Automatically Upload from eCamm Live to Vimeo! [Automation Deep Dive]

Have you ever been in a position where you realized you need to do something but you can’t perform that task right now? It happened to me a few weeks ago. Luckily, an automation I set up using eCamm Live, Hazel, Dropbox, and Vimeo saved me.

Here’s how.

Join How I Built It PRO:

Get free tips on growing and monetizing your podcast:

Check out the Make Money Podcasting show:

Check out my Live Stream Gear:

Check out my Podcasting Gear:

How to Determine What to Automate

Imagine being told you need to get your wedding1, and that’s it.

No time. No date. No location. Just, “You need to get to your wedding.”

You’d feel kind of stuck, right? Surely there are people who know that information. You’d think it would be part and parcel with, “You need to get to your wedding.”

That’s kind of how it feels when someone tells you, “You need to automate.”

What should you automate? How should you automate it? How do you know if you can automate it?

Well, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself to figure our what you don’t have to do, but the are also categories of tasks to help you figure out if a task is worth automating.

They are:

  • Common, easily repeatable tasks
  • Infrequent tasks that have a high level of effort to do.
  • Tasks that require specific timing
  • Tasks that you cannot forget to do.

Common, Easily Repeatable Tasks

These are things you do so often that it’s worth the time for you to set up the automation, so that you no longer have to do them manually.

One example is emailing your newsletter when a new blog post or podcast episode is out. Most email service providers will connect to your RSS feed and send emails when a new item gets published.

Infrequent, High Level of Effort

Conversely, if there’s a task that you don’t do very frequently, but it takes a long time for you to set up, the automation is worth it because you save the time through context switching and having to re-learn your process.

A perfect example of this for me is contract client work. I don’t do too much of that anymore, but there is still a process for me where I send a contract for signing, then an invoice, then onboarding.

It takes me more time to figure out the right process than for me to actually execute the tasks…though since these actions also rely on client actions, it could take me time over several days.

This is a great task for me to automate because once I kick it off, it doesn’t require me to do anything once I sign the contract.

Require Specific Timing

The third type of task you can automate is a task that requires specific timing. You see this all the time when you purchase a digital product.

Imagine paying $300 for a course and then having to wait to gain access to it for the seller to give you access.

But this doesn’t have to just be for digital products. TweetHunter has a tool where you can tell people to DM you for a free resource, and they’ll handle the DMing. This is a great for of automation where you don’t have to watch your social media DMs.

Can’t Forget

Finally, you’ll want to automate tasks you can’t forget. I like to call these the “automatic bill pay” tasks. You definitely don’t want to miss them, but maybe they don’t happen often.

For me, one of these tasks is to upload workshop recordings for my members. I promise them immediate access once the workshop is done, so I have a simple automation to upload the recordings from my computer to Vimeo.

So there you have it! 4 types of tasks you should automate. And remember: automation doesn’t have to be a big production.

If you’re doing things like automatic bill pay, you’re already automating!

  1. Sub some other major life event that matters a whole lot to you ?

Easy Member Events with WordPress!

Creating virtual events has gotten so much easier in the last few years, but when it comes to creating member only events, it still feels like there’s a dance you need to do between your webinar software, your membership software, and getting everything working properly.

Well, today I’m going to show you how with WordPress, you can easily create member only events that are shown to.


Restrict Content Pro:
The Events Calendar:

Join How I Built It PRO:

Get free tips on growing and monetizing your podcast:

Check out the Make Money Podcasting show:

Check out my Live Stream Gear:

Check out my Podcasting Gear:

Why You’re Leaving Money on the Table with Email Automation with Kronda Adair (How I Built It)

If you’ve ever heard me say, “I’m a recovering WordPress developer,” you’ve also heard me credit today’s guest, Kronda Adair. And while she started in WordPress, she quickly moved into one of my favorite areas of expertise: automation. Specifically, Kronda’s an email automation expert. And today, she’s going to tell us the RIGHT process for automation, how to test, and why your business depends on email automation.
Get the Full Show Notes


Be The Experimenter.

Photo by Hans Reniers on Unsplash

I had a t-shirt in college that was my prized possession. It read:

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

The joke being that 10 or “one zero” in binary is actually “2” in decimal.

I’m sure if I looked hard enough, I could find my college ID from freshman year, where that shirt is featured.

The shirt is top-of-mind this morning because I saw a post on LinkedIn that made me think of it. It made me realize:

There are two types of people in the world. Those who ask for answers, and those find them.

See, the question was around what happens if you remove a connection. Do they become a follower or are they cut from your content.

I decided to answer it by trying: I removed 2 connections to see if they became followers.

They did not! My follower count decreased and the the “Message” button was replaced with “Connect,” and not “Follow Back.”

The point is this: You can either wait for answers, or you can be the experimenter.

Maybe you’re so strapped for time that it’s easier for you to just ask.

But if you’re a creator or sell a knowledge product, I strongly recommend you be the experimenter.

Some of my best content and learning moments have come from me saying, “I wonder what happens if I do…”

Be The Experimenter. was originally published in Thoughts from Joe Casabona on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Originally published on Medium

Want to be a Better Speaker? Do THESE Things with Mike Pacchione (How I Built It)

There’s an old adage that more people are afraid of public speaking than of death, meaning that at a funeral, more people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. I suspect that when push came to shove, most people would actually choose the eulogy, but that’s beside the point. Public speaking is hard. And truth be told, most people are bad at it…if you feel that way, don’t fret. Mike Pacchione is here to help. He’s coached people like James Clear, Amy Porterfield, and Donald Miller on public speaking, and today, he’s teaching us his best stuff.
Get the Full Show Notes