Getting up and running with Growably takes about 30-60 minutes.
Below are the basic steps you need to run through.
After finishing these steps, you’ll be ready to create landing pages, funnels, website, surveys and send email campaigns 🤓
1. Add your Domain
You can do this by clicking on the Settings menu item and choosing Domains.
Initially, as you’re getting used to Growably – we suggest you don’t use Growably for your main (root) Website and instead setup a subdomain that you can use for any landing pages etc that you build on Growably.
The best way to do this is by creating a sub-domain:
That way any landing pages / funnels / sites you build will be located on https://go.<yourdomain>.com
2. Set your Custom Values
One of the coolest features with Growably is that we will be pushing MSP specific funnels, websites, landing pages, email campaigns, surveys, forms and more directly into your Growably account and when we do, they will immediately be branded with your logo & colors automagically 😎
The way this is done is via a feature called Custom Values.
So, there’s a few Custom Values you need to setup in the Settings area.
By default, we have our logos and colors in there, so you need to update these to your own.
If you are uploading your logos, you can upload them to the Media hosting feature just below Custom Values in the Settings menu.
2. Decide your SMTP Setup
You need to decide whether you are going to use our SMTP setup (which has some limitations) or whether you are going to setup your own SMTP system.
We strongly recommend you use your own SMTP system for complete control however you’re welcome to get started with ours.
We’ll build a more in-depth pros/cons matrix shortly to help you decide.
3. Setup your Unsubscribe Process
If you’re going to be sending emails out via Growably, you need to decide how you want to manage Unsubscribes as there’s a few different ways.
2022-03-31: Since this process can be slightly tricky, we’ll record a video in the next few days to help you decide.
4. Add any Team Members
Click on the Settings menu and select My Staff to create users for anyone on your team that needs access.
5. Create your first Web Page
To get things started, we’ve already pushed in a very basic LinkTree style template that you can use across all your Social Media Platforms.
You’ll find that in the Sites -> Websites -> [TECHTRIBE] General Page Templates.
You just need to update to your details and publish it on something like https://go.<yourdomain.com>/my-profile and then start using that link in the About Us section of your Social Media profile.
It’s a great first taste of using the Websites feature of Growably.
Now that we have finally built the basics of the Growably platform, we’re now switching gears to working hard building a bunch of MSP Specific Funnels, Websites, Campaigns and Workflows that we’ll be pushing directly into your Growably account as we go.
Stay tuned 😎