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I want to start my free Skool group funnel and allow access to some modules for free and keep all the other modules locked. Is it possible to clone my current group to save from creating it entirely from scratch?
@Yamuna Bihari There isn't a way to do that. All Skool communities are completely distinct with distinct community members, classroom content, events, and leaderboard levels. You'd need to set it up manually :)
Part of my online course are AUDIO recordings like visualisations, meditations, subliminals etc. The current platform I'm using is PROTECTING those files from being downloaded so the MEMBERS have to stay on monthly subscription to continue having access to them. If they would be able to download them there is not much incentive to keep the monthly subscription. So my QUESTION is if I can do that on Skool platform? Can I host AUDIO files but make them only available for streaming not for downloading? Has anyone found a way to do that?Is that possible @Sam Ovens
@Hubert Pierzchalo I have seen other group admins convert audio to video (just put an animation or a black screen) and then host it on Vimeo or Loom. Both have privacy protection features. That usually does the trick.
@Hubert Pierzchalo It does play with a locked screen :)
Is there a way where I can completely lock down a specific course so people can't even open it to see what module titles are inside?
@Tori Vargas Nope. It acts almost like a teaser. It's basically an index of the course. Why do you want to hide it though? 🤔
I told a member to get the posted links from the main page and he couldn’t on his phone. So I logged in and here’s how it looks- which is super weird bc it’s all filled in with links on desktop.
@Leah Fisch Hey Leah, those two are different pages. The group card on the right is only available on the Desktop view. The About page is available on the desktop as well as the mobile app. You'd need to set up your About page from here: https://www.skool.com/the-directory/about :)
Essentially, they would need to log in on their Desktop to view those links.
Here's the video if interested
Anyone knows why I cannot upload new modules to the course? Nothing happens when I click add module?
@Peter Wickstrom There’s a chance you may have reached a module limit. Can you create another course and try adding a module there?
@Peter Wickstrom Yea, sorry about that. We’ll add the exact error message soon :)
We wanted to make creating/editing courses as easy as possible. Now you can create/edit courses on the same page. What you see in the editor is what you get when it's saved. You can reorder your sets/modules by dragging and dropping them too. Watch the video to see how it works and let us know what you think? This is the easiest way to create/edit courses I've seen.
@Mike Rama @Robert Clay Hey Mike and Robert, there's a module limit as @Michael Sanchez mentioned. It's 200 modules per course. Please create another course. So sorry! Sam mentions it here :)
@Robert Clay Yep! Plus it tidies up everything in Classroom 😀
I previously did this with Facebook. Im around $4-5 a lead. With Facebook groups I got a 40% join rate on average. I use a simple lead magnet and offer a bonus that is gated through skool. I will post more details after I get more data. I just turned the ads on last night.
@Joshua Centers Ooo nice! Keep us posted :)
@Joshua Centers You are crushing it!
is there a way inside skool to search for groups that the user is not part of?
@Fran Turk What's the use case for this? 🤔
@Fran Turk Oh, I was thrown off by "user is not part of" haha. Yea, so the discovery is something we have on our roadmap. A majority of the communities are private and paid, and you get access to them after you purchase their program. But we will be streamlining it soon, so you'll be able to do that soon. As of now, here are a few indirect ways: 1. Use Dice to find different communities. 2. Here's a thread with free communities or explore and/or join. 3. Search a topic, click on the Members tab, and find different communities from their profile. 4. Filter Skool Community by the "How I use Skool" category to explore admins who have their own communities. 5. There's an unofficial directory. You can use that to search other communities.
Is that only after payment I will be able to access the Skool landing page?
@Carrie Anne Yu Nope. It's here. All the features are available in a free trial :)
When I try to do the affiliate payout I need to do a phone verification with stripe. but it never sends me a text to my phone so I can't move forward. has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how to fix this?
@Phil Moufarrege Did you get a chance to live chat with Stripe about this? Did they give any more info?
@Phil Moufarrege Yep seems to be a Stripe issue.
Or at the very least, have manual access for different courses? ... If not, this would be incredibly useful for me as a feature request.
@Sherice Kral You can. Either manually or automate via Zapier. Helpdocs here: https://help.skool.com/article/60-zapier-invite-with-custom-course-access https://help.skool.com/article/61-zapier-unlock-a-course-for-a-member-in-your-group Most community creators are using Stripe, SamCart, or ThriveCart for the Zapier integration :)
@Sherice Kral Zapier IS confusing haha. No other way though :)
It would be highly effective to be able to multi-select events in the classroom set and then revert them all to draft / set them live. I do a lot of in-classroom manipulation as I have ongoing courses that require certain things to be live then reverted to draft. Maybe others will agree and we can get this on the roadmap!
Hey there, I wonder what is the options of notifications for me as group owner. Can I decide that everybody get notifications from every post\comment of every member in the group? The reason I wanna do it is for maximizing the activities of the members in the group, What other options\features do you use for that ?
@Omri Singolda Every member does get notified when you post in the community you created. You have 100% reach in your community :)
I launched my free Skool community 2 weeks ago. I've already brought in over 100 members. Launched HT offer 1 week ago. Using the framework below + a team, I got calls booked & sales closed faster than ever before. Freebie > Free Skool Community > Skool DMs > Call > Close I used to use FB for the same niche, got over 1,000 members in there & none converted like they have with Skool. The members have also given GREAT feedback about the classroom, community dashboard & the APP! we 💜 Skool
What’s the coolest ways you guys are using Skool right now? Creative ways of getting people in your free groups? Cool community engagement methods? Anyone running free Skool groups and generating at least 50K/mo through that stream?
Thinking that it would be nice for the messenger to pick up where I left off as I'm going through hundreds of direct messages. Every time I open a message to answer, I have to start back at the top on my list to continue moving through DMs - just a thought!
IM PUTTING THIS OUT AS AN ACCOUNTABILITY POST! MARK MY WORDS ON THIS.. We will make $500K/mo in the next 3-6 months or less with Skool ONLY.. At the moment we're doing $600K-$700K/mo with AppointmentSetterCom using IG/FB only but it's a total mess.. Everything is scattered among different platforms with our marketing strategies. Me and my lady who is also my business partner in this company are going to do 2 cool things over the next 7-14 days. We're going to build two low ticket courses, one for our B2C and one for our B2B. Here are my goals that I KNOW we will achieve in the next 3-6 months or less. 1. Make $500K/mo with our low ticket offer strategy for our B2C & B2B ON SKOOL ONLY.. 2. Make $10K/mo as a Skool Affiliate as we move fully onto the platform for marketing now too I'm already invested multi 6 figures into Skool and my next step is to also now truly use it as marketing platform for our companies because it fits so perfectly into what we're already doing. In the past we've already achieved these figures but then we used a Facebook Group where our DMs would go to spam, the course was on another platform and it was all scattered.. Now on Skool you'd land in primary, your emails land in primary, you can DM people WHILE they watch the course.. So we're now going to be building our LTOs and launch in the next 1-2 weeks. I'm grateful to be a part of this community and I'll be breaking down A to Z how we'll have achieved this goal once we've hit it in this community and using Skool ONLY. For now, this is just a post to hold myself accountable and use it as a future case study too for people who are on the fence of using Skool. Let's GO!
I want to know.
We made $50,000 last month using 2 Skool communities but... Do YOU need 2 communities? Maybe not. Let's find out: I just made a video going into depth on why we decided to use 2 communities, and why it makes sense for us from a profit perspective using our client acquisition method, however... Every business is unique... So you should ask yourself: • Am I using appointment setters? If so, 2 communities might be best. • Do I want to treat my prospects differently than my paying clients? If so, 2 communities might be best. • Am I okay with mixing paying members and free members together? If so, 1 community may be fine for you. Watch the vid below for more info to help you decide if 1 or 2 communities is best for you. Ted ✌🏼 P.S. Want 1 on 1 help setting up your Skool community (at no charge)? Send me a DM with the word "SKOOL" & I'll set yours up with you for free so it's set up like mine.
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@Ted Carr Thank you for sharing this, Ted. Very helpful! This use case is actually becoming the predominant setup on the platform 👀
@Pam Yang Yea, the biggest takeaway is an easier upsell than an email list and higher engagement cause the member is well-acquainted with the platform.
Do you want to create a paid subscription community on Skool? We're looking for 100 creators to join a private beta where you'll work with the Skool team directly to test features, give feedback, and collaborate with us to make your own paid subscription community. Please complete this survey to apply. Are you excited? We're excited. Share some excitement in the comments.
@Sunny Sharma Yes, please apply :)
@Robert Charles Yep, but feel free to apply. We'll invite you to the next round.
It’s true! See attached our cash collected in Stripe in the last 90 days! When Skool was first released I thought ‘here goes another shiny object’. Boy was I wrong. In the first month of transitioning to Skool, our cash collected doubled. No joke. We went from $250,000/mo to $500,000. All with one decision to move over to this beautiful place. I was super reluctant to make the shift in the beginning. We were integrated with what I'm gonna call “the devils’ trifecta” - a FB group, a scattered calendar, and kajabi. The thing is, “the devils’ trifecta” did work for us. It worked. But it created a negative client experience. Truth is we got lazy with it. We were using a platform and model that we knew was sub-par for clients just because it was gonna be painful to move to skool and it was ‘how we’d always done it’. Within 30 days of shifting to Skool, we took our cash collected to $500k/mo - a new height for us. And the cool part? It hasn’t dipped below that. We’ve kept this consistent, and May is due to be our best month yet (projecting $600k). By the end of the year we’ll be at 8 figures. Bold claim, but thanks to Skool we can make better product decisions and create more value as a company - allowing us to charge more, keep clients retained + garner more love from the market. How did Skool improve our product, cash collected & company? 1. Better offer Skool has given us the confidence in our product to have an insane offer. Before we guaranteed a ROI or your money back. Now, we guarantee 20 high ticket coaching, consulting or agency clients, or a full refund + a $5,000 wire! Madness. It’s much easier to get clients. Better product = better offer = easier acquisition. Simple. 2. More coaching calls Our previous product had the standard 2x coaching calls per week. These were run by my business partner and I, and they’d fill up, run over & questions wouldn’t be answered properly due to the sheer volume. Now, Skool allows us to host more calls. Due to the easy calendar feature, we run 15 decentralised coaching calls per week (run by community members), all on specific topics instead of general Q&A.
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? 🎉
Hey guys, Is there a way for us to get this, as shown on the image below but with a custom CTA? Would be dope!!
@Vianney Wilson Yep! Where would you point to? An upsell offer?
@Vianney Wilson Yea, the community links and a pinned post work great for those. Another thing is to have a teaser from that community in this community as an access-locked or a level-locked course. That works great as well. The CTA usually is to book a call.
I want to duplicate my course and make som changes to the new version. Is that possible or do we not have that feature yet? can't seem to find it
@Jacob Nygaard This isn't possible at the moment. We have it noted though! I can see how this would be super helpful, we'll look into prioritizing this soon :)
I would love to be able to have more membership questions for someone to join the community. The reason being is that I want to be very selective in who I let into my community, because I know and have seen how quickly one or a few members who are not a good fit for the group can worsen the experience. Would be great to have at least 10 questions. Blake La Grange was saying that one of the reasons people pay so much to get into top tier universities is because it is extremely hard to get into and it's an extremely filtered group of people who are inside. That is what makes it valuable to others. If anyone could join it wouldn't be valuable for anyone anymore. So the more gated and difficult to join the communities are, the more valuable they will be to the people who are inside. Adding more membership questions is as far as I can see the easiest way to filter who gets in and who doesn't and thereby being able to increase the value of the community. I am doing this for my free community by the way. Because I see the free community more something mid of funnel, in the client journey, rather than top of funnel (how many people are using it). So I want it to already be filtered even though it's free. Something I also learned from the amazing Blake :). Blake's community is the best community I have ever been part of by the way. And it's precisely for this reason. Because he filters who gets in. So adding this change which is quite simple is maybe the most powerful way to ensure the skool communities are high quality. Please like the post and comment if you think the same way so it gets the attention of the team for this essential feature 🙏
@Pam Yang We want members to have the least friction and get them in your community fast. You need one personal info like email, and two other data points to consider if they are a good fit for your community. We are trying to balance it. Three seems to be the balance in most cases. And, it fits perfectly in one screen on all browsers and different devices, esp mobile screens.
@Ted Carr How long have you been into ___ AND "What's your fav color?" made me laugh out loud 🤣
We just launched our new offer taking beginners and turning them into high paid appointment setters... First 7 days we hit $22,622 cash collected! We use Skool to train students, manage role plays where they can practice appointment setting, and host our entire program! We did this with $0 adspend, just a well nurtured community on IG and our Free Skool group. Students love our program and we love Skool! We're about to start placing our setters with coaches who want to get results like ours, and I've already set up our free community for coaches! Thanks for all the hard work team! 🚀
A feature I love is being able to write Timestamps under the videos so the user can go directly to the hour:minute:seconds of the video. Before, when writing 20:00, the user went to the 20th minute. No, its sends the user the 20th second. I tried writing it like 00:20:00, and it also sends the user to the 20th second. 01:20:00 works correctly and sends teh user to the 20th minute of the first hour. But 00:20:00 sends him to the 20th second (not minute). It didn't work like this before. Did you change something? Is it a bug, or do I need to write ten timestamps diffrently now (I hope not or I'll need to make a shit ton of edits). Thanks!
I love the idea of gameifictation, I do think getting people to comment on a post you make or someone else can be a bit discouraging for some. At least thats the feedback I am getting. is it possible for us to choose the how many likes or an action our group can take?
@Joshua Centers We see that if there's an incentive for them to contribute, they will. So essentially, have some interesting things unlock at different levels. Another thing is to get them to introduce themselves. This works pretty well. It's low friction and they gain instant points. I'd recommend checking out Scott's community for some inspiration: https://www.skool.com/scotthaugofficial :)
is it possible to tag course modules in comments? Some of my students want to know where a certain training is or I publish a new video and want to let the group know. It would be great to be able to link to that new video in the discussion post
@Preston Neubert You should be able to tag modules in comments, just like posts by using the "#". Alternatively, you can hyperlink them as well.
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