Normally I don’t have much time available for promoting my art, due to the fact that I work full-time in another field. What came to my rescue is the super-duper awesome service called IFTTT.
IFTTT is an acronym to IF This, Then That, and it basically helps folks to automate their tasks across the internet: for instance, as soon as one is followed on Twitter, they can automatically send a thank you tweet to their new follower back.
This service is available for tons of social media networks, devices and even tools like Google Calendar! Subscription is free, and there is no limit to the amount of tasks – or, as they say in IFTTT-ish, applets or recipes that one can run in parallel on their account.
So, how can one automate their marketing efforts using IFTTT?
I have several social media accounts: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn. Some of these accounts do not communicate nicely with each other, i.e. when sharing an Instagram post to Twitter, only a tiny fraction will be actually shared, without the photo. Likewise, every time that a new pin is added to a given Pinterest board, it is not automatically broadcasted to my other accounts. IFTTT helps me fill this gap, tying all my social media accounts together.
And you, have you tried to use IFTTT to power up your marketing efforts?