I Really Need to Find It!!! Resources And Tools For (pretty much) Everything

I am constantly looking for resources and places to go for fonts, articles, ideas and jobs. I asked Jon if I was the only one and he said no, we’re probably all like that. So I figured I should share some of the sites I have used and abused. These sites are all easy to navigate, and offer a wide range of services and resources. Whether you are in need of a new font or medical insurance that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, its here.

This list is, of course, far from being complete! Please feel free to add to the list by leaving a comment! :)

iFreelance:
This site offers freelance projects as well as a place for employers to post. Geared toward graphic designers and web designers.

Dice
Post your resumé and search for IT and techy job openings. Won’t let you get past the front gate unless you post a resumé so I have no idea how in depth this site is.

Freelancers Union
This has a little bit of everything including member advocacy, health insurance for freelancers, freelance gigs and more. It is an easy to maneuver website with lots to take a look at. If you are one of the thousands in need of health or dental insurance check this out! It was designed just for folks like us.

PPARX
This is the prescription partnership for America program Montel Williams talks about. If you do not have insurance that covers your prescriptions, you owe it to yourself to check this site out. This site offers an easy to fill out application, and submits it for you to pharmaceutical companies willing to send you the medication you need at little or no cost. It takes about 30-45 days to get approved, but if you take medication regularly, you need to go here!

Get A Freelancer
This is really designed for folks with patience. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good site with a lot of decent jobs. Cast a wide net, don’t be too particular and see if you catch a whopper.

SoloGig
Sologig helps connect employers with top independent talent throughout the United States. And they mean it! This is an excellent resource for anyone considering relocating to another city or state. Find out what’s there before you go.

All Graphic Design
This site has more resource than my old dog has fleas! I write for these guys once in a while and they have so much good stuff going on for them. There are articles on just about everything imaginable, job postings, directories, software, shareware, tutorials. The list just goes on and on. Take a week and go to this website ‘cause once you go, you’re hooked.

Suite101
Lots of great job postings here. They are a little hard to break into, but a good resource all the same.

Freelance Switch
This site has lots of great articles for freelancers as well as a job board, community resources, and links to hundreds of other great sites. Take your time because there is a lot to look at here.

Remote Gurus
RemoteGurus.com is your #1 place for finding freelance professionals working abroad or remotely. This includes freelance programmers, freelance web designers, freelance graphic designers, freelance writers, freelance search engine optimizers, freelance systems administrators, freelance accounting/payroll specialist, and so much more!

Freelance Photographer Jobs
This is a clearing house of websites offering job postings for photographers and web designers. It offers an easy to navigate website with good links to more resources.

Writers Market
This site requires registration and costs $3.99 a month but if you are a writer, this is the most up to date information on guidelines, publishers, contact information and who is taking what kind of stories and how they pay out. It also has great articles and stories for inspiration.

Academia Research
This site is for highly educated eloquent writers seeking to write research papers and more. Once you register, a test is sent for you to fill out. They score you based on language, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure as well as content. This is a very high end website offering a very high caliber of writing to their clients. However, I have heard once you are accepted into this program, the jobs are excellent and payment is above average.

Royalty-free Stock Images
I love free stuff!!! Clearing house to some really great websites that offer free or inexpensive photography. Easy to navigate and lots to look at. And it’s all right at your fingertips.

Graphics.com
News, tips, tutorials, downloads, and jobs. This gets into the news and behind the scenes most of us tend to ignore or forget to pay enough attention to. You can really learn some new things with this website and get some great downloads while you’re at it.

Dafont
This is the very coolest in font downloads!!! I can always find something new and wild when I need it here. Lots of Free downloads, shareware and commercial grade fonts to use and abuse. This site gets an A++ in my book!

Dzyneo
This is a really cute website that has lots of neat tutorials, articles and resources. It has good variety as far as topics are concerned and the layout is easy to navigate and click.

Grants.gov
There are resources and financial help to those with the patience to find it. This is THE place to go for grant money and the process to get it. It takes you step by step and there are no books to buy, no crazy guy in a weird tie, and no run around. This is THE resource for grant money in the USA.

About.com
When you need to know something about any subject, you will probably find it here. It has a wide array of subject matter for beginners to advanced, as well as links to other sites offering more in depth discussions and articles. They also have a great newsletter and lots of free downloads.

Startup Nation
This site not only offers great articles and how to’s, but lets you look for jobs and advertise your own. And it’s FREE!!!!!

Pixel Addiction
These guys have some great articles and tutorials as well as the best selection of contests for graphic designers I have seen in a while. Not a lot of advertising cluttering up the space and is a worthwhile trip if you are surfing.

Layers Magazine
This is where the masters hang out I’m sure. Excellent tutorials and articles for all designers in all genres.

I hope you found this list helpful and you discovered some new sites. Please add to the list by leaving a comment below :)

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Comments

  1. Nil says

    Thanks for the list these is really usefull….thanks …one of the copywriting tool which i know is Glyphius (www.glyphius.com). hope it will help…

  2. R. Wulandari says

    Amazing! thank’s for sharing!
    btw I was hoping for a resource of quality ads, or maybe a tutorial of copywriting. I need to set ads for my online business. I tried Glyphius and it works. So simple and instantly I got the score of quality (such as persuasive, controversial, and all) of my ads.

    this is a great list however. I never imagined that there so much quality resources online!

  3. says

    Excellent list of resources, some of them are new to me, I look forward to checking them out. Freelance Folder provides an great source of information to all of us, thanks and keep up the good work!

  4. Emily says

    Thanks for the resources! Can anyone comment on the integrity of Academia Research first-hand? It looks great, but my filter keeps blocking it as a “criminal skills” site, which makes me a little suspicious.;-) Has anyone actually been paid by this company? I would appreciate any input. The company intrigues me, but any company that advertises their “high pay per month” always puts me on my guard.

  5. says

    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for sharing these great resource links. I checked them out and they are awesome! I loved them. Bring me some more! And thanks again for reading my posts.

  6. Lois K says

    Dear Emily,
    I had some concerns regarding this website as well. I went ahead and applied and was sent a test question to write about with guidelines. However the due date was more than two weeks out, the guidelines were somewhat evasive and I chose not to write for them. That being said, It could be I’m a little over cautious about the online companies I lay my handle to and they may be perfectly acceptable. I agree with your caution though. It is always better to listen to the little voice in your head that shoots off red flags when something is just not quite right. If you are a writer looking for freelance work, check out Writer’s Market instead. There are Lots of options over there!

  7. Rebecca says

    Thanks for an excellent post. I thought I might also suggest oDesk as an additional resource for freelance work and outsourcing needs. :-)

  8. oliver says

    Found a new site called http://www.fonts2u.com. These guys have over 20k free fonts nicely categorized
    and what I really liked is the extended search they offer. You may search thru all character
    maps. I was trying to find fonts with Japanese characters. I simply selected desired character
    map, hit search and got fonts supporting them. Really cool and effective.

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