I have compiled a list of tools, websites, and resources that I use in my everyday work life. Not only are these important resources for freelancers, but some of them also simplify my life by letting me automate tasks. I will be updating continously, so check back in for even more inspiration.
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Either you are just getting started or need some new inspirations,
I use a wide variety of resources, such as helpful sites to find writing jobs and freelancer jobs. Youll also find tools that help me promote my creative business on social media.
- Where to find jobs
- Templates, stock photos, graphics, & editing tools
- Learn new skills
- Props, printable, and planners
Where to find jobs
Upwork.com: I found many of my recurring clients through Upwork. When you register as a freelancer, you can apply for projects that match your skills: translation, writing, design, marketing, accounting, customer service, and much more.
Writers Den: Members have access to the jobs posting board. There are many writing jobs here for freelancers, though the Den only open for new members a couple of times per year. If you subscribe to the waiting list, they might let you in sooner.
Journalism Jobs: Job board for media jobs.
ProBlogger: ProBlogger is a free job board with plenty of options. You can search by niche, and that makes it much simpler. There can be quite
Blogging Pro: Job board for bloggers & writers.
Freelance Writing: Freelance Writing is great for both beginners and experienced writers.
Content mills: There are so many content mills out there, that I am currently working on a separate article covering the most popular ones. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you will be the first to know when it is ready.
There are also other sites for finding jobs – I will update here as I test them out.
Writing tools – Grammarly
I also wanted to mention Grammarly. If you are a writer, you know how important it is to write correctly. I use it every single day, and I find it extremely useful for checking grammar, vocabulary, plagiarism, and improving my writing. It’s like having my own personal proofreader installed on my Mac.
Creating content – simply your work flow
If you have a blog or post on social media, it can be a hassle taking good quality photos. Or do you sometimes have the images ready, but don’t know what to write? Then you are in the right spot.
I have included my favorite resources to create images for Pinterest, finding stock photos for Instagram, Facebook, blogs, etc. that stand out, and pictures you can use to develop products such as calendars, book covers, etc. However, read the license descriptions, so you know you are good to go!
- There are over 2500 unique and styled Ivory Mix photos when you become a member.
- All photos are high quality and high resolution which means they can be used in print as well as on website and social media.
- Anything you purchase on Ivory Mix comes with a commercial license great for unlimited projects for yourself or for paying clients.
- With every bundle of photos, we include images with plenty of negative space to overlay text. This is perfect for social media and Pinterest pins.
- Members have unlimited access to photo download(s).
- Ivory Mix releases 100 new photos a month and adds 60 bonus photosjust for VIP’s
- Ivory Mix not only provides photos, but they have social media quotesand graphics too.
Support independent artists and entrepreneurs by getting your creative assets here. I have bought many templates, overlays, and scene creators for my social media projects here. Just a little tip: some of the illustration bundles are perfect for creating images for Pinterest!
I am a massive fan of Envato Elements. You get access to 840 000+ creative assets for a monthly or yearly fee – from stock photos, graphics templates, add-ons such as Lightroom presets & overlays, product mockups, scene creator, social media templates, etc. The list goes on and on.
Adobe Creative Cloud
I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to create and edit images for social media. For example, I use the same Lightroom presets to create a visually stunning & clean aesthetic on Instagram. Photoshop is perfect for creating pins & scenes. Hit the link below to get started & find your plan.
Learn new skills
Skillshare is my favorite site for online classes. If you use my link, you get a month free Premium membership. You may, of course, cancel at any time. The site is packed with knowledge that will help you learn & improve skills such as:
- Launch a creative business
- Creative writing & non-fiction writing
- Business & accounting
- Photoshop, Lightroom, and editing
- Building a brand
- … And much more
Adventures in Blogging
Adventures in Blogging is another site that I use a lot for courses and templates. Here you will find pretty much everything you need to monetize and grow your blog:
- Increase traffic to your blog
- E-book & printable templates
- Income boost
- SEO lessons
Props, printable, & stationary
Etsy – Props & Printables
I wanted to include Etsy, as I firmly believe in supporting other creative entrepreneurs. You can find new props for product images if you are a small business owner. If you are a writer, you can also use props to create beautiful scenes next to your handwritten notes & poetry.
Etsy is also great for printable, planners, calendars, and other stuff you need to organize your business. Oh, and if you are a coffee addict like me, there is nothing better than a gorgeous, hand-made mug by your side while you are working.
Psssst! If you are looking for a side hustle or something to supplement your income, you can create products in Printful and sell them on Etsy. If you are a poet, why not create mugs with your favorite lines on it? Or if you are a photographer, what about one of your more popular images on a tote bag? Use your imagination and have fun!