I like listening to podcasts when walking outdoors, or to make my time indoors on the treadmill not seem so long. (Ever notice that time seems to slow drastically when you’re using a piece of exercise equipment?) I also use podcasts to help pass the time when traveling by air.
While some listen to these forms of media for entertainment, I prefer podcasts that help me grow either personally or professionally. I like knowing that I’m using my time to hone current skills, build new ones, or learn more about a topic that can help me improve as a person, business owner, or writer.
There are even some podcasts that are geared specifically toward solopreneurs. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in listening to, here are five to consider adding to your library or list.
The Solopreneur Hour Podcast
Michael O’Neal is the host of the Solopreneur Hour podcast and has 15 years of experience as a “designer and branding guy,” but now provides services as a social media and podcast consultant. He also coaches solopreneurs, both one-on-one and in his mastermind group. (If you want just one session with him, he can do that too.) O’Neal views solopreneurship as “a holistic approach of brand, messaging, platform, and execution.”
The Solopreneur Hour podcast often includes interviews with guests who provide insight into or offer tips about areas of interest to many one-person business owners. For instance, O’Neal and his guests have covered topics such as how to close sales, ways to create passive income, tax-saving tips, and proper outsourcing techniques.
Each episode of the Solopreneur Hour podcast is roughly one hour in length, and you can listen via numerous methods—some of which include iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher.
The Solopreneur Movement Podcast
Dr. Bruce Lund hosts The Solopreneur Movement podcast, providing tips and tricks for one-person business owners and operators. Dr. Lund trains both salespeople and managers via his “90-Day Sales” coaching program. He specializes in certain industries, namely real estate, mortgage, financial, insurance, and accounting.
With a background in sales, many of the episodes in this podcast series are geared toward these topics. For instance, they talk about how to handle objections, ways to get out of your own head, video marketing tips, and an explanation of the funnel concept.
The individual episodes of The Solopreneur Movement Podcast are generally 8 to 15 minutes long, making it easy to take in one when you have limited time or string a bunch together to learn a variety of skills in one sitting. You can catch this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and Stitcher.
Solopreneur Grind Podcast
Josh Schachnow hosts the Solopreneur Grind podcast. In his “day job,” Schachnow operates an immigration tech and law firm. At night, he interviews successful solopreneurs to help other solo business owners build and grow their companies. Schachnow prides himself on “calling it how I see it” and being as honest and as genuine as possible.
Guests on the Solopreneur Grind share advice about how to buy and sell online businesses, the importance of media, ways to crush copywriting, what it takes to build an authentic following and win at marketing, and more. The episodes are generally 45 to 55 minutes long and available on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, PodBean, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Pocket Casts.
Solopreneur Life Podcast
Kathryn Aragon hosts the Solopreneur Life podcast, which is “dedicated to solopreneurs and freelancers who are ready to build a business they love.” After several business launch attempts, Aragon realized that solo business owners weren’t receiving the information they needed to be successful. Thus, this podcast was born.
The Solopreneur Life talks about how to regroup after a bad day, ways to stand up to naysayers, and tips for growing your business with content marketing. Some episodes feature guests, such as episode #31 with Rebecca Wiener McGregor about how to transform yourself and episode #23 with the owner of RYT Art, who shares how to turn your passion into a seven-figure business.
The length of each episode varies from 20 to 60 minutes, and you can subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon Music, Stitcher, TuneIn, and more.
The Solopreneur Hustle Podcast
Nia Lewis hosts The Solopreneur Hustle podcast, which is designed specifically for female solopreneurs. (You get a clear sense of this from the pink home page with faint background images of women in professional settings.) The goal of this podcast is “connecting powerful women, to go further together” so they can “earn more, while working less.”
Topics covered in The Solopreneur Hustle include how to overcome solopreneur loneliness, instant confidence boosters, ways to maximize your revenue, and strategies for creating more freedom in your business. Some episodes include interviews with guests, such as ones titled “How to Build an Empire in the Trucking Industry w/Michelle Bryant” (episode 134) and “Take the Hustle Out of Marketing Using Pinterest w/Tami Abonga” (episode 127).
Each episode is 20-30 minutes in length, making it a good choice if you’re looking for something a bit shorter. You can listen to this podcast on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Podchaser, Deezer, Castro, and several others.
Try one of these solopreneur podcasts or try them all. They can each help you develop your skills as a one-person business owner, while also providing insight into the strategies others have used to achieve increased levels of solopreneurial success.short url: