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The Ultimate Toolkit of a Freelance Writer

October 14th, 2016

Sophia-blog1Being a freelance writer comes with many perks. Flexible hours, the ability to choose who you work with, and even your own paycheck. However, despite these advantages, freelance writing can be more challenging than it might appear. Here are some online tools that can make your job a lot easier.

  1. Todoist

Despite flexibility, you still need to keep track of all your errands and obligations, not to mention important deadlines. Todoist is a powerful task manager that can save you both time and effort.

    1. Writer’s Residence

When you’re a freelance writer, promoting your work is almost as important as writing. Writer’s Residence is a tool that allows you to easily create your online portfolio, resume, or even a website, and the only thing you need is a web browser.

  1. MindMeister

MindMeister enables you to make the most out of your ideas by developing them using visual maps. It can also help you with running your projects and taking notes. In addition, since it is web-based, it means you can access it from just about every platform and device.

  1. Write Or Die

This tool will help you focus on your writing, because if you don’t, it will start deleting your work. There are several different modes you can choose from, which will either encourage or scare you into writing more productively.

  1. Google Apps

This expansive suite of tools provides you with all the apps you need as a freelance writer. That includes text editors, task managers, cloud storage, and communication tools.

  1. Essays On Time

If you need help with writing because the deadline is approaching, or if you would like to improve your writing, Essays On Time is the right place for it. You can also get your work checked by their professional editors.

  1. PlagTracker

Making sure that your work is unique and original is imperative because you don’t want to risk your reputation as a writer and lose clients. PlagTracker will check your work for plagiarism in no time.

  1. Canva

Canva allows you to enhance your writing with stunning and original visuals. Thanks to a multitude of templates and pre-made elements, you can create amazing designs yourself.

  1. BuzzSumo

Coming up with ideas is one thing, but coming up with ideas that are popular is another, and for that, you will need BuzzSumo. Keep an eye on what’s trending.

  1. Time Machine

If you are an Apple user, you can back up your work easily, or restore your Mac to a specific point in time. Simple, yet effective.

  1. The Writer’s Market

Here you will find everything you need to know about freelance writing, along with advice on how and where to get your work published.

  1. Fresh Books

This tool will enable you to save money and do your own accounting, bill clients, and finish your paperwork in just a few clicks.


With these brilliant tools and apps, you can improve your writing, save time and money, and improve your reputation, as well as relationships with your clients. Start using them today.

Author’s Bio: 

Sophia Anderson is a freelance writer and editor aEssaysOnTime. She is passionate about covering topics on writing, business, careers, self-improvement, motivation and others. She believes that learning something new every day is a must. Her inspiration comes from reading books and online blog posts that cover a wide range of her interests. Meet Sophia at @Sophia7Anderson.





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