Skip to content
Home » Show Notes » The Purpose of Podcasts and How to Get Started

The Purpose of Podcasts and How to Get Started

Podcasts have taken off over the last few years. The purpose of podcasts isn’t always clear to new listeners or to content creators though.

Do you feel called to start a podcast to get your content out there, but don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered. Danielle Desir is an expert and she came to give us all the details on the purpose of podcasts.

Danielle is a multi-passionate author of 5 books, freelance writer, and podcaster. In 2018, she launched The Thought Card Podcast where she shares inspiring stories, tips, and advice from money nerds and globetrotters who are using their hard-earned money to creatively travel the world, earn more, pay off debt, and build wealth. 

As a result of strategically marketing her podcast, Danielle grew The Thought Card Podcast to over 70,000 podcast downloads in 2 years without ad spend. She has also been a featured guest on over 85 podcasts and as a sought-after podcasting expert, she has spoken at dozens of podcasting events around the world.

In 2018, she also founded Women of Color Podcasters, a community of over 4,400 members. This is the first community of its kind dedicated to amplifying the voices of women of color podcasters from around the world. 

Now she helps independent podcasters improve their visibility and build an engaged audience by strategically marketing their podcasts. It’s safe to say she can opine on the purpose of podcasts.

purpose of podcasts

The Purpose of Podcasts

In this episode we covered…
  • Where Danielle’s purpose fits within all of her roles and passions
  • What made her start a podcast
  • The purpose of podcasts and who should start a podcast
  • What she’s learned about herself since she’s been podcasting
  • What it really takes to start a podcast
  • How Danielle got over 70,000 downloads in just 2 years
  • The advice she has for someone who wants to start a podcast

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode about the purpose of podcasts, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about overcoming fear to pursue your purpose or this episode detailing how to overcome distractions to your purpose.

Connect with the Guest

You can connect with Danielle on her


Instagram: @thedanielledesir

Twitter: @thethoughtcard

Rate, Review, and Follow on Apple Podcasts

“I love The Purpose Collective podcast.” <– If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. Follow on Apple Podcasts now!

Subscribe on Google Podcasts.

Follow the show on Spotify.

Follow the show on Audible.

Have Amazon Music? Follow the show over there!

Want to Support the Show?

If you would like to support the show, I discovered a super cool way for you to get in on the action, and that is by “buying me a coffee.” I don’t actually drink coffee, but the idea behind the site is for supporters of Content Creators (that’s you) to be able to help the Creator (that’s me) with expenses required to produce the content they create (that’s the show).

Click the button below to donate.

Connect With Me

Instagram is where I like to hang on social media. You can follow me at and you can follow the show over at @thepurposecollectivepodcast.

If you want to connect with other purpose-driven movers and shakers, then join The Purpose Collective Community on Facebook. It’s exclusive and FREE.

If you have any questions you can always email me at or join my Purpose Diary newsletter below and my tips, experiences, and advice about navigating a life of purpose are all yours, every week!

Disclaimer: If you happen to purchase anything I recommend in this or any of my communications, it’s likely I’ll receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, I only recommend things that I truly believe in and have personally experienced. If you ever have an issue with anything I recommend, please let me know. My goal is to help you thrive in your purpose. — Pavielle

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *