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Show HN: Codeless – I show how to automate things with Lego tools (codeless.how)
8 points by gregrog 5 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Hey, my name is Greg and I created codeless.how. For the past months I've been automating various parts of online businesses I run. Inspired by Nomadlist, with over 1000 bots, I've been learning different tools and applied automations to marketing, customer service, billing etc.

A few automations I created at the beginning: - searching emails for invoices, OCR and put into spreadsheet -> send to accountant - scraping bot for websites with used cars that ping me the minute a car with specific criteria is posted - syncing all of the calendars and getting text notifications only for important things - dashboard with my social media activity etc.

You can do a lot more with it. Later I started automating my various online projects. As a result I've completely automated most of the common tasks: billing, surveys, marketing, webinars. Different projects of mine now aggregate over 200.000 paid customers with only 3 people on board... and hundreds of robots.

The no-code, lego tools and APIs are a huge time and money saver. But I found it really difficult to learn and apply them to my specific use-cases. Once I discovered the potential in tools like Zapier, Airtable, Coda... I was left clueless on WHAT and HOW to automate.

There is plenty of tutorials on how to connect X with Y, or how to make a "clone" of Z, no-code. But I wanted some basics of how everything works and then detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to apply it to my use cases. And I found nothing like that.

That is why I decided to create a to-the-point resource that would save me tons of research when I first started learning automations. I'll update it regularly with real-life examples that work for my business.


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