The #1 Tool to Give You Back Hours on Your Schedule

This little tool has such deep capabilities and is now integrated with many, many of the software systems out there that you would commonly use. It’s worth its weight in gold, and can end up clearing hours out of your weeks.⠀

by | Feb 1, 2018 | 0 comments

The #1 Tool to Give You Back Hours on Your Schedule

Remember the last time you did, I don’t know, *anything* in your business, and it took you a gazillion steps between multiple systems, and you just wanted to bleed through your eyeballs because it sucked so badly?

Do you remember wishing there was a robot who just knew what you needed to do and would do it for you?

Yeah, that.

I’m the kind of person who absolutely despises having to do anything twice. I can’t stand having to go back to my car twice for groceries. I hate having to carry the laundry AND the toys my kids left downstairs in two separate trips.

I hate collecting data in one system and re-entering it into another. It makes my skin crawl.

Enter my most favourite of favourite tools, Zapier.

Back in the day, I worked on big integration systems for corporations. These were the “traffic cops” between systems that would listen for something to happen in one system and then, when that thing happened, would take all that data and do something else with it in another system.

Major time saver.
Major relief.
No data entry errors or forgetting steps. It just flows.

That’s what Zapier is. It’s a traffic cop that sits and listens for something to happen, and then makes something else happen, automagically, into another system.

So, let’s say you want every new Instagram post to also post on your Facebook page. Zapier listens for a new post on your Instagram account, and then goes and creates the post in your Facebook page.

Let’s say you want a new customer signup in your email marketing software to automatically create an invoice in your accounting software. Zapier to the rescue.

This little tool has such deep capabilities and is now integrated with many, many of the software systems out there that you would commonly use. It’s worth its weight in gold, and can end up clearing hours out of your weeks.

Best of all, it’s super easy to use, and with a little experimentation, you can make some pretty magical things happen with your systems.

Tell me in the comments…

What would you most love to automate between your systems?

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