By popular request, On-Demand Activities are now available in the ActivityHero marketplace. Content creators can add pre-recorded videos, printables and other On-Demand content using our provider dashboard.
All content is hosted on ActivityHero and is viewable from the user’s ActivityHero account. This ensures that only the account holder has access to the content.
Helpful tips to understand how On-Demand Activities can work for your business
What types of content should I offer as On-Demand?
Pre-recorded videos, printable worksheets, do-it-yourself project instructions or recipes are examples of popular on-demand content. Also seasonal content related to upcoming holidays, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter, Valentine’s Day, etc.
Why should I offer On-Demand activities?
On-demand activities are an easy way for families to discover your business because there aren’t any scheduling issues. In our parent survey, flexibility and independent learning are two of the top priorities parents seek when shopping for activities.
On-demand activities can help promote your business year-round.
Any tips on how to create On-Demand Videos?
- To produce a high-quality video that is optimized for self-paced learning, it is worth the time investment to write out a script and plan out how you will record the audio and visual components.
- For a hands-on class, you may want to record the demonstration from two different angles, perhaps from the top and the side view. Then record a voiceover that explains what you are doing.
- For a class where you are sharing your computer screen, you can record yourself first with the camera on you. Then playback your recording as you record your screen.
- This video gives tips on recording and editing videos
How can I get more families to try out my On-Demand activities?
Use the Activity Name to draw attention. Think about adding a suggested time frame to your on-demand listing, example: “15-Minute Math Exercises.” Use keywords popular keywords in your activity name + “On-Demand“, example: “Intro to Roblox Coding (On-Demand)”
To get the most attention, consider offering some trial or preview activities for free. It could be a shorter, pre-recorded version of your class. If you want to charge a fee for on-demand activities, we generally recommend that the activity length is at least 20 minutes long. If there are similar options available for free on places like YouTube, Facebook Live, etc, it might be hard to get families to pay even a small fee unless they can see the unique value to your content.
Ready to get started?
Visit your business listing on ActivityHero and create a new On-Demand Activity. Don’t have a listing? Create a business listing or contact us if you need any help.