21 Days of Automation

Is SEO worth all the hype? Oh, yes! My website traffic increased by about 600% as soon as I started writing this content, inspired by a random tweet by Zapier in early January.

What do you do if you need a question answered or some information on a particular thing? Google it right?

And so do billions of people around the globe. So, it’s easy to see why you need your website to rank high in search results. But how do you do that?

…SEO!

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process by which you make your…


21 Days of Automation

Time is your most important resource. I bet you agree.

When running a company, you’ll find that what puts you ahead of your competitors is your ability to efficiently get more done in less time, and every second count!

What if there was a way to make your workflows easier and faster and automate and align redundant tasks? Well, there is!

Zapier provides an extremely easy mode of automation for busy SaaS teams. It automatically transfers data between your web apps, creates efficient workflows, and gives you precious time to focus on other pressing issues.

How does Zapier work?

With…


21 Days of Automation

what are your customers doing?

Customer feedback is priceless.

There is one sole reason you went into business in the first place and why you’re still in business — your customers. What they think about your service or product matters a great deal, and they are literally in the best position to help you help them.

Listening to what your customers have to say is bound to give you the best insight into easily overlooked details and can help you transform your good product into a great one. …


21 Days of Automation

When I was 5 I began learning the piano. I managed to learn two things before I decided it wasn’t for me. One was a masterpiece called “Big Ben”, which, as you can imagine, was basically some very simple tune that sounded like Big Ben. The other tune was Twinkle twinkle little star.

I can still play both, and that’s fine. I stopped learning piano, and here I am not making a career playing the piano at 35. I’m alright with that.

But the point I would like to make in this post is nothing to do with any residual…


21 Days of Automation

You’ve been doing the same thing day-in-day-out, for 17 years, and you’ve decided that it’s time you automated the process, but where do you start?

There are several places one can start, but before you begin automating your process, we at Saastronomical recommend following the below steps to kick-start your path to process automation:

Step 1: Map out your process

The first thing we recommend you do is to map out your process from start to finish. This will help you understand what data is used, and when, and it will make the entire endeavour far less intimidating than it may initially seem. Smaller chunks are…


21 Days of Automation

Here at Saastronomical, we believe that any business process can be enhanced with automation, which is why we are so focused on connecting the tools that power your business and your life using automation tools like Zapier and Integromat. When automation is introduced into a business process you can expect an impact on the following key aspects of your processes.

Communication

Automating communication can come in many forms, but it’s most effective when global milestones are reached, you may want to trigger a slack notification to your team in the following situations so that your team can remain informed on the…


21 Days of Automation

Documentation. It’s a word that immediately makes me want to procrastinate, and I’m sure I’ll get round to writing this blog one day.


21 Days of Automation

If you’re an Airtable user, you’ll likely be using a tool like Zapier to take your table to the next level, and if you’re not, I’d like to give some reasons why you might want to consider using Zapier in parallel with Airtable.

The beauty of Airtable is that it is flexible enough to create just about anything. It is effectively a stunning spreadsheet application that enables anyone to dive right in and begin creating what is essentially a bespoke product for the exact needs you have. At Saastronomcial, we are big fans and use Airtable for managing our blog…


21 Days of Automation

We’ve all been there — You’ve woken up to 25 emails with the following title:

“[ALERT] Possible error on your “Insert details of zap name” Zap!”

And, if you’re anything like me, you may even wake up in a cold sweat now and then expecting a message saying “We need your confirmation to automate 4 billion tasks”. …


21 Days of Automation

Once you’ve created a zap, the most important thing to do is ensure it’s working correctly, and fortunately you can test your zap as much as you like without using your task allowance, so there’s no excuse for getting wrong.

Testing your zap can take many forms, but typically you want to ensure the following as a minimum:

Test account connection

One of the most common reasons for a zap not working as intended is that the account connection has either changed, expired or been updated incorrectly since the last time you used it. …

Andy Wingrave

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