๐Ÿค– 4 Tools You Can Use to Automate Your Busywork

๐Ÿญ Automation

Everyone is talking about automation right now. "I automated my work and now I just play ๐ŸŽฎ video games instead." Blah blah. Look, I am not going to teach you how to retire early... BUT I can teach you how to get some super boring tasks automated.

A book came out this year called ๐Ÿ“™ Automate Your Busywork - all about how to well... automate your busywork ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here are (4) tools you can use today - to get a jumpstart on your coworkers!

๐ŸŸฃ Make. com

This is the cheapest automation tool to use. It can do complex automations and simple ones.

๐Ÿ”—Make Link: https://www.make.com/en/register?pc=lizrowe

โšก Zapier

This is exactly like Make. com, but slightly more mainstream and expensive. A great choice if you have heard people talk about it and want to know what all the fuss is about.

Zapier | Automation that moves you forward
Workflow automation for everyone. Zapier automates your work across 5,000+ app integrations, so you can focus on what matters.

๐Ÿ”ต Power Automate

Only use this if you are on a company Microsoft 365 account. Ask your admins at work if they have access - or you can login with your business email address here to check:

Power Automate | Microsoft Power Platform
Easily create automated workflows with Microsoft Power Automate, previously Microsoft Flow, to improve productivity with business process automation

๐ŸŸข n8n

Now this is for those people who complain that their tasks are too hard to automate - this tool can do some very very complex stuff. But be warned, it is a bit heavier on the developer side than the other options above!

n8n.io - a powerful workflow automation tool
n8n is a free and source-available workflow automation tool

โšก My Automated Tasks

Side Hustle

Right now I have (1) main automated task outside of my day job - and that is automating my YouTube videos to Twitter. I pay for a full membership of an automation service to outsource this. Worth every cent.

I also have several automated services through other applications I use:

  • YouTube - scheduled video posts
  • Ghost - scheduled newsletter posts
  • LinkedIn - scheduled media posts


I mainly use Microsoft Power Automate at work. Most large companies tend to be on a Microsoft Platform.

I have used so many automations its hard to count. I have used it to Webscrap data of sites. Automate inputs from a form to a spreadsheet. Connecting Smartsheet to Outlook... the list goes on. Play around with it if you are on a Microsoft platform at work.

You can either log in with your work email or contact your admin.

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