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7 Business Podcasts Publishers Should Be Following

Growing your newsletter can be isolating. When you’re hustling hard to grow your email list, find sponsorships, and build a business, it can be easy to start to feel like you’re alone.

But, of course, once you lift your head away from the laptop and look around, you realize that hundreds of entrepreneurs have gone ahead of you. While you may face your own challenges, it can be comforting to know that you are not in fact alone in the lifestyle you are pursuing, and one of the easiest ways to remind yourself of that is through business podcasts.

Through their own reflection and interviews with successful entrepreneurs, the hosts of these seven business podcasts will not only make you feel less alone, but also provide tips and tricks to help you along your entrepreneurship journey.

Read on for our seven favorite business podcasts for publishers.

Smart Passive Income

Who Should Listen: Publishers who are interested in automating income streams for their business.

Why Listen:

Pat Flynn is one of the biggest proponents of the “make money while you sleep” lifestyle. His brand covers online courses, affiliate marketing, blogging, and email marketing. He also shares detailed income reports, of which affiliate income is a large part, on a monthly basis.

On the podcast, Pat interviews successful marketers and bloggers to learn from their business practices and sometimes shares his own insights along the way as well. With a focus on monetizing an online audience and especially passive income strategies, you may come away with new ideas to diversify your income.

Being Boss

Who Should Listen: Being Boss is focused on business strategies for creative entrepreneurs. While the two hosts and many of the guests are female, that doesn’t mean men can’t listen too.

Why Listen:

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, two successful independent business owners (a branding expert and web designer, respectively) set out to help other creative entrepreneurs with their podcast. While they generally focus on the practical, they also acknowledge the importance of soft skills and, yes, a little bit of magic, in getting a business off the ground.

Through interviews with all kinds of creative business owners, from bloggers, to cookbook writers, to candle makers, they provide business tips and insights that encourage listeners to “be boss.” Most importantly, though, is the tone: listening to Being Boss is like listening to a couple of old friends who just happen to talk business.

Profit Power Pursuit

Who Should Listen: Publishers looking for strategic and tactical insights into how to grow their business the right way.

Why Listen:

Tara Gentile, host of Profit Power Pursuit, is a business strategist, and her mind for strategy shines through in her podcast. Featuring interviews with authors, course creators, and business creators of all kinds, Tara digs into the strategy and tactics behind a successful business.

Pursuit with Purpose

Who Should Listen: Publishers and entrepreneurs interested in meaning, fulfillment, and purpose in their lives and businesses.

Why Listen:

Pursuit with purpose is a relatively new podcast hosted by list growth guru Melyssa Griffin. Melyssa started as a blogger, later blogging about blogging and selling courses on Pinterest marketing, social media, and list growth.

Now, she interviews successful authors and business owners on her podcast, including Gretchen Rubin, Marie Forleo, and Chris Guillebeau in the recent lineup. While they talk business, of course, she is more focused on finding fulfillment as an entrepreneur. If you’re looking for more meaning in your life and business, check out this business podcast.

Unemployable: Advice for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

Who Should Listen: Entrepreneurs who “could get a job if they wanted, but aren’t likely to take one.”

Why Listen:

Unemployable covers a variety of topics related to self-employment in conversations with writers and influencers who identify as unemployable. The podcast and accompanying email newsletter cover 7 areas: mindset, marketing, development, operations, support, finance and legal.

These areas create a platform that provides practical and tactical advice that entrepreneurs can apply to their own work. With the advice and insights from the interviews on the show, you’ll be able to take your business to the next level.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Who Should Listen: Publishers who are interested in understanding performance, both in business and in other areas, like sports and art, and are willing to invest some time in learning–episodes run up to 3 hours.

Why Listen:

The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the number one business podcast on iTunes, and has been selected as one of the best of iTunes for three years. Tim has been called “the Oprah of podcasts.” If you’re looking for a classic business podcast or a good starting point, this might be it.

Due to the length of the interviews—generally over an hour, and up to three hours—they tend to be raw and in-depth in a way that other podcasts just can’t be due to time constraints. While that may sound grating, it can also mean hearing a more relatable run-through of challenges that an entrepreneur made it through, giving you valuable encouragement from the other side.

The Digital Entrepreneur

Who Should Listen: If Tim Ferris is for those who have time to spare, the 30-minute Digital Entrepreneur podcast is for those who don’t want to waste a minute to get advice specific to selling digital goods and services.

Why Listen:

This business podcast is specifically focused on digital commerce, so the tips are catered to growing an online business, and the interviews are quick chats focusing on digital tips.

The shorter length also means that each interview is focused specifically around one lesson or area of focus, be it facebook marketing, guest blogging, google analytics, etc. That means you’re sure to get helpful, relevant tips once you hit play, and it’s easy to skip over the episodes that don’t interest you if you’re pressed for time.

Business Podcasts to Take You to the Next Level

If you’re a publisher trying to grow your business, these business podcasts can help take your brand to the next level. From list growth techniques to accounting practices to general business advice, there’s a lot of knowledge hidden in your favorite podcast app, as long as you know where to look.

Let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite business podcast or if you listen to any of the ones we love!

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