If you are a freelancer you may already read the articles from some of these websites. Possibly on a daily basis. If you’re new to the freelancing game or considering a jump to self-employment, this list might help you out.
These sites typically deal with Web Design or Web Development, though there is very likely a lot of information you could use in any career. If you’re not working with websites, programming, software development, or managing a team, take a look anyway. You may find something you like.
When working from home or on your own, saving time is like precious sugar increasing the flavor and making sweet the rest of the day. Instead of reading each of these websites (and others) on a daily basis by individually going to them one-by-one, use a feed reader such as Google Reader or Akregator. These services are completely free and will pull new articles from the sites you love and put them all in one spot, saving you time.
Okay, enough of that. Onto the list!
1. Web Worker Daily
Web URL: http://webworkerdaily.com/
Feed URL: http://webworkerdaily.com/feed
Daily tips on how to improve your freelancing performance, reduce costs, and build a better business.
Web URL: http://freelanceswitch.com/
Feed URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/FreelanceSwitch
A bit more relaxed, this one is a community of freelancers and can help bring you into a crowd of like-minded people.
Web URL: http://www.lifehacker.com/
Feed URL: http://feeds.gawker.com/lifehacker/full
While not directly related to freelancing, this website has excellent articles on reducing your cost of living, reusing old items in new ways, and living a more successful and fulfilling lifestyle. A definite read.
Web URL: http://www.elance.com/p/landing/provider.html?source=index
Feed URL: (Today’s Jobs) http://www.elance.com/todaysjobs
A website dedicated to either a) finding you work or b) finding professionals to do the work you need done. If you’re either, sign yourself up and start doing business.
Web URL: http://allaboutfreelance.com/
Feed URL: http://allaboutfreelance.com/feed/
Usually funny but very informative. This site should definitely be on your watch list.
Well that should get you started. I’m always interested in learning about new sites, though. If you’ve got an awesome freelance site, please mention it in the comments. Much appreciated!