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

Skelliewag

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,
Laurie
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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.
Cheers
Thea

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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.
Cheers
Thea

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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.

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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.
Cheers
Thea

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