This is Day 33 of the Freelance in 40 Days series where you’ll learn to freelance just by taking it one day and one task at a time. Today I’ll give you some excellent resources for freelancers.
As a freelancer, it is essential to take advantage of the resources out there to help you along in your career. The list below are some of my personal bookmarks due to their useful articles and frequent updates.
One of the original freelance blogs with a huge archive of useful information. You can pretty much find anything you want by doing a search on their site.
Another freelance blog that has been around for a few years. Offers great articles, tutorials and information on anything freelancing.
A new kid on the block this past year but offers spot-on advice on freelancing.
Offers interesting freelance articles and advice here or their on using job boards.
An awesome blog with excellent tips and tutorials on web design and development. There’s even a good article on freelancing every once in a while.
If there is anything you want to learn about web dev, audio, video, Photoshop… basically anything we related, then this is the place. There are plenty of free tutorials available and, for a small fee, access to source files.
Learn some of the insider tips of graphic design from Jon Phillips, coincidentally the founder of Freelance Folder.
Dessine moi un objet
Though not dedicated to web design, this is a great blog to check out for their insight on design. Note that it is in French but can be translated by Google by clicking on the little English flag to the right of the page.
Freelance Writing Jobs
If you are a freelance writer, get to know this site. Great advice and how-to’s but especially for the rookie freelancer.
Men With Pens
Some witty writers who churn out great information on writing, copywriting, blogging, and of course freelancing.
Some days when you when you need a good pick-me-up, these are the places to turn to.
A great site for motivation and easy ways to simplify your work and lifestyle to enjoy life more.
Dumb Little Man
Their motto is tips for life. And good ones they do provide.
And If These Weren’t Enough…
Here you can find an exhaustive list of other freelance blogs. They will overlap, but you’ll find the complete listing in these.
- oDesk: 100 Top Freelancing Blogs
- Bootstrapper: The Top 100 Freelancer Blogs
- ProFreelancing: Top 60 Blogs For Freelance Writers
(Can be applied to all freelancers too)
And while we're on the subject...