Podcasts are a dream if you’re looking for something to listen to on your morning commute to work. They’re quick to download, available offline and relaxing to listen to. Most of us don’t take full advantage of the podcast feature on our phones, but there are so many hidden gems that you can’t ignore it anymore!
For the freelancer, a podcast can help educate and train your mind to learn business terms, techniques, tips and tricks. Listening to people who have made it in the business world can inspire you to go the extra mile and do more for your business – which can mean the difference between success and failure.
This is a recommended podcast for entrepreneurs and start-ups. The show is hosted by Kevin Rose, co-founder of Revision 3, Digg, Pownce and Milk. The podcast is a perfect way to get inspired to run your business to the best of your ability.
John Lee Dumas’ Entrepreneur on Fire
Airing seven days a week, this podcast is perfect to listen to during your commute. It’s aimed at young entrepreneurs who need a fresh look on business and tells stories of experienced entrepreneurs who discovered how they needed to take their business to the next level. Hosted (obviously) by John Lee Dumas.
Online Marketing Made Easy
The tips in this podcasts are mainly focused on visual marketing, but they are applicable to all small business owners and freelancers. Hosted by Amy Porterfield, a social media strategy consultant who also produces webinars and blog content.
A great podcast for people trying to get more sales and see results on their online activity.
Okay, we may have cheated a little. You caught us. 33 Voices isn’t actually a podcast but a video series on Youtube. BUT all you need to do is download the video and voila! A portable podcast at your fingertips.
We had to include 33 Voices, because it’s such a great idea and works really well. If you head to their website you’ll see tonnes of different interviews with entrepreneurs, all talking about a subject their passionate about. Their website also offers a series of essays and presentations.
Actionable Books is a slightly different kind of podcast, which is why we’ve included it. Instead of using entrepreneurs to offer advice and tips, this podcast bridges the gap between finishing education and entering the business world.
In schools there is a very limited access to information about becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business. This podcasts helps people entering the business industry understand a little more about it.
The Rise to the Top
This podcast is hosted by David Siteman Garland, and is aimed at “mediapreneurs”. The podcasts are focused on providing advice about making a good sum of money by using revenue with online products and programmes.
The Struggling Entrepreneur
Although currently taking a break from the podcast to resolve malware problems, The Struggling Entrepreneur helps young entrepreneurs who are facing issues and struggling to overcome them. The podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs who have faced similar issues, and tells the stories of how they succeeded. These podcasts are great if you need an inspirational boost every now and again.
Startup Nation was founded by Rich and Jedd Sloan, also known as The Sloan Brothers. Both brothers are entrepreneurs and company creators, with experience in entrepreneurship. The show offers insights into the world of small business and what you might come to expect. Shows are twice a month, so although you may have to wait, the great advice is definitely worth it.
Have you got a favourite podcast you listen to in the car? Are you planning on listening to one of the above? Leave us a comment in the section below!