Automation is something that every business should strive for. This will keep your schedule clear of any small tasks that don’t move the needle. It will also increase your overall efficiency in your work or give you some extra time to spend with friends and family. And one of the best ways to automate these tasks is with a tool called Zapier. Want to know more about this automation tool? If yes then keep on reading!
What is Zapier?
Zapier is an automation software but with a twist. Instead of giving you a certain type of automation like post scheduling, you can connect multiple software together and create automations out of them! That gives you almost unlimited types of automations tailored to your own needs!
And the best part is that most of your favourite software is already there! It has over 3000 apps including Gmail, Slack, Trello, Shopify, QuickBooks, Facebook and much more.
The Benefits of Zapier
Now that you know what Zapier is, let’s talk about the amazing benefits this software has. Here are just 3 of them.
1 – Get more advanced automations
Have you ever felt that automation software was great, but if it could have had just one ore feature that would have made it perfect? Well, Zapier can help you with that. All you have to do is think about how it would work, then create it in Zapier.
2 – Ease of use
Another great benefit of Zapier is that it’s relatively easy to use. You don’t need to learn anything complicated to start using it. Plus if you don’t have time to learn & think about automations right now, you can just try out some of their recommended workflows!
3 – Safe and Secure
Zapier is committed to giving you the best privacy standards and highest securities. Some of the ways they prove it is by including encryption, keeping globally distributed SRE, security teams on call 24/7 and access management. So your info is safe with them!
5 Workflows you should implement to your business today
So you know how great Zapier is for your productivity and business, but you need some inspiration? No problem, here are some great workflows you should try out!
1 – Automate your bookkeeping by linking your payment processor with an accounting app
One of the ways you can make your life way easier is by linking your payment processors with your accounting app. This way whenever a sales receipt comes to your Stripe account, Zapier will automatically add it to your QuickBooks Online account.
2 – Automate your Blog post promotion!
Are you regularly promoting your blog posts on social media & your email list? Well, you can now automate it with Zapier! You can make Zapier post your social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn as soon as a new blog post is published.
3 – Get SMS reminders for upcoming events
Having a calendar app is great. It’s easy to plan and schedule your day there. But wouldn’t it be great if you would be sent an SMS reminder 10 minutes before a video call? Zapier can do it for you, so you’ll never miss any important consultation calls!
4 – Add New Tasks To Your To-Do List
Another way you could automate is by adding new tasks to your to-do list. For example, Zapier can add all of your scheduled events from Calendly to your Todoist goal list.
5 – Automate your CRM even more
If you use CRM software then I’ve got good news, you can automate it even more with Zapier. For example, you can make Zapier automatically put your leads into your email newsletter and vice versa. Another automation you could try is to get SMS notifications whenever a client gets to a certain stage.
As you can see, Zapier has unlimited ways to automate. If you want even more inspiration then I’d recommend you to check out Zapier’s blog. There you’ll get frequent blog posts showing you how to automate some aspects of your business.
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned a lot about Zapier and why it’s so useful automation tool. If you’re brand new to Zapier then it can be confusing to start off. This is completely normal and if you need help with it, I’d love to help you out. Let’s book a call to discuss your automation ideas, and see how we can implement them.
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