7 Podcasts Freelancers Can Get Motivation and Inspiration From

Freelancers need the (extra) motivation and inspiration to get work done and become the best entrepreneurs they ever dreamed of. For starters and experienced freelancers who could use a little pep talk, here are seven podcasts to keep your enthusiasm up and your vision clear as you go about your careers:

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Solopreneur Hour

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Hosted by Michael O’Neal, Solopreneur Hour covers diverse topics, in almost every area you can think of -- internet marketing, social media, generating leads, and even fitness. Combining candid insights and bold advice, you’ll get a dose of practical steps and tools that will help you on the road to success. These podcasts might interest you:

Why Your Brand is Your Most Important Asset, with Re Perez

3 Steps to a GREAT Online Business w/ Chris Farrell

 

This Girl Means Business

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Carrie Green of This Girl Means Business is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association. Carrie is focused finding out how like-minded women stay motivated, how they overcome challenges, and what they’ve learned along the way. Here are some podcasts that you might like:

Amazing Tips You Need to Know When Making Your Own Website with Jess Catorc

How to Create Your Business Blueprint to Know What You Need to Focus on to Grow Your Business

 

Double Your Freelancing

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Brennan Dunn of Double Your Freelancing is dedicated to help you master the business of freelancing. They cover industry-specific topics as well, such as how to market yourself as a freelance writer, Web developer, and more. Listen to these podcasts:

Liston Witherill on Reading Your Clients’ Minds

Mojca Mars on Getting Clients through Social Media


Off the Charts

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Off the Charts, a business podcast hosted by Nathalie Lussier, provides brief, actionable tips to move your business forward. As a digital strategist and online marketer, freelancers can gain insights on how to sell their business in a competitive environment. Check out some of these helpful podcasts:

From Underdog to Expert Design Mentor

Birth & Business Lessons on Becoming a Mompreneur

 

The 99U Podcast

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99u brings together “leading marketers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs for a deep dive into what makes their creative process tick”. Creativity is one of the biggest struggles of freelancers and businessmen alike. If you have questions on brainstorming, creative blocks, idea generation, and iteration, and are looking for habits and routines to get into the groove of freelancing as a lifestyle, then give 99u a listen. Here are some podcasts that you might like:

The 99U Podcast: Graphic Design Advice with Craig Ward

The Art of Negotiating for More Money

 

This is Your Life

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This is Your Life is about helping freelancers “live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence”. With freelancing being a business, Michael Hyatt helps listeners be their own leaders by taking control of their careers. If you’re looking to build your leadership skills, here are some podcasts that might interest you:

How to Delegate without a Staff (7 Strategies to Winning Even if You Don’t Have a Team)

Advice to New CEOs (or Those Who Want to Be)

 

This Week in Startups

Their claim? “The most interesting, outrageous and illuminating stories from the world of entrepreneurship”.  If you’re running your own business or simply have a huge inclination to the world of startups, then give them a listen. Podcast pioneer Jason Calacanis along with a group of rotating guest experts give their weekly take on the “best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories” in the industry. You might like:

The Future of Transportation with Uber, Tesla, and Delivery Hero

Periscope's CEO Kayvon Beykpour on Selling to Twitter, Going Supernova, and Leading the Future of Live Video Streaming

 

Keep the energy, eagerness, and passion to work burning with these podcasts. What are other podcasts you listen to? :)

 

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