Listening to podcasts is one of my favorite things to do. We have so much time during the day where we could be learning at the same time as completing other important tasks. Think about how much time you spend in the car or waiting in the carpool line. What about when you are cleaning the house? This is the best way to spend that time.
I prefer to listen to my favorite podcasts when I exercise. Staying motivated during exercising has not been a strong point for me, but since I discovered these badass podcasts for women entrepreneurs, I find myself walking and jogging much further than ever before.
The best part about podcasts is that if you find the right ones, they are full of useful information that you can implement immediately. I credit a large portion of my business growth in 2016 to these 5 podcasts for women entrepreneurs.
I’ve also created a part 2 with 5 more podcasts for women entrepreneurs for you to check out next.
Without further ado…
#1 Being Boss
What is Being Boss? A podcast for creative entrepreneurs hosted by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon.
Why listen? Emily and Kathleen keep it real. You’ll notice in iTunes they have an “E” next to their show for “explicit content” which means they are as badass as they claim to be. These ladies give an honest look at what it takes to build an online business. There is no sugarcoating but there is a ton of action items to take from each episode. Tuesdays officially became the day that I get my longest workout in because I can’t stand to cut them off halfway through an episode!
When are new episodes released? Every Tuesday. Minisodes are released on Friday.
- Episode #64: Email Marketing Tips and Best Practices with Nathan Barry of Convertkit
- Episode #57: I Will Teach You to be Rich with Ramit Sethi
- Episode #50: Meet Edgar with Laura Roeder
#2 Brilliant Business Moms
What is Brilliant Business Moms? A podcast for mom entrepreneurs who want to build an online business while raising their families with Beth Anne Schwamberger and Sarah Korhnak (they are sisters!).
Why listen? It doesn’t get much more practical than this. Raising a family is hard but pair it with growing an online business and it almost seems impossible. Brilliant Business Moms takes you behind the scenes of dozens of successful mom entrepreneurs who have found success in business and motherhood.
When are new episodes released? New episodes are now being released once a month. However, there are more than 130 in the archives, all of which are worth listening to!
- Episode #134: Unlikely Business Strategies with Laurie Hise of Passionate Penny Pincher
- Episode #132: Brilliant Facebook Strategy with Maggie Frank-Hsu
- Episode #107: What’s the Deal with Assets and Depreciation?
#3 Boss Mom
What is Boss Mom? A podcast for women building their business while raising a family. Get the tools, tips, and support you need to make life a little bit easier. Hosted by Dana Malstaff and NJ Rongner.
Why listen? Dana is a very motivating speaker. She comes from a corporate background and offers practical advice on growing your business through a community. Boss Mom offers one of the best Facebook groups I’m part of.
When are new episodes released? New episodes are released on Thursdays. On Friday, Dana releases a special segment called “Nurture Your Business.”
- Episode 60: Nurture Your Business: The Death of the Newsletter (why you should stop and what you should do instead) with Dana
- Episode 57: Nurture Your Business: How to Rock Periscope & Feel Comfy on Film with Dana
- Episode 55: How to Find & Build Community with Dana & NJ
#4 The Get Paid Podcast
What is The Get Paid Podcast? A podcast that gives an honest look at running an online business by interviewing successful entrepreneurs and digging deep into how they make money online. Hosted by Claire Pelletreau.
Why listen? I am particularly obsessed with other bloggers who share their income reports online. It allows me to understand all the possible ways to make money. The Get Paid Podcast does the same thing but takes it a step further by having Claire ask the burning questions that all of us want to know.
When are new episodes released? New episodes are released on Tuesdays.
- Episode 27: Marketing Beyond Your List – Reaching New Eyeballs Week After Week
- Episode 24: 10+ Systems That’ll Streamline Your Business, Details and All
- Episode 21: Virtual Assistant Gwen Castleberry: Part-Time and Profitable
#5 Online Marketing Made Easy
What is Online Marketing Made Easy? A podcast for monetizing your online business through actionable marketing strategies. Hosted by Amy Porterfield.
Why listen? Amy has the type of online marketing experience that most people would swoon over. She frequently mentions her history with Tony Robbins and how she used the skills she learned from him to launch her own successful online business. Amy is an engaging speaker and is always my go-to reference to learn the greatest new marketing tricks out there.
When are new episodes released? New episodes are released on Thursdays.
- Episode 110: Beating Facebook’s Algorithm – and More Facebook Ad Tips
- Episode 107: How Do I Price My Online Course?
- Episode 93: Affiliate Marketing Success with Rachel Luna
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