10 recommended 2016 podcasts that help you learn marketing for free

As entrepreneurs, we lead such busy lives – always on the move and running from one place to another, keeping clients happy and meeting deadlines. How do we find the time to work on our business development, let alone learn the skills we need to market ourselves?

If you're your own boss, why not tune in and listen to one of the following recommended podcasts? You can grab half an hour of learning during your commute, while cooking dinner or even as part of your lunch break. This list focuses on marketing – from social media and emails to discovering new ways to grow, make sure you add one or two to your daily routine...

1. Social Media Marketing Happy Hour by Traci Reuter and Dawn Marrs Ortiz

Designed for the network marketer, small business owner and entrepreneur who is tired of the grind and ready to learn to leverage social media marketing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more to get a bigger list, more leads and recruit and sell more products. Each episode is just 15 minutes long, five days per week, jam packed with success tips and nuggets to help you succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.

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2. Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Facebook Marketing All in One for Dummies co-author and online entrepreneur Amy Porterfield shows you exactly how to monetise your online marketing and blogging efforts using her own tested, actionable lead generation strategies – so you can successfully launch and promote a new product, grow your email list, get more leads, build your authority, turn your customers into raving advocates or simply find the time to rock your social media and content marketing.

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3. Growth Everywhere by Eric Siu

Growth Everywhere is a weekly interview series with entrepreneurs and marketers on the latest in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. Learn actionable strategies & tactics on how you can make your business grow and mistakes to avoid during your journey. Learn from individuals who have founded billion dollar companies to best-selling authors. If you're interested in being on the show, e-mail [email protected]

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4. The McMethod Email Marketing Podcast

Brought to you by The Autoresponder Guy, who wants to help you make more money. Whatever you sell, this chap will help you conduct your email marketing so you get results. Expect podcasts that cover topics such as 'how to put your money where your mouth is' and 'how to land clients and sales with enticing daily emails'.

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5. Antipreneur by Ben Settle

Ben Settle is a diehard marketer, author and self described 'antipreneur'. Love him, hate him or leave him... his controversial perspectives on business, marketing and the inner game of success will entertain, offend or piss you off – guaranteed, or your money back. Listener discretion is advised.

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6. My Wife Quit Her Job by Steve Chou

The MyWifeQuitHerJob podcast hopes to dispel the common myths associated with starting an online business. Through a series of personal interviews, Steve reveals the inside stories of how successful entrepreneurs started their online businesses to improve their lifestyle without exposing themselves to a lot of risk.

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7. ConversionCast by Tim Paige

ConversionCast is the only podcast that gets to the heart of the metrics. Today's marketers are looking for real measurable results to make their businesses stand out and increase their revenue. ConversionCast gives you that competitive advantage. In each episode, Tim Paige will show you real-life case studies from marketers who are already deep in the marketing trenches. Highly respected marketers share one tactic that they've employed to increase their numbers. They'll give you the hard data of their before and after results – while showing you tactics that you can use immediately after listening to each podcast. It's a highly actionable show that's just as entertaining as it is valuable.

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8. Social Media Marketing Podcast by Michael Stelzner at Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner's Michael Stelzner helps your business navigate the social jungle with success stories and expert interviews from leading social media marketing pros. Discover how successful businesses employ social media, learn new strategies and tactics, and gain actionable tips to improve your social media marketing.

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9. #AskGaryVee Show by Gary Vaynerchuk

The #AskGaryVee show is where Gary Vaynerchuk answers your questions about marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship. Want to get on the show? Tweet him your question with #AskGaryVee! Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @GaryVee.

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10. AskPat by Pat Flynn

AskPat is by Pat Flynn, a regular guy who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. You may know him from his other podcast, Smart Passive Income, which is consistently ranked as a #1 business podcast. AskPat is a brand new, daily podcast. Each episode features an actual question submitted from one of his listeners. Now, plug in those headphones because it’s time to learn together about online business, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, audience building, passive income, blogging, list building, virtual assistants, startups, search engine optimisation, email marketing and so much more.

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