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
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?
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.
Quick question - when people join our Skool community, does it automatically capture their email address they use to sign up with? Or do we need to have them opt in via a funnel or set that as a membership question if we want that info? Thanks!
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
Do you know any skool group on Facebook ads ? I just joined @Brian Moncada free Adspend.com YT ads group that is amazingly full of value and I am looking for something similar on Facebook ads ? Ps: I love using skool it's a super cool product
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! 🚀
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! :)
Hi all, a quick question on calendars and courses. I have paid 2 courses, entry level and mastermind. Am going to use the free community for content and for those in the $97pm entry course. I want to manage the Q&A calls for the free and entry level paid members separately. Is there currently any way to add calendar events and make them unique to members of a course within the same group or do I need unique groups for each course, if there are workarounds then it would be great to know. thanks.
Hey friends! I love the idea of @Andrew Kirby's Skool funnel. I have a free FB group of 18k which I use to collect email addresses. It's pretty low maintenance since I do most of my marketing via email and launches. But launches are... launches. And since FB keeps restricting my account (also it sucks), I'm curious to try something new. So I would love to hear about your experiences moving from a free FB group and/or launch funnel to a Skool funnel. Did you do this? How did it go? What's GREAT about it? What didn't work so well? THANK YOU!
I took the war map calendar and made some few changes to make it more automatic Here is what I have done : ✅ Automatic Day Highlighter ✅ Automatic Month https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nf_ilw-lUNGJRdjP-B7tQJ0VMYCiHBoWgTH9ti-NbO0/edit?usp=sharing
As there is no white label solution I'm thinking of branding my community with the word skool in the name. Until such time as there's a white label solution. Is that okay? The main reason is due to the emails that get sent to my group. They are branded with skool which distracts from my community.
hey everyone - Ive set up my zap to import membership questions into my active account. I didn't add an email question in the 3 questions, because users already answer this when signing up. Trying to test the zap, i had to manually import the test email i used as the data wasn't pulling in test mode. Will this zap work in future, or do ya'll add email to the screening questions anyway? Thanks for your help :)
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?
What is to be done about people that don't introduce themselves, and don't participate in a very private niche, a free community where participation is expected? Do the people that do not participate in the community become deadweight? Or do they provide a backdrop that provokes active users to speak up more? Could we have some kind of a way to tell what people are completely disengaged, haven't logged in, and haven't hovered to Classroom? Should we have an auto-remove toggle with some criteria like haven't logged in for 6 months, auto-remove? I am pondering about the pros and cons and would love to hear from the Skool team and other users. @Oli Reitmaier @Sid Sahasrabuddhe you have an opinion?
I'm in the process of building out a course on testing business ideas. I was curious, what was the reasoning behind a character count in the course module descriptions? Are courses primarily meant to be video based?