15 Podcasts to Help Freelance Writers & Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business

Best writing and business podcasts
15 Best Business Podcasts for Writers & Entrepreneurs

Looking for recommendations for the best writing and business podcasts? You're in luck! I've rounded up 15 of my favorite podcasts for writers and entrepreneurs.

To make it a little easier to navigate, this post is broken up into 3 sections. Use the links below to skip to the section that interests you the most.

Now, lets dive in!

Why Listen to Writing and Business Podcasts?

Running an online business isn't for the faint of heart. In addition to the front-facing aspects of your business like dealing with clients and completing projects, there are so many behind-the-scenes tasks that have to get done.

With so many tasks on your plate, it can be easy to let things like business education fall to the wayside.

That's where podcasts come in!

A poll by Incfile shows one of the most significant benefits is that podcasts allow business owners to learn while multitasking. In other words, podcasts make it possible to get things done without devoting one-on-one time to business education.

You can easily tune into writing and entrepreneurship podcasts while handling monotonous business tasks, household chores, or while traveling — pretty much whenever you have the bandwidth!

Other benefits of listing to freelance writing and business podcasts include:

  • Learning new skills
  • Find inspiration
  • Get insight and actionable tips from industry experts
  • Gain clarity on common questions
  • Understanding the framework of a successful business model

Now that you know why you should listen to podcasts, let's talk about some of the best podcasts for freelance writers and entrepreneurs.

Best Podcasts for Freelance Writers

These podcasts for freelance writers offer a mix of writing and business tips designed to help writers improve their skills and run their business more efficiently.

01. Grammar Girl

Even the most experienced writers struggle with complex grammar rules and understanding the English language. Mignon Fogarty, author of the NY Times bestseller, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, is here to help! Grammar Girl helps writers improve their writing with quick and informative tips on things like grammar, word choice, and storytelling.

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02. The Copywriters Club Podcast

The Copywriters Club Podcast is a must-listen for new and experienced copywriters. The show is hosted by Copywriters Kira Hug and Rob Marsh, and features inspiration and advice from experts. Listeners can also find a lot of helpful resources on the Copywriter Club website.

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03. Good Copy, Bad Copy

Good Copy, Bad Copy is geared toward business to business (B2B) writers looking to improve their writing. The podcast offers practical tips and advice to help B2B writers make the most of their campaigns and achieve results. If you're in the B2B niche, this podcast is an excellent place to start fine-tuning your skills and developing industry knowledge.

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04. Copyblogger FM

Get effective tips on everything from copywriting and conversion optimization to content writing and email marketing from industry experts. Copyblogger FM releases new episodes weekly, so there's no shortage of advice to glean from this podcast.

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05. Hot Copy Podcast

The Hot Copy Podcast is a dual effort by seasoned copywriters Kate Toon and Belinda Weaver. The duo shares tips on copywriting and improving conversions as well as writing resources and shortcuts. Whether you're new to copywriting or have a little more experienced, you're sure to find value in this podcast.

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06. Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

Writing Coach Ann Kroeker's podcast provides up-and-coming and experienced writers with tips to take their craft to the next level. The short 15-minute episodes offer quick solutions for honing your talent, learning new skills, and becoming a better writer.

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07. Write-Minded

Write-Minded offers writing inspiration with weekly episodes co-hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of NaNoWriMo. Each episode follows a theme and features an interview with an author, writer, or publishing industry professional.

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Best Podcasts for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

Below are some of the best podcasts for freelancers and entrepreneurs from well-known experts. Whatever industry or niche you fall into, these podcasts will help you develop new skills and grow your business.

08. Six-Figure Freelancer (Audio Course)

This one isn't necessarily a podcast, but there's so much value in it that I had to share. Six-Figure Freelancer is a free 12-episode audio course from And Co. Each episode features top freelance professionals as they share the exact formulas they used to start, grow, and maintain a 6-figure freelance business.

Listen to Six-Figure Freelancer here.

09. The Goal Digger Podcast

Minnesota-native, Jenna Kutcher, tackles various aspects of entrepreneurship in The Goal Digger Podcast. From the nitty-gritty details of defining what you do to thought-provoking interviews with successful entrepreneurs, you're sure to find nuggets of wisdom in every episode. Kutcher doesn't just scratch the surface; she offers practical tips and advice that inspire listeners to take action after tuning in.

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10. Freelance to Founder

Co-hosted by Clay and Preston, Freelance to Founder offers a dose of practical and actionable real-world advice on building a service-based business. The weekly episodes are basically mini-coaching calls designed to help freelancers reach the next level. Other episodes feature surprise guest experts and in-depth discussions on developing must-have business skills.

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11. The Businessology Show

When just starting out, many freelancers are surprised to discover all of the behind-the-scenes tasks of building a business. The Businessology Show is an awesome resource for new and experienced freelancers alike. I love that the podcast is hosted by an actual CPA, too. Jason Blumer covers a wide range of topics including, pricing, client onboarding, marketing, and more.

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12. Content Inc with Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is the author of Content Inc, which is one of my most recommended books for freelancers. Each episode of his podcast breaks an inspirational idea down into bite-size chunks that have the power to change your online business. If you struggle with marketing or just want new and effective ways to use content to drive business, this podcast is a must-listen.

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13. Good Life Project

One of the perks of freelancing is building a career around your ideal lifestyle. The Good Life Project podcast features great conversations with experts in various fields as they discuss what it really means to live a good life. For even more resources on creating your version of the good life, check out their website.

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14. Unemployable

Hosted by Brian Clark, Unemployable extracts insights from entrepreneurs who have traded in the traditional 9-5 in favor of growing their side hustle into a successful business. This podcast offers so much value, especially if you're on the fence about becoming a full-time freelancer. You can hear real-life examples and advice from those who have made the leap to help you decide if it's the right choice for you.

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15. Clients From Hell

If you've been freelancing for a while, there's no doubt that you've come across a bad freelance client. Clients From Hell, a podcast adaptation of Bryce Blandon's blog, discusses some of the worst of the worst. While dealing with a difficult client is never fun, Blandon brings a little humor and a whole lot of advice to each episode so you can (hopefully) avoid bad clients in the future.

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There you have it; 15 of the best podcasts for freelance writers and entrepreneurs. Let me know if you've listened to any of these or have recommendations in the comments.

I hope you found this article helpful. You may also want to check out this list of book recommendations to grow your business and this step-by-step guide on getting started as a freelance writer.

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By Katie Jenison

Katie Jenison is a freelance writer offering copywriting, blogging, and ghostwriting services. She works closely with home builders, remodelers, interior designers, real estate and property management professionals to help them create content marketing strategies, improve their digital presence, generate leads, and engage with their target audience. Katie also helps freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs pursue their dreams of working from home by providing tips and advice, business strategies, and writing tips on her blog, The Quiet Type. Download her free workbook, A Freelancer’s Guide to Setting Rates, here.

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