How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Life and Business 2

How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Life and Business.

In this video tutorial I will be talking about how to set up your IFTTT applets. What is IFTTT? It stands for IF THIS THEN THAT. In essence it connects applications and devices together to automate things and make your life just a bit easier. These “applets” as they are called are “recipes” that trigger certain actions between apps and/or devices. Some of the many apps and devices that I set both for my business and personal life are Facebook to my iPhone, Twitter to my Instagram.

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of combinations of these applets you can set up which will definitely benefit you and your business.

0:14 What makes IFTTT so great?
0:24 My personal applets
0:30 What are applets?
0:46 When it rains, tweet this
1:01 What is IFTTT
1:18 Weather tweets
1:57 Sunrise, Sunset
2:21 When it rains in Cleveland
2:35 Use your calendar
3:03 Instagram with Twitter or Facebook
3:40 Pro Tip: The Twitter Advanced Search
6:17 Starred gmails with Evernote
6:39 Reminders on your Phone from starred gmails
6:48 Email me 10 things to know in the morning
6:53 Customized your content for your niche
7:21 Send yourself a map when you arrive in a city
7:40 This one will save your day
8:08 More wonderful ideas
8:17 Highly recommended
8:42 How to set up an applet
10:58 Pro tip: Using Amazon S3
15:37 Link to a picture in Amazon S3
16:08 Share your applets with us


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LastPass (share accounts with your VAs without having to share passwords)
Teachable (my favorite place to host an online course)
Trello (my favorite place to lay out projects and collaborate with my team)
ScreenFlow (for Mac. It’s also available for windows. It’s my favorite ScreenCasting and editing software)
Camtasia (for Windows. It’s available for Mac, too)
Filmora (perfect video editing software for newbies. Really cool templates, too)
Screencastomatic (super inexpensive ScreenCasting software)
MeetEdgar (A great social media scheduler)
OnlyPult (for scheduling your Instagram)
Recupost (A social media scheduler as good as Edgar, just a lot less expensive.)
Buffer (Social media scheduler. I use to send articles on Twitter, mostly)
Canva (For creating graphics, easily)
Instapage Amazing landing page creator and also great for making sales pages.
Squarespace This is what I used to create my website. I simply love this platform.
Leadpages an essential tool for growing your leads.
Hubstaff A great tool for managing your team.
Fiverr Sometimes you need someone to do a quick job for you. Fiverr is the place.
Vimeo Video hosting.
FreshBooks Wonderful financial management for entrepreneurs.
HauteChocolate Beautiful, styled, stock photos.
Webinar Jam I use their EverWebinar system to put my webinars on an evergreen funnel.
Society6 Beautiful backdrops for your webinar. (I always order size medium) A great resource to find virtual assistants.


3 thoughts on “How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Life and Business 2”

  1. Hi, Thanks Jen, thanks for the video… I have tried several times but failed to connect my Instagram account to my blog. I wanted by blog to showcase any photo I post on my Instagram Account. How can that be done?

  2. Hi Jen, I just recently discovered IFTTT and found your video here. Very informative, thank you!

    I'm curious though. With that last recipe, would there be any way to have it post a random photo each time?

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