Starting NOW! September 25th — If you get paid members to join your Skool community, you'll win prizes. The challenge will run for 28-days from September 25th to October 23rd, 2023. Pacific time. There's three ways to win: 1. Get the most paid members (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 2. Get the most MRR (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 3. EVERYBODY who gets 10 paid members Prizes include: 16" MacBook Pro's + 27" LG 5k screen's + Lifetime FREE Skool Ready? Read the full instructions on the Membership Challenge here
Do you prefer reading books or blogs or Watching course videos? (Google Slide presentations, VSLs,..) I'm asking this because I will soon share my protocol that I'm using for my clients for free. The content is completely done with Google Documents. I want to make the content easier to understand. Should I create slides and record a video, or just share the Google Document? OR... wait.... Should I record a video while going through the Google Document? *mindblown* As always, Muchos Thankyous
Now you can add a shared calendar to your Skool so your members can see what's happening, when, in their local timezone. Members can add events to their personal calendars with a click. If your community does live Q&A calls or live events, this feature is perfect for you! Watch the video to see how it works. Enjoy!
I often even forget what communities I'm a member of. And to see which communities I'm in, I have to click on this small ^ symbol. Instead, I'd love to have a hamburger menu on the left side that makes it easier to switch communities with 1 simple click. Ideally, showing the icons on the left side.
Here's our roadmap. The image below shows you what's in progress and what's up next. You probably noticed we shipped many new features in the last 2-weeks. We hired some amazing talent, reorganized our teams — and our development velocity increased — significantly. Some of you were a little concerned at the rate of change. When we dug deeper, we found that lack of communication was the real issue. We learned from this and will improve moving forward. Sharing this roadmap is a way of keeping you in the loop of what's coming soon. We're super excited to share these new features with you! Internally, our team agreed, it feels like we're just getting started. Let's build this thing together 🔥
Sometimes you need to express a feeling, but words alone can’t quite do it. Now you can add GIFs to Posts, Comments, Replies, and Chats! Just click the GIF button, type your keyword, find the perfect GIF, and it will attach to the post or comment you are writing. Comment below with a GIF! Thanks team! 🙌
Introducing two new features for courses: 1. Drip — Now you can drip course content to your members over time. When adding/editing a module, turn drip on, and enter the number of days you want to module to drip after. 2. Course permissions — Now you can give some of your members access to course A, but not course B. When adding/editing a course, set permissions to "All members have access" (default), or "Only some members have access". To give specific members access, find the member from the member's list, click the "..." menu, click "Manage access", and select the course from there. These were two of the most requested features we've had, so I hope you guys like them! Check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
Sh💩tty communities with low engagement SUCK. And it's a lack of community management that causes this ☠️ Benefits of proper management include: • Happier members • More engagement on posts • Stronger retention & word of mouth referrals • More frequent testimonials from clients • More profit for you (if you have something to sell) Yesterday I spoke with someone on Skool who said they didn't know how to manage a community & today I saw this post so I thought it's time to make a video addressing this issue. Good news: Managing a community is EASY when you know what to do. And it doesn't take up much time. Especially when you learn how to empower your members. If you have any questions, comment them below 👇 If you found this video helpful, give this post a 👍 + Here's the Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XqQkhgsCPEw0XnMJqEHsCKZjSmrvLga9HSXhYVhIE0c/edit Ted P.S. In addition to the tips in this video, I would suggest watching these 2 videos (although FB group focused, the lessons apply to a Skool community) to help you understand how to best set up your community for success.
Hey team! Group admins have told us they'd like to see more "engagement" and "life" in their groups. Previously, we sorted the feed by the newest post. The problem was, more people comment than post, so most of the "engagement" was happening at the comment level, and nobody could see it from the feed. This made the group feel kind of "dead". Now we sort by "recent activity" as the new default. If somebody comments on a post, it brings that post back to the top of the feed. We added some blue text to indicate when the latest comment was, and if you read it, the text changes to gray. This way, the group feels much more "alive" and "engaged". Oh yeah, and if an admin awards a "Gem" to a post/comment, that will bring that post back to the top of the feed — this makes gems more useful. Try out the new sort method in the groups you're in, and let us know what you think?
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?
Skool's official iOS App is live. Download it here on the iOS App Store, by scanning this QR code, or searching for "Skool Communities". It has push notifications, links open in the app, + more. Our Android app should be live in the next 30 days.
One of the most useful features inside of FB Messenger and Gmail is the ability to search for keywords. Does Skool plan on letting users search the DM's for keywords in the future? As more and more of us start using Skool for appointment setting, I think it becomes more important to let us search for keywords like: "Calendar" or, in my case, "SKOOL" to see who's sent us a DM about a certain topic. Alternatively, is it possible for someone to code a custom chrome plug in that searches our DM's for keywords? (I'm not sure if the Skool code even allows for that sort of custom chrome plug in behaviour, but that'd be sweet...)
Want a simple landing page that explains what your group is about and why people should join? Now you have one! See an example here. You can promote your group by adding videos, images, and a description. You can specify if your group is free or paid. (less confusion when non-customers request access thinking it's free). For private groups: Non-members will see this page when they visit any of your group's links. For public groups: Non-members will see this page on the "About" tab. Once somebody is a member of a group, they'll see this page under the "About" tab. If you're an admin of a group, go to the "About" tab to customize your landing page. Try it for yourself and let us know what you think? 🎉
Can we make it so that only people from "Paid Group ABC" and "Paid Group XYZ" can send us DMs, but not people from "Free Group 123"? I keep getting DMs from people that are on Skool (exclusively in Free Groups) and they keep sending me DMs. example: John = Is a member in "Free Group 123" but also in "Paid Group ABC" Alex = Is only a member in "Free Group 123" In this case, I'd want only John to have the option to send me a DM and not Alex. Can we make this happen? This would not only be ideal to admins but also for members, because I'm sure members will get tons of these DMs from others too.
@Jeffrey Feldberg — If you select "Most Compatible" in your iPhone camera settings, the iPhone will take JPEG format pictures instead of HEIF. JPEGs are more widely supported across all apps and platforms.
@Sam Ovens hey dude I’m typing this on my iPad so it might read weird. Anyway, a couple years back you ran an ad and the image for it simply said “this is an ad.” It might’ve only just said the word ad. I can’t remember. I think it had a blue or purple background. I think the text was white. This has to have been maybe three or four years ago. I just remember thinking that it was really awesome. I don’t remember the body copy. Do you remember if it worked?
Skool is getting better by the day. But here are some personal feature requests: - Having the option to view course content in "theater mode" similar to the one on YouTube. (having the key shortcut CMD+T is big bonus!) - Being able to type some words/sentences in bold. (having the key shortcut CMD+B is a big bonus here too!) Thanks for the amazing work (pls don't be the guy below ❤️)
Hey team! I thought I'd share why we haven't been as active posting and commenting on Skool recently — We're focusing on building "Skool 3.0". So instead of incremental improvements in short cycles (like we've been doing so far), we're making some big improvements over a longer cycle. You're going to love it! As soon as Skool 3.0 is live, I'll announce it here in the Skool Beta group. Till then, we may not be as engaged with discussions, or announcing new features. I wanted to let you know why. Bug fixes will continue to be a #1 priority, so if you find anything please report it to us and we'll fix it ASAP. Happy New Year!
When someone finished a module/class inside the classroom, they can mark it "Done" but after that, they need to look at the left tab again to find what the next class is. To make this more seamless, we could add a "Next class" tab or button under the "Done" tab. This "Next class" is already very effective on Netflix, YouTube etc. I've edited a "Next class" button to the image below as an example of what I mean. Would you find this helpful or not?
Tbh it depends on how many people will join the self-study community. If lots of people decide to join, then I will too I guess. (my reasoning behind this = there won't be any support or Q&A calls, so we'll need to help each other out when needed..)
Hey Jason, I would recommend making it "Private" tbh (but still free). Reason: If someone wants to join, all they have to do is "opt-in" which makes it possible for you to send e-mails/newsletters and nurture until they become a paying client. If someone decides to optin, you've basically made your first "sale" with them already :), so upselling would be easier since they've taken the first step in this process. I'm also starting a "free" community soon, and plan to do it this way: Free community — but only qualified people can join: - I'll have 3 questions to qualify people: 1) Are you in the XYZ business? 2) Do you need help with XYZ? 3) Will you introduce yourself after joining in? - I'll have 1x weekly call probably - I'll be very much involved in the questions people ask, to have good "initial conditions" in this group. - I'll release a powerful mini course with a pitch for my paid mastermind to those who need it. Curious to hear your thoughts as well