Something I say a lot is automation helps you cut away the things you don’t need to do, so you can focus more time on the actual tasks that require your attention. I also talk about tools I like using for automation.
But where do you learn how to automate? Do you just try things and see what happens? Are there tutorials? Courses? Here are 7 fantastic resources for learning how to automate.
This week is automation week for me! If you want to learn about my process and get some tips, the latest episode of my podcast, How I Built It, is for you.
A Note on Marketing Automation
While there are lots of great tools below to help with marketing automation, this post doesn’t focus on that. This is all about task automation. Let me know if you’d like some resources on marketing automation too!
Note: I’ll mention right off the bat that this blog and my YouTube channel have some tutorials.
There are a few free resources out there to help you get started! Here are some of my favorite blogs and podcasts.
One of my favorite podcasts is Automators over on Relay.fm. They do a great job of helping you come up with ideas and introducing new tools to help you automate. It’s pretty Apple ecosystem heavy, but they talk about a lot of cross-platform tools too. They also have a fantastic forum.
Courses and eBooks
If you’re looking for some guided help, there are great courses and eBooks.
As for other resources, David also has guides for Hazel and Keyboard Maestro, so you should check out his entire course catalog. For Zapier, Jimmy Rose has a great course called Zapier Mastery that’s currently discounted.
How are you Learning Automation?
Is there a tool, course, or resource I missed? Let me know in the comments.
And if you want to get an exclusive look at how I figure out what to automate, and links to my automations, grab the cheat sheet below!