15 Helpful Websites for Freelancers

by Thea · 7 comments

As a freelancer, I read several websites and blogs on freelancing.

Here are some of the best websites and blogs I have found for freelancers.

These websites cover getting started as a freelancer, general information that can help all freelancers (no matter what sort you are) and advice from individual freelance writers.

Freelance Switch

Freelance Switch is a great site relevant to all freelancers.  They have a particularly good section on getting started as a freelancer.

Getting started as a freelancer – Freelance Switch

Freelance Folder

Freelance folder is another site relevant to all areas of freelancing.

I spotted a great list of 20 must read blogs for freelance writers.   Some appear on this list plus there are a few new discoveries.

All Freelance Writing
About Freelance Writing
Freelance Zone
Freelance Writers Connection

The Savvy Freelancer

The Savvy Freelancer has a great series on 31 Days to Start Freelancing


Skelliwag has a great set of posts on 30 Days to Become a Freelancer.

Michelle Rafter – Word Count

Freelance Success

I discovered this site after reading Freelancing for Australians – For Dummies written by Susan M. Drake and Monica Davidson.  This site is founded by freelance filmmaker and writer Monica Davidson. I like the book and website as they are specifically written for Australian Freelancers.

 The Adventurous Writer

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen runs a series of six Quips and Tips blogs.    One of them is based on being a freelance writer.

Men with Pens

Diary of a Mad Freelancer

This one is a totally new find.  I look forward to exploring this blog further.

Urban Muse Writer

Make a Living Writing

I know I mentioned both Urban Muse and Make a Living Writing in a recent post on my favourite blogs, but they are so relevant to freelancers, I just had to mention them both again.

I am sure I have missed some great sites.  Feel free to share your favourite sites for freelancers in comments.

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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen February 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hello Thea,

Thanks for including me (The Adventurous Writer) in your list of helpful websites for freelancers! It’s an honor :-)

Happy blogging and writing,
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Thea March 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hi Laurie
Thanks for the comment. It was a pleasure to mention you in the list. I have been reading your blog for a while and have always enjoyed it.
Thanks again.


Shari Smothers February 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

This is a very useful list. It’s always great to find new freelancer resource sites. Among the new ones I found here is Diary of a Mad Freelancer, and I’ve enjoyed exploring it. Thanks for the compilation.
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Thea March 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

Hi Shari
Thanks for the comment, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I am so glad you enjoyed the list. I always love finding new gems around the Internet and sharing them on this site.
Great to see you here.


Shara July 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Thea, thanks for sharing these unique links, although I would appreciate more if you have short descriptions for some of them. Some of which I have known just now. As a freelancer, its always best that we know lots of resources. Also, have you checked on staff.com? I saw them on one of the blog posts in odesk, checked on them and found them interesting. Maybe you’d like to add it up on your list.


Thea July 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

Hi Shara
Thanks for your comment, lovely to see you here.
I will have to check out the link you suggested, I haven’t heard of that one. I look forward to seeing you here again soon.


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