When I started QuizWhizzer in 2017 as a coursework project, I would never have imagined it to reach so many teachers around the world. I now realise the potential this has to help teachers make their classes more fun and engaging while improving students’ performance, which is why in August 2019 I decided to work on it full time.
However, you may think this was a dumb move considering I haven’t been able to pay myself anything yet from running the site. You see, QuizWhizzer is only around break-even point as only 1% of members upgrade to Pro. As much as I love working on it and helping so many teachers, I won’t be able to continue to do so if it remains unprofitable. In order to secure the future of the site, we need more teachers paying, which calls for a change in pricing.
I wanted the new pricing be affordable and fair, as well as make the product better by having fewer limitations on functionality. With this new model, everyone will have access to all features and instead, it will work on a usage basis – specifically game launches.
It works on a credits system, where 1 credit = 1 game launch. Each month you get a certain number of credits:
Free: 3 credits
Bronze: 10 credits ($2.99/mo)
Gold: Unlimited ($6.99/mo)
This means you can make as many games as you want, but you can only launch as many as your plan allows.
If you’ve already paid for the current Pro, you will be automatically on the Gold unlimited plan.
Why game launches?
I thought about limiting the number of games you could create, however I wanted the pricing to capture the value QuizWhizzer provides. And that is launching a game and playing it with your class. You don’t technically need to create any games to do this, as you could just use the public games directory.
Get free credits
You can get free credits by referring other teachers to the site. If you click on your profile icon at the top right when you’re logged into the site, you will see a menu item “Get free credits”. Click on this and it will open your referral page, which shows a unique share URL.
If another teacher signs up to QuizWhizzer using your referral link, both you and the teacher you referred will get an additional 2 credits.
These credits will remain in your account until you use them. The standard monthly credits will be used first, then any bonus referral credits.
What features are now free?
Here is a list of things which were previously in the paid plan, but now accessible on all plans:
- 50 player limit to get all your students involved (previously the free plan had a 20 player limit)
- Run unlimited active games, so you can refer back to a game at any time or run games simultaneously (previously free plan could only have 1 active game at a time)
- Save questions from games an import them to your own with the Question Bank
- Upload custom avatars to increase engagement
- Game timer to automatically stop players answering when time runs out
- Download game results as excel report so you can get more stats on accuracy and see how well your students performed
It is my hope that by making these features free, you can get more value from QuizWhizzer and it becomes a more significant part of your toolkit. Then in order to play more often, you can pay a small monthly fee which will help me keep the site running.
Got any questions? Leave a comment below and I will get right back to you.