In this day and age, social media is not just a powerful platform to market and promote a brand, it is also a venue for collaboration with different professionals, and a meeting place for influencers and followers. For many freelancers, one of the most challenging parts of the job is searching for that boost of inspiration. This extra boost can come from top influencers who, like you, understand the nature of your job.
Meet the professionals: influencers to follow, experts, trendsetters, and influencers.
1. Freelancers Union Blog
This site is recommended for small business owners and freelancers alike who are contracting out work independently. What’s good about it is that it is a public site, so you don’t need to be a member to access content on the blog. In this blog, Sara Howitz and her amazing team share tips on how you can obtain health insurance, collaborate with subcontractors, and comprehend even complex topics, like taxes, for instance.
The brains behind copyblogger.com, Brian Clark, is a reputable resource person when it comes to all your marketing content needs. Just hit the follow button on Twitter and you’ll be on your way towards knowing why copyblogger.com is a success in itself.
3. The Freelance Strategist
By now, you would’ve already known that you cannot last in this business without a strategy. Thus, this site gives career advancement advice and narrates successful stories of freelancers. Their expertise lies in their ability to help you develop your strategy and push you to your limits.
4. Freelance Folder
Wouldn’t you be so happy to find a forum where writers and freelancers from the neophytes to the professionals commune? You will find it at Freelance Folder, where you can interact with other independent workers who are willing to share tips and guides, especially for the budding freelancers.
5. International Freelancers Academy
Have you been wanting to take your freelancing activities to the next level? This site will help you traverse the rough roads of running a solo business. The Academy holds an annual International Freelancers Day, where thousands of freelancers worldwide gather to collaborate.
6. Web Designer Depot
For web designers, this is the ultimate go-to page. From tutorials on designing email templates to actual contests, this will give you a feel of the world of freelancing at its best.
For freelance writers, Ann Handley is a celebrity. Her best-selling book entitled “Everybody Writes” boosted her fan base on Twitter for a good reason. Ann sure knows how to strike a chord in the hearts of freelancers, marketers, and consumers.
8. LKR Social Media
Do you want to drive traffic to your page? This is the place to be. LKR Social Media is an expert in marketing and can give you a hand in your freelancing and entrepreneurial jobs. Your attractive page can translate into big sales, so follow them and start gathering precious tips now.
And to the people asking us about getting a “real job”? Buzzfeed has all of the answers for this.
Do you have anything else you want to add to the list? Feel free to comment below!
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