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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Must-read Blogs for Freelancers


Design and Development:


1. Torque Magazine


Torque focuses on anything and everything WordPress. If you use WordPress for your business, this is one to bookmark. You can even check out their weekly feature, “Doc Pop’s News Drop” for a quick-and-snarky look at what’s new in the world of WP.

2. CreativeBloq


CreativeBloq is a designer-centric blog that mixes business with pleasure by offering relevant insight into design and marketing news, while also providing beautiful visual content that will keep any freelance designer inspired.

3. The Layout


This online publication, geared mostly toward designers but relevant to any freelancer, is brought to you by the folks at Flywheel. The writers at the Layout cover WordPress ins-and-outs, design resources, social media, and creativity, just to name a few topics. Give it a look!

4. Hacking UI


The guys behind this fun freelancing resource describe Hacking UI as a “community for designers, developers, and creative entrepreneurs with a passion.” Check out their blog and newsletter for timely industry-related insights, updates, and tips on running your freelance business.

Freelancing:


5. Freelancers Union


This one might seem a little obvious, I know. But, in my opinion and in my experience, the Freelancers Union blog is the “big fish” in the industry, and for good reason. Freelancers Union has been providing sound advice and real-world, tangible support to the freelance community for years. Here you’ll find timely freelance-related news, actionable tips, and even emotional support for this upstream life we’re living.

6. Millo


Millo is one of those fun blogs for freelancers, full of a variety of articles that tackle specific freelance-related questions by providing actionable answers and steps that will help you navigate the ins and outs of your field.

7. The Freelancer


Powered by Contently, The Freelancer is yet another gem in a vast world of helpful freelance resources. Covering topics like tech trends, content generation, and running your business, it’s a perfect addition to your small business blog arsenal.


Entrepreneurship/Startups:


8. OnStartups


Created by Dharmesh Shah (co-founder of the ever-influential HubSpot), this startup blog gets down and dirty with statistics, tools, and trends that directly affect entrepreneurs of any kind. His detailed posts and extensive experience make this blog an entrepreneurial powerhouse.

9. Women On Business


This blog is a solid publication ran by successful, savvy women that will appeal to many different forms of entrepreneur, with tips on digital marketing, productivity, and hiring.

10. Smart Passive Income


Smart Passive Income founder Pat Flynn refers to himself as the “crash test dummy of online business.” His blog lets you learn from his experiences and teaches you how to build some income without excessive upkeep.


11. Blogtrepreneur


Another mighty fine choice for freelancers, Blogtrepreneur caters to entrepreneurs who blog, entrepreneurs who use social media, entrepreneurs who build websites, entrepreneurs who… well, let’s just say this is definitely a blog for entrepreneurs.

12. Rodgers Collective


Rachel Rodgers has built an online legal empire that is perfect for startups, freelancers, and small business owners. With useful blog posts, legal kits, and programs like “Brand Boss” and “Small Business Bodyguard,” this small business blog is handy to have bookmarked.

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