Hey Besties! Today's guest is Danielle Desir Corbett, the multi-talented host of The Thought Card podcast and the creator of a blog by the same name. She is also the founder and host of the podcast and community Women of Color Podcasters and the creative mind behind the Grants for Creators Substack. In this episode, Danielle shares how she launched her podcast from her blog and some big lessons she learned along the way, including the importance of embracing failure. Don't let your podcasting fears keep you from success, Besties! Everyone makes mistakes on their path to greatness; give yourself the grace to do the same.
During our conversation, Danielle enlightens us about a crucial website mistake to avoid and provides valuable pointers on leveraging blogging and SEO tactics for your podcast. We also discuss easy workflows and incorporating AI tools into the process of writing effective show notes. In addition, Danielle offers tips for launching a new podcast and monetization strategies for small podcasts.
My favorite moment from the interview is how, early on, Danielle did a poll on social media asking her audience if they wanted a podcast from her — and surprisingly, most of them said no! But luckily, she didn't let that stop her. This serves as a powerful reminder that you shouldn't always feel obligated to heed your audience's opinions… ultimately, you gotta do you.
Connect with Danielle @thethoughtcard on Twitter.
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If you’re a woman of color, connect with Danielle’s podcasting community @WOCPodcasters on Twitter.
Sign up for my upcoming workshop, How to Build a “Platform” for Writers Who Shudder at the Thought.
Here’s a link to the TRANSCRIPT.
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Are you a blogger, as well? What are the best blogging, SEO, and website tactics you recycle for your podcast?
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