So, I just signed up with patreon.com. If you like my work here on GuitarIngenuity, then you might want to consider becoming a Patreon. I will explain in a second what that exactly means. If you don’t want to read all the text below, just scroll down a little bit and watch the short video. That’ll do it.
As you know, GuitarIngenuity is a platform for all things guitar. All content is completely free of charge, whether it’s the guitar courses, guitar news, gear reviews or song tutorials, you name it. You don’t need to pay and you don’t even have to sign-up (e.g. giving me your email address, etc.) to get access to my site, Facebook page and YouTube Channel. And here is my pledge to you: it will always be that way. GuitarIngenuity will always be completely free of charge. And to be honest with you, it’s not just because I’m such a nice person (hehehe..) but it also saves me a lot of headache. Why? Because charging you would mean I would have to deal with a lot of technological knick-knacks, such as setting up a membership programs, credit-card stuff and nonsense like that. But I’d much rather do more guitar stuff for! So, yes, while most people would consider me in fact a reasonably nice person, there is also – admittedly – a self-serving reason as to why GuitarIngenuity will always be free to all of you.
Now, with all that being said, the content I produce and make available to you does cost me money. My guitar gear reviews are a good example. Sometimes, manufacturers approach me directly, asking me to do a review on their product and in return I can hold on to it after I’m done. However, those are a few rare exceptions. For the most part, I have to purchase these items. On top of that, running a website and producing YouTube videos costs money, too. But, that’s okay, and the last thing I want is to start a pity-party. I love doing these things. Nothing is more rewarding than getting feedback from you guys. Sure, I like praise better than critique, but the fact is: if it wasn’t for you guys and your interaction with me, there would be no point in all that.
Okay, back to Patreon. What is patreon.com? Well, in the video below I explain everything in detail. Good news: it’s a short video (hey, under 2 minutes, that’s pretty good, isn’t it?):
So, the idea is very simple. I keep doing what I’ve been doing. Everything will stay free. However, if you like what I’m doing, and if you are willing and able to support me, then your voluntary monthly contribution is greatly appreciated. How much should you contribute? That’s up to you. But let me tell you this: even if it’s just $1 per month, it will make a huge difference. Of course, you can ‘pledge’ as much as you like. If you plan on giving me a contribution in the excess of $100,000, then I’ll become your personal servant, guitar teacher, gear reviewer, etc. I would also vacuum your house for the next 10 years twice a week…;-). All kidding aside, though, whatever you are willing and able to contribute is fine. And even just $1 a month would be fantastic.
That’s it. Simple, right? So for those of you who read this and decide to become a GuitarIngenuity Patreon, thank you so much in advance. You’re my heroes and I don’t take it for granted! And for those of you who don’t want to – or simply can’t – make a contribution, don’t worry, that’s totally fine. Believe me, I’m not in it for the money. I’d be starving. So once more, thanks a lot in the event you’re considering becoming a Patreon of GuitarIngenuity!