If your inbox is mundane or you want freelance opportunities to land right in your inbox, then subscribe to some of these useful and inspiring newsletters for digital nomads and freelancers.
From finding the perfect job or gig, to keeping up with current trends, or just getting an extra boost on Fridays – there’s something here to make your day brighter.
Tip: Don’t get overwhelmed with newsletters! Set up a filter so they go to their own folder. This way you won’t miss them and can read them at your leisure.
Freelance Writing and Remote Work Newsletters
Here are some of our favourite newsletters for finding work or keeping up-to-date with industry news.
1) Freelance Writing Jobs
Sian Meades-Williams compiles weekly links to paying freelance and part-time writing jobs with the details of editors actively seeking pitches. All the positions are UK-based, but that doesn’t mean only people from the UK can apply for the jobs.
It is delivered to your inbox every Wednesday/ Thursday and is free for subscribers. She also has a paid tier that allows you to get the newsletter a day earlier, getting a headstart on the competition.
Sian Meades-Williams also has an excellent new book for freelancers: The Pyjama Myth.
2) Write At Home | journalist and writer jobs newsletter
Write At Home is a bi-weekly newsletter that collates the best writer and journalist jobs weekly. This paid newsletter works out at 80¢ / 70p a week.
This is one of the best writing newsletters in terms of volume, as you receive upwards of ninety openings and opportunities sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday and Sunday.
Most of the newsletter’s jobs are open to international writers.
Read More: Where to Find Freelance Writing Jobs
3) Opportunities of the Week — Freelance Writing Jobs
One of the original newsletters for freelancers, Sonis sends weekly freelance writing/writing-adjacent job postings sent out every Tuesday and Thursday.
For those who can afford it, this newsletter is a suggested lump sum of $48/year via PayPal or Venmo, but there are also sponsored slots (no questions asked) for those who cannot afford it.
I’ve personally received multiple long-term writing opportunities through Sonia’s newsletter.
4) Talking Travel Writing
This excellent newsletter is a must for travel writers as it offers practical and useful weekly advice on navigating the industry, tackling issues on ethics, finance, pitching, and networking.
They also offer interviews and insight from editors and other freelancers.
It’s a paid newsletter, but once you subscribe, you can access their whole back catalog of newsletters, including pitching tips from BBC Travel, Nat Geo Traveller, and many more, plus a subscriber-only Facebook group.
Read More: 10 Tips for Getting Started as a Freelance Travel Writer
5) Jem’s Journo Resources
A fabulous resource for writers and journalists. Jem sends out a comprehensive weekly newsletter with the latest journalist jobs for beginners, next-stage jobs, and freelancers.
They also include the latest writing prizes and opportunities for grants that you may be interested in and host informative and relevant classes which you can sign up for a small fee.
6) Inside The Newsroom Opportunities and Job board for Journalists
Inside The Newsroom is home to the world’s most comprehensive journalism job board and candidate board.
For $6 a month, you have access to 2,500 jobs and freelance opportunities across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe, an option to join the Inside The Newsroom Candidate Board, Résumé/CV and cover letter help, as well as Q&A and podcasts with the world’s top journalists and recruiters.
Read More:16 Best Podcasts for Freelancers and Digital Nomads
7) Freelance Writing Opportunities by Kaitlyn Arford
Every Friday, Kentucky-based freelance writer and journalist Kaitlyn curates and publishes a weekly list of freelance opportunities you might not otherwise discover.
It costs $3 a month and supports the hours she spends researching, requesting rate transparency, and sharing opportunities. She also offers additional resources like a pitch tracker, pitching guidelines, and contacts.
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8) Lance by Anna Codrea-Rado
This award-winning newsletter takes you behind the scenes of her creative and freelance career and discusses issues in a personal and informative way.
Recent topics have included how she’s made money as a freelance journalist through 2020, how she’s kept her motivation to write, and how to find work that isn’t advertised anywhere.
Anna also recently brought out a book for professional freelancers You’re the Business How to Build a Successful Career which we included in our best books for freelancers and digital nomads list.
9) Missed Pitches
A home for rejected story ideas, a new batch of creative pitches are sent out every Friday which need publication. If it’s the perfect idea for you then it’s yours to take and pitch elsewhere. Ideal for when your brain is simply not generating ideas.
10) Unpacking Media Bias
Sounding off about unconscious bias across the media, once a month. An op-ed, writing tip, language problem-solver, facts, figures, and links to interesting articles and videos—in one neat, free email.
11) Young Journos in Scotland
Work opportunities, grants, and internships for journalists in Scotland with a good dash of advice and encouragement.
12) Peak Freelance
Weekly writing tips for becoming a better freelance writer from people who have been freelance writing for over six years. They also share the best freelance jobs they’ve seen during the week.
13) The Remote Worker’s Club
Our bi-weekly newsletter focuses on topics for freelancers and digital nomads from the latest news, work opportunities, advice, and issues affecting anyone who works online with insight into our lives and how we became freelancers.
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Because life isn’t all about work — these newsletters offer valuable insight, discussion, and positivity to your inbox.
14) Lizzy Dening’s Out of Office
Out Of Office is a free, weekly newsletter for all self-employed women written by award-winning journalist Lizzy Dening. It tackles everything from networking to overcoming overwhelm, professional jealousy, and imposter syndrome.
If you’ve ever felt lonely as a freelancer and do not know where to turn regarding these very real and common issues, then this newsletter will make you feel like you’re not alone.
15) Courier Newsletter
The flagship newsletters of Courier magazine are geared towards freelancers, small businesses, and creatives of all kinds. They provide useful stories, tips, tricks, and simple advice on getting stuff done.
16) The Uplift Newsletter
As suggested by the title, this heartwarming newsletter drops pleasant stories and joyful things into your inbox once a week and honest discussions about mental health.
One for us digital nomads, this newsletter dives into some of the topics that remote workers and digital nomads will find interesting from tech to sustainability.
It’s always nice to remember there’s a whole community of people sharing your values and interests.
18) The Ann Friedman Weekly
Since 2013 with over 50,000 subscribers, this newsletter has provided great writing from the far-flung corners of the internet and what Ann is currently reading, watching, and thinking about.
19) My Sweet Dumb Brain
A newsletter about facing life’s ups and downs all while being good to yourself: there’s a free and paid plan depending on how many letters you want access to and topics include everything from dealing with grief to managing big changes in your life.
20) The Indie Insider
Keep up with the latest independent literature and always have a new and exciting release to pick up and discuss. Run by people passionate about books and literature, this newsletter is a joy to receive in your inbox.
21) The Single Supplement
The Single Supplement is a newsletter exploring the highs and lows of the single experience. It’s like having a good friend come to your inbox once a week to chat about the week’s happenings, recommend some great further reading, and generally chat about topics relevant to women. It’s marketed at single women, but everyone will enjoy it.
22) Tigers are Better Looking
Tigers Are Better Looking is a weekly lifestyle and culture newsletter created by award-winning writers Sian Meades-Williams and Laura Brown. A collection of curiosity unearthing everything that makes life beautiful, delicious, and interesting.
23) Helen Lewis’s The Bluestocking
Staff writer at The Atlantic, this newsletter keeps you up with the latest goings-on online with a hefty dose of criticism and wit.
Topics range from the latest literature and tv shows to feminist theory and discussion on the culture wars.
If you struggle to keep up with the latest cultural discourse, this is the newsletter you have been looking for.
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