⚖️ Freelancers vs Biden?

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: Freelancers, President Biden, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Gen Z, X, and South Korea. Plus how two get clients on LinkedIn step-by-step, and 4 key numbers to track inside your freelance business.

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Together with Smart Solopreneur

How to get more freelance clients without social media, content marketing, or paid ads

Content marketing and paid ads aren’t the only way to get clients.

And one solopreneur is determined to prove it to you.

Twice a week in Smart Solopreneur, Laura Lopuch shares:

  • Cold email tactics

  • Copywriting tricks

  • Plus lots of useful tools and templates

All to help you land more clients without wasting time on social media or spending money on paid ads.

So if you’re looking to grow your business with cold emails…

Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

How to Get Freelance Clients From LinkedIn (Step-By-Step)

If there’s one social media platform you should be professionally active on, it’s LinkedIn.

We’re very bullish on it for freelancers in 2024.

But there’s both an art and a science to using it to find freelance clients.

In the video below, you’ll discover a simple step-by-step approach that works even if you’re new to the platform.

Check it out:

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Working For Yourself

4 Key Numbers to Track Inside Your Freelance Business

What gets measured, gets managed.

But when it comes to finances, most freelancers treat them like a hobby instead of a business.

So here are 4 key numbers to track inside your freelance biz every month:

1) Revenue
2) Expenses
3) Profit
4) Cash reserves

Now, this is far from an exhaustive list…

But if your current approach is simply to check your business bank account from time to time and make sure it’s not empty, this a great place to start.

Tool of the Week

Automatically record and transcribe meetings with Fireflies AI

New AI tools are a dime a dozen these days.

But one tool we can’t run our business without is a meeting assistant called Fireflies.

With Fireflies, you can:

  • Record a video of the meeting

  • Get a highly-accurate and searchable text transcript

  • Plus generate a concise meeting summary to share with others

Once you sign up, all you have to do is invite Fireflies into the meeting and it takes care of the rest.

No need to press record.

So if you’re looking to make life easier for yourself and clients…

Bonus Points

💪 Confidence: How to overcome limiting beliefs (link)

🤓 Ideas: 4 ways to express any idea (link)

🤝 Careers: 5 steps to a job winning LinkedIn headline (link)

✍️ Creativity: Protocols to access creative energy & process (link) 

📈Marketing: Push vs pull marketing (link)