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An Automation Love Story

A lighthearted story about how implementing business process automation has improved Robbie the Robot's business and his personal life with Rowena.

1. Meet Robbie the Robot! ๐Ÿค–

Robbie runs his own business but is drowning in paperwork. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿคฏ

His New Year’s resolution is to get more organised! ๐Ÿฆพ

You too can streamline your life and make more time for the fun stuff!

2. Robbie missed a Zoom call ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Do you miss Zoom calls or other appointments like Robbie? ๐Ÿค–

We all lead such busy lives so it’s easy to forget stuff.

You too can learn how to automate your life and never miss another meeting.ย ย 

3. ๐Ÿ’ก Robbie has had a great idea! ๐Ÿ’ก

 

He’s heard about Solvaa and how they have loads of great tips for automating business processes.

He watches some of the Solvaa videos and learns so much about connecting his business apps to save time from boring manual tasks ๐Ÿค–.

He can’t afford to hire a developer so Zapier is the perfect tool for him as it’s really easy to use.

You too can watch the Solvaa videos hereย and learn how to automate your business.

4. ๐Ÿ’˜ It's a Valentine's Day heartbreak for Robbie ๐Ÿ’”

Robbie has started using “Tin-Date”, the go-to dating app for robots ๐Ÿค–โค๏ธ๐Ÿค–

He’s matched with Rowena but sadly couldn’t have a virtual lock-down date with her as he was too busy working. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”

Hopefully his new-found automation skills will make time for fun and dating soon! ๐Ÿฆพ

You too can make time for dating.ย 

5. Robbie discovers Joe Wicks

 

Robbie put on a few pounds in lockdown but is on a mission to get fit! ๐Ÿ’ช

He wants to impress Rowena so is doing Joe Wicks exercise videos in the time he’s saved by automating his manual tasks.

He’s hoping for a six-pack by the time he meets Rowena! ๐Ÿ˜…

6. Robbie learns more about Zapier

Robbie is keen to learn more about Zapier so is watching one of the Solvaa tutorial videos from YouTube. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ก

Thanks to the video tips he has already automated some of his Xero bookkeeping tasks and now wants to set up a sales cadence to follow up on his leads.

Soon he’ll be running his business on autopilot! ๐Ÿš€

7. Robbie finally meets the lovely Rowena

 

Robbie meets Rowena! โค๏ธ

Using Zapier means that Robbie finally has time for love, so has a first date with Rowena.

They meet up for a socially distanced walk in the park! We won’t buy a hat just yet but we have high hopes for this particular love match ๐Ÿ’‘

8. Robbie impresses clients with his new-found automation skills

๐Ÿค– Robbie’s clients congratulate him on the automated info they’re receiving from him.

๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ก Robbie has used Zapier to improve the MI he shares with his clients.

Zapier can be used to connect apps, pass data between them, perform calculations and format numbers. It’s been a game-changer for Robbie!

 

9. Robbie and Rowena enjoy a drink in a pub garden

Robbie is making the most of the bank holiday on his second date with Rowena! ๐Ÿ’‘

They’ve headed to the pub to enjoy a drink in the garden. Robbie can relax knowing that Zapier has taken care of his social media posts and invoicing!

He’s definitely working smarter not harder ๐Ÿค–

 

10. Robbie and Rowena love watching movies together...

Robbie and Rowena love watching movies together, and their favourite is I Robot ๐Ÿค–

They have so much spare time now that Zapier is taking care of the boring manual tasks which Robbie used to do himself!

11. Robbie is booking a mini break

โ˜€๏ธ Robbie is really looking forward to taking Rowena away to Cornwall in the summer.

๐Ÿค– He knows that Zapier will be minding the shop while he’s away so he can concentrate on making sandcastles!

โš™๏ธ Automation has brought freedoms he couldn’t have imagined a few short months ago.

12. Robbie pre-orders a new book

๐Ÿค– Robbie is really excited as he’s pre-ordered the new Zapier book! ๐Ÿ“˜

 

He wants to take his Zapier skills to the next level as he’s sure he can save even more time in his business. ๐Ÿš€

 
You too can pre-order it, using this link ๐Ÿ‘‡

13. Robbie is really excited about Wimbledon

๐ŸŽพ ANYONE FOR TENNIS? ๐ŸŽพ

Robbie is really excited about Wimbledon and is honing his skills ready for a game with Rowena.

Learning Zapier has cleared some time in his diary for the fun stuff, so he’s got the champagne and strawberries on ice. It really is a love match! ๐Ÿค–โค๏ธ๐Ÿค–

14. Robbie is celebrating with his mates

๐Ÿค– Robbie has won new business! ย ๐Ÿพ

Automating his leads has been a game-changer for Robbie.

 

Not only has he saved time but he’s making more money too! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

 

To celebrate, he’s out with his mates for a few beers. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ

15. Robbie is enjoying a new book

๐Ÿค– Robbie has downloaded a new book all about Zapier! He loves it and is really excited to create more complex automations.

It will be a game-changer for his business! ๐Ÿ“ˆ


You can order Automate it With Zapier in eBook format here: https://www.packtpub.com/product/automate-it-with-zapier/9781800208971

16. Robbie and Rowena are enjoying the football

 

๐Ÿค– Robbie is so pleased he has more time for doing the things he loves, like watching football with Rowena.

Learning how to use automation in his business has changed his life!
You too can become an automation superhero! Kelly’s book is a comprehensive guide to getting up and running with Zapier and is available for pre-order before its release soon.

Here are links to Amazon (.co.uk) https://packt.link/OjHkH

and Amazon (.com) https://packt.link/F8fFF

17. Robbie and Rowena are relaxing on a mini-break

 

Robbie and Rowena have gone on a mini-break and can relax, knowing the business is taken care of by Zapier.
Automations don’t take holidays, so they’re running 24/7 to help your business tick over, even if you’re away!

18. Robbie has a new team member

 

๐Ÿค– Robbie The Robot’s business is doing so well he has taken on a new member of staff.

Eugene can’t wait to get stuck in and is avidly reading Automate It with Zapier so they can hit the ground running!

Eugene is determined to work smarter, not harder, like Robbie.

19. Robbie and Rowena have moved in together!

 

It’s a big step for them both but they wanted to take their Automation Love Story to the next level. Although they take turns in the kitchen, Robbie is appreciating Rowena’s home cooking as his repertoire is somewhat limited!

20. Robbie and Rowena got a dog

 

Robbie and Rowena have got a dog! She’s called Sally and they love taking her for walks in the park.

It’s a world away from the start of the year when Robbie was so overwhelmed with work he had no time for anything else. Automation has transformed his life!

21. Robbie and Eugene are gearing up for ZapConnect

Robbie and Eugene are very excited about the ZapConnect virtual conference.
They can’t wait to learn more about Zapier and get inspiration from the speakers.
Top of their list are Wade Foster, Zapier’s CEO, and Solvaa’s very own Kelly Goss!

 

22. Robbie and Eugene are at an exhibition

Robbie and Eugene are at the Robotics & Automation exhibition in Coventry to meet up with fellow robots.
They are sharing automation tips and how Zapier has helped them make time for outings like this. It’s a world away from this time last year when Robbie was overwhelmed with running the business and didn’t have any spare time whatsoever.
Zapier has been a total game-change for him!

23. Robbie is celebrating

Robbie can’t believe how his sales have skyrocketed since he started automating his business.
He has had a record-breaking year, and it’s all down to Zapier! He’s automated his lead nurturing, his onboarding emails and content marketing. It’s made such a difference to his bottom line.

24. ๐ŸŽ„ Robbie is all set for Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„

Last year he was working so hard and didn’t have time to put up a tree. This year Christmas will be different and he’s really looking forward to celebrating the festive season with Rowena. ๐ŸŽ… โค๏ธ ๐Ÿคถ
Robbie can’t believe what difference automation made to his business – and his life! ๐Ÿค–

25. ๐ŸŽ„ Robbie and Eugene are celebrating Christmas Jumper Day ๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ„ Robbie and Eugene are celebrating Christmas Jumper Day in the office with a mulled wine.

Robbie is so happy that the business now runs on autopilot, giving them time for the fun stuff.

His 2021 new year resolution was to get organised, but he didn’t realise how many other benefits he would gain from discovering business process automation. He’s won more clients, sales have increased and he now has Eugene to help him. ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿค–

26. ๐ŸŽ„ Robbie and Rowena relax after Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Robbie and Rowena are having a lovely, relaxing Christmas break.

They’re enjoying catching up on movies and eating up all the leftovers. It really is the perfect end to the year for Robbie. He could never have imagined how much automation would impact his life.

It’s been a true automation love story in every way! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค–โค๏ธ

27. NEW YEAR, NEW ROBBIE!

Robbie The Robot’s life is unrecognisable from this time last year when he hadn’t even heard of automation. Now he’s taken on Eugene, his office is neat and tidy and he has time to work on winning new clients.

Using Zapier means that most of his manual tasks run on autopilot now and he never forgets a meeting! We can’t wait to see what Robbie has in store for 2022…

28. โค๏ธ IT'S A VALENTINE'S LOVE MATCH! โค๏ธ

It’s a year since Robbie and Rowena swiped right on Tin-Date and things couldn’t have gone better for them.

There’s no more heartbreak for Robbie as this year they enjoyed a romantic Valentine’s Day date at their favourite restaurant. We can even hear the faint ring of wedding bells! Robbie is thinking of ideas for a proposal so watch this space for more news on this automation love story. ๐Ÿ’•

29. ROBBIE SIGNS A DEAL!

Robbie has won some new business and he couldn’t be happier.

Automating his sales leads has paid off, and he is reaping the benefits.

He might need to expand his team further, too, it promises to be an exciting year!

30. ๐Ÿค– ROBBIE HAS A NEW WEBSITE! ๐Ÿค–

His business is growing so quickly thanks to automation, and new clients are queuing up to work with him and Eugene.

What’s more, as an Online Business Manager, Robbie is able to advise his own clients about no-code tools like Zapier, and supercharge THEIR profits too.

The sky’s the limit if you use Zapier to connect your apps ๐Ÿš€

31. ROBBIE POPPED THE QUESTION

๐Ÿค– Robbie proposed to Rowena and she said YES! ๐Ÿฅ‚

It’s so exciting to have a wedding to look forward to. It’s been a true automation love story, made possible because Robbie is no longer overwhelmed in his business. So he has time for romance now, and they make a perfect couple ๐Ÿ’•

32. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ROBBIE AND HIS MATES MARCH FOR PRIDE! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Robbie, Rowena and Eugene and their friends are on a Pride march.

Rowena identifies as bisexual and Robbie’s company promotes equality, inclusivity and diversity. They’re having a blast showing their support for their friends, colleagues and family in the LGBTQIA+ community.

33. ๐Ÿ—ฝROBBIE AND ROWENA ARE IN NYC! ๐ŸŽ

Now that Robbie has more time for the fun things in life, he and Rowena can finally take a holiday.

It’s their first trip away together and they’ve loved seeing all the sights, including the Statue Of Liberty, World One Trade Center and Central Park.

This is the first of many exciting adventures for this loved-up pair!

34. ๐Ÿ˜ปROBBIE CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY ๐Ÿ˜ป

Robbie and Rowena love to give back to their community in small or big ways. As fur parents, they decided to celebrate international cat’s day by volunteering in a cat shelter.

They cleaned the cages and litter boxes, fed the cats, and played with them all day long. Yes, all day. That’s how much time you can spend on other things when you have your business automated.

Should they adopt a new playmate for Sally the dog?

35. ๐Ÿ’ ROBBIE AND ROWENA PLAN THEIR WEDDING ๐Ÿ’

Robbie and Rowena are now planning their wedding.

With so much time on their hands, they can now check out different wedding venues, and Robbie can accompany Rowena in trying out some of the wedding gowns at any time.

Let’s help Robbie and Rowena pick their wedding venue!

Will it be a garden or a beach wedding?

36. ROBBIE AND ROWENA SUPPORT WORLD ANIMAL WELFARE DAY ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ

Despite being busy with the upcoming wedding, Robbie and Rowena took a quick break in their wedding planning to support and create a social impact.

Robbie planned a fur-friendly (and Robo-animal friendly) party in support of World Animal Welfare Day for the 4th of October.

Robbie and Rowena together with their Robo-friends, their Robo-dogs, and Robo-cats celebrated World Animal Welfare Day.

36. ROBBIE AND ROWENA CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN ๐ŸŽƒ

While the business is running on autopilot, Robbie and Rowena had time to come up with a simple Halloween party.

They carved some pumpkins and decorated the room with cobwebs and other Halloween-themed things.

Robbie and Rowena danced the night away and topped it off with a few drinks.

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ

Robbie & Rowena sign up for "Simple Automation Blueprint:<br />
Zero to Hero"

37. ROBBIE AND ROWENA SIGN UP FOR "SIMPLE AUTOMATION BLUEPRINT: ZERO TO HERO" ๐ŸŽ“

Robbie suggested to Rowena that they sign up for the 23 January Cohort of “Simple Automation Blueprint: Zero to Hero” โšก

Rowena was wondering what the course is about and so Robbie showed her the website.

After reading through the website, it sparked Rowena’s interest to learn more about automation.

The two decided to sign up.

Are you curious about “Simple Automation Blueprint: Zero to Hero“, too?

Learn more about the course here. โšก

Robbie & Rowena sign up for "Simple Automation Blueprint:<br />
Zero to Hero"

38. ROBBIE AND ROWENA CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ๐ŸŽ„

In the spirit of gift-giving, Robbie surprised Rowena with a special gift. ๐ŸŽ
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Something that Rowena can use as she goes through the automation course “๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜: ๐—ญ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ” in January 2023.
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From Robbie and Rowena: “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!”
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Two robot facing the computer. Solvaa Automation Blueprint snippets showing on the screen.

39. ROBBIE AND ROWENA'S FIRST DAY IN "SIMPLE AUTOMATION BLUEPRINT: ZERO TO HERO" ๐ŸŽ“

Robbie and Rowena are in full-on “student mode”!

Today is the first day of the “Simple Automation Blueprint: Zero to Hero” January cohort that Robbie and Rowena signed up for.

They’re thrilled to get access to the first 2 modules of the course and start their automation learning journey. Whoop!

Of course, they would want to give you a little sneak peek. ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ‘€

Robbie and Rowena in front of the computer with invitations

40. ROBBIE & ROWENA PREPARE FOR THEIR WEDDING ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Robbie and Rowena are back to their wedding preparations!

Now that the venue and the date are finalised, it’s time to send out the invitations!

Because they love automation so much, they’ve automated their entire invitation and RSVP process. Invitees are directed to a landing page to RSVP. And then using automation, the final guest list and their food preferences are collected in a small database.

They have also automated the countdown and save-the-date email sequence.

How cool is that? A techy wedding it is!

Robbie and Rowena in front of the computer with invitations

41. ROBBIE EXPLORES "NO-CODE TOOLS" FOR THE BUSINESS

Review and improve before you automate…

What better way to celebrate No-Code Month than to use it as an opportunity to do some process improvement to make sure you have the right apps for your business, you’re using them optimally and you’ve automated your manual and repetitive tasks?

Follow these steps:

  1. Make a list of the apps you use in the business, their purpose, and the subscription costs.
  2. Ask yourself if your apps are fit for purpose, and trial new apps if needed.
  3. Review app features and optimise how you’re using the app where possible, to reduce costs and enhance what you are paying for.
  4. Explore native integrations with your apps to understand how you can reduce manual entry, repetitive tasks and errors between your apps.
  5. Fill the gaps with custom workflows using Zapier.

In summary, review your apps and processes, optimise them and only then should you automate your tasks. Repeat this review regularly.

Do you review your apps and processes regularly?

Robbie and Rowena in front of the computer with invitations

42. ROBBIE AND ROWENA JUST GOT MARRIED ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’

The much-awaited Robot wedding of the year is here!

Robbie and Rowena just got married today! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•Š Woohoo!

Robbie’s good friend Eugene officiated the wedding and Sally the dog is our cutie-patootie ring bearer .

Together, we will create a life full of love, laughter, and happiness.

We’re not crying… are you? ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿคง๐Ÿค—

Robbie and Rowena in front of the computer with invitations

43. ROBBIE AND ROWENA'S HONEYMOON IN ZAMBIA โœˆ๏ธโค๏ธ

With the business running smoothly on its own. ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฒ and ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ get to enjoy a whole week of Honeymoon! โค๏ธ
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The newlyweds decided to celebrate their honeymoon in Zambia (home of Victoria Falls and one of the best places in Africa to see the Big Five). ๐Ÿค 
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They started off with a Safari Explorer Trip to see amazing animals such as lions๐Ÿฆ, rhinos ๐Ÿฆ, buffalos ๐Ÿƒ, and elephants ๐Ÿ˜.
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And they capped off their honeymoon week by visiting the majestic Victoria Falls. ๐Ÿž
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What would you do if your business could run on its own?
Two robots prepare for pride month. Created banner and flags. A group of people marching around waving flags of LOVE. Two robots marching with their banners.

43. ROBBIE AND ROWENA CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Get ready to feel the love and celebrate ๐ŸŒˆPride Month with Robbie and Rowena! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

This dynamic couple is an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and they’re eager to show their support. Armed with creativity and passion, they’ve put together some seriously awesome posters and banners to spread the message of love and inclusivity. And let’s not forget the amazing wall art and hats they got from Solvaa Shop!

As they hit the streets, the energy is electric and contagious. People from all walks of life are coming together to celebrate diversity and equality. It’s an annual tradition that keeps getting better and better, thanks to folks like Robbie and Rowena who make it their mission to spread love wherever they go. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•

Their love story becomes intertwined with the vibrant history of Pride, spreading a message of hope and acceptance throughout the community.

Happy Pride Month. BE YOUrself. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

Curious about how much time you can save by automating your business processes?

Read about how we helped save our client, IQ Glass, over 45 hours of time each week by automating many of their manual processes with Zapier.

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