I don’t know about you, but I can’t actually work in silence. I must have some background noise. My noise of choice are podcasts. I listen to podcasts while exercising, working, writing, at the beach, and driving (south Florida traffic provides a lot of time to catch up on podcasts!)
Here is a list of my 10 favorite podcasts. These are all business related, but touch on all aspects of the business realm. And these are in no particular order.
I first came upon this podcast when I began working from home over two years ago. I was working from home and wasn’t organized and didn’t feel like I was being very productive in my home office so I turned to the internet to look for tips. Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo are very good at providing tips on creating home office hours, vacations, tools, and more.
If you work from home as a freelancer or telecommuter, I highly recommend this weekly podcast which updates every Friday.
This podcast is brought to you by Michael Stelzner who is the author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition. The podcast includes interviews from industry experts and success stories of using social media to grow business. I’ve found a lot of tips and strategies from listening and highly recommend it.
This is the podcast that turned me onto podcasting. As like the Home Work podcast listed above, this was one of the very first podcasts I came across. I needed a bit of entrepreneurial spirit and motivation and came across John Lee Dumas‘ podcast which features a daily interview with entrepreneurs. That’s right, a DAILY, podcast. What makes this podcast even more amazing is that I started with episode one and now John has a huge following and brings in over $200,000/mo from his podcast. I highly recommend attending one of his free webinars on podcasting called Podcasters’ Paradise. You can sign up for the free webinar, but the on-going Podcasters’ Paradise can be a bit expensive at first glance, but well worth the costs if you are looking to monetize your podcast.
This podcast does not always include business information, but it is my favorite money management podcast to listen to. Like most Americans that went to college, I’m swimming in student loan debt and have always had a goal of paying off all of my debt and being debt free. I actually run my business debt free as well. I recommend this podcast for anyone who is looking to follow a simple system to get out of debt.
This podcast comes from Dave Ramsey and includes interviews with top management leaders and business executives. Each episode includes a clip from Dave Ramsey speaking at a conference or EntreLeadership seminar. If you are looking for leadership and management style podcasts, then this one is for you.
These are two separate podcasts from Pat Flynn. The Smart Passive Income is the initial podcast which sparked the Ask Pat one which is just a quick daily question from listeners that Pat gives an answer to. Pretty self explanatory huh? The Smart Passive Income podcast includes interviews with top internet marketers that have created large passive incomes. What is a passive income? Basically, making money while you are sleeping or not working. But don’t let the name fool you, there is a lot of work that goes into it!
The SEO 101 podcast is hosted by Ross Dunn and John Carcutt who are two of the top people in the SEO world. This is a weekly podcast that summarizes the weeks top SEO news from algorithm updates, SEO spam, interviews with industry experts, and updates from search marketing conferences.
Amy Porterfield is the author if Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies and this podcast offers a lot of great step by step how to’s in social media. I really enjoy her Facebook marketing episodes because she breaks things down to an easy to follow step by step process. She also includes interviews from other social media experts and their proven ways of managing social media.
This podcast is hosted by Jay Baer and Jeff Rohrs. The interviews are with real world social media managers which is what I love the most about it. These interviews get into depth about specifics from the social media campaigns that they have ran in the past or are currently running. This helps spark strategies and ideas for social media campaigns that I manage.
This podcast from Nick Unsworth is very similar to Entrepreneur on Fire but includes more tactical information on how to succeed in living your life on fire and living out your passion. I love this podcast because it is a video and it breaks up the audio podcasts and gives me something to watch. There are a lot of interviews that are done at the entrepreneurs’ house, sort of like MTV Cribs style, and provides some additional motivation.