The 10 Best Podcasts for WordPress Agencies and Freelancers

By Emily Gagnon

June 25, 2019

If you’re a freelancer, working for or running an agency, then keeping up on the latest in web design and development key to a sustainable business. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed, perk up your inspiration, learn a few new tricks, or even get a deal on a new product.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite podcasts which are a must listen for WordPress freelancers and agencies. In addition to WordPress, many have larger sweeping themes about business management, marketing, and client retention that to help your business run and thrive.

WP Elevation

Growth, marketing, management. Both agencies or solo freelancers can learn how to elevate their business with this podcast. Experts in the industry provide insightful tips and share valuable resources that helped with their success.

Why we like it:

  • Agency Focus – WPElevation talks about more than just tech – growth, clients, processes, recurring revenue and work-balance.
  • Variety – interviews by many different WPElevation coaches gives each podcast a different perspective and feel.
  • Listening Options – Has 3 options – audio, video, and show notes options available for those who want to see, hear, or just plain read.

How I Built It by Joe Casabona

Interviews with product developers and business owners, delving in to how they built and launched their products. While developers might find this particularly interesting, how the products launched and scaled make this podcast a great listen for everyone. Sponsors also offer some awesome deals on hosting, products and more!

Why we like it:

  • Product Focus – If you’re looking to venture into products for your agency, you’ll get tons of first-hand insight from successful product founders.
  • Great Deals – Awesome deals from big show sponsors for hosting and more.
  • Techy Stuff – If you’re a builder, Joe and his guests dive deep into HOW things are built, so if you’re into tech, this is the podcast for you!

WP Crafter by Adam Preiser

While not technically a “podcast”, Adam shares some really insightful tutorials, product review videos and offers discounts on vetted products and software. Learn how to make a website, master WordPress SEO, the essentials of WordPress security and more!

Why we like it:

  • Great For Non-Techie People – Adam does a great job of breaking down the latest tech in a non-techy way.
  • In-Depth Reviews – If you’re looking to pull the trigger on a new product, Adam likely has a deep dive into how the product works as well as his thoughts.
  • Hosting Help – If you’re looking for a good WordPress host, be sure to check out the extensive hosting comparisons he’s put together, as well as some great tutorials in this space.

Agency Highway by James Rose

Land more clients, building a better team, and increase productivity. All the best resources and tools to run your agency more effectively. James also offers a lot of deals and discounts on really great products, too.

Why we like it:

  • Agency Focus – While there is some WordPress specific content, this podcast is much more about running an agency successfully.
  • Grow While Working Less – The focus of this podcast is both about growth, but also working less through process and automation.
  • Great Content on Automation and Digital Minimalism – James is an expert at automation and an advocate for digital minimalism.

WP Builds by Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley

Navigating work-life balance, changing your approach to marketing, keeping clients (and yourself) happy plus lots of tools, resources, and plugins that will help make running your business easier. David and Nathan also offer some great deals and giveaways on their site, totally worth checking out!

Why we like it:

  • WordPress Focus – This podcast is specifically about WordPress, and even has a latest in WordPress news so you can stay up to date.
  • Webinars – Live hosted webinars with product creators to get in-depth with new products in the WordPress space.
  • Deals and Giveaways – One of the most comprehensive deals and giveaways resources for WordPress.

Agency Trailblazer by Lee Jackson

Grow your business with helpful “How to” episodes. Many episodes center around creating an agency you’re happy with by finding your niche, setting the right prices, and landing the right clients.

Why we like it:

  • Life Focus – This podcast is about running an agency without burnout and help agencies fall in love with their business again.
  • Awesome Community – In addition to the podcast, the Agency Trailblazer facebook community is very active, helpful and encouraging.
  • Great Takeaway Summaries – Great summaries and takeaways for busy people who don’t have time to listen to the entire podcast.

The Admin Bar by Kyle Van Deusen and Matt Sebert

Kyle and Matt chat with WordPress industry leaders about the latest news in WordPress, streamlining your process, and how to demand higher prices.

Why we like it:

  • Dual Hosts – Two hosts give a more conversational feel to an interview with more unique perspectives.
  • Bar Talk – Private chats where they discuss (in depth) the struggles, wins, and day-to-day life of a agency owner. 
  • Video – High quality video interviews help give faces to the names you hear in the WordPress space.

Kitchen Sink WP by Adam Silver

A little bit of everything or as Adam puts it “Everything WordPress except the kitchen sink”. The latest news and WP events, tips for managing your business, dealing with clients, and maintaining your WordPress sites.

Why we like it:

  • Variety – Adam has a few segments in each episode, first covering news and events, then the main topic (such as building client trust) and ending with a tip or tool of the week.
  • Quick and Concise – Adam covers a lot of information quickly. Episodes are usually under 10 minutes. Stay up to date on all things WordPress without a huge time commitment.
  • Tools of the Week – The third segment “tool of the week” is a great way to learn about new software or resources.

Matt Report by Matt Medeiros

Matt chats with WordPress industry leaders about the latest news in WordPress, the products they’ve built, how they’ve marketed those products and the software and tools they use.

Why we like it:

  • Roundtable Episodes – Matt has a series of roundtable episodes where he chats with top WP community members about their business, what brought them success, changes in WordPress, etc. Many roundtable episodes have both with video or audio options.
  • Online Business Focus – A great listen for those looking for advice or tips on venturing into an online WordPress business.
  • Keeping in current – Many episodes focus on navigating WordPress changes such as Gutenberg and the future of WordPress.

Hello, WP by Micah and Josh Dailey

The Dailey brothers of WPMU Dev bring us back to basics with Hello, WP. They chat about popular topics like Gutenberg, Caching and SEO with a fresh and humorous perspective. They cover the need to know basics but also delve deeper, answering the questions you didn’t know you had.

Why we like it:

  • Journalistic Style – Micah and Josh do a ton of research and cover each topic in a story-telling, journalistic approach making the episodes a really enjoyable listen!
  • Humor – Who doesn’t love a good joke? These two have great comedic timing and edit in some funny sound bites to keep you entertained.
  • Back to basics – The episodes cover topics from a “beginner” perspective but topics are explored in depth so that even a seasoned WordPress user will learn something new.