In this video, I share with you how Skillshare scammed me out of my earnings and closed my account before distributing them.
Doing some research, I found out I was not the only one to whom this happened to (article links down below), so if you are a teacher and have a course you want to promote, do NOT post it on Skillshare due to what they can do to you as they already have to a few others and who knows how many more.
So if you don’t know, Skillshare is a website that allows people to exchange knowledge by putting up courses and if you have the membership – you can access those courses.
This is very similar to Udemy, difference being in that you need to pay for every course on Udemy individually, whereas with Skillshare you need to sign up for a general subscription, which will then allow you to access any course you want.
I signed up to Skillshare as a teacher and put my course up there along with Udemy.
I think I logged in to Skillshare once or twice over the course of a few months just to make sure that my course was still up and alive, and after a few months, I got an email stating that my account was closed due to certain cheating behavior.
Here is the email in it’s entirety:
This is Skillshare’s Trust & Safety Team.
Unfortunately, because we have found evidence of the behaviors listed below associated to your account, we have canceled your teacher payment and closed your account.
– Misrepresentation of enrollments, reviews referrals
– Attempts to artificially inflate class ranking
– The characteristics of the teacher account overlap with the characteristics of student accounts enrolled in their class
– The teacher’s account is associated to networks of users exhibiting suspicious activity
For further information, please refer to our Terms of Service: https://www.skillshare.com/ss/terms
I have logged into Skillshare once, MAYBE twice for a second to check the status of my course, and logged out immediately – how could I possibly try to cheat or scam?
Even if I was cheating, why would I fake 5 reviews and 5 enrollments, or whatever amount I had on there?
In fact, last time I checked I had no reviews and had like 10 people check my course out – why would I fake those people, lol?
I sent them a message to look over this again and if they even took a look at my course and they replied saying the decision was final and account won’t be reinstated. So much for their ‘bullshit’ evidence and customer service.
As mentioned, there were others with the same predicament as me, so word of advice: do NOT sign up to Skillshare, if as a student, then at least not as a teacher! They might take your money and just close your account down – you never know.
Other articles showing others have been scammed as well:
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