Where can I find information on my class performance and earnings?

In this article:

About Your Teacher Stats Dashboard

Your Teacher Stats dashboard shows information related to your Skillshare channel overall, including:

  • The total number of earnings, students, minutes watched, and reviews across all of your classes.
  • Your estimated earnings for the current month.
  • Charts displaying minutes watched and the number of students over time across all of your classes.
  • A month-by-month earnings breakdown since you started teaching on Skillshare.

Your Teacher Stats dashboard shows your pre-tax earnings. The payment you receive via Tipalti each month may look different than what you see on your Teacher Stats dashboard, depending on any tax withholdings. For more information on the potential taxes withheld from your monthly payments, head to Account Settings > Payments > Payment History.

To learn more about tax withholding, review the article Will I be taxed on my Skillshare earnings?.

The estimated amount shown on your dashboard depends on what day you access it:
  • In the first half of a given month (the 1st through the 15th), the dashboard will display your upcoming estimated earnings to be paid on the 16th of the month for the previous month’s activity.
  • In the second half of a given month (the 16th through the last day of the month), the dashboard will display your estimated month-to-date earnings based on the current month's activity.

How to Access Your Teacher Stats Dashboard

Use this quicklink for a shortcut to your Teacher Stats dashboard or follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Teach dropdown menu near the top right of your screen.
  2. Select Your Teacher Stats.

About Your Referrals Dashboard

Your Referrals dashboard shows details on your referrals. On this dashboard you can retrieve your channel referral link — share this link with your audience to promote all of your Skillshare classes and earn referral revenue at the same time! For ideas on how to leverage your channel (and class) referral links, head to our article Creative Ideas for Class Marketing.

Your Referrals dashboard shares two sets of data, which are accessible from two separate tabs.

Earnings History displays your total earnings from referrals in aggregate at the top, as well as a breakdown of monthly earnings, net of refunds. Referral earnings prior to April 1, 2022, reflect the referral program that was previously in place, and so no amounts are shown in those columns.

Referral History displays a list of your most recent referrals (up to 5000) since you began referring new members as a Skillshare teacher. For each referral, we share the following:

  • Start Date: The date the referral created their account and started their trial.
  • Status: The current status of a referral. All successful referrals, that is, those that have paid for an annual membership, are marked Paid. A referral Status can change, however, e.g., if the user paid but later requested a refund. Referrals marked other than Paid means the referral is in progress or was terminated — you do not receive payment on those referrals. A full glossary of Status types is below.
  • Referral Link: Whether the referral was generated from a class or channel (general) referral link.
  • Traffic Source: The source where the referral link was clicked.
  • Geography: The country in which the member initially registered their Skillshare account.
    We are working to include the ability for teachers to download all of your Referral History data as a .csv file — this will be rolled out in a future release.

Keep in mind that a referral’s Status is not static and may change, depending on where they are in their journey. Here’s a quick glossary to those Status types:

Paid: We successfully completed a transaction for an annual membership; these are the referrals that you earn referral earnings from, unless the referred user later seeks and is given a refund. 

Trial: The referral is currently in a free trial. 

Cancelled: The referral canceled their subscription before the end of the free trial.

Refunded: The referral paid for an annual membership, but requested a refund. Teachers do not earn referral revenue on refunded transactions.  

Failed: Skillshare attempted to complete a transaction for a membership payment but was unsuccessful.

How to Access Your Referrals Dashboard

Use this quicklink for a shortcut to your Referrals dashboard or follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Teach dropdown menu near the top right of your screen.
  2. Select Your Teacher Stats.
  3. Click the Referral Stats button.

How to View Stats on an Individual Class

Each live class that you’re currently teaching also has its own stats dashboard where you can view:

  • The total lifetime stats for an individual class, including visitors, students, minutes watched, and number of reviews.
  • Charts displaying minutes watched and the number of students over time across all of your classes.
  • A table that summarizes your most recent data along the timeframe you select — days, weeks, or months.

To view class stats on an individual class:

  1. Navigate to the student or public-facing view of the class.
  2. Open the left toolbar by clicking on the gear button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  3. Click View Stats on the left side toolbar.
You can view your class data by days, weeks, or months by toggling between the links at the top of the Minutes Watched or Students charts on this dash; the view will automatically update for all charts, including the summary table at the bottom.

To see additional or all-time data in this table, click the See More button at the bottom.

How to View Your Payment History

Skillshare uses Tipalti to send teacher payments. To view details on previous payments:

  1. Log in to your Skillshare account.
  2. Click your user profile image in the top right-hand corner of the screen and select Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Payments in the side menu.
  4. Under Teacher Payments, click the Payment History tab.

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