There are millions of freelancers around the world, and more people are deciding to strike out on their own than ever before. In the digital age we live in, this comes as no surprise. And also as no surprise, more and more businesses are deciding to outsource work to these freelancers. There are so many benefits to outsourcing and delegating tasks that take up your valuable time, and the internet makes it all possible. It can be a bit intimidating in the beginning, and most business owners are looking for tips and tricks as well as inspiration when it comes to handing over pieces of their business to qualified online workers.
Here is a list, in no particular order, of the 15 best freelancer blogs out there for businesses in 2018. Browse around to find a few that speak to you and have all of the information you need at your fingertips. Follow them and learn new tips for your business every day.
It may seem obvious from the name, but the Freelancers Union blog is one of my favorite blogs to read when it comes to reading relevant freelancer news, support and many actionable tips. The blog has been successful for many years and 2018 will be no different.
Millo is a great freelancer blog to read because it is light and fun while providing valuable tips and actionable steps that will help business owners of all levels find resources for freelancers.
Entrepreneur is a freelancer blog full of amazing gems of information inside. The blog is highly esteemed and covers all topics for small businesses from tech to content creation to the nitty gritty details of running a business. This is a go to blog resource for freelancers and businesses who outsource work to freelancers.
If you are looking for tech tips, pitching tricks or SEO knowledge, the Moz blog is a great place to start. You can find lots of case studies and diagnoses of other businesses which can really help business owners learn from others and improve their game.
The Kissmetrics blog is a well known resource and freelancer blog that all small businesses should follow in 2018. The blog dives deep into content marketing and shares a lot of data to support its claims. Increasing converstion rates, analytics and SEO are all covered in depth on the Kissmetrics blog. Check it out … you won’t be disappointed if you run your own business online.
Social Media Examiner
The Social Media Examiner freelancer blog is an amazing resource for any business owner who uses social media and social media marketing. It can be exhausting to keep up with the ever changing trends and algorithms throughout all the various social media platforms. That is why this freelancer blog is definitely one to check frequently as it will give you what you need to know when it comes to social media.
The Hubspot Blog is a freelancer blog that covers all sorts of fun reads. Most of the blogs are short, and they always provide you with an estimate of how many minutes it will take you to read the post (handy for the busy business owner). The topics range from freelance brain-escapes to business mistakes and everything in between.
You have to read Marie Forleo’s blog. This is one of the blogs that everyone can read and benefit from. Marie is dynamic, inspirational and completely successful entrepreneur whose blog will motivate you and pump you up. She interviews other startups and business owners and covers a wide variety of topics in her blog and podcast.
The INC blog goes through all sorts of business related content and publishes some of the best content available. If you sign up for their email subscription, you’ll also get the top content delivered to your inbox each week. This freelancer blog is designed to help you build up your business and be successful whether you are a freelancer or a business owner.
Double Your Freelancing
Double Your Freelancing is a freelancer blog run by a talented freelancer and entrepreneur who has been thriving in the freelance world for about a decade. He provides great advice about finding clients and building a business that will bring you fulfillment and success as an entrepreneur and freelancer.
The blog over at Crew is a great resource. Much of the content is focused on design because that is what the company does, but there are amazing gems of knowledge included for anyone who freelances or runs their own business. The blog often looks at the psychological part of running a business which helps it stand out online.
The Freeeup blog is designed to provide all of the information you’d ever need as a business owner hiring freelancers. The founders provide insider secrets and talk about the lessons they have learned along the way. The blog covers topics from beginner to advanced levels. There are also podcast links for those on the go.
The Lifehacker blog is a definite read. Just like it sounds, this blog provides tons of life “hacks” when it comes to productivity and mindset. The articles are easy to read and will keep you coming back for more. You can subscribe and receive the top hacks in your inbox each week. You can apply these productivity tricks to your own work and help the freelancers you’ve hired be more productive as well!
Pro Blogger is a site where you can find everything blogging related. For those business owners who outsource their blogs, this is a great resource where you can find everything you’d ever want to know about what your blog should contain. Even if you don’t blog, there are enough tips and strategies on this site to go around.
The Mixergy blog is a great source for new business owners looking to hit the ground running. What makes it unique is that they interview successful entrepreneurs and business owners who are able to share their stories and tips, and they don’t hold anything back. A topic that is covered fairly often is the need to outsource and how to go about doing just that.
What are Your Top Blogs?
As business owners, we are continuously looking to develop ourselves and improve our business in order to be more successful. This list of 15 best freelancer blogs to follow will give you an idea of some of the best resources to find out everything you need to know about running your business and outsourcing key tasks to freelancers. Running a business can be tough, and that is why we all need to lean on each other and share our best tips and tricks.
If you are an entrepreneur or business owner who is looking to grow your business, you are probably always on the lookout for new and valuable resources. Read through a couple of blog posts from the links on this list and find one or two blogs that will provide the most value to you and your unique business. Commit to reading a blog post per day and watch how much you can learn!
If you are a business owner who is ready to uplevel by outsourcing work to skilled online workers, consider hiring one of the fully qualified workers at Freeeup. You’ll get access to many highly skilled freelancers who specialize in a wide variety of skills.
Melissa Ricker is a nuclear engineer and a professional freelance writer specializing in career growth, technical writing and online entrepreneurship. She writes a blog, Engineered Motherhood, for working mothers who need help balancing career growth and time management.