So you’ve made the leap and decided to go freelance. Good going. You know what this means right? Yup, you can now use Twitter to distract yourself from those looming deadlines without having to worry about a boss looking over your shoulder.
Don’t worry, we won’t rat you out (why would we?). In fact, we’re going to help you by ensuring that you have a whole host of quality Twitter accounts to follow for every situation you encounter.
When you need a reminder of why you left your office job
Many freelancer writers, designers, and photographers used to work in newsrooms. Whether they made the choice to go into freelancing of their own volition or were pushed out by cutbacks, it’s always useful to be reminded of just how chaotic your average newsroom can be.
Reporter: “I just didn’t want to be a nuisance.”
Asst Editor: “That’s a wonderful instinct to have as a human being but not as a reporter.”
— Overheard Newsroom (@OHnewsroom) January 12, 2017
Another group that frequently makes the leap into freelancing are former ad agency employees. Parody account Adweak is a powerful reminder of how full of it agencies can be. Don’t worry though, the account has a few barbs for freelancers too.
BREAKING: Freelance Copywriter Now 0 for 17 In Trying To Sell Same Idea To 17 Different Agencies pic.twitter.com/cBLiqEPq7B
— ADWEAK (@adweak) July 19, 2017
For those not familiar with the UK version of The Office, David Brent is every horrible boss you’ve ever had rolled into a single, greasy mass. In other words, the perfect reminder of why you don’t work in an office any more.
The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. #wisdom
— David Brent (@DavidBrent) May 12, 2014
When you need inspiration
Inspirobot describes itself as an “artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence”.
The quotes shared by the AI bot are sure to have you reaching for the stars in no time.
Oh, and if you really need a little extra motivation, you can get Inspirobot to create you your very own inspirational poster.
— InspiroBot.me (@TheInspiroBot) July 15, 2017
Sure, the ideas on the Bored Elon Musk might seem like they’re only being shared for comedic effect, but how certain are you that the real Tesla CEO isn’t looking at them for inspiration. Maybe you should too.
Headphones that display whether you're on a conference call or just listening to music.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) May 24, 2017
If these good boys and girls can get a 14/10 rating and a “would pat again” from this account, what’s to stop you from getting great feedback from your clients?
I've yet to rate a Venezuelan Hover Wiener. This is such an honor. 14/10 paw-inspiring af (IG: roxy.thedoxy) pic.twitter.com/20VrLAA8ba
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) July 19, 2017
For when it all gets a bit too much
Even if they’ve got a good number of really cool clients, every freelancer will occasionally feel incredible amounts of stress. On such occasions, Cute Emergency can be a lifesaver.
— Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) July 18, 2017
Like Emergency Cute, but for kittens.
little kitty! pic.twitter.com/VFZXSiC0Fv
— Emergency Kittens (@EmrgencyKittens) July 16, 2017
Do you freelance? Do you have any Twitter accounts you follow to help you get through the day? Let us know about them in the comments section below.