The Web and book resources in this section provide a wealth of information for individuals wanting to work as a freelance or start a home-based business. Also refer to the entrepreneurship resources section.
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Freelance Web Resources
Helps professional freelance writers advance their writing careers.
Free Lance Bulletin board is a lively place where you can find freelance jobs and opportunities in many different areas.
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. We connect over 50,758,693 employers and freelancers globally from over 247 countries, regions and territories. Through our marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering, the sciences, sales and marketing, accounting and legal services.
On this site you’ll find daily job leads for freelance writers including telecommuting, writing, editing, blogging, and publishing jobs. In addition you’ll find business and job tips, articles on writing, social networking opportunities, and more.
Guru.com directly connects businesses with freelancers who specialize in over 160 professional categories including: website design, programming, graphic design, business consulting, and administrative support. Professionals seeking work either register as a free (Basic) member or a subscribing (Guru) member.
For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press. Enhance your career through regular contact with other professionals from print, broadcast, online, freelance and trade publications. Membership ranges from $36-$90.00 per year and includes listing in their freelance directory, professional development through national and regional conferences and other programs, access to nearly 250 chapters nationwide, up-to-date industry news and information, and more.
Sologig.com is a niche Web site specializing in connecting contract-to-hire, contractors, freelancers, and consultants with quality employers looking for independent professionals. Registration is free. There’s also no bidding on Sologig—you choose which projects you are interested in and negotiate pricing directly with the employer.
Upwork is the largest network of trusted independent professionals. In response, the two friends created a new web-based platform that brought visibility and trust to remote work. It was so successful the two realized other businesses would also benefit from reliable access to a larger pool of proven talent, while workers would enjoy freedom and flexibility to find jobs online. Together they decided to start a company that would deliver on the promise of this technology. Fast-forward to today, that technology is the foundation of Upwork — the leading flexible talent solution. With millions of jobs posted on Upwork annually, independent professionals are earning money by providing companies with over 5,000 skills across more than 70 categories of work.
WritersWeekly.com is one of the oldest and most respected sites on freelance writing. There you will find a wealth of resources for writers including freelance job listings, e-courses, articles, and listings of new paying markets for freelance writers around the world.
Writers Write is a free Internet resource for getting published online. From finding out where and how to submit your work to tracking your submissions, writers can find it all on this Web site. Includes job listings, writer's guidelines, chat, message boards, book reviews and classified ads.
Home-Based Business Web Resources
Business Know-How provides practical information tools and resources for starting, growing and managing small and home-based businesses.
Home Business Magazine provides resources and articles, for individuals wanting to start a Home-Based Business.
Programs, certifications and course for the home-based business entrepreneur from Santa Clara University.
Running your solo business can be complicated. Nolo Press has an abundance of products to help you every step of the way, from legal forms and contracts, to business planning and sales agreements, and much much more.
Website filled with resources, tools, tips and advice for home business entrepreneurs.
Home-Based Business Books