Top 8 podcasts for the self-employed: business, finance & laughs

Ellie Lister
Monday 22nd June, 2020

One of the many perks of freelancing is being able to pop in your headphones, chuck on a podcast and smash some business and life admin in the afternoons. A good podcast recommendation is gold dust, and so we've created the ultimate listen-to list to save you the time.

Doing it For The Kids (DIFTK)

Frankie, founder of DIFTK and parent to two, goes through some hilarious scenarios & questions from the community page, and provides some insightful tips for balancing parenting with freelancing.

Being Freelance

Steve Folland also works with Frankie from DIFTK to create podcasts, is a Freelance Video and Audio Producer. Steve teams up with fellow creative freelancers to chat about the ins & outs of freelancing, top tips and relatable problems, and creates some gold podcasts.

No More Watercooler

Matthew Knight takes a plunge into discussing mental health and working for yourself with fellow freelancers. In every podcast, Matthew invites new members of the freelance community to deep dive into how they really are and how balancing life with freelancing is going.

How to fail

Elizabeth Day, award winning journalist and author hosts ‘The Freelancer Life’ podcast series. The podcast interviews a new freelancer each week who celebrates all of the things that haven't gone right in their career. Elizabeth and the interviewee explain how these very failures led to great life lessons and learnings that brought success in their freelancing career.

How I Built This

Hosted by Guy Raz who delves into the stories of the biggest and best companies in the world. The podcast gives a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists about how they're navigating these turbulent times as part of his How I Built Resilience series. We recommend episode Zumba: Beto Perez & Alberto Perlman, where Zumba actually began as a mistake and it took off!

Fearless Hustle Collective Podcast

Anna Dunleavy's Fearless Hustle podcast is all about opening up honest conversations about the ups and downs of running your own business and the fear that we need to overcome to make it happen, featuring fellow freelancers discussing their journey on how to become a successful business owner. A shoutout to episode 27: Hiring a Virtual Assistant featuring Rhiannon Miller online business manager from Luxe VA, one of our favourite customers!

Goal Digger the podcast

Hosted by Jenna Kutcher, the Goal Digger podcast is very well known & for a good reason. The podcast offers mini-marketing training sessions from business experts delivered in a live-workshop style.

The Business Proposal Podcast

Hosted by Ellie and Rachel. Ellie who created, The Wedding Enthusiast, and Rachel who created, Rachel Emma Waring, have come together for The Business Proposal Podcast. Both of their companies are all about helping small business' in the wedding industry with their online presence. In their podcast, the two combat the loneliness of self-employment by discussing the wedding industry world, in a friendly and tangible way.

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