I don’t pretend to have all the answers. When it comes to working as a freelancer or sole trader, there are lots of great sources of information and guidance around the world. Here’s my top 5 list of freelance resources.
1 – Freelance Switch
With lots of short, punchy articles, Freelance Switch is a great source of advice. There’s also a job board and discussion forums so you can bounce ideas of others that might be in a similar work position,
Good Business Consulting’s blog provides advice to sole traders and small businesses. While Good Business Consulting offers professional services, the blog is a great way to get insight into the way Phoebe Netto [Twitter link] thinks and what sorts of benefits she can deliver to your business.
3 – Freelance Folder
FreelanceFolder is a community for freelancers, entrepreneurs, work-at-home business owners, and web-workers. While the forums aren’t as active as Freelance Switch, the quality of advice is great for experienced and new sole traders alike.
4 – ProBlogger
You might wonder what a blogging advice site has to offer but there’s plenty. Time management tips, writing tips, how to get more people to your website – all that and more.
5 – Freelance Rant
I think the site description says it all – “This is the long lost writing assignment and second home of Johnny Spence, a freelancer with a bone to pick at the whole 9 – 5 life spent confined to the cubicle.”
So there’s my Top 5 sites. Which sites do you visit regularly? Where do you get your advice? Share your thoughts in the comments below.