20 Useful Tools and Resources for New Freelance Writers & Others

The huge variety of tools and resources available that can be useful to a writer just starting his or her freelance career can be overwhelming. The choice is so great that sometimes you just don’t know which tool to add to your writer's toolkit first. This post should help with that problem. However, it’s also worth noting that only a few of the software tools and other resources that are out there are … [Read more...]

10 (Plus) Great Free eBooks: My Top Picks for Freelancers

Is there a question about freelancing that you can't quite figure out, but are afraid to ask? Maybe you're considering starting a freelance business, but you're not quite sure that you know enough to get started. You need some help finding your answers. Fortunately, we're going to help you find those answers to your questions. Of course, at Freelance Folder we've already created a few really great … [Read more...]

Focus on the Freelance Folder Forums

It's time to focus on our Freelance Folder forums. The forums are a great place for freelancers to hang out. Moderated by veteran freelancer, Behzad Jamshidi, who is the creative director and owner at DesignFacet, they have really grown to be a lively place. So much so, in fact, that it's time to focus on a few forum discussions that you may wish to check out: … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Generate Referrals or Followers with Twitter

Twitter has been around now for about four years and is almost in the top ten Alexa ratings. Still a relatively new source for social networking, people are still not 100% sure of how to interact with others on Twitter or how to tweet in a way to generate a following or business leads. In this post, I have compiled a list of five ways for freelancers to use Twitter to gain followers and generate an interest … [Read more...]

Thank-You to Our April Advertisers

Do you have trouble finding the right resources to help you in freelance business? It can be difficult weeding through all the various products targeted to freelancers. At Freelance Folder we have the good fortune to have some extraordinary companies supporting the blog. Our advertisers provide services and products that are vital to freelancing success. Trust us, these companies know and understand … [Read more...]

9 Plugins Your Clients Will Love For Their WordPress Website

There are countless blog posts with lists of plugins for WordPress, including some great lists here on Freelance Folder, but this post focuses on plugins that will make your clients' experience in WordPress more enjoyable, easier to navigate, rich with important statistics and completely branded to match their website. For freelance web designers or WordPress consultants, taking a small amount of extra time to … [Read more...]

Organize Your Information with Diigo

Have you ever wanted a way to organize the information that you find online? If you're like most freelancers, your answer to that question was probably "yes." Every day, it seems, we're overwhelmed with helpful information. For most of us, there's more information than we can practically manage to apply. Diigo is a free application and community that is designed to help manage the information that we find … [Read more...]

50+ Free Resources for Writers, Bloggers, And Other Freelancers

Do you maintain a blog for your freelance business? Are you a freelance writer, blogger, or someone who writes regularly? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then this article is for you. From organization, to finding ideas, to doing the research -- there are dozens of free resources that can help you write better. In this post, we've found 50 that we think will be valuable to you. Here are 50 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Typography Essentials – Part 2

In my last article, I went over a lot of basics that we all tend to forget when we get to working out in the real world. But sometimes the real world leads us right back to the basic information we used as first year students. I know, I’ve had a couple this week. Am I the only one hearing “I just want letters, no graphics” from some of my clients? And it isn’t because of the cost. My custom logos cost the … [Read more...]