10 Podcasts For Freelancers In Need Of Motivation (2024 Update)

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There are lots of great podcasts for freelancers out there that provide tips, guidance, and personal experiences that can help you on your own self-employed journey. In this guide, I’ll share the best ones you should be listening to right now!

The list is in no particular order, and I’ll keep updating it as I come across more useful resources for freelancers. I’ll link to the main platforms for each one so you can start listening right away, and I’ll share a few of the Freelance Ready team’s favorite episodes too!

Some things I took into account when creating this list include:

  • Their relevance to freelancing (I see a lot of lists out there that don’t seem to care about this aspect!)
  • The guests they have on (if applicable)
  • How many episodes they have (more isn’t always better though!)
  • Whether they’re still active

Note: Just because a podcast is no longer running doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking their archives! However, I have included a note where any of the podcasts listed below haven’t added new episodes in a while, in case you only want to check out those that still post fresh content regularly.

1. Freelance To Founder

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Clay Mosley and Preston Lee, two freelancers turned business owners, are the co-hosts of Freelance to Founder, our first entry on our list of the best podcasts for freelancers. This is a podcast that features different successful freelancers every week, willing to share their expertise and advice on how to best scale a freelancing business.

Freelance to Founder podcast screen on Spotify.

With episodes focused on automation, productivity, getting clients, marketing strategies, and more, Freelance to Founder almost works as weekly coaching sessions that are jam-packed with practical and actionable advice that you can take on to the real world and apply to your business.

Some of our favorite episodes include:

2. Being Freelance

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube

Being Freelance is a podcast hosted by Steve Folland, a freelance video and podcast producer, that has more than 300 great interviews with different freelancers who tell their stories, give advice, and generally allow you to get an inside look at what it means to be a freelancer.

This podcast was designed with creative freelancers in mind. However, all kinds of freelancers have been featured on the massive list of episodes. From filmmakers and social media strategists to writers and illustrators, you’re likely to find an episode that covers your area of expertise.

Being Freelance podcast screen on Spotify.

Each episode will pull you in from the moment you start listening. Each and every guest has a story that will help you get a little bit closer to your goal, and drive you away from the same mistakes they made!

Some of the best episodes include:

3. The Six Figure Freelance Audio Course

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

What’s even better than a podcast? A free audio course solely focused on teaching you how to earn more money as a freelancer!

The Six Figure Freelance Audio Course is a no-nonsense, cut to the chase audio course created in collaboration with Fiverr to explain exactly how you can create and maintain a successful six-figure freelancing career.

Throughout 12 informative episodes, at around 20 minutes each, the host Juan Felipe Campos talks with different experts who share their own strategies and tips on different ways you can make your business a lot more profitable.

Some of the topics of this audio course include:

4. The Side Hustle Show

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube

As you probably deduced from the title of this podcast, The Side Hustle Show was created with part-time freelancers who still work their normal daily jobs in mind. In each episode the host, Nick Loper, interviews someone who has managed to build (or is building) a successful business while still working their day job.

In all of the 500+ episodes that you can listen to, you’ll find incredible stories, opportunities, motivation, and invaluable insights from freelancers and entrepreneurs from all industries and niches. With all the tips they provide, you’re likely to find a few that you can apply to your side hustle.

Some of our favorite episodes include:

5. Freelance Friday

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube

Latasha James, a marketing strategist, digital content creator, and coach, is also the host of the Freelance Friday podcast. In it, she tries to share her tips and tricks to help guide beginner freelancers, as well as provide an inside look at what freelancing is all about with the help of a few successful guests.

The podcast covers a wide range of topics, and while not all are always related to freelancing in general (quite a lot of the recent episodes for example are around social media in particular), there are still absolute gems of knowledge to be found in the show’s archives!

These are a few of my favorite episodes of Freelance Friday:

6. The Fizzle Show

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Hosted by Steph Crowder, Chase Reeves, and Corbett Barr, The Fizzle Show podcast aims to help freelancers understand the importance of content marketing and teach them the best ways to set up a successful online business.

Note: The latest episode in this podcast (at the time of writing) is from 2022. But there are almost 400 episodes in their back catalog you can check out!

Most of the episodes feature a guest who’s an expert in the topic at hand, that shares their experience in the business, plus some tips and tricks related to whatever is being discussed in the episode.

Some of our favorite episodes include:

7. Smart Passive Income (SPI)

PlatformsApple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts

Next on our list of the best podcasts for freelancers is the Smart Passive Income podcast, or SPI. The SPI podcast is hosted by serial entrepreneur and popular blogger Pat Flynn. He decided to create this podcast as a tool to educate others about useful business strategies and tactics, by sharing his blogging strategies, income sources, and marketing tips. He aims to help fellow freelancers and business owners achieve their goals as fast as possible.

The episodes feature successful business owners who share their freelancing endeavours and how they managed to get to where they are today by overcoming all sorts of challenges.

Smart Passive Income podcast on Spotify.

SPI’s topics cover marketing strategies, social media marketing, SEO, podcasting, and more. With over 700 episodes, you’ll be able to find rich content that’ll help you discover, plan and build the freelancing career of your dreams!

Some of our favorite episodes of the SPI podcast include:

8. Being Boss

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Being Boss is a podcast that actually wrapped up in 2023, but there are a whopping 359 episodes to work your way through! These cover all sorts of aspects of freelancing, from coping with the inevitable hard times to building a personal brand.

Host Emily Thompson tackles these many topics on her own and with some awesome guests as well. Episodes are typically around an hour long, so there is a lot of value to gain here, even though there won’t be any new episodes (as far as we know). I find myself going back to this podcast in particular when I need a bit of inspiration, and it never disappoints!

Some of the best episodes are:

9. Freelance Jumpstart

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Freelance Jumpstart is a podcast hosted by web designer and digital marketing strategist Nathan Allotey. He uses this platform to share everything he learned throughout his career and offers actionable tips to help you improve your marketing skills. These include learning how to charge what you’re worth, improve how you ‘sell yourself’ to clients, and how to build an overall relatable business.

Note: There hasn’t been a new episode of this podcast since 2021, but there are almost 100 in the archive stretching back to 2015!

Each weekly episode is complete with a full summary on the website. Sometimes the episodes will include an interview with a guest that will touch on subjects in which they are experts, such as finding your niche or increasing your cash flow.

The podcasts are also available in video form on YouTube. So, if you’re looking to take a productive break (and possibly some notes) be sure to check out some of the episodes over there.

Here are some of the best episodes in the Freelance Jumpstart archives:

10. 7-Figure Small (Unemployable)

Platforms: Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Hosted by serial entrepreneur (10 business in the last 20 years is no joke!), writer and traveller Brian Clark, this podcast is all about learning from people who broke out of the ‘conventional’ 9-5 job and decided to take a leap of faith into intentional ‘unemployment.’

Note: There is another podcast titled Unemployable that focuses on the tattoo industry, which is why I think this one is now called 7-Figure Small. The links above take you to the freelancing one, but note that you’ll only find the full archive of episodes here. I couldn’t get them to play on the website though, so you might not be able to listen to all of them unfortunately!

Unemployable features a variety of professionals, entrepreneurs, and business founders who share their success stories and many other important skills and tricks that are important for any freelancer at the beginning of their career.

Some of the best episodes include:

Some Honourable Mentions

Other freelancing podcasts you might want to check out include:

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