The 8 Best Sites to Get Good Free Advice Online

Dan Price Updated 26-11-2019

The web isn’t exactly known for its ability to provide high-quality free advice. Social media networks, for example, are packed with suspect guidance and bad takes.


But if you know where to look, the internet can be a wonderful resource for everything from financial and legal queries to relationship advice and insight.

So, if you’re in a jam and want to know where to get advice online, keep reading. We’re going to look at eight of the best advice websites that are worth checking out.

1. 7 Cups

7 cups free advice online

7 Cups is an online advice site that aims to connects people who need to talk with caring listeners.

There is a free 24/7 chat that you can use to talk to volunteer listeners and other users. If you need a professional ear, you can pay for confidential online therapy and counseling with fully trained and licensed therapists. Access to the trained staff requires a subscription of $150 per month.


7 Cups is entirely anonymous. So it doesn’t matter how private or personal your issue is, you’ll be able to chat with someone in confidence. Some of the most common issues on the site include advice on depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, and teen advice.

2. Elder Wisdom Circle

elder wisdom circle free advice online

Another great place to get free advice online is Elder Wisdom Circle. It aims to fill the void for anyone who doesn’t have older people in their lives to confide in.

The “elders” provide empathetic, caring, and supportive advice on many topics, drawing on their own life experiences to provide a framework for people who need support.


Anyone can reach out to the elders for advice. But do note that all the elders themselves are based in the United States. As such, it might not be the best advice site for non-Americans who need answers about areas in which rules and regulations differ from the US.

3. FreeAdvice

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FreeAdvice is a website that specializes in providing free legal advice online. Again, the site is US-focused, so it might not be suitable for non-Americans.

Some of the most popular topics on the site include car accidents, bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate, child custody, and immigration law. In addition to user-generated questions, the site also provides in-depth articles, FAQs, and a video library for each legal topic.


You should also check out the forums. They are one of the web’s most-visited forums for consumers’ legal issues and have a number of experts in each topic.

Of course, if you’re facing serious legal issues, you should seek out paid legal advice and hire a lawyer who is a specialist in the field.

4. r/advice

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It should come as no surprise to learn that Reddit has a subreddit that’s entirely dedicated to providing free online advice to other users.


The scope of the topics on r/advice varies wildly. People ask for guidance on everything from parenting to employment law. And because anyone can answer your question, the quality of the advice can also vary considerably.

On the positive side, the subreddit has almost 350,000 subscribers. As such, the number of replies on each post typically reaches double figures, so you’re sure to get an answer in most cases.

Other subreddits where you can find advice-givers online include r/needadvice, r/needafriend, r/relationships, r/legaladvice, and r/techsupport.

5. Ask a Manager

ask a manager free advice

Ask a Manager is a free advice site for anyone who needs career guidance. The site is part-blog, part-reader Q&A.

The person behind the site—and the one who is responsible for providing advice to readers—is Alison Green. In her previous life, she was the Chief of Staff for a successful non-profit business.

Today, she answers questions on hiring, firing, promoting, managing, and a whole lot more. Some of the top categories on the site are “Advice about your boss,” “Being the boss,” “Job searching,” and “Workplace practices.”

If you like Alison’s style and want more advice, make sure you check out her list of published books.

We’ve written about some of the best job search guides 5 Job Search Guides to Improve Career Prospects and Find Your Passion The trick to life success lies in finding a career you love, and getting paid to work on your passion. How do you find your dream job? Try these fantastic tools. Read More if you’d like more information about career advice.

6. Fun Advice

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If you want to get free advice online across a broad range of topics, check out Fun Advice. The site offers step-by-step guides in a huge number of areas.

To give you a flavor of what to expect, some of the top advice on the site at the time of writing includes “Road Trip to the USA: Your Essential Survival Guide,” “Home-Selling Checklist: 10 Things to Do Before Selling Your House,” and “How to Create a Website for Free.”

The downside is quality control. Anyone can become a member and provide advice on the site. That’s fine for simple topics, but it’s probably not the best site to read if you need free online advice concerning more serious topics.

7. TheAnswerBank

answer bank free advice

TheAnswerBank is a British website, so the type of advice provided is mainly geared towards people living in the UK.

The site uses a Q&A approach. Anyone can ask for advice, and other users will provide their input. To make navigation easier, you can filter by answered and unanswered questions.

TheAnswerBank has a long list of categories. They include Law, Insurance, Family, Food and Drink, Spam and Scams, Motoring, Business, Jobs, and Media.

8. Hey, From the Future

hey from future free advice

One of the age-old types of advice that you’ll see pop up, again and again, is “what would you tell your younger self if you could go back in time.”

Hey, From the Future aims to address that question by sourcing advice from other users that are focused on people of a specific age. When you log on to the site for the first time, just click the age that you are today and see what pearls of wisdom that people want to pass on.

Perhaps understandably, the site is slightly skewed towards the younger age groups. Once you get up above 40, the advice starts to become somewhat thin. Still, the site is a fantastic resource for people in a mini crisis about where their career or love lives are heading.

Find Even More Advice Online

The eight sites we’ve introduced are all places where you can get free advice online. But there are far from being the only resources.

If you’d like to learn more, check out our other article on the best sites to get life advice and grow as a person 5+ No Nonsense Sites to Get Life Advice and Grow as a Person As life isn't easy, we can all use a little sagely advice once in a while. These sites have pearls of wisdom to tackle life. Read More .

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  1. George
    April 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    For a few years, I used to provide free pest control advice on a site that has recently closed. I think it was called something like Ask an expert. All of the other volunteers in my category were credentialed in some manner, so those who sought advise got good information.

  2. Sophie
    February 14, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Check Advice Generator :) It's not free but brilliant.

  3. Mercury
    November 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

    FreeAdvice is useless. It never allows you to ask questions easily. It won't solve your problem, it rather makes you feel even more troubled.

  4. kimberly
    March 29, 2017 at 6:20 am

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  5. Joni
    November 12, 2016 at 5:08 am

    My son. Is on heroin after 4 yrs of being clean. He has a 3 month and 18 month old kids. He drjves his wife to work at 6pm and picks her jp at 330am i spoke to him 2 weeks ago and he was so .messed up. He couldn't speak was 2 and a half hrs late picki her up so i rold her what was up. Now they want nothing to do with me but thoaes babies could die srivinf with him what to do

  6. AshleyK
    April 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    For me, is by far the best option. It should be on your list!

    • Guy McDowell
      April 13, 2016 at 12:40 am

      That's an interesting site doing advice in an interesting way.

      I've only had a quick look at it, but it's worth other folks checking it out too. Thank you!

  7. Antonya
    January 26, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Also if u are going trough a tough time I can help

    • Guy McDowell
      January 27, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Mighty nice of you, Antonya. Thank you.

  8. Antonya
    January 26, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Hi I am here to give some advice to people who need it so if u need some let me know

  9. European
    August 5, 2009 at 5:49 am

    You are right. Not everything is American
    Oops...forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

    • aquarian
      March 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      I always need advice, good at giving bit overthink and analyze and have a hard time making decisions for myself. alexxa marie at g mail. if you ever want to give me some advice.

  10. European
    August 5, 2009 at 4:58 am

    You are right. Not everything is American

  11. Greg
    August 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

    All in all a nice Article... BUT:
    "but since a lot of the laws in the world are based on the Common Law system, like the U.S." Thats just simply wrong! No legal system is "based on the common law system"! The European legal system is based on the roman/canon legal system. The British legal system refuses to admit that it is actually based on the roman/canon legal system and developed early the "common law system". The American legal system (which is one of the newest legal systems and hence not the basis for anything legally important) is based upon this system.
    Population wise are most systems civil law systems and most certainly is every common law system based upon some sort of written down law.
    Not really important for the rest of the Article, but since every now and than its important to give the American hubris a little kick... ;)


    • Guy McDowell
      August 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

      I knew as soon as I wrote that line, that it would be the first one commented on! ;-)

      I guess I could say it all goes back to Hammurabi too, but this was just a massive generalization.