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Dear Team Skool, I'm part of a Circle group, and though I much prefer Skool, there are 2 things I must confess I do love about Circle. #1) They allow GIF's. In today's day in age, GIF's are a quick & easy way to express yourself... but more importantly, they're FUN! I use them a lot, and so does everyone on my team. Not having GIF's is a little bit of a buzzkill and makes everything seem a bit more serious & dry... (the screenshot below of the cowboy is actually a GIF someone posted in their Circle post) #2) They allow for bigger photos. Skool's photo size in posts is so small unless you click on it, which makes the text the main focus. But what if I want my photo to be the main focus? Today I posted a screenshot and it's all I really wanted to post. But I had to write a lot of text to convince people to click & open the photo. I think Skool could keep showing their small thumbnail in the 'preview' mode of a post, but when someone opens the post, I'd love to see a full size image (as seen in the Circle post pic)

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Kiryl Melnichenka
Tim Sanders
Danny Mallinder
Mareya Ali
New comment 3d ago

Now you can earn 40% of monthly recurring revenue by referring people to Skool. Refer 3 people and Skool becomes an income stream, not a cost. Watch the video below to see how it works. How to refer people: Go to "User settings" --> "Referrals" tab --> Copy/paste your referral link --> Done! Note: You can only refer people if you've got a paid group on Skool. Check it out and let us know what you think? 💰💰💰

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Ted Carr
Mitch Wilder
Raj Dash
Saqib Rasool
SCOTT PRINGLE
New comment 7d ago
  • 2 likes • 23d

    Thanks, this new feature arrived just at the right time. I assume those we have already referred don’t count?

Excellent new feature, the key benefit I see - no need to have all the content ready to go necessarily, allowing you can focus on targeting the niche and getting the message resonating with sales.

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Paul Kliks
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lucio Guido
New comment 12d ago

Now you can monitor the health of your group with three simple metrics: 1. Total members: How many members are in your group over time 2. Active members: How many members visit your group on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis 3. Daily activity: How active your group is daily over a 365 day period I think we all agree, the most important metric is active members. It's a measure of engagement. Check out your own group metrics and let me know what you think in the comments?

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Mitch Wilder
Natu Myers
Cody McDowell
Lucio Guido
Kieza Silveira De Sousa
New comment 14d ago
  • 3 likes • 27d

    nice, this helps with measuring community-market fit :)

In this video i connected Thrivecart as my payment processor via Zapier and a webhook to my Skool group to automate member invitation after product purchase...I hope this is helpful...Dennis

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Sam Ovens
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Dennis Kraus
Ryan Alexander
Paul Kliks
New comment 14d ago

Is there a limit to how many people I can invite to my group?

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Danny Mallinder
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
New comment 20d ago

I belong to a couple of forums where they have different forums for different topics. For example my space is Real Estate Investing. My different sub-groups would be Fix and Flip, Lease Options, Buy Rent and Hold, etc. I was thinking of creating categories for each of these sub-groups and then adding links to the sidebars. What do people think about that or does anyone have any other ideas?

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Danny Mallinder
Jim Pellerin
New comment 20d ago
  • 1 like • 20d

    Sounds like that might work, best to test it out, first by seeing if people join, and engage. As I am sure you know this is covered in the mini course, I see you are 88% completed.

I know Skool is never going to be a CRM and it's better like this but what is the best crm ?

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Saqib Rasool
Daniel Luke
Bruno Domingues
Danny Mallinder
Jim Pellerin
New comment 20d ago
  • 0 likes • 20d

    @Jim Pellerin Good review there not heard of Engage Bay, I will check them out. I assumed you download and tested the Close CRM app, certainly not an automation platform. ...did you review GreenRope at all?

  • 0 likes • 20d

    @Jim Pellerin ok yes it seems you were not just after a CRM, but the combination of CRM, marketing automation with funnel building, and CS. I was just reading about Engage, and pinged support chat as it seems to be missing a key step with tech that I now look for in a CRM. Interesting feedback on GreenRope, I was also looking at their whitelabel program to develop my own CRM as part of a course on on remote sales.

I made this fun little video today. It explains what Skool is in 2 minutes. Check it out!

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Dorian Vida
Akash Gupta
Mike Gowans
Danny Mallinder
Lucio Guido
New comment 22d ago

Anyone was using Slack/Telegram for communities? How's your experience switching to Skool? P.S. Love what I see here so far. My hope is that after switching from Slack and Telegram to Skool then I can keep my daily engagement at 60-70%.

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Danny Mallinder
New comment 22d ago
  • 2 likes • 22d

    yes engagement is key to arriving at community-market fit :) ...not a fan of telegram but Slack is great for team coms. esp sales, I love to ping a channel when a deal is won. I think Skool is very good for building a community around your course (how you want to bring value to your niche). The little features are smart and save time eg the digest email to the list, post to email, etc. One client has over 130k in a free FB group and 15k in the paid group (customers of the low ticket product), and it is a mess and very hard to use as a tool for growth. If only I could get them to move to Skool. Stick with Skool and help with development, I think we will be happy.

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.

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Danny Mallinder
Ted Carr
Drew Laughlin
Brandon Simmons
Steve Shepherd
New comment 27d ago
  • 1 like • Apr 22

    very helpful, thanks for that @Ted Carr. Skool seems like a great combination for building a membership and delivering a course with an attached community around it all ...so you can collaborate on its development.

1. FB is distracting AF. Skool is zen - although I wish I could disable that nasty red notification bell lol. I will still have my team use FB for the free group function & to nurture leads in the DM's - but I will use Skool for my paying customers. They deserve my full attention. 2. Skool has everything I need to develop a membership subscription community. The community, classroom and calendar create form a trifecta experience. I will take payments via a ClickFunnels checkout page, process the payment via Stripe and then use a Webhook (Zapier) to invite the customer to Skool + have my thank you page explain how & why to join Skool. 3. The community, calendar & classroom feature are SO EASY to use, and are nearly perfect for what I want to do with a membership group - and I've signed up for over 10 other platforms searching for the best... Thinkific, teachable, circle, ghost, kajabi, podia, etc. but found them too clunky and confusing. 4. Skool is light, fast, clean & organized. It simply FEELS good to be in... like my Tesla lol. Nice job, team. 5. Anything Sam (& his team) build I know will get better with time, and we are in the EARLY DAYS! I'm very excited to see what comes next. I hope Skool can stay pure & simple as it is now... Curious, what are some reasons YOU love Skool? And are you making the switch from some other platform? Why or why not?

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Dorian Vida
John Tan
Tudor Todorescu
Danny Mallinder
Ted Carr
New comment Apr 17

Hi, I'm seriously considering switching to Skool for my community platform. Here are some important questions: 1. We're not finding any integration either direct or through WP Fusion or Zapier to integrate across platforms to provide automatic enrollment: For example if someone buys a product from Infusionsoft/Keap, or 10000 people buy a product, we want them to be automatically enrolled into their Skool group. Is this possible? 2. Exporting the data: If at any point we want to download all member data such as name, email, course, etc. into a CSV, is that possible? 3. Is there anyway for members to post events that will show up as events on the calendar rather than posts?

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Leah Fisch
Dennis Kraus
Jesse Clark
Philip Michael
Danny Mallinder
New comment Mar 25
  • 3 likes • Mar 25

    @Leah Fisch yes an app is on the roadmap, heard Sam mention this on the last Office Hours event

Hello everyone, I work with a company who offers courses on SKOOL and we would like to develop a members data base in our skool website. This project will allow us to have an accessible database. It will be like a group of cards of members with their infos and links, a small bio and pictures. Each card will redirect to the member's profile with more infos on them. This databse will be accessible by members only and we will give the members the chance to add their card by filling in all their infos. Therfore, I would like to know how can we develop this project inside of skool. Will it be an integration of a pluging ? developing an internal tool within skool? etc Here is an example of what we would like to achieve. https://www.businessoffashion.com/community/bof500/search?collections=22 Thank you in advance for your help and replies. Zahra

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David Reis
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Zahra Zemmouri
Danny Mallinder
New comment Mar 21
  • 1 like • Mar 21

    You can see members here under the member tab but you can not see if they have a live active Skool working with clients, it would be nice to see what others are up to and get some inspiration @Sid Sahasrabuddhe

I know this has been asked many times but I wanted to provide a specific use case in hopes of bringing clarity to this potential enhancement. And yes, I understand the model Skool was built for but I'm hopeful there will be some room for flexibility at some point. My Use Case: I only have one solution that I provide but multiple levels of access to me. Ideally, everyone in my world would get access to the community but only access to the specific items they’ve invested in. To me that makes sense because the community will be talking about the same things regardless of the level of access they have to me. Everything is based on one framework. Therefore everyone can and should be in one community. Sharing experiences, success, challenges, etc. But they shouldn’t all have access to all the different courses / content. For example, I will be creating a self-liquidating acquisitions funnel that is a book funnel where I have a couple OTOs of small mini courses, etc. The next level is an online video course. Where we go deeper into the framework, etc. The final level is Coaching and Mentorship. For me personally, creating a separate Skool account for each level just creates a ton more work on my end that really is not needed - especially when it comes to the different communities. Plus keeping engagement up for each community would be extremely difficult. You could argue that the coaching clients should get there own Skool account and that’s fine. But it’s not something I’d like to do at the start. I’d rather have everyone under one roof. I would be willing to pay a higher monthly fee for something like this too. I understand this is not really on the radar at the moment but I keep seeing people asking for it so I thought I’d try to add more clarity. Hope it all makes sense. Thanks!!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Drew Laughlin
Danny Mallinder
Philip Michael
Samuel J Snead
New comment Mar 20

Is there a possibility to give access for a course only to selected members?

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Dennis Kraus
Joachim H
Danny Mallinder
Chris Moore
Ryan Alexander
New comment Mar 17
  • 2 likes • Mar 15

    Yes and be able to give a set amount of modules free, the member can get educated, learn some things, the relationship is stronger, and they can pay to get the next level completed.

Prepared by our Product Manger, @Nick Guadagnoli. We hope you're enjoying Skool 🎉

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Dennis Kraus
Jared Van Yperen
Aimee Victoria Dalisay
Scott Fury
David Reis
New comment Mar 14

Someone in my community just made this.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Adam Harper
Shaneil Stewart
Tristan Joseph
Gordon Goddard
New comment Mar 5

Hey everyone! We are considering moving everything over to Skool from Kajabi, because now Kajabi is saying there is a 30 video limit per module. We have hundreds of coaching call recordings, so now this is a mess. I may take this opportunity to make the move now. Are there any limits like that with Skool?

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Nick Guadagnoli
Dan Henry
Danny Mallinder
Chris Moore
New comment Oct '21
  • 0 likes • Oct '21

    @Dan Henry what are you view stats on these old recordings? ...if people are not really watching them its not worth the work.

They say good things come in threes, so version 3.0 of Skool is coming in three parts. Part 1 is a complete rebuild of the interface. We did this to optimize for simplicity and speed. Now you can do more stuff, faster, with less complexity — a better experience. If you find any bugs or style issues please report them to us so we can fix them. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next few weeks. We'll update you as they go live. Enjoy!

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David Weber
Arthur Khoyetsyan
Darin Berntson
Austen Gary
Sam Abeysekera
New comment May '21

This is where Skool users come together to suggest features, report bugs, and share feedback. We're co-creating Skool with our users (you). So when something frustrates you, seems confusing, broken, missing, or not right, tell us so we can fix it! What is Skool? Skool is a platform for creating "Learning communities". Think of them as Facebook groups, but better. No ads, distractions, self-promotion, privacy concerns, endless notifications, misinformation, and political drivel. Skool's got killer search, it's fast, fun, and optimized for learning. It's totally free, forever. How do you get started? 1. Create a Skool account by clicking the "Join Group" button. 2. Request membership for our groups: Consulting Accelerator and Skool Beta this. 3. Try the platform for yourself! Try posting something, commenting, voting, searching, etc. 4. Share your honest feedback here in this community! Let's build this thing together!

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Alexia Schlueter
Zahida A Khan
Chester Zoda
Simon Hook
Karen Yee
New comment Dec '20
  • 2 likes • Oct '20

    @Sam Ovens excited to use this for my own community once I launch my program in the coming months. Currently working with Nick Kozmin as a high-ticket closer/consultant.

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