Build a Following on Skillshare

Building a following on Skillshare is the best way to increase your minutes watched and monthly income. Your following is your built-in audience for new classes. Check out our best practices for growing an active and engaged following on the platform. 

Inviting Followers

This may seem obvious, but the best way to grow your following is to directly encourage your students to follow you. Let them know that by following you they can stay up to date on your newest classes, resources, and any contests you run in the future. But keep this mention short and sweet to avoid sounding too promotional.

Here are a few ideas:

  1. In the introduction and final videos of your class, try a blurb like: “If you want to stay up to date on my newest classes, be sure to click “Follow” below. I also share resources and run contests, and my followers are the first to hear about these opportunities!”

  2. Add a slide or on-screen text to your videos that directs students to click “Follow.”

Notifying Followers

Once you have some Skillshare followers, you can communicate with them all by posting a Discussion on your profile. They will also be notified automatically when you publish a new class. With each class you share, you have an opportunity to gain new followers and grow your presence.