@Chris Lawson I have to agree with you, 100%. For anyone who is not tech savvy, it's an "issue". Maybe simplify the process AND have simple videos showing people what/how to do things? I'm with you on this!
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe Is it possible to set up some items on the calendar to ONLY be accessible to "paid" members and others only to "free" members? I'm trying to figure this out on my own, but as a non techie, I'm having issues. I'm going to be doing 1 free event (Zoom call) per month for ALL and then 2X weekly zoom calls for the paid folks. How best to do this?? Thx in advance!
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe - If it's not a "bad" question, what is the average number of groups that a Skool enthusiast is a member of? Not sure what Facebook numbers are for groups, but my list is starting to get LONG and I was wondering what the average is for all on the platform. Shareable? I don't think an answer would give away too many secrets!! lol
Can someone show me how to "protect" a few modules within a set in classroom? I'd like to have the general public members see the first 2, then make it so that only those who pay/or I allow can see the rest. Help!
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe Thanks, but I'd like it if it were different. So that one could have a course and pick and choose which modules INDIVIDUALLY you could allow access to. Not sure how much programming this would take, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like/prefer this! Thanks VERY much for your prompt reply!
@Andrew Kirby stopped by Skool HQ the other day to hang out. We talked about Skool for 6 hours. He's doing some interesting things with his free group "Synthesizer School". He basically funnels his audience (social, email list, etc.) to his free group + mini-course. He builds a relationship with his audience in the group, and occasionally promotes his paid course. It works! The funnel: Audience → to Community → to Customers. Anyway... I got Kirby to create a "Free Group Funnel" mini-course sharing his process. If you have any questions, comment below, and I'm sure Kirby will help. Enjoy!
@Tuyen Vu I've been doing info products since the mid 80s, but I'm always open to any ideas, new or old. I just started with Skool when @Sam Ovens offered the amazing Black Friday deal for WeTube. I just think it makes sense to take people into free groups on FB because it's easy to SLIDE them into one on a platform they are already on and familiar with. I'm using Skool for paid groups. There's more than one way to "skin a cat" (sorry cat lovers!), but this seems to be working well for me.
I have 3 Skool groups. 1- Free Group: this is where people can join for free and learn how to trade futures. How I filled this group by promoting it through my social media platforms and now people are adding their friends and so on. This is a self service group. I use this group to promote my LTO algo they need to trade with. 2- LTO group. I sell an algo people need to trade. So when they purchase it they get added to this group. We offer live trading together and a private chat group via telegram (Skool needs a chatroom feature with live notifications) This group I start to help people replace their income and become full time traders. I hand pick people to join the next group. 3- The Mastermind: this group is all about harmony and accountability. We have a system that tracks daily trading and performance and we hold each other capable and accountable daily. This group is a very tight group. 100 people max. 30k a year to be a part of this group. The main thing is to create a place where people feel supported and valued. 💯
@Roman Pearl - Just don't forget about a downsell. With 2 of my equity partners we have a high ticket program - >$5k, BUT, we also have a downsell for $997 for both. As long as you sell the heck out of the high ticket first, BUT, always have a link to a downsell if that's all you can get! SOME money is better than NO money. The argument some will make is that you shouldn't give anyone another option, just the high ticket. I've been tracking my numbers for 10+ years and I can honestly tell you that in my case, with MULTIPLE partners, not offering a downsell would have been a MASSIVE ERROR! PS - We then let those people who buy the $997 downsell get credit if they ever want to "upgrade"!
@Sam Ovens - You know I luv ya buddy, but this confused me. I "attained" level 3 only to find out that what I got was NADA! Why set up levels and then not have people "get the biscuit" when they risk it! I just want to hear why you think this is best practice - LOL. Again, all said with love!
i am of a firm opinion that while Free Group may work as a filter to your paid group / back end mastermind, the biggest mistake one can do is to get traffic without qualifying inside the community. If that is done and they don't have a focused goal, they very soon will feel demotivated and exit the group as you don't want random but only qualified people who want to join a group with that niche. The same principle applies on a Youtube channel - you can't post random stuff but content for a particular niche which is specific and fit that particular audience avatar
As I was thinking more about this, I also think it's worth considering monetization of free groups by allowing people to BUY their way to the next level. As an example, let's say someone can't "live without" seeing @Sam Ovens live event. You need to get to level 6 to see it. Why not give members of a group the opportunity to BUY that level. You could have different prices for different levels. Anyone with thoughts on this? @Akassh Ashok Gupta ? As far as ways to monetize an ostensibly FREE group, I'd like to hear what others think about this.