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Happy Friday! Welcome to Q2. This is the Freelance Gig, where we share news, tools, tips, and tricks to help grow your freelance business.

Welcome to the 199 subscribers who’ve joined us since the last edition.

Mentioned in today’s email: OpenAI, Meta, ChatGPT, DALL-E, the Department of Justice, Amazon, and X. Plus 10 great portfolio websites to take inspiration from, and one quick tip for “Swiss watch” consistency.

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The secret to growing on LinkedIn in 2024

There's a rising demand for high-quality video content on LinkedIn, creating a major growth opportunity.

How can you capitalize? Just grab your existing videos, and use OpusClip to turn them into clips and schedule them to post on LI.

Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

10 Great Portfolio Websites to Take Inspiration From

If you’re looking to set yourself apart from other freelancers…

Having a polished portfolio site is a great place to start.

But what should it look like?

How many pages should it have?

How many samples should you include?

Check out this article from our friends at Millo to discover all the best portfolio website dos and don'ts:

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Working For Yourself

One Quick Tip For “Swiss Watch” Consistency

Here’s a quick tip to make your performance at work more reliable than a Swiss watch:

Create an “end of day” routine.

This could include…

  • Writing out your to-do list for the next day

  • Tidying up your workspace

  • Clearing out your inbox

  • Etc etc

Bottom line is…

The routine tells your mind the day is over and it’s okay to “turn off.”

Something that’s essential if you work at home or remotely.

Plus it guarantees you won’t spend the first part of tomorrow playing catch-up.

Just make sure to get it done before you bolt out the door ;)

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Tool of the Week

Eliminate Background Noise on Meetings With AI

There are few things that make you look more unprofessional than jumping on a meeting or client call with a ton of background noise.

That’s why we’re big fans of Krisp.

It’s a free software solution that completely eliminates background noise.

And when we say completely, we mean it.

Whether it’s a barking dog, crying baby, or the hustle and bustle of your local Starbucks…

Krisp uses AI technology to cut out background noises from your mic and speaker so you (and more importantly, your clients and colleagues) can finally enjoy distraction-free calls.

Bonus Points

💰 Taxes: Need an accountant who understands online business? Read this (link)

✍️ Copywriting: 3 copywriting secrets to sell info on the internet (link)

🚫 Layoffs: How to protect yourself from getting laid off in 2024 (link)

🤝 Freelancing: The complete beginner’s guide to freelancing in 2024 (link)