If you're a beginner looking to start making money online, but don't want to risk spending your own $ in case it's unsuccessful... ... then here's how to ethically exploit Skool's new $100,000 challenge so that you can generate monthly recurring revenue with zero risk of losing/spending any of your own money. I'll give you some context, then give you the playbook. CONTEXT: - Skool's running a $100,000 challenge - They're giving away $100k of prizes to people who start a Skool community and use Skool payments to generate monthly recurring revenue - The challenge lasts 28 days - The big prizes are for the people who generate the most monthly recurring revenue or who get the most customers (nearly impossible to win if you're a beginner) - Skool has said "EVERYBODY who gets 10 paid members gets Skool merch + 3-months FREE Skool subscription" (winner winner chicken dinner) Here's the PLAYBOOK to generate Monthly Recurring Revenue with zero risk: 1. Use the first 14 days of the challenge to figure out what you're going to sell, and how you'll get customers 2. With less than 14 days of the challenge remaining, start your 14 day free trial 3. Set up Skool payments to charge $1/month for your community 4. Hustle to get 10 community members 5. If you don't, cancel your Skool free trial and don't pay a penny 6. If you succeed, you get another 3 months free Skool (and some free merch) 7. Use those 3 months free Skool to generate $99/month - $9,999/month 8. If you don't, cancel your Skool and you'll still have never paid a penny 9. If you succeed, now you're making more than the cost of Skool, so still never risk a penny 10. Continue to scale up to $10,000/month And if you run that playbook you'll be able to generate monthly recurring revenue without ever risking a single penny of your own money. If you've been watching to start an online business but never got round to it, now's the time to act. There's no better feeling than earning your first dollar online.
I want to start my own community and I am looking for a good Landing Page website to built it. Do you have any recommandations on what should I use? I can t use clickfunnels cause they are too expensive for me btw..
Convert Kit and Mailer Lite are esthetically pleasing and you can start for free. You can give it a dedicated domain and they are both super easy to use. Mailer does become cheaper when you start adding automations, but not by much. I use CK currently, but I have used both. I heard good things about Systeme.io but I found it hard to set up and gave up.
Are you creating content consistently on Youtube and would like to grow your channel ? I would love to create a small group of youtube creators between 0 and 100k followers that mastermind once a week and help each others grow and stay accountable 😁 I have been running for a year a free mastermind for 6 figures online business owner and we all experienced so much value and growth from that group. So i believe, that a mastermind could benefits people that are serious about Youtube 🚀 I am looking for 5-10 people max that are already creating content weekly or just starting out. Comment "Go Youtube" if you are interested to join this free mastermind so we can connect and grow together
Hey Synthesizers! I’m looking for a video storyteller who becomes a co-creator with me. Someone who will be brainstorming, shooting, and editing with me. We’re currently at 500,000 subscribers and we want to take over the personal growth space on YouTube by building a thriving community that moves mountains. (This is a bit of a "needle in a haystack" we’re looking for, so we’re paying a $5,000 referral fee if you end up referring the person we end up hiring long-term.) Anyone come to mind? They don’t have to have all the skills yet because I will teach them everything. We will learn alongside each other. But they do have to have a deep passion & natural talent for storytelling, be insanely hungry to a level that is intimidating, and be very hardworking. This is a full-time, all-in position for someone who wants to be part of something bigger than themselves and, in the process, become someone who is undeniable. This position is not for the faint of heart. It’s very hardcore. They’re going to be working with me here in Austin, TX, learn everything, be plugged into the creator economy, surrounded by creators, in a fast-paced startup environment with a lot of pressure and long hours. But all the struggle will be worth it 10x over. They must be able to relocate to Austin and legally work in the US. If you know someone who might be a fit, send them this post and you could get an easy $5,000 referral fee if they get hired long-term. All details are here: https://thedrvn.co/video-storyteller-apply-here Who are two people that come to mind for you?
I have 10+ years of synthesizing behind me. I came to realize that one of my biggest bottleneck is visualizing my ideas effectively. Which tools do you recommend ? (easy to use+effective) Can anyone tell me which programms creators like Jack Butcher or Dan Koe are using (examples below) Thanks so much.
Because I love you all ❤️ - here is a gift if someone could use it for editing. 🎁 I made a Google Template for myself to keep track of any assets I want to add in for my video editing. Yes, I am a nerd, and yes, I have ADHD so I create systems and processes to help me (I am a QUEEN 👑of systems and processes now as a result of my superpowers). So far this is really helping me out and it is stupid easy to use. What I do is: ⚫ Record the "Type" of asset I need using the drop down ⚫ Record the "Idea" in text (e.g. B-Roll - Party Scene, Meme - No One Has Time For That, Audio - Bell for Subscribe, Movie Clip - Scene saying I see Dead People, etc.). ⏱️For the Timing Area⏱️- The "In & Out" timing is so I know: ✅ In Only - This is where to put it in - one asset to be added ✅✅In & Out - There is a range for timing - multiple assets to be added Not sure if this will work sharing it here (I did the link as a viewer, so let me know if you can make a copy of it without issues), and maybe I am so new that most people already have something that this is irrelevant, but if it helps one person, I am glad I did. Here is the LINK TO ACCESS the Google Template.
@Stuart Tufft so I use this when I run through my first edit, making cuts... I note the time and what I want to add. It's pretty fluid for me. Usually I have an idea in script what I want to see, but in cut I can see what issues I need to hide with b-roll or other 😂. This allows me to then grab the assets at once and rename to the timing so I can drop them in at rough cut. Then they are there when I splice in templated intros, etc. It's I guess working in bulk as I don't have an asset library yet. I will also add a fillable workbook I made to find your ideal client. That was something I created for my business, but would be great for finding a niche. And thank you for commenting! Much appreciated.
I've been running my web design business for about 7 years now. I bought the domain when I was 18, but I wouldn't say I've been taking it too seriously until about a couple years ago. I was in university for most of that time. About a year ago, I think I was partly inspired by this group to start creating a course. It's crazy to see how far it's come from the rough drafts I had, but I also wish I had opted for a smaller course scope to start out with. I made a lot of mistakes over this process, but that's probably been my biggest. The course centers around using Squarespace to make a strong website for service-based business owners - but it expanded to include ChatGPT and Midjourney for website content, SEO and Copywriting advice as well as AI tools that help you do those, and some other things including offer creation. When creating it, I envisioned in my mind the middle-aged small business owners in my networking group that I've been a part of for 4 years, and thought about how if they don't get tech-savvy, their businesses will just cease to exist in 5-10 years. They have to learn the fundamentals, and then hire someone to execute on those fundamentals (and I have a video on how to hire a good freelancer on Upwork). Us small business owners need to upgrade our understanding of technology in order to stay competitive in this digital transition period, and I hope I can play a small but significant role in this 'fight' over this decade. Money-wise, I don't know if this course was worth it - time will tell. I certainly put in a lot of work time wise and at least $3000 money-wise in VA costs, and I could have been doing a lot more pressing work such as getting clients and upgrading systems in my business. What was worthwhile about this course - is a couple things: 1) Forced me to solidify my understanding of many rarely-used components of my service that I can now comfortably include in a holistic product. For example - using ChatGPT for content is huge, because getting text from clients has and always will be the no.1 sticking point for web designers. Sure, they still need to give input, but I can literally get on a zoom call with them, ask them questions, otter.ai transcribes it, and then ChatGPT puts together a 80% finished draft that I then edit. That's one of dozens of little examples of how this course improved my thinking of the systems behind my business. Sure, people can pay $119 to get a lot of the secrets/systems info- but they can also pay us $5000 to do it for them and this course is a key step behind consistently delivering $5000 websites that knock the socks off of clients (10x value)
Amazing and kudos to you. Also happy birthday and best of luck! Just a thought... selling website templates already made is something I see some Squarespace designers offering. It allows the "in between" people to be catered to. AND you can also do a combination sale... course plus template for a set cost. It will help the people who "need" the $5k cost but "have" the $119 budget. Two-for cost around $400 sounds doable for a smaller budget. Wishing you amazing success!
@Thomas Imoehl awesome, glad to know there is an option on here. My goal right now is to get faster and better at editing my own things. However, I would also love to leave my FT job, so the idea of freelancing sounds like a dream job while I also build my business. Bottom line, I want to be emersed in the creator of synthesizer world.
This is a message for Consultants. Specifically someone who sells coaching or a course to help people solve their problems. In 2022 I: - Spent two days in LA with Sam Ovens (on track to become billionaire) - Spoke with Alex Hormozi ($200m/year portfolio) - Spoke (and worked) with MrBeast (130m subscribers) - Spoke with Cole Gordon ($2,000,000/month) - Met Bas Slot in Lisbon twice ($1,000,000/month) My conclusion after all of this was simple: This industry is changing… The smartest people have noticed, and are already taking advantage of this shift. Everyone else will be left behind. Watch these clips (5-10 mins) to spot the shift. - Clip from Sam Ovens - Tweet from Alex Hormozi - Another tweet from Alex Hormozi - Clip from Cole Gordon (making $2m/m+) - Clip from All In Podcast (all four are Billionaires) - Clip from Alex Hormozi Watch those clips before reading on. They're short. Here's how I see things changing: - Direct Response → Brand - Ads → Content - Selling → Giving And to me, this is a GREAT SHIFT. Thank fuck this industry is FINALLY maturing. It's no longer enough to have flashy marketing and great sales skills. You have to build a brand. Over the past few months I’ve hinted at this shift quite a few times, and how I've used it to make $100,000/month profit (and sometimes even $90,000 in a day). I've made a: - 33 minute Loom video explaining this new model - 21 minute Loom video explaining how I got 600,000 subscribers using this model - Free course explaining how to build a great community - Loom video I sent to Alex Hormozi about using trends to grow an audience when he asked me to help him grow his YouTube - Notion page explaining the lessons I learned about YouTube growth from speaking with MrBeast - Google Doc explaining the content system that grows your audience in just two hours per week
~ What is the best way to structure a script that does the following? ~ 1- Strategically hooks the audience in without sounding pushy or desperate 2- Retains the audience to watch the entirety of the video 3- And finally converts a high percentage of the audience to actually stick around and follow you ~ After analyzing countless hours of videos and doing deep dives into their structure I found the perfect formula that works for me. ~ Here Are The Steps You Need To Follow: ⬇️ 1- Hook- The hooks job is to breed curiosity into the viewer. An effective way of doing this is asking a question your target audience wants to know the answer to. Fitness Example: How you can eat any food you want without gaining weight? Another way is to create a list that addresses your target markets desire. Creator Example: Here are 3 ways to edit your videos for maximum viewer retention ——————————————————————- 2-Retain- Retention is not only to keep the audience watching but at its root should educate, entertain or inspire the audience based on which style you’re choosing. A really effective way of doing this is to structure your script with ~ 1- Lists 2- Tell stories 3- Create Steps - This works because the full payoff doesn’t come to the end with these formats 3-Reward-The reward is actually fulfilling the claim that the hook made. The person should feel like they really got something from the content you made. Pro tip: DON’T BE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE (give a unique perspective) If you enjoyed this post like it and comment your perspective below I would love to hear it!
I saw recently that the first frame is now the benchmark since YT started with autoplay. I am so overwhelmed with that thought, I am going to to keep with as you said, hook and be me. I have zero interest in competing in the MR Beast world. Lol
I'm not doing it right now. 🧙♂️ Thanks to those who participated / contributed / appreciated previous efforts & offered amazing value on the calls I did host going overtime a bit, very cool. I leave this order, releasing responsibility, and return it to the aetheric chaos for the ideal to be born. As for Griffin, Griffin should be Griffin. @Wiktor Romanowicz @Andrew Kirby I strongly suggest changing the classroom links to on hiatus / just encourage people to throw together their own calls, like a 5 minute task...? Threads were like "where are the calls" over the summer, and if whoever wants to drop links in threads like happened earlier in the summer does it, that's fine by me, but that's my suggestion. Anyone who wants to take initiative, do what you wanna do. 🕊️
I’m meeting some great people here and just wondered where we are all from! Hopefully we can have some in person meet ups 🙌🏼 I’ve seen a couple already 😏😎 PS. Heads up, we have a google map of where our synthesizers are, feel free to add yourself: https://www.skool.com/synthesizers/taking-over-the-world-how-to-join-the-synthesizer-map?p=87794b04
Everyone from Mr Beast on down says to spend time on coming up with a great idea for your YouTube videos first. Then to come up with the packaging, then work on the video itself. It's missing all the details in that first step. So, how do you know if what you're going to spend all your valuable time on is a good idea or not?
Currently I am in writing/planning stage. I watch videos similar to what I am thinking about doing and watch for things like views, comments, likes, etc. Then I look at TubeBuddy and see what the infinite there tells me. Also I use things like answer the public to see what people are searching for. I use that to validate my idea. However, I am also leaving it open to "just trying" so I can see how it works out, even if it wasn't validated. Analytics is my jam, so I let the data tell me what I need to know.
@Nate Ritter so I am just writing and planning right now. However, I learned this from taking a Think Media course. This is how they teach their students and they have many graduates who are soaring as a result. So, I assume it is working otherwise they would perhaps have crap reviews from students then
Hey Crew, Any feedback on the lead magnet below? Also have you created your own lead magnet? Free Resource: 7 Questions to Kickstart Your Sales Growth. These are questions to coach yourself. Expect them to make your brain hurt in a good way.You can fill the form online but recommendation to print it after you fill it out & also take action immediately on at least 1 of these ideas! https://maven.com/p/0da712. What's your favorite question? Let me know below!
Are you going to add anything to the landing page or is there compelling website copy that is going to tell me why I need to exchange my email for it? My question right away is "am I here for the right reason? Is this for me? Why do I need this?" I would first make sure to add what they will transform if they download your questions... what is your promise.
Recentry we've had a chat with @Ricardo Infanger about naming yourself in various social media. For many Synthesizers out there, naming is an issue, since some of the names and surnames are not easily pronounced and kept in memory. Take mine as an exapmle. If you're not slavic you have no idea how to pronunce that. So, the question is — when you have a very specific name and surname should you modify and ’standardize’ or ’westernize’ it or not? Or just take a completely new name or a nickname, like MrBeast? I'd like to hear your opinions on that and it'd be great if you could provide some of the successful cases for different positions. POLL If you have a hard to pronouce and remember name and surname, what is the best strategy?
I watched a video on Diary of a CEO on creatives. He mentioned that anyone with a "different" name will often lose out to a person with a "normal" name. I personally have struggled my whole life in Canada with my Finnish name and recently thought I might take my husband's last name because of it. Here is the video. https://youtu.be/cI2rMEd6GW4
The "Accountability Call" (see the Calendar link above) was moved to a couple hours earlier than before in order to accommodate Wiktor being in a different time zone. As a result, it's a little easier for some people to make it, but harder for others. Is there interest in having a second accountability call this weekend, held at the time they had previously been held? (that would be two or three hours after the current schedule, so... 8am or 9am CEST, I think?) If you'd like to join in on a second call, let me know below and whether you'd want to start at 8am or 9am CEST.
In this post, I will talk about my experience as a 'micro-influencer' and how I leveraged shorts for my youtube growth and then give you some actionable steps! 😘Lets get personalllllll I want to share my personal journey with you as a testament to the power of YouTube shorts. After only six weeks of posting on YouTube, I've gained 28 subscribers and accumulated over 25,000 views! The majority of this growth has come from my shorts. In fact, when I posted a short every day for two weeks, my channel experienced rapid growth. Unfortunately, I had to pause my posting schedule, and looking back, I wish I hadn't. But now I'm here to tell you that if you want to grow, just post a short with a good caption – it's as simple as that! YouTube shorts have emerged as a captivating and engaging format, captivating billions of viewers worldwide. As a content creator and fellow synthesizer, embracing this trend can unlock exciting opportunities to connect with a vast audience and showcase your creativity. 🥷 Become the Shorts Master Shorts thrive on brevity, so focus on delivering concise yet captivating stories. Craft a compelling hook within the first few seconds to grab your audience's attention and leave them wanting more. Use visual elements, such as dynamic shots, vibrant colors, and creative editing techniques, to enhance the impact of your shorts AKA please watch ALEX HORMOZI SHORTS they basically taught me everything I know. 0️⃣ 0th Second Optimizing your shorts for maximum reach is essential. Create eye-catching thumbnails that entice viewers to click, (maybe something controversial)you'll increase the chances of your shorts being noticed in the vast YouTube ecosystem...SO MORE CLICKS!!! 🔑 Consistency PERIOD Consistency is key in building a dedicated following for your shorts. Experiment with different types of shorts to keep your audience intrigued and excited. Remember, each new short is an opportunity to surprise and delight your viewers and bring in new ones.
It's interesting, I absolutely understand that there is a shorts market or viewership. However, I only watch long form content on YT. My bias has me like a cat to water on shorts (though I will, because I will use it on TT and Reels). Do you find the shorts viewers as engaged though? This is my concern that shorts can give sub numbers, but doesn't help with hours.
My answer is: I want to make 4 valuable connections, inspire 1000+ humans on earth, and make a significant difference for 10 people in my community. And why? Because changing lives, impacting perspectives, and helping people achieve their dreams is the greatest wealth I could offer the world. Let's see what comes back 🌶️
One of my goals is to pass on the 3 decades of knowledge and experience I have in my industry, and replace my work income to do this full-time. Another bigger goal is to create a micro-loan program for women living in poverty to build a business and change their financial futures and end generational poverty around the world.
I have two businesses. One is geared more for income, the other a passion project that can generate income. Both require content (YT will be my main content and Blogs) and somewhat overlap (business niche). The main one is for business owners (to grow their business), the other will be for Military Spouses who want to build a business. Do I create two YT channels, one for each? Or do I attempt to do one channel and cover both there?
@Joseph Villagracia wow... and thank you! Though now I really am having to step back and look at this. I would say grow my audience, which may grow my business is my main priority. I would say it is a personal brand/biz vibe is what would service this. The military spouse community could be an income, but my main goal is to help others first. I mean I have my website up already just so I can give info without making a dime on it. Doing the thumbnails, scripts, filming, editing for two channels where the goal is to grow an audience would be hard on my own right now tbh. Didn’t think of that. Okay, I have to ponder this further. Thank you so much for the feedback and insights.
So I want to start a Skool Community resolving around self improvement, but I don't want to be a rip off of Adonis School or any other skool group. Obviously there is things that would be similar but is there anything you recommend putting in the group
So, my thoughts on "ripping off" someone else's feel... I can say there are two big community coaches who do almost the identical programs. I joined one over because of the person running it. I couldn't stand the personality of one. Everyone has "their people". There might be many people who prefer you over other big names. Do what you want to do because your tribe will follow you.
https://mattcl.notion.site/6a48249868614e758a7235083620d430?v=1b203f7f078047528f17e25b3d0f3747&pvs=4 Just duplicate it into your own notion. Every morning I open an incognito tab on my computer, go to youtube, and select the first 3 thumbnails that stand out to me. I open up my daily thumbnails notion template, hit the plus sign, then select "Daily Thumbs", the title will auto populate, I then take the thumbnails and paste them along with the title, and then follow the prompts. I don't go into insane detail, just what I see right off the bat. I added an example so you can see what I do. I use vidiq extension on chrome to see the full thumbnails. I merely copy and paste. This has been one of the best things that has helped me understand the top thumbnails and why they work. I notice so many similarities the more I do this. Hope it's useful.
Love it. Not sure if it's me (I do watch most videos at a faster speed) but I did go to 1.25x as I found the pauses long (again, probably me). However, I would add an email marketing link in your description. Even if it is just a newsletter link. I would love to read longer content and would like to know where to get it.
Just a vent... and inspo. Who can relate to crappy things becoming a silver lining? Had a really awful experience with my boss at my job this week. I want to now thank him for the push to embrace the world of becoming a synthesizer. Been on the sidelines "watching" and now I am going to get wet taking the plunge. Thanks Dirt Bag!
Hi guys, I am new to the community and looking for some help/advice. I have been on the hamster wheel for over 12 years I have grown 135,000 subscribers. My channel centers around barbering. It seems like the harder I work the less views I get. I know the biggest problem I have is that my niche is kind of small, but others have been able to generate a ton of views. Educating people on how to properly cut hair is not that exciting and I’ve been thinking about pivoting my channel in some direction for a while. Any ideas guys?
On first glance, Circle seems to be the better platform; in addition to what Skool has, they also have: 1. They have livechat (like Discord) 2. They have a badge system that can apply a custom badge to student's name based on criteria you set (like # of posts, or duration of subscription) 3. They have payment processing built-in & iOS + andriod apps already available (i know these are coming) 4. Much more branding customization: banners for discussion pages, post, themes (Skool doesn't even have dark mode lol) On the other hand, Skool has 1. calendar, to easily see coming events 2. Leaderboards (is this useful?) I'd greatly appriciate your help. For context: I am a YouTuber in the health and self-improvement niche. I will be teaching people to optimize their hormones and improving performance
Great question because I am opening a Circle community (vs Mighty Network and Facebook Group) because it interfaces well with my Android, feels like Facebook and I can position Courses, Masterclasses separate from a free community, and it has an app, etc. while having a payment processor on it (vs a landing page that we know the more vlicks = easier to say nahhh). This is my first Skool experience and I find it "bouncy" on my Android. But i
@Kaal Raam it just isn't smooth and it makes choices for me, and hides words under my keyboard. For instance, replying to this it first pulled up gifs and now I am typing this blind and hoping autocorrect is catching words if they come out wrong when I can't see what I am writing.
Newbie to both YouTube and the group. Here to take it all in and learn from the best. I am struggling with both ego/mindset (am I too old for this at 48) and getting my business prepared or "perfect" before I start creating video content. This comes from being a business owner first mentality vs creator first mentality. Here to learn as much as I can from the people who really know how to get it done. Much love... xoxo Helena