PODCAST-This episode of the Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast is dedicated to our one year anniversary! That's right, just a year ago on March 16, 2013 I recorded and published my first Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast episode in my daughter's closet. I used nothing but an iPad Mini, the Bossjock app, and a Blue Snowball condenser microphone to record it. I was in my daughter's closet, because the condenser microphone picked up too much echo in my office. I did have an iMac already that I utilized to edit and distribute the audio files I created.
I had been trying to sell an item for some time and finally did so after some prayers. Because of the that sale, I was able to order and purchase professional podcasting equipment and gear. I pieced my professional podcasting setup together and am still using it to this day. I was very selective about what equipment I bought and did not want to buy a standard package. I got a much better deal piecing it together myself and ordering from all different sources. Every penny counted for me when I was ordering my podcasting gear and I did a ton of research.
So, by episode #4 of this new biker motorcycle podcast I had all […] my new professional podcasting equipment in place; Mixer, dynamic microphones, headphones, recorder etc. Of course I set up all this new podcasting gear in my home office, which over the past year has turned into the official Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media Studio. Also, on podcast episode #4 I brought in a co-host and I have pretty much had one or two co-hosts in the studio per episode every since. I have done a couple special episodes alone along the way. I want to thank the co-hosts that have helped me over the past year and continue to do so. They are Lurch, LawDog (LD), Cuz, Chewy, PopEye, and Oscar.
I played with the audio and levels a bit over the next few episodes and got things dialed in. We have had great feedback on our audio quality. I also started to figured out my workflow a bit on getting things edited and published. I built this website prior to ever recording my first biker motorcycle podcast episode, as I wanted it in place. I have been working on it and tweaking it every since. Hopefully in the future I will have a giant overhaul of the website, but we will have to see. The first few podcast episodes I created I did not provide very detailed show notes/blog. At some point I started providing a detailed blog/show notes to go along with the episodes and have stayed true to that. I also started just writing regular blogs about Law Abiding Biker related things.
Then I started filming, editing, producing and publishing free review and tutorial videos and putting them on YouTube. Along with each video I wrote a detailed blog. I also began publishing vlogs. In less than a year I have created, edited, and published 27 free videos and 7 Vlogs that can be seen on my YouTube Channel. As of today, those videos have been viewed 236,165 times and the YouTube channel has 1,475 subscribers. When I started I really had no idea that the YouTube channel would take off like it did, as most of my focus was on the motorcycle biker podcast portion of the operation. Here are the top five most viewed free YouTube videos to date:
- Vance & Hines Dresser Twin Slash Rounds Slip-ons Mufflers Harley Davidson Touring (14,340 views)
- Remove install front wheel tire fender from Harley Davidson Motorcycle (17,336 views)
- How to remove install rear wheel tire of Haley Davidson Motorcycle (27,796)
- 2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special Amber Whiskey Color Overview (37,419)
- How to do routine maintenance oil change Harley Davidson Motorcycle (77,397)
Believe it or not, the maintenance oil change video was the first video I released and it remains the most viewed.
Over the past year I have filmed, edited, produced and published six for sale tutorial videos. They have been doing well and after purchase you can immediately download the videos. I thank each and every person that has purchased a video and for some, multiple videos. By purchasing these videos you are helping out Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media to keep moving forward. You help us out and you get something valuable in return. Here are six very popular for sale videos: Click on each one to learn more.
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Complete Harley Davidson Ride Planner & GPS Guide
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Harley Davidson Boom Box Infotainment Software & Map Update Tutorial
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-How to do a routine maintenance oil change and safety check on your Harley Davidson
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Complete Harley Davidson “Boom Box” Infotainment System GPS Stereo Tutorial
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-How to Install a Dyno Jet Power Commander V on a Harley Davidson
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-How to uninstall stock headers/exhaust & install aftermarket headers/exhaust on a Harley Davidson
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-How to Install a Harley stage-one air intake on a Harley Davidson
We have received so many emails here at Law Abiding Biker Podcast and Media that it is hard to keep up, but we love it! Keep them coming folks. We have also received numerous voice messages that made it onto episodes of the motorcycle biker podcast, so keep those coming too. Along with growing, I am now receiving a large and very annoying amount of spam email. If you have a good cost effective solution to spam email, please let me know. Thanks to all the loyal listeners who have been involved via email, voicemail, or via comments left directly on the website.
The Law Abiding Biker Facebook Page has grown to over 1,000 likes and we are grateful for that! Thanks to all those that have been involved with the Law Abiding Biker Podcast Facebook page. Don't forget that we are also on Google Plus, Twitter, and Instagram. Hook up with us!
Thanks to all those that have left comments and ratings in both iTunes and Stitcher Radio. We are continuing to enjoy a large amount of downloads per episode and it continues to grow. We love hearing from you, so please keep the ratings and comments coming our way! They motivate us to keep going with this biker motorcycle podcast thing. If you search for “biker podcast” or “motorcycle podcast” in iTunes, we rank #1 for both right now! That is due to the loyal listeners that have actually subscribed to the podcast. If you listen, but have not subscribed in iTunes, please do so and you can help us out. Here are a few recent five star comments from iTunes:
Great show! One of my must listens. Thanks for putting out a great podcast for the Law Abiding. Stay safe!
Funny banter with some great knowledge! Fun to listen to with some excellent insights into the riding community.
From: Fat boy lo
Good information and fun to listen to.
Great podcast, very well produced, great information, well though out. It's entertaining, with fun interaction between hosts and guests. Great resource for tech and services. Thanks guys for all the hard work on this podcast, and for all you to keeping us safe in your daily work too. It's nice to be able to hear the opinions of men we can respect. Thank you…..e
From: T bird fan
While I would be reticent to subscribe to every opinion passed on every podcast, these dudes do a good job passing on general mc information as well as weighing in with well thought out opinions. The podcast is pretty Harley centric and is based around formally established mc protocol, which may not be everyones bag, but they don't profess it to be either. They do what they do well and for that I say thumbs up.
I worked much overtime this year at my regular LEO job and was able to save enough dough to purchase a new MacBook Pro. The proceeds from video sales also helped. I already had my iMac and it is still in use. Additionally, I was able to purchase an extra monitor for the iMac and one for the MacBook pro. I also saved and bought a new “L” desk for the studio and got everything organized by making good use of the limited space. I also painted the studio and it turned out great! I have purchased new software along the way that helps with all the productions. Yes, this is all necessary and has helped me greatly in getting all the content out, especially the videos. While one computer is working over time rendering video as an example, I can move to the other and keep the work flow going. I can alos stay up with things and go mobile with the MacBook Pro. There are many other examples I can give you. Dual monitors is an absolute must for efficient workflow of this type.
We have climbed the Google ladder over the past year and now if you search for “biker podcast” we take up the first 9 out of 10 search results on the very first page! If you search for “motorcycle podcast” we are #5 and #10 on the first page of Google results! And all in less than a year. I still can't quite wrap my head around it.
About a month and a half ago I got the new FREE LAW ABIDING BIKER EMAIL CLUB up and running. This is truly the hub for getting all the new free and for sale content from Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media. Members get it here first before anyone else. I also give exclusive coupon codes and discount codes to Email Club Members. There is no spam on this list and I only send an email once in a while with relevant content. Please know that I will never give your information away. You can unsubscribe at any time you like. So what are you waiting for, it's free? It is the best way I can stay in touch with the Law Abiding Biker Community.
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We have had quite a few donations over the past year and we are so very thankful for that! God Bless each one of you that has donated. The donations are great, but far between. The donations do help cover part of the operating costs here at LAB Media and we could not have done it without them. We are looking to more things to help cover our costs. If you do want to donate towards this and other free content please do so ==> DONATE HERE
We are very transparent here at Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and moving forward with possible sponsors. We must do this to keep moving forward and taking things to the next level. I explain this in detail in this podcast episode, so have a listen. Just know that as long as I am the owner of Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media, I will never sell out. What I mean by that is that I will only allow sponsors and advertisers that I believe in. I have already had several offers from companies that I did not believe in or I did not believe in their products and I quickly turned them down. I will only take on companies and products I believe in and I will research them heavily. I never want to loose the trust of the Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Community. And if I believe in a company or product and they do something to make me think otherwise, then I will let you know. Your trust is everything to me. If we want to grow then sponsorship will be necessary.
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Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media isn't going anywhere, but we are just making decisions on how to keep moving forward in a positive direction and finding ways to try to bring you more content via podcasts, blogs, and videos. If we get some sponsorship we can really take this biker motorcycle podcast to the next level for you!
Rember, that you can really help us out in many super easy ways. Evertime you purchase a motorcycle related item, please tell them that they should be sponsoring Law Abiding Biker Podcast and Media. You can also tell them that you are purchasing an item, because of something you heard or learned on a Law Abiding Biker Media Podcast, Video, or Blog. You can do this verbally over the phone or leave it in the comments at the time of purchase. You can get creative and we appreciate it. You can also continue to tell other law abiding bikers about us via word of mouth. Also, share us on all your social media platforms. Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.
Thanks so much for your ongoing support of Law Abiding Biker Motorcycle Podcast and Media! Get ready for another exciting year and great content.
-Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!