Are you new to freelance writing? Want to network with other freelance writers for advice? The following are forums, Slack channels, Quora spaces, and social media groups to discuss making money online through freelance writing services.
- WAHM.com Freelance Writing – Over 161k posts in 19k topics. Subtopic of a work at home community.
- Freelance Writers Den (Paid/Waitlist) – Over 80,000 posts. 100% focused on freelance writing led by Carol Tice.
- Copyblogger Pro (Paid) – Community of professional content creators with advanced masterclasses in content writing and email marketing.
- Warrior Forum Copywriting – Over 140k posts in 80k threads. Subtopic on a popular marketing site.
- Community of Professional and Freelance Writers – Over 70k members/subscribers on Reddit.
- How to Become a Freelance Writer – All about what it takes to be a successful freelance writer plus Q&A on Quora.
- FreelanceLead – Slack channel for freelance job leads, with a section dedicated to writing and translation jobs.
- Writer’s Hangout – Slack channel for writers.
- Remote Work – Slack channel that discusses working outside of the traditional office environment.
- Digital Nomads – Slack channel for people who can work anywhere.
- The Freelance Writer’s Connection – LinkedIn group with over 50k freelance writers.
Online communities can be a great source of freelance writing leads. The key is to find communities where freelancers like you and people looking for freelancers actively engage with each other. Join communities where people aren’t just posting new discussion threads with links, but rather have discussions with likes and comments.
Some of the best online communities for freelance networking may have strict rules about self-promotions and advertisements. They allow people who want to have a serious discussion about a topic do so without interruption by spammers.
Paid communities also offer an escape from the general public, allowing higher quality discussions between serious content creators. They can be worth the investment if you take the time to engage in them and consume additional resources like webinars and member-only content.
What are your favorite online communities for freelance writers?