Everyone and their dog seems to have a podcast these days. But despite the saturated market, there are quite a few quality podcasts. Especially for freelance writers.
When you need a break from emailing clients, researching article topics or working on your first draft, tune into one of these.
A Little Bird Told Me
A Little Bird Told Me is a podcast hosted by two freelance writers, Philippa and Lorrie, who talk all about the highs and lows of freelance life. They discuss working with clients who bug you, how to raise your rates, and coping with rejection. A must listen for all freelance writers who feel alone in the trenches. Philippa and Lorrie are right there with you!
High Income Business Writing Podcast
Hosted by Ed Gandia, the High Income Business Writing Podcast is for freelancers who want to take their business writing to the next level. By interviewing experts and writers who have been there and done that, Ed shares tips and tricks to help freelancers get to a six figure annual salary.
Legends in the freelance community, Kaleigh Moore and Paul Jarvis, host Creative Class, a podcast all about the business of freelancing. This podcast dives right into the topics that are important to freelancers such as raising rates, dealing with feedback, balancing your budget and working for free.
Being Boss is a podcast hosted by business besties, Kathleen and Emily, for creative entrepreneurs looking to get inspired, do the work and be boss. Kathleen and Emily discuss what it takes to be successful as a creative entrepreneur by sharing tips and interviewing other bosses in the field. Topics include bringing mindfulness to your work, fighting fraudy feelings and how to pay yourself.
Longform is an interview podcast that brings on seasoned non-fiction writers to discuss their craft and career. It’s a great resource for up and coming freelance writers to hear how veterans deal with problems such as working with lazy editors, when to exclude a source and how to stop writing mediocre pieces for mediocre pay.
As writers, we all benefit from good grammar skills. But sometimes, it can be overwhelming to try and up your grammar game by reading through articles and checklists. So why not try to improve your writing with a podcast? That’s the goal of Grammar Girl, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. Give it a listen and you’ll finally learn what the heck a homophone is.
Happier is a podcast by Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. On her podcast, Gretchen, and her sister Elizabeth, discuss happiness and good habits. It’s not exclusively for freelance writers but is for anyone looking to live a happier and healthier life. Plus, they interview Drew Barrymore. That’s a good enough reason for me to tune in.
What podcasts do you swear by as a freelance writer? Let me know in the comments below: