Top 5 Podcasts just for Freelancers
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If you are about to graduate and can’t figure out whether to look for work or have fun exploring the world (perhaps by sitting on the beach with a beer), then you have come to the right place. Perhaps you’re done with the 9-to-5 lifestyle, or just want to get started on a side hustle. Freelancing sounds like the right option for you, so who to turn to next?
Freelancing in the post-COVID world has become a ‘thing’ and for good reason. Being able to work around your own time, whilst also doing the things you always wanted to do (hiking, anyone?) comes easy when you know how to freelance! But, if you are only just starting out, it can get a bit overwhelming, so here is a nudge in the right direction. Here is our list of top 5 podcasts if you are looking for some freelancing inspiration.
1. Freelancing for Journalists
Started by freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson, this podcast throws light on how to freelance as a journalist. It is a good starting point for anyone looking to take their first steps into the world of freelancing and features ‘film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.’
They feature two guests in each episode, exploring the ins and outs of freelancing in a way that is fun and interactive. Their episodes have previously included interviews with eminent journalist Saima Mir, as well as sessions on how things like funding, shorthand skills, trust, moral choices, as well as the ability to say ‘no’ goes a long way into building a career as a freelance journalist or as a freelancer in general. So, take your pick on episodes and get started with your freelancing journey!
2. The Freelance Fairytales
Freelancing is not just about getting your hard skill sets right. In fact, it is so much more than that. It’s about how you manage your workload, manage clients, build a good relationship with your network, schedule our work in the absence of fixed working hours and much more.
These are the areas that Alexandra Fasulo’s The Freelance Fairytales focuses on, and if you are someone who wants to get their freelance game straight, then this is exactly what you should head for. Tune in to millionaire freelance writer Alexandra Fasulo’s incredibly interesting fairytale podcast which is sure to fill your life with a bit of fairy dust.
3. Freedom with Freelance
Harriet Hadfield’s Freedom with Freelance podcast is a bi-weekly show that inspires freelancers to work effectively and achieve financial freedom in a world that is eventually moving away from the corporate ladder to something more fulfilling and productive.
If you believe that hustle culture is passé and freedom is the need of the hour, then you are in the right place. Tune in to this podcast and learn how to work smarter with a lot of me-time in between.
4. Fiercely Freelance
This podcast was started by UK-based freelancer, Ceels Lockley, who has over 20 years of experience in the creative industries, including marketing, media, as well as with brands such as Tesco and Sony Mobile.
She provides steady guidance on freelancing and freelancing strategy to women starting out who want to build a successful career around their own schedules and convenience. Fiercely Freelance aims to help freelancers throughout their journey of growth by giving them practical advice on freelancing through expert interviews, conversations, brainstorming, and workshops. So here’s to Fiercely Freelance pushing you to aim high and bid goodbye to the corporate hustle.
5. The Freelancer’s Teabreak
Brought to you by Emma Cossey, this weekly podcast is a refreshing take on the many trials and tribulations of the freelancer. She calls it ‘a weekly bitesize podcast for you to listen to while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil’ (we are an impatient generation!) and we agree. You can catch up on it anytime you want to, while you are still trying to figure out the freelancing world on your own.
Sometimes, as a freelancer you might need to battle an extreme crisis of attention, a shortage of clients, dealing with difficult clients and difficulties in setting boundaries and expectations on either end. The Freelancer’s Teabreak is a guiding manual for all those out there who want to know how to tread the freelance life with ease.
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