Since the Pandemic started, I don’t get as much time to myself as I would like, but when I do, I like to listen to podcasts. I try to squeeze them in when I’m out taking a walk, or even when I’m grocery shopping (which makes it easier to keep focused on my list.) I find them to be a convenient way to learn things and keep up on changes relevant to running my business. I’ve even wanted to start my own podcast for a few years now, but that hasn’t completely turned out the way I wanted it to. (I did launch a podcast late-2020, but I’m having trouble finding people to interview for it. If you want to know more about that, check it out here.)
I wanted to share some of my favorite podcasts with you, and why I love them. I’d love to hear about some of your favorite podcasts, too – just leave a comment below or send me an email.
Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy
I cannot listen to this podcast while I’m working or doing other things, because there are just too many great tips that I want to write down and be ready to implement later. Every episode is full of actionable tips that you can use to expand the online marketing efforts for your business. I have several episodes from this podcast saved on my computer (I won’t let them be deleted from iTunes) because I go back to them over and over.
Simple Pin Podcast with Kate Ahl
My Pinterest marketing game leaves a lot to be desired, but that’s my fault. The Simple Pin Podcast gives great, actionable and easy to follow Pinterest marketing tips and information. This one is great to listen to when I’m working on Canva images for my blog posts – then I can implement some of the tips right away!
Inbox Besties with Kate Doster
Like many entrepreneurs, I struggle with what to send to my list. I want to be helpful and provide tips and useful info, but I also know that email lists are supposed to be used for marketing and that’s where I fail. I’m great at coming up with this stuff for my customers, but I struggle with finding that balance for myself. That’s where this podcast helps me. With this podcast, I can learn ways to effectively use my email marketing list for marketing AND help my subscribers with useful info – a win-win.
Nothing Much Happens
OK, this one isn’t really for business. But then again, I never promised they would be all business-related. A dear friend told me about this podcast when I mentioned that my kiddos and I were having trouble shutting off our over-active brains so we could fall asleep at night. Nothing Much Happens is Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups and perfect for something relaxing to listen to to help you brain settle and get ready for sleep. My 9 year old loves it and listens to it almost every night – his favorite episode is Season 1, Episode 8: Afternoon Nap. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
WP Coffee Talk
The WP Coffee Talk Podcast is the brain child of my friend Michelle Frechette. She’s a truly sparkling personality who is so easy to talk to, and this podcast is dedicated to talking to people in the WordPress world and learning some more about them. I am honored to have been a guest on this podcast, and recording it was just like chatting with a friend over coffee. Especially now, since in-person WordCamps are on hold, it’s fantastic to be able to connect with these people and learn about what makes them passionate about WordPress.
LMSCast with Chris Badgett
This podcast is hosted by the man behind LifterLMS, a fantastic Learning Management Solution plugin for WordPress. But this podcast isn’t all about LifterLMS – it’s about people who make courses, and how to make courses, and so much more. From their website, “It’s about the people, the journey, and the community of smart entrepreneurs, teachers, subject matter experts, and online marketers looking to grow and connect with other like minded folks.” I love listening to this podcast to hear how others approach building courses and how those courses integrate into their business. (Full disclosure: I’ve been a guest on this podcast, too.)
Mind Your Business Podcast by James Wedmore
A lot of running a successful business has to do with mindset work, and that’s where this podcast comes in. The episodes help me look at my business from a different perspective and gain some different insight that’s helpful for moving me past certain roadblocks.
Marketing Over Coffee
Truth – I haven’t listened to this podcast in year. But it was basically the first podcast I ever listened to on a regular basis, and it introduced my to PodCamp, which in turn introduced me to WordCamp and helped me to become familiar with that world, which I love. This podcast helped me to learn a lot of marketing concepts that I really need to be familiar with in the early days of my business.