8 Must-Read Blog Posts for Freelance Writers

For this week, I thought I’d switch it up and present my readers with a round-up post of some of my favorite blog posts from other freelance writers and bloggers.

I tend to read only a few blogs in any given week since I’m super busy writing for my clients and working on scaling my freelance writing business.

The few blogs I do go to are mostly freelance writing blogs or blogs about blogging. So, I thought I’d share 8 of my favorite posts that I’ve read recently to help you out in your career.

8 Must-Read Blog Posts for Freelance Writers

I’ll break up my post into two sections: blog posts about freelance writing and blog posts about blogging. I feel it’s always a good idea for freelance writers to read posts on blogging as this is one of the main forms of writing freelance writers take on.

So, let’s get started.

My Top 4 Must Read Freelance Writing Posts

1. How to Stay Motivated Through Tough Times


By: Cat Miller from Freelancer FAQs

Cat shares five legit ways to lower your stress as a freelancer and gain some motivation so you can get back into your business and land more clients!

2. How to Ask for a Raise (and Get One) From Your #Freelancing ClientImage-of-a-dollar-sign

By: Lorraine Reguly from Wording Well

Lorraine, a real life friend of mine, gives a detailed account of how she was able to get a raise from one of her clients. She gives up the exact emails she used to negotiate a better rate for her skills. Check out her post to kick your negotiation tactics up a notch or two.

3. 24 Hours to a More Successful Freelance Writing Career


By: Jennifer Mattern from All Indie Writers

Jennifer dishes sound advice to get your freelance writing in gear with 3 specific things you can do today.

If you feel like your freelance writing career is stuck in a rut, then read Jenn’s post. It will help you see the bigger picture by focusing on the little things to land you more gigs and make you more money.

4. How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers


By: Kimberly Grabas from Your Writer Platform

Kimberly lays it all out for newbie writers. She gives many tips on making your site a magnet for traffic. Learn how to optimize your website, profiles and content to achieve the holy grail of blogging– targeted traffic.

My Top 4 Must Read Blogging Posts

1. How to Choose a Blog Name You Won’t Regret: The Definitive Guide


By: Blogging Wizard

Blogging Wizard is one of my clients and this post is a great post for brand new bloggers. Defining your blog niche is a challenge for a lot of us. Here is the definitive guide from a great freelance writer!

2. 4 Best Ways to Keep People on Your Blog Longer

By: Me from Twins Mommy

On my other blog, Twins Mommy, I share with you how you can get those new readers that click to your blog post to stay longer. How do you capture their attention long enough to read the first sentence? And then the second and so on and so on?

Learn the four effective tips to get those readers on your blog to stay.

3. 5 Elements that Build a Roster of Terrific Clients

By: Sonia Simone from Copybloggger

Sonia has great post on what is needed to gain a full list of terrific clients for you!

4. 7 Essential Ingredients for Branding a Blog


By: Dre Beltrami The Branded Solopreneur

If you don’t know who Dre is, then you must be living on a boat in the middle of the ocean!

Dre is a bad ass when it comes to branding your little blogging butt off. This post has all the ingredients you need to get your blog recognized. What’s awesome about her posts is she also provides visual examples of what she’s talking about – super awesome. So, stop reading this and go visit Dre!

There You Have It!

Here are 8 posts I want you to read right now. Bookmark them, print them out or do whatever, but make sure to read each and every one of them. Also remember to share their post too!

If you are a regular on my blog then you know I’ve started a blog series called Getting Paid to Write: A Step-by-Step Approach. I’m helping people who are interested in freelance writing learn the ropes on getting paid to write.

I’m also opening up my coaching services and if you need some 1:1 support, shoot me an email at [email protected]!

My next part in my series will be up next week, so be on the lookout for that!

Tell me in the comments below which post is your favorite.

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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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Thanks for this amazing tips as i am freelancer, as Elna Cain i am you fan 🙂 Regard: Mushiii tutsReply to Mushiii
Thanks so much!Reply to Elna
Really Thank you for this post. I was searching a good post Freelance. Thanks a lot.Reply to Hemant
You’re welcome! Glad you found some blogs to learn from 🙂Reply to Elna
Bookmarked! Your list is very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.Reply to Kavita
Nice post it is very helpful for me Thanks for sharing with us keep up itReply to Ali
Hey Ali! Thanks so much! Glad you found some new blogs to read.Reply to Elna
Great Post And Amazing.Reply to M
Excellent list of blog posts, bookmarking it for future reference. Keep up the good work.Reply to Beth
Thanks Beth! I’m glad you liked all the posts. I found these super useful for me and loved how each one helped me in my freelance writing business. ElnaReply to Elna
Hey Elna, Great round-up! I’ll have to check out these posts! Thanks for the mention, too. I appreciate it!Reply to Lorraine
Np Lorraine! Your negotiation post was awesome! It will defiantly help new freelance writers figure out how to increase their rates the right way. ElnaReply to Elna
Nice post it is very helpful for me Thanks for sharing with us keep up it Have a nice week AheadReply to Bilal
Hey Bilal! Thanks a lot for stopping by and taking a look at my must-read posts. I hope you liked and bookmarked them. Don’t forget to share them! ElnaReply to Elna
Thanks so much for the mention, Elna – really appreciated! As I’m down with the cool kids these days, I gave this post a pin 😉 – I’m looking forward to checking out the other posts you’ve mentioned in here, I’m sure they’re all great. All the best, Luke IntergeekReply to Luke
Thanks Luke, I enjoyed your post greatly! Thanks for supporting the other freelance writers and bloggers and pinning my post. Having a CTA is awesome! ElnaReply to Elna
Thanks so much for sharing these posts! They all sound super practical, and I’m excited to check them out!Reply to Brittany
Hey Brittany, So glad you enjoyed these round-up posts. I was debating about doing a round-up post and whether or not people would share and comment on, but I can see it’s a hit! I don’t have much time to read blogs, but when I do I make sure to bookmark my favorite posts. I hope you enjoy them! ElnaReply to Elna
Great roundup, Elna! A bloggers bag of To Do’s all in one epic resource. Big ass high five for the link and shout out to my site and post – you ROCK, lady!!Reply to Andrea
Hey Dre, Glad you hopped on over to my blog and gave a high five! Love your posts and FB group. You do wonders with branding and I’ve gotten some valuable tips from you. Thanks for helping all us bloggers out there for getting our brand on. ElnaReply to Elna
Elna! Thanks so much for including me in this fantastic round up – my reading list for today just got a lot longer! 🙂Reply to Kelly
Hi Kelly, You’re a great blogger and have such great information on your site for WAHM’s! I’m so glad I found you I first started my freelance writing business. You’re amazing! ElnaReply to Elna
All those blogging posts look fantastic! I’m bookmarking this so I can read them when I get home toninght. 🙂Reply to Emily
Hi Emily, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, these posts really helped me out with blogging freelance writing. Especially Lorraine’s negotiation post. I like having specific examples and reading her emails really helped me develop my tactics. Glad you found these posts helpful! ElnaReply to Elna
Thank you for sharing!Reply to Alicia
Hi Alicia! Your post was awesome so thought I’d share it with my readers! Thanks for stopping by! ElnaReply to Elna
Thanks for sharing one of my posts Elna. 🙂Reply to Jenn
Hey Jenn, No problem. Love your post on successful freelance writing! Glad you found my post. Thanks for the comment. ElnaReply to Elna