One of my favorite ways to learn and grow as a blogger, content creator, influencer, or entrepreneur of any kind is through podcasts.
Podcasts are a great way to level up your knowledge for FREE. Plus, you can listen to them while doing menial tasks, like cleaning your home, making dinner, or en route to your next travel destination.
Ready to level up? Keep reading to learn about the best podcasts for bloggers, content creators, and influencers.
The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon
What better way to learn about influencer marketing than from a seasoned publicist like Julie Solomon!
In The Influencer Podcast, Solomon dives into the business side of influencer marketing, dropping free gems on how to be an influencer that gets hired – again and again.
Solomon chats with other industry experts about topics such as writing versus storytelling, growing your Instagram following, starting a podcast, and leaving your job to become a full-time creator.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to learn about the influencer biz from a pro publicist.
Side Hustle Pro with Nicaila Matthews Okome
Hosted by Nicaila Matthews Okome, Side Hustle Pro features stories and lessons from Black women entrepreneurs who have built profitable businesses from side hustles.
Matthews Okome also includes episodes about her journey as a former side hustler turned media mogul.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to build your side hustle into a full time biz.
Limitless Life™ with Melyssa Griffin
Melyssa Griffin was the first online business coach I followed before I started my blog. Her advice over the years has been invaluable, so I knew I had to include her on my list of the best podcasts for bloggers.
In recent years, Griffin’s programs pivoted to put a larger focus on helping business owners shed their limiting beliefs to help them unlock their potential.
On Limitless Life™, Griffin hosts fellow business owners and experts to chat about topics like burnout, mindset, change, creativity, roadblocks, and habits.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to work on your mindset and shedding limiting beliefs.
Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn
The way to transform a hobby blog into a business is through building multiple income streams. That’s where Pat Flynn comes in with the Smart Passive Income Podcast.
Flynn’s podcast will help you learn more about building passive income streams so that you can literally earn money while you’re sleeping.
The Smart Passive Income Podcast also includes tons of online marketing tips and tricks to help your passive income streams continuously grow.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to learn more about building passive income streams.
For more tips on how to make money blogging, check out my post about how Pinterest is perfect for boosting income streams.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
Learn the ins and outs of online marketing from Amy Porterfield and her guests on Online Marketing Made Easy.
No matter what you’re looking to learn about when it comes to online marketing, you’ll find the best tips on Porterfield’s podcast.
Past episodes have covered Facebook ads, email marketing, Instagram reels, online courses, affiliate marketing, TikTok, building a team, and building an audience online.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to learn more about how best to market your content and business.
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howe
Lewis Howe’s podcast, The School of Greatness, shares more than business and entrepreneurial tips.
This podcast also talks about how to excel at life, whether it be in your career, in your relationships, in your community, or within yourself.
What I love about Howe’s podcast is that he adds 5 minute mini episodes every Friday in addition to the longer episodes of around 1 hour.
So if you can’t commit to a full hour sometimes, you can still get your learning on with a quick 5 minute listening session.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to level up in all areas of life, not just your career.
BONUS: Howes films all of his podcast interviews and publishes clips on his YouTube channel.
The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher
One of the most popular podcasts for bloggers is The Goal Digger Podcast by Jenna Kutcher.
This well-rounded podcast includes tips on business, branding, marketing, and overall inspiration to keep you going. Recent episodes include tips on product launches, building an email list, taking time off from your business, and building a podcast.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to expand your blog into a business, but aren’t sure how.
Motivation with Brendon Burchard
Motivation with Brendon Burchard comes to us from one of the top performance and business coaches in the US, Brendon Burchard.
On his podcast, Burchard shares science-backed tips on how to become our best selves, whether it be overcoming fears, developing good habits and helpful routines, or leading with purpose.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to learn more about how to perform at your highest level.
The Jasmine Star Show
Jasmine Star is a former lawyer turned photographer, business strategist, and Instagram expert.
On The Jasmine Star Show, Star drops business strategy gems through coaching sessions and chats with other industry insiders.
Instagram is a frequent topic on her podcast, with recent episodes covering Reels, IG Live, how to take better photos for Instagram, and how to get rid of Instagram bots.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to dig in on Instagram.
I first learned about social media maven, Rachel Pederson, when she popped up on my TikTok For You page.
On Social Media Secrets, Pederson shares tips on how to grow a business through social media, as well as the skills to maintain it all, like copywriting, website maintenance, and building an email list..
She also hosts chats with industry experts that have earned impressive results for their business through social media, like 1 billion YouTube views, 1 million followers on Instagram, and 15 million views in a month on TikTok.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to learn more about all sides of social media marketing.
The Blogger Genius Podcast with Jillian Leslie
Who better to learn blogging tips from than a long-time, successful blogger, like Jillian Leslie.
Leslie is also the founder of MiloTree, a WordPress plugin that helps bloggers grow their social media following and email lists.To top it all off, Leslie has an MBA from Stanford.
With her Ivy League education and extensive experience, it’s probably no surprise that The Blogger Genius Podcast is packed with actionable tips and strategies to help you grow your blogging business and make that sweet, sweet money.
Listen to this podcast if: you want to grow your blog into a business this year!
The GaryVee Audio Experience
The GaryVee Audio Experience is the ultimate learning resource from vlogger, investor, and media CEO, Gary Vaynerchuk.
Vaynerchuk’s podcast includes off-the-cuff takes on timely online marketing campaigns, clips from his video series, interviews with industry experts, audio recordings of keynote speeches, and clips from podcasts Vaynerchuk has been featured on.
What I enjoy about Vaynerchuk’s podcast is his no-holds-barred style and tendency to swear; as in, no corporate fakeness or correctness here!
Listen to this podcast if: you want direct, actionable advice from a proven, successful entrepreneur.
What are your favorite podcasts for bloggers and content creators?
If you have a favorite podcast that has helped you as a blogger or content creator, let me know in the comments below.
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About the author
Meg Frost is a Boston-based travel blogger that helps people embrace technology to make vacation planning and traveling wicked easy, affordable, and fun.
She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami.
This post was originally published on October 18, 2020. It was last updated November 6, 2022.