My LOTW videos have always been free and they will remain so as long as I continue to do them and leave them on my YouTube pages. But with my recent marital breakup and the expenses of relocating and upcoming litigation and just my greater burdens financially I was mulling over the idea of allowing folks to donate any amount they like via paypal. There will never be a requirement to pay to see any of the lessons, but maybe it would be acceptable and agreeable to allow folks to chip in, kind of like a tip jar,haha.
The time it takes to create, edit and upload the videos makes it hard for me to do them on a regular basis with my current situation. What do you folks think Is this a bad idea or do you think it is something that users would consider doing and be ok with?
I value the users feedback greatly-thanks!
Monday, February 3, 2014 @10:36:35 AM
I see no reason you shouldn't be compensated for your expertise and your efforts, John. I say go for it.
Monday, February 3, 2014 @10:46:04 AM
Point me to your PayPal Account
South Jersey Mike Says:
Monday, February 3, 2014 @11:10:25 AM
The web work might be tough, but I think justinguitar.com is the perfect model for someone turning free lessons into a well deserved income. I think you certainly have the knowledge to earn donations for your work.
Monday, February 3, 2014 @11:17:48 AM
Why not John. I reckon i have learned more from watching your Vid's then anything else i have done during my banjo life :-)
Monday, February 3, 2014 @11:32:24 AM
Thanks for the feedback guys. My paypal is listed on my lord email, which is no good, so I will be using my new gmail for it. Once I get that changed on my paypal I will list it here
Monday, February 3, 2014 @11:32:57 AM
Oh, and I fixed my martial status,lol
Monday, February 3, 2014 @2:08:57 PM
I think that's a very good idea.
I've been married a time or two and you don't need a tip jar you need a 55 gallon barrel.
Monday, February 3, 2014 @4:50:42 PM
haha, you are right about that casino.
Monday, February 3, 2014 @5:50:38 PM
John, I have always found your videos to be extremely valuable, so, yes, I would be willing to donate. Thanks for all you do!
Monday, February 3, 2014 @8:23:34 PM
Will gladly donate what I can John, you should be tipped for your time and expertise. AL Robertson. Ps. Hopefully I can resume lessons when my health gets remedied.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @3:40:48 AM
Check your mailbox John, funds should be with you as I write this.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @9:46:46 AM
Gosh, thanks guys. I hope it doesn't lol like I am a bum looking for a handout,haha.Things are going fine, considering all I have been through? The Lord is looking after me. It's just that doing the videos now pushes me somewhat and cuts into time I could be making money. Seems like most teacher who post videos have the option to donate, so I though it time I do it too. I have even thought about making some of these videos available for sale at some point. It could be that one day I won't do them any longer and or take my YouTube page down and then they would be gone.
Frisco Fred Says:
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @1:55:58 PM
Re; LOTW $ ...Under the circumstances, it's right.
Need to get help to link up
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @7:52:29 AM
Thanks to everyone for the "tips" in the ok' jar! it is greatly appreciated. Be looking for some new LOTW vids soon
Thursday, February 6, 2014 @1:54:21 PM
I'm a beginner and took lessons locally from an great old school player to start off. Finding the LOTW series is a GOLDMINE to learn from. Love the online format. Your teaching style is entertaining and relaxed, with plenty of details. Thanks so much. Looking for an easy link to the tipjar...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 @8:04:49 PM
If you have paypal, just sign in and then click "send money " and tue in my email, as listed above, for tips.
I appreciate you watching the videos!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @9:53:20 AM
Great Idea - Like I told you in an email months ago, your vid lessons are better than any I have taken before and so consider the last payment sent as a first installment in your hard work. - More to follow.
"bum looking for a handout" - doesn't that describe all banjo players - LOL
Besides, you can't help it - your a Tarheels fan - Go Gators !
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