I’m made this the year of ‘Get Shit Done!‘ and I’ve been spending some time soul-searching, trying to figure out what really stokes my fire, and how I can bring that passion into my everyday life. How I can create a life that invokes the way I want to feel by doing the things I’m passionate about. (I’ll get to my favourite podcasts for bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs in a second, I promise!)
One of these things that I’m passionate about is blogging. I’ve spent over 20 years online (let that sink in for a second…) and throughout that time I’ve taught myself how to code, mastered Photoshop, I learned how to create websites, I’ve learned the ins and outs of social media, I’ve got a diploma in marketing, and I’ve taken numerous courses over the years to become ‘successful’ at blogging through various income streams, influencer marketing and social media management. Phew. Long run-on sentence, anyone?
The past couple of years have pulled me away from blogging specifically, but I’ve spent a lot of time working online providing websites, branding, and social media management for various companies, so I decided to turn that into a REAL actual business. Whoa. Electric Pizza Co was born, and I became so busy I didn’t have time to complete the website. Seriously though.
Another passion of mine? Helping others with their blogging and social media problems and questions. I belong to a million and one Facebook groups about blogs, mom blogs, instagram posse groups, pinterest lovers, etc, and I love helping people out when they’re lost and confused. I provide a lot of advice to others, for free, because I just want people to succeed at what they’re doing, and keep it true to themselves.
And while one-on-one help is fun, I’ve decided to go One Step Further and create a podcast. Yep. My very own podcast. (I’m super excited and super terrified at the same time!!) I’ve listened to podcasts for bloggers and entrepreneurs for about a year now. It started when a blogging friend actually recommended a few podcasts to me at a conference last year, and I delved into the world of podcasts.
I admit that I can get picky with podcasts – especially the quality of the podcasts and the podcaster’s voice. I’m not even kidding, I listened to a podcast where the host (who was male) was sick, SICK, with a sniffle and a cough and his voice was so scratchy – I turned it off a third of the way through! I listen to podcasts in my car or at the gym, and I love them. That’s why I’m sharing my favourite podcasts for bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.
Why do I love podcasts? I find them inspiring, encouraging, and I feel like I belong to this amazing, creative group of people who are all trying to find their own way through this world. And all of it’s OKAY. All of it’s awesome. Some people are foodies, some people create niche sites specifically to make money, others are trying to grow tribes, and others want to make courses to teach people how to do things – and it’s all unique to them.
1. The Biz Chix Podcast
I’m such a huge fan of this podcast, the creator, Natalie Eckdahl, features stories of female entrepreneurs and women in business who are at various points of their journey! The people she interviews share their work-life balance, productivity tips, where they’re at in their business, how they got there, and how to reach the next level. Natalie is a source of such wisdom and helps people focus on their goals – I especially love her “On Air Coaching” calls because I can connect with issues other entrepreneurs have (you will too!). Once you fall in love with her podcast, join her Facebook group to connect with other likeminded women!
2. Being Boss
Each episode of Being Boss is about making things happen in your business, with topics ranging from client management, creativity, productivity, being authentic, and getting your income under control. I especially loved the episode interviewing Marie Forleo on productivity and intuition. Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon run the Being Boss podcast and are super knowledgable ladies who are all about the hustle! Check out their Facebook group too!
3. The How They Blog Podcast
This podcast is super inspiring at any point in your blogging journey – if you’re just starting or a bit of a “senior”, like myself! Kat Lee focuses on how to blog to make a difference, how to push your blog to the next level, and how to stay authentic to your true voice. The episodes are super focused on various topics, so it’s easy to scroll through to find one that will resonate with you!
4. Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
I love this podcast because I’m a marketing nerd – I love it. I swear. Amy Porterfield is a digital marketing whiz, who can easily tell you step-by-step on how to create a successful launch of your next product, how to target Facebook ads, creating a Profitable 5-day challenge, how to deliver value in your next course, and on, and on, and on. She is a cornucopia of knowledge when it comes to online marketing, and she relays it in an easy to understand way!
5. Profit. Power. Pursuit.
This podcast is by Tara Gentile, and it’s something I’m easing into because it’s not a straightforward podcast that gives you instructions on marketing or Facebook groups, it’s not simply interviewing people to see how much money they make – nope, it goes deeper than that. Tara is all about small business strategy, positive mindset, and she’s also the creator of Quiet Power Strategy. This is a good one. Listen to it.
6. Seth Godin’s Startup School
This podcast may or may not blow your mind. It blew my mind. Seth Godin is what they call a thought leader in the marketing and business world. This podcast is a series of live recordings, where Seth guides thirty entrepreneurs through a workshop on exploring how they can build and run their dream business. If you’re looking to make money through entrepreneurship – give this a listen.
7. The Lively Show
Jess Lively podcasts about MORE than just blogging and online entrepreneurship, if you’re unfamiliar with her, check out her website! Jess is about living with intention and creating focus in all parts of your life. This podcast is wonderfully positive and designed to uplift the everyday.
Do you listen to podcasts? What are YOUR favourite podcasts? I would love to find some new ones!