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!
Here's how I've customized my Skool group. It's still a work in progress, but maybe you can get some ideas by seeing what I'm doing with mine... I'd love to hear/see how you've customized yours well! Comment below with a tour of your group or post any suggestions for me & others :)
Now you can earn 40% of monthly recurring revenue by referring people to Skool. Refer 3 people and Skool becomes an income stream, not a cost. Watch the video below to see how it works. How to refer people: Go to "User settings" --> "Referrals" tab --> Copy/paste your referral link --> Done! Note: You can only refer people if you've got a paid group on Skool. Check it out and let us know what you think? 💰💰💰
As much as I love the idea of giving gems, I also love the idea of being able to remove/take back gems - here's why: Giving gems attracts more attention to individual posts, which is great, but I'm always hesitant to give out gems because... 1. It's permanent! 2. What if I give a gem to some deserving post, but then the person edits that post and it's no longer gem worthy? 3. What if I give a gem to the wrong post by mistake, or instantly change my mind after? 4. What if I want to give a gem to a post because this month it's important, but next month it's irrelevant? In summary, having the ability to remove gems would make me A LOT more willing to actually use this beautiful 'gem giving' feature in the first place. Thoughts?
In a world of indecisiveness and big miss-understandings of what Value really is, a GEM must only be awarded for producing real FRUIT. This could be in the form of a post, video, image or audio that is massively appreciated by your group. The group will vote with their likes and comments. That said, when you GIVE anything, including GEMS, you must GIVE without expecting anything back, as in the case of a GEM you are rewarding someone for the FRUIT they have already shared. The Value exchange is only waiting on you to finish it by GIVING the GEM. This isn’t reversible, otherwise why GIVE it to begin with? Why even complete the value exchange if you are expecting them to lose it at some future point? It’s a Thank you, and should be given as such.
I've developed a course that requires assessments to be completed to award a statement of attainment certificate (ASQA) at the successful completion of the course. Im currently using Thinkific which manages this automatically. I like Skool for the community posts, feedback etc but it would be great if there was an assessment type process included?
@Chris Moore have you thought about it from a Tribe perspective? what they teach is to think of your course as a membership and let’s say you have 7 modules or steps in that progression. You have them layed out like a course and people that come in can start where they are at. This is just one way you could leverage 1 group for different level students. Price would be important to be clear on. I was thinking of this today myself. I came to the conclusion for now that each Group I make at this time will be 1 price point and only take them so far, before they have to Level up their $ commitment to enter the next level. So in your case it may mean creating 7 groups, to sell separately, but only create them when you have paying clients. As long as your entry is 500-5k the 99 isn’t going to hurt at all. It’s nice to only create as group as needed and know each one serve a specific purpose and intent... I think the results this way will be way better. I think we will test it and see. P.S. I’m starting with 1 group.
Hi all, I'm investigating Skool as a solution for my business but seems the online Skool101 knowledge base is still very limited. Can anyone inform me if it's possible to host live videos for a course from within the Skool system and then also retain them as part of the course to be viewed later? TIA
@Matthew Wallace use the calendar and drop your Zoom links there. The next event on your calendar shows at the top of your community board with a count down to the day of the next event. So if your students are in Skool, they will all see what’s coming next. Think simplicity. You can also do a weekly email blast to your students in Skool with the coming weeks agenda as another simple bonus reminder.
Maybe there's a way we can have bonus points every time people reach 100 points. I was just thinking of ways to motivate people not just to get to the prizes, but to feel like there was a way to make it a little more attainable and to reward them just for getting more points. I'm currently in 2nd place for the accelerator, and the girl above me is #1, but she's so far ahead by hundreds of points that I feel she deserves an extra prize or points or something. I feel like people that put in that much work deserve something a little extra opposed to getting the same prize if they were only 1 point ahead of 2nd place. I'm thinking reward them for their work efforts, not just for their results ya know?
1. FB is distracting AF. Skool is zen - although I wish I could disable that nasty red notification bell lol. I will still have my team use FB for the free group function & to nurture leads in the DM's - but I will use Skool for my paying customers. They deserve my full attention. 2. Skool has everything I need to develop a membership subscription community. The community, classroom and calendar create form a trifecta experience. I will take payments via a ClickFunnels checkout page, process the payment via Stripe and then use a Webhook (Zapier) to invite the customer to Skool + have my thank you page explain how & why to join Skool. 3. The community, calendar & classroom feature are SO EASY to use, and are nearly perfect for what I want to do with a membership group - and I've signed up for over 10 other platforms searching for the best... Thinkific, teachable, circle, ghost, kajabi, podia, etc. but found them too clunky and confusing. 4. Skool is light, fast, clean & organized. It simply FEELS good to be in... like my Tesla lol. Nice job, team. 5. Anything Sam (& his team) build I know will get better with time, and we are in the EARLY DAYS! I'm very excited to see what comes next. I hope Skool can stay pure & simple as it is now... Curious, what are some reasons YOU love Skool? And are you making the switch from some other platform? Why or why not?
I have been working with some of the biggest FB group users around doing Challenges in them and have seen what happened to engagement after the 2020 election and FB downright assault on free speech. Some lost access to run their business, others were stuck in FB jail unable to access their communities. Just those two reasons alone are enough to realize it is smart to run your business on a private platform that won’t ban you for speaking your mind as you train people. Besides, Many people left FB and sought out free speaking platforms like Clubhouse, and started running ads on YouTube instead. That said, the FB group has seen its day, but Skool is going to smash it in comparison. I have been looking for a way to create something like it, maybe a LIVE feature will one day make it into Skool, but for now, I love the simplicity and easier ability to focus on what really matters, as Sam Ovens is always talking about... If you are scatter brained your ability to work suffers.... I see a bright future for Skool and what will be possible with it is up to each one of us to build and discover and declare in the group. Remember 🔥⚔️🔥Iron Sharpens Iron, you are only competing with who your were being yesterday. So share your wins and losses free here for all to benefit and make Skool better.
I just finished doing a live interactive presentation for local business owners, teaching them about how to get more customers...thinking or wondering now if SKOOL would be a spot to begin moving them into, to watch and participate. Do you think this would help grow the community or be a turn off, because its no longer on two FB pages and YouTube...thanks
My vote is invest in a second Skool group and keep your prospects off Fakebook. Just like this free group your are in here, create that Taste and see group in Skool and recruit from there seamlessly into your paid group. That’s my plan anyways.
We're currently using Circle.so as our membership community and Kajabi for hosting replays. It's clunky, I don't like it! Kajabi is great for simple email, page creation and courses. However, it really does suck with page speed, community aspect and calendar integration. We're gonna get rid of Circle.so (not Kajabi yet, because our website and landing pages are there) These are the 2 features we must have to use Skool: 1. Video hosting for our members (our members are mothers who aren't tech-savvy and would be a nightmare for them to upload sensitive videos onto youtube and paste the link on Skool) 2. Our membership is a recurring model and I'd like to automate the removing members! (If we could integrate with a Google sheet with their emails, my VA could also help remove members). Thanks so much. Skool is a lot faster and cleaner than Circle. Maybe I could even get rid of Kajabi one day!
Hi everyone. I'm new to Skool. Is there any way to have an image in the post, like on a Facebook post? I'd also like our posted videos to have a full-sized preview rather than a thumbnail. Is this possible? People are very visual, and our team uses many images, videos, and gifs in our Facebook groups.
It is said to build a business you have to invest in yourself, and your business. To grow it you have to reinvest along the growth path. I was thinking after finding this platform just yesterday, that $99 for a private group is a bargain, considering what unseen info FB has been taking from us for years. That said, not only will I have mostly paid access groups, and you should, but since it is free for potential students to enter our world of Skool, why not invest in an extra group that is free where you can use it like an incubator on the platform. Just like we experienced being here in this group.....🤔 A place for them to come test drive what you have to offer. Screw spending 99 on ads when you can do so much more with an Incubator group. This was just something that came to mind last night I thought I would share. Thinking past the scarcity is required to grow a business. Thinking and feeling about the investment is exciting and powerful when combined. Do any of you have an incubator group like this? #incubator
@Dorian Vida It depends on how you lead your group. My target is to incentivize my upper level paid groups to go make appreciation deposits in my unpaid group. Leadership, Leadership, Leadership! Leadership takes many forms, you must be a bold leader for anyone to follow your lead. With the right attitude your students will follow you anywhere, even back to your free group. Just imagine How you would do it, and get after it.
For now no. Depending on how you choose to collect cash, either funnel to Stripe, or booking calls to close on the phone. There are some good recommendations in the Skool 101 course in the Classroom tab above. Sam keeps the lessons short and to the point of course. Check it out.
I know this has been asked many times but I wanted to provide a specific use case in hopes of bringing clarity to this potential enhancement. And yes, I understand the model Skool was built for but I'm hopeful there will be some room for flexibility at some point. My Use Case: I only have one solution that I provide but multiple levels of access to me. Ideally, everyone in my world would get access to the community but only access to the specific items they’ve invested in. To me that makes sense because the community will be talking about the same things regardless of the level of access they have to me. Everything is based on one framework. Therefore everyone can and should be in one community. Sharing experiences, success, challenges, etc. But they shouldn’t all have access to all the different courses / content. For example, I will be creating a self-liquidating acquisitions funnel that is a book funnel where I have a couple OTOs of small mini courses, etc. The next level is an online video course. Where we go deeper into the framework, etc. The final level is Coaching and Mentorship. For me personally, creating a separate Skool account for each level just creates a ton more work on my end that really is not needed - especially when it comes to the different communities. Plus keeping engagement up for each community would be extremely difficult. You could argue that the coaching clients should get there own Skool account and that’s fine. But it’s not something I’d like to do at the start. I’d rather have everyone under one roof. I would be willing to pay a higher monthly fee for something like this too. I understand this is not really on the radar at the moment but I keep seeing people asking for it so I thought I’d try to add more clarity. Hope it all makes sense. Thanks!!
@Nick Guadagnoli I will do that tonight when I get in. Thanks, I do like the idea to make at least 1 course or module Lock for a teaser in the group.🔥🤣It works, people want what they cant have. Give that some serious thought please.
@Nick Guadagnoli After looking at this closer tonight, what I was seeing was the Loom video playing in the background every 6 seconds with a black start screen with a Zero (0) in the middle, giving the illusion of a Locked screen behind the play button...🤣 That said, I still like the idea of being able to Lock at least 1 Set to entice our groups to want to get access to the secret Set! It’s such a great inspiring way to motivate them to expand into the unknown with a little dash of mystery....🧲
Hey team, @Nick Guadagnoli (Product Manager) and I (CEO) are holding our first ever Skool "Office Hours" livestream tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 22nd @ 1pm Pacific Time. See it on our calendar here. We're going to share our latest product updates, best practices, and answer any questions you have. Nothing formal, we just want to hang out with you guys, share what's going on, and offer help. Want to attend? Click this link here to register/attend. See you there!
@Alec Hawkins I like Alex Charfen’s Momentum planner. My favorite so far for the daily business or getting things done. But Journaling is another animal. I use spiral bound books for different journals and some Journalbooks com for others. I’m finding you should keep journals separate like books to be studied again later by your kids. So for the more sincere daily scripture, I purchase nice real Leather-bound journals with real leather straps where you can even customize the paper you choose to use. I like the more rough paper as it draws the ink right out of the pen well, making writing effortless and doesn’t bleed through the pages. I do kinda geek out on it, as nobody I grew up with journaled regularly, it was called a diary and only girls did it... That’s the error of our generation. Journaling is where we capture our personal daily downloads from God and write our daily scripture. Words for our kids to one day be able to enjoy and learn way more about what we thought and felt about them, our lives and the challenges we faced and overcame. We can continue to guide and teach them long after we’re gone if we invest the time now. Once I realized this is what I was writing, my journaling game changed for ever. Sounds like I should make a course on journaling about now....🎁 Hope some of that was helpful.
Tried to change my URL, and the system said I can not use that URL. I checked the URL, it's not in use. Are there rules on what URLs we can use? Like the lenght of the community name or does it neeed numbers, etc?
If Skool creates a way to go live, there should be a way to fix the poor user experience of a group Q&A call, because you are forced to listen to an hour of other people's questions that are not relevant to your situation to finally get to your question. I simply cannot waste that much time so I rarely join the Q&A unless I get lucky and be one of the first few people on there. There should be some feature to notify the person via SMS when it is their turn and they should have like 30 seconds to jump on otherwise they miss their turn.
For now you use Zoom. Then upload it to your host and post it. Once posted you can search the post in your group for keywords. As far as going LIVE in the groups, I think that should be an earned feature. It’s not necessary for clients to build their foundation for most, it’s a distraction IMHO. But an epic tool to be added for the Value Givers.
Well you can always do the webinar style for new people if that’s suits you, or you can bring everyone in on a live zoom and set the frame of the conversation... This requires a lot more discipline on the host part. BUT🔥🔥🔥 I do think there is power in audio only. Having an audio room like Clubhouse is great, You can invite people to the stage and I have seen a lot more honesty in audio conversations, no one is wondering what they look like and they get real much faster. So, you could use Clubhouse instead of Zoom for that right now, you just run the risk of all the Squirrels and notifications.😎
[Feedback] Just switched to Skool after previously using Discord + MightyNetworks, and a variety of other communities. Had communities with thousands of members on Facebook too. Love a lot of things about Skool. Just a few minor things in terms of feedback: 1. Making adding events to calendars quicker. A simple "add event" next to the settings icon on the calendar would be huge. Same goes for courses - should be a "settings" or "Edit" tab next to each video in the classroom category if you're the host. Having to go classroom > settings > edit set is just an extra unnecessary step. Again it's minor. Just my two cents. 2. On longer posts, having a "click to see more" option would be cool. You can't really tell if the post is longer without clicking, It's a minor thing, but just improves UX bit. 3. Being able to tag @everyone in a community would be a neat feature. 4. Being able to assign incentives to leaderboards & points (I.E I want to giveaway a 1-on-1 call to someone who's at the top of the leaderboard after 30-days). 5. Improved onboarding for members of your community. Would be cool if you could switch on a mandatory onboarding feature when someone joins - "watch X amount of videos to get access to community." Most wouldn't use this (I would). Have a bunch of other minor feedback etc...but just thought I'd drop these. Anyways, I really like this platform. Keep it going!
@Scott Neylon It may be a mobile thing. I comment and watch videos mostly on my phone and work from a computer. For me, I use the right tool for the thing I need done. So if I am building something on my computer and need a video to guide me, I have the phone at the ready. I find it productive and not a distraction as my phone is ALWAYS in silent mode.
I love the product so far as a student. Great idea that you took some inspiration even from GitHub, see the activity monitor of people, it's like commits on GitHub. If you check Discord or Slack, you can get further inspiration from how some people format `text` with [markdown](https://dillinger.io/) without pressing buttons. Some communities also have chatbots that gamify experience further, e.g. promote people based on activity to get access to further goodies, or e.g. in case of crypto, they get data from some API and post alerts people are looking for. I don't yet know how easy it'd be to create courses. Course creator experience is in my opinion where ambitious startups like Educative in the tech niche have some catch-up to do (or I'd just have to hire someone to format my course material and be prepared to replace them from time to time when they quit). To get this right, you'll need to see what it feels like to upload Uplevel Consulting content and maybe take some interactive notes that require formatting, some tables here and there, some formulas or some embedded widgets (maybe custom html+css+jss embed to link external forms, pages etc). As I've created courses on Udemy, Teachable, Educative, Skillshare, Moralis Academy, Sitepoint, and I've gone through the publishing process of multiple tech publishers, I know how tough or easy the publishing process can be. Now I'm mainly working on my own school, but even there, I was picky with the platform. Skool is better than Slack, because it looks more organized and can deliver training with table of contents (let alone calendar, calls, whatever you need). Facebook is like a dinosaur now. One problem you most likely won't be able to solve with a small team yourself is marketing + legal/compliance. However, we often take make or buy options, and I am sure if you have enough paying members, service providers specializing in creating VAT-compliant payment gateways will give you an offer that you can build in the price. Payment processing is unfortunately a non-negotiable for me that locks me to Teachable whatever you do; unless I invest in legal compliance myself as a content creator.
That was a deep dive into the subject matter, if you keep Teachable for your billing for now, you can still use Skool for an epic engaging delivery system., outside of Teachable.... Like my favorite Mentor says a lot... Test it! Then keep testing it! This never ends by the way.😎
@Ritish Nanchahal not sure who coined this but, “ you have to slow down to go faster” It’s relevant because who wants to go faster in the wrong direction? As most businesses are doing today. It’s insanity. In my experience with working with business owners in the strat up phase, their Pride won’t allow them to see it.... they need a massive reality check smack down to wake up. Even the ones doing nearly 100 million a year, have slowed downed so much they cripple themselves. (Aka corporate America) So it is about finding the right balance of simplicity for your goals.
when you have a community which is focused on one goal instead of too many distractions which takes you where you are not meant to go then, you get more and more closer to not only completing the course, but achieve the outcome that is your transformation that the course promises! i believe that's the single reason i would go for a community like skool and not a free group on facebook which is serving its own goal to get members tuned not to the community but to facebook!