Do you want to learn how to start a blog? Have you been blogging a little while, but you’re not getting the traffic that you were hoping for?
Need some tips and trick from people who have already made it? There is so much to learn about SEO, Pinterest, email lists, affiliate marketing, Instagram strategy, Tailwind and how to actual make money and turn your blog into a profitable business.
If you are looking to improve your blogging strategy quickly and easily, then the best free resources out there to learn new information and proven methods for success is podcasts.
Most podcasts are free to listen to and can be quickly downloaded onto whatever mobile device you have using Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud etc.
Podcasts are single handedly the number one source for me when it comes to learning new information about blogging techniques.
These are the top five podcasts that I have been listening to religiously over the last few months – these guys are going to tell you everything YOU want to know about:
- How to start a blog for free
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Pinterest strategy
- WordPress plugins
- Google Analytics
- Display advertising
- Affiliate marketing
- Building an email list
- How many blogposts you should be publishing
- How to network with other bloggers
- How to boost traffic to your website
- How to be consistent with your blog
- and so, SO much more!
If you’re a beginner blogger looking to learn how to turn your blog into a business fast, then these are the five podcasts that you need to listen to every week!
For more information and tips on how to start a successful, money making blog, check out 6 Resources That Every Blogger Needs For Success.
5 Podcasts New Bloggers Need To Listen To
THE BLOG MILLIONAIRE
This was the first ‘blogging’ podcast that I started listening to when I launched my website back in August 2019. It’s no wonder this podcast was the first result that appeared when I typed the word ‘blog’ in the search bar of Apple Podcasts!
The Blog Millionaire is hosted by Brandon Gaille who managed to grow his blog from zero to two million monthly visitors in just three years. Since then, Brandon has been featured in publications such as Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur Magazine and The New York Times.
He covers topics such as Pinterest and social media growth strategies, how to write quality blog posts in less time, how to choose the perfect blog post title, affiliate marketing, AdSense, sponsorships, brainstorming, email marketing, how to get backlinks, advertising, keyword research and so much more!
With most episodes running no longer than ten minutes, the information is to the point, easy to digest and simple to put into practice. I can honestly say that without having listened to every episode of The Blog Millionaire (some multiple times) I would not be where I am today with my own website and I might have given up hope before I realised that blogging success is possible if you just practice the right habits and strategies.
BLOGGING YOUR PASSION
Blogging Your Passion is another excellent source of information for new bloggers, hosted by expert Jonathan Milligan. The podcast is packed full of useful tips on strategic topics as mentioned above such as Pinterest, Facebook, affiliate marketing, email marketing etc, but also more in depth information around time management, content planning, how to create digital products that people actually want to buy, how to free up more time and tools you can use to make your blog a success from the very beginning.
Jonathan Milligan’s story is one that will resonate with many of us: he was stuck in the 9-5 day job that wasn’t making him happy, and he spent many years building his online following till he could take it full time. Having started his first blog back in 2009, he now receives over a million monthly views to Blogging Your Passion.
If you’re looking for short, snappy and quick bursts of information and advice for your blog then you’re going to love Blogging Your Passion!
THE DAILY BOOST
The Daily Boost, hosted by Scott Smith is possibly the most uplifting and inspirational podcast I have ever been lucky enough to listen to!
While not specifically aimed at bloggers, The Daily Boost contains a tonne of information and ideas for managing your time, setting goals, staying motivated, avoiding procrastination, balancing your workload and so many more skills that are crucial if you want to go a long way in any type of business.
Scott is an absolute bundle of energy and it’s impossible not to feel elevated and invigorated to take the reins on your own success and happiness when listening to what he has to say!
Scott uses personal stories about his own life to demonstrate how the tips and practices he preaches really do work! Listening to his show really does give me a daily boost of inspiration and I am confident that his show will do the same for you no matter what type of project you are working on!
DON’T KEEP YOUR DAY JOB
Don’t Keep Your Day job by Cathy Heller is featured in the number one spot in 2019 for “Get Motivated” podcasts on Apple Podcasts, and there is no mystery as to why!
Don’t Keep Your Day Job is another show that isn’t specifically made with bloggers in mind, instead focusing on tips and motivational case studies of people who have built businesses and made their dreams come true in a wide range of different industries.
Whether it’s baking, sewing, podcasting, art, music or blogging, Cathy will give you the push you need every week to never give up on your dreams of becoming your own boss and encourage you to “let your colours shine”!
Cathy receives an average of 180,000 monthly listeners and has interviewed an array of seriously inspiring entrepreneurs around the world including Gabrielle Bernstein, Jadah Sellner, Ramit Sethi and so many more!
If you want to learn how to overcome imposter syndrome, keep your momentum going even when times feel hard, push through no matter what the people around you might be saying and how to face your biggest fears when it comes to growing your business, then Don’t Keep Your Day Job is the number one place to listen to inspirational business content!
THE MATTIE JAMES SHOW
Last but certainly not least, The Mattie James Show is the most recent addition to my podcasts library and I can’t believe I didn’t find this one sooner!
Mattie talks about a range of different strategies that you will need to master in order to grow you blog. What I love about Mattie is that while she addresses some of the more common topics such as SEO, email marketing and sales, she also touches on some of the more forgotten about topics that are still equally as important.
Some of the best advice I have received around photography, graphics creation, how to contact other content creators, how to get brands to notice you and so much more has come directly from The Mattie James Show.
Mattie has been blogging since 2008, and has been full time since 2015 so you won’t find many other women with much more experience and wisdom in the subject of growing your blog and social media profiles than this lovely lady!
It’s so inspiring to listen to other women who are truly ‘killing it’, so if you’re on the lookout for some badass blogging tips from a badass woman, then Mattie James certainly has you covered!
To Finish Off…
I really hope that you take the time to listen to some of these incredible podcasts and that you can gain some new knowledge around how to grow and improve your own blog!
If you have any other podcast recommendations for bloggers then please let me know in the comments below!
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