IFTTT? What’s that you might ask. It stands for If This Than That which is a pretty awesome, free automation tool. There’s another one called Zapier but frankly I like IFTTT because its free. Can’t beat free! I remember in college when there were signs for free food we would all line up….but I digress. Again.
So what does it do? Basically, it allows you to do one thing (like write this blog post) and then automatically take that content and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler etc. Huge time saver. You also get more chances for people to ‘stumble on’ your content. Its like having a social media person for free. But you don’t have to feed them.
Here’s a tip; when I was researching these tools, I was trying to read up on documentation, youtube videos, the usual. I ended up going to Fiverr and paying $20 bucks to have it set up. Totally worth the cost.
Downsides is once you post and syndicate the content, its out there. Not sure how they handle edits….with my horrendous spelling.