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To start building an automation in ActiveCampaign, start with a “trigger.” There are a number of ways you can trigger an automation, including: When a tag is added When a contact subscribes to a list When a contact submits a form E-commerce and on-site options (available in the “Pro” plan) When the contact reaches a particular point in another automation.

From there, you can begin constructing the actions in your automation. Some actions that are readily available in ActiveCampaign’s automations are: Send an email Notify a staff member Wait conditions If/then conditionals Split traffic for screening Skip to other parts of the automation Track goals (The contact can avoid to the goal’s location in the automation.) Start or end another automation, or end the existing automation Post a webhook Subscribe or unsubscribe the contact to/from lists Update contact information Include and remove tags Add a note Lead scoring, SMS and website messages, and Facebook Custom-made Audience management are all “Pro” features – .

Contrast with ConvertKit‘s Automations, which are more restricted. On ConvertKit, you can activate an automation when: The contact sends a kind The contact buys A tag is added to the contact A custom-made field is updated with a certain worth From there, you can develop Conditions, to inspect whether the contact has a specific tag or customized field worth.

You can likewise develop Occasions, which are a bit like ActiveCampaign’s Goals, but without the reporting. You can track an Occasion when: A tag is added or eliminated The contact buys A date happens A custom-made field is upgraded with a particular worth You don’t develop emails in ConvertKit’s Automations.

For more on how ActiveCampaign compares to ConvertKit, read my ConvertKit vs ActiveCampaign comparison. The primary method I construct my list is through an e-mail course. ActiveCampaign makes it simple for me to construct my email course exactly how I wish to construct it. Numerous marketers build really easy email series for their “e-mail courses.” A contact register, and after that that contact instantly begins getting lessons.

It was simple to build with ActiveCampaign, but impossible when I was with MailChimp. I don’t do that technique. My email course is by hand synced with this countdown timer on my website. You need to register by Friday night, and a brand-new course starts each Monday morning. When I initially attempted this methodology, I was on MailChimp.

Here’s the automation I use to invite new students to my Style Pitfalls course. There’s a few things going on here: The automation sends all contacts a “welcome e-mail ().” The automation confirms that it’s not Friday. If it’s not Friday, the automation waits until it is Friday. At 11am, it sends a “pump up” e-mail to get the students prepared for next week’s course, and motivate them to share it with good friends.

The contact will start getting lessons the following Monday morning. If it is Friday and after 7pm, the contact missed out on enrollment for next week’s class. They’ll get the pump up email the following Friday early morning, and lessons the Monday after that. It was impossible for me to automate this with MailChimp.

When I run a webinar, I don’t want to send out the exact same e-mail to everyone on my list. I desire to send them the appropriate email for their level of engagement – . . Here’s the automation I utilize to promote an evergreen webinar: First it confirms that they haven’t already bought the item I pitch in the webinar.

Then it sends a series of e-mails to get them interested in the webinar, and to encourage them to sign up. If they register, they instantly struck the “Goal” toward the end of the webinar, and the automation ends. If they do not register, they get contributed to an automation promoting a rebroadcast of the webinar. .

This allows me to personalize my messaging, in other automations, based upon the contact’s engagement with the webinar. Here’s the WebinarJam integration panel: I can add tags based upon whether the contact signed up, went to, missed, or based upon for how long they stayed in the webinar. These tags can then set off automations within ActiveCampaign.

It costs me cash, and it makes it most likely that my emails go to spam or Gmail’s promotions tab. People who do not open my e-mails make it harder for other emails to get to the people who truly want them! The “Pro” strategy of ActiveCampaign has actually lead scoring integrated in.

Here’s an automation I received from ActiveCampaign’s library of automations, which I use to inform which contacts aren’t engaging with my emails. When a contact subscribes, this automation includes a “0 days” tag. As time passes, it adds brand-new tags for 7 days, 30 days, 60 days, etc Each time they open an email, a different automation eliminates them from this automation, removes all of those tags, and starts this automation over again.

This automation can be frustrating in the beginning, and this is one of those cases where I want ActiveCampaign had a more out-of-the-box option. However, because you can do anything with ActiveCampaign, often you have to develop things from scratch. ActiveCampaign has an option to delete non-active subscribers, which I do not suggest.

Some subscribers don’t have tracking switched on, so their opens aren’t taped. Others still want to be subscribed however have been hectic. Here’s my reactivation series: I send one email asking if they still wish to be subscribed, and briefly describing why I keep my e-mail list tidy. In one week, I send them another e-mail (if they currently clicked the confirmation link in the previous e-mail, they have actually already been gotten rid of from the automation utilizing a separate automation) – .

The automation then unsubscribes them. My emails likewise have a link to a type where they can enter their e-mail address to let me know that they do not have tracking enabled. This type adds a tag that I utilize to filter those contacts out. . I utilized to add this tag when they clicked a link, however when people don’t have tracking on, it makes those links not work so dependably! I only send out an easy “do you still desire my e-mails?” verification.