If you’re not listening to podcasts as a creative entrepreneur, here’s a sign to get on it. Podcasts are great ways to learn new things and stay informed while on a long commute to work or while you’re cooking dinner. Here are 15 of the best podcasts for creative entrepreneurs whether you’re in grind or vacay mode!
Podcasts to Listen to When You Need to Get Sh*t Done
You know… the ones to pump you up and get you excited to smash your to-do list.
Created by two female boss babes Erika and Lindsey, Often Ambitious came from this idea that women should be soft, delicate, and definitely not ambitious. While sure – let’s break down those stereotypes, there’s also a reason why the podcast isn’t called Always Ambitious. Erika and Lindsey instead want to empower women with real stories of how, yes – we can be ambitious, but we aren’t always and that’s ok.
Erika has a background in digital marketing and network marketing while Lindsey has worked as a photographer contractor. So, especially for the creative entrepreneur with an interest in either of those areas, this podcast is for you.
The Goal Digger Podcast
If you’re in the blogosphere, you’ve definitely heard of Jenna Kutcher. She has a podcast too and it’s called The Goal Digger Podcast offering a live workshop style listening experience which is pretty unique to even some of the best podcasts for creative entrepreneurs.
With everything you can think to help with your small business growth, this podcast is sure to kick your booty into high gear. Plus, as if you need more convincing, it’s gotten over 9 million downloads and is one of iTunes’ Top 100 Podcasts.
The Influencer Podcast
Julie Soloman, creator of The Influencer Podcast has experience owning her own PR firm and has completely taken on the role of helping bloggers and influencers build their businesses. With trends changing all the time, this podcast is where you need to be to stay on top of what’s working in the world of social media and online influence.
She even does mini-episodes for when you want a push in the right direction but you don’t have a lot of time!
She’s Building Her Empire with Stacie Tuschl
Starting out as a weekly podcast, now She’s Building Her Empire with Stacie Tuschl provides tips and insights sometimes three times a week. From interviews with other super successful entrepreneurs to “Flash Fridays” offering quick, punchy content, this is one podcast to listen to no matter what mood you’re in.
With a real desire to help women become empresses in their own right, Stacie Tuschl doesn’t want you to hate the process of becoming your own boss. With sustainability in mind to have the business you want without sacrificing your family (and all the other ways it is to be a woman), one can say that this is a killer podcast worth checking out!
Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder
Lori Harder is the author of “A Tribe Called Bliss” and is all about nurturing connections and creating stronger relationships. As any entrepreneur knows, the people you surround yourself with makes all the difference, not only in your business but in your life.
On her podcast called Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder, she has Q&As, interviews, and idea-packed conversations that are sure to spark a fire and give you the push you might need.
If you’re a mom, this is the podcast to listen to. Mommy Millionaire was created by Cayla Craft who used to be an ER nurse, now earning millions of dollars as a lifestyle entrepreneur with her family in tow.
Running your own business is HARD. Top that off with a beautiful family and it can be even harder to figure out where your priorities should lie. On Mommy Millionaire, you’ll listen to episodes on how to work well with your partner, parenting tips, and just juggling being a mommy millionaire.
The Healthy Hustlers Podcasts
This one is for all the health nuts out there – because who said you can’t be healthy and hustle? Hosted by Madelyn Carafa, The Healthy Hustlers Podcast combines entrepreneurship with health and wellness for those who really care about making sure their business isn’t affecting their insides.
It’s a no-brainer to make sure we’re fueling up on the goods while being the boss babes we are and this podcast gives us the healthy pep talk that’s sometimes needed as we’re reaching for another cookie. Talking everything from pregnancy to social media, The Healthy Hustlers Podcast is a well-rounded approach to business.
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Podcasts to Listen to When You Need a Creative Spark
For writer’s block, inspiration block, and “wow, I just spent 30 minutes scrolling on Instagram” block.
The Jennifer Allwood Show
Jennifer Allwood is unique because she’s an artist in the literal sense who took her creative painting business to the next level by marketing herself online. That’s why when you need a spark of inspiration, look no further than The Jennifer Allwood Show for creative juju.
The podcast comes mostly in the form of coaching where Jennifer speaks directly to her audience but occasionally she’ll have guest appearances with interviews from other successful gurus. If you need a little pep in your step, you’re sure to find it there.
Don’t Keep Your Day Job
As the title suggests, this podcasts encourages listeners to pursue their passions, quit their day job, and start making money by doing what they actually want to be doing. Don’t Keep Your Day Job is hosted by Cathy Heller and she brings on new people every week and does an interview to give you all the best tips and tricks these successful entrepreneurs have to offer.
This is a good podcast to listen to if you want multiple perspectives (being mostly interview-based) and you’re looking to take the leap into a career that leaves you fulfilled and excited. What are you waiting for?!
Creative Pep Talk
If you’re a creative entrepreneur, this podcast was literally made for you. Creative Pep Talk is meant to help you on your way to creative success and the host, Andy J. Miller uses “ridiculous analogies, personal stories, and artist interviews” to help achieve that goal.
Who said creatives can’t also have successful businesses? So, if you’re the super artsy type but you also want to make money, this could be the pep talk you need in your life.
The Accidental Creative
So many of us are accidental creatives, am I right? Often it’s overlooked how creative you really need to be to run your own business, from solving problems on the fly and finding unique solutions to unique issues.
With twice-weekly tips and interviews, The Accidental Creative is a podcast to listen to on your way to a big meeting, in the middle of a big problem, or for when you don’t feel the creative fire.
Podcasts to Listen to When You Need a Break
Wind down with these good listens after a long day being the boss you are.
I know – you’re loving the sound of this already. Yes, Girl! was created by Essence magazine and is basically a podcast as if you’re chatting with the girls over martinis. These aspirational stories and even relationship tips are here to empower black women to speak their truth and be loved for it.
Hosted by Essence staffers Cori Murray and Yolanda Sangweni, you’ll want to grab a glass of wine and enter into these juicy conversations about celebs, influencers, being a mom, and just being fabulous in general. Because yes, girl – you got this!
Anna Faris is Unqualified
We all know Anna Faris. She’s a mega superstar! But according to her, she also gives “no-so-great relationship advice” in her podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified – and it’s hilarious!
Sometimes, celebrities can take themselves to seriously and in turn, we take the things they say too seriously. Not with Anna. She makes fun of herself in the most charming way and we’re totally here for it. Definitely a podcast to listen to when you just need a break from life.
Stupid Genius with Emma Chamberlain
If you’re ready for a good time, this is the podcast for you. Stupid Genius with Emma Chamberlain is a big ball of fun and you don’t know what she’ll say next. She answers questions (or tries to) like why onions make you cry and what she wore to Coachella this year.
Sure, sometimes we turn to podcasts for savvy business advice and interviews with our entrepreneurial idols. Other times we just want to hear someone ramble about something awesome. This one’s the latter.
Her Best F***ing Life Podcast
A little bit of inspo and a little bit of realness, Sarah Ordo is telling it how it is in Her Best F***ing Life. Hop in on these solid life chats and you’ll feel like you just had a refreshing girls night with a healthy dose of hard truths.
Talking everything from getting sober to cheating ex-boyfriends to living your best life on a budget, this is one of those podcasts where you won’t be taking notes but you’ll feel ready to live your own best life after listening.
Well, that’s it! That’s my list of the 15 essential podcasts for creative entrepreneurs! Did I miss one of your favorites or do you have a podcast of your own? Let me know in the comments!