Favorite freelance writer resources
I’m happy to share these resources with you: my affiliate-free (read: no kickback, just links to things I use and like) list of favorite tools, apps, and programs; a few downloadable guides; and the most popular blog posts.
STUFF I USE, LIKE, AND RECOMMEND FOR FREELANCE WRITERS
The tools, programs, apps, services, subscriptions, and other stuff you might like too.
for when you need a flat-bed scanner on the go.
for DIY graphics.
for auto-outsourcing scheduling. Such a relief to ask people to simply choose a time available on my calendar rather than sending back-and-forth-and-forth-again emails.
for discussing freelance writing. I recommend it primarily for the support the group offers, but a pretty amazing side benefit is the number of lucrative, long-term gigs I’ve received via market tips and referrals from FLXers.
for drafting and syncing. Be sure to enable to work offline.
for password security
Paper and pens
for drafts, notes, and freewriting. A little longhand goes a long way.
for video calls and phone calls.
widget for seeing what time it is wherever your clienta, sources, family, friends, or interests are.
for organizing big projects.
on Android for recording interviews.
excellent, free yoga for when you’re already wearing the pants but don’t want to leave the house.
FREE GUIDES FOR FREELANCE WRITERS
Click to download these free guides for freelance writers:
5 Proven Steps to Writing Queries that Sell
Follow the proven steps I use to sell article ideas to CNN, the New York Times, Dwell, and Ebony.com.
Want effective steps to protect yourself against late-paying clients?
Where and how to find markets and editors in general, followed by a list of rates databases and online writer groups.
AND CHECK OUT THE MOST POPULAR BACKSTORY BLOG POSTS …
Can I quote you on that? Download the bonus cheat sheet on how to ask for an interview when you don’t have an assignment in hand.
How to read a publication like your future editor wants you to. Look over my shoulder to see how to analyze a magazine as a freelancer.