How to Use IFTTT to Automate Your Life and Business 2

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So this is IFTTT. This is their home screen and does not look great. Isn't that pretty? That the crowd here seems like it so what's so great about it is that it's just so plug-and-play it's pretty and it's simple so you that you can't ask for more than that and these are my applets that I have set up and there's a couple of fun ones that i want to bring to your attention and stuff maybe you've never thought about before there's some obvious ones that are just practical but i really like having fun with some of the ones that are more out-of-the-box so the first one I'm going to show you is this one so what this says is if the weather changes then post a tweet with an image to my Twitter account let me back up here because I didn't do a great job to sort of introducing what is tiki is the essence of ifttt and that is it connects applications and devices together to automate things to make your life just a little bit easier okay when do you think might be a good time to use something like this i could think of a million ways and i actually was inspired a while ago by a blog post are read that talked about how the coarser in group in New York uses this so basically whenever new york is forecast well actually whenever it rains in New York a tweet automatically goes out with an image and it says paint new york check out these top 10 things to do in New York when it rains in the city when it rained something like that so I thought that was a great idea you can also time this for sunrise and sunset so one of my clients was a an online Jewish magazine and so what we did was we triggered a like shabbat shalom happy sabbath to go out with the come down on friday so really cool what I did in this case here's 1 i'll show you a graphic so when it rains and Cleveland I send out this graphic and it says it's raining Cleveland a great time to get cozy and brush up on your social media so think about the ways that you might use that but you can also do it based on your calendar so let me get back to here so you could say on the first of every month to do this you know on every full moon do this so really really fun way to use ifttt let me go back over to my applets okay um now let's just talk about i'm going to walk through these we're just going to talk about some of these you probably already have set up with this red square up here on the top right and it says post your Instagram photos as native Twitter photos when twitter is in the caption so if you want your Instagram photos to show up nice and big and beautifully in the twitter feed that's all you have to do is get set this this applet up and the reason you would do this is because if you just connect the app whether it's Facebook or Twitter or anything with instagram then you typically just end up with an ugly little link in this case it post the picture nice and big and bold and beautiful but check this one out so on Twitter what this one says is if anybody tweets with the phrase i want to create a course then send me a text message at this number so really anytime anybody tweets with that exact phrase I'm going to get a text message now why is that a good idea like why why would I particularly want to have that information well because i have a course that teaches people how to create courses now are another experiment that I love to do is in those of you who have followed me for a while have probably seen me do this a few times but to be honest with you it really never loses its novelty far as I'm concerned this is difficult thing ever and that is you're going to go over to Twitter and then we're going to go to advanced search which is twitter.com /a search cash advance alright this is what we want and where it says this exact phrase i'm going to say i need a graphic designer and then we're going to click search and what you see is all the people who have just tweeted that they need a graphic designer this person is guys I need a graphic designer someone to redesign to design logo t-shirts corporate branding i'll pay marketplace price pls retweet to assist or please reply to it with resist to assist I need a graphic designer that's good a tree creating logos i mean on and on but you don't have time to sit here and hit advanced search all day long in twitter but what you do have time to do is to set this up so maybe you're if you're a graphic designer in the quotation marks it would say I want a CI need a graphic designer and then you're going to get a tweet every time someone says that pretty cool right let's go back over to the other applicants and remember don't worry you know don't worry about writing all this down i am putting all this into a slick workbook that's going to be emailed out tomorrow course it's free and I'm hopefully going to compile some of your suggestions for your favorite ifttt applets and recipes combined with these as well on let's see here what's the next one automatically sync starred emails in gmail to evernote so I don't know about you but I get a ton of email and a lot of them i don't have time to answer right away but they're important and I don't want to forget about them so i will start i'll click the little star in gmail and it will automatically go to my Evernote this next one automatically create new reminders on your iphone four emails that you start in gmail yeah that's redundant ok email me 10 things to know in the morning i love this one this one I get this is where I get great ideas for what to post on my social media because I've got new york time result New York Times basically i get an alert from them with any breaking technology news so if you're in the health and wellness base then you would get breaking news for health and wellness and so on and so forth according to whatever your me shit what else i want to point out oh this one's cool so whenever you arrive in the city in New York send yourself a map of the subway so I'm they're quite a bit these dates because I've been participating in Todd Herremans on basecamp mastermind and so its cool the minute that I'll and I get an email with the map of the subway system this one saved my too much more times than I can even tell you this is set an SMS alert before any event starts on your google calendar so for example today I had a client call at ten am I almost forgot about it but I got a text message 15 minutes prior to the meeting that said your meeting with so-and-so is starting a 10am so that was really helpful on a every morning at 7am I get the forecast for the day this one pin a photo to a Pinterest board and this one I highly recommend right here where it says if new is TT update then send me a text message and that's because ifttt is constantly adding new integrations new devices and stop softwares and platforms that they integrate with and you'll find out about it if you set up that rule so let me show you quickly starting from the beginning how you set up one of these easy peasy little recipes and see look at how beautiful this is it's so so like I just love how clean and simple it is so you're just going to follow the prop so we're going to click here if this now look at all these things we have to choose from we can connect any of this stuff together even your washing machine ok your washing machine light bulb SurveyMonkey I mean I'm just randomly your nest thermostat on and on on Iran so many things ok so let's say on it you don't want to scroll through all these things and you know what it is you want to connect then you could just start typing it in date and time and now I could say everyday at a certain time every hour every day of the week every year on a certain date and time you specify every month on the whatever day of every month so every single person that's watching with your audience there's something you can come up with that would be of value to your audience to send them on the first of every month or at the last day of every month to check in and say hey you know it's the last day of the month did you do such and so or this is a reminder to do such and so so explore this and have fun with it so what we're going to do is we're going to say every month on the first of the month and then we're going to click create trigger and then the next probably get is just blew that so now we're going to click on that and what we want to do what we didn't do on the first very much um gosh we have so many options so i'm going to say Facebook page and i'm going to say that I want to I can either just create a status message or post the link or i can upload a photo from a URL so that's probably going to be the best thing to do so i'm going to click here and i'm going to put in the photo URL now quick tip low pro tip for you in order to get a really easy clean URL for a photo like the one that I showed you hear that i have that goes out on a tweet every time it rains is to go over to amazon s3 now I'm warning you now that if you're not familiar with amazon s3 when you look at it you're going to go yeah yeah I this is more than I want to take on but if you just follow exactly what I'm doing you're going to be fine and now look at this teeny weeny weeny right there s3 that's what you want and what I'm showing you is basically a cloud but the great thing about amazon s3 is that number one stuff uploads lightning-fast you can create these buckets to organize your content and the truth is I need to go in there and add a few more buckets and organize myself a little better but you can create these buckets and then and then you upload videos or graphics or PDF documents and it gives you these shareable link in it I don't even know what I pay for this it's so inexpensive maybe five dollars a month and i have so many videos so much content and I've never gotten a message that says like you're you're running low on content and it's extraordinarily reliable in fact there's a lot of big-name systems and platforms like teaching platforms and I don't want to name them right now because I used one the other day and I can't remember which one it was like I don't know if it was teachable I don't know where I was but the point is a lot of big companies that how your content already use Amazon at s3 to host so that just shows you like help how kind of durable it is or dependable i should say so okay so here we are and arm i'll just go over here to this one because this is where i just uploaded that little dog graphic and you click upload and then you're going to click Add file and i recommend for this purpose to find a PNG payment which is what can be if you create your graphic in kamba it will default to that format so let me go to downloads because i know i have one there I thought I did so now what I'm going to do is just click dot PNG in my search and that'll bring something up just so I could demonstrate okay so we'll just pick this and then click open and then don't forget this part in the lower right hand corner click start upload ok done do you see how fast that was just insane done not only that I'm live streaming and I've got all these things open and that just happened that fast so then this is very very important you're going to click to the left of that file its blue now and then you're going to click properties and you're going to click permissions and then add more permissions and you're going to click open download you're going to check that check the little box and then you're going to make sure on the pop-up menu click everyone then click save now we're going to hit reload on this and there's the file we're going to click the little blue button again click properties again and then there it is there's our beautiful little link so you just turn that graphic into a link this also by the way works really well as a lead magnet so you know arm as opposed to feel like when you send a thank-you after someone off into your thing or on the thank you button on your lead page you can have this be the link so they are immediately click on it and they're automatically taken right to thing that they opted in for so very very cool alright so let's go back over here so the photo URL would be whatever it was that we just created and then you put your message here it's the first of the month it's lalala and then just click create action and then that's going to be your ifttt recipe there so that's it that's how you create a recipe it's just gonna just going to walk you through it totally plug-and-play please feel free to comment down below and share your favorite is TT applet with us and for those of you who are just joining us this will be mailed out to you if you're my email list you're going to get the beautiful workbook that I'm creating which is a compilation of all my favorite is TT recipes some that we mentioned today and some that i did not get a chance to mention so on that note have a great day thanks for joining me and I i hope you have some nice zesty delicious tacos tonight because it is talking to use that

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