We are back in production and will have some great new shows. This year we are planning to start doing online distribution. Over the last year or two I have worked at developing my online communities. Now my online communities actually have more members than the total population of Long Beach. And I think it is time I move the show to an online platform. I still plan on doing community access, but I will also have an OTT TV app and post to our new (yet to be built) website and will also have short form video on social sites.
Yes, I am moving to a new URL. I like this website and will keep it and I will still produce content under the On The Road With Andrew brand. However, to grow beyond my own productions and to support creating branded entertainment shows I thought we should have a site that has a broader presents and mission than On The Road With Andrew.
I am also working on a documentary that all of you will enjoy. I stumbled across this story while shooting one of the new upcoming shows.
I look forward to meeting at an event in the near future and as always
I am wishing you the very best in life,
Indiegogo or Sell My Website Domain Names That Is The Question?
One thing about doing video is that it costs money. There is equipment and if you are hosting any video on your site there are costs for servers and bandwidth. Then there are production costs and the time it takes to put together a show. I can spend up to 60 hours a week putting a show together and getting it ready to be aired.
Needless to say I can’t do this much work for very long without some king of income. I have thought about doing an Indiegogo campaign, but I am not too sure how people would feel about pre buying my content. I think it would be a lot more authentic to offer something that may be useful right from the get go.
About the only thing I have that is of much value are a couple hundred website domain names. Many of these website names I have been thinking about developing at sometime in the future. However, I think now might be the time to start selling many of them.
I plan on listing a lot of the web names on this post. If you are looking for a new website check back often to get the latest domain names that I’ll feature first on my social media. the list on this post will grow over time.
Some of the featured domain names are;
Dog website names
Yes Dog Training .com
Yes Dog Training .net
Car and Truck website names
I Love My Mercedes .com
Geo website domain names
Long Beach Home Show .com
Life In Manhattan .com
I saw this van in a parking lot and started talking with the owner. He uses the van as a work truck as you can see from the picture.
As I remember he wanted $2,000 for this VW. As mentioned in the blog title this van comes only with salvage papers. If you would like to comment go to my Google plus page. I do not yet have membership working on this site. I will post this over on G+ under the car and truck collection.
As some of you know I am starting a new newsletter and have been asking people who already enjoy the content I curate on Social media to join. I’m sure many of you are wondering, what you will be getting.
I have not settled on a format. This means it will be experimental in the beginning. I plan on publishing information about events I will attend and some that I think my friends would be interested in.
I am also planning on producing new episodes of On The Road With Andrew. I do anticipate continuing to show them on Long Beach Cable TV. But this season I also would like to show the entire episodes on this website and have show highlights on YouTube. It would also be fun to use some of the newer video and social platforms that have come onto the scene.
As many of you know I used to regularly attend car shows in the area. I plan on doing this again and either doing photos and GoPro video or if I can get authorization perhaps using a more professional camera and doing a few episodes featuring the local shows. This means the newsletter will have a car section. Many of you know I like classic cars, but I also like newer cars too. Talking about new cars I wish a car company would make a new small pickup truck. My truck is getting a little aged. But even the new Toyotas are a lot bigger than they used to be.
I plan on featuring some very interesting local history and have arranged to highlight a fascinating local museum. This is a real gem that should be seen if you live in Southern California or even if you are just visiting.
As I write this blog post I am thinking about what I want in the first newsletter and where I want to go. The best place to comment and give me your suggestions is on Google Plus.
I am applying for a new job doing social media so that may influence what is in the newsletter too. I would really like to get a job that complements this website and my On The Road With Andrew show.
If you follow my Google Plus account you know some of the subjects that interest me. I would like to do shows and articles about many of these subjects. The main subjects I am planning to explore on the website and TV show are human interest stories about history, travel, and cars, I also plan on tossing in some foodie fun as well. We have a lot of great local history in California and I would like to introduce my friends to some of the lesser known museums in this part of the world. Of course I hope to do a fair amount of camping and off the beaten path exploration to highlight the more out of the way points of interest. There are also some cooking segments I am looking forward to doing.
To do this website properly it’s going to take a little more of an investment than what I had last season. So I am hoping to get a 5 day a week job that pays enough that I can do the website and the TV show. If no job materializes I will need to look for sponsors. Creating content is not free. Professional equipment has a cost and so does transportation. While gasoline has reduced in price (In California not so much) it is still an expense that needs to be covered. This is especially true for longer trips. There are also a lot of other hidden costs involved. Even if I worked with no pay, was homeless and lived in my truck there would still be costs associated with the website and the TV show. I usually work 7 days a week, so in order to attend events at this time I also need to take a day off.
I have thought about doing an Indiegogo Campaign. How many supporters do you think I can get? I believe it would be easier to get a job and work for the money than try to get people to pre-buy my shows and additional content.
I am going to post a few different photos in this post to give you a feel for what upcoming shows, blog posts, videos, and possibly other content will be like. Additional new photos will be published over the days and weeks to come.
Some content will be side of the street and parking lot photos. They can be interesting too. We are starting with a classic car and vintage trailer I spotted on the side of the road. I bet that rig has a story. I briefly chatted with the owner but he was on an important phone call when I stopped in. I will need to go back to get the full story.
A picture of me by the campfire while camping in the desert on my birthday
Truck camping in the Desert with one of my favorite dogs – He was about the best dog you could ever hope for.
Take a look at this cool Toyota and the wonderful little vintage travel trailer.
I’m starting our picture essays with a great 4X4 and vintage trailer combo I saw the other day in Signal Hill California. I believe this is an FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser and a 1964 Aristocrat camping trailer.
I think this Aristocrat model is the 13 ft Mini Lo Liner. Aristocrat trailers were manufactured in California by Irving Perch from 1956 to 1974.
While visiting the Bixby area I took this picture of an interesting house and it looks like it has quite a story. I would really like to talk to the people who live there now and the people who have lived here in the past.