Glamorous as it can seem to corporate workers, freelancing can get incredibly lonely. When you haven’t physically interacted with another person for days on end, you can start to wonder about your own sanity. In situations like that, podcasts can be a lifesaver.
And because we’re in the midst of a podcasting boom, there’s no shortage of subjects covered by podcasts, freelancing included.
Here then are some of the best freelancing podcasts we’ve found for you to listen to.
If this seems like an obvious place to start, that’s probably because it is. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though.
The Freelance Podcast is aimed at people who are looking to “focus 100% on what they love to do and why they freelance in the first place”.
The podcast is a great resource for anyone just getting started on their freelance journey as it provides relevant advice to people who don’t have a large email list or network at their disposal.
Hosted by Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income aims to help listeners take their earnings beyond what they get for the work they do.
Flynn considers himself something of a “crash test dummy for online business”, finding out what does and doesn’t work so his listeners don’t have to.
If freelancers can take the lessons from the podcast to heart, they could put themselves in a position where they’re financially fit, even when the work dries up.
You get different types of freelancers in the world. Some just want to do things at a more relaxed pace, without the stresses associated with working in an office. Others want to make as much money as possible while doing what they love.
The Solopreneur Hour is aimed firmly at the second group and sees host Michael O’Neal interview “the best and brightest solopreneurs from all walks of life, including network marketing, internet marketing, music, fitness, actors, comedians, and more”.
Freelance Lift is another one for the freelancers who are out to make it big. It features short, to the point interviews with people who’ve made it big in freelancing.
It’s a great one to listen to if you want some inspiration, especially on those days where it feels like the world’s up against you.
Double Your Freelancing is a podcast that focuses on the business aspects of freelancing. Within that remit, it covers a wide range of topics, from getting your first few clients to starting your own agency.
New episodes come out weekly and include interviews with people who’ve built successful freelance businesses for themselves.
Introversion is hardly an unusual quality among freelancers. A large number of them, remember, choose the freelance lifestyle because constantly having to deal with colleagues is so exhausting.
While that’s understandable, it doesn’t always make finding new business all that easy. The Introvert Entrepreneur aims to change that by creating empowered, productive environments where introverts can flourish.
The podcast follows this ethos by talking about business and life from an introvert’s perspective and includes interviews with experts in an array of fields.
Do you know of a podcast that you think is ideal for freelancers? Let us know in the comments section below.