7 Blogs to Help Grow Your Freelance Writing Biz

Is your freelance writing biz slowing down over the summer? For many freelancers and even bloggers, business takes a hit and everyone feels the effects of the summer slump.

While my business isn’t slowing down that much, I do have less projects than I normally do for the summer.

But, this is a great time to do more for your freelance writing business. It might mean forming a new marketing strategy or perfecting your pitching process.

7 Blogs to Help Grow Your Freelance Writing Biz

One thing that will help you keep your motivation high and keep your freelance writing biz growing is to check out blogs that will help you succeed.

There are a lot of freelance and freelance writing blogs. Many of them are big and popular, but there are still lesser known ones that will rock your socks off.

I love visiting freelance writers’ blogs. They usually have the best information to help you take your biz to the next level because their information is personal and highly useful.

So, I thought I’d highlight my top blogs that will help you get your business off on the right foot. Ready?

1. Freelance Writing

Freelance Writing is the authoritative website that helps new writers and establish writers find freelance writing jobs and brand new ways to ramp up their income.

I landed my first writing job with the job board on Freelance Writing.

As well, Freelance Writing reached out to me and asked me to do an interview!

2. Wording Well


Wording Well is full of some of the best posts to help freelance writers excel at their business. Lorraine is a friend of mine in real life. I found out she lived in the same town as me by subscribing to her list!

We’ve been meeting almost monthly for over a year now and I can’t say enough how great it is to have a fellow blogger friend that just gets it (oh and is also a freelancer!).

One of my favorite posts of hers is, How to  Ask for a Raise (And Get One) From Your #Freelancing Client.

3. Ashley Gainer

Ashely Gaines is a mama like me and a freelance writer. Her blog helps freelance writers and work at home moms with freelancing.

A favorite post of hers is 4 Proven Ways to Become a Better Freelance Writer. I’m always looking for ways to up my freelance game!

4. Be a Freelance Writer

Francesca’s blog is one of the first blogs I read when I was a new freelance writer. She took a break for a while, but she’s back and am loving her posts again.

One awesome post that is super useful for any freelance writer is her post on how to mine past clients to find more gigs.

5. Proofread Anywhere

Caitlin Pyle is a proofreader and entrepreneur. She helps others get in the proofreader niche to make money! Her blog is filled with great tips for freelancing in general too!

If you’re interested in more entrepreneurial projects, check out 3 Reasons You Should Consider Self-Publishing a Book.

6. Wanderful World

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Lizzie Davey’s site is creative, beautiful and full of awesome tips for freelancers! While she doesn’t blog specifically about freelance writing, she does provide great info for any type freelancer.

For me, her best content are the ones about managing your client work, because not a lot of blogs talk about this side of freelancing.

One post that you should check out is, How to Professionally (And Successfully) Mange Your Client Expectations.

7. Freelancer FAQs

FreelancerFAQs is Alicia Rades’ idea. She created the blog and asked other writers to contribute. I jumped at the opportunity and started guest posting.

Soon, though, I ended up taking over most of the blog content management and am working on making FreelancerFAQs a go-to site for new freelance writers.

While we do have posts on freelancing in general, most of the content is geared for writers or bloggers.

One highly useful post that my freelancer friend, Kerilynn Engel wrote was, How Can I Display My Freelance Writing Portfolio?


Start Catching Up on Your Reading

Being a freelance writer means improving your skills and becoming a better writer, marketer and all around freelancer!

Most of these blogs were around when I first started freelance writing and they continue to produce some of the best content around to help you succeed.

Take some time this summer and get your blog reading on! Have fun!

Hi I'm Elna and I'm a freelance writer and mom blogger. I help people just like you become a profitable freelance writer. Within 6 months of starting my freelance writing business from scratch I was able to earn a full-time living as a part-time freelance writer while taking care of my twin toddlers. Check out my free email course Get Paid to Write Online and learn the steps you need to take to be a freelance writer.

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Wow! This list is really good. I’ve only heard about Jorden and you (of course, this is my first post read. Got here through some random searches about freelance writing on Google). As a newbie, knowing where and who to learn from can really help to save the starting time and stress. I’ll definitely check out these blogs and start following them, too. I’ve bookmarked your blog and would be here for long. Thanks for sharing this.Reply to Claudius
Thanks for all of this info Elna!! I’ve read so many of your posts now, trying to figure out what I should do next. I currently write for TextBroker but have been wanting to branch out on my own. I’m a mom to 3 toddlers and 2 big kids, so I completely get your lifestyle!! I have a lifestyle blog already… can I just add my Freelance info onto a page on my blog or should I have a completely separate website for my Freelance business?Reply to Sarah
Hi Sarah, Go ahead and put a hire me page on your blog. You may not get a lot of gigs but you may get one or two. Ideally, a writer website is optimized for gaining gigs. It’s like your business card online!Reply to Elna
I don’t know how I missed this post and the mention. LOL I guess I’ve been too busy freelancing. 😉 Thanks for this! 🙂 I will be sure to check out the other blogs you mentioned here!Reply to Lorraine
Hey Lorraine! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it!Reply to Elna
This is a great list I can’t wait to use! There’s always something that I haven’t learned yet, and who better to teach bloggers than other bloggers. Really appreciate you sharing your expertise.Reply to Chelsea
Hi Chelsea, You’re welcome! No really, thank YOU for visiting my blog and commenting. I love hearing from my readers!Reply to Elna
This is a great list. I’m only familiar with yours and Jorden’s sites. Can’t wait to check out the others! When I first started freelance writing there weren’t as many online resources for new writers.Reply to Phon
Hi Phon! That’s great to hear. Yes, a few years back there weren’t a lot of resource sites. So now is a great time to freelance write 🙂Reply to Elna
I discovered Writing Revolt shortly after I found your blog, Elna! Jorden’s work is great. I love how straight forward she is. The rest I had no idea about! Thank you, Elna!Reply to Blake
Hey Blake! Thanks for enrolling in the course. Did you know that Jorden did a FB live in the private FB group? It was all about cold pitching so make sure to watch that when you’re ready to pitch!Reply to Elna
Omg no! That must have been before I joined. I definitely would’ve watched that!Reply to Blake
Hey Elna! Summer is always a great season to prep for Q4 and/or the following year! Learning without the pressure tends to result in longer lasting results for me 🙂 All the blogs you mention cover the whole gamut when it comes to freelancing! Great round-up…glad to know I am following the right peeps 🙂 JenneeReply to Jennee
Hey Jennee! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the blogs. I love all these freelancers and from some, have learned a ton about freelance writing!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, Such a wonderful list! I must confess that i’m familiar with most of them and i enjoy them a lot. I’ll definitely check out the few that are new to me. Thanks a lot for sharing.Reply to Sola
Hey Sola, Yes, these freelancers are well known for many of us. Have fun learning about the ones that are new to you!Reply to Elna
I don’t know most of these blogs. Thanks for sharing them. These are really beneficial for me. 🙂Reply to Heide
Hey Heide! So happy to hear this. Have fun reading up on these awesome bloggers and freelancers.Reply to Elna
Thank you Elna! Great idea to share the 7 best writing blogs! Yours is definitely one of the best and, just shouting out for all the others makes you even more special. Everyone else, congratulations for coming up at the top on Elna’s list. Looking forward to learning from you! All best to all!Reply to Graham
Thanks Graham! Glad these blogs spoke to you. These freelance writers are the best in the field I feel 🙂Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, Thanks for sharing these great resources. You mentioned some awesome folks like Brent Jones and you’ve introduced me to some new folks I will definitely follow. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great Monday Elna! CoriReply to Cori
Thanks Cori! Yeah, there are some great blogs here! That’s great.Reply to Elna
Great post, lovely lady. You’ve got a great list of resource here. Keep up the great work and live unstoppable!Reply to Rhonda
Hey Rhonda, Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the post.Reply to Elna
Awesome post! It is such an encouragement to learn from others who have “been there and done that”. Looking forward to adding to my reading list.? Thanks, Elna!Reply to Bethany
Thanks Bethany! Yeah, these blogs are awesome to read and learn about your freelance business!Reply to Elna
Thanks for putting such a great list of incredibly talented bloggers together Elna ! I love Jorden’s Writing Revolt- she has some truly fantastic resources on Cold emailing (my personal bane right now.)Reply to Sophia
Thanks so much, Sophia! 🙂Reply to Jorden
Hey Sophia! I know right? She’s killing it on Pinterest too. I enjoy all of these writers’ blogs and will continue to read them 🙂Reply to Elna
Awesome list! I like how you featured a lot of great blogs about freelance writing that not only offered excellent tips on building a writing career, but also approach freelancing from a business perspective like Brent Jones does. Thanks for this! I shared the post on my blog here: http://christopherjanb.com/blog/write-wednesday-vol-3 Hope you like it!Reply to Christopher
Hi Christopher, Thanks so much! I totally agree with Brent that your freelance biz should be a biz! ha..if you think of it as a hobby, then you’re not going succeed. That’s why I love these blogs!Reply to Elna
I love Lizzie’s blog and I’m a big supporter of what she’s doing, but I’ll check out these other blogs too. Thanks for sharing!Reply to Icy
I’ve just seen this – thanks so much, Icy!Reply to Lizzie
Great! Glad to help you find some new blogs to devour. Yummy!Reply to Elna
Super duper cool of you to give me a shout out here, Elna! Especially alongside friends like Lorraine and Alicia (who has been on my show).Reply to Brent
Hey Brent, Oh go and rub it in why don’t you about Alicia being on your show 🙂 ha.. Love your blog and commentary too!Reply to Elna
Thanks so much for including me, Elna! Honoured to be amongst such inspiring company 🙂Reply to Lizzie
Hey Lizzie! No problem. Your blog is great and filled with spot-on info for freelancers. Happy to find out about you!Reply to Elna
Elna, I appreciate your suggestions but if I am not mistaken these blogs are just for guidance on how to improve your freelance biz. If you can guide on where should one start with guest blogging or the platforms that offer guest bloggers to write blog posts. It would be grateful. 🙂Reply to Afaf
Hey Afaf, I don’t have a post about that but in this post https://elnacain.com/blog/get-paid-to-write-without-job-boards/ I mention paid guest opportunities. And you can guest post on FreelancerFAQs you know!Reply to Elna
Thanks so much for mentioning me, Elna! 🙂Reply to Jorden
Hey Jorden, No problem. Your blog is full of awesome content to help new freelance writers.Reply to Elna
A couple of these are new to me. I’ll have to check them out. And Alicia is amazing!Reply to Angie
Hey Angie! Thanks so much for coming over and reading my post 🙂 Glad to hear that you found some new blogs to read 🙂 And yes, Alicia Rades is awesome.Reply to Elna
these are such awesome resources! Can’t wait to check them out! Thanks 🙂 pinned <3Reply to Nikki
That’s great to hear Nikki! Have fun looking at the blogs and reading some awesome posts to help you excel in your freelance writing career.Reply to Elna
Since starting my blog I have learned a lot of what I know from other bloggers. There is always something new to learn every time. Thanks for sharing these as the blogs listed are pretty useful in helping to build a freelance business.Reply to Lorin
Hey Lorin, That’s great! Glad you liked the list and found some new blogs to explore.Reply to Elna
Thanks for mentioning me, Elna!Reply to Alicia
Np Alicia! Love your blog 🙂Reply to Elna