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We're working on subscription billing, and we need a few creators for the private beta. Interested? Give me a money GIF in the comments below if you want subscription billing.

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Robert Boulos
Ka Hou Chiang
Mike Gowans
Saqib Rasool
Paul Mc Govern
New comment 3m ago

We just shipped some new gamification features to make things more fun! • Custom level names: Personalize your group by naming your levels. • Unlock courses at levels: Unlock a course or something of value when members hit a high level. • Leaderboard redesign: Now you can see your progress and what you can unlock as you level up. Watch the Loom video below for more info on how it works and how to set it up for yourself. This is an experimental feature we're playing with, so we want to hear your feedback! Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think?

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Abhi Amalsadia
Adam Veitch
Juned Khorajiya
Abby Flores
New comment 2d ago

Here is a cool workaround to control which members of your group have access to certain events on the Calendar. If you have a group with different levels of membership, this could suffice for restricting access to certain events (free vs paid). I hope this helpful. Let me know what you think! :)

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Sandra Case-Reeves PHC
Chris Strickland
Andrew Anderson
Tom Sult
Raj R
New comment 6d ago
  • 2 likes • Aug '22

    @David Jones you got it! 👍

  • 2 likes • Jan 26

    @Ryan Fletcher create a module unique to registering and put a link to signup in the description, which everyone can view (even those without 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!

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Ted Carr
Trent Grzegorczyk
Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Matthew Morgan
Andrew Anderson
New comment 9d ago
  • 3 likes • Aug '22

    Vimeo is good, but not cheap. $50/m for 5TB storage.

  • 1 like • Aug '22

    @Matthew Morgan Vimeo is great for link sharing, screen recording, and gives you a ton of customization options. The analytics feature is sweet too. Give it a go!

Hey team. Would there ever be a way to have a different user profile for different Skool accounts you may be a part of? As I just created my Skool account for one of my groups, it's using the same profile as here for me. I guess one way around that is would be to create a new user for myself with that organization domain. Thanks in advance.

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Jen Boyd
Nick Guadagnoli
Trent Grzegorczyk
Max Allen
Darin Berntson
New comment 10d ago

A strategy that you can use for your mastermind which I've been inspired from Sam Ovens & Andrew Kirby. Hope it helps.

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Oli Reitmaier
Aleks Fidurski
Lucie Woods
Zahida A Khan
Alan Myburgh
New comment 10d ago

We're thinking of doing a sick Black Friday deal. The craziest Black Friday deal we've ever done. Interested? Give me a sick GIF in the comments below if you want a sick deal.

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Shew Tanden
Regina Martinelli
Trent Grzegorczyk
David Jones
Teresa Knipple
New comment Jan 22

Hey guys! As many of your know, I have a free Skool community. I started the community with zero intention of monetisation. I genuinely wanted to bring together 'my people'. But recently I launched an offer and... ... Drumroll please ... I made $100,000 in 10 days! With zero employees. And with only $99 in expenses (yes, Skool is my only expense apart from Stripe). From only one simple post. Would you guys be interested if I made a free course sharing how I did it? I could share: - Is a Free Group Funnel right for you? - How to START a free group funnel - How to FILL a free group funnel - How to MONETISE a free group funnel Comment a money related GIF if you'd be interested, so that I know who to send it to!

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Heinz Koop
Benjamin Nabers
Luke Miller
Dax Play
Lucie Woods
New comment 20d ago
  • 1 like • Nov '22

    Congrats! But... I'm not buying the zero intention to eventually monetize. Don't be silly :)

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.

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Ted Carr
Cody McDowell
Aran Parsons
Stefano Pretto
Lucie Woods
New comment 20d ago
  • 1 like • Aug '22

    @Sam Ovens great example of a Skool Tutor opportunity :)

  • 3 likes • Aug '22

    @Andrew Kirby thanks for sharing the metric! My free+paid group is much smaller (130 members). Below are the metrics for my group. I'm going to test switching over to a public group and see how that impacts engagement and growth. My assumption is that I could see less activity but more member growth. Your Loom video really got me rethinking the long-term strategy of the group, thanks for that.

After much testing, here are a few tactics that have been proven to produce a more active group for me: 1) Every week/month, create a post to welcome your new members to your Community. This brings them back to the platform that they might have forgotten about after signing up. Your welcome post could tag new members, include who the group is for, what's in it for them, free group resources, guidelines, CTA etc. 2) Take the time to send a message to each new member within a few days after they sign up. One thing that I include with the message is a link to the "Start here" pinned post, which gives them an overview of the group and what to do next. You can also ask them a question to spark an easy conversation. 3) Post a weekly community update, which can be anything related to the Community such as the groups growth, new courses, industry news, upcoming webinars, polls etc. Just make it consistent. 4) Encourage your members to post to the community board, and let them answer each others questions. Hold back from replying to a post right away, and give your members time to respond to each other. This is a small move that can really spark engagement and bonding between members. If you have a feeling that a particular member might add value to a post, tag them and let them take it from there. Works great! 5) Encourage members to share their wins and post their goals for the week/month. This is perfect because it's easy and helps to know what your members are working on/stuck with, which can spark even more engagement. Check in on the members mid week or month and ask how they are progressing on their goals. This goes a long way! Hope this provides some ideas for you. -Trent

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Jason Weinberger
Caleb Kaufman
Dion Monkivitch
New comment 21d ago

We can now export member list to a CSV!!!

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Nick Guadagnoli
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment 23d ago

I am loving the Skool platform, however I have multiple different courses for my coaching groups... is there a way to add the courses which are currently housed on Kajabi into my Skool account without paying $99 per month for each? Thanks Jo @Sam Ovens @Jesse Clark

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Jesse Clark
Jo Davison
Trent Grzegorczyk
Aran Parsons
New comment 26d ago
  • 0 likes • Aug '22

    Check out the workaround I created for Calendar control for various member levels/permissions. It might help since you have multiple types of members in one group! 😎

  • 1 like • 26d

    @Aran Parsons https://www.skool.com/community/calendar-event-control-workaround?p=054fbc38

What do you use for Live streaming in Skool? We use Zoom for our calls but feels overkill for live streaming. Would need something that would also allow us to live stream recordings.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Roman Pearl
Trent Grzegorczyk
Fredu Sirviö
Fabian Merkle
New comment Feb 15
  • 0 likes • Sep '22

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Does Fredu think that members can see a live stream embed within Skool?

  • 1 like • Sep '22

    @Fredu Sirviö Yeah I think Circle has that feature. Definitely would be useful for on platform engagement.

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.

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Cody McDowell
Ryan Alexander
Ted Carr
Stuart Clifford
Lendon Bracewell
New comment Feb 12
  • 1 like • Oct '22

    @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe Give the opportunity to "check-in" "clock-in" X number of times every X amount of hours by clicking a button after logging into Skool. It's simple. Allows community introverts to get points. It also gets people circling back to the groups more, which is a win for everyone. Plausable?

  • 1 like • Oct '22

    that’s why there would be a limit to how often you can get a point by checking in. Say every 24 hours you could check in and get a point. Not total time spent on platform.

Here's the recording from yesterday's call. We covered: • Now you can invite people with course access privileges via email, CSV, and Zapier • Zapier can be used to invite members to your group + unlock courses for members in the group • Course access panel is much easier to see/use now • @Andrew Kirby's new mini-course "Free Group Funnels" is live • We launched a new podcast where we hang out with creators in this space Check out the recording to see how you can use these features and resources. Enjoy! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here

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Ruben Gallardo
Chris Moore
Marc Gilday
Albert Caasi
Jonas Wolf
New comment Feb 6
  • 3 likes • Dec '22

    @Akassh Ashok Gupta 100%.

  • 6 likes • Dec '22

    @Teddy Dereje I liked the depth of conversation, which can really only happen if it’s that long.

Just like we can now control Course access, I’d like to do the same with the Calendar so that only certain members can view Calendar events.

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Nick Guadagnoli
Chris Strickland
Seth Ellsworth
Aadit Sheth
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Jan 27
  • 0 likes • Aug '22

    @Seth Ellsworth here's a workaround I created to solve this problem! https://www.skool.com/community/calendar-event-control-workaround?p=054fbc38

  • 0 likes • Jan 27

    @Aadit Sheth not yet. But here is a workaround: https://www.skool.com/community/calendar-event-control-workaround?p=054fbc38

Curious 🤨 because based on the community discussion it seems like a lot of you are... but I'd like to see some objective data.

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Dan Harrison
David Cavanagh
Saqib Rasool
Ted Carr
Varun Teja
New comment Jan 26

We've got a SICK Black Friday deal for you... - Skool 1-year subscription (usually $1,200) - Wetube self-study course (usually $9,800) - Total: $11,000 This Black Friday - get both for $999. That's $10,000 in real savings. A true 91% discount. Interested? Join the waitlist here to be notified the moment it goes live. 🔥🔥🔥

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Andrew Kirby
Esteban Andrade
Luis Feliz Caballero
Michael Morales
Jesse Clark
New comment Jan 25
  • 2 likes • Nov '22

    Kind of lame that current paying customers aren’t rewarded and given access. Just sayin.

  • 0 likes • Nov '22

    @Mark Ladson Reminds me of a phone company tactic. Reward new customers, but not existing loyal ones.

People don't have the motivation to take time out of their day to post in the community and give rather than just take. I wish there were a feature where 25% of the posts and or course content are hidden with a message saying: "Please contribute to the community to unlock access these posts" So if they make 2-5 contributions to the community in the past week then they can see hidden content/posts. In my opinion, the leaderboards & levels incentive helps a little but is not an immediate & powerful incentive.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Lendon Bracewell
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Jan 21
  • 2 likes • Nov '22

    These are my engagement hacks: https://www.skool.com/community/5-engagement-hacks-for-free-groups?p=55709fa4

@Sam Ovens in the future when Skool is massively successful, are you going to have ads in groups? And if you do, will you allow us to disable ads in groups?

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Sam Ovens
Rene G
Trent Grzegorczyk
Varun Teja
David Cavanagh
New comment Jan 21

This is a group on Skool, about Skool, by people who use Skool. Here's 4 ways to get started: 1. Check out our "Skool 101" course to learn about the product and common use-cases. 2. Use Skool and share your feedback by posting/commenting in the community. 3. Attend our monthly "Skool office hours" livestreams for product updates and Q&A. 4. Want to create your own group on Skool? Click here to do that. Watch the video below for a quick overview of the product. Enjoy 🎉

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Simon Paquin
James Horan
Chris Moore
Sam Ovens
Andrew Shusterman
New comment Aug '22
  • 0 likes • Apr '22

    Thanks for making this. At a crossroads right now figuring out which platform to host my retirement coaching program.

  • 0 likes • Apr '22

    @Nick Guadagnoli But everyone in the group would have access to multiple courses, right?

Has anyone moved their free (not paid) community from Facebook to Skool? Would to hear about your experiences before making full decision of creating a community. How is the engagement compared to FB group? How is the reach compared to FB group? Would you recommend starting free group on Skool rather than on Facebook? Thanks.

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Nurlan Puchak
Trent Grzegorczyk
Justo Llecllish
Aljaž Plankl
Oli Reitmaier
New comment Jan 18
  • 5 likes • Jan 2

    I moved my free FB group to free Skool group in April 2022. My Community is much more engaged now plus I built a new revenue stream that didn't exist with the FB group. It's not even close to an apples to apples comparison.

Here are videos I would like to see in there: (not in order but just some ideas) 1. How Skool sets up payment processing for the $99 a month and what happens when someone doesn't pay. What is the process to get people back on or how many days to give them notice before you close down their course. What happens when you close down a course? Give us some insights on how you keep people on active memberships. 2. What should Group Admins do daily to increase engagement 3. What do you need to have before you launch a community. 4. Best programs to use to help your community run smoothly i.e. video hosting, payment processing, accounting software, video conferencing, video editing. 5. Tips on growing your community 6. Tips on how to rank up in the leaderboards faster 7. Engagement Tips (how to add value to other members in the community) 8. Workaround tips (while you are creating things here are some temporary fixes) 9. Tips on pricing the cost of your community 10. How to be Sam Ovens😉

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Roman Pearl
Aljaž Plankl
New comment Jan 17
  • 8 likes • Aug '22

    I was chatting with @Sam Ovens the other day about creating a Skool Tutoring program where “expert” Skool group creators could tutor others that need help, which would cover most of these best practices.

Hello everyone, whats your goto software for recording courses? 😁

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Roman Pearl
Brad Parnell
Saqib Rasool
Varun Teja
Luis Naranjo
New comment Jan 14

My business is regulated (wealth mgmt firm), and it would be awesome to be able to export and archive data from my group for future audits. A PDF of Community threads + list of active members would be all I need. Possible?

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  • 4 likes • Dec '22

    I created a post on this sharing a few ideas: https://www.skool.com/community/5-engagement-hacks-for-free-groups?p=55709fa4

Hey guys! Coming from Kajabi and enjoying school thus far In the past we've fought very hard to - Increase student success in our programs - Lower refund rates To do that we've used Mixpanel to track actions people take in our apps and identify the key things people who succeed with our products do And then we use intercom to ensure all users are being sent custom touch points to ensure they complete those actions That being said, as far as I can tell at this point there's no custom code options for Skool? So my question is: is that something that's in the pipeline? I'm sure that has been posted about before so I'll head over to the search bar now lol

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Devin Zander
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Dec '22
  • 0 likes • Dec '22

    @Devin Zander What are the main metrics you track in Mixpanel?

  • 0 likes • Dec '22

    What's the scope for integrating Mixpanel with Skool?

Hey Guys, I switched to skool 2 months ago in the hope that I will have a more engaged & interactive community. But it’s not going as planned. Even my fb group was more engaged than the skool community. I don’t know why? Even if we are giving books as rewards + I’m sharing some valuable content too but still don’t know what’s happening. I’m personally loving this platform & was so much excited to launch but my clients are not much excited about it. When we took a feedback from them, they don’t feel anything special about it. @Sam Ovens @Sid Sahasrabuddhe @Nick Hauser Please suggest me some way to re-activate my community & boost the engagement.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Shanaka Jayakody
Sylvio Petipermon
Akassh Ashok Gupta
Lila Tace
New comment Dec '22
  • 2 likes • Dec '22

    I created a post on this topic too: https://www.skool.com/community/5-engagement-hacks-for-free-groups?p=55709fa4

  • 1 like • Dec '22

    @Teresa Knipple you got it!

Officially launched my free Skool group! Stoked to fully replace my FB group with Skool. Niche: Vegan Health & Fitness For Sustainable & Fun Weight-Loss The screenshot below is my sales flow, inspired by @Andrew Kirby - thank you @Andrew Kirby ! It was perfect timing to adopt a new sales flow for me as for the past couple of months I've been working on rebuilding my flow/programs because I transitioned OUT of 1:1 coaching. My sales flow was going to be content > webinar > self-paced course + membership. But the idea of building a community in a free group with super helpful free content resonated more with me and sounds a lot more fun & authentic. With an upsell of a membership & an inner circle. I also created a landing page for it, this idea was inspired by @Shivam Jha when he shared a landing page he created for this group - thank you @Shivam Jha ! Open to your thoughts & feedback :)

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Nick Guadagnoli
Heinz Koop
Yelina Perez
Mark Ladson
John Mueller
New comment Dec '22
  • 1 like • Dec '22

    This is awesome. I love the visual of how everything flows.

Here's the recording from today's call. We covered new features (membership questions, Zapier integration, ability to view/search members emails, and social links on users profiles. Lot's of exciting stuff to help you use Skool as a "group funnel" to get customers for your paid courses/communities. We covered a lot of best practices too. If you want to know how to use Skool to get customers, build community, and run a successful business — this recording is for you! Want to attend the next Office Hours live with us? See when it's happening on our calendar here

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Daniel Dalen
Roman Pearl
Teresa Knipple
David Jones
Dheeraj Singh
New comment Dec '22
  • 9 likes • Nov '22

    I enjoyed this one, especially comments around how Communities and members should be the focus. Here is the way I think about my Community and what it's purpose is, which is TRUST building.

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I help people build wealth and retire with confidence.

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