On March 12, 2020, I wrote a post called Implementing Incentives: The Struggle
Is Was Real where I shared my struggle with implementing incentive programs in my studio.
I had intended to follow up that post immediately with a second one sharing what I had ultimately found as a super simple and successful solution to implementing an incentive, more specifics on the program, a list of popular prize box items, and some free downloads from my own programs.
Then COVID-19 hit.
Suddenly, all we could think about was how to transform our studios overnight to online instruction.
The need for hearing about an in-person incentive program and physical prize boxes suddenly felt completely useless at the time, so I decided to put the post on hold in order to do my part to help which included these posts:
A Simple (and Free) Video Supplement to Support Your Online Teaching
Musings on Keeping a Positive Perspective During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Save Time and Money Taking Online Payments with Coinhop
10 Products to Make Your Online Teaching More Comfortable
Healthy Snacks for Long Teaching Days
I haven’t forgotten you though, and so here I am, back on the topic of incentives in the studio!
Each of our situations looks quite different at the moment in our studios with some remaining online, others going back to in-person or some version thereof, and some having to close down their businesses (our hearts go out to you!)
Before we dive in if you didn’t catch the first post, be sure and read it first!
Implementing Incentives: The Struggle
Is Was Real
My “Winning” Incentive Program
All in all, my struggles with implementing an incentive program helped me realize what I really needed out of a program. It had to be:
- Easy to implement
- Work for all ages
Not only that, but the program I ultimately landed on also gives students a bonus life skill.
What is it?