” Learning and innovation go hand in hand, the arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. ”

– William Pollard

As a blogger, you spend so much time researching, writing and growing your readership that it can be hard to find the time to learn new things. But, the top bloggers are where they are precise because they’re constantly learning, working smarter, picking up hacks and using the latest tools. Perhaps most importantly, they’re learning from the experience of others. As Itzik Levy, the CEO of vCita once said: “You need to be able to compete with other freelancers in the market, the best way to do that is to improve your productivity and learn more“.

For this post, I reached out to top bloggers and asked them what their favorite podcasts are and why. 

Here’s a list of favorite podcasts recommended by top bloggers: 

ELISE GETS CRAFTY

Elsie Blaha the creator of elisejoy.com and creative director of Elise Gets Crafty put together a podcast. The main topics that the podcast talks about it anywhere from a creative perspective that small business-oriented with motivational characteristics. Every week the podcast is live there is always a new guest on her show. Most of the time her guests are authors, business owners, designers and everything in between. The tone of voice in this podcast is very soothing, it’s more like listening to a very interesting conversation. This way learning can be fun

Elsie Blaha the creator of elisejoy.com
Elsie Blaha

THE LIVELY SHOW

This podcast was one of my favorites, the lively show is hosted by jess and creator of jesslively.com. The main topics of discussion were related to relationships, blogging, development, wellness, careers and personal growth. Like most podcasts, there is always a handful of guests, however, on this show, I found some of the most inspiring people. 

Jess Lively
Jess Lively

The Lively show always is ahead of the game, their questions are very well though-out and the host Jess makes sure to get her guest to share all the specific details about how they became successful. Jess dedicates a lot of time in researching her guests so that she can share as much information on successes as possible. This factor is something that makes listening come back.

AFTER THE JUMP

Grace Bonney the creator of designsponge.com and host of After The Jump is a multi-talented creative! The guest that air on her show is mostly people from creative communities such as designers and small store owners. Grace is dedicated to exploring the bigger issues within the creative community. Focussing on the hardships and challenges of being creative but also discussing business strategies. One of my favorite parts about her podcasts is that both she and her guests are so open with discussing the struggles and pressure that creative job holders have. Worth a listen! 

Grace Bonney
Grace Bonney

KATE’S TAKE: THE ENTREPRENEUR ON FIRE AUDIO BLOG

This podcast is aired twice a week and gives a behind the scene viewpoint from two entrepreneurs who run a 7 figure business. The Entrepreneur on Fire podcast is perfect for small business owners, designers, bloggers, and shop owners. The main point of this podcast is to help everyday people start the business they have always wanted to, but never knew how. I love the fact that there are actual steps that are provided by professionals who have made it big! 

John Lee Duma
John Lee Duma

ANN HANDLEY: CONTENT MARKETER SPEAKER

“It has to be the Marketing Smarts podcast, published by MarketingProfs. Naming it might be considered self-serving except for that I have nothing to do with it — it’s managed, produced and hosted by the awesome Kerry O’Shea Gorgone. Kerry has an easy, conversational style that puts her guests at ease. Every week is different, but it’s always a fascinating conversation about marketing, with an extra dose of smarts! 

Ann Handley
Ann Handley

One of my favorites was an interview she did with Bar Rescue’s John Taffer, it’s an insightful conversation about how every customer touchpoint is a kind of marketing. I completely agree with him when he says, ‘we don’t market; we create customer experiences”.

DONNA MORITZ: SOICAL MEDIA STRATEGIST:

I listen to several podcasts religiously but to narrow it down my favourite, it would have to be Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy podcast. Amy flips the lid on her business and shares what is working and not working with digital marketing and social media. She shares how to make sales online through lead generation and list building, how to attract raving fans with your content and how to launch and promote webinars and online programs. 

Donna Moritz
Donna Moritz

Amy breaks it all down into an easy to follow format – complete with cheat sheets and downloads to use after the show. Listening to her podcast has made me money! I never miss an episode, and I can often be found with Amy’s wisdom playing in my headphones while walking on the beach!

SUE ANNE DUNLEVIE: BLOGGING COACH:

“One of the best podcasts I listen to is Tara Gentile’s “Profit. Power. Pursuit.“. She has wonderful guests, like Michael Port, Danielle Laporte and Laura Roeder, to name a few. Plus, Tara is brilliant at marketing – I also belong to The Lab, her one-stop-shop for business-building resources, community, and quick feedback.”https://wisestamp email signature example

Sue Anne Dunlevie, Blogging Coach :
Sue Anne Dunlevie

ROBERT TYSON, EDITOR OF THE TYSON REPORT

I listen to lots of podcasts but the one I always keep coming back to is Rob Walling and Mike Taber’s Startups For The Rest Of Us. The guys always tackle useful topics, keep the show moving along at a lick. It’s good advice from people who are actually doing it, and I like hearing how their businesses are progressing at the start of every show too.

Rob Walling
Rob Walling
Mike Taber's
Mike Taber

Final Thoughts

I hope that this list will encourage you to check out some of these amazing podcasts, I think they can really impact your business for the better. Podcasts are an amazing way to stay connected with your fellow competitors. I’m sure there are many more inspirational podcasts for bloggers out there, If you feel that I have missed out on one please comment down below. Cheers!!

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