There are tons of excellent freelance resources out there. From blogs and courses to events and webinars, there is so much content for freelancers and solopreneurs to consume so they can grow businesses they’re proud of.
And there's no denying that newsletters take the lead in this category, too. Much like it's relative, Snail Mail, email newsletters are an excellent way to gain insight from people you admire in your industry. Depending on the newsletter, you may be replying directly to the person who sent it, which is a great way to lay the foundation down for a genuine relationship.
No awkward LinkedIn invites required.
Without further ado, here are some of the top newsletters for freelancers.
AG Voiced's Amplify
Created by entrepreneur, creator, strategist, speaker, and expert career transitioner, Audrey Galo, AG Voiced is a career platform designed for women of color. AG Voiced offers personalized career support, professional development workshops, and other resources to help women of color succeed in the workplace and their careers. Audrey has helped several women propel forward in their careers through coaching, her General Assembly sessions, and more.
Why you should subscribe: Amplify is a weekly newsletter packed with handpicked advice, inspiration, resources, and articles for women of color. This newsletter also highlights several events centered around women of color across the U.S.
Paul Jarvis' Sunday Dispatch
Paul Jarvis is an author and creator of software and courses with years of business experience under his belt. His book, Company of One, makes a compelling case for why business owners and freelancers should reconsider their definition of growth. Paul co-hosts the Creative Class podcast with Kaleigh Moore (Psst. I'll talk about her more next) as well as the Creative Class course. Each Sunday, he sends his list an email on topics varying from digital privacy to business success.
Why you should subscribe: Paul's emails pack a punch. Each email includes one article that reads like you're sitting down with him over coffee and talking. Paul's insightful, honest articles have made me stop and think about how I structure my own business and what it means to work for myself.
Frequency: Every Sunday
Kaleigh Moore's A Cup of Copy
Kaleigh Moore is a freelance writer who works with eCommerce and SaaS companies. She's been freelancing full-time for about six years and has bylines in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc.com. Every other Wednesday, she sends out her newsletter, A Cup of Copy, in which she shares tips on writing, freelancing, and other helpful advice.
Why you should subscribe: By now, I'm sure you know how much I admire Kaleigh, and—surprise!—her newsletter is also wonderful. Subscribe to receive a value-packed newsletter full of advice, anecdotes, and more. If you're a writer, this is a must-subscribe.
Frequency: Twice per month
Kat Boogaard's Newsletter
Kat Boogaard is a freelance writer who writes about topics like productivity, project management, and entrepreneurship. She's written for TIME, Business Insider, The Muse, and many more.
Why you should subscribe: Kat's weekly newsletter is one of my favorites. Her advice on freelance writing is just the burst of inspiration you need every Friday to finish the week strong and keep the momentum going into next week. Plus, her newsletters always include awesome opportunities for writers, which is a plus.
Frequency: Every Friday
Margo Aaron's That Seems Important
Margo Aaron has done a LOT in her career. What started as a career in psychology eventually led her to become a notable speaker, author, and consultant. Margo's primary goal is to use marketing to get people to care more.
Why you should subscribe: No matter what industry you're in, imposter syndrome and self-doubt manage to find their way into our brains at some point or another. Margo's newsletter focuses on helping marketers build the confidence needed to step out of their own way and take a step towards success.
Frequency: Every Thursday
Brittany Berger's Work Brighter Newsletter
I like to think of Brittany as the productivity queen. She's a writer, YouTuber, and productivity expert. Her website is full of value-packed content created to help freelancers and solopreneurs do their best work every day.
Why you should subscribe: Brittany's newsletter is bursting at the seams with advice and tips on entrepreneurship, efficiency, and self-care. Her newsletter is a staple for freelancers who want to maximize their workday while preventing burnout.
Frequency: Every Sunday
Ed Gandia's Newsletter
Ed Gandia is a business coach and strategist for copywriters and business writers. He's helped tons of freelancers build better, successful businesses for the long-term. He also hosts the podcast, High-Income Business Writing with Ed Gandia.
Why you should subscribe: Ed's newsletter is informative, impactful, and extremely valuable. Each email contains thoughtful advice and tips freelance writers can implement to get their business to where they want it to be.
Niall Doherty's eBiz Facts
Niall is a quintessential digital nomad. He's been all over the world and has some amazing stories to show for it. Just watch this video. Because he's been a digital nomad for nearly ten years, he knows a thing or two about making money online—and supporting a love for travel.
Why you should subscribe: Each newsletter Niall sends is full of insights and advice on how to grow a thriving online business while traveling the globe. If traveling the world with nothing but a backpack and a laptop sound like your idea of success, don't miss this newsletter.
Frequency: Every Friday