They add complexity. And are redundant. @Sam Ovens I love Skool. ❤️ And for paid communities is a no-brainer. But having 2 communities 1 free, and another paid... It's just DOUBLE the work. DOUBLE the content to create. DOUBLE the moderation to do... 😮💨 My proposal: 🤩 FREEMIUM MEMBERSHIP community. 1. 🗣️ Community: Limited Public view of the 10 most recent posts (only members can participate). 2. 🤓 Classroom: Free demo course + (only members can access premium courses) 3. 🗓️ Calendar: (only members can participate) 4. 🤝Members: (only members can see and network) 5. 🏆Leaderboards: Level 1 public. Level 2 - 10 members (Level up to unlock content for higher retention and Live Time Value of a member for the community). Integrating the RECURRING payment functionality of monthly/yearly membership.🤑 I would love to be able to do this with Skool. Not needing to manage 2 groups, all-in-one is what we want. FREEMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. Fancy Fails, Simple Scales.
The 3 membership questions are an incredible opportunity to get to know your incoming applicants, especially for the free group. Watching some people want to use that to collect emails, I am wondering: 1. Isn't it annoying to sign people up for an email list while still sending them blasts from Skool? 2. What's the logic and reason for collecting or not collecting emails? 3. Why doesn't Skool let you download all email addresses? 4. For people that are collecting emails, is it more of a hedge that if the Skool strategy doesn't work out, you can go back to newsletter/email marketing? Thank you. I would love to hear your comments.
Hey guys, I am thinking about what is the most effective option to build a free Group, where we can build trust + generate Calls fast. What do you think is the best "Tool" for free Groups. Facebook Groups or Skool? Skool benefits: + Classroom with free Courses + They can see overviews of your paid offers, without acess Facebook Groups: + it's a familiar environment to most peaple + You can ask Qualifiy-Question before joining the Group What do YOU think ist better and WHY? Best regards Flo
y’all be saying skool is more engaged cuz y’all are serving other info product people or are in other info product groups. Sure there are exceptions but if you aren’t thinking first “where does my market hangout” then you are going to fail. Right now it’s hard to get people to come back to skool and engage if they aren’t bought into your group. And they aren’t as much if it’s free. That’s why Facebook is nice because you can always rengaged people who are just on Facebook for other things. Trust me I know some day skool for groups will work great as free group funnel for all markets but I still feel like we are in the weekly phase. But I’m ready for it haha that’s why I bought skoolfunnel.com 😅
Hey everyone, Introducing Skool Kompanion - A Free Mobile App for Skool I’ve made a number of tools for Skool over the past few months such as Skool Directory or the Members Export Plugin. I believe in Skool the product and ecosystem, and am excited to see it grow. As with directory, this project was inspired by seeing numerous requests about a Mobile App. In response I’ve gone ahead and created Skool Kompanion. Skool Kompanion is a simple mobile app that allows you to access Skool as you would from a browser. It also gives you access to real-time push notifications for posts and comments at the tip of your fingers. Over the course of the last couple of weeks — I have found myself more engaged with Skool due to the way notifications keep me looped in. I think this mobile app with notifications will lead to higher engagement within your groups. I encourage everyone to try it for some time, and see how much of a difference it makes. I think it will be an essential tool in order to stay engaged and connected with your groups. At this time Skool Kompanion does not support Android, and notifications do not support chat. These are things I may look at in the future depending on support and feedback. So please try it, and let me know if you have feedback.
I wanted to achieve 100 days in a row of at least 10 activities in the Skool community - which I did. All posts were an indirect result (proving my point that activity more often than not can also lead to contributing) and hopefully I was able to add some value to the community that way. My goal in doing this was to better understand Skool as a platform and get ideas on how to build a community, as I had little exposure to this topic before. In retrospect, I consider my post on a streak feature to be the most important because besides the already existing affiliate program, I think that feature could contribute the most to Skool's growth. Of course, if Skool is to grow worldwide, multilingualism is a must. In the coming time I will focus more on my main business, so I won't have the time to be active here anymore. It was a great time with you, I wish you much success with your communities, businesses and in life. To @Sam Ovens , @Daniel Kang and the whole Skool team I wish that they absolutely crush it with Skool - which I'm one hundred percent convinced of). Thank you for many inspiring discussions.
And it's been happening to my clients, too. We've had NUMEROUS members leave our Skool group thinking it would unsubscribe them from payments, but since it doesn't, and they get charged, they get pissed and dispute - not good for our business relations with Stripe. The solution? I now make it SUPER obvious to new members that leaving the Skool group is NOT going to pause or cancel their accounts. I let all my members know in the: A) Welcome email B) Membership Q's C) Intro module D) Welcome DM E) Rules Idea for Skool: when people click 'leave', perhaps you can have a warning message that says: "If you are paying to be in this community, leaving will not stop your credit card payments from being processed. Please contact the community owner to cancel or pause your payments before leaving this group."
I don’t see many people talking about this here and thought it might help. But we have our clients set up an iPhone Shortcut on their phone with a direct link to our Skool Group. We provide the SOP on how to set it up with our logo and have them set it up during onboarding. It takes them two seconds. Super easy. And we saw a big increase in activity when we started doing this. Btw - loving Skool. Thanks @Sam Ovens Hope that helps guys! 🙏
Hi there 👋 I'd really like the concept of Skool and I was wondering if there's anyone in the community using Skool to build a community/movement around their DTC brand. For now I can only find content related to course/info/lead gen businesses. If so, would like to know more about it! 😀
I wanted to see if there is anyone here that are growing successful groups, masterminds, courses, etc that are not based on teaching funnels and growing their FB groups, etc? I thought it might be easier to just put this in a short Loom: https://www.loom.com/share/5ab16583212b4fc19c527c0c35114f9e Would love to hear about anyone else's success. Appreciate y'all.
@Jose Castro You aren't...I fell into it as an outlet to share acquisition advice based on what I do for my real business which is an agency. But I also have dozens of my DFY client where I run their groups in the health space and relationships and other wealth markets. You're seeing all these coaches coaching coaches becuz we can get trapped into these little worlds and never realize how big other markets can be. Id recommend joining the NHB group on FB. You'll find a good community of people there doing all sorts of stuff
I believe that, by being able to change the email subject, pre-header, and sender, more people will open our emails and take action. On desktop, the email subject is more visible and easy to see; however, on mobile devices, it can be difficult to see what the subject of the email is.
Loving skool right now for serving our paying clients! Engagement and support has been way higher... Plus our students are way more excited to share wins. Kinda like Im doing here haha I'll keep ya'll updated!
I've recently migrated my FB group to skool, but given how its a platform that many people don't use atm compared to FB or IG, I'm having trouble getting users to check their DMs more frequently (this is how I get calls booked - via conversations). Outside of hounding their emails with reminders, do you guys have any ideas of how you can make people who join your group come back more often? Thanks! @Sid Sahasrabuddhe
@Abhi Amalsadia Naw I just predicted that this would be the issue running a free group on skool. Yes FB groups SUCK for community building but the point of a free group is to FUNNEL people. and you can't do that if you can't get eyes on your posts. Which is why FB will be top dog for all thing direct response for awhile.
Hey Skool Community, I hope your week is off to a great start! I wanted to provide some Case Studies that have helped my communities grow, and may be useful in helping yours grow too. 1. Live Events: We recently just completed our 5-Day in-person Live Event, and our Skool Communities have been significantly more active since this event. We utilized an "Event Thread" pinned post in Skool for members to comment, post, and share about their Live Event experience. Admins also posted updates during the live event. Overall, using Skool + Live in person Event promoted a "Spark" in the Communities and has strengthened the bond among members. 2. Breakthroughs: My students love posting "Breakthroughs" in the communities. We have a Category for "Breakthroughs". We also teach in our Course to celebrate "Breakthroughs" (even the smallest of breakthroughs, as small breakthroughs lead to big breakthroughs). This has provided a positive feedback loop for the members who post a breakthrough, get great feedback from other members, and become motivated to accomplish more breakthroughs. 3. Activity Streaks: My top members love the "Activity Dashboard" on the profile pages. Without prompting, my top members are motivated by the Activity Dashboard, and they compete with each other to see who can get a 5-10 day "Dark Green" Streak. I think this can be a secret weapon for Skool to lean into this feature and have an emphasis on "Streaks". 4. Learning through teaching: I've been getting feedback from my top students who really like helping others. When members have questions, my top students are keen on attempting to solve their problems even if they have limited experience with the actual question or problem. This motivates them to test their own solutions, and gives them a sense of obligation to implement the solutions themselves and therefore receiving progress as a result. (Not the most tangible case study, but I thought it was interesting). Anyway, I thought this feedback may be helpful for folks. Let me know what you think!
I've asked myself several times now, what do you think are the advantages of Facebook over Discord? Being a big Discord fan since many years, I would have loved for Skool to own the Community space as if it were Discord. What is your opinion?
It would be lovely to be able to see team members on a map (geographycal location). E.g. on/off button in profile if I want to represent my location on the map. Things like "hey I'll be around Minneapolis next week, how about (....)" would be much easier with an easy overview on who is where. (Origin of the request: I wanted to have a quick look at who from uplevel is in Europe.)
Does anyone here utilize the classroom feature for housing your Online Courses? If so, do your prefer Vimeo or bunny.net? Looking for something that will still keep our course content private as we do not want it to be easily searchable and found out in the world.
Hey, My name is Josh Gavin. As per request, I'm here to share how I'm using a $27 offer to fill my Skool group with members who engage, collaborate and upsell into my $3k+ offers. To give you some history... I grew a Facebook group to 5200 members and collected $486,000 cash from it without running a single paid ad. But while I was doing this I noticed my homies over at Clients & Community had invented this new concept of running ads to a lead magnet which would then point to a free group. So after some time, this method became very popular which meant new problems appeared. But here I was... Growing just as fast as everyone else without running paid ads. So I decided to launch an LTO (low ticket offer) as a side mission to teach all these struggling group owners how to get new members without ads. I never planned on this becoming my main offer since I hated the thought of becoming another one of those 'coaches' who help 'coaches' with organic marketing lol But here I was with a method no one else was teaching... So I launched it! And just 30 days later I enrolled over 200 people at $27 + 40 people into a sass upsell. Using my V1 funnel here: https://www.organicgroupmethod.com/join Then I decided I wanted to take this more seriously and increase my AOV as I started learning more from the LTO God himself Alen Sultanic... So I added new upsells and launch V2 which you can find here: https://www.organicgroupmethod.com/offer Then in December, I launched V3 which you can find here: https://www.organicgroupmethod.com/launch But here’s where things get spicy… Although I believe Facebook is still better for a free group since you can get more attention to funnel people into sales conversation… I don’t like FB as a client portal for paid products…
I got this mail from Sam Ovens, and I feel that his focus on Skool as a platform will ensure this becomes one of the best community and learning platforms in future. I feel creating & promoting your community in skool will be vital for growth for experts and coaches as no other alternative at this time offers such simplicity.
Is Loom a good option to host training videos? I like Loom for screen recording and pay for it any way so would be good if I use it to host my content rather than paying extra for Vimeo Wistia. However Im obviously just looking for the best option. Anyone have any insight? Cheers