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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.

Mentioned in today’s email: TikTok, the U.S. economy, freelancers, Upwork, X, YouTube, and Thailand. Plus one sales-killing mistake to avoid when pitching clients, and 18 productivity tips for freelancers.

Read time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds

Together with Truth About Passive Income

Is passive income really possible for freelancers?

Passive income is a myth for most people.

Especially freelancers.

But this family man from Arkansas has finally cracked the code…

And figured out how to do it without a huge nest egg.

Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

Avoid This Sales-Killing Mistake When Pitching Clients

What’s the #1 sales-killing mistake freelancers make when pitching clients?

A) Charging too much
B) Not turning your camera on
C) Not sharing enough testimonials


None of the above.

The #1 sales-killing mistake freelancers make is being NEEDY.

Nothing kills attraction faster than neediness.

So, how do you avoid being needy on sales calls and when dealing with clients?

Maintain a healthy pipeline of prospects.

The more prospects you have, the less you need any one sale to close.

Because you know there’s another one right around the corner.

And that confidence is magnetic.

It makes more people want to work with you.

So if your lead flow is dwindling and struggling to close deals, ramp up your lead gen efforts.

Stop being needy and you’ll have a much easier time getting clients to say yes.

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Working For Yourself

18 Proven Productivity Tips For Freelancers

Working remotely can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, commuting from your bed to your desk is pretty great.

But on the other hand, the fridge and TV are never far away either.

So if you’ve ever struggled to stay productive…

Check out this list of 18 proven productivity tips for freelancers from our friend Nick Schaferhoff:

Tool of the Week

Hypefury: Create engaging LinkedIn carousels in seconds

We’re bullish on LinkedIn for freelancers.

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 / X.

Even with little to no followers.

And when it comes to creating high-converting content for LinkedIn, carousels still 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

🚀 Business: How to go from founder prison to founder freedom (link)

✍️ Content: 3 best content formulas (link)

🤝 LinkedIn: Are you making this mistake with your LinkedIn writing? (link)

▶️ YouTube: Why Alex Hormozi will be a billionaire in 3 years (link) 

📈Marketing: How to make your biz successful in 2024 (link)