Section Three: Online Resources for Freelance Writers

The internet is our workplace, but it’s also our classroom and community. Here’s a great list of organizations, podcasts, books, and sites to check out.

Some Great Organizations to Join

Joining professional organizations can open up a whole world of networking opportunities, resources, and a sense of community.



It’s a network offering support, resources, and opportunities specifically for copywriters.

The International Copywriters’ Association


It connects copywriters globally, offering industry insights and professional development resources.

The International Association of Professional Writers and Editors


It offers resources, support, and advocacy for writers and editors.

The Content Marketing Institute


It’s a hub for content marketing resources, training, and networking opportunities.

The National Writers Union


It offers advocacy, legal support, and community for writers of all genres.

ALLi (Alliance of Independent Writers)


It focuses on supporting independent authors with resources, networking, and advice.

Canadian Freelance Guild


It provides support, resources, and advocacy for Canadian freelancers across various fields.

Awesome Podcasts for Writers

The great thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them passively while you do the dishes, write an article, or even when you’re driving.

Freelance Writing Coach


It gives quick 20-minute episodes that dig into what it takes to become a freelance writer.

High-Income Business Writing Podcast


It skips the beginner stuff and teaches how to make big money as a freelance writer (most effective for writers with some experience).

The ProBlogger Podcast


It’s full of great tidbits and help for new and experienced content bloggers.

Books for Content Writers

If you’re old-school like me and love a good paperback to sit down with and annotate, check out some popular craft books.

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley


It’s an awesome book for writers who want to read and learn about the craft and the industry in a casual environment.

The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells by David Bly


This one focuses mostly on copywriting, so it’s great for writers who want to focus on that area.

ProBlogger Books


It’s one of my favorite sites for finding gigs and also offers a ton of great books to help hone your craft.

Helpful Sites for Writers

The internet is loaded with helpful sites for content writers. But these are some of the ones I use that always deliver great tips and advice.

ProBlogger Blog

A regular blog with a ton of different topics to peruse. They talk about the craft and finding work and give helpful advice, etc.




It’s another site where you can find high-paying jobs. But it also has a training section on its site that offers (paid) memberships and courses that teach about various crafts.



Of course, we can talk about helpful resources without mentioning ourselves! We’ve built Grammarist to be a hub for all writers. You can find information and teachings on just about anything to do with writing.

Daily Writing Tips


A great site that focuses on the nitty-gritty of getting words right—homophones, idioms, contractions, etc.