10+ Best Articles on Freelancing

The most useful articles and videos on freelancing from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Freelancing Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on freelancing by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. How to Make $3k per Month - The Digital Nomad Playbook
  2. How to Get Discovered as a Writer: 3 Simple Search Engine Hacks
  3. Bosses want to pay you more but give you less
  4. How to Run a 6-Figure Freelance Business in 20 Hours a Week
  5. How to Work on Your Own—Without Going Crazy


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The world’s best community where designers share, grow, & get hired. Need help with your account? 👉 @dribbblesupport http://bit.ly/3kG31ok — Art by @tranmautritam

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Andy Budd

Design Founder, speaker, start-up advisor & coach. @Seedcamp Venture Partner. Formerly @Clearleft @LDConf & @UXLondon. Ex shark-wrangler. New Pilot. He/Him

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Words that work for smarter digital marketing and sales.

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DEV Community

The Twitter account that launched http://dev.to. Built on @forem 🌱 Available via toot @ThePracticalDev@Fosstodon.org Find us on Bluesky @/http://dev.to

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Harvard Business Review

The best ideas in business and management to help people, organizations, and economies work better.

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