Top 5 Podcast Recommendations to Help with Your Freelance Hustle
The biggest source of information and inspiration for me lately has been podcasts on freelancing, side hustling, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Whether I'm driving to work, mowing the yard, running errands, or even shopping at the grocery store, you'd better believe I'm hanging with my earbuds, listening to podcasts with the goal of building my freelance writing business. I'm going to share some of my favorite podcasts as well as the episodes to listen to first.
Most Inspiring: Don’t Keep Your Day Job
As soon as my phone alerts me that Cathy Heller's Don't Keep Your Day Job has a new episode available, I drop whatever I'm doing and listen to the entire thing immediately. Just as inspiring as her guests, which include successful bakers, musicians, actors, and comedians, Cathy's inspiring "mini-sermons", as I call them, are a can't miss for me. Prior to the interview portion of the show, Heller consistently inspires you that you can make a living doing what you love.
Best Freelance Business Ideas: Freelance Transformation
Matt Inglot is a nerdy Canadian. If that wasn't enough to make you want to subscribe to his podcast, Freelance Transformation: Find higher-paying projects, work less, and get rid of the stress, covers tons of tips and best practices to make sure your freelance business is on the right track.
Best Freelance Writing Podcast: High-Income Business Writing
Ed Gandia believes you can make a great living as a freelance writer. He interviews guests about how to land great business clients and how to scale up your writing empire to the six-figure level. I've taken so many notes while listening to this show.
Engage Your Entrepreneurial Mindset: Side Hustle School
Chris Guillebeau's Side Hustle School is a daily (yes, daily) short podcast which tells the story of creative entrepreneurs making who make money outside their day jobs doing all kinds of interesting things, from a photographer who gets paid to throw confetti at people to a lawyer who makes $400 a month by selling stock music he creates. After listening to Side Hustle School consistently for about two weeks you'll start to see your hobbies, interests, and ideas as ways to make some extra money.
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Be the Best at Everything: The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss' show is consistently in the Top 10 in the iTunes Podcast Store for a reason: he interviews the best of the best about why they're top-performing achievers. Ferriss aims to be more efficient and generally better at pretty much all areas of life--mind, body, business. Not every episode knocks my socks off (episodes are regularly 90 minutes), but the ones that do contain a myriad of amazing content.
I listen to many other podcasts (I subscribe to 20 right now), but these are my top five when it comes to priming my brain grapes for my freelance writing business.