November 3, 2022
Looking for the best blogs for freelance writers to read and follow to help build your business? This list of top blogs for freelancers is a great start when you want expert advice from freelancers and freelance writers.
Here are some of my favorite resources I enjoy reading for industry news, career advice, helpful articles and skill-building tips.
Add these blogs to your list of business-building blogs “to read later” and bookmark them so you can refer to them easily.
I’ve been using Contently’s website to find freelance content marketing jobs for over five years now and I subscribe to their blog to learn about the latest trends, SEO advice, strategy tips, and much more. I also subscribe to updates from The Freelance Creative by Contently where freelancers like myself pitch ideas about challenges other freelancers face, like determining rates, avoiding burnout, and fresh marketing tips to apply to your freelance business. They also post gigs for freelancers with specialties their clients are looking for. I suggest freelancers create a profile on the Contently’s site.
I used to only use Canva to resize images for my website but I finally realized that I too, could create professional-looking social media graphics and Pinterest Pins to add a visual learning component to my content sharing. This year I subscribed to the professional membership and haven’t looked back. When I get a few minutes here and there, I visit Canvas blog and recommend it as one of the best blogs for freelance writers are looking for design inspiration and know-how. Whether you’re freelance graphic designer or want to play one on social media by using Canva, there are visual and business learnings to be discovered on the blog.
Any marketing professional worth her salt knows Seth Godin’s name. The bestselling author and marketing guru shares daily wisdom and comments on marketing trends. If you’re new to Godin’s content, check out his best of and top 100 posts. I recommend subscribing to his email for daily “words of wisdom” in case you forget to make it over to the site for the latest blog. Get my freelance monthly marketing plan to help you earn more money next year!
Those of us who have been in the publishing industry for a few decades now remember this website (ed2010) where you could learn about the editorial site of publishing, meet other editorial interns and editorial assistants at events in NYC, and hear about new jobs through a sort of “whisper network.” I believe the Ed2010 concept was about those of us who aspired to be Editors-in-Chief by the year 2010. Now this website is run by Chandra Turner, a former magazine editor who offers career advice and recruiting services. The blog includes advice from publishing industry pros who are still working in content and those who’ve pivoted. I think those of us who’ve worked in publishing in some capacity will get a lot out of the blog and enjoy reading about what some of our favorite editors are doing now.
You probably don’t think of the professional social media platform as a blog for freelance writers, but their professional blog “the LinkedIn Ads blog” has a lot of helpful information. Freelancers can dive into topics like “lead generation” or “social media marketing” as well as “trends” to discover some of the latest tips and tricks to apply to your LinkedIn strategy.
This blog for freelancers and freelance writers will shed light onto important business know-how (like tax tips for freelancers) as well as highlight different freelancers’ career paths. They pay freelancers to contribute to their blog for freelance writers—I even wrote one about how to use ever spare 15-minute break to grow your freelance career. Their website also has a ton of resources for freelancers. I always learn something new when I spend some time on their site.
Hubspot is a CRM software company that educates on inbound marketing as well as education into topics marketers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers need to learn more about—like sales, business, service, marketing, and website help. From suggestions on how to grow your TikTok following to improving networking skills to SEO questions to email marketing. If you need to sharpen your freelance skills, Hubspot has a good blog for freelance writers but the website overall is an excellent source for freelancers. Here are the types of freelance writers clients want to hire.
I recommend Mediabistro’s articles as a resource if you’re looking for the best blogs for freelance writers because they’re written by experienced media professionals. The articles offer career advice, guides on how to “go freelance” as well as legal tips and contract advice. They also have “how to pitch” guidelines on specific outlets if you’re willing to pay for a membership.
Ha! You knew I was going to add my own blog to a list of best blogs for freelance writers, right? I’ve been writing this blog for over five years now and cover a plethora of topics relevant to freelancers and freelance writers. I’ve also done some interviews with experienced freelance writers and had guest posts from experts in different fields that can help freelance writers with their business. Whether you need help overcoming procrastination, are looking to find freelance writing jobs for beginners, need help finding content marketing clients, or are wondering how to work from home with a baby, I’ve probably got you covered. Search my freelance writing blog for questions you have and if I haven’t covered them, send me an email and I might be able to address it as a future blog topic.
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