Find Your Tribe with Freelance Writing Blogs
That means a community of people that share your ideals, understand your dreams, and cheer you on as you strive to accomplish your goals. They’re the ones you turn to for advice and have brainstorming sessions with.
But how do you build a community as a freelancer that works from home while wearing last nights pajamas?
The first idea is to attend networking events, which is something I think everyone can benefit from. The other idea is to get to know people in your community by checking out the blogs of freelancers in your industry.
When I first started freelance writing, one of the very first things I did was Google freelance writing blogs. At first it was to gather advice and figure out where to start, but I found some great freelance writing blogs that I found myself visiting frequently.
Now, I used them for inspiration as well as guidance.
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5 of the Best Freelance Writing Blogs
If you search the internet for freelance writing blogs, you’ll be rewarded with a ton of options. After checking out a lot of different options, there are five in particular that I return to time and time again.
Without further ado, here are my five absolute favorite freelance writing blogs.
Elna Cain has several blogs out there, but her freelance writing blog is one of the best. When I need guidance, I almost always head straight to Elna’s blog and when you Google anything related to freelance writing, one of Elna’s blog posts is sure to pop up on the first page.
What I Love About Elna’s Blog:
Elna is super relateable not only as a freelance writer but as a normal, every day person. She’s a busy stay at home mom and it’s clear she knows how to balance her time between work and family and still grow her business. Her blog posts always include helpful information and easy-to-implement advice/strategies. She’s open and honest about what it takes to be a successful freelance writer.
3 Posts to Check Out:
- 11 Ways to Stay Positive as a New Freelance Writer
- Freelance Writing Jobs for Newbies: Writing a Crystal Clear Contract
- How to Maximize Your Marketing Power as a Budding Freelance Writer
Jorden Roper is the mastermind behind Creative Revolt. Originally Writing Revolt, Jorden started her freelance business when she was feeling completely lost and hopeless. Both she and her husband had just lost their jobs and she was dealing with medical issues on top of it.
Instead of drowning in her sorrows, she built a business from scratch and now lives the creative life she always craved.
The Creative Revolt blog isn’t just a freelance writing blog, though. It also contains all kinds of in-depth info on blogging and even YouTube.
What I Love About Creative Revolt:
Jorden’s freelance origin story is super inspiring to me. Not everyone is okay with the language she uses but I actually like how real she is. She’s not sugar coating anything and she’s brutally honest about what it takes to build a successful business. If you need a little tough love and actionable steps to get where you want, Creative Revolt is the freelance writing blog for you!
3 Posts to Check Out:
- 5 Reasons Freelance Blogging is the Best Freelance Writing Niche
- Freelance Writing Tools: The 16 Best for Running + Growing Your Business
- The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Any Freelance Writing Niche Topic
Like Elna Cain, Sara Frandina‘s freelance writing blog was one I stumbled on in the early days. She’s a copywriter extraordinaire and I’ve turned to her blog many times. She’s been a conversion copywriter since 2013, has worked with over 75 brands and businesses, and won her a title as a Certified Conversion Copywriter from Copy Hackers.
What I Love About Sara’s Blog:
First, Sara’s website in general just speaks to my creative soul. Her copy is brilliant, which is a testament to her knowledge and experience as a copywriter. I love her blog because she offers up tips on pretty much every aspect of running a creative business. Whether it’s copywriting, content creation, marketing or just plain ol’ writing tips, her blog is a wealth of information. Plus, she’s inspiring and has a way of writing like she’s talking to an old friend.
Sara just redid her website and a lot of her previous blog posts seem to have been removed, but here’s one of her newest posts if you want to get a feel for her writing:
The Write Life
To me, The Write Life isn’t just another freelance writing blog. It’s the total package. There are tips on freelancing, blogging, marketing and publishing. It’s basically all-encompassing and has the all the information you could ever need on making it as a writer.
What I Love About The Write Life:
Honestly, The Write Life is one of the freelance writing blogs I just love to hang out on. I feel like I can always find new information or tips I missed before. They offer guest posting opportunities (though it’s closed to submissions right now) which is a great way to build a following and get writing samples. This blog is also a great place to connect with other writers and start a conversation.
3 Posts to Check Out:
- How to Make More Money as a Freelance Writer
- 6 Questions to Consider Before Accepting a Freelance Writing Gig
- 3 Freelance Writing Nuggets of Wisdom for When You Feel Like Quitting
The Quiet Type
Okay, I maybe cheated a little bit by including my own blog in this post but I can explain! The four freelance writing blogs I mentioned above have been sources of inspiration and taught me so much about freelance writing. I want to do the same for other freelance writers. With The Quiet Type, I aim to be a resource and to answer many of the questions I had when I started as a freelance writer.
What I Love About The Quiet Type:
The Quiet Type offers me the chance to be creative on my own terms as well as connect with other freelancers. I get to share what I’ve learned a long the way and be a sounding board for people who want to create a career their passionate about. The Quiet Type is only a few months old, but I’m so excited to get to share my journey with others.
3 Posts to Check Out:
- What to Charge as a Freelance Writer
- 7 Lessons I’ve Learned from a Year of Freelance Writing
- How to Balance Freelance Writing with a Full-Time Job
- How to Create a Killer Freelance Writing Pitch & Win Clients
Do you have any go-to freelance writing blogs? I’d love to know what they are!