It's hard to believe that we've already conducted three of our new Watch-Learn-Create Challenges. Thanks again to @Manu biscotti decorati for spearheading this effort and to our esteemed guests @Laura Saporiti and @Evelindecora who made master class-level videos (each 1 to 2 hours long) to kick off each challenge. I personally love the new video format, and I believe members (and non-members) do too, as the videos have gotten a healthy number of views.
That being said, the cost and time involved in producing these videos are quite high, so I am contemplating charging a nominal fee for future challenge videos that would be shared amongst the guest, the host, and Cookie Connection admin (that's me!) to compensate people for their time and to cover my hard costs of hosting these videos on a secure platform and administering payments to the host and guests. The survey in the link below is intended to gauge how much you'd be willing to pay for these videos and your likelihood to watch them, and, in turn, create a challenge entry. We'd like to gather suggestions for how to improve this new format as well. This input will be used to determine how we move forward with future challenges and what systems I can justify investing in to support them.
Before answering the survey under the link below, please read the entire intro to the survey and refresh yourself on the three videos we've offered so far by reviewing the links there. I encourage everyone to answer this survey, including those who have never watched one of these videos. I would also appreciate answers by May 10, so I can make investment decisions as soon as possible. The survey is extremely short and will take just a few minutes to fill out, but the input will be extraordinarily helpful. Thank you in advance.