I’ve only really discovered podcasts in the last few months.
I’d had a few people telling me that I should start listening to them, but in all honesty, I can struggle to pay attention when there’s nothing visual to go with it.
But when Vix Meldrew started up her own podcast last year, I decided to give it a listen and see what it was like.
And I ended up hooked!
Not only are podcasts full of useful information that I wish I’d known years ago, but I actually find them really relaxing to listen to.
Most of them are just like having a conversation with your best friend over coffee, and I’ve noticed that my motivation skyrockets after listening to them.
Plus unlike reading blog posts, you can listen to podcasts while doing lots of other tasks.
I’ve actually started to listen to podcast episodes while doing the housework; not only does this make a pretty boring task (slightly!) more enjoyable, but it makes it easier to pay attention to what’s being said and actually remember the information in the episodes.
I can answer any question you throw at me about Harry Potter, but the number of times I walk into a room and forget what I came in for is ridiculous!
This is the podcast that originally got me into listening to them, and I can’t recommend it enough!
The podcast is an extension of her weekly mailing list and resource store and covers a lot of useful information in a lot more detail.
There are episodes on subjects like discovering your niche, writing an amazing about me page and identifying your ideal readers.
Plus her sense of humour is amazing and I always end up chuckling to myself while listening to her episodes, although that’s not always best when I’m on the train into uni; it seems to end in me getting funny looks from the person sitting next to me!
The Independent Girl Collective
This podcast was originally known as Easy as VAT and is run by the lovely Julia Day.
One of the main things that held me back when I was debating if you become self-employed was fear. Fear of taxes, self-assessment and all the other aspects of running a business that I know nothing about.
But Julia’s podcast covers all those topics and makes them seem a hell of a lot less scary!
She also has some amazing and inspirational interviews with other female entrepreneurs, which I love listening to.
I’ve learnt so much from this podcast and I honestly don’t think I’d be as far on in my self-employment journey if it wasn’t for Julia.
Not just her podcast, but her amazing blog and resources have been a huge help too!
Boss It Blog It Radio
I’ve been a fan of Holly’s for a while, so when I found out she had a podcast I had to subscribe.
I was a bit late to the party (aren’t I always) and I ended up binge-listening to all her episodes in one day!
She covers so many different subjects and as someone with low self-confidence and a fear of putting myself out there, I found her episodes so helpful.
She covers topics such as growing blog traffic, SEO (the bane of my life!) and creating a weekly routine.
I’ve picked up some really good tips from this podcast, and I’d defiantly recommend subscribing if you haven’t already.
The Influencer Podcast
This podcast covers so many different topics, all around becoming a successful influencer/blogger.
Now it’s no secret that I hate the term influencer (it makes me cringe!) but the information in Julie’s episodes are so helpful.
She has some great episodes on pitching, which is something I still really struggle with; no matter how many pitches I send I still end up having meltdowns afterwards!
There are also episodes on social media, launching your own products, PR and even failure – which is something I think we need to speak about more often.
The Take Imperfect Action Podcast
Alison has only just launched this podcast, but as I already loved her blog I knew there was a good chance I’d love her podcast too.
I wasn’t wrong!
Alison is so bubbly, funny and relatable; especially in her latest episode where she talked about feeling scattered because she has too many ideas.
That’s literally my life right now with all the Pinterest related content and courses I’m looking to launch.
Again her episodes are aimed at running your own blog and business (can you see a theme here) and I have a whole section in my notebook full of her tips and ideas she’s helped me come up with!
Do you listen to podcasts? What are some of your favourites? I’m always looking for new ones to listen to so I’d love to know!