10X Your Productivity with Zapier!

Zapier has changed the way I think about productivity and automation. If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be able to integrate and automate so many different tools, in such a user friendly way, I would have laughed.

Now, that’s not to say that I didn’t dream about it or wish it were possible at the time. It just seemed so far out of reach. Fast forward to 2016, and it’s a reality. I can literally connect almost any application I use. It’s pretty mind blowing once you realise how powerful this is…and the applications thereof are virtually endless!

So, without further ado. Here are a couple excellent ways to seriously boost your productivity through Zapier’s amazing automations. By the way, Zapier calls these little automations Zaps — so you get to Zap things! Bonus! :)

1. Create Tasks From Email

Ever wished you could automatically create tasks for your team directly from Gmail? Well, you can! Check out these Zaps for some ideas:

2. Organise Your Calendar

The dreaded calendar. Who wouldn’t want to streamline their calendaring? With a few clicks of a button you can save hours of time! Check out these brilliant Zaps:

And there’s plenty more where those came from…go and take a look at this page: https://zapier.com/learn/101-ways-to-use-zapier/chapter-2-automating-time-management/

3. Social Media Sharing

Social Media can take up a large chunk of your time on a daily basis. Why not use a couple Zaps to speed things up? Here are a couple Zaps to start you off with:

For more take a look at this page: https://zapier.com/learn/101-ways-to-use-zapier/chapter-6-social-sharing/

4.Social Media Monitoring

Monitoring your social media pages can be hugely time consuming (especially if you are an agency doing this on behalf of clients). Take a look at these simple Zaps to improve your monitoring processes:

More here: https://zapier.com/learn/101-ways-to-use-zapier/chapter-7-social-media-monitoring/

5 . E-commerce Automation

Make more money by automating your e-commerce store! There are tons of ways to do this, but here are a few simple ones to start with:

You can find more here: https://zapier.com/learn/101-ways-to-use-zapier/chapter-12-ecommerce/

Wrapping it up

Zapier has over 500 different applications that it currently integrates with and more are being added all the time…this means that as the application ecosystem continues to grow, you’re going to be able to do more and more. Go ahead and give it a try, I’m 100% confident that as soon as you do, you too will have the same AHA moment that I did…

I also predict that in the years to come we’re going to see an entire eco-system built around this notion of integration with Zapier, rather than custom development. The possibilities really are endless.

P.S Another interesting angle to look at is building an MVP without using any code, just Zaps! Here is an example, written by Michael Oblak, of this in action which I found really interesting, and I think we’re going to see a lot more of these:

And lastly, for more tips and hacks on how to use Zapier, check out their website:

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