Zapier is a tool that you can use to connect two or more platforms to create an automated process. They call those connections / processes ‘zaps’.
It’s a freemium model based on numbers of zaps and how many times they run each month, which means that you can start small for free and build up to a paid for account when you can see the benefit / point!
The sorts of tasks I use Zapier for are:
- to automate my podcast bookings (connecting Zoom, Google Calendar, Gmail)
- saving tasks that crop up from Slack conversations into my todo list in Todoist, just by clicking the save option in Slack (see video below)
- sharing articles from my Pocket account by adding a specific tag to the article once I’ve read it; Zapier then connects that to my Buffer account and that’s where the sharing happens.
- my show notes are outsourced and podcast guests complete a Google Form to send me their bio etc, which zaps into my CRM and across to another Google Form that the show notes people use
and so on…
Small Daily Action
Brainstorm and make a list of your processes where you are manually copying from one platform to another.
The resultant list likely includes your first Zap opportunity. Give it a go!