Resources for Freelancers

Being a freelance writer is no walk in the park. In this day and age, however, we don’t exactly need to live on bread and water either. Here is a collection of writing resources, tools, and helpful links that I hope you will find useful in building your freelance writing career.

I will be constantly updating this page, so do bookmark it and check back for more goodies every now and then!

 

Content Marketing

Tools and Resources

Content Questionnaire for Effective Content Planning

Template for Tracking Keywords

How to Put Together an Editorial Calendar

Marketing Priorities Spreadsheet

Content Inventory Spreadsheet

 

Interesting Links

9 Ways People Respond to Your Content Online

Stop Pretending and Start Testing Your Content

Keep Your Content from Falling Into Disrepair

10 Reasons You Might be Failing at Content Marketing – and How To Fix Them

100 Inbound Marketing Content Ideas

 

Writing / Blogging

Tools and Resources

How to Craft a Blog Post

Blog Carnival

The Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging

How to Create Reader Profiles/Personas to Inspire and Inform Your Blogging

How to Set Your Freelance Writing Rates

Sample Freelance Writer’s Contract

Another Sample Freelance Writer’s Contract

8 Contract Clauses You Should Never Freelance Without

How to Find Copywriting Clients

How to Use Ghostwriting to Diversify and Increase Your Income

 

Books

My So-Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire

Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success

The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency As a Commercial Freelancer in Six Months or Less

Secrets of a Freelance Writer, Third Edition: How to Make $100,000 a Year or More

Starting Your Career as a Freelance Writer (Second Edition)

The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube

 

Job Boards for Freelance Writers

Problogger Job Board

Craigslist (Singapore)

Morning Coffee Jobs Newsletter

Freelance Switch Jobs Board

Flexjobs Jobs Board

 

Interesting Links

29 Blogging Survival Tips

The Workable Business Blogging Plan

101 Tips for Online Success

3 Reasons for Writers to Have a Blog, and 3 Reasons Not to

The First Hurdle: Why Writers Should Stop Being Scared and Take A Leap Of Faith