When I started JustinGuitar, I was encouraged by the emails I was getting from people all over the globe. People that could not afford proper lessons and were loving the website!
I believe that good things travel. Maybe the goodwill that I offer here will spread, and people will "pay it forward." Together, we can make a small contribution to the greater good and help make this planet a little better to live on for all of us...
It became my aim to keep as much as possible free on this website. It's going pretty well so far, but it does need financial support to survive.
So I run JustinGuitar on an honor system.
It is the only way to help people who can't afford lessons, people on income support, or the disabled. I estimate that about 1/4 of my students are people without credit cards. If I started charging, I wouldn't be helping the people I want to help, and that would be awful.
If you can afford to donate, you should not consider JustinGuitar free!
Unfortunately, at the moment, less than 0.1% of all users donate. I'm pretty sure that at least 50% of users would be able to donate the cost of a book or a private lesson once a year at least. This site gives you a WHOLE lot more than that. You can try it out for free as long as you like, but if you can, please help me make more cool lessons. If you enjoy JustinGuitar, I would appreciate a contribution - don't leave it for someone else.
Have a good job and a few guitars? Put your hand in your virtual pocket now. ;)