Blogging For Freelancers – Start Now Guide

Guide To Starting A Blog As A Freelancer

Freelancing can be both fulfilling and exciting however in the midst of an economic recession it can also be extremely tough.

So how can we increase leads, build credibility and establish ourselves in our chosen niche, all on a low budget? Step in blogging…

Beyond the few bucks to buy a domain name the only real cost is our time. It can add long-term value to your business and brand, help you re-position your business and provide you with the base to become an authority in your niche.

Read on for 37 resources to help you get started blogging, craft quality content and take your freelancing business to new levels.

Why Blogging Can Be Effective

Getting Started

Improving Your Blog

Focus On The Content

In Need Of Inspiration?

For Designers

Personally I’ve been blogging for just over 6 months and in that time I have seen a steady rise in leads and enquiries into my freelance web design services. I’ve also been interviewed countless times, participated in numerous blog posts and even been featured in the San Francisco Examiner.

It’s been brilliant for increasing my personal brand reach but most importantly i’ve been able to connect with other bloggers and grow my network.

Keep in mind though Michael Martines words of wisdom:

“If you don’t know how to write posts that turn readers into customers, you are wasting your time.”

Blogging aimlessly is not advised but preparing a solid content plan, crafting well thought out and quality content and speaking directly to your target market can reap tremendous rewards.

Photo by Annie Mole

7 Comments

  1. Preston Lee says:

    Thanks for the great collection of articles, Grace! And thanks for sharing “top designers discuss why they blog” amidst them again. Hope all is well. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

  2. Perfect timing!!!

    Thanks Grace :)

  3. Wow! A great collection of blogging resources. Bookmarked straight away :)

  4. James Pohl says:

    Hi,

    I am searching to find a book (engineering text) presented in CMS (WP).
    I am stumped by the automatic “reverse” chronology of WP and that the order of posts cannot be controlled.

    For any help – thank you, J Pohl

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