Interested in having more students watch your class and earning more money in your Skillshare class? We’re excited to announce three new features to help your marketing efforts become more effective!

Offer Awards to Engage Your Network

The first new feature is the ability for teachers to offer an award by hosting a challenge in their class. We’ve seen a lot of success with teachers like Jeff Staple, who had over 2,500 students watch his class by offering a free booth to the 2014 Agenda Trade Show to the top student who presented their fashion brand in the student gallery.

In Program iPhone Apps: Become an iPhone Developer, Paul Solt is offering a new iPod Touch, a 1-on-1 feedback session, and access to his advanced course to the winner of his challenge!

Get started by heading over to the events section in the community tab if you currently teach a class, or apply to teach an online class!

Upload an Intro Video to Increase Conversions

Did you know that uploading an intro video could help increase conversions into your class? Giving students a better sense of what to expect can make your class stand out above the rest.

Upload your video directly from your desktop or through a YouTube link from the basic information section of the class creator tool on Skillshare.

Get Insights Into Your Marketing Efforts

To empower you to become a better marketer, we’ve taken the first step to add a new analytics section in your class manager. Use this to understand if your marketing efforts are successful or not by analyzing daily enrollments.

Upcoming product features include layering on useful data such as pageviews, conversions, and sources to understand which of your marketing campaigns are most effective.

To access your analytics, head to your class manager and click on the “Analytics” section in the left column.

Refer a Teacher, Get $100 Skillshare Credit

Know someone who would be a great teacher? Invite them to Skillshare and you’ll receive $100 worth of Skillshare credits when they teach their first class. Visit your referral dashboard to get started.

As always, if you have any feedback or suggestions for improvement you’d like to see, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or email