It could be a bit lonely being a freelancer. Also, since you are not surrounded by a bunch of other employees, it could be difficult to get the motivation and inspiration to get the best work done.
If you are living in the 21st century, there is a huge chance that you listen to podcasts. Over the years, podcasts have grown into one of the best sources for news and entertainment around.
There is a whole world of podcasts that either self-employed help people to learn how to run businesses or just teach about money management in general. For those of us who might not feel comfortable talking to family or friends about money management, these podcasts are great outlets. They are also an amazing source of business ideas and professional creativity that we wouldn't encounter otherwise.
1. The Freelance Podcast
The title makes this sound like this is a generic podcast for freelances, but it's not. This is a podcast targeted at people with steady jobs who are doing a bit of freelancing on the side and are nervous about transitioning to becoming a full-time freelance. Host RJ McCollam sets out to help by "giving real world advice and information that can be acted on immediately."
2. Product Hunt
Want to stay on top of trends? Are you a product nerd? This podcast is for you! If you are familiar with Product Hunt's website already, you know what this is about. Product Hunt is filled to the brim with all sorts of topics- career strategies, inspirational interviews, the list goes on. The Maker Stories episodes are in-depth conversations with the most influential people in tech, culture, and politics. Try it out!
3. 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.
4. Bad with Money
Host Gaby Dunn claims that she is "anything but a financial expert," but her podcast is so funny that you will forget it is supposed to be educational. Dunn who has been featured in Almost Millions before for her looks at the economics of Youtube stardom speaks with guests from all different ends of the creative world from writers to comedians and beyond about how money has impacted their lives for better or worse.
5. You Need a Budget
You Need a Budget is a popular personal budgeting, debt-reduction, and bookkeeping software package that Almost Millions have featured before. The makers of You Need a Budget also offer a great personal finance podcast that covers the basic things like saving, making a budget, and reducing expenses- in short, no-judgement segments that are perfect for listening to while in the car or doing housework.
6. Brunch & Budget
Pamela Capalad is a financial planner whose podcast is "where personal finance & social justice intersect." Topics for her show include everything from how to get health insurance to ways to close the racial wealth gap to becoming a creative entrepreneur. The long-lasting podcast has many episodes available for streaming and download that cover all the basics of personal finance.
7. The Busy Creator
Working as a creative professional isn't easy. Prescott Perez- Fox's Busy Creator podcast is one of the best places to hear about creative folks talking about their jobs and what makes them good at their job. A typical episode includes conversations with everyone from television costume designers to coworking space operators to web developers.
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