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Happy Friday! This is the Freelance Gig, where we share news, tools, tips, and tricks to help grow your freelance business.

Welcome to the 128 new subscribers who’ve joined us since the last issue.

Mentioned in today’s email: Temu, Proton Mail, Instagram, X, TikTok, and gift ideas for freelancers. Plus the 7-day blueprint for landing clients on Upwork, and whether you should accept crypto payments.

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Together with Copyblogger

How to succeed as a writer in the creator economy

The content game is changing in 2024.

- Will Threads overtake X?
- Will LinkedIn keep growing?
- Is Facebook really making a comeback?

Succeeding as a writer means staying on top of a rapidly changing creator economy.

And Copyblogger is here to make sure you don’t fall behind.

Their new guide, The Killer and the Poet, reveals the future of content marketing in 2024 and beyond.

Click here to download your free copy:

Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

The 7-Day Blueprint For Landing Freelance Gigs on Upwork

Upwork’s gotten more competitive over the past few years.

But it remains one of the best places to find freelance clients online…

Especially if you’re a beginner.

Check out this article from our friends at Millo to find out how to start landing clients on the platform in the next 7 days:

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Working For Yourself

Should You Accept Crypto Payments?

Transaction and currency conversion fees can take a sizable chunk out of your freelance paycheck.

And with crypto rebounding from its lows last year…

You may be considering it as an alternative for accepting payments

But before you start quoting projects in Bitcoin, it’s important to examine the pros and cons.

Luckily, our friends at Freelance Life Magazine have put together an in-depth review.

Click here to dive in:

Tool of the Week

Hypefury: Create engaging carousels in seconds

We’re bullish on LinkedIn for freelancers in 2024.

Clients and service providers are actively looking to connect…

And the organic reach you can get on the platform right now is better than Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter.

Even with little to no followers.

And when it comes to creating high-converting content for LinkedIn, carousels are king.

These are swipeable collections of images, much like the ones you see on Instagram.

The only problem is…

Carousels on LinkedIn have to be uploaded in PDF format, not JPG or PNG.

One way to do this is to upload or create all the images in Canva, then download it as a PDF.

But we’ve discovered a better way:

It’s a content creation and scheduler originally built for Twitter…

But with it, you can easily cross-post content to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

Plus if you post a Twitter thread, it can screenshot your tweets and email you a PDF so you can upload it to LinkedIn as a carousel in just a few clicks.


If you’re looking to step up your LinkedIn game so you can grow your freelance biz in 2024…

Click below to give Hypefury a try:

Bonus Points

✍️ Writing: Free AI-powered fiction writing mini-course (link)

🤓 Learning: #1 skill to learn in 2024 regardless of your career goals (link)

👀 Attention: Ignore content length and focus on this instead (link)

🤝 Sales: The best sales script in the world? (link) 

🎯Skills: Should you become a jack of all trades? (link)