Last Updated: Friday, September 9, 2016

7 Blogs Every Freelance Writer Should Read


Though I love writing, I was never a big reader - be it books or blogs. Just looking at those text on paper or on screen makes me dizzy.

But when I stepped into the world of freelance writing, I became addicted to reading other people's blogs and it inspired me to do better in my freelance writing career.

So if you are also looking for blogs to read and give you that push to advance your freelance writing career, here are 10 blogs that you should definitely include in your follow list.

1. Make A Living Writing

This is one of the first blogs that I discovered when I was still a newbie writer. Carol Tice's blog always comes first on Google search results whenever I look for tips about freelance writing. Reading this blog will not only help you learn more about freelance writing, but you will also realize your true worth as a freelance writer.

2. ProBlogger

Blogging is the sister of freelance writing. When you decide to become a freelance writer, sooner or later, you'll be finding yourself creating your own blog. And Darren Rowse's ProBlogger will help you learn the skills of blogging.

3. Elna Cain

Elna Cain is my top favorite freelance writer (and blog). Despite being a fresh face in the freelance writing industry, Elna has climbed to success even after within 6 months from starting her freelance career. She was able to earn full-time income while working part-time! Aside from the wonderful tips written on her blog, her web design is really classy, refreshing and nice.

4. Be a Freelance Blogger

While Be a Freelance Blogger is also focused on teaching readers how to blog, what I like about Sophie Lizard's blog is that it is a rich resource of pitching tips. So if you want to ditch your generic client pitch or guest post pitch, BAFB can help you create better ones.

5. Social Media Examiner

When you have a business online, the social media is your friend. If you want to promote your freelance writing business right using social media networks, Social Media Examiner covers a wide range of topics for every kind of platform.

6. Jeffbulla's Blog

When you take the hat of a freelance writer, you'll be wearing many hats. A blogger, a social media marketer, or an internet marketer. It's not just writing. So if you want to efficiently perform your different duties, Jeff Bulla's internet marketing blog has it all.

7. Backlinko

Backlinko is owned by Brian Dean. It is a blog that discusses topics on SEO for increasing web traffic. While some freelance writers believe that SEO is a spammy evil thing, you'll definitely change your views about SEO when you read Brian's blog.


There are so many blogs that I follow, but these 7 blogs had made a difference on my freelance writing career.

What are your favorite blogs?