrote yesterday further down the pecking order. Try to make goals for yourself so that you can keep writing. Tell yourself that you’ll write a story every week and be consistant about it.