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10 Podcasts for Craft Entrepreneurs

Here are some great podcasts to listen to for handmade seller inspiration and drive!

Podcasts are one of the easiest ways to get a burst of motivation and inspiration that can really get you thinking differently about yourself and your creative business.

Not exactly sure what a podcast is? Essentially, it’s a regular radio show downloadable from the internet. Most are made independently, and there’s a huge range to choose from on any conceivable topic. You can listen to podcasts simply using your smartphone or your computer.

As this is an audio-only format, you can listen in your car while on the school run, while on the treadmill or even while you are working. It’s a great idea to develop a habit of carving out a bit of podcast time in the morning as a way of gaining focus, purpose and direction for the day ahead.

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Here is our favourite 10 podcasts for craft entrepreneurs:

1. Being Boss

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are the hosts of this popular podcasts for creative entrepreneurs. Their aim is to help you be “the boss in work and life”.

2. Elise Gets Crafty

Elise Joy is a california based maker whose podcast focusses on the real, everyday issues of running a small creative business. Full of inspirational ideas presented in a bite sized, down to earth manner.

3. Blogtacular Podcast: Creativity, The Internet & Everything.

This UK based podcast has dedicated segments covering blog strategy, your creative life and business advice, and also features interviews with interesting people working online in creative roles.

4. Making It Podcast

This podcast is hosted by a trio of makers, all with different backgrounds. Their focus is creativity, design and making things with your bare hands.

5. Hashtag Authentic

Sara Tasker of ‘Me & Orla’ is the host of this weekly podcast that explores the secrets to online success “for dreamers, makers and creatives”. Features lots of practical tips and inspiring stories.

6. The Merriweather Council Podcast

Celebrating the “reality of gainful self employment through craft”, this popular podcast focussed on helping art and design entrepreneurs is hosted by Danielle Spurge and contains a huge wealth of practical insight and tips.

7. The Dear Handmade Life Podcast

Hosts Delilah Snell and Nicole Stevenson discuss creative business, DIY, craft and design for entrepreneurs and makers with a range of special guests. Each week, a different drink is featured (cocktails, tea, juice or otherwise) and the conversation starts from there!

8. Raise Your Hand Say Yes

Tiffany Han hosts this podcast featuring a range of interviews with creative types. “One part storytelling, one part personal development, one part kick in the pants”.

9. Adventures in Design

A daily podcast, featuring interviews with designers, crafters and full-time creatives. Discusses everything from time management, workflow process, and how to be a successful small business owner.

10. After the Jump

This is the podcast of Grace Bonney, founder of the popular design blog Design*Sponge. This podcast is interview style that aims to get into the heads of well known creatives to see how they tick and what drives them. Although this one is no longer broadcasting, there are lots of amazing episodes that are definitely worth listening to.

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Written by Nicole Pascoe

Nicole is the co-founder of Craftybase, inventory and manufacturing software designed for small manufacturers. She has been working with, and writing articles for, small manufacturing businesses for the last 12 years. Her passion is to help makers to become more successful with their online endeavors by empowering them with the knowledge they need to take their business to the next level.