Hi, Science Mom. There were several reasons why I stopped offering the captions reward. First, I was able to caption all of the videos that were worth captioning. I could have continued captioning videos, but it was diminishing returns after a certain point.
Second, I think there were only 2 or 3 Patrons who signed up and eventually all but one dropped off. It just didn’t feel like it was providing much value for Patrons.
Third, it was a money-in money-out reward which really didn’t make financial sense considering my other rewards do not involve cost and are more successful.
And lastly, I discovered that I still had to invest time in checking the captions for mistakes which took up a significant amount of time each month.
Overall, it was a good experiment and I feel the reward was successful in the short-term, but it would not have been sustainable in the long run.