Promote Your 1-on-1 Session

We want your 1-on-1 Sessions to be a success – and promoting your sessions to your creative community will be a key part of that success! Read on to learn specific suggestions and examples to make your marketing as effective as possible.

In this article:

Set Up Your Superpeer Profile

Before you start promoting your sessions, take some time to set up your Superpeer profile to emphasize your credentials and expertise — in other words, why someone should trust you for a 1-on-1.

  • Add a profile picture that matches your Skillshare profile for consistency. Alternatively, instead of a profile picture you can upload a short introduction video, shot in vertical format. This is a great way for you to introduce yourself to your audience and give them a taste of what you’ll offer in a 1-on-1 Session.
  • Use the About section to share a summary of your credentials, background, or any relevant experience. Links to your website and social channels are optional, but recommended!
On average, Superpeer profiles that have a video introduction get 34% more bookings than profiles that do not have a video.
Check out how Top Teacher Fred Trevino (left) and Delisa Lopez (right) present their bios — both on their Skillshare profile page and on Superpeer — to establish credibility and trust. Fred has uploaded a video introduction to his Superpeer profile instead of a photo. 

Develop Your Promotional Messaging

Before you start promoting your 1-on-1 Sessions, it's important to be specific about what you're offering, and why it will be impactful for others.

Review our tips for developing a strong value proposition in our article, Plan Your 1-on-1 Session. Ensure the core elements of your value proposition, such as who you’re trying to target and how they will benefit, is included in any messaging you use to promote your 1-on-1 Session.

Where to Promote

Once you’ve developed your promotional messaging, you’re ready to start sending announcements and ongoing reminders to your audience about your 1-on-1 Sessions.

Here’s where we recommend promoting:

  • The discussion announcement tool on your Skillshare profile to reach all of your current Skillshare followers. Select “Email all followers” when creating your announcement.
  • Discussion posts on your most popular or related Skillshare classes to reach all of the students who have taken these classes. Select “Email all students” when creating your posts.
  • Social media
  • Email newsletter
  • Your website or blog
  • Direct outreach to students who have posted a question in one of your Skillshare classes or sent you a DM for help on social media

When to Promote

Once your 1-on-1 Sessions go live on your Skillshare profile, we recommend announcing the new offering to your community across all of your channels. Because 1-on-1 Sessions are a higher price offering that require more consideration and exposure on the part of students before they’re ready to purchase, it’s important to continue your promotion beyond your initial announcement. We recommend sharing a few reminders to your community within the first month that your sessions are live, while also considering how they fit into your broader set of offerings.

Keep in mind that you don’t always have to promote your 1-on-1 Sessions on their own — you can mention them as an extension of other things you are offering to your community, such as your Skillshare classes.

Here’s a sample timeline of what your 1-on-1 Session promotion could look like. Tailor it based on your own channels and the other offerings you are planning to promote. The key is integrating your 1-on-1 Sessions into your communications in an ongoing way to firmly establish them as a part of your teaching brand.

Week 1

  • Announce that you’re now available for 1-on-1 Sessions through a discussion announcement from your profile, an Instagram Post and Stories, and an email to your subscribers.
  • Add your 1-on-1 Sessions to your website and any other “set it and forget it” channels like your link in bio.

Week 2

  • Check your social DMs and the discussion tabs of your Skillshare classes for students who have messaged you with questions that relate to topics you’re covering in your 1-on-1 Sessions. Follow up with these students directly to let them know about your new offering.

Week 3

  • As a part of an Instagram Post or Reel showcasing something new you’ve created, mention that you can help students with their own work or portfolio through your 1-on-1 Sessions.

Week 4

  • As a part of a new class announcement from your Skillshare profile, mention that students can get extra support on the topics covered in your class by booking a 1-on-1 Session.

Week 5

  • In an email to your subscribers, highlight your new class and share a reminder about your 1-on-1 Sessions, including a personal anecdote or commentary on why you’re excited to be connecting with students in this more personalized way.

Week 6

  • Create a series of Instagram Stories showcasing the different topics you’re available to cover in your 1-on-1 Sessions, why you’re excited about them, and what you expect students to take away. If you’ve already hosted a session, talk about how much you enjoyed the experience, or share a testimonial from a previous session.

After your first 6 weeks, keep mentioning your 1-on-1 Sessions on a regular basis so that the opportunity stays top of mind for students who are thinking about signing up. Consider moving the promotion of 1-on-1 Sessions into your “always on” social content schedule to create a steady drumbeat of reminders. Every 2 weeks would be a good place to start, and you can evaluate if the frequency works for your community over time.

Some teachers with limited availability have chosen to set a cap on the number of sessions that can be booked with them per month and have successfully leveraged this to motivate students to sign up before the spaces fill up. If you are only interested in or available to meet with a certain number of students per month, consider formalizing this within Superpeer. Here’s our recommendation for adjusting your settings:
  • Set the Maximum Booking Period to the length of time you’re planning to offer 1-on-1s.
  • Adjust your availability for the session to open up the maximum number of slots on your weekly calendar to allow more flexibility and choice with users.
  • Under Notice Period, ensure you’ve selected “I will manually accept/decline every call request I get”. This way, you can decline bookings that you’re not prepared to take.
  • Optional: If managing individual requests becomes too unwieldy, you can adjust your Unavailability settings to hide available slots in the remaining maximum booking period, as needed.
And, if you decide to limit your bookings, highlight the limited number of spots you have available when you promote your sessions to your community (e.g. “I’m opening up 5 1-on-1 spots this month — book soon to claim your spot!). Check out Top Teacher Ohn Mar Win’s discussion announcement as a great example.


Examples of Teacher Promotion We Love


Top Teacher Tom Froese created a dedicated page on his website to promote his 1-on-1 Sessions. He does an awesome job of clearly laying out the 6 areas he’s available to cover, plus adds testimonials to show the value of what he’s offering.


We love this Reel that Top Teacher Marie-Noëlle Wurm shared on Instagram. She speaks directly to the camera about what she’s offering in her 1-on-1 Sessions and what she hopes students will get out of it; the personal and authentic format is a great way to demonstrate what a 1-on-1 Session would be like.


Top Teacher Ohn Mar Win included a testimonial from a past 1-on-1 Session student in this discussion announcement. She also used it as an opportunity to ask students to help her decide what to teach in her next class.

Skillshare Copy Guidelines

When referring to 1-on-1 Sessions in your copy or images, make sure to reference this offering by its full name: Skillshare 1-on-1 Sessions, where possible.