Hey all. I've started using Skool as a front-end marketing group instead of a back-end product group. Is anyone else doing this? Attached is the model I'm using. The key differences to the model most in here use: - No ads - No direct outreach - No sales tactics - No content treadmill - Focus on audience building (specifically YouTube) - Focus on community - Using Skool as a marketing community, not product community I ran the new model past Sam and he said he liked it! I also asked for permission to post this here and he said yes. I think this new model is a game-changer for getting to $100k/m profit. I know it's quite difficult to get the full picture from the image, so if you need more info then just comment "Loom" and I'll send you a Loom fully explaining the model. Hope it helps.
Someone in my community is asking if they set up a community on Skool, and you guys don't like what they post, will you ever ban a Skool? They believe in freedom of speech, and want to know that people can say what they truly think without fear of getting banned.
FWIW: Yes, Skool has that possibility. I would invest. To make it so, something of the present would have to be preserved, and from some place, you must depart. I recommend the Skool team to read Bubbles by Peter Sloterdijk. Reality is a bubble within a bubble within a bubble, interlinked with one another, constantly popping and emerging. What's missing currently are the bubbles of 1) backend teams to work together here to produce the front show, 2) the privacy and romance of smaller communities within larger communities i.e., cohorts 3) the ability to make offers to join bubbles.
We just shipped some new gamification features to make things more fun! • Custom level names: Personalize your group by naming your levels. • Unlock courses at levels: Unlock a course or something of value when members hit a high level. • Leaderboard redesign: Now you can see your progress and what you can unlock as you level up. Watch the Loom video below for more info on how it works and how to set it up for yourself. This is an experimental feature we're playing with, so we want to hear your feedback! Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think?
Hi guys, what platform do you use to sell your Skool community? And our plan is to sell a monthly membership, do you manually have to remove unsubscribers from the Skool group or is there any way to automate it?
We use Kajabi as a client and a team tool. As a team tool it onboards new team members. To make that work we need assessments so Kajabi checks if they got right what we tell in our courses. And we got the same with clients. In that case we make a checklist in the end of each module so they need to mark all bullets on the checklist so they get the next module. We can’t use skool until you got that feature. So we are happy to hear if it’s on your roadmap. Best regards Max
It might be super useful to enable self-chat for users. Self-chat space becomes like a personal notebook of ideas, tidbits, nuggets, links, etc., found in the course of conversations on Skool. Usecase: I found the following post from Andrew Kirby pretty useful. I wanted to save the link. https://www.skool.com/community/the-weird-way-i-use-skool-i-think-its-pretty-powerful?p=538f6656. Where should I save it? In slack, I can send messages to myself where I went ahead and saved the link. It would be good if I had a space at Skool where I could keep this.
Hi @Sid Sahasrabuddhe, we have a challenge with the titles being cut off in the course navigation. The current limit is 30 characters (including spaces). Our titles can go to 45 characters max, e.g., "Introducing the Emotional Fortitude Technique" Usecase: here, you can see that my modules 7.2 and 7.4, and 7.5 are cut off in the navigation. Not a good look. I am pleading for a 45-char limit. Thanks to @Marcos Razzetti for prompting me to post this.
Hi @Sam Ovens, @Sid Sahasrabuddhe, and the Skool team, my friend @Mareya Ali told me I should send you some use cases for Group Chat design. First of all thank you very much for considering this feature. This is very important for us, as although I have started two communities here, I still have to keep many students on Slack. So I thought to give it some thought and enumerate the use cases here, and give the community leaders also the opportunity to chime in with their own use cases. Here we go: 1. We run a 1-year course to help redesign all aspects of personal, professional, business, and life. There is a main course with main set of meetings and rhythms. And there are a lots of special interest groups that get formed. I am involved with some while other meet with each other or with other members of my team. 2. For example, I practice and teach Shaolin QiGong for the health and wellness of my team and my participants. It is a daily practice, so something I have to take a leave and announce that message to the regulars. Not everyone needs to see it and it would be annoyance if everyone saw that I won't be leading Shaolin Fit session on a certain day. 3. With a small group of thinkers from within my course, I read a deeply technical or philosophical book. I don't charge anything for it, so it is not a separate community but a sub-community within my community. Meeting by Zoom happens once a week. These people do need to see the course, and comments on the main programming, but they also want their own sub-group for chat, and sharing philosophical links, that are not directly related to the course, but more for inner group of people. 4. We also divide course members into teams. Teams meet by zoom each week and continue their discussions over WhatsApp or slack channels. 5. Sometimes certain members struggle with certain aspect of their career, and business and sometimes personal relationships. I form small chat groups, and involve other members who are more senior, and know how to help. We continue to check in on the progress and evolution of the matter which the chat groups. 6. One more point, the group messaging feature has nothing to do with cohorts. We have already figured out how to run cohorts using current features. What's missing is Group Messaging.
@David Frey Our participants are VCs and we are doing cohorts. 1 cohort at a time with access to previous cohorts community participation. Old cohort members welcome to stay and be part of the community, and new one's join see comments and streams and contribute. 1 month course 4 lectures + masterclass. Next month new cohort. As we run more cohorts new VCs will add to power of the network.
@David Frey Right. I would like to also create the small groups but Skool doesn't enable that, YET. So in the meantime, we are running cohorts out of the main community. We just finished cohort 1 and will launch cohort 2 on Sep 14th.
When we invite people to sign up to our group on Skool, not all 25-50 people will sign up at the same day, we've experimented with two smaller groups before. The drip campaign begins from the day a participant signs up. It will cause a lot of operational challenges for our team as we have scheduled our cohort weekly meetings and we want everybody to watch the 'lecture' before the meetings, but it looks almost impossible as the 'lecture' will be dripped for every participant on a different day depending on when they sign up (probably for some even after the meeting, depending on when they sign up). Can it be so that the drip campaign begins on the day of the invite and not when the invite is accepted? @Nick Guadagnoli @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Saqib Rasool
@Nick Guadagnoli Nick, in the case of people joining, say 2 weeks later, they would have access to all the content shared so far since the start of cohort. This way they say catch up with everything and join the rhythm. In our 1 year course this happen more often than short courses that some people join in a couple of weeks later due to their own background circumstances. HTH.
Here is a cool workaround to control which members of your group have access to certain events on the Calendar. If you have a group with different levels of membership, this could suffice for restricting access to certain events (free vs paid). I hope this helpful. Let me know what you think! :)
Hi I have a Skool group and I was wondering if it's possible to limit people's access to events that are scheduled on the calendar? Say we wanted to offer 6 months access to live coaching calls - is there a way to only show certain calendar events to specific members of the group?
Any plans to provide a simple mark up editor for the Transcript section. The ability to bold, italic, and bullet point, with may be font type and size would be awesome! Alternatively, instead of providing a visual editor, you can enable minimal function where user can highlight the line, and press CMD+B or CMD+I to bold or italic. Just an idea. Thank you.
The new Skool innovation of being able to name the levels opens the possibility for naming important distinctions for your worlds. The leaderboard shows whether you are in the game or not. I wonder what level naming schemes would be fantastic. Here are some ideas: a) Species name of some kind showing the evolution and higher up! (fun). Smaller size plant to the larger tree. b) Martial arts belt levels (I default to that.) Example: Lean tradition. c) Some sort of humorous or serious corporate hierarchy titles, or magic world titles (level 9 would be the great grand wizard of oz or something like that. d) Tribal ranks e) Military ranks f) Space ranks (like naming levels after moons, planets, stars and galaxies? g) Star Trek ranks (Ensign... captain) Could these levels and distinctions correspond to assuming a participant's skill level in what you are teaching? Likely not. So these distinctions could be some fun way to reward participation. How are you naming or thinking about naming your levels? Here are the levels we are using at Conceivian for our programs now. (with some others we considered. Hope it is helpful.)
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? 💰💰💰
Honest criticism here. I love the Skool platform, but I kind of think the name Skool is not the best. Personally I go to online education because I disliked the education system that was associated with the name 'skool.' The name Skool brings too much school into online school. I personally feel that it It keeps the brand stuck in those negative associations.
Hey team! Great to meet all of you. My name is David Sinclair-Black, and I run a Music Marketing Agency here in the UK. I'd love to see an integrated payment system on Skool, through Stripe, for example. Or even a native system would be great.
Not the first to ask, but it would be awesome if we could drip content in our courses. How ? Just add a little new field in the "Edit set" that allows us to put a number of days for drip (see my screenshot). Thanks for reading ! 😸
I am thinking of moving all training programs to skool which includes two courses that are going to become legacy courses (no more additions and no community but “lifetime access”). If I did so, could I opt out of having the community option on two courses and enable it on the other two (soon to be masterminds)? Thoughts?
@Jesse Gilmore just some food for thought—you might use this opportunity to rejig your offer. I am confident that you are doing this to honor your promise to older clients about lifetime access. You may want to go back to them, and invite them to think together with you about your shared future. If the two courses are on more or less the same topic, invite them into your community and make a new offer. Or if you don't want the old customers for whatever reason, just send them files via dropbox and let them go.
Hey gang, we switched over our 300 client community to Skool about 2 weeks ago and are now realizing it’s missing some critical features for communities. The main one, that I see other have posted about, is group chats or sub groups. Within my community I have small cohorts for live events and masterminds. I don’t want to create separate communities for these. Something as simple as being able to do a group chat like FB allows or being able to create invite only sub communities like how slack does channels would be great. Group chat I think would be a huge must have in a platform like that. After already hyping Skool I really do want to switch again as it’s not good to do that so I am hoping to see some of these features added. I’d be happy to be a paying client for such features, not trying to get anything for free.
Hi, @Sam Ovens I have a team that consists of all millennials that are refusing to move to Skool till we could respond with different Emojis. One of them went as far as saying that "it is a fundamental violation of freedom of speech if we can't respond to a post with different emojis." Another felt that "freedom of expression in the community would be severely limited." Now I agree that Emojis do not contribute to learning but they may strongly contribute to creating a "group feel". I am told that as a Gen X, I just don't get it. Is it possible at all that we could consider adding a feature at some point in the future of responding with different Emojis a la Slack?
@Sam Ovens Thank you. I got it. We wanted to ask. We are fans and moving to Skool soon. What is awesome is that you guys are listening and building Skool together with educators. We are looking forward to the experience.