We have 400+ people in our paid community, and they're all on Stripe billing. Now that Skool billing is here... we need to move them over. Here's how we're going to do it. Step 1: Incentivize the switch. I made this post (attached below) and emailed it to all my members using Skool email broadcast feature. I told them to comment DISCOUNT below if they wanted a lower rate. I also added a deadline to create urgency. Step 2: DM them. I sent this DM to everyone who commented: Hey Name, Can you please visit https://www.skool.com/contentpreneur/about to sign up at the discounted rate? :) Step 3: Remove them. As soon as I sent the DM, I removed them from the group. (If you don't remove them, they can't see the 'Join' button on the about page.) Step 4: Remind them. If they don't sign up after I remove then, I have someone on my team who will keep DMing them with reminders until they do. Step 5: Cancel their Stripe. Once they've moved to Skool billing, I go to stripe and cancel their subscription. Bonus Step #1: More email reminders. I'm going to mass email (using Active Campaign) all my members a few times to notify them about the discount opportunity. Here's what the email will say: Subject: [Action Required] Your Contentpreneurs Membership Discount is Available Hey name, good news! You qualify for a $10/month reduction for your Contentpreneurs membership. To activate your new discounted rate and save $10/month, follow these two steps: Step 1) Remove yourself from the group (Settings → Membership → Leave group) Step 2) Click this link and sign up again: https://www.skool.com/contentpreneur/about Warning: If you do not switch over within the next 60 days, you will lose access to this new price. Why are we doing this? We want to make it easier for you to cancel, pause, and update your card on file whenever you need to, so we're switching to Skool's new in-house billing system.
Any chance we could change the URL on our group? We paid up for the year with the Black Friday deal so aren't going anywhere... Any chance we can change that before we start linking everything like Zapier etc?
Last year I launched a FREE Skool group called The Conscious Creator Club After hosting it for 10 months, I realized that people who pay, pay attention Ever since joining @Sam Ovens Uplevel Consulting course in 2021 I've only sold high ticket products Then in July, I thought about launching a low ticket product to "test the waters" I made $9,342 in 60 days I'd been eyeing a few membership on Skool and when @Sid Sahasrabuddhe and @Nick Guadagnoli let me know billing was live, I decided to give it a try. I turned the proven $27 product into a recurring membership on Skool Within the first 10 days, we had 86 paying members 👉🏼 Three things that helped: 1️⃣ Using ManyChat to funnel all my Instagram followers to join the membership 2️⃣ Offering a free membership for life to one person who signed up within the first 10 days 3️⃣ Making the ticket price a "no-brainer" ($27 is just 90 cents per day) Not sure if I'll keep this price point forever, but for right now, I'm happy with it Thanks to all who have provided helpful feedback on the benefits of a low ticket paid membership If you have any questions on turning your free group paid, happy to help! 😃 Drop them below 👇🏼 Thanks to Sam and the team as Skool! Excited for what's to come!
@Marc God For me, I tried the free route but since we do so much volume across instagram, youtube, podcast, email (30+ posts per week) I found that I didn't need another place to post free content. Instead a low ticket paid was great because it's a low committment for a high return. My goal is to get the group up to $10k/mo to cover basic team expenses.
I just tested a paid subscription in my new group for the first time but it didn't prompt me to answer the membership questions. Membership Questions are turned "On" but I'm not sure why upon purchase the user wasn't prompted to answer the questions. I want to add paying members to my CRM and link with Zapier, so in the past, I did that with membership questions. Any advice here? @Sid Sahasrabuddhe
I just tested it in my group for like 30 seconds. You can definitely do it using Vimeo's live streaming thingy. I used the browser based version. Quality was kind of "meh". But that's a Vimeo issue and not a Skool issue. Used the encoder version before with way better results in terms of quality. (I use ECamm Live). I imagine you can do the same by livestreaming to a YouTube link and embedding it into a post in Skool. That's all I did with vimeo. If you're really wanting to maximize community engagement I think livestreaming straight into the group is better than doing it on Zoom or whatever because people come into the group to participate. And in the long term (assuming you want to sell stuff from the group or are using it as part of a deliverable for a paid course) ...participation = profit. Or as I said in Mass Control (or one of those courses from 300 years ago) ...Consumption = Cashflow. Wait - I bet you could (for the same of simplicity) set your Zoom call to stream to YouTube ...and then just paste the YouTube link into a Skool post ...and now you're doing a zoom call into Skool. Yep. Just used that newfangled "Google" and found this: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360028478292-Livestreaming-meetings-or-webinars-on-YouTube
We recently shipped these changes to the calendar feature. People loved the ability to set access permissions, cover images, etc. But most didn't like the events UI, they preferred the calendar. So... Now the calendar UI is back! And you can toggle between calendar/events list with a single click. We learned something from this: Next time we make any meaningful changes to the interface, we'll ship the change to a small beta group of communities and gather feedback there before we ship the change to everybody. Skool is a lot bigger now, and we need to adjust our process. We're learning!
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?
With the new updates, I can't find a way to manually add or revoke access to individual courses. Now it's just that I can change the settings to "Some members have access" but then I'd have to manually re-add everyone. Thanks! @Sid Sahasrabuddhe
@Ming Fung Correct, but what about if I want to remove someone from a course? I’m asking mainly because I want to update calendar permissions by putting people with access into one course. But I can’t seem to revoke access by individual person
Hey y'all, I'm looking to create my course content using Loom and keep access to the content to only those students who are accessing from my Skool environment/group. Essentially, trying to avoid potential sharing to non-paying students. Is there a way to whitelist skool.com on my Loom videos but block all public access outside for what is embedded in my Classrooms?
I've been an active Skool user since 2021. I started my own Skool groups (one free, one paid) in the past year. I love Skool but I'm genuinely curious why there isn't a feature yet for scheduled posts?
Hi team, If you add membership questions – will these only be required for those who find the group and request to join? Or will these also be required for those we invite? Currently we 'invite' them to Skool. I'd like to continue to invite them, and then have them fill out the questions. If the membership questions are currently only for people who request, would I then just send the Skool link in their onboarding email? @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe I am having members join but they’re not answering membership questions but still able to join the group. Is there any way they can go back and answer them if we let them know after they already requested to join? If yes, where would that be on their profile to answer them