Starting an online business can be tough. Not only do you have to learn the ins and outs of running that type of business, but you are also going to get opinions from everyone on what you should and should not be doing.

When I first considered starting an online business, I was listening to a lot of podcasts about online business and how to start doing your passion. It was really these podcasts that kept me motivated in the long run to start an online business.

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Podcasts are great because many of them feature famous people and entrepreneurs who have been at the bottom and grew their legacies and businesses. You hear first hand from them their beginnings, their mindset, and their challenges.

So without further ado, let’s get into 5 great podcasts that will motivate you as you build your online business empire.

Why Not Now? by Amy Jo Martin

This is my first choice for a reason. This was the first podcast I ever listened to. Amy Jo Martin is wonderful as she really dives deep into the question “Why not now?”. She talks with entrepreneurs, success-minded people, and famous athletes about a time when they thought “why not now?” And took the plunge into creating a business or making a decision that allowed them live their life to the fullest.

Whenever I come across a decision that I am on the fence about, I have to take a step back and ask myself “why not now?” What is stopping me? What can I achieve if I just lay it on the line and do it?

Many times it is all about that first step out of your comfort zone. What is stopping you from starting your business? If you can’t answer this without giving some type of excuse, then you should consider just starting and seeing where it goes.

Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup

Being that this blog is about being fearless, I cannot talk about podcasts without mentioning Ruth Soukup’s podcast Do it Scared. She gives valuable advice on how to be courageous and confident in your entrepreneurial endeavors. She invites on the show many business owners and entrepreneurs who have had the courage to take the first steps in starting their business or making a big change.

A lot of times when we are first starting out building a business we feel like we are imitating the successful people. It is called imposter syndrome. We become afraid to take action because of what people will think or the fear of doing it the wrong way.

Ruth talks about gaining the courage needed to take the next step, whether it be in your business or personal life and overcoming the fears associated with feeling like an imposter.

Lead to Win by Michael Hyatt

This podcast is one of the more useful ones that will help you with focusing on leadership in your business. Michael Hyatt is a focused and knowledgeable leader that has many strategies on how to develop yourself as a leader in your team and make decisions that will boost your business. He puts out a new episode almost every week which is refreshing.

As a new business owner, learning about leadership is important. You may eventually one day have a manager that handles leading the employees, but to start you are the CEO. You will have to make decisions about your company and manage people directly.

Learning about leadership and how to manage teams will help you be effective in not only managing your business, but also in communicating with people.

Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn

Starting a passive income business can be hard. Listen to this podcast by Pat Flynn. He dives into how to make money passively by using real life examples from entrepreneurs that have accomplished successfully setting up a passive income online business.

Learning from other people’s success and discovering different avenues to make money is definitely beneficial. Take notes on how these entrepreneurs built their empires.

The Tim Ferriss Show by Tim Ferriss

I absolutely love this podcast. Tim Ferriss dives deep into the lives of entrepreneurs to bring out of them the best pieces of value they have to offer. He talks about everything, from overcoming fears, to mastering your mind, thinking big, investing, and success habits of millionaires.

Every show is a new adventure into the minds of genius’ and important people. The advice is unlike any other as he knows how to pull out the most deepest secrets of successful people.


So there you have it. Five of the best podcasts for new online business owners. These podcasts will ignite your motivation and give you an insight into the world of entrepreneurship.

If you are considering starting your own online business venture, get your daily dose of motivation with one of these podcasts and you will be on your way to a successful start to your endeavors.