27 Insanely Practical Writing Blogs Every Word-Ninja Should Follow

Whether you’re just starting out in the freelance writing world, are a few years into building your career, or have been knocking out content for more years than you can even remember - we all need a little inspiration sometimes.

Often, the best way to develop our own careers is to learn from the careers of others. (We learn what works for them, so we can replicate the same success ourselves.)

We can also learn from what hasn’t worked for them, by making sure that we don’t repeat their mistakes! Lucky for us, there are many successful freelance writers out there, all willing to share tips and advice based on their own personal experiences.


1. Smart Blogger

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Smart Blogger (formerly Boost Blog Traffic) shares tips, strategies and guides on building and growing a successful blog. As you might expect, many of these posts revolve around writing, and they're easily among the most actionable articles I've ever read.

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Author
Jon Morrow


2. Writers in Charge

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Writers in Charge is owned by a Freelance Writer who's currently enjoying wild success in the industry. Through the blog, Bamidele shares his expertise and experiences, as well as numerous free resources, in order to help you further your own career in freelance writing.

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3. Freelancer FAQ's

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Freelancer FAQ’s does what it says on the tin, answering all of the common questions that a budding Freelance Writer might have. Different professionals in the industry often guest post, providing a wealth of knowledge and a community feel to the site.

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Author
Elna Cain


4. The Write Life

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The Write Life aims to turn the journey on the way to becoming a Freelance Writer into a fun one, by offering help and advice to eliminate as much stress and confusion as possible. From their income reports, to how-to’s and SEO strategies, you’re bound to learn something!

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Author
Alexis Grant


5. ProBlogger

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If you haven’t yet heard of ProBlogger, then are you even a freelance writer? Well-known particularly for hosting detailed, high quality advertisements on their job board, this site is the go-to resource for any self-respecting freelance writer. Their variety of learning methods, through podcasts, e-books, in-depth tutorials, mean that it won’t be long before you’re a daily visitor.

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Author
Darren Rowse


6. Be A Freelance Blogger

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Sophie Lizard’s simplistic, no-nonsense blog content delivers help and advice for young, aspiring writers. Each post comes with bags of enthusiasm and oozes Sophie’s infectious personality, providing a high dose of entertainment alongside practical writing tips.

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7. Freelance Writing Gigs

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Another website centred around its highly credited job board is Freelance Writing Gigs. This site collates jobs from a variety of sources, as well as providing business, job-hunting and writing resources in order to help you grow your freelance writing career.

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8. Daily Writing Tips

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Daily Writing Tips publish a new article, you guessed it, every day in order to help budding writers improve their grammar and writing on a technical level. The topics range from spelling and punctuation, to usage and vocabulary, aiming to turn your writing into not only something, but something amazing.

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Author
Maeve Maddox


9. BloggingPro

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Very similar to ProBlogger in principle due to being owned by the same media company, BloggingPro currates top quality job advertisements on a daily basis for its popular job board. In addition to being a great job resource, the site also offers an abundance of WordPress tips and an extensive book list to serve as research for freelance writing beginners.

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Author
BlPro


10. Aliventures

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The owner of Aliventures, Ali Luke, aims to encourage beginners to “master the art, craft and business of writing” for both fiction and nonfiction purposes. From tips and techniques, to personal development and motivational features, Ali shares her thoughts and experiences to help you be the best writer that you can possibly be.

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Author
Ali Luke


11. Make A Living Writing

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Through video tutorials, e-books, and a writers-based community, Make a Living Writing is bursting with practical information and actionable advice for any solopreneur in the making.

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Author
Carol Tice


12. Writing Revolt

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Writing Revolt is one of my personal favorite blogs for freelance writers. Jorden Roper’s no-bullsh*t approach to coaching aspiring writers is just as entertaining as it is helpful. There is certainly no fluff involved, compared to some other sites out there, and it’s just great to be able to laugh while you’re learning!

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Author
Jorden Roper


13. All Freelance Writing

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Featuring a frequently updated job board, alongside a forum for freelance writers, All Freelance Writing (formerly All Indie Writers) is one of the best resources for bloggers wanting to not only build a business, but make it flourish.

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Author
Jenn Mattern


14. Live Write Thrive

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Susanne Lakin is a writing coach and copy-editor who provides online courses to professionals in the writing and editing fields. In addition to handy resources, Live Write Thrive also communicates the latest news and events for the wordsmith community.

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15. Shout Me Loud

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Shout Me Loud is a blog for bloggers with an aim to “liberate every human being from the 9-6 job.” They’re dedicated to providing content that will guide aspiring writers through the blogging process, from conception to monetization.

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16. Lauren Sapala

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The Lauren Sapala blog is mostly educational-based. Lauren offers online courses and coaching tips in order to help her readers improve their writing, build confidence, and empower their creative flame.

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17. Enchanting Marketing

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Henneke Duistermaat is a successful entrepreneur who runs the blog over at Enchanting Marketing. Her enthusiasm and passion for coaching other professionals in this field is infectious, and she provides light-hearted blog posts on writing topics, alongside offering educational online courses.

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Author
Henneke D.


18. CopyBlogger

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Henneke from Enchanting Marketing is actually a frequent guest contributor to Copyblogger: a site whose aim is to teach people how to produce “killer online content.” In addition to offering online courses, they have listicle-type blog posts that are incredibly engaging and valuable to budding freelance writers.

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Author
Brian Clark


19. KissMetrics

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Surely you’ve heard of a (not so) little site called Kissmetrics? If not, then allow me to enlighten you! The Kissmetrics blog provides some of the most practical advice for bloggers there ever was. They focus on content based around analytics, marketing, and testing, in order to primarily help bloggers optimize their growth.

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20. The Write Practice

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The Write Practice has extensive practical tutorials for any type of writer. As well as freebies and fun articles for creative writers, The Write Practice also provides grammar and interviewing tips aplenty.

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Author
Joe Bunting


21. She Writes

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She Writes is, you guessed it, a site for female freelance writers. It is one of the largest online communities for women, whether they are at the beginning stages of their writing careers, or have been in the industry for years. The site has a lovely, personable feel and provides encouragement for every woman currently working in the writing field. Go, girls!

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Author
Kamy Wilcoff


22. About Freelance Writing

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About Freelance Writing is especially aimed at writers in the early stages of freelance writing, giving them all the tools that they need to get their careers off the ground. From helpful books and online courses to job boards, About Freelance Writing serves as the ultimate guide for beginners.

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Author
Anna Wayman


23. Productive Writers

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Three guesses as to what this site champions? That’s right, productivity! Their philosophy is that the more productive you are - not just in terms of learning, but in terms of actual writing - then the higher chance you have at succeeding. Productive Writers’ signature blog post comes in the form of a guidebook, and these guidebooks are based on a range of topics, making you feel well-equipped for your venture into the freelance writing world.

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Author
John Soares


24. The International Freelancer

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The International Freelancer offers shareable posts that are split into four categories, resembling the four different stages of your freelance writing career: “finding the work”, “doing the work”, “running the business” and “living the life”. The site makes it easy for you to search for the help that you need and then receive beneficial advice from the experts.

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25. Write To Done

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Write To Done is unique in the sense that it offers motivational self-help articles, alongside thoughtful freelance writing advice. They put a creative spin on otherwise mundane topics and deliver content that is just as entertaining as it is educational.

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Author
Mary Jaksch


26. Men With Pens

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You might be thinking, like She Writes, Men With Pens is a freelance writing website aimed at a specific gender. And the owner, James Chartrand, is a man. But you’re wrong on both counts. James runs a successful freelance writing business and shares her personal thoughts, experiences and learnings from her own career through the Men With Pens blog.

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27. Rosie Does Digital

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Rosie Does Digital may be a relatively new freelance writing business website, but its content is seriously dreamy. Not only are the posts really advantageous and useful for writing beginners, but the content on the site is beautifully presented. Everything is so pretty and attractive that you can’t help but do the love heart-eyed emoji.

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Wrapping It Up

Whether you decide to check out just one of these blogs, have a peek at a few, or go crazy visiting them all - which FYI might take you all day - I guarantee that you will discover at least one good piece of writing advice.

The trick is to harbor what you learn so that you can apply this information to your own freelance writing career. That way, you’ll become a major success in no time, and then you can share your own expertise. It’s an endless cycle!

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