To start an online business, you don't need to pay thousands of dollars on expensive coaches and online courses. You can just listen to free podcasts to get inspiration.
When I first started my social media marketing company, one thing that I did on my spare time was listen to podcasts about entrepreneurship.
I pretty much spent hours listening to these shows and studying everything about them.
I credit these podcast shows for giving me ideas on how to market my business, get clients and get more visible online.
If you want to start your own online business, you should take advantage of these free resources. The types of podcast shows where I feel you can get the best information are episodes that interview actual business owners.
These interview style episodes tell the story of how entrepreneurs started getting their first clients, how they marketed themselves and what mistakes they made along the way.
I made a list of some podcast shows just for service based businesses. The top podcasts I would recommend that you subscribe to are:
If you are into selling products then you can also check out Pat Flynn's passive income podcast.
Below are the specific episodes which show you step-by-step how successful entrepreneurs built their business.
How to Start a Virtual Assistant Business:
How to Start a Part-Time Virtual Assistant Business, with Lee Drozak
How to Start a Social Media or Digital Marketing Business:
Mojca Mars on Finding High-Quality Clients With Social Media
Find Clients Willing to Pay Thousands per Month for Your Services with Adrienne Richardson
Win Clients Through Local Events and Referrals with Paige Wilhide
Mandi Ellefson on How to Scale to Freedom
How to Start a Coaching Business:
It is Possible to have 5 year old and do 5 figures every month with Jenn Scalia
How to Scale your Service Business to Six Figures and Beyond:
Meryl Johnston on Growing a Six-Figure Productized Service
Philip Morgan on Commanding Premium Rates With Focused Positioning
Brian Casel on How to Profitably Launch a Product as an Agency