Newsflash, my ActiveCampaign friends
Now really IS the perfect time to make sure you’re using ActiveCampaign to help your business to thrive and grow, no matter where you’re at.
If you are fed up with NOT getting the best out of ActiveCampaign, you’re in the right place.
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
(RAISE YOUR HAND IF IT DOES)
- PYou have an ActiveCampaign account, but it mostly sits there, being paid to look glum in the corner, and not do much else except make you feel bad.
- POr you don’t even have an ActiveCampaign account, even though you know you need it in your business, because it’s too darn scary.
- PWhen you *do* use ActiveCampaign it feels confusing and chaotic in there, and you don’t have any real strategy.
- PThere is so much stuff you know you want to automate to make it easier to run your business but you feel overwhelmed by the tech, so you keep doing nothing.
- PYou know that now’s the time to make sure you’re sending emails that get to the right people at the right time, and using automations that serve you and actually work, so your business can thrive no matter what.
Been there - got *all* the t-shirts!
I’m Kay. And it’s lovely to meet you!
WHICH IS WHY I'M *VERY* EXCITED TO INTRODUCE...
THE ACTIVECAMPAIGN ACADEMY
The membership for ActiveCampaign users who are ready to get serious about levelling up what they do with it, and who need expert help, strategy, learning resources and feedback.
Imagine your business one year from now...
Remember that long list of stuff you’d like to get done on auto-pilot?
Sorted. You identified pain points, learned what to use to make it better, and implemented automation for all of them. Now you’re getting ready to scale up…
The worry about emails that land in the wrong inbox, or not at all?
Gone. You know how to work ActiveCampaign, and confidently use the awesome features. You have an ActiveCampaign account that is a joy to work with, and you know how to squeeze all the email-marketing juice out of it.
Trying to figure it out alone, without breaking stuff or crying?
Never again. You belong to a private community of ActiveCampaign friends who help and support you. Even better, you have access to the best ActiveCampaign teacher around, Kay Peacey.
The ActiveCampaign Academy will give you the exact steps you need to ace your emails and automation with ActiveCampaign.
DO ONLY THE ACTIVITY THAT GETS RESULTS
Forget tech overwhelm and frustration. I’ll help you focus on the best, strategic, next moves for you and your ActiveCampaign account, so you can see real results, fast. I’ll show you the exact steps to get there, so you have a plan to follow. No more broken automations and chaotic email sending.
COURSES FOR WHENEVER YOU NEED THEM
At the heart of the Academy are our courses, covering everything from account set up and feature guides, to impressive yet easy-when-you-know moves and advanced integrations. Self-paced bite-sized video learning for you to pick and mix.
FACE TO FACE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
I love answering ActiveCampaign questions. And I’m ridiculously fast at getting you moving if you’re stuck. We have regular Academy Office Hours group calls, face-to-face with me to ask me anything. These calls are incredible for getting into specifics of your exact scenario, so you get results and value from ActiveCampaign super-fast and easily.
GET EXPERT ADVICE WHEN YOU NEED IT
I will teach you awesome ActiveCampaign skills, and lay out my store of mastery for you. Starting from the most essential core knowledge, I’ll be right with you as you work with ActiveCampaign, whether that’s just enough to get it done fast and easy, or all the way to ninja AC pro.
COMPLETE REAL WORLD WALKTHROUGHS
ActiveCampaign does its best work *with* your other business tech, so there’s usually more to it than a few automation steps. In our Resources, you’ll find fully worked examples, with the strategy, planning, build steps and integration, plus checklists and imports to get you automating fast.
COMMUNITY OF ACTIVECAMPAIGN BUDDIES
The ActiveCampaign Academy community is our hangout place, and forms the social and sharing hub of the membership. It's where we get speedy help, meet fellow ActiveCampaign users, and celebrate the wins, the breakthroughs, the pickles we get into, and how we got out of them. You’ll make real friends, who totally ‘get’ where you’re at. It's fully integrated with our training, and a joy to use.
Inside the Academy...
Courses on tap
I’ve been teaching online for years, so I’m enormously excited to offer courses at the heart of the Academy.
As well as access to the flagship "Better Engagement and Deliverability" course, I’ve included my exclusive organisational template for AirTable.
The courses include invaluable tips, best practice, undiscovered super-features, headache-reducing strategies, and inspiration for your next automation mission.
With an ever-growing range of courses on ActiveCampaign features and how to use them, we cover smart working methods, integration guides and lots more.
The easy-to-use format is bite-sized training video lessons, which you can follow from start to finish or dip into as and when you need them.
Some of our courses...
NAMES IN ACTIVECAMPAIGN
The rules for safely naming all the things in ActiveCampaign, from tags to emails - humble, but very important.
Avoid future trouble and strife, and never delete the wrong email, or wonder what the heck that automation is for again!
THE EMAIL BUILDER
Detailed guidance for working with the email builder with tips and shortcuts to save you time and tears.
Get your email building workflow fast, fluent and flawless, and make the most of all the smart features to boost opens, clicks and replies.
AIRTABLE TEMPLATE TRAINING
How to set up and use this super system for keeping track of your ActiveCampaign world.
Get stuff done faster, plan better, and collaborate easily on ActiveCampaign atuomations and emails - this one's a game changer all on its own.
ENGAGEMENT & DELIVERABILITY
Our flagship course, with everything you need to know and do to make sure your emails actually get to the inbox.
Step by step through the why and how, including getting the technical bits done once and for all. Check out all the awesome content included with this course here.
This one is a favourite...
LEAD MAGNET SIGN UP AND DELIVERY WALKTHROUGH
This start to finish walkthrough of a classic lead magnet process takes you step by step through the strategy, plan, prep build and test stages.
With an automation for easy fast import, a checklist, screengrabs of the details, email copy prompts, and bitesize videos, it's a comprehensive guide, with best practice all the way.
Choose Essential or Advanced
Pay Monthly or go Annual
Monthly subscriptions are flexible, so your can switch Academy level easily and stay flexible.
Annual subscriptions are even better value, with 12 months for the price of 10.
Got Some Questions?
Get help to choose the right level - Essential or Advanced
Here are a couple of examples to help you choose:
PLUS PLAN, MIDDLE-ISH NINJA, LIMITED BUDGET = ESSENTIAL
The support and training in Essential will get you a heck of a long way, and will increase the return on investment from your ActiveCampaign account. When you're ready and funds are there, you can switch to Advanced any time.
PLUS OR ABOVE PLAN BUT TOTAL BEGINNER BABY NINJA = ESSENTIAL, PROBABLY
For safe starting, learn to walk first with Essential then switch to Advanced when it feels right, or you need the Plus and above features training
LITTLE NINJA ON A PRO PLAN, WITH BIG AMBITIONS = ADVANCED
Because having access to the content on Plus and above, and seeing what people do with it, means faster progress and better long term results
BIG NINJA AMBITIONS, ON A LITE PLAN = ADVANCED
Because the extra Office Hours calls, and access to complex walkthrough and integration training, unlocks more potential even just for the Lite plan
Where is the private member community based?
Our private member community runs on a marvellous platform called Circle.
It's beautiful, user-friendly, and well-organised so that you can find what you're looking for fast.
We love it, because it keeps all the best bits of social platforms, and adds a ton of great benefits for our members:
- easy to access from any browser, or the app, or embedded right alonside our training courses.
- keeps some separation between work and play - hooray!
- totally controllable notifications to suit what you want and need
- searchable and well organised boards with all the Academy's handy links, info and people in one lovely place
What are office hours like?
They're run on Zoom, with Kay hosting.
Drop in as often as you can - we have a calendar you can hook up to your scehdule and see what's coming up.
The calls are NOT recorded - this is so that we can screen-share inside ActiveCampaign accounts more freely.
Teaching points that arise in calls become the next courses and resources for the member area.
When are the Office Hours calls?
- Two sessions are run for members every week
- Typically Tuesday and Thursday, at 9am or 5pm London time
- One hour drop-in zoom calls with Kay, to ask a question, or just listen in
- Essential members may attend every *other* week - that's up to four sessions per month
- Advanced members may attend every week - that's up to eight sessions per month.
Our private member community includes a calendar of Office Hours, using your own choice of timezone, where you can RSVP for reminders to attend, or "add to calendar" for sessions you want to block out on your schedule
Can I keep these subscription rates if i later switch between Essential/Advanced or Monthly/annual
This is a subcription-lifetime price band.
For as long as you are continuously subscribed, this full set of subscription rates is available to you for switching.
Any time you need to take a break and cancel your subscription, that's totally fine, but be aware that any new subscription will be at the new price band rates for the time when you re-join.
Is my subscription pro-rated if I switch between the Essential and Advanced Academy levels?
We pro-rate upgrades from Essential to Advanced, so that you can go up a notch easily, right when you need to.
Upgrades from Essential to Advanced are prorated
- your access to Advanced content is added immediately
- you may be charged an additional fee on the day you switch, to cover the higher rate for the remainder of your current subscription period*
- your next scheduled payment will be at the higher rate
*This is called a gap payment.
"Upgrades may require a gap payment to account for the remaining number of days on the customer’s existing subscription at the higher price per day of the new subscription. This payment is charged at the time the subscription is switched"
Downgrades from Advanced to Essential are NOT pro-rated
- your access to Advanced content will be removed on your next payment due date
- you will not be refunded or credited for the difference in cose for the remainder of your current subscription period.
- your next scheduled payment will be at the lower rate
The first payment for the new subscription is charged when the next payment for the old subscription was due.
Is my subscription pro-rated if I switch between Monthly and Annual?
Switching from Monthly to Annual
Your next payment will be at the end of your current month of subscription, and will be for the full annual subscription amount, starting from that date.
Monthly payments prior to switching to Annual are not refunded or credited
Switching from Annual to Monthly
Your next payment will be at the end of your current year of subscription, and will be for the monthly amount, starting from that date.
*be aware that if you switch Academy level at the same time, that will be pro-rated for upgrades and may incur a fee at time of switching.
Can my team member come too?
We recognise that there may be more than one person in your business who needs to get access to this ActiveCampaign pain relief.
You may nominate one additional person to represent you at Office Hours calls and to have a place in the member community.
Please email us after joining if you want to nominate someone.
And it's fine to share your member login with other people in your immediate business team, or who are actively working on ActiveCampaign for your business.
Be reasonable about it, and it's cool with us. If in doubt, ask.
How much time do I need to have for this?
Members who attend Office Hours typically make faster, stronger progress, so you definitely should make space for those as often as you can.
Courses and Resources are built for flexible real-world learning, so you can dip in and grab just the bits you need, or dig in for a binge-watch-and-learn.
A couple of hours a week on a mix of Office Hours, watch-and-learn, and actually working in ActiveCampaign, will see you progressing fast and steadily to ActiveCampaign mastery.
Getting your ActiveCampaign account into better shape can take time, but makes everything ever after a ton easier. So it's good, but not essential, to set aside some time to assess and tidy up. It's like taking the time to get the foundations of your house steady before adding another bedroom.
is there a minimum subscription length?
The smallest duration is one calendar month.
You're welcome to come on in and hoover up all the knowledge you can in that one short month, but typically members stay longer and progress at a pace that suits them and their business.
What topics are covered in Advanced that aren't in Essential?
Plus, Enterprise and Pro ActiveCampaign features are covered for Advanced members only
- E-commerce deep data
- Accounts features
- Conditional Content
- Facebook Audiences
Advanced members get DOUBLE access to Office Hours calls with Kay, and the Advanced member only calls go into deeper understanding, and more challenging use cases.
Will you do activecampaign for me?
No - this is not a done-for-you thing.
This is an empowering teach-you-to-fish thing, so you're never dependant on hiring outside help for ActiveCampaign again.
And so that if you do hire ActiveCampaign help anytime, you know what you need, get better results, and know how to use it all without breaking it.
Is the deliverability training course in there?
Yes - all members get access to the full Better Engagement and Deliverability with ActiveCampaign training course for as long as they are subscribed.
It's also available to purchase separately, so if you want to have it forever you can do that too.
My home currency is not USD - can i pay in another currency?
To ensure fair and consistent pricing for members all over the world, all subscriptions are billed in USD only.
We recommend borderless or multi-currency bank accounts for any business using modern tech tools, as most are billed in USD.
Wise is a really good option - it's the one I use, and very fast to set up for business or personal banking.
No PayPal option?
For the time being subscriptions may only be created via Stripe, using a debit or credit card.
This helps all parties keep costs and fees to a minimum, and is the most secure option in our view.
Does the pricing include vat?
Slick Business Ltd is not currently VAT registered - we will let subscribers know as soon as that changes.
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