Not only is social media one of the best ways to connect with other people who have the same or similar interests and hobbies as you, but it’s also a great way to promote your business. Whether you’re a freelance writer, graphic designer, or run an eCommerce business, platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest have the potential to increase your reach and drive traffic to your website.
That’s why it’s a great idea to use social media to connect with other freelancers and business owners. Not just to promote your business, either! These Facebook groups for freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs also help you build a community. They provide a place for you to ask for advice, find resources, and share your wins. As a community, people are willing to share their insight, thoughts, and even jobs for other group members to pursue.
One of the first things I did after creating my freelance writer’s website and portfolio, I made a Facebook page for my business. Then I joined a ton of groups for freelance writers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs.
While not every group was a winner, I found quite a few that I loved. I’ve been a member of some of these groups for years, and I’ve continued to join new groups to expand my reach. They’ve been so helpful when it comes to finding other freelancers to connect with and gaining insight into running an online business.
I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Facebook groups for freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs below. If you’re looking to build your freelance network and grow a community of like-minded people, I highly recommend checking them out below!
Creator: Jorden Roper, Creative Revolt
If you don’t know about Jorden, you need to stop what you’re doing right now and visit her website. I’m not joking, do it. She’s an inspiration to anyone that dreams of being their own boss and living a creative life. She also has some great courses for freelance writers, too. When I quit my job to freelance write full-time, the first thing I did was invest in her Killer Cold Emailing course and I really think it played such a huge role in my early success.
Her Facebook group, Writing Revolters, is full of writers just like you and me and it is one of my most widely utilized groups. I tend to take the position of “fly on the wall” in this group but the information I’ve gleaned helped me out so much in the months after I began freelancing. It’s still one of my most utilized Facebook groups for freelance writers and I frequently pop in to see what’s going and watch Jorden’s live trainings. Writing Revolters also has promo threads in addition to people posting with questions, success stories, and motivation.
The Write Life Community
Creator: The Write Life
“This is a place for writers to connect, so we can all help each other become stronger writers.” This quote from the group description pretty much says it all. The Write Life Community is an extension of The Write Life and I love the helpful vibe of this community. There’s only one promo day (Monday) but I like that because sometimes you just need advice!
Related: The Quiet Type Made The Write Life’s 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2020
Female Freelance Writers
Creator: Ellenor Day & Nicole Yingling
I am a big fan of groups that help women support one another, and this Facebook group for female freelance writers does just that. I’ve been a member of this group since 2017 and continues to be one of my favorite Facebook groups for freelance writers.
The vibe is just so positive and supportive, which I really appreciate. There’s no cattiness or people making others feel inferior for asking questions.
I’ve been a part of groups where people are so disrespectful to one another that you don’t really get anything out of the group, so Female Freelance Writers is a breath of fresh air.
I mean, just take a look at the group’s description:
“This is a supportive and positive place where female freelance writers can ask questions, get support from your fellow freelancers and have the opportunity to promote your work and projects. It's casual. It's conversational. And it's perfectly acceptable to wear your hearts on your sleeves!”
One thing that’s cool about this group is that it includes promo threads in addition to discussions. Depending on the day you can share anything from your latest work to a motivational quote or story.
No-Fluff Freelance Writing Group
CREATOR: Alina Bradford, No Fluff Writer
Alina Bradford has worked with some HUGE brands over the last 20 years and she really knows her stuff. (Seriously, look her up on LinkedIn!) I love her direct, straightforward approach so I knew I wanted to be a part of her Facebook community.
This one is similar to the other Facebook groups for freelance writers that I’ve joined. However, I’ve noticed Alina really participates within the group and offers guidance to people asking questions more than other group creators. She also does contests to win one-on-one training with her, which is awesome!
Alina’s Book, The Fluff-Free Freelance Writing Master Course is available on Amazon and definitely worth the read. You can read why I think so here. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free—even if you just sign up for the free 30-day trial. Check it out.
Related: Best Personal Development and Business Books for Freelancers to Read in 2020
Biz & Booze Crew
Creator: Laura Markz
Laura Markz is just so dang relatable and I swear I laugh out loud every time I watch one of her Biz & Booze training videos. She’s also got the best tips for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and side hustlers.
What I really love about Laura is that she makes even the most overwhelming aspects of running a business not only seem doable, but also fun. If you haven’t tuned into her Biz & Booze series yet, I highly recommend it!
Biz & Booze Crew is such a great Facebook group for freelancers and creative entrepreneurs. It’s an extension of the series, which recently transitioned into a podcast, and it’s where she shares bonus content and freebies and people can ask questions.
Creators: Anna Osgoodby & Mallory Musante, Bold & Pop
Anna and Mallory started #GoingBold as an extension of their business, Bold & Pop. The goal is to connect business owners, bloggers, and side hustlers so they can grow and learn from one another. The group is an awesome place to meet like-minded people, get advice from people who get it and share your wins. It’s honestly a lot like a virtual networking group, which is great for introverts!
Like most groups, there are daily prompts to encourage people to share and engage with each other. One of my favorites is the “mixer” blog post where you introduce yourself and your business. However, there are also prompts to promote your business or share your social media accounts.
If you’d like to learn more about the duo and how they got started, check out their Creatives in the Spotlight interview. They share some real gems for current and aspiring biz owners.
Related: An Interview with Bold & Pop Co-Founders Anna Osgoodby & Mallory Musante
PS. Brand Beautiful
Creator: Alicia Powell, Pixistock
One of the biggest struggles I have is making awesome graphics for my business and blog, which I think is something a lot of entrepreneurs can relate to! So, I was thrilled when my favorite stock photo company found a way to make it easier! In addition to adding templates to the library, Pixistock started a Facebook group for creative entrepreneurs.
The creative behind Pixistock and the group, P.S. Brand Beautiful, is Alicia Powell and let me tell you, she is amazing at what she does. I’ve been a Pixistock member for almost three years now and I’ve never been disappointed! Alicia not only offers stunning photos and customizable Canva templates. She also educates people on how to use them as well as different photo editing tools.
According to the group description, P.S. Brand Beautiful is meant to teach creatives:
- How to generate ideas and creative content for your brand
- How to make your brand visible in a crowded online world
- What resources and tools do you need to help make a visual impact
- How to create stunning promotional graphics yourself
- How to create a unique, trustworthy brand
Note: If you haven’t checked out Pixistock before, you definitely should. Whether you sign up for the mailing list to get a collection of curated photos for free each month or become a member, it’s so worth it. Pixistock also added a content calendar for 2020 and it’s quite frankly, the coolest thing ever. My social media game has improved drastically with it!
Related: Best Stock Photo Sites + How to Use Stock Photos in Your Biz and on Your Blog
Goal Digger Podcast Insiders
Creator: Jenna Kutcher
If you’ve been a fan of Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast for even a short time, you’ve probably heard of this group. Jenna’s “come as you are” attitude gives this group a very laid back feel, although it is moderated really well. Jenna and her team invite female business owners and side hustlers to share their wins and ask questions. The group also offers many resources for those looking to grow their business or blog.
What’s really nice about this group is that it’s full of women from a variety of industries. There are copywriters, social media gurus, graphic designers, photographers, etc. So, finding someone in your industry or niche to connect with is really easy. Plus, everyone is super friendly! There’s definitely a “stronger together” vibe to this group.
1…2…Freelance: A Community for Creative Freelancers
Creator: Kat Boogaard
This group by Kat Boogaard is one of the newest groups I’ve joined. I found Kat on Instagram a few months back and I’ve been a follower ever since! 1…2…Freelance is a wonderful resource for new and experienced freelancers.
Joining the group gives you a front-row seat to some of the triumphs and challenges related to freelancing. People share insider advice, insight, and stories about their experience as freelancers. Plus, Kat also shares tips and even job postings every once in a while.
If you’re looking to connect with other freelancers, this is a good way to do it! I also recommend checking out Kat’s blog for tips on freelance writing and running a freelance writing business.
The Rising Tide Society
Creator: Natalie Franke
The Rising Tide Society is an extension of HoneyBook, which is an invoicing platform for creative entrepreneurs. Though it’s part of the HoneyBook family, this group doesn’t often focus on promoting the product. Instead, it’s meant to be a community of creative entrepreneurs and small business owners to support one another.
The Facebook group’s motto, “community over competition,” is so refreshing and the members really promote that idea. Everyone is genuinely friendly and helpful when you have a question to ask. Rising Tide also offers free educational resources to members and those who join their mailing list.
There are also monthly in-person meetings if you’re lucky enough to live in the city with a local chapter.
TLDR; These are my top 10 Facebook groups for freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs:
- Writing Revolters
- The Write Life
- Female Freelance Writers
- No-Fluff Freelance Writers Group
- Biz & Booze
- P.S. Brand Beautiful
- Goal Digger Podcast Insiders
- The Rising Tide Society
Do you have any Facebook groups you recommend for freelancers and creatives? Share them in the comments!
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Katie Jenison says
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