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How many DM's does an "innocent" person send in 1-week?
Imagine you're a member of some groups (not the owner or admin). Somebody "innocent", not somebody trying to sell people stuff... How many new people would you start a DM conversation with in 1-week?
New comment 11d ago
1 like • 12d
It depends. Is this initiating a new DM convo or back and forth? Back and forth could be a ton but initiating a lot of DMs with people you aren't already connected with is where the red flags come.
Introducing "The Skool Games"
There's two sides to building a business online: Tools and Training on how to use those tools. The problem with training is opinions. There are so many opinions, they contradict each-other, and it's hard to know what to do. If only there was a way to see what's working now in realtime... Introducing The Skool Games — a fun way to build your own business with other people — where the training comes from the winners fresh every month. Here's how it works: 1. Skool group owners that want to play can join The Skool Games group 2. You drive traffic to your group, get customers, and grow your MRR 3. Leaderboards show who's adding the most New MRR each month in realtime 4. The top 10 on the leaderboards win 1-day with @Alex Hormozi and me at his Vegas HQ where we share what we did to win and collaborate to find ways to improve (we'll record the whole thing) 5. Everybody who gets 3 paid members to join their group will unlock the 1-day recordings so you can hear directly from the winners and be a fly on the wall so you can up your game 6. Every month theres a new chance to win. If you don't win the first month, you'll learn from the winners in the 1-day recordings where they share exactly what they did to win We're basically crowdsourcing the best strategies and tactics to make money online doing what you love. We're not telling you what to do, we want you to be creative and try new things. We're all playing the same game. Different people are good at different things, let's see who can figure out each part of the equation and come together to form the ultimate way to play. If we evolve the training and the tool (Skool) in a constant monthly improvement loop, this industry will innovate at a pace we've never seen before. I can't wait! We know people are using Skool in different ways, and that's awesome. Keep using Skool however you want, The Skool Games are totally optional and the discussions will happen in a separate group.
New comment 27m ago
8 likes • Jan 20
Looks like a lot of amazing communities are about to get going. Exciting!
The one thing thats keeping me from starting a Skool community
I second this! 100% credit to Luis Naranjo. A little mini Course on how to be a kickass Community Manager for Skool would be helpful. I think this information is valuable enough that I would pay for it. One thing that keeping me from starting a skool community is I have 0 experience on managing/moderating/nurturing something that looks like a full time job! How easy do you guys think it is to take an average joe like myself for example, take me and make me a kick ass community manager? Does it take lots of schooling and education? How easy is it to delegate and outsource to some one? I was given the sword, but not the skill to wield it!
New comment Aug '23
5 likes • Aug '23
@Heinz Koop I have a community manager training course already (Cultivate), but it's platform agnostic. More strategy and systems than click this button, add this here. But it does give guidance on community strategy, onboarding, activation, moderation, etc. I've been thinking about creating a little group of my own here in Skool to chat all things community, but I know @Sam Ovens is already having a lot of those convos in this group.
2 likes • Aug '23
PS - I also have community managers that have been through my training that are ready to hire even just part-time :)
$0 to $100k in less than 3 weeks: new Skool community success story
This breaks down exactly how we went from 0 to $100k in cash collected in less than 3 weeks with our new Skool community. This is my first post in here, after 1 week on the platform. And I'm LOVING what Skool is doing for my business so far! For context, we’ve been selling $25k-$100k packages organically using social media DMs for the last few years, focusing exclusively on helping successful entrepreneurs sell their knowledge online through building a brand on social media and automation. Although we’re only selling access $1.2k billed every 4 weeks or $10k upfront of the year… Using Skool has allowed our members to get results in 1 week that would usually take 2-3 months in our 1:1 containers. This is crazy. And here’s how we had such a successful launch: First - we knew WHY we wanted to have a Skool community. As the founder of the business, while it was nice to have days where you collect multiple six figures, my goal was to shift the business from “hunt and kill” to living by our values of freedom and fulfillment. All our payments from the past were via wire initiated on the client's end, meaning there were often big delays on us getting paid. Having to constantly hire consultants from McKinzie (etc) as we added additional clients to our business was becoming something I was resenting, and having a huge and stressful sales team just wasn’t “it” for me. Two - we needed to come up with a proposed value proposition. To launch successfully, we had to create a hypothesis as to why members would choose to join. Importantly, however, we knew this was just a hypothesis and we had a plan of action prepared if our marketing didn’t match up with the reason why people were buying. This is critical to remember for later on in this post. Three - we built a one-page sales page (OPSP) We always do this whenever we launch a new product. It’s the way we’re presenting that product to the market (the “offer”). We made 0 promises, guarantees. Actually, it was pretty soft. But I wanted to see if it would sell.
New comment 2h ago
4 likes • Aug '23
Love this debrief @Lauren Tickner - so many key learnings here about listening and pivoting. Excited to hear how the second launch goes. My world is retention for memberships so if you want to chat about that a bit after our podcast interview on the 31st we should have some time. This experience is going to make for great convo too!
Free Value Group Vs. Subscription Group Where do you draw the line
Struggling with the structure of communities. So, we have a high ticket course. Now here is a free value-focused community, and we have a subscription-based community. Help me understand this, please. Sam, doesn't charge a monthly fee to be part of his high-ticket course community. So I will assume that is not part of this discussion here. So now, what do you offer in the subscription-based community? The reason I am struggling with this is because the free community needs to provide an incredible amount of value. I started to create a killer course that was supposed to be a low-ticket course to be the step to the high-ticket course. Then I heard about communities, so my first thought was, OK why not put that low-ticket course in the subscription-based community and get recurring income. But now, I am leaning more towards providing this course for free (mind you I sincerely believe this course is incredible). But that brings the issue. When do you stop giving free value and when do you charge people? Can some of you tell me what you do, where you draw the line between free value and paid value, and how do you have your high ticket course structured in all of this? Thanks. BTW, I have seen all the "How so and so uses skool" videos. These don't answer my dilemma sadly. What do you offer in the free community? And what do you offer in the paid community w.r.t. value? Why would they want to upgrade to the subscription-based? I am hoping a bunch of you will answer with 1) your opinion on this, 2) how you structured yours, and 3) Your phycology or reasoning behind it 4) how this is working for you (are people upgrading to paid, and if you know, at what rate (every week we get 15 new members to the free and 3 upgraded to paid). Of course, you don't HAVE to answer all these but it would certainly be valuable to others here aswell.
New comment Aug '23
15 likes • Aug '23
If you are coming out of the gate with lots of offers and trying to figure out how community fits, I'd recommend stepping back for a minute. Not just because you really should figure it out for one offer first, but because the model is shifting. If you haven't launched yet, you have an advantage. The old model (and I'm guilty of this too) is to create products then build a community around the product. The new model is to create a community and then build the product they want and need. You're way more likely to build what they will buy and save a ton of time and headache. I'm revising my strategy for my own business, but I'm a community and retention consultant for 7 fig+ online businesses so I've had some experience here. Some clients have free communities all the time. Some have them temporarily during a launch. But I've helped them leverage free communities to create multi-million dollar launches. However, my work is focused on the retention side. Here's one thing I know for sure, there's not one right answer to this. But here's a general approach for info businesses. Free Community - Assuming you have an audience that seeks information and connection around a topic, this could be a good choice for you. The goal here is to build trust, establish subject matter authority, and help your potential customers become ideal customers. This means you listen to where they are, what their challenges are etc. You identify the gap between where they are and where they need to be in order to be a HECK YES buyer of your core product. Your free content fills that gap. It could be a knowledge, resource, or mindset gap. Since you are crafting offers that you know they need, it's only natural to give people the opportunity to go deeper by diving into a paid offer. Paid Community - Not every paid product needs a community. I have a whole podcast on this on my Community Creators show because people slap communities on products all the time then wonder why it doesn't have engagement. Heck I don't even have a community for my community training course 😄 The paid community (assuming it's for an info-product) should help people in making progress with your program. Getting feedback, accountability, coaching, etc. And the platform is just one element of community. Live calls (which Skool makes easy) is another great aspect. So are live events. And it doesn't matter if it's a course or subscription. That just determines their access time. A course is finite and so it the community. A subscription is ongoing and so it the community.
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Shana Lynn
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I help online program owners keep their customers longer with proven community and retention strategies.

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