Skool has blown my mind.
I have had Facebook Groups for my programs since 2017 and they don't even compare.
And I only started with Skool about 75 days ago (February 27th 2023).
My group already has (3) Level 8 people and it's become the #1 group in my niche absolutely.
I almost didn't join Skool.
The reason? "I already have everything setup and don't feel like changing it."
What changed my mind? The SIMPLICITY and RESULTS I kept seeing from Skool success stories.
So... I tried it out and an extra $50,000 a month in results and making my life more simple has been the result. Pretty solid I think. Glad I went for it rather than listen to my ego.
asked me to share the things that have been successful in creating such a Skool group (here is the link to my Skool if you want to look to see how I'm doing it: https://manifestwithscott.com/group).
➡️ How I'm Using Skool:
I have a free "Manifestation / Personal Development" Skool group (1,600 people in it right now) and convert the members into my paid "Manifestation Mentoring Program" Skool group.
My Strategy: Have everyone become engaging friends sharing what they learn from our content. And if they want more, enroll into our programs. I have been trying to keep it super simple.
Here are a few elements of the Strategy:
(a) The type of posts I do that have been SUPER successful are NOT me posting value. But rather posts where members engage with each other.
"What are your unique talents / skills?"
"What time zone are you in? Accountability buddy?"
These have been super engaging because members learn about each other.
I text / email my list about these posts, so they get more than 1 notification of the post. That has been helpful in creating a lot of engagement.
(b) And I partner these with action-based content. Examples of those:
"3 Day Money Challenge! Are you in?"
"Watch this video of 'The Law of Attraction Explained' every day for 30 days straight"
These style posts create consistent learning of our content, yet all the members engage with each other on what they are learning.
I also text / email my list these style posts too.
(c) And finally, I create content in the Classroom tab that says, "Upgrade to our Program".
That way if members enjoy our content, they upgrade to the paid program.
Here's the link to my Skool if you want to check out these posts to give you some ideas:
➡️ What I Like About Skool:
The whole experience is so SIMPLE on Skool. I spend less than 2 hours a week in the Skool community... it really runs 90% by itself.
We do have a community manager making sure the posts / comments are all appropriate, but besides that, not much action is needed.
Literally, again, the group runs itself by it's nature.
As I've noticed a lot of the members love the point system. Like, they really want to become #1 in the group. So they post every day / comment every day to level up. I have members at Level 8 in 75 days time. That is crazy! That is 12,000+ likes in 75 days for ONE person... I NEVER saw that in Facebook Groups, not even close.
The other thing I like a ton is that my paid program has everything in one place now. It's just makes things way easier for me and the client: a login for community + program + calendar of calls.
Before it was ClickFunnels + Kajabi + Slack / Facebook Group + Zapier. It worked, though it's just a lot of stuff every where and adds unneeded complexity.
I also love the referral system. I already have 5 paid referrals through the trial period... Skool is virtually paying itself. So the cost to me = $0.
Where as the complex setup I had before was $299 (CL) + $199 (Kaj) + $360 (Slack) + $278 (Zap) = $1,136.
➡️ How It's Helped My Business:
I made an additional $50,000 in cash collected in March and then another in April.
Here is what I did:
(a) Had automatic Strategy Session bookings from "Upgrade to our Energetics Manifestation Program" in the Classroom section. We had an average of 20 booked automatically every month so far.
(b) We did an Energetics LIVE Webinar for the group 1x per month, having them book Strategy Sessions.
(c) I did a few YouTube LIVE's on my YouTube Channel to also book Strategy Sessions.
Pretty simple conversion strategy overall.
AND REALLY IMPORTANT: The Skool group members have been becoming "manifestation family" friends. So, many of our members are absorbing my content and really enjoying it and wanting to talk about it with others.
It's a true "Personal Development Community" where members are helping and inspiring each other.
Like Sam said in his podcast episode, it's more about the members than just the leader.
➡️ Hope This Helps!
Like I said, I almost didn't join Skool.
Looking back, it's so important that I did. Yeah it took some time to setup and switch over to. But I will never look back. It's been more than worth it.
I really encourage you to start.
Why not? Simplicity + Results + Amazing Engagement of Followers are at your finger tips.