Question: What are the resources (books, online tools, etc.) you’ve found most helpful? – Corrine
I get this one the most frequently, so it’s the perfect first question to answer here.
My number one recommendation, especially for freelance writing, is Michelle Goodman’s book My So-Called Freelance Life. When I was about to launch my business, I must have read this five times and I still keep it within easy reach. She also has a website packed with great info in the archives.
Additional websites worth checking out:
- FreelanceFolder.com: be sure to search the archives for specific topics, such as finding clients.
- FreelanceSwitch.com: also a good resource for specific topics and I also recommend the rate calculator featured on the homepage.
- MarketCopywriter.com: An enjoyable read and her site is a good resource for ideas on marketing yourself.
- Copyblogger.com: I used this site much more when I was getting started and I’ll still turn to it when I’m in need of inspiration for bolder, juicier copywriting ideas.
The resources I recommend above are geared for freelance copywriting. If you’re looking for helpful sites about pitching and writing for online and print publications, these are my top three: The Urban Muse, Freelancedom and WordCount: Freelancing in the Digital Age.
Readers, writers, freelancers, what about you? What resources do you recommend? I’d love for you to chime in!