18 freelance experts to follow on Twitter

One expert offers news on freelancing, including ideas on how to land better clients, create a steadier source of income, and get paid what you deserve.

If you’re a freelancer, Twitter is a great resource to grow your network, stay current in your industry, find the motivation to get your work done and continue to learn about the freelance job market. It might even be a great way to find clients!

If you’re looking to do any or all of the above, we’ve got a helpful list of great experts (individuals, organizations, and more!) for you to follow on Twitter.

Abdullahi Muhammed

Abdullahi Muhammed is a writer, content marketing consultant, and a mentor to the world’s top freelancers. As the CEO of Oxygenmat, he helps people succeed at freelancing and content marketing, and is an expert on freelancing, the gig economy, and remote work.

Carol Tice

Getting paid as a freelancer can be quite a challenge. Carol Tice helps other freelance writers earn the income they deserve by offering tips on her blog. The author of 11 books and ebooks, she encourages others who might have ho-hum day jobs to pursue their dreams of becoming freelance authors.

Entrepreneur

If you place yourself on the entrepreneur side of the freelance spectrum, Entrepreneur magazine a must-follow for you. You’ll learn how to multitask multiple projects, find a great mentor, and the importance of embracing change as a freelancer.

FlexJobs

Of course, we’re including ourselves on this list! When you follow FlexJobs, you’ll get immediate alerts to our latest blog posts, including all of our 100 Days on Freelance Jobs articles, as well as flexible job news and trends, companies hiring, and more.

Freelance Folder

If you’re a freelancer, independent contractor, web worker, self-employed, or one of the many labels that means you work for yourself, Freelance Folder is a great resource for tips and tricks related to freelancing. It has a robust community that is a great way to bounce ideas off of fellow freelancers and get more work-related tips.

Freelancelift

Freelancers can sometimes find the business side of freelancing tricky. Learn how to run your business like a boss by following Freelancefit. It offers news on freelancing, including ideas on how to land better clients, create a steadier source of income, and get paid what you deserve.

Freelancers Union

A one-stop shop for freelancers looking for a little camaraderie, this organization offers help with benefits, freelance resources, and public policy geared towards the freelance community. Get tips on efficiency, determining your freelance rate, and other advice, like how to handle nonpayment problems.

FreelanceWritingJobs

Listed as the number one online community for freelance writers, FreelanceWritingJobs tweets out breaking freelance writing gigs, job hunting tips, and inspirational quotes from top writers and authors.

Fundbox

FlexJobs partner, Fundbox helps you handle the financial side of freelancing. Its Twitter activity offers tips and advice for cash flow management, invoicing, and all that other fun financial stuff that freelancers need to deal with.

HomeWorkingClub

Billing itself as the “ultimate online resource for freelancers and home workers,” HomeWorkingClub offers freelance news, tips on how to spend (and save), tools and tricks of the trade, and most importantly, how to make money working as a freelancer.

Janet Attard

Freelancing can be big business, if you know how to run it like one. Janet Attard of BusinessKnowHow.com shows freelancers how to make freelancing fun and profitable, offering tips on everything such as the top problems freelancers face and why you might need to turn down that freelance assignment.

J.T. O’Donnell

J.T. is the CEO and founder of WorkItDaily, a fantastic source for job search and career advice. The Professional Independence Project is J.T. and WorkItDaily’s latest program offering advice for freelancers. Freelancers can get step-by-step tips on how to achieve their professional goals. And you can check out J.T.’s excellent advice from our freelance webinar, “From Employee to Freelancer: How to Make the Leap.”

Katie Lane

As an attorney, Katie specializes in helping “artists and freelancers protect their rights and get paid fairly for the work they do.” If you’re in a creative field, like gaming, design, writing, or music, Katie tweets and retweets some really helpful legal information, like learning how to handle contracts for creatives.

Makeda Waterman

Makeda Waterman is a freelance writer in Edmonton focused on the topic of freelancing. Her work has appeared in news outlets such as MSN Money, CNBC’s Make It, Yahoo Finance, and HuffPo. She helps clients with content in banking, career development, software technology, and more.

Melinda Emerson

Whether you have one client or 10, every freelancer should act like the CEO of their business. Melinda Emerson (aka Small Biz Lady) has the tools to guide you toward freelancing success. The author of Fix Your Business & Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, Emerson is Forbes’ #1 Influential Woman for Entrepreneurs.

Nation1099

When you work as a freelancer, you know all too well the importance of getting those 1099s in order to do your taxes. Nation1099 offers career and business advice for freelancers and consultants and strives to help you connect the dots from independent work to financial freedom.

The Freelancer

The Freelancer (by Contently) is a site that can help those who want to make side hustles and gigging their main source of income. While the site is skewed towards writers and others in creative fields, freelancers in any field can pick up some new techniques towards creating a successful freelancing career.

The Write Life

A resource for freelance writers of all varieties, The Write Life shares advice and tips related to marketing, blogging, publishing, and more for novice or experienced writers. The Write Life wrote this fantastic guest post for our 100 Days on Freelance Jobs campaign: “Freelancers, Level Up: How to Get Better-Paying Freelance Jobs.”

This article first appeared on FlexJobs.