As a freelancer, I'm cool with the idea that I need to be my own supervisor, mentor, HR person, and accountant (mostly). But it's hard to get myself to devote the same quality time to marketing and self-promotion. As I work on redesigning my blog this week and send out some far-reaching pitches for stories, here's some links for inspiration: The would-be #1 English teacher on Google. How to write self-promotional copy. 8 reasons to blog for your career. Improving your website. All about query letters. How to Pitch archive from MediaBistro. Why you need a portfolio. PS. Here's a list of 100 web applications useful for freelancers, for everything from to-do lists to tracking spending. It includes 10 links for marketing and networking.