Like many online marketers, I am an avid listener of podcasts. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 podcasts for affiliate marketers. This list is all about helping you be a better affiliate or run your own affiliate program. (Updated to add an 11th podcast!)
The following is not a comprehensive list of all the podcasts that I personally listen to. Nor is it a comprehensive list of every single podcast that an affiliate marketer should listen to.
But, I do feel like this represents the top 11…the crème de la crème of podcasts for affiliate marketers.
1. Affiliate Buzz with James Martell
I am starting off this list with a podcast that is all about affiliate marketing. The Affiliate Buzz podcast is one that I’ve listened to for years and I’ve been fortunate enough to be on twice:
James is a veteran of affiliate marketing and online marketing in general. His podcast is all about news, tools, and tricks of the trade for affiliate marketers.
Here are some of my favorite episodes of Affiliate Buzz that I’m not on:
2. Success Talks
Now, this one has nothing to do with affiliate marketing, but it’s all about mindset.
This is the “think bigger” podcast. It will help you to think bigger in your business and your life.
It’s all about…success.
It’s run by the folks at Success Magazine and has featured some of the most preeminent guests in the world.
This is the podcast that I listen to when I need a mental boost.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Success Talks:
3. Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
I had the pleasure recently of hanging out with Pat at Blackberry Farm in East Tennesse at Michael Hyatt‘s affiliate retreat.
At dinner on our last night, my wife, Tara said it best when she told Pat: “You are in real life just like you are on your podcast and I really appreciate that.”
I feel the same way. Pat is the real deal and this is definitely a podcast for anyone in marketing. Whether you are just getting started or you are a veteran of online marketing.
If you listen to some of his older episodes, especially, he covers a lot about affiliate marketing.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Smart Passive Income:
4. Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
This is a podcast that I’ve listened to for a couple of years.
She doesn’t talk a lot about affiliate marketing (though she did here and it was awesome).
Her show is all about what the title suggests. It’s online marketing made easy. It’s marketing simplified and stress-free.
She takes some serious deep dives into some complex online marketing issues and really makes them easy to understand.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Online Marketing Made Easy:
Affiliate Marketing Done Right with Rachel Luna (MUST LISTEN: Learn how Rachel made $50,000+ with a list of only 5,000 people)
5. Late Night Internet Marketing with Mark Mason
Mark is a new friend and quickly becoming one of my favorite people in the podcasting world.
Mark’s podcast is all about internet marketing and building your online business for those of you doing it as a side hustle. It’s geared more towards beginners and those who are doing this on less than 15 hours a week.
That said, I’m clearly full-time with my business and still listen and love it, as do many others I know in this world.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Late Night Internet Marketing:
6. Marketing Secrets with Russell Brunson
This one is all about “funnel hacking.” If you don’t know Russell then you don’t know internet marketing (haha, just kidding).
But seriously, Russell has been doing this for years for some of the top names in the world and has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of products. Simply put, the guy knows internet marketing.
So what does “funnel hacking” have to do with affiliate marketing? Well, if you understand how merchant funnels work, it helps you marketing their products better. It also helps you set up funnels that lead to affiliate offers.
This is one of those podcasts that I often “binge listen” to. I might not listen for a month and then listen to a month worth’s of episodes. This allows me to see how all of his stuff connects.
When I do this, I fill up pages of notes from his podcast.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Marketing Secrets:
How to Sell Everything for Free (This is a game changer if you implement what Russell talks about here)
7. Building a Story Brand with Don Miller
Five years ago, most people knew Don Miller as an author of introspective, biographical Christian books. But in the past half decade, he’s completely transformed his brand and business.
Building a StoryBrand podcast is all about using story for your marketing. In each episode, Don shows you how to run your business on the principles of good storytelling.
Every episode is centered around the elements of a great story:
I’ve found that it probably takes you about 10-20 episodes to really start to get the framework and follow along. But it’s worth waiting that long.
This podcast will flat out transform your marketing.
Here are some my favorite episodes of Building a Story Brand:
8. 10X Talks with Dan Sullivan and Joe Polish
This is another podcast, like The Success Talks podcast, that is helps me to think bigger. It’s all about 10X-ing your business…yes, growing your business ten times bigger than is now.
That might sound crazy, but their hypothesis (that I believe is true) is that it’s easier to 10X your business than 2-3X. Why? Because to 10X you have to think about revolutionary concepts, not just tips, tricks, and tactics to grow a little.
This is important for online marketers, especially those building their businesses on affiliate offers, as it helps expand your mind. This podcast has helped spur at least a half dozen 6-figure ideas.
This is a hard one to pick a few favorites, but here are a few of my favorite episodes of 10X Talks:
9. ProBlogger with Darren Rowse
Picking the last podcast is hard and there a number of worthy contenders (see Ray Edwards Show, Ask Pat, Entrepreneur on Fire, and more). I went with Darren’s show because I love the balance it offers of content creation and monetization, newbie tips and high-level strategy, how-tos and challenges.
Every single episode is packed with takeaways…and that is my kind of podcast. This is definitely not one you listen to just for entertainment. There are major actionable items in each episode (in fact, my only “problem” with the show is I end up with more ideas than I can execute on sometimes).
My advice is to make sure you listen to this one when you can easily record notes. And start to put them into action right away.
Here are a few of my favorite episodes of ProBlogger:
How to Make Money With the Amazon Affiliate Program (crazy, right?)
10. Be the Ultimate Affiliate Podcast with Jami Balmet
Jami interviews some of the top bloggers on the planet for her show…asking them a simple question:
How do you make your money?
And affiliate marketing marketing is always one of the top answers.
Really cool show that I just started listening to that takes a deep dive into the top strategies for affiliate marketing from some of the brightest minds in online business.
My three favorite episodes so far are:
11. The Affiliate Guy with…ahem, Matt McWilliams
Um, really? I’m including my own podcast on this list?
As the name suggests, The Affiliate Guy is a new podcast with a single, short topic each episode. One topic, one lesson, one takeaway, and one CTA – one thing you should do right away with the information I just shared.
This podcast is NOT meant to be one you just listen to and don’t take action. Every single episode, I’m calling you to one take action.
We also cover affiliate marketing news, share clips of interviews, and have program announcements.
It’s always short, sweet, and action-oriented. That’s what The Affiliate Guy is all about.
And make sure to listen to all episodes and subscribe at the links below: