By Josh Rueff on Sep 16, 2014
If you’re a freelance writer, you need two things. Money and quality information to help you “get dat money.” Here’s my top 7 blogs for freelance writers, for the glorious year of 2014.
And the winners are …
This isn’t just a grand buffet of professional, lifestyle, and career advice — if you’re a freelance writer, it’s a great place to be featured. It’s only just started and it’s already soaring high on Google, which means heavy exposure for you — media attention that’ll keep getting stronger after its official launch. This is a two birds opportunity — featured articles complete with bio and byline, and a decent pay rate to boot. Get paid for marketing myself? Yes please.
Carol Tice is amazing, there’s no two ways about it. Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been in the game for some time, you’ll find all the advice you need here. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be getting paid what I am now without the no-holds-barred honesty she shares with her crew. Although I haven’t tried to write there yet (silly me), she pays a solid rate for good guest bloggers last I checked.
This well-established site and blog is a glinting, shiny goldmine for freelance writers. The pay is great, especially if you’re just starting, but it’s the connections that matter most. When you write for Copyblogger, you find yourself writing for a wide variety of clients, and if you play your cards right, who knows, you may find yourself featured on one of the most influential content marketing sites in the digital ecosphere. Great freelance writer information, outstanding resources, and a crowd of opportunities to take advantage of.
Chuck Wendig is filthy, filthy man. And a ridiculously good writer. I don’t care if you were raised puritan and got your mouth rinsed with soap every time you cussed — if you’re a freelance writer, visit this blog. And one of his latest books, The Kick-Ass Writer: 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published, and Earn Your Audience is beyond brilliant. I haven’t even gotten halfway through it and I’ve gotten my money’s worth.
James Chartrand’s blog is overflowing with freelance writer tips, tricks and information about copywriting, and there’s plenty for non-fiction writers as well. She (yes, she) is what I would call a genius if it didn’t sound so boring. Maybe a wizard, YES — she’s a copy and web design wizard. Without the beard and level 9 staff of the magus of course. I would kill to guest blog there, but due to overwhelming popularity and a surplus of clamoring freelance writers, they’ve shut down shop in the guest blogging arena.
She’s what I call a real writer. Sounds boring, but in a sea of wannabes and self-professed blogging gurus, it’s refreshing to find real writing somewhere other than a Hemingway, Orwell, or Fitzgerald novel. Kristen Lamb has a unique blog (the only wordpress blog I frequent actually) and writing style every freelance writer should glean from.
Therese Walsh and Kathleen Bolton are the great minds behind Writer Unboxed. This is an outstanding asset for fiction writers, and if you know my take on freelance writing, you’ll know why I appreciate a healthy dose of fiction writing know how (stories sell and everyone’s selling something, including you).