I think you’ll agree with me when I say that every content creator wishes he had a small army of virtual assistants.
To help with research, marketing, customer support and social media tasks.
Luckily, modern tools can help you scale and automate a lot of these tasks, so you can focus on what you do best – create.
If you never heard of IFTTT, it’s basically Google Alerts on steroids.
It’s free, it’s simple, it lets you connect different digital services together and make your life a little easier.
There’s about a million cool things you can do with IFTTT recipes, including helping you with your sales.
What You Will Learn
You will learn how to use IFTTT to:
-) Spy on your competition;
-) Stay on top of user engagement with your content;
-) Become a Twitter power user;
-) Keep track of your sales.
1. Monitor Your Competitors
Keeping an eye on your competition is always a good thing. You don’t want them to come at you by surprise. Any time your competitors’ product page is changed, you’ll get a notification in your inbox. This means you’ll be the first to know if they change the product price, alter the description or add new images.
2. Automatically Add Those Who Mention You to Twitter List
Selling digital products online, like any other business really, is driven by the real human connections you make. Staying in touch and developing existing connections is so much easier than it is to create new ones. This recipe will help you stay up to date about everyone who has engaged with your content on Twitter. Just make sure you set up your social sharing buttons in a way that mention your twitter handle by default.
3. Add “Favorite” Tweeters to Twitter List
Ever wondered if there’s an easy way to create a list with all the Tweeters you have favorited? Turns out with IFTTT, anything is possible. Make sure you don’t favorite too much funny stuff, or this list will be dominated by the likes of @BoredElonMusk. Which is not a bad thing at all, now that I think of it.
4. Auto-generate a Follow Friday Tweet
If you’re not already making your followers know about other experts in you niche by hosting a regular Follow Friday on your feed, now is as good time to start as any. This IFTTT recipe will help you auto-generate the #ff tweets based on people who you have favourited this week.
5. Know When You’re Mentioned On Reddit
If you’re creating and selling cool products that people really like, chances are sooner or later it will find its way on Reddit. Better be prepared for that moment and jump at every possibility to comment, defend your creation or simply thank the person who shared it.
6. Post a Tweet Every Time a Sale Is Made!
Promoting your products on social networks can sometimes make you sound like a broken record. One easy way to fix this is by tweeting at your followers every time you make a sale. Not only do you alert your sellers about the possibility to purchase your product, you also add some social proof by stating that someone has actually bought it.
7. Add a Row To Google Spreadsheet For Every New Sale!
Want to keep a detailed record of every sale made on a separate Google Spreadsheet? This recipe has you covered. Just make sure that you didn’t disable the PayPal emails in settings.
Over to You
Did you find any of these recipes useful?AreyouusingIFTTT to automate some other things in your life? Let me know in the comments section below.
Yuri is a Content Crafter at Sellfy. He’s focused on inbound marketing, copywriting, CRO and growth.