Monthly Archives: March 2014

How to Send a Secure File After Someone Signs Up on Your ActiveCampaign Form

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Reward your ActiveCampaign subscribers by sending them access to exclusive downloads, like free songs, a magazine, or an ebook.  By combining the power of ActiveCampaign and Digioh, you can easily create a system that will send new subscribers your file immediately after they sign up to your list.  It’s a great way to start an engaging relationship!  These steps will show you how to do it.

Step 1: Create a contact list and sign up form in ActiveCampaign

The first thing you’ll need to do is create a contact list and sign up form if you don’t already have them.  Log in to ActiveCampaign, navigate to the Lists tab and Add New List.Create a new ActiveCampaign list

Fill in requested information in the popup and save.  After creating the list, click on Integrations, then Forms.Create a new ActiveCampaign form

Make sure that the list you’ve just created is selected and give this form a name.Name the ActiveCampaign form

Use the left-side navigation to Build your subscription form, choose themes and styles for your form, and edit the opt-in confirmation email. The last option is Integrate with your site.
Build your ActiveCampaign subscription form

Click on this and copy the Embeddable HTML. Paste this code into your website where you want the form to appear.Get the embed code to the ActiveCampaign sign up form

Step 2: Create a download link to your file with Digioh

Now that you’ve set up your list and sign up form, you’ll need to set up your file.  Sign up to Digioh for free, a service that allows you to send, track, and protect files for your subscribers. Once you have a Digioh account, connect it to your ActiveCampaign account and Add a File.
Connect Digioh and ActiveCampaign

Use the red Select a File button to choose the file you want to upload. Under Security Options you’ll be able to set the security level for the file. The security level tells Digioh what to do when someone who is not on your list tries to access your file.
Upload file and set security level

With List Grower Security, if a person is not already on your list, it will ask them to sign up in order to download the file.
With Membership Security, only those already subscribed to your list are allowed access.

Since we want more sign ups for your list, choose your list from List Grower Security.  This way, if anyone forwards the link to your file, they’ll be prompted to subscribe.

Learn more about Expiration Options and Download Tracking.

Step 3: Customize your download page

Add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look.

Customize your Digioh download page

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to copy and paste into your ActiveCampaign welcome email. Notice the ActiveCampaign email merge field is included at the end of the link.  This allows Digioh to track which subscribers are most engaged and are downloading your files.

Digioh download link for ActiveCampaign

Step 3: Create a welcome email with ActiveCampaign’s Automated Series

With your download link in hand, we now need to create a welcome email that will be sent automatically to new subscribers.  In ActiveCampaign, navigate to Campaigns, then select Automated Series and Create New Series.

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Choose to start the automated series when a contact Subscribes to a list and make sure your list is selected.
Select when the automated series should start

On the next screen you’ll see the beginning of a flowchart.  Click on the + sign and in the popup, select Email.  Now you’ll see a dropdown menu to Select a email.  Click on it and select Create a email.  You’ll be taken to the email editor.

Create an automated series in ActiveCampaign

Compose your welcome message here and insert your Digioh download link where it fits best.  To create a hyperlink, simply highlight the text you want to link, then click on the link icon and paste your download link in the popup window. Compose the ActiveCampaign welcome email & paste the Digioh download link

When you are finished you’ll be brought back to the Series page.  Switch the series to Active in the top right corner to turn on the series.Switch the ActiveCampaign series to active

The last thing to do is to run through the entire set up for yourself to be sure it’s working properly.  You can do this by signing yourself up using the sign up form you’ve created.

How to Setup Secure Paid File Download through the Infusionsoft E-Commerce Shopping Cart

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Infusionsoft is a powerful system for small business owners that has multiple capabilities, including processing online store payments.  With Infusionsoft, you can sell your digital files easily, but you can only sell files smaller than 10MB and there’s no way to stop the purchaser from sharing the file to friends or co-workers.

Fortunately, by connecting Digioh to your Infusionsoft account you can upload files up to 2GB and, with Digioh’s Membership Security, your file will only be accessible to customers with the correct tags in your Infusionsoft database.

Step 1: Create a Digioh account and connect it to Infusionsoft

If you don’t already have a Digioh account, sign up for free and connect your Infusionsoft account.Connect your Digioh and Infusionsoft Accounts

Step 2: Upload your file and set the security level to Maximum Security

Use the red Select a File button to upload the file you want to sell. Under Security Options set the file to Maximum Security (member only accessthen create a unique tag for your file. This tells Digioh that only those contacts on your list with this tag will be allowed to access the file.  Set security level and tag

You can use an existing tag, but I recommend creating a new one unique to this file.  We’ll review how to automatically add the tag when someone makes a purchase shortly.

Step 3: Customize your download page

On the next page you can add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look.Customize your Digioh download page

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to your file.  We’ll soon paste this into the purchase reply email in Infusionsoft.Digioh download link for Infusionsoft

 Step 4: Set up your product in Infusionsoft and insert the Digioh download link in the purchase reply email

Log in to Infusionsoft and navigate to the E-Commerce Setup page.Go to Ecommerce Setup

Then, click on Products.Click on Products

Next, Add a Product. Add new product

And select Digital.Select Digital product

Now, fill out the Product Information fields.Fill in product information

After saving, go to the Digital Files tab and add a new Email Template.Add a post-purchase email

Customize the email to your liking and insert your Digioh download link into the message.Paste Digioh download link into email template

Make sure that your email is Ready to SendSet the email to Ready

Now, back on the Digital Files tab, select the template you just created so that it will be sent when someone makes a purchase. Save.Select the newly created template

 Step 5: Apply a tag when someone purchases your file

Now we’ll tell Infusionsoft to automatically apply a tag for anyone who purchases your file. Navigate to the Actions menu item and select Purchase Actions.  Search for your digital product and click on the Actions button.Create a purchase action

Add a new action: Apply/Remove tag.  You can choose to apply an existing tag or create a new tag, but it must match the tag in Digioh‘s security settings.Apply a tag

Now, what you’ve just done is set up a system where someone purchases your file and Infusionsoft simultaneously sends them your email containing the Digioh download link and tags them so that they will have the security clearance to download the file.  With this system, people can’t forward the email or share the link because the other person won’t have the proper information to access the file.

 Step 6: Set up your payment options

Our last step is to set up the methods by which your customers can pay.  Navigate back to E-Commerce Setup and click on Payment Options.Click on payment options

If you use PayPal and would like to offer that as a payment method, check the PayPal box and go through the steps to link your account to Infusionsoft.  When you do, it will appear as a payment option in the shopping cart.

Set up your payment options for Credit Cards and Checks, too.

Set up paypal

Congrats!  You’ve now created a way to sell your file through Infusionsoft while protecting it from being shared.

How To Use Digioh Lightbox with Weebly

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With Digioh’s Lightbox you can give visitors to your website instant access to your files while also growing your email marketing lists.  It’s easy to set up and easy to use, just like Weebly.

Weebly is a free website builder that features a drag-and-drop interface making it incredibly easy to build your own website.  Check out the steps below to learn how you can add a Lightbox file to your Weebly website.

You can also find a step-by-step video here.

Step 1: Set up your Lightbox file

Log in to or sign up for Digioh. From the Digioh dashboard, click on the Lightbox button. Click on Lightbox

If you’ve already uploaded a file, just click on the red Embed button next to the file you want people to download, then skip down to Step 2.  If you need to upload a Lightbox document, click on the Add New Lightbox button. Add new Lightbox

Then upload your file and select List Grower Security. With List Grower Security, people who are not on your email list will be prompted to subscribe in order to gain permission to download the document. Choose the list you want to grow from the drop-down menu. Upload your file and set the security

Then Customize your download page and select the fields you want new subscribers to fill out when signing up.  This information will automatically transfer to your email list. Choose the sign up fields for new subscribers

Step 2: Embed the Digioh Lightbox code into Weebly

On the following page you’ll see two boxes of code.  Copy the Install Lightbox code from the second box. Copy the Lightbox install code

Then, log in to Weebly, and navigate to Settings > SEO > Footer Code. Paste your Install Lightbox Code into the Footer Code box.  Click Save. Paste the Lightbox install code in Weebly

Now, go back to Digioh and copy the Download button code in the first box.Copy the Lightbox Download Button code

In Weebly, go to the Build section, then click on the  button and drag Embed Code into your layout.

Insert the Lightbox download button code into Weebly

Click in the box that appears and paste your download button code.Paste the lighbox download button code

Now, publish your changes and preview your site in another browser or in privacy/incognito mode.

When you click on the download button, a lightbox will appear and will ask you to subscribe in order to download the file.

Lightbox sign up form

Once you’ve tested it out, you can go back into Weebly and add some descriptive text next to your download button.  You can check to see how many people have downloaded your file in your Digioh dashboard.

How to Automatically Sign Up New Subscribers to your Mad Mimi List when they Download a File on Your Website

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A great way to grow your email marketing or newsletter lists is through Digioh’s List Grower Security tool, which asks users to sign up to your list in order to gain permission to download your content.  In this example, we’ll show you how to use Digioh to promote your eBook and grow your Mad Mimi email lists.

Step 1: Create a Digioh account and connect it to Mad Mimi

Sign up to Digioh for free, and connect your Mad Mimi account.

Connect MadMimi and Digioh

Step 2: Upload your file and set the security level to List Grower Security

Use the red Select a File button to upload your eBook (up to 2 GB). Under Security Options you’ll be able to set the security level for the file.  The security level tells Digioh what to do when someone who is not on your list tries to access your file. Upload file and set security level

With List Grower Security, if a person is not on your list, it will ask them to sign up in order to download the file.
With Membership Security, only those already subscribed to your list are allowed access.

Because we want new subscribers, select List Grower Security and select the Mad Mimi list you want to grow.

Step 3: Customize your download page

Add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look. Customize your Digioh download page

Display the information fields you want people to fill out when they subscribe.  This information will automatically transfer to your Mad Mimi list.

Choose the sign up fields for new subscribers

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to copy and paste into your website.

Digioh download link for MadMimi

Step 4: Paste the Digioh download link on your website

Insert the Digioh download link where you want it on your website.  You can also link images, such as download buttons.

Paste the Digioh Download link in your website

When someone clicks on the link, it will ask them to sign up to your list.

Sign up to receive the download

Once they sign up, they will be redirected to the download page.  Both the sign up and download pages are customizable, as mentioned in Step 3.

Customized download page

And it’s as simple as that!  Sit back and watch your list grow!

How to Send a File in a SendGrid Marketing Email

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SendGrid, the leader in transaction email just launched an easy way to also send Marketing Email Newsletters. Now, with Digioh you can also send large, trackable files in your SendGrid email newsletters. Check out these steps below to learn how.

Step 1: Create a Digioh account and connect it to SendGrid

Sign up to Digioh for free, and connect your SendGrid account.

Link Your SendGrid Account Screenshot

Step 2: Upload your file and set the security level

Use the red Select a File button to choose the file you want to upload. Under Security Options you’ll be able to set the security level for the file. The security level tells Digioh what to do when someone who is not on your list tries to access your file.

Upload file and set security level

With List Grower Security, if a person is not already on your list, it will ask them to sign up in order to download the file.
With Membership Security, only those already subscribed to your list are allowed access.

Learn more about Expiration Options and Download Tracking.

Step 3: Customize your download page

Add your logo and customize your download page for a branded, professional look.

Customize your Digioh download page

Save your changes and move to the next page.  Here you’ll be given the download link to copy and paste into your SendGrid email. Notice the SendGrid email merge field is included at the end of the link.  This allows Digioh to track which subscribers are most engaged and are downloading your files.

Digioh download link for SendGrid

Step 4: Create a SendGrid marketing email and paste your Digioh download link into it

In SendGrid, create a new marketing email.

Create a marketing email in SendGrid

Then click on Create Marketing Email.

Click to create a marketing email in SendGrid

After filling in the setup details you’ll be able to Select Recipients.  You can choose from an existing list or create a new one.

Choose or create a SendGrid list

After selecting your list, go to the next step and design your email.  Paste your Digioh download link where it fits best into your email.

To create a link, just highlight the words you want to be linked, then click on the link icon.  In the popup, you can paste your Digioh download link.

Insert the Digioh download link into SendGrid email

After you finish composing your email, complete the steps to review, test, and schedule your email.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.