Please add free trials. Some kind of timer would be nice to see as well to add urgency. Maybe in their payment options even, a timer with an upgrade button perhaps. Or even a dynamic countdown that says: "1 day until you lose access" I'd really like to see this, just putting my vote in. Makes for a very nice parlay into the group especially as a bonus add on when you sell a course. @David Sekera and I had a fantastic conversation the other day about the power of free trials and I really wish Skool would offer this.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe I think 14 days works best for this. (for me at least) Not a data-driven decision. I've never tried it. My idea - I'd like to give some purchasers of my other products a 'bonus'. When they buy a product they also get 14 days for free in the group which will give them a chance to get on one Q&A call and test things out before signing up fully.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe I just thought of something… if you guys just set up more api possibilities for updating users in zapier we would be able to set up free trials however we want and this would solve many other bottlenecks that we are all running into as well. Another slight request, is it possible that you guys could create an api connection on make.com? Do you have a default webhook that we can use if not?
Now you can charge money for membership to your community! Skool replaces your landing page, order form, merchant account, and everything else — it does everything, end-to-end, seamlessly. You add a price, share a link, get members, and make money. Watch the video to see how it works. Questions? Check out this Skool payments FAQ. Enjoy 🎉
Thanks Sam. Very impressed with the features and community improvements you guys are constantly focused on. I’m glad that you are just going all out on Skool, when I saw you go all in, that’s when I knew it was my time to move my community over here. Thanks for you and your teams devotion. Sid is awesome too!
I would like to update course access for 100 people in my CRM who are also in my Skool community. Specifically, I would like to give them all access to a particular course. Does anyone know the best way to do this? (sorry if this is a dupe question - i searched and couldn't find)
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe I'm struggling with this. I wish it was just a checkbox by each member name that allowed me to check the members then select an action like: add to: course or if I could upload a spreadsheet with access true or false as one of the columns for each course. Individually giving people access to specific courses from past sales I've made is challenging as it stands.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe oof 😂 I'm mass onboarding members into a new course I released that only some of them have access too from a prior lifetime purchase they made when I was using a different platform. This new course wasn't around when they were invited originally. EDIT: Also one of my moderators accidentally let some people into the previous course who shouldn't have access to it - so it's tedious going in and making sure correct people have correct access... Sorry; part of the problem is my disorganization, but this is tedious to have to click into membership settings for each user and change their access after look at stripe and gumroad to verify if they purchased or not in the past.
My Current Problem: Trying to cancel students based on an external trigger in thrive cart. - No api access in skool for removing a student from a product, only adding them. Ideal Outcome: - Be able to cancel access to courses or overall community via an automation on zapier. - Or something that will work similar to achieve this. Anyone have an idea of how to handle this?
@Sam Ovens YES! This would be so nice add 'Products' to the list. My users would gravitate more towards their products because I'm directing them to a link to download a template, that's the main selling point aside from my group.
Just recently, I am unable to move new created modules up or down within my classroom. Previously, I was able to readjust my sequence of modules and now not working. Any thoughts how to correct? Thx gary
I’d like to be able to gate courses, calendar events, and overall community based on subscription pricing that can be upgraded/downgraded easily. Right now I’m trying to set this up with Thrive cart but i feel keeping it synced up in terms of who has access and who doesn’t would be great. That way I could create a “free” subscription for lifetime members, but charge a subscription to my high level courses beyond just the free stuff for others.
Hey Skool Team! This is just a suggestion but I think it would be useful if recurring zoom calls or zoom calls scheduled on the calendar in general had automatic zoom link population for that event. I think it’s certainly more than possible with zoom considering lots of calendar booking tools and chrome extensions offer similar functionality for my calendar events in google calendar. Maybe I missed this. Is it already available as an option?
Hi there, I'd really like to be able to assign tags or different roles to members. If I add a new course, it would be easier to allow everyone with a particular tag or role to access it rather than have to go into each member individually and add the course to their membership. Thoughts?
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
I want to reward my community with a course for leaving a testimonial. Similar to what Sam has done in the past with his digital marketing course in the consulting accelerator course. Would be nice if they could unlock these through custom actions. It would be sweet if I could auto-unlock the course for anyone who leaves a testimonial for my community. :) Not sure how this might be implemented and I don’t foresee it being an easy feature to add but I thought I’d throw it out there as an idea. I’m sure others could benefit.
Hi, I am not migrating my courses from teachable because I'm lazy, and I keep paying a lot of subscription because I've all my stuff there, @Sam Ovens please add some place on skool where they can upload all their files, all their videos (right now I use google drive) where they have 1 more rason to keep staying on the platform, have an easier life (all on the same place)
@Sam Ovens Ahh good point. Recurring is certainly going to get cloudy when you have it in list format. Love the responsiveness Sam. We trust you with our ui decisions at the end of the day because I know you have development experience in this industry from building your own platform at Consulting.com, I feel lucky that we get to pay you and your team to build a platform for only $99 per month. Love the live indicator and custom permissions was a gamechanger too. Thanks for your dedication to getting this thing perfect.
It would be nice if there was an optional tab that could be enabled in communities called 'Products' or 'Services' maybe it would be simple gated products, links and booking embeds that could be unlocked in time. Basically just a more straightforward way to deliver content rather than having to create a course for every unlock and having it be called a 'Classroom'. The 'Classroom' motif confuses my audience a bit because they are more so looking for a link when they join my group that I give them access to for a template. I've included it in my bio and I've made a course for it along with posts about it, but people still can't figure out where to go. My point is, it would be nice to have a custom tab where you could serve static content and gate it similar to the Classroom archive page, but a much simpler page to deliver the content.
The automated DM feature is great, but I'm finding it challenging to find old messages that I had with others. Maybe an option to filter out messages that were automated DMs would be nice so it doesn't bury everything. I wish it felt more like discord to chat with people on here, nice how you can reply to individual comments as well and not just in a linear thread.
Hey team, we are struggling to keep track of our program consumption. Is there a way to see a report of consumption or activity that we could look at on a weekly basis that would give us a notion of how well the community / consumption of the program is doing? (engagement per member ratios etc). On another note, being able to know if someone hasn't been active would be great to trigger activation emails etc to reduce churn.
I want to use the classrooms tab to sell Notion templates. I’m currently selling them on a different platform. I’d like to see the classrooms tab have an option to call the tab “shop”, “products”, or “offers”. Something like that. This way it would fit each use case.