In this IFTTT tutorial I will show you how to use IFTTT to automate tasks
This IFTTT tutorial will cover:
- What is IFTTT?
- How to create an applet on IFTTT
- Free vs Pro IFTTT
- 5 incredibly useful IFTTT applets for online marketers
What is IFTTT
IFTTT stands for If This Then That.
It is a FREE web service. Though it does have a paid version.
With IFTTT you can create applets which combines two services using a trigger and action. So when something changes in one service, it will trigger an action in another.
So, for example, you can create an applet so that you can automatically tweet whatever you post on Facebook!
It is great if you are an online marketer because IFTTT can help with repetitive tasks and help distribute content across various platforms quickly and easily.
Let’s kick off.
Creating an applet on IFTTT
These applets can be created in minutes.
I set up an automated process in 1 of 2 ways.
If you don’t have an account already then sign up.
Way 1: Browse and Explore on IFTTT
You can browse and explore recommendations.
- Click Explore on the top righthand side.
- Scroll to browse recommendations or enter a name of a service into the search box.
- Once you have selected an appellate to create, connect your IFTTT to the relevant service accounts.
There are millions to chose from.
Way 2: Customise on IFTTT
Don’t like the recommendations? You can create your own applets.
- Click on Create on the top righthand side
- Enter the name of the first service
- Decide what the relevant trigger should be
- Then select the second service and the action
- Connect IFTTT to the relevant service
Free Account vs Pro IFTTT Account
Note that currently with the Free account you can create 3 applets.
With the pro account for $3.99/ month you get:
- Unlimited applet creation
- Multi-step applets with queries, conditional logic and multiple actions
- Faster execution for all applets
- Customer support
5 Incredibly Useful IFTTT Applets for Online Marketers
As an online marketer, you want to get your content in front of people who have shown an interest in your brand. With IFTTT you can do this quickly and easily.
Hopefully, these will provide you with inspiration to come up with other useful combinations.
- Publish your WordPress blog posts to your Facebook page.
- Tweet a link to your WordPress.
- Create a YouTube to WordPress applet. So once you publish a video on YouTube you automatically create a new blog posts on WordPress. Similar applets can be created for YouTube to Tumblr.
- Pin your WordPress post to a Pinterest board. This will automatically publish a link, picture and title to a Pinterest board.
- Sync you new instagrams to a Pinterest board – note that this only works with single photo posts.
You can easily go to places like Fiver.com and find a freelancer to put together some real effective applets.