5 Ecommerce Podcasts Every Store Owner Should Listen To
Podcasts are the wave. They are an innovative and simple way to gather or disseminate information. As an up and coming ecommerce site owner, podcasts are a great resource to have. They generally feature experts and contain interviews that shed light on vital information that you may not have considered.
Blogs and books are fantastic, but you can’t exactly read while you’re driving, walking, or doing some other mobile task that requires you to keep your eyes ahead of you. Podcasts are convenient in the sense that you can listen to them almost anywhere and they require hardly any interaction on your part―all you have to do is listen. Podcasts build upon the innovation of radio stations, but while radios are selective, podcasts are not. They’re great but anybody, and I do mean anybody, can have a podcast so long as they have a computer, a mic, and digital editing software. This is where it would be great to have a filter for those low quality and inefficient podcasts out there―doing it yourself could take a while.
Luckily, to save you the trouble, I’ve put together a list of ecommerce podcast every store owner should listen to.
This show is hosted by Andrew Youderian. Youderian has successfully built and sold several ecommerce stores. He does have a background in investment banking, which may have helped him, but on his show he shares some tips that will help your business get to the next level. He interviews various experts in the field about their experience and advice in regards to growing your business. The advice is completely relatable and the tips Youderian and his featured guests offer are totally attainable. You can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or their website.
Many people tend to have unrealistic expectations when it comes to operating an ecommerce store. Most people expect to hit the ground running and are stumped when they slip on a banana peel. Luckily, host Steve Chou is here to shed some light on the topic. Chou tends to bring in owners of small ecommerce stores to elaborate on what might be necessary for building an ecommerce site. Chou’s show is great because it doesn’t ignore the small businesses. Some podcasts assume that all of their listeners have already arrived, but Chou is always thinking about the little guy. You can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or their website.
We live in a plane of existence that has deprived us of our own personal spiritual leader. Sucks, right? But have no fear the Fizzle Show is here to save the day. They tout themselves as a spiritual leader for indie entrepreneurs. They put out podcasts week by week which is supposed to enable you to better make progress on a smaller scale. This show is great for new owners and you can listen on iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or their website.
In case I failed to mention it, owning and operating an ecommerce store is a struggle. This is true for any business, but it seems to be even truer for ecommerce stores. Most of us want to quit our jobs so that we can focus on building our brand, but that’s not totally feasible yet for some. That’s where this podcast comes in. It’s very unique because it doesn’t focus solely on building a business. It also provides insight on building your income in general so that in the event of a rainy day, you’ve got an umbrella in your back pocket. That knowledge will come in handy as you juggle building a store while maintaining sustainability in your personal life. You can listen to this podcast on their website or iTunes.
This podcast is hosted by Andrew Warner, who built a successful internet business when he was younger. Warner’s podcast is fairly new, but it’s interesting because he’s good at digging deeper for the answers to his questions. A lot of podcast hosts, not just the ones featured here, will take the easiest answer if it sounds good enough, but not Warner. Known for his “bulldogging” method, you’re sure to get the best answers to all of your questions on this podcast. You can listen on their website.
Don’t be fooled, there are many more podcasts out there to check out. These podcasts are just the tip of the iceberg, great for beginning listeners, and here to wet your whistle. Sometimes you’ll find each of these podcasts making recommendations for other podcasts so you can further your research. You can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. Happy listening.