This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Shawn Ozbun from The SilverTowne Podcast
When did you start podcasting?
I actually started podcasting a little over 2 years ago. I have always spent a lot of time in my car and after listening to dozens of podcast I just fell in love with the idea of podcasting in general. So when I came over to SilverTowne it was only natural for me to create a podcast about precious metals.
Why did you start podcasting?
Podcasting is a great way to reach out to your audience and customers in order to build a relationship with them. Millions of podcast are consumed every month in the USA. People are busy, or commuting to work, or working out at the gym and a podcast allows them to get the information they want without taking time away from their already busy day.
What’s your show about?
The SilverTowne Vault Cast is about the precious metals market. I address the concerns about the inflating American dollar and how people can protect their wealth by owning precious metals like gold and silver. I cover news articles and share my thoughts on these issues.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
One of the great things about podcasting is you don’t need a fancy studio or thousands of dollars worth of equipment to create one. If you have a microphone and a computer then your on your way. I use a Yeti microphone and record directly into my macbook pro using Garageband.
How have you promoted your podcast?
We initially promoted our podcast via social media, on our website, with a press release and on iTunes. We continue to promote our podcast heavily through social media on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube. We are present on all of these platforms because we believe in being everywhere our customers are.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
One mistake that people make when they begin is not writing up a script before they start recording their show. This is something I learned the hard way in my early days of podcasting. That’s a mistake I made sure to avoid when starting “The SilverTowne Vault Cast”. When you have a script it’s easy to stay focused and make sure you cover everything you wanted to include in the show. I write down everything that I need to say in advance. I often add more thoughts to the show then I write down but at least I’m not forgetting to tell the listeners where they can find the podcast or how they can contact SilverTowne. All the most important things are written down.
If you have any interest in the precious metals market this is the podcast for you! Subscribe! Do you have any feedback for Shawn and his show, send it over to vaultcast(at)silvertowne(dot)com.
If you are ready to start your own podcast addressing a particular niche, we are ready for you to start your own podcast!