8 Online Resources Every Freelance Writer Should Know

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8 Online Resources Every Freelance Writer Should Know

Become a freelance writer is a fun choice. There is no one who rule you. You don’t have to deal with boring daily routines. You only work if you want to work. Well, become a freelance writer has never been easy as it seems actually. It’s a complex occupation. Looking for idea, pouring it into an article, finding the proper image, looking for a client.

In the current era, most freelance writers (and any kind of freelance) rely on the internet to find new jobs. There are also some freelance writers who prefer to build their own platform to gain money. Every freelancer’s journey is unique, but some challenges are universal. One such challenge is finding the right bank account. If you’re in this boat, don’t fret. Simply check out this resource to get all the guidance you need.

Whatever your choice, internet is the best savior for every freelance writer out there. There are so many resources that make everything easier. Whether it’s tool to find a new title of your next article, a platform to find a new job or simply an editor to take you away from any distractions.

1. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator

This is one of the prettiest online resources for freelancer writers. But, not all freelance writers know that there is a tool like this in the internet. As the name suggests, this tool helps you generating some titles for your article from a certain topic. All you need to do is entering the topic you want to write and, boom!. You will be presented some options which you can pick from.

Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator is handy for online writers who frequently get stuck to find the proper title of the topic they want to write.

2. CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer

Title is one of crucial aspects for a successful article. Every time you get stuck to pick a title for your article, there is Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator that will assist you. Once picked a certain title you need to check how powerful the title is to attract more readers. CoSchedules Headline Analyzer helps you to analyze your headline and gives a score over it.

Once typed your title on the available column and pressing the analyze button, the tool will start working and will tell you an analysis of how much common, uncommon, powerful, and emotional words your title has, shows how it’s going to look in Google, and give some tips on improving it.

3. Grammarly

Writing is a complex process. Your job is not just write a long article but also ensure you have used the right grammar. Most text editors are basically have had a built-in grammar checker (mostly for English). If you unsure about the result of default grammar checker on your text editor, you can try using Grammarly.

Grammarly is an online tool offering a better grammar checker. You can upload your drafts to this tool to have them well-checked in grammar. Grammarly accept some formats such as odt, docx and more document formats.

4. Copyscape

Internet is a double-sided sword. You can get nearly everything using this technology. On other hand, you can also lose your stuffs so easily. Piracy is the major issue in the internet. Then and now. If you own a writing platform and regularly submitting new articles from unknown author or guest post, you can check the article first to ensure it’s not a plagiarism. Copyscape will let you know if the article has been published in other site.

5. Canva

To make your article be more interesting you need to add at least an image to your article you are writing. Canva is a great tool to create image-related things such as poster, blog post image, presentation etc. You can also use this tool to create an e-book cover.

There are dozens of free templates available in this tool. You can download your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG. Canva is freemium app. While you can use this tool for free you may can consider upgrade to the paid version to get more features.

6. ZenPen

ZenPen is an online editor offering you a clean interface. It’s meant to help you keep away from distractions so you can focus on what you are writing. When you toggle to the full screen mode, all you see is just your article and four small buttons at the top-left side. You can download your article as a plain text or HTML. Adding some format is also possible using this tool.

7. Pixabay

The folks behind Better Tech Tips love this site deeply because it enables us to discover high quality images and download them for free. In Pixabay, you can find and download image whether it’s photo, vector or illustration. All images available on this site are free to be downloaded and can be used for any purpose, even commercial. So, if you want to look for some images for your article, you can visit this site.

If you can’t find the image you want, you can also refer to other similar sites. In the previous article we have listed this kind of site. Go for it to check the list.

8. Freelancer

And finally. Here it is. Freelancer is an online platform where you can find an freelance jobs as a freelance writer. You need to be active on this site in order to get hired. Registering to this platform is free but you can consider the premium account to expand your chance getting a new job.

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