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.
Liam asked a great question here so I thought I'd make a video showing you how to: - Automatically give members access to skool when they sign up - Have a VA remove members access when their payment fails - Easily & ethically allow members to cancel their subscription Resources mentioned in the video: - Sam's instructions - My script & jotform If you have any Q's, post em down below :) Note: I forgot to mention... In the welcome email someone receives when they sign up for my program is also a link to the cancellation form so they never need to ask me for it.
Yeah. 2 things. 1) Give them a reason to join besides the group itself. Examples I've seen work really well/have used myself: - Promote a free course, PDF, or mini training that they can only get when inside the group - Promote a 3 day challenge that they can only partake in inside the group - Promote a live q&a w someone popular but only let people inside the group attend 2) Paint a clear picture of the ideal end outcome for those who join. Examples from some of my clients: - Group members will have their dream body - Group members will own their first income property - Group members will find their soul mate - Group members will make $10,000/month passively What not to do? That list is endless haha. Just focus on what to do. Oh, and this should be a no brainer but make sure to post genuinely helpful stuff in that group at least 2x/week + write engagement posts so people actually comment and level up, etc. A great example of an engagement post would be something like: "I just interviewed the top 12 entrepreneurs in this niche and asked them their #1 secret for success, want the Google doc with all their answers? Comment YES below and I'll DM it to you."
Introducing two new features for courses: 1. Drip — Now you can drip course content to your members over time. When adding/editing a module, turn drip on, and enter the number of days you want to module to drip after. 2. Course permissions — Now you can give some of your members access to course A, but not course B. When adding/editing a course, set permissions to "All members have access" (default), or "Only some members have access". To give specific members access, find the member from the member's list, click the "..." menu, click "Manage access", and select the course from there. These were two of the most requested features we've had, so I hope you guys like them! Check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy!
I am wanting to host a paid community within a skool account where members are paying a monthly subscription to maintain access to the content, community & group calls etc. I am looking for ideas on how to best automate the following: - Giving members access to skool when they sign up - Removing members access when their payment fails - Allowing members to cancel their subscription Platforms such as "circle.so" have this built into their platform through a direct native integration with stripe & a built in payment portal. If there's a way to achieve similar functionality it would be amazing (: @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Nick Guadagnoli
And here's the link to Sam's instructions: https://www.skool.com/community/classroom/4bb15516?md=3be4c8ea573d4c6e9040c74865a93fed And here's the link to my script/jotform: https://www.skool.com/community/removing-member-by-zapier-forecast
This says "You and Dom know each from the Skool Community." But this is false. I don't actually know Dom from the Skool community. I know him from another community. We both just so happen to be in the Skool community, though. Feature request: If we're both in more than one Skool group together, show those multiple skool groups at the top of chat. This would also be fun to see, cause then Dom & I can see all the dif groups we're in together - and it may even help form a bond between us, thus creating a stronger community. Sort of like collecting Pokemon cards, we can both see who's got a Charizard & Mewtwo...
Just hit 100 members - party time! 🥳 Thought it'd be helpful to share with you 10 lessons I've learned along the way (and wish I knew earlier) so you can grow your Skool community more effectively & keep your members happy to lessen churn. I've also included 4 things I "hate" about Skool, AKA 'Wishlist Features' that I feel would make Skool even better. This is a big milestone for me and I'm so stoked to have made my 'clear & definite aim' a reality! Next target: 1,000 members. Enjoy the lessons, and big thanks to @Sam Ovens for all of his YouTube mentorship over the years. Ted P.S. I'd love to hear what you've learned since using Skool... If you have any tips/strategies for: • Growing your Skool group faster • Keeping your Skool members happy • Using Skool more effectively as an admin/moderator/teacher Please comment below with what they are :) You rock.
Here's our auto email script: BEGIN: Hey hey Name! We were recently unable to charge your credit card ending in 8039. We got a notification that said: Your card has insufficient funds. & The bank returned the decline code `insufficient_funds` || NOTE: We get Zapier to pull these 2 data points from Stripe || ...could you please look into this by contacting your bank or updating your card online? In the meantime, we'll pause your Vegan Creators account for you. To resume your membership, you can email us and let us know your card is all set, or you can visit https://buy.stripe.com/3cs4i7cb84mu09O6ox and sign back up again with a new card. (Or if you'd simply like to cancel, you can do so here: https://form.jotform.com/222287564732057) If you have any questions, just let me know! /END
Hi John, I am using Skool as a paid nurture platform & FB as my free nurture platform. To get into my Skool group, people pay a small monthly subscription, and from there, I upsell people into my high ticket program. One of my links on my sidebar is "Get 1:1 Coaching"
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I love everything about Skool but... one major drawback with Skool is you can't set the drip to unlock new courses based on course progress. Right now we can drip/unlock material based on days, and based on level, but not based on actual progress. Request: Allow us to set an unlock for new courses based on % of course progress. Example: If @Sid Sahasrabuddhe completes 100% of Course #1, then Course #2 becomes available to him. Thanks Skool!
@Cathryn Marshall you could instead test them or have them present at the end of your cert, and if they fail, no cert - so they'd be wise to watch the vids cause the vids have all the answers... But in the case where they may already know the subject matter inside out, they could just skip it by marking it at done. I'd let the test, or presentation, be the final judge, rather than assuming they should watch a video for video watching sake. (Plus, anyone can also just hit play, walk away for 10 min, and come back when the vid is over n not actually watch the vid anyway.)
In our community, students who answer the question on post contribute more than who just post them. It seems appropriate an fair give points for them. What do you think guys? @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Ted Carr
Interesting idea regarding 'answers vs posts'. My thoughts: I think using 'likes' is a clean measuring tool overall, regardless of whether the likes are on an answer or a post. Why do you think people who answer Q's contribute more than those who post? Do you think sometimes a post can be worth a lot more than an answer?
You want to give only 50 of the 300 people access to the classroom? You can do that :) Just select 'Only Some Members Have Access' in your classroom settings And then go to the member u want to give access to, and select Manage access
I host on Kajabi, but after a chat with @Sam Ovens I'm considering shifting it to Skool. He said you can do it via bunny.net for $5 / month... Is bunny.net variable pricing? ie. Does it charge you to host more content? I add to my course all the time + upload coaching call recordings etc. I really like the idea of having it on Skool... But I want to make sure all video content is locked to our students and can't be easily pirated or shared. (I don't want to host on YT as unlisted - Anyone could access my course then.) If anyone can point me to a good explainer video of someone hosting their course on Skool via Bunny.net - I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
Hi Mathew, Bunny charges per GB you upload if you use their pay as you go plan, or for $10/month it's unlimited. Don't be afraid of people pirating. People share their usernames & passwords all the time with friends n fam. Just go for it & launch. Don't let shit like that slow u down. Start with YT unlisted and convert later :) That's what I've done and because I didn't wait, I've got 200+ members now. Will I switch to Bunny soon? Probably.
This would then instantly send them a DM letting the author know A) which post of there's was deleted and B) why it was deleted. Would be seamless. Right now I have to DM them separately (friction) and I never do because it's an extra step and feels kinda awkward going out of my way to say "hey, btw u did something wrong, and that post u wrote a few days ago was deleted"
Hey all! I'm a noob on here... currently on Kajabi and was checking out Mighty Networks and other platforms to host my course and community... And there's something about this platform that feels SIMPLE and ENJOYABLE. The other platforms feel very cluttered... In here I feel like I can BREATHE lol! Everything I need, nothing I don't. How has your students' experience been switching to Skool?
Is there a software that manages subscriptions that make it easy to remove members who have failed payments or cancel? I plan on using Samcart for processing payments and then would like to have the access removed if they cancel or have a failed payment. Another idea I had is having zapier keeping track of failed payments/cancellation and a VA removing people each day. Is there an easy webhook to be used for Samcart? Would like it to be automated but need it to be accurate so 100s of people don’t stay in after not paying. My membership is lower ticket so it gets messy with 1,000s of members with monthly payments so any suggestions would be appreciated!
Focusmate is a virtual coworking tool that improves productivity and accountability. Would add a lot of value if a feature like this was incorporated into Skool. Members within a group could view a calendar of other students available for pairing sessions. Focusmate has a 30 second explainer video on their home page to better understand how it would work (I have no affiliation, just a user).
Right now I can only tag @Sid Sahasrabuddhe but I can't delete his last name so that just 'Sid' is tagged. This feature is avail on FB and it's awesome, I use it everyday. As you can see, on Skool trying to tag just @Sid doesn't work. Often times I want to tag someone in a sentence like: "I spoke with @Sid yesterday and he said @Sam was confused as to why Zoom disabled the chat for Office Hours." Small but beautiful feature :) Thanks Skool!
New features to help you make money by referring people to Skool: 1. Auto-affiliate: If somebody creates a group from your group we'll pay you 40% automatically. 2. The affiliate program is now open to everybody! 3. Easy access: Click your user icon --> Refer --> Copy/paste your link 4. Join our Skool Affiliates community here to get ideas, inspiration, support, etc. 5. Watch our "Affiliate 101" mini-course here to see 8 proven ways to promote Skool Watch the video to learn more. Let's make some money! 💰💰💰