Developing my personal Business Ethics is important to me and trying to work with a more Gift Economy mindset where I entrust the client to set the value for the service is something I would like to offer. Money/cost of a service to a customer is ALWAYS relative to each persons (income, cost of living, hierarchy of importance on your product etc) and enabling them the power to choose their own price what they feel it's worth to them and encouraging and trusting people to discern for themself and pay fair is IMHO a good practice for the building a more balanced and economically fair world. So the request is to offer a 'pay what you feel' option when we set the pricing structures in the back end. This can be a sliding scale or just allowing multiple price options for same product (which may be possible without any further work your end anyway just want to voice this request so it's considered). Obviously not everyone would use this feature (probably not many) but for future proofing as I think more ethically minded entrepreneurs will want to offer this to the customer as one way to show they trust and value them please consider this request. @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Happy to discuss this more with anyone.. Love what you've done with Skool so far and excited to grow with you guys, Tim
Currently there are only 3 ways to get points on Skool... 1) You can make posts in the community and hope to get likes on your posts. 2) You can comment on posts and hope to get likes on your comments. 3) You can reply to to comments and hope to get likes on your replies. But what if you're an introvert or lone wolf who doesn't want to make posts, comment, or reply? Or what if you're just mega focused on course work and feel the community is a distraction/waste of time? Or what if a community is 'dead' and doesn't give you the likes you deserve? Or what if you don't speak English that well and suck at interacting w other people in english? How can you get points, level up and access new course material or the bonuses then? You can't. Or at least, not very well. Because you're relying soley on other people's approval and validation for your progress. And that's an issue. Because most of my membership materials & bonuses get unlocked as you level up... and I've already had several members in my community reach out to me and tell me they want to level up but don't want to make posts, comment, or reply just to get points. + I'm part of a Skool group with only 15 members, only 5 of which are active, so it makes it incredibly hard to get points & level up. So what's the solution? What if you could also get points by watching course material? Call em "Progress Points" Or what if you could also get +1 point each week just by remaining a member? Call em "Member Loyalty Points" Or what if you could also get points by completing a quiz? Call em "Quiz Completion Points" These are just some ideas. Happy to hear yours below.
I've built my coaching program on Skool and so far, the experience has been amazing! 🤩 I am using the community tab instead of a separate facebook group, but it's been a little challenging for my clients to upload the video directly on skool. They have to first create a video, go to another platform (YT/Loom/vimeo/etc) upload then upload the link again on community. Otherwise the video will upload as a file and other people can't see the video unless they download it to see... This process is making it complicated for clients to share their videos directly on the platform. I'd love to see a change in this video functionality to promote more activity in the community here. Thanks for creating this fantastic platform and keep up the great work! 🚀
If you have an audience, creating a money machine by turning your audience into a community is not the way to go. Building a true community based on care and concern for its members is a much more fulfilling and sustainable approach. It's important to have a genuine interest in the well-being of your community, not just to make a profit. Thoughts?
If you're using Systeme.io here's a Zapier template to unlock a course to a member after a tag has been assigned to him on Systeme.io: https://zapier.com/shared/dbd79630953b5efa7b89815e615ae9aad5b00f2e
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! 💰💰💰
I am thinking about using systeme.io as my front end, affiliate program and credit card processor for now, connected to a Skool community. If @Aaron Resendiz , @Brinley Rebstein, @David Cavanagh or anyone else has examples of this could you either post here or DM me that would be great. Also if anyone has feedback good or bad on combining Skool & Systeme.io I would appreciate it.
I was curious about the limitation on only being able to change your URL once. I get the idea, practically I could see it being fairly limiting as things happen and change. In most cases I've never been limited in this way, I've always been able to change my URL, for a website, community, etc. When there is a limitation, I've seen it done by "can only change once every 30 days." If you can change the name, icon, everything else, it seems unnecessary. Thanks for the consideration. Any flexibility here? my community is new, and while I was warned, now I'm stuck.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe the vids in class/community stay the same because they focus on a process (for example: content creation) but the URL may be niche focused (for example: vegans) and need to be changed because now the niche is changing, but the process remains the same.
@Sid Sahasrabuddhe depends how u define a business. I'd say a business is made up of the niche u serve + the kind of service you provide. And in this example, we're modifying the niche but keeping the same service.
I wanted to achieve 100 days in a row of at least 10 activities in the Skool community - which I did. All posts were an indirect result (proving my point that activity more often than not can also lead to contributing) and hopefully I was able to add some value to the community that way. My goal in doing this was to better understand Skool as a platform and get ideas on how to build a community, as I had little exposure to this topic before. In retrospect, I consider my post on a streak feature to be the most important because besides the already existing affiliate program, I think that feature could contribute the most to Skool's growth. Of course, if Skool is to grow worldwide, multilingualism is a must. In the coming time I will focus more on my main business, so I won't have the time to be active here anymore. It was a great time with you, I wish you much success with your communities, businesses and in life. To @Sam Ovens , @Daniel Kang and the whole Skool team I wish that they absolutely crush it with Skool - which I'm one hundred percent convinced of). Thank you for many inspiring discussions.
And it's been happening to my clients, too. We've had NUMEROUS members leave our Skool group thinking it would unsubscribe them from payments, but since it doesn't, and they get charged, they get pissed and dispute - not good for our business relations with Stripe. The solution? I now make it SUPER obvious to new members that leaving the Skool group is NOT going to pause or cancel their accounts. I let all my members know in the: A) Welcome email B) Membership Q's C) Intro module D) Welcome DM E) Rules Idea for Skool: when people click 'leave', perhaps you can have a warning message that says: "If you are paying to be in this community, leaving will not stop your credit card payments from being processed. Please contact the community owner to cancel or pause your payments before leaving this group."
Skool should be using something like this where we can make official suggestions and vote on features we want most. Not sure if @Sam Ovens created this, but it seems like we can use it... so I'm going to start adding a few of the best suggestions I've seen from this community to it.
Because 3 questions isn't enough, I'm now asking 4. Here are my 4: 1. What's your email? 2. What's your monthly income goal (eg. 5k/month) 3. What's your Instagram (eg. @fruitarian)? 4. What's your phone #? If you'd like to see how I did this, send me a DM with the word: "QUESTIONS". Just kidding - check the photo below :) I ask for the email so I can automate my email sequence on Active Campaign with them. I ask for their income goal so I know their target for conversation sake. I ask for IG so my team can DM them. I ask for their phone # so my team can text/call them.
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.
I just started a payed version of Skool and I thought I am able to open more than just one group? We need it for a our free community and one for our payed trainings. Is it not possible with one subscription to open 2 or more groups. thanks for your respond :)
I'd love to be able to add a header image to the top of modules. Right now the only visual we can add is a video thumbnail if w upload a video. But for certain modules we have no video, and without any image at the top it looks & feels kinda lame... Just my 2 cents :) Would also love: • Ability to set 'drip' on SETS not just modules • Drag & drop module re organization • Ability to turn off progress tracker for certain sets
Hi guys, I assume from what I have heard there is no easy way to transition a large, already-made course into Skool classroom. It has to be done manually one by one correct? I have a potential client on Teachable, I have to sell them on moving to Skool :)
a VA can do it for $4/hour. but it's worth noting that some things cannot be transferred, like tests/quizzes, UNLESS u make a test/quiz w a 3rd party app like google form/jotform/typeform n add it to a skool module.
Hi team, I've just "evicted" one of my students out of the Big Brother house ... (my group) The only thing is, their posts and comments still remain everywhere in the group. Is there a way (apart from manually deleting them all) for them to be deleted once the person is banned? There must be "some" way? Thanks heaps! David Cavanagh
Not yet, but I do like this idea a lot. If we delete or ban someone, there could be a pop up asking us if we also wish to delete all their posts/comments. @Sid Sahasrabuddhe might have this one noted down already.
Sam has mentioned a few times how Skool is becoming a powerful 'Group Funnel' tool. And I agree but... If Skool had an in-house CRM for the DM's so setters could stay more organized with labels (like Genius CRM does for FB) that would be insanely helpful for keeping track of convo's in the pipeline. If Skool does not plan on building a feature for this, would it be possible for someone to build a 3rd party app like Genius?
I don’t see many people talking about this here and thought it might help. But we have our clients set up an iPhone Shortcut on their phone with a direct link to our Skool Group. We provide the SOP on how to set it up with our logo and have them set it up during onboarding. It takes them two seconds. Super easy. And we saw a big increase in activity when we started doing this. Btw - loving Skool. Thanks @Sam Ovens Hope that helps guys! 🙏
Affiliate signup on Skool Community The Skool Affiliate program is one of the best. I’ve built a number of tools in order to be a better affiliate of Skool and to help continue to grow this amazing community. I noticed recently that when creating a group from here, Sam always gets the affiliate credit. I think this is slightly unfair to the affiliates of Skool who are getting users to signup. Skool Community is one of the best entry points for users to see the value of Skool as a whole, and as such I send a lot of traffic to this group. I believe this group should honor pre-existing affiliate codes for users who ultimately choose to signup from here. I don’t think it’s fair to punish affiliates who want to show their potential signups this group. Does anyone else agree? Affiliates, please let me know what you think.
Interesting 🤔 I know some affiliate programs offer 1st click commissions, which is what you're suggesting... but MOST affiliate programs offer final click commissions, ie. whoever pushes the person over the edge.
1. Sign-up pages with integrated payments (Recurring). Stripe connection. Automatically create new user accounts. Lock-out if payment is not made. 2. White label. Host on own subdomain. Rebrand it. “Powered by Skool” in the footer. 3. Integrated affiliate system. (Have this as a perk for users as they level up). 4. Unlock the next video once you’ve completed the current one. You can’t see or jump between content. But you must complete the videos to progress. 5. Video quiz - To unlock the next video. You must watch the video to learn the information needed to complete the quiz. Once you get all answers correct in the quiz you’ll unlock the next video. Love your Skool plan for the future Sam. Excited about Skool for 2023 💪💪