Why IFTTT will save your time and your sanity

How IFTTT will save your time and your sanity

Running many social media accounts, plus a blog, plus email marketing, etc. simultaneously can be very overwhelming! This is especially true if you’re doing this all on your own.

We often turn to various tools online that save us time. Tools like SocialPilot and AgoraPulse take care of our social media, ConvertKit takes care of our email campaigns and so on.

But let’s take it a step further. As entrepreneurs, we understand the value of time. So how do we automate our digital lives to a further extent to leave us more room to create content and focus on what we present to our customers?

Enter IFTTT

It stands for “If This Then That”. Based on the classic “if statement” that all programmers know and love, it means: If a condition is true, perform an action.

So, when you’ve signed up here (which is free, completely free with no payed-tier whatsoever) you have access to what they call “applets”. Here’s an example (click the image to visit the applet):

These are the incredible little programs that can save you hours and hours of work! But it involves a little more than just picking a few and calling it a day. Be smart about the ones you pick, check that they work well together and THEN forget about them.

I’ll run through some of the essential apps that I make use of but in the download you can find below I’ll give you an ultimate combination that will save you hours of time when it comes to cross-promoting your blog posts and even generating content for your accounts.

Let’s dive right in! (Click on the images to visit the apps!)

Save Tons of Time!

Download our Ultimate IFTTT Automation Guide and create an automated marketing machine! Included are applets for content creation, data backup and more!

Promoting your blog

Starting at the top. Your blog. Each time your RSS feed is updated, let an applet post it to your social media! Simple! This will ensure your posts are automatically shared to your facebook page and your twitter profile!

If you have a LinkedIn profile then use this to ensure your posts are shared there as well. An easy way to ensure your posts are seen by your colleagues and other professionals in your niche as soon as you post it.

Promoting your Instagram Account

Instagram is the perfect platform to market your business. Once you’ve become an Instagram Master, why not share those gorgeous posts with your other social accounts without having to schedule the same photo many times. Set up this applet and your Instagram account will be promoted to Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook!

This LinkedIn applet will post Instagram posts taken at your place of work that you specify. Integrating these two platforms has never been more convenient!

Promoting Pinterest

Sharing the link to your Pinterest pins on Twitter and Facebook is another terrific way to cross-promote your accounts and potentially increase your followers!

Save Tons of Time!

Download our Ultimate IFTTT Automation Guide and create an automated marketing machine! Included are applets for content creation, data backup and more!

Promoting Facebook

There are several great applets to use when Facebook is your main platform for uploading content. There are more applets for personal Facebook profiles but since we are more focused on business, I’ll not include them here.

Some other favorites

These are some applets that I just think are fantastic. You don’t need them for your business unless they fit into your niche, but they could potentially work for any business looking for some extra content for their customers.

NASA's Pic of the Day!

Some awe-inspiring space photography is shared by NASA on a daily basis. No matter what business we’re in, we can still be inspired and motivated by the incredible beauty of our universe. Click Here!

Quote of the day from BrainyQuote

Give your followers and fans some daily motivation and inspiration from BrainyQuote! Quotes are immensely popular online and you may get a fair amount of engagement from these posts! Click Here!

News regarding Climate Change

Climate change is on the minds of many people lately. It’s a grim reality that we all face together and staying informed is the first step to potentially minimizing the harmful effects! Keep up-to-date with no effort using this applet! Click Here!

I hope this brings some sweet, sweet automation to your business life which leaves you with a little more time to focus on other things. Leave a comment below if there’s an applet you absolutely love or that really helped you automate your marketing strategies!

Save Tons of Time!

Download our Ultimate IFTTT Automation Guide and create an automated marketing machine! Included are applets for content creation, data backup and more!

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Andrew Munro

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Web developer, social media marketer and founder of Orion Web Services. Dedicated to building profitable online businesses for clients. Addicted to traveling the world and currently residing in sunny South Africa.