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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: OpenAI, LinkedIn, Bard, podcast downloads, Meta, and remote work. Plus why you should send project updates via custom video, and the 9 best invoicing software tools for 2024.

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Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

Send Project Updates via Custom Video Instead of Plain Old Emails

Communication is an easy way to stand out with clients.

But written messages often lack context.

Especially when it comes to sharing project updates.

So instead of sending an email to update clients on progress, record a custom video walking them through what you’ve done instead.

There’s plenty of low and zero-cost tools that can do this:

And for many people…

Recording a video is actually faster and easier than writing out a polished email.

A personal touch like this goes a long way in client relationships.

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Working For Yourself

The 9 Best Invoicing Software for Freelancers in 2024

If you want freelancing to pay you like a real business, then you’ve gotta treat it like one.

Using a dedicated tool to create, send & manage invoices will help you:

- Get paid on time
- Streamline your finances
- Keep track of outstanding invoices

Only problem is, there’s tons of options out there.

Luckily, our friends at Millo put together a list of their 9 favorite invoicing tools for freelancers in 2024.

Click here to check it out:

Tool of the Week

Create your own viral short-form videos in seconds with OpusClip

Short-form video is all the rage these days.

OpusClip is a generative AI video tool that repurposes long talking videos into shorts in one click.

Plus it automatically adds those Hormozi-style captions that work so well.

So if you’ve ever produced any kind of long-form video content…

OpusClip can help you slice and dice it into multiple short-form clips and post them directly to your social media platform of choice.

They’ve even got a free trial available so you can take it for a test-drive.

Check out their website to learn more:

Bonus Points

🤚 Boundaries: Secret of the “Awkward Pause” (link)

🤓 Wisdom: 33 learnings from 33 years of life (link)

🚀 Success: How to build bulletproof self-confidence (link)

✍️ Copywriting: How to make your first $1,000 as a copywriter (link) 

🗣️Audience: How to build goodwill w/ your audience (link)