Last year the CDN which hosted the first six original episodes of The Force Field went offline permanently, taking the episodes with it. As we just released The Force Field Premium Edition Volume 1 in The Force Field Podcast Store on another host, which consisted of the first six episodes remastered with extended content and no advertising, there was no immediate concern.
The original, free versions of the first six episodes of The Force Field have been remastered, restored and there were plans to re-release them online during the spring and summer of 2010. Early this year I re-released The Force Field Episode 1 – Pilot and uploaded it to another CDN which hosts our current episodes.
In March I re-released The Force Field Episode 2 – The VoIP Connection and made it available as well.
In April I re-released The Force Field Episode 3 – The Last Frontier and it is also available on The Force Field web portal.
In May I re-released The Force Field Episode 4 – Man in the Middle.
There were plans to release episodes 5 and 6 during the summer, however the project was delayed while the web portal underwent a complete overhaul.
Today I am pleased to announce the official re-release of The Force Field Episode 5 – Marketing Your Business. It is now available in its original listing on The Force Field Podcast Episodes page.
This episode features an interview with Paul Walters of LTA Computers. Paul and I and discuss various ideas for marketing a computer business locally around town on a shoestring budget.
The greatest challenge in any business is how to effectively market it. It is one thing to offer a great product or service, but to get the word out, to tell everyone about it, is another matter entirely. Paul will discuss what it takes to get the word out and effectively market his business in the local area.
If you are among those involved in discussions in the OnForce forums about marketing your computer business, you may find this episode of particular interest. Although the episode was originally recorded and released in 2006, the topic is still relevant today.
For those who remember the earlier days of OnForce, these episodes will be a trip down memory lane. For those who just started listening and are curious, it will be a trip back in time and a glimpse into the start of an experiment in podcasting that became a project dedicated to The Business of Tech. It is interesting to compare the early episodes and hear how the show has changed to become what it is today. If nothing else, it should at least be entertaining.
This is the fifth in a series of re-releases planned this year. Episode 6 is the final episode in the collection and is planned for re-release next month. I will post an announcement as each episode is released.
Give it a listen and let me know what you think.