Hey everyone, on August 7th at 9:38 pm I launched a new Skool Community, and it now has 316 members and just crossed $36,483 in a brand new program launch. Here's how I did it. First, I got clear on what my group would be about. Since I believe an engaged email list is the cornerstone to a laidback online business, I called it List Builder Lab. I repurposed 5 of my lead magnets into "Courses" by adding downloadable templates and video walk-throughs to fill the group. I posted on social media and emailed my list every day for 5 days, announcing the day's gift and linking up the Skool group. This worked well; by the end of the week, I had 170+ people in the group. Then, I hosted Value Calls (nod to @Blake La Grange for the inspiration) to see what I could help these people with. Based on those calls, member questions, and intake post comments... I created a $20 paid bootcamp where I taught my method for automating their list-building. I called it "The Laidback List Building Bootcamp." I used Skool to host the discussion after the live Zoom calls. After the bootcamp was done, I introduced a brand-new program called "The Laidback Business Accelerator," which is a 10-week program for $997. When all the dust cleared... 104 people bought the $20 bootcamp (36 bought the order bump, and 30 bought the one-time offer), which generated $5,372 in new revenue. Then, 31 people bought the Accelerator (16 on a 3-pay plan, 15 paid in full). Total revenue 31 days after joining Skool? $36,483. Thanks to @Sam Ovens and team for creating such a cool product that created wildly high engagement and alignment, and thanks to my buddy @Taylor Floyd who convinced me to use Skool in the first place. 😃 ~ Cody
Sometimes you want your members to take action. For example: Introduce yourself and share a photo of your workspace, or... Play this song on the guitar and share a video of you doing it. Simple actions make your community more interactive and fun. Remember the ice bucket challenge? Action posts — Describe the action you want your members to complete. When somebody comments, the action will be marked as complete. Pinning posts to modules — Now you can pin posts to course modules to make them more practical and interactive. For example: Your first module could be "Welcome! Start here" and give a quick overview of how things work with a call to action at the end to introduce themself and share a photo. You can pin any post to a module, it doesn't have to be an action post. You could pin posts relevant to the module, or a post with the title: "Module XYZ - Questions/discussion here" and use it as a comments section. Your turn: Complete this action by telling us what you think?
Whenever I try to sign up non tech savy people, the profile creation is always tough. They say: "Oh do I need to put a profile pic?, what do i need to write in my bio?". It would be better if they can get into Skool first and then flesh out their profile later. The initial signup would be better as first name, last name and email. Then another onboarding process that welcomes them into the community. This process would suggest to them how they can fill out their bio and do an intro post. I feel this would remove friction and boost community engagement/retention too. At the moment It turns into I.T support situation on sales calls. This has happened 30+ times