Please add free trials. Some kind of timer would be nice to see as well to add urgency. Maybe in their payment options even, a timer with an upgrade button perhaps. Or even a dynamic countdown that says: "1 day until you lose access" I'd really like to see this, just putting my vote in. Makes for a very nice parlay into the group especially as a bonus add on when you sell a course. @David Sekera and I had a fantastic conversation the other day about the power of free trials and I really wish Skool would offer this.
Sometimes you want your members to take action. For example: Introduce yourself and share a photo of your workspace, or... Play this song on the guitar and share a video of you doing it. Simple actions make your community more interactive and fun. Remember the ice bucket challenge? Action posts — Describe the action you want your members to complete. When somebody comments, the action will be marked as complete. Pinning posts to modules — Now you can pin posts to course modules to make them more practical and interactive. For example: Your first module could be "Welcome! Start here" and give a quick overview of how things work with a call to action at the end to introduce themself and share a photo. You can pin any post to a module, it doesn't have to be an action post. You could pin posts relevant to the module, or a post with the title: "Module XYZ - Questions/discussion here" and use it as a comments section. Your turn: Complete this action by telling us what you think?
More and more people are starting to build communities, and with Skool’s Membership Challenge coming up, I wanted to share some things that we've done to build and maintain the "Disneyland for Dentists" as @Sam Ovens has called it in some of his podcast appearances (linked in the comments below). We run a large Facebook group (we started it before Skool was a thing) in the dental space and currently have 55,000+ US-based dentists in the community. Engagement in the group is constantly around 90% (meaning that ~50k of the 55k members have engaged in the past 60 days). The community was grown 100% organically. Not a single dollar was spent on promotion. Here are the things that we did (and continue to do) to grow the group organically: 1. The most important thing is the quality of the content being shared in the group. This is by far the most important thing. I'd estimate that 70%+ of our group members were invited by someone already in the group. The quality of the content is the main reason someone invites someone else to join that group. There are no shortcuts here other than being consistent with great content. We posted daily for several years and now mix in new content and recycle our old posts as we've been at it for 5+ years. A ton of incredible content gets buried in the past posts so it's beneficial for new members to start recycling it after about 6 months of posting. 2. We contacted "all-stars" in the group and asked if they'd post regularly. If they agreed, we assigned them a day of the week. We have had dozens of incredible group members posting once per week on their scheduled day for years. These people come and go, but we always have an excellent rotation of group members consistently posting in the group. This helps to have great content from other people rather than from admins. This also encourages other group members to post and engage as it's more of a community sharing ideas rather than top-down from the leaders.
Hi, I’m Andrew... I haven’t posted here in awhile, but I had to say this... Skool + Airtable is a deadly combination. If you’re starting out... 1. Create data sections in airtable for "Sales Prospecting" & "Client Management" in Airtable 2. Use the Airtable Webclipper to automatically sync the prospects in your free Skool community into your Airtable CRM (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/airtable-web-clipper/fehcbmngdgagfalpnfphdhojfdcoblgc?hl=en) 3. Create an Onboarding Form for new clients in Airtable, so they're automatically added 4. Add a section for their Skool Profile to be added to their Client Card in Airtable, so you're just one click away from seeing all of their Skool metrics 5. Set up the Dashboards for your Skool Synced CRM & Client Management System in Airtable Interfaces (see below for some examples) (I've added pictures below with some examples. @Ted Carr reminded me of this today, so that's why he's in there and why I'm writing this post :p) Obviously this is the simplified process, but this combination of Skool and Airtable has made the sales and client delivery side of the business so much simpler than when I was using Facebook Groups and Spreadsheets in my last $5mil+ coaching business. Thank you so so so much @Sam Ovens and the Skool community here! Skool is sooo much better than Facebook Groups :p
I used to only sell high ticket (HT) using the classic Ad --> Webinar --> Call method. I was making $50,000 - $100,000/month, but I was stressed AF because of the huge fluctuations and never ending issues with ads. Then my ad account got shut down (yay!) so I tried an experiment and turned it into a low ticket, monthly recurring revenue (LT MRR) offer and blasted it to my email list which I had grown from the ads. With my new LT MRR offer, I was making A LOT less per month ($10,000/month) but I was actually happier because it was consistent. Gone were the days of feeling like every sale I made could be my last... with hundreds of people paying me monthly, I felt financially secure for the first time in my life. And then I discovered Skool... With Skool I learned how to get the best of both the LT MRR + the HT worlds... Now I'm making LT MRR + HT sales daily, and I'm bringing in $50,000+/month with no ads using a very simple flow that ANYONE can replicate if they wish. I've outlined everything you need to know in the video below. Hope this helps, Ted ❤️ P.S. If you want 1 on 1 help (at no charge) setting up your Skool community just like I've done, send me a DM here with the word "SKOOL" & I'll set yours up with you for free so it's fully optimized & set up just like mine. I've already helped 70+ people on Skool set up their communities, and I'd love to help set up yours, too! The catch? You just gotta use my affiliate link
I just recorded a video about *everything* we did to reach 1,000 members in our new free community, Creator Party, in the first 30 days of launching it. (I approved the 1,000th member live in the video!) We consistently hear from our members that our community is the most engaged, generous, and FUN group they have *ever* been a part of. I’m sharing with you how we’ve created such a thriving group that people rave about to their friends. In the training I share: ➡️ How we set up and prepped the group to be valuable and engaging from day 1 ➡️ The podcasts, posts and emails promoting the group, with examples ➡️ Why and how I asked for help and rallied our community to invite their friends ➡️ How we highlight our free trainings and leverage “podcast chats” into engaging posts It’s everything we did to reach 1,000 incredible members in 30 days in our free community. I hope you find this valuable, if you have any questions just pop them in the comments, I’m happy to help. Next stop… monetization! I’m excited for what’s to come 😁 Thank you to Sam and Skool!
Now you can explore all the communities on Skool! This has two benefits: 1. Members can find communities that interest them 2. Communities get found by members (free advertising) Open your switcher (cmd + k) and click "Discover communities" to explore. You can search for anything, browse categories, and filter by free/paid, and private/public. We rank communities by an engagement/quality score. The more engaged your community is, the higher you rank. This means the better you make your community, the more members you get. Watch the video below for more info. Enjoy 🎉
@Armin Pieter this is an interesting point. On the one hand you don't want to make it easy for people to go elsewhere. Many community platforms let you use a custom domain for instance so it feels like "your community platform". On the other hand, should we be afraid of giving people options? I can see both sides of things, but in the end I think building the best community and product is going to be the best focus vs trying to limit people from going elsewhere and discovering things.
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 🔥
@Sam Ovens you may be able to leverage Zapier's tables and store a skool id for memberships. So if you sent us a unqiue ID we could store it in a table and then look it up later when someone is removed. or we could remove them as well. It would require some more advanced knowledge of zapier but it could be done with a skool id.
1 major problem we have with the Zap that triggers for new members is that it doesn't always fire. If we invite someone to the community or course through a lead magnet, and they "Join" the new member Zapier automation doesn't trigger. This should fire 100% of the time. It adds a lot of manual work for us to cross match everyone in the CRM.
@Joshua St. Clair I respect your point of view but I run 1000's of automations per month with no errors or breaks. It is nice when you don't need them, I'll take that any day. But they can be very stable.
i hate always having to manually calculate my cash runway (how much time i got before money runs out). it's something I do literally every single day like 5 times per day. So i just decided to build a simple app where i can put in my numbers like current cash + burn rate. Using that it automatically calculates & visualizes how much runway I have and time I got left to get my 💩 together 😂. idk if it's helpful to anyone in here since y'all are entrepreneurs, if it is let me know i can share with you ❤️ -Qazi
@Amanda C. Watts I went with one, two seemed like a lot of extra work and would split up the engagement. I made some posts on it you can check out my logic and how I did it. - $40K using Skool ~ 30 days (no sales call) - A to Z automated Skool funnel using TikTok, YT, Skool & ThriveCart - Setting Up Your Classroom in Skool
Skool is amazing - with it, I generate about $10,000/m in recurring revenue with my LT offer, and another $30,000-$40,000/month with my HT offer. This is how I've set things up - nice & simple. If you have any questions, comment below 👇 P.S. Want my shirt? Visit https://skoolmerch.com/
Hey Guys, I made a quick video detailing my Skool Classroom setup that sells products without sales calls. I talk about: - My philosophy around public vs private groups - My philosophy around using 1 group for free + paid members - Why the first 2 courses in your classroom are critical for success - How people can learn about my paid products (compare and buy them WITHOUT talking to me) - Why I have a totally public free course (and how I built it) - How I built the other free courses without working more - How not to overwhelm yourself as you build this out Here is the video → CLICK HERE If you like this video have a couple of others you should watch. - $40K using Skool ~ 30 days (no sales call) - A to Z automated Skool funnel using TikTok, YT, Skool & ThriveCart Hope all this helps let me know if you have any questions.