Now you can charge money for membership to your community! Skool replaces your landing page, order form, merchant account, and everything else — it does everything, end-to-end, seamlessly. You add a price, share a link, get members, and make money. Watch the video to see how it works. Questions? Check out this Skool payments FAQ. Enjoy 🎉
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.
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 🎉
Love this feature and I discovered some awesome communities by browsing around this Weekend and also noticed I rank pretty well for my community main keyword which is nice to know, thanks for the explainer video @Sam Ovens 🙌
I've tried a ton of different methods to grow my $49/month Skool membership, but these 2 methods consistently work the best for me & my clients. The best part is, neither of them feel like you're selling anything. I'm in the process of trying a paid ads strategy to grow my Skool community, and will update you when I have results, but for now, try using these 2 organic strategies for consistent growth and let me know how they work for you. 🥂 Ted
Very interesting thanks for sharing 🙌 My strategy to grow my community is a little different. I keep it super simple. I produce consistent content on my YouTube channel at least 3 videos per week and by doing that people are naturally curious about my community and they join and when a video really starts to pop off and gain a lot of traction the members come flooding in. Creating consistent content is not easy but this is my passion so I enjoy the process.
Just sharing another big feedback push to emphasize how BENEFICIAL it would be if Skool had: -Voice messaging -Group messaging Otherwise, I’m having to use Telegram to have my School’s needs met! I would so love for these to be on Skool!
Im actually shocked how easy it was, especially being an ads guy. All you have to do is make a YouTube video about something your audience wants or has interest in. Then drop your skool link in there And if you really wanna do something call offer a lead magnet and deliver in the skool community. I have a small channel and by doing this if Im Consistent with videos I do between 20-30+ leads a month on YouTube. Then cross posting on other platforms I did 20+ in a single day.
@John Cunningham that's awesome John. With YouTube you can definitely reach millions of people with your content and it's never too late. You can just start and learn from very helpful channels like Think Media on YouTube who have some really good advice and if you want to go into more detail they offer courses too to jumpstart your YouTube success 🙌
Any advice welcome. I have always hosted my groups on FB and got great engagement. I am finding engagement in my courses on SKOOL great.. (I love it and so do they) however engagement in the community on Skool is not great. I don't want to take them back to FB for better communication. Eg I get notififed when they tag me there, I only seem to get this when I login to Skool.... I can't tag everyone in the group at once and can only email them every 72 hours.... and can't go live (all methods I usually use to connect with them all and connect them with each other) How is everyone else successfully getting group engagement in their Skool Community- I would love to improve this. thanks so much- J
I started my first paid Skool community and have $8,800 in MRR in the last few days of officially opening it up and plan to scale this to 1,000 members in the coming months. In efforts to reduce churn and increase those who ascend into my mastermind, I have implemented this "Fulfillment Focused" approach to managing our customers. I just wanted to share some behind the scene insights that we've setup and hopefully this can help you in your paid communities as you grow! Thanks for watching :) I would love to hear... What you are doing to keep churn low as possible in your memberships? 👇
@Erika Kulpina in the future will we be able to have a paid community using Skool payments and then have additional paid courses in the paid community that unlock with another Skool payment, one-time/recurring? 🤔
Hello everyone, Have any of you had the chance to try out the communities feature on Go High Level? I must say, it looks quite promising. GHL. Communities look pretty similar to skool. I'm curious to hear your thoughts and experiences with it.
I have a "Start Here" post that I keep pinned for new members that I would like to keep at the top of my Community timeline at all times. I also pin a weekly goals post to keep engagement going week over week, however, every time I pin a post I have to unpin and repin the "Start Here" post to keep it at the very top. It would be so much easier if we could adjust the placement of the pinned posts like we do Modules in courses.
As of right now you just need to optimise the thumbnail image in your photo editor to make sure it looks relatively the same on desktop and mobile. Like just shift the women down a bit in your editor 😃
Hi all. I am running a 30 day course to help people improve their health by optimising their circadian rhythm (for 97/month) https://www.skool.com/dr-maxs-circadian-reset My first month I have 24 paying members which I'm very happy with. But I also have a podcast and YouTube following with a range of other health, nutrition & regenerative farming topics. I want to offer a Q&A membership separate to the circadian course for 20/month for general curious people who want to ask questions and participate in a video Q&A and support my work but not have any access to circadian (or other) course material. What is the best way to implement this using Skool? I suspect there is a much larger group of potential members that would get value out of a product like this but I am unsure exactly how to execute. Many thanks in advance for your answers.