Our Favorite Resources for Online Workers

Web designers, web developers, social media marketers, SEOs, internet marketers, bloggers, freelancers, writers… you're all trying to find the best resources possible to learn how to do your work better online – and where better to look for resources than online! To give you a hand, here is the cream of the crop to teach you more than you ever wanted to know.

Marketing

The Noob Guide to Online Marketing – more than just an infographic, this thing is a poster guiding you step-by-step through 24 weeks of building your presence on the web.

35 Essential Social Media & Tech Resources for Small Businesses – mobile apps, web design, social media, and marketing: this is a list of worthwhile resources from Mashable.

IttyBiz – though Naomi is on pause right now working on something big, she has an archive chock-full of advice and thoughts.

Seth's Blog – bite-sized musings that will leave you thinking for the rest of your day. Don't read this unless you want to be held up to high standards.

Chris Garrett – giving thorough, in-depth advice, all the time, on media and his consulting business. Do not confuse with Chris Brogan.

Writing

Copyblogger – the quintessential online source about writing copy, this multi-author blog consistently makes its varied wisdom available to the masses.

Write to Done – “Unmissable articles on writing”: this blog makes its purpose clear.

10 Tips for Writing Excellence From Top Writing Bloggers – not only does this article give you a well-rounded and tested set of tips, it also links you to 10 excellent writing-focused blogs.

Men with Pens – the blog of a web design and web copy team, promising to help you get the same excellent results that they do.

Thursday Bram – a freelance writer who has just released 4 free ebooks aimed at helping other freelance writers make a living like she does.

Workflow/Productivity

45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionaires – use lists to stay focused on the basics.

The Blog of Tim Ferriss (author of The 4 Hour Workweek) – though this blog bounces around topically, Tim always has something passionate to say, and the archives are full of information about how to use your time best.

Resource Directory – look at tools, sites, and ratings in plenty of categories, rated by other freelancers.

Entrepreneurship/Freelancing

Freelance Writing: Ten Steps, Tons of Resources – from deciding to freelance, doing it as a side gig, and then making it into a full-time career.

My Escape Velocity – a multi-author blog (with contributers who already have their blogs listed in this article) focusing on the hard things about entrepreneurship.

Escape From Cubicle Nation – Pam Slim is an entrepreneur who knows how to talk to entrepreneurs, and she's ready to lay it all out for you. She even hosts a public phone chat every month.

Chris Brogan – a consultant who talks a lot about social media, Chris Brogan aims his messages squarely at entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Quick Sprout – by Neel Patel, an entrepreneur and blogger who was called one of the top influencers on the web by the time he was 21.

FreelanceFolder – focused on freelancers in all disciplines, this blog is a great place to drill down and get to specific answers for specific questions – plus a job board, forum, and more!

I Will Teach You To Be Rich – though this blog has lots of interesting information, the newsletter really sets itself apart as a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs, or just people who want to start a side gig.

 

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