Hi, I’m Andrew... I haven’t posted here in awhile, but I had to say this... Skool + Airtable is a deadly combination. If you’re starting out... 1. Create data sections in airtable for "Sales Prospecting" & "Client Management" in Airtable 2. Use the Airtable Webclipper to automatically sync the prospects in your free Skool community into your Airtable CRM (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airtable-web-clipper/fehcbmngdgagfalpnfphdhojfdcoblgc?hl=en) 3. Create an Onboarding Form for new clients in Airtable, so they're automatically added 4. Add a section for their Skool Profile to be added to their Client Card in Airtable, so you're just one click away from seeing all of their Skool metrics 5. Set up the Dashboards for your Skool Synced CRM & Client Management System in Airtable Interfaces (see below for some examples) (I've added pictures below with some examples. @Ted Carr reminded me of this today, so that's why he's in there and why I'm writing this post :p) Obviously this is the simplified process, but this combination of Skool and Airtable has made the sales and client delivery side of the business so much simpler than when I was using Facebook Groups and Spreadsheets in my last $5mil+ coaching business. Thank you so so so much @Sam Ovens and the Skool community here! Skool is sooo much better than Facebook Groups :p
As an admin, I'd love to be able to set up my classroom so that certain courses/modules get unlocked based on a persons previous lesson completion AKA progress. Sure, people could 'cheat' and just click 'mark as done' on all the modules to unlock stuff faster, but this would still prevent people from: A) Skipping ahead so easily (& thus getting overwhelmed) B) Complaining about not having enough "likes" to get to the level 3+ C) Complaining about not wanting to wait X amount of days to access something (especially if they're extremely motivated and want to spend 5 hours in a day going through course material) I've helped nearly 100 people set up their Skool communities from scratch and at least 20 of them have asked me for this feature... So it's definitely a much wanted feature. Thanks Team
When the discover tab launched I noticed a lot of people on the fence about it. Weighing out the pros and cons like more potential for sales vs non fit characters joining. A couple of days ago I was looking for some new knowledge and used the discover tab as my search engine. I came across a couple of different interesting free groups and requested to join 4. Then I logged off as I was unable to go through the content until I was accepted. The next day, 2 courses had accepted me so I dug through them and even booked a free call with one of the creators of the group. The group I didn't book a call with turned out to be not so interesting so now there's really just one group i'm digging through (not expecting to buy anything at this point). Well I had the call and the fellow was very nice, he didn't even try to sell me anything. That made me even more curious. continuing to dig I came across a great video explaining all of the things to do to achieve success in the niche I was learning about (a well positioned VSL). I bought it on the spot. I am a huge candidate for discovery tab learning as it's made accessing condensed information so much easier. Peace!
Hi Everyone, Thought I'd make this short post about how we booked about 1700 calls using Skool, and Sam's strategies and what we've learned from it. Lots of things have happened since joining the program and hope this might be of value. Let's go to even more calls! - Stefan
Just hit 100 members - party time! 🥳 Thought it'd be helpful to share with you 10 lessons I've learned along the way (and wish I knew earlier) so you can grow your Skool community more effectively & keep your members happy to lessen churn. I've also included 4 things I "hate" about Skool, AKA 'Wishlist Features' that I feel would make Skool even better. This is a big milestone for me and I'm so stoked to have made my 'clear & definite aim' a reality! Next target: 1,000 members. Enjoy the lessons, and big thanks to @Sam Ovens for all of his YouTube mentorship over the years. Ted P.S. I'd love to hear what you've learned since using Skool... If you have any tips/strategies for: • Growing your Skool group faster • Keeping your Skool members happy • Using Skool more effectively as an admin/moderator/teacher Please comment below with what they are :) You rock.
Here's how I just hit a record month using Skool while travelling the world, without running ads, without a webinar, and without working more than 2 hours/day. 1. A ruthlessly simple system (which runs like a machine). System = Social Media Content + CTA --> Free Skool Community --> DM --> 15m Call --> 60m Call --> Client/Paid Skool Community. 2. A small team of A+ Players (who free up all my time & get things DONE). 1 VA 1 Appointment setter 1 Discovery call taker 2 Closers 3 (soon to be 4) Coaches (for the service delivery) + I'm currently training a content editor + distributor so I can generate more leads with consistent content output. 3. An offer too good for any human to reasonably say "no thanks" to (which turns nearly every conversation into a sale). "Business in a Weekend" has been our main offer and it's a HT, DWY/DFY service where we help beginners launch their online coaching business and get to 5-10k/month within 90 days. "VIP Weekend" is going to be our new offer, and it's a HT, DWY/DFY service where we help existing coaches scale to 50k/month within 90 days. If someone speaks with us and can't afford our HT, we take $49/m deposit and place them into our $49/month paid Skool community. With these 3 things (System, Team, Offer) in place, you soon get to a point where NOT making money becomes impossible. Money just comes to you whether you want it or not lol. If you'd like similar results, I'd suggest doing the following: 1. Create a free Skool community and fill it with amazing free course content. People will judge you based on your free stuff, so make it good. Try to get people results before they ever work with you. 2. Create a paid Skool community (charge $49/month for it) and offer 2-3 coaching calls per week in it + more awesome course content. 3. Post a ton of content on social media and in each post give away something for free that lives inside your free Skool community. 4. Once someone joins your free Skool community, DM them and see if they want to hop on a quick 10-15m free call with you where you can see if you can fast track their results. 5. If they sound like someone you can help, offer them a longer call to show them a more in depth game plan. 6. At the end of the longer call, offer to work with them inside your HT offer. 7. If they can't afford it, offer them your $49/m community. 8. Continue to study the GOAT'S in this Skool community. There are many people in this Skool community already making 100k+/month who you can learn from... I'm just one of them.
Now you can set access permissions for your events, just like courses. You can make events accessible to members at a level, or members with a course. You can set a cover image to personalize your events, and specify the link/address separate from the description so it shows/hides depending on the member's access. We renamed the "Calendar" tab to "Events" because it's the events that are important, and this new UI emphasizes the events instead of empty white space. We added a cool "LIVE" indicator too! Watch this video to see how this new feature works, and let us know what you think?
Good communities highlight their members. It's all about the members. That's YOU! We want YOU to share how you're using Skool so others can get ideas and learn. We'll give spot prizes (like Skool merch) to members who share something cool. If you share something people find useful — we'll promote you to our 800k email list, 134k YouTube subs, and put you on our website that gets millions of monthly visits. We created a new category called "How I'm using Skool". Check it out! If you want to share how you're using Skool, create a post in that category with a good title, a short description, and a quick (less than 5m) Loom video sharing your setup/use-case. Help us help you!
I make about $10,000/m with my $47/month Skool membership so I get DM'd a lot on here with people asking me "how does Skool compare to <another platform>? I'm not sure if I should use Skool or something else." My response to these DM's is always the same. I've tried all the competitors (Mighty Networks, Kajabi, Podia, Circle), and I now use Skool because it has everything I need, and nothing I don't. But to determine if Skool is right for YOU, you need to ask yourself: "What do I absolutely NEED in a platform?" And if Skool has those things you say you need, then use it. For me, I need: Simplicity ✅ A community forum ✅ A place to put my video courses that show progress ✅ A place to promote my live coaching calls ✅ A place to put my recorded coaching callas ✅ A way to DM members ✅ A way to email all members ✅ Lightning fast page loads ✅ Because Skool has these things, without a ton of other FLUFF, I use it, and I love it. ❌ Would a Skool mobile app be nice? Yes but... The mobile desktop version works perfectly fine for me & my clients. ✅ ❌ Would the ability to white label Skool be nice? Yes but... It doesn't make or break anything for me or my clients. ✅ ❌ Would the ability to go live inside Skool be nice? Yes but... Going live on Zoom using Skool's calendar feature works just as well for me & my clients. ✅ Skool is also very new, and with more feedback from users like you, it will improve as times goes on. If you'd like help setting up or growing your Skool community from scratch, send me a DM w the word SKOOL and I'll answer any Q's you have :)
I launched my free Skool community 2 weeks ago. I've already brought in over 100 members. Launched HT offer 1 week ago. Using the framework below + a team, I got calls booked & sales closed faster than ever before. Freebie > Free Skool Community > Skool DMs > Call > Close I used to use FB for the same niche, got over 1,000 members in there & none converted like they have with Skool. The members have also given GREAT feedback about the classroom, community dashboard & the APP! we 💜 Skool
Sam has mentioned a few times how Skool is becoming a powerful 'Group Funnel' tool. And I agree but... If Skool had an in-house CRM for the DM's so setters could stay more organized with labels (like Genius CRM does for FB) that would be insanely helpful for keeping track of convo's in the pipeline. If Skool does not plan on building a feature for this, would it be possible for someone to build a 3rd party app like Genius?
I've spent the last 7 years of my life growing to over 500,000 Streams on Music platforms Reaching 25K followers on Instagram and growing my other social media pages, while learning the best way to accomplish this most efficiently. My Course "BuzzBuilders" Covers - How to go from 0-10,000 followers on social media - The easiest process of making Content - Utilizing AI for content creation - when and where to post - my Secret "Trifecta Method" for 3xing reach with 1 post - how to leverage you social media to make $$ - How to get Verified - Special algorithm hacks - WAY MORE The goal is to educate everyone on the importance of a powerful image on your social media that truly represents what you stand for. Come Check It Out! https://www.loom.com/share/9ac42c7ed0224bd4956e9268ff90d9fb
@Zahida A Khan Happy to share! It depends on the situation, at times i'll market the course to be free in order to warm clients up to want a 1:1 Other times i charge monthly. No second course to bring them in, although @Ted Carr finds a lot of success with that method
Kajabi has a Zapier function that is SUPER helpful for high ticket coaches, and I hope Skool has this feature in the future... It allows you to set up a Zap so that: If 'User A' does not log in within a 7 day timespan... Then send a Slack message to 'Client Success Manager' with text saying: Touch base with 'User A' and ask them if they need any support. Bottom line: This Zapier feature will help get our clients way better result using Skool, and thus will make us more money because we can get better testimonials faster.