I’ve been Marketing Online full time for around 10 years now, and one problem I have had to overcome is what I call the “Marketer’s Spread”. Specifically, the laws of physics state that if you sit at a computer 10 hours a day you’ll get fat . The solution should come as no surprise – you need to exercise. When you are juggling a family life with a gazillion other things you think you need to do, taking time out to exercise isn’t always high up on anyone’s list.
What I have done for the last 6 years is to combine exercise with a little light work. Specifically, I try to go for a long walk three times a week (minimum), but listen to podcasts.
I have found that listening to podcasts actually makes the walk a lot more enjoyable, but the best thing is, I get LOTS of ideas during the walk. Listening to other people talk about their own marketing experiences is a great catalyst for creativity. I know for a fact that without the podcasts, I would not continue my walks.
If you own an iPhone or Smartphone, then you can do this too.
I don’t own an iPhone now, but when I did, I used it to listen to podcasts by downloading them into iTunes and synching with my phone. If you own a Android Smartphone (like me), get a cope of the outstanding Beyond Pod app and get new podcasts delivered directly to your phone.
Here are the three podcasts I highly recommend you listen to.
1. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast.
I’m sure many of you have heard of Pat and know what a generous guy he is with everything he shares both in the podcasts and on his Smart Passive Income site. If you want a marketer you can trust, Pat is certainly up there. You can also read more about Pat on his Facebook page. Check out his Smart Passive Income Podcast.
2. James Martell’s Affiliate Buzz
I’ve listened to the Affiliate Buzz since it’s first episode (when it was a $14.99 monthly subscription), but it’s now free and broadcast on Webmaster Radio. Webmaster Radio have apps for iPhone and Android markets where you can hear there broadcasts live (if you have an internet connection), but I just download them when they are released into my Beyond Pod App. This podcast is weekly and it’s always nice to catch up with what James and Arlene (his wife and co-host) are up to. I even appeared on the Affiliate Buzz #219. I am sure you all know of James Martell, but if not, then he has been around since the dawn of Internet Marketing, with training programs, help and advice. It’s well worth a listen.
3. Self Publishing Podcast
Self Publishing Podcast is a new favourite of mine now that I am spending more time working with Kindle.
I haven’t listened to all of the episodes yet (33 so far), but it’s basically three guys (Johnny, Sean & Dave) sitting round chatting about self publishing. All three are experienced and there are some great lessons to learn. I should warn you that there is a bit of bad language (in fact they remind me of Beavis and Butthead +1 other), but that isn’t an insult. These guys are entertaining, funny, informative and most of all it’s a really enjoyable listen. I cannot wait for my next walk to hear what they have to share next. If you are into Kindle Publishing and don’t mind the occasional bad language, then this is a must.
What are your favourite podcasts?
I go for several walks a week, so soon run out of new material to listen to. If you have any recommendations, please leave a comment below and let me know – thanks!.