As an entrepreneur, you receive a barrage of business advice from different quarters – friends, family, investors, and of course, the internet. The problem with an information load is that it’s near impossible to separate good advice from the bad. And as someone juggling multiple roles in a day while chasing growth, you don’t have the time or the patience to filter through the dense forests of insight.
This is where podcasts come in. In 2018 alone, 51% of the US population listened to a podcast and a total of 18 million episodes have been created to date by 660,000 unique channels. 69% of the US population were tuning in to podcasts in 2019. This number is estimated to hit a whopping 74% in 2020.
Short and sweet and brimming with expert interviews, creative content, and interesting conversations, they are much more convenient than reading a blog. Some focus on boosting sales and improving marketing efforts while others on the intricate nature of the e-commerce industry. Read through the following 10 podcasts that will inspire you to do more for your e-commerce business.
The host Andrew Warner ran an eCommerce business in the early 2000s when the idea itself was in its infancy. The business ended up doing USD 30 million in revenue every year. He has taken the lessons that business taught him and turned it into a successful podcast. To date, he has interviewed at least 1000 successful entrepreneurs like Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Neil Patel (Quick Sprout), and Tim Ferriss (The Four Hour Work Week). He talks about everything under the sun from using tech to sell products, funneling sales, community building and boosting growth.
Andrew Youderian may be young but he’s already built two dropshipping businesses that have garnered $1 million in sales. He gives listeners actionable advice on scaling an eCommerce business. He has interviewed Eric Bandholz (BeardBrand) on niche markets and Jason Goldberg (Razorfish) on the advancement of customer recognition technology in the industry. Andrew’s expert commentary on upcoming trends in the eCommerce world makes him an invaluable resource to entrepreneurs.
Felix Thea’s frank and honest manner draws listeners in. In a world of content full of fluff, he tells it like it is. He regularly hosts episodes dedicated to weighing the pros and cons of various eCommerce strategies and tactics. His knowledge and insight will save you from falling into money traps and bad advice. He is an established Shopify entrepreneur who delves into niche businesses with Kwaku Nornoo who owns a pug memorabilia store or talks about selling digital products online with Eric Miller, owner of UX Kits. His fresh take on marketing and digital sales breathe new life into already hashed topics.
When Steve Chou’s wife was pregnant with their first child and decided to quit her job, their online business called Bumblebee Linens, came into existence. Within a year, their business made more than $100,000, catapulting them into success.
Insightful interviews with successful entrepreneurs, detailing their business journey during the growth years and advice about increasing online traffic and sales are littered throughout their podcasts. The podcasts also help grow your eCommerce business without stressing about it too much. That is, wisdom and action combined together to prove to be the perfect recipe for scaling your online business. With over 200 podcasts to listen to, find your inspiration by listening to some words of wisdom from eCommerce stalwarts.
Entrepreneur on Fire
With an episode every day, John Lee Dumas’ podcast is a treasure trove of over a 1000 episodes that give listeners insights into the rapidly changing landscape of the eCommerce industry. He focuses on failures as much as successes, because he believes in sharing knowledge that lead to growth is necessary. He regularly talks about SEO, Google webpage rankings, and the need to work smarter, not harder.
Kurt Elster, the host of The Unofficial Shopify Podcast, holds a frank discussion on the eCommerce industry. From ways to develop a successful growth strategy to increasing and retaining your customer base, this podcast arms you with clever tactics and strategy to help you grow your eCommerce business.
Ecommerce industry leaders Travis Marziani and Terry Lin offer amazingly niche ideas to grow your eCommerce business. And not just ideas, they give practical and actionable advice and tips for taking that plan forward towards growth successfully. Their banter and peppy energy are the reasons they dominate the eCommerce podcast game.
Pat Flynn strikes the perfect balance between inspiration and instruction. He helps you connect with the content of his podcast by making his knowledge, advice, and teachings easy to follow and implement. With over 300 episodes, he boasts some amazing tips and tricks on SEO, social media marketing, and building a loyal customer community.
Hosted by Austin Brawner and Chad Vanags, this podcast focuses on marketing and branding as tools to improve your business standing in the online world. The clear, concise and in-depth nature of these podcasts delivers a complete package of strategies, training, and management to help your business grow. They discuss everything from marketing strategies, conversion rates, growth, and Google Adwords.
Kevin wild, owner of Fat Rich Wild, runs this hugely successful podcast. Though new to the podcast game, his expertise and ability allow him to dive deep into topics very relevant to modern entrepreneurs. His episodes on mobile eCommerce, social media branding, and rebranding a company offer valuable insights on a multitude of topics that affect a business.
Podcasts are a great resource for entrepreneurs on the go. They are easy and comfortable and can be accessed from anywhere. Most importantly, they are a great way to stay abreast of the current eCommerce climate and get some killer tricks of the trade for growing your business.