Getting Started With ActiveCampaign in 5 Minutes

9 Jan. 2023

Welcome to ActiveCampaign, the powerful marketing automation platform trusted by thousands of businesses around the world! If you're new to ActiveCampaign, this article will guide you through the process of getting started with the platform.

Getting started with ActiveCampaign: A step-by-step guide

Here are the five steps you need to follow to get started with ActiveCampaign:

1. Create an account. 

The first thing you'll need to do is create an account with ActiveCampaign. You can sign up for a free trial to see if it's the right fit for your business. Go to and click on the “New Account” button. You'll be asked to enter your name, email address, and name of your account.


2. Add your business address

Once you've created your account, you'll need to add your business address to your account settings. This is important for two reasons: first, it allows ActiveCampaign to send you important notifications and updates; second, it helps you build trust with your customers, as they'll know that you're a legitimate business.


3. Create your list

A list is a group of contacts that you can send email campaigns to. In ActiveCampaign, you can create as many lists as you like, depending on your business needs. For example, you might want to create a list of subscribers, a list of customers, or a list of leads. To create a list, simply click on the "Lists" tab in your account and then click on the "Add List" button.


4. Import contacts

Once you've created your list, you'll need to add some contacts to it. You can do this manually by entering each contact's information one by one, or you can import a list of contacts from a CSV file. To import a list of contacts, click on the "Contacts" tab in your account and then click on the "Import Contacts" button. Follow the prompts to select your CSV file and map the fields to the correct columns in your list.


5. Create an automation to welcome new users

Automations are a powerful feature in ActiveCampaign that allow you to automate repetitive tasks and engage with your audience in a more personalized way. For example, you can create an automation that sends a welcome email to new subscribers when they sign up for your list. 

To create an automation, click on the "Automations" tab in your account and then click on the "Create Automation" button. Follow the prompts to choose your trigger (e.g., "Subscribes to list") and your action (e.g., "Send email").



Getting started with ActiveCampaign is easy and can help you automate your marketing and grow your business. Follow these steps to create an account, set it up, import your contacts, create your first campaign, and explore the features. With ActiveCampaign, you'll have all the tools you need to succeed.


What comings next? Explore advanced features!


  • Sales CRM: The sales CRM feature helps you manage and track your customer interactions and sales data in one place.

  • Email marketing: ActiveCampaign's email marketing features allow you to create professional-looking emails and newsletters, segment your email list, and track the results of your campaigns.

  • Integrations: ActiveCampaign integrates with a wide range of tools and platforms, including popular e-commerce platforms, social media networks, and more.

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