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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
Andrew Kirby
Med Achref Khelifi
Varun Teja
New comment 3h ago
  • 1 like • 15d

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

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
Evan Lindsay
Jesse Clark
Varun Teja
New comment 3h ago
  • 2 likes • 16d

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

  • 0 likes • 14d

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

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
Danny Mallinder
Christian Koziol
Saqib Rasool
New comment 4h ago
  • 8 likes • 29d

    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.

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
Andrew Kirby
Goutham Raja
Patrick J Phillips
New comment 21h ago
  • 1 like • Aug 30

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

  • 2 likes • Aug 30

    @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.

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
Roger Garcia
Aljaž Plankl
Nick Doria
New comment 3d ago

I think you should change the name. I have always felt this. The product seems great, but who actually likes school? I think in the long run the name will hinder success. Just my thoughts.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Nathaniel Demian
Jonathan Santillan
Roman Pearl
Danny Mallinder
New comment 8d ago

When I clicked on 'Create Group' and toggled between Group 1: Uplevel & Group 2: My own Archived Group, it shows Kevin Lee, who I don't know and who isn't in my group. Thought the team would want to see this!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Quinn Nolan
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment 10d ago

- Make your Skool group public - Grow a YouTube channel with group as CTA - Embed YouTube videos into posts and share the post link - Create a poll within your group and share link on social - Use Skool posts as a blog and SEO tool - Run FB ads using a 3-step conversion funnel - Join other online groups relevant to your niche and add value - Add Skool group link to all social profiles - Add a business page on LinkedIn & Facebook for your community - Add another job title on social pages for your community - Create a press release and send to media and share on social - Offer a free course - Give incentives for member referrals

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Samuel Risby
New comment 12d ago

Hi - is there any way to turn this off? A couple of clients have asked that their participation remains confidential

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Mark Firth
Oli Reitmaier
New comment 14d ago

Would it be useful to anyone else to be able to see how many people have viewed a post? Having a "seen by" or total view analytics would be helpful to understand how many members are seeing certain posts. Thanks!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Earnie Boyd
Oli Reitmaier
New comment 18d ago
  • 1 like • Aug 8

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe aha got it. That makes sense. Thanks for explaining.

  • 2 likes • 18d

    Still think this is important to understand what topics members are most interested in hearing about.

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
Phil Telpner
Oli Reitmaier
New comment 30d ago

My community only has 25 members and it's very hard to keep it engaged. 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 30d ago
  • 2 likes • 30d

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

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
Trent Grzegorczyk
Aleks Fidurski
Cepand Yegani
New comment Oct 27
  • 1 like • Oct 14

    @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 14

    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.

Hi, I just created my first skool community. I have 2 major mentoring programs, let's call them A and B. B contains all the group calls that A has, but B has 2 additionnal group calls. Is there is a way to allow access to events BASED on the which program a clients has access to? An immediate solution would be to have 2 communities, but since B is an upsell I see value in keeping the community together

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Ted Carr
David Sekera
Trent Grzegorczyk
Brenzen Zettl
New comment Oct 24
  • 1 like • Oct 21

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

Is it possible to export a list of members?

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Sam Ovens
Pete Renzulli
Mareya Ali
Nicholas Ross
Brandon Simmons
New comment Oct 14
  • 1 like • Jul 25

    A CSV export capability would be great for the obvious cross-referencing and quick access to our member contact data. Thanks!

Can anyone else relate? 👀

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Fitzgerald Council
Andrew Kirby
Trent Grzegorczyk
Griffin A. Hamilton
Julia Weber
New comment Oct 13
  • 1 like • Sep 25

    @Griffin A. Hamilton stick around… you’ll see. Mostly because my groups are highly active. Always responding and adding value to members.

Here's the recording from today's call. See you next month! See when the next call is happening on our calendar here

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Dan Harrison
Natu Myers
Rigoberto Murillo
Anthony Llanos
New comment Oct 3
  • 4 likes • Sep 27

    Bummed I had to miss it. Looking forward to watching the replay.

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
New comment Sep 16
  • 0 likes • Sep 16

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

  • 1 like • Sep 16

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

If you go to joinsuperhuman.com you will Get redirected to my Superhuman Skool group. Cool right? Most people will have issues with redirect as there is no SSL certificate if you redirect from your domain registrar. So that means if people do https or even www they will get a message that your site is not secure. That’s bad. To solve this I recommend a redirect service like t.ly - for just a few bucks you can have a custom redirect url for you’re domain, track click and create other urls for specific parts of your classroom, zooms or whatever. Most important thing is that you’ll have SSL so it will be an https redirect and you won’t have those issues that most people do with redirecting through their registrar. Its really straight forward but I’m happy to do a video walkthrough if there’s any interest. Just throw a like or comment “redirect” on the post and I’ll send you a loom vid overview. Happy redirecting! -PM

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Trent Grzegorczyk
Andrew Kirby
New comment Sep 14
  • 1 like • Sep 14

    I did this with one of my groups, weareadvisorclub.com Really slick for sharing.

I'm in the process of moving my huge video course over to Skool, because I think it will be a better customer experience. (I won't lie, it's a mega pain in the ass downloading all that video content and uploading to bunny.net, also re-titling all of the content, even when I've got a staff member to help... Sorry Sam) But I think it's for the best. If you've done this before, have you seen an improvement in engagement / student results? Do you have anything to back it up? Thanks!

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Matthew Morgan
Paul Masters
Trent Grzegorczyk
Andy Cole
New comment Sep 14
  • 2 likes • Sep 14

    Dude it’s not even close. Engagement is 🔥🔥🔥 on Skool.

Instead of making the Classroom invisible to members that don't have access to a course, can we give a preview just like you would see for courses that you get access to after leveling up?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Dimitri Ross
Paul Masters
New comment Sep 14

Would be a nice feature for polls especially within public groups.

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Roman Pearl
New comment Sep 13
  • 1 like • Sep 13

    @Sid Sahasrabuddhe I’m not comparing Twitter to Skool, I’m showing an example of how polls could be displayed as anonymous. Anonymous polls are great for honest feedback and confidential participation. I’m not saying that it should be only this, but the option to do this would be useful.

  • 0 likes • Sep 13

    @Roman Pearl Both are useful.

I really like the side bar on the right with links on Desktop, but really don't like how those links are tucked within the About page on mobile. IMO, those links should be on the first page that loads on mobile. I use links for key CTAs and would like them to be one of the first things users see when they login. Thoughts?

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Roman Pearl
New comment Sep 12

Anyone using their Community as a place to write blog posts? For the SEO/Blog experts in this group, could this strategy work for getting people to discover your group from Google search?

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Kai Renz
New comment Sep 11

I want to use Skool for a free group and have some of that group have access to our low ticket offer. The community can be for both but some will have paid for a course. Would this be possible?

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Paul Masters
Amanda C. Watts
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Sep 9
  • 4 likes • Sep 8

    Hey Amanda, I'm currently doing this, and it's pretty simple to manage actually. Here are some thoughts: https://vimeo.com/747675266/baa9467b31

  • 0 likes • Sep 8

    @Amanda C. Watts You got it! Just lmk if you have any more questions about how to do this. More than happy to assist.

Has anyone using Skool as a lead nurturing platform? As currently I am using Facebook group as a nurturing platform then generate call from there.

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Ted Carr
Ed Squire
Paul Masters
Andrew Kirby
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Sep 8

It would be cool if we could lock certain courses and have them open automatically based on a specific date. Is that something that y’all are considering? My content / courses run on a monthly schedule (monthly virtual workouts). I wanted to get ahead and create the courses (workout schedule) for the next few months and was able to lock it by making it only accessible at the highest “level” but that isn’t really a solution and may be confusing to folks. Thanks for considering and loving Skool so far! EDIT: in the meantime would be cool to have an option for “No people have access” so that we can build out a course and then lock it from the course end rather than limiting it based on the individual members. Doesn’t look like that’s possible now.

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Sam Ovens
Paul Masters
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Sep 6
  • 0 likes • Sep 6

    @Paul Masters https://www.skool.com/community/course-preview-in-classroom?p=ce602434

Does this platform have a native app that all user can download and subsequently log in to their account once open? Reason behind this question: I place a HUGE emphasis on my communication with students, and having an app that has the potential to send notification to users mobile devices is seriously MASSIVE and hugely underrated by most online course platforms. For instance when i release a new tutorial I like to be able to send both an email notification (of course) PLUS a notification on the mobile via the app interface (massive engagement as compared to emails).

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Tristram Samoa
Tommy Harvey
Nick Guadagnoli
Corey Creed
Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Sep 6
  • 0 likes • Sep 6

    @Corey Creed my call is that a mobile app will be available next year in Q2. Just a guess 🙃

I am grateful to be part of this community which is currently sitting at 5.8k members. This will grow into the millions.

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Trent Grzegorczyk
New comment Sep 6

To bring more life to the Classroom / Course area, can we have the option to link a video for the Course preview instead of still images?

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Sid Sahasrabuddhe
Trent Grzegorczyk
Mareya Ali
Harry Whelchel
New comment Sep 2

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