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.