Have you ever dreamed of becoming a sex columnist like the legendary Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw? It astonishes many how this genre of journalism is a reality among a small group of online magazines. Today you will learn that being a sex columnist is similar to the role of writer, or blogger, but with a sexual angle. If you can write whimsical blogs about your family or write freelance, there is the possibility that you can cut at being a sex columnist.
Anonymous or Named Columnist
As iterated before, writing a sex column is similar to writing a blog or news article and the difference being the topic of discussion. Sex is a very difficult category of writing for those who aren't interested in putting their experiences and views on display.
If you are a private person, being a sex columnist is still within your grasp. There are columnists who write anonymously instead of exposing their true identity. It is expected that some writers will have family and/or friends who won’t understand their loved one writing about sultry sex. Even if you don’t care about anonymity or privacy, don’t be ashamed of writing about sex because it is the most natural activity on the planet.
What topics would you choose?
Just because you are a sex columnist doesn’t mean you must share your private sexual conquests. Many writers interview their friends and family in order to create a general topic. Writers also employ tactics such as using relatable topics to grasp an interest in browsing readers. There are common topics that can be built upon. For example, a topic could be “Does Size Really Matter?” This is a general topic that many people can relate to on some level. Using Carrie Bradshaw as an example, she never wrote about topics that were classless and highly inappropriate. Her topics were relatable because every single woman, or those who used to be single could relate to relationships and sex.
How to start your career as a sex columnist?
If you already write as a freelance writer online, the transition to a sex columnist is easy as pie. Check out the steps below:
1. Create a portfolio of columns: It is important to start a portfolio that demonstrates your writing ability before getting started with your online venture. It is preferred that the writing in the portfolio is geared toward your genre of writing.
2. Determine how naughty you want to go: There may be some online e-zines that have restrictions on certain content and how in-depth the column is when published on a public platform. When submitting your portfolio, it won’t hurt to conduct research into the business of interest to check out what type of sex column you will create.
3. Create your own blog: A portion of freelance writers create their own websites if freelance opportunities are not available. Strategically placing Google AdSense ads throughout the website can foster a lucrative environment for the sex columnist.