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Automating TPT Posts

Recently, I dove headfirst into the world of automating social media posts, all thanks to a TikTok video by Zapier (check it out here). It made automating posts across Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram look like a breeze. Given my knack for automations at work, I thought, “I’ve totally got this.”

Here’s what I envisioned: Enter an image into a Google Form, tailor the text for each platform using ChatGPT (because each platform has its own style - like #hashtags), and create a new post for all 3 platforms at the same time. Sounded pretty simple in my head. Turns out, it was anything but.

I ended up spending a solid two days on this. In the midst of all this, I found myself creating new social media accounts and even starting this blog. A real rollercoaster, considering I only had Pinterest before.

A snag hit when I tried integrating ChatGPT. I kept getting this error: "You exceeded your current OpenAI API quota." Frustrating, right? Especially since I have a paid account. 🤦🏻‍♀️ This suggested solution apparently requires more payments for a monthly quota from OpenAI, and I'm not about to shell out more cash for that.

The good news? I’ve finally set up a system (it only took me a whopping eight hours!). You can take a peak at the automation and the Google form:

And to make your life easier, I'm sharing my Zapier template I made. Feel free to use it and tweak it as you need!

If you're curious or thinking of giving this a try, don't hesitate to reach out. I’m more than happy to share my knowledge. 

The gist of my experience: initial efforts in automation might feel hefty, but they pave the way for substantial time savings. Those 8 hours spent now are a small price for the countless minutes saved later.

Signing off with my favorite video tutorial line, "Happy analyzing."


Automating TPT Posts Automating TPT Posts Reviewed by Daniela on January 21, 2024 Rating: 5

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