So, I’ve decided to set up an online textiles school. Straightforward – do a bit of videoing, find a platform, stick the videos on, and you’re away.
In the process of finding out what others are doing and how they are doing it, I have stumbled upon a pretty crucial question –
free content (funded by joining Patreon), or paid? If paid, then would it be per video, per month, or per year?
I have just signed up to a massively discounted membership site for sewers and while I was filling in the payment details all kinds of questions swirled around my head;
- How can I trust these people?
- Will I remember to cancel it so the payment doesn’t go on forever?
- when it says that the payment will be taken automatically on the day of renewal at the going rate at the time, will they suddenly treble their prices because I’m a captive audience?
- and, can I trust these people with my details?
I’m normally pretty relaxed when I sign up to things, but this one has triggered a load of trust issues, and I was searching desperately for some reassurance on their site. I have yet to find some.
Don’t get me wrong, the sewing fraternity is hardly a hotbed of crime, but I felt a little hand holding at the outset was called for.
When you sign up for courses what assurances do you look for?
I’m off to explore their videos now… toodleoo!