At first, it was easy to keep track
I love all the things you can do with ActiveCampaign, and how wonderfully detailed the systems and processes can get in there.
When I started working with ActiveCampaign I would hold it all in my head, and know easily exactly what things were, why they were there, and what they were connected to. Great!
Then it got trickier
As I learned, I built more and more complex stuff, and started building for clients, and getting adventurous, with more integrations to other tech.
So inevitably, one day, it started to get hard to remember what exactly I built and why, and this is not a good look, whether it’s client work or your own system.
It’s also really time consuming to try and re-trace steps, and hard as heck to troubleshoot anything if you can’t remember what was meant to be happening in the first place.
And then there are the breakages, a casual re-naming of something and the cascade of broken processes that starts – aargh!
So I needed a system!
Long story short, after a lot of trial and error, I found ways to document my ActiveCampaign worlds, and my life got a LOT better. Phew!
I like to share the good things, so here is my very own ActiveCampaign Roadmap method, so you can use it too.
May you never again face the pain of not having the foggiest idea what’s going on in there!
And it made me faster too!
As a big bonus, it also provides fast one-click access to places in your ActiveCampaign account that can otherwise take what feels like forty clicks and half an hour to get to.
I almost forgot to mention that bit, because I take it for granted now, but trust me, it’s a huge time saver when you realise you need to “pop back” into twenty emails to switch out a link!
Get faster and better at using ActiveCampaign
I build one of these ActiveCampaign roadmaps for every single client I work with.
When you’re learning how to use ActiveCampaign it helps you understand the relationships between things, so even if you’re just getting started with ActiveCampaign get one set up now.
If you’re an experienced ActiveCampaign user with a messy account, this is a great way to make a start on untangling the chaos too.
Use AirTable to map your ActiveCampaign account
Here’s how to use AirTable to keep track of what you have in your ActiveCampaign account.
I’ve started with an intro to AirTable in case you haven’t used it before. It’s fabulous, so don’t be put off if you’ve not heard of it.
1 – Get started with AirTable
Set up a free AirTable account to use with your ActiveCampaign Roadmap Base – head here to sign up for a free account – you won’t need the paid plan at all for this.
Skip this one if you already have AirTable in your world.
Document your own ActiveCampaign account
Unfortunately there have been incidences of other businesses distributing versions of the template I created and originated, and passing it off as their own work, so I can’t make it freely available here.
The complete template and tutorials are available as a bonus with the ActiveCampaign deliverability training course
You are welcome to watch the recording below, and to create something along the right lines for yourself from scratch in AirTable if you’re familiar with the tool.
I hope you find this helpful. Let me know in the comments below…
When you get confident, you can add in extra tables for connected tools, like schedulers, or zapier. No more mystery tags appearing from who-know-where!
I use my roadmaps a lot for planning stuff, changing things, tidying up, deciding what needs a remodel. Happy days!
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