WHAT DID MEMBERS GET THIS MONTH?
Twenty-five (25) stories were released to members through Early Access. As mentioned last month, Early Access now includes ALL NEW STORIES ON BDSMLR. I’m including re-posts from Tumblr now too, so the only BDSMLR posts you’ll miss in Early Access are the re-posts of stuff previously published.
Members got access to five story collections in October:
- She’s Got The Look – Stories of Exploited Models and Erotic Fashion (ALL NEW)
- The Milk Industry – Stories of Hucows and Lactation (ALL NEW)
- Good Girls Go Blank – Stories of Hypnotic Transformation (New to this site)
- They Say It’s Your Birthday – Stories of Celebration and Degradation (New to this site)
- Cast A Slutty Spell – Stories of Magical Erotica (New edition of existing collection)
The newer-style design of She’s Got The Look and Cast A Sluttty Spell – with full colour images and a full-page cover – is going to be the model for new collections and re-issues going forwards.
If you’re a Stories Member, please remember to download these e-books for your personal collection ASAP, as after 14 November these collections will be archived into the Premium Member-only section of the drive!
Guide to Arth-Keros:
The member-exclusive Guide to Arth-Keros, which details a world of high-fantasy degradation, was updated with four new entries detailing the first of the Nine Impure Natures.
In addition, the existing entries were collected into a single document for easy reading.
Starting this month, I’ve formalised my regular “reality check” posts on BDSMLR into a series of monthly substantive articles, free to all readers both here and on BDSMLR.
This month’s article was:
* Positive, Enthusiastic Consent
These articles provide advice and essays on safe, respectful, equitable and healthy real-life behaviour, relationships and kink, to contrast with the enjoyably fucked-up fantasies found in my stories.
I’m quite happy to take suggestions if there’s a particular topic anyone wants me to cover.
At some point this month I’ll start copying these in PDF format into a folder on Google Drive available to all members, in case anyone gets benefit out of having them archived.
In addition to all of the above, Premium Members had access to the following additional benefits:
* The ability to request a story;
* Access to all story collections sold on this site;
* Access to my two long-form stories.
Membership benefits are made available through an invitation to Google Drive. If you’re a member and you have ANY questions about your benefits or membership, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as I really want you to feel like you’re getting value for your money.
REQUEST YOUR STORIES!
If you’re a Premium Member, please check out the Requesting Stories FAQ and then send me your story request for November at email@example.com. Also, if you were a Premium Member on 1 October and haven’t redeemed that request, it’s not too late – let me know!
Story requests are an exclusive perk of Premium Membership.
HOW IS THE SITE DOING?
It’s doing pretty well, I think!
It made about $750 USD in profits in November, which is 50% increase over last month, so very healthy. If that’s sustainable, it would pay me to work on the site and stories about five days out of every month, which is pretty exciting… but I’m actually still putting in more than that, mostly coming out of my evenings and weekends and lunch breaks.
Here’s the referrer stats for October…
As you can see, the small number of stories I have on MCStories (the Mind Control Stories Archive) are generating vastly more referrals than the colossal library on BDSMLR. That doesn’t mean for a moment that BDSMLR won’t be the primary place I publish new content, but it does mean I need to be writing more hypno stories to feed to MCStories.
Based on IP addresses, the overwhelming majority of my visitors are from North America, with the UK an exponential tier below that, and then Germany and Australia sharing a tier further down again. China, Spain, France, India and Norway make up the rest of the top 10. (That’s aggregated data from my analytics, by the way, I’m not looking up individual users.)
The most commonly purchased product in October was a Premium Membership, followed by the e-books A Woman’s Work, Cast A Slutty Spell, The Downward Spiral, and Good Girls Go Blank, in that order. (Cast A Slutty Spell got a boost from me giving away free coupons on BDSMLR for people who spotted typos in my stories, though.) The hypno books doing so well probably reflects the MCStories traffic, and is another vote for more hypno content.
Revenue was once again neatly 50/50 between memberships and e-books.
As continuing members will be aware, I have pledged that in any month that the site made a profit of more than $300, I would donate at least 5% of profits to a women’s charity, as part of a responsible approach to the complex niche of porn I write in. (If you don’t understand this reference, please check out this page of my site.)
We well and truly reached that goal in October, so accordingly I have made a donation of $40 USD to an accredited women’s charity that provides crisis support to pregnant women and new mothers at risk of homelessness or leaving domestic violence.
Thank you all for making this possible.
ALL THESE ROADWORKS ON OTHER PLATFORMS
In addition to my creator site at AllTheseRoadworks.com, I’m also publishing material on the following platforms.
I also tried publishing a collection on Amazon this month, but I’m not happy with the result. (Apparently Amazon publishing isn’t as simple as just submitting your existing PDF and waiting for the money to roll in.)
I’m going to fix the layout of the existing collection on that platform so that it’s at least a product I’m happy with, but I don’t expect to put a lot of effort into putting more on that platform at this time.
Please note that ALL free content is posted to BDSMLR – if you’re following BDSMLR, you’re not missing anything other than the membership rewards.
YOU ALSO SUPPORTED…
Your support isn’t just about rewards – it also lets me keep delivering the free content that got your attention in the first place. So thanks to you, I’ve continued to post new stories daily throughout October at alltheseroadworks.bdsmlr.com.
Here’s some of the additional work that you supported in October:
- I published 21 new free stories.
- I formatted five collections and made them available in the shop.
- I wrote a free Reality Check article.
- I managed this site, including visual assets and updates.
- I published to new platforms, and experimented with Amazon.
- I researched women’s charities, to ensure I was making this month’s donation to an accountable, effective, secular charity with a strong reputation in the social sector.
- I ran a typo-hunting promotion on BDSMLR to spot lingering typos in my work and improve the quality of future collections and re-blogs.
- I wrote this update.
I am always looking for feedback as to whether you’re satisfied with my product and my site. Please don’t hesitate to send me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org on any topic.
Thank you all again – you’re excellent!
– All These Roadworks
1 November 2019