Audio Inspiration: The Best Solopreneur Podcasts

Posted by on September 15, 2016 8:00 am

Solopreneur podcasts - the best of the best

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.

Remember that Phish lyric that was used for the theme of the TV show “Cheers”?

The verse ends with: You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

Those words capture a couple of the main problems that face many solopreneurs: It takes everything we have to be successful and we often work in isolation. There’s no friendly bar where we can get go and get savvy growth hacking advice from the guy or gal on the next bar stool.

Usually, the only thing connecting us to the rest of the world is an occasionally tenuous Internet connection.

Thankfully, there are plenty of resources out there, from books to YouTube videos and more. Podcasts targeted to the solopreneur or the Internet marketer in general, have become my go-to digital buddies. In fact, I begin my days with an hour-long walk and usually I have a solopreneur podcast cued up.

Solopreneur Podcasts Worth Your Time

While there are countless podcasts out there devoted to helping business owners do that thing they do – but do it better – not all of them are really worth your time. Some are produced for conventional business owners while others are ear candy for entrepreneurs hoping to become CEO of the next unicorn. You need to ensure that you’re listening to solopreneur podcasts tailored specifically for your needs.

Marketing School | Digital Marketing | Online Marketing

I think this is the newest entry in the game. Neil Patel and Eric Siu – both major players in the online marketing world – go back and forth sharing their favorite strategies for getting things done online…like selling stuff, building email lists, and driving traffic to websites. Unlike the others here, their podcast is only about 10 minutes long, but it’s not size that matters (I’ve been told) and this Podcast is gold. (Think they had SEO in mind when they came up with that title for their podcast…?) Check it out here.

The Solopreneur Hour – “Job Security … for the Unemployable”

Hosted by Michael O’Neal, this is one of the best solopreneur podcasts for anyone hoping to learn more about how to stand out, build a better business, and overcome the unique challenges that these professionals face. The show also avoids the conventional interview format. Instead, guests are considered cohosts, and the show takes the form of a casual conversation. You can subscribe to the show via the website here.

Solopreneur with Terri Trespicio

“Terri Trespicio is one of the millions of workers who choose to go at it alone. As a writer and lifestyle expert based in New York, she’s contributed to top magazines, including O, Marie Claire, Shape, Glamour and Prevention,” boasts the podcast’s homepage. Terri definitely has the chops to host this top-rated show produced by Grant Cardone, and she covers topics ranging from the future of work to how well known entrepreneurs and solopreneurs break through blocks that threaten their success. Tune in through the website here.

Working without Pants

This podcast focuses on solopreneurs who don’t live a traditional lifestyle, from creatives to travel-a-holics. Jake Jorgovan hosts, and questions his guests about not only how they achieved their successes, but how they found their path in the first place, the challenges they’ve faced, and more. You can tune in here.

Side Hustle Nation

Haven’t quite made the leap from the 9-5 to being a fulltime solopreneur? Then this podcast is for you. It’s completely dedicated to helping burgeoning solopreneurs learn the ropes and make the decisions they need in order to quit their day job and find success on their own terms. It’s also a 2016 Academy of Podcasters Awards finalist for Best Business Podcast. You can check it out here.


Andrew Warner gives us the gold standard for interviewing entrepreneurs. Occasionally his interview subject will have started as a solopreneur, but even when that’s not the case, there is usually good, actionable advice in the podcasts. Skip through Andrew’s commercials and his whining about how he thinks he could have done a better job. What I like about Andrew is that he’s not afraid to pursue the difficult questions. Get started on the Mixergy website.

There are plenty of other great solopreneur podcasts out there for you to tune into. They range from Breaking Down Your Business with Jill Salzman and Brad Farris to Entrepreneur on Fire and The Suitcase Entrepreneur. With the wealth of information, guidance and help that they offer, your road to success can be a bit easier to navigate.

Let’s check in with Phish one more time before we end this:

Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.

Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot.

Find a couple of solopreneur podcasts you enjoy. Take a break from your day…and make it a learning experience too.

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