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Happy Friday! Today’s the day we let the cat out of the bag:

Starting Monday, this newsletter will become The Freelance Gig 🥳

Here’s why:

Clarity is important. Both for you and for us. And while we still firmly believe that developing more than one high-income skill is essential to becoming an A-Player freelancer, we’ve also realized the newsletter isn’t serving all freelancers equally in its current form.

So, we’re splicing out our high-income skill content and narrowing the focus of this newsletter to freelancing topics only: getting clients, dealing with clients, raising rates, invoicing, increasing focus and productivity, hiring, etc.

At the same time, we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of The Copywriting Gig. This will be our first skill-based weekly newsletter, delivering the same copywriting content you’ve come to know and love, just in its own separate newsletter going out every Wednesday.

We’ve got a few more skill-based newsletters in the works for later this year too. So stay tuned. But that’s enough updates for one day.

As always, we appreciate you reading the newsletter more than you know. And if you have any feedback you’d like to share, please hit reply to send us an email 🙏

Now, here’s what’s discussed below the fold: Twitter Blue, inflation, and Canva. Plus 14 places to find freelance clients looking to hire ASAP, and 13 proven subject lines to skyrocket your opens, clicks, and sales.

Read time: 3 minutes and 40 seconds

Together with Fireflies

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  • Generate a searchable transcript within minutes

  • Summarize the meeting for anyone who wasn’t present

  • And give you a share link so clients can review notes & recordings too

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Making the Rounds

  • Priority replies coming soon for Twitter Blue subscribers. Having a blue check on the bird app will soon bump your replies up above those who are unverified, according to CEO Elon Musk.

  • Recent report finds 64% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. The report is evidence that inflation is starting to take its toll, with 9.3 million more Americans living paycheck to paycheck at the end of 2022 compared to 2021.

  • Canva announces new AI features. The added features include Magic Write, Magic Edit, and Magic Design, along with several others, making it possible for users to get AI assistance with copy, design, style, and layout.

Working With Clients

14 Places to Find Freelance Clients Looking to Hire ASAP

Cold outreach isn’t the only way to get clients.

There are thousands of businesses posting freelance jobs every day.

You just have to know where to look.

So if you’re looking to land more clients…

Check out these 14 freelance platforms:

1) Upwork

2) Fiverr

4) Toptal

5) Guru

11) Behance

Some of these platforms focus more on specific areas like writing, design, etc…

But the bottom line is:

The freelance economy is booming.

There’s never been more demand for skilled freelancers.

So if you need clients, get out there and start creating opportunities.

From The Copywriting Gig

13 Proven Subject Lines to Skyrocket Your Opens, Clicks, and Sales

Email is the #1 most profitable marketing channel.

Studies show it generates $36 to $44 in revenue for every dollar spent.

But just because email is the most profitable marketing channel doesn’t mean you can send out garbage and get money in return.

Your subject line will make or break the performance of your email.

If it’s dry, bland, or boring, then it will be ignored.

But if it’s exciting, intriguing, or suspenseful, then it will be opened.

In other words, nailing that first impression in the inbox is crucial if you want more opens, clicks, and sales.

And to celebrate the official launch of The Copywriting Gig newsletter next week…

We’re giving away free copies of a brand new report called:

“13 Proven Subject Lines to Skyrocket Your Opens, Clicks, and Sales”

Inside this free swipe file, you’ll find 13 proven email subject lines you can copy and paste to drive big results from email for yourself or for clients.

Together, these subject lines are responsible for over 7-figures in sale strictly from email.

So if you want to get paid handsomely to write emails for yourself or for clients…

You don’t want to miss this.

To grab your free copy, all you have to do is hit the one-click subscribe link below:

Gig Alerts

Looking for clients? These freelance jobs were posted on Upwork in the last 24 hours:

NOTE: We only share job postings from Upwork. We’ve found it to be the most trustworthy platform with the highest-quality clients.

Furthermore, job postings must be for high-income skills like copywriting, media buying, funnel building, graphic design, remote closing, etc in order to qualify.

Quote of the Day

“Play by the rules, but be ferocious.”
— Phil Knight

Don’t let your desire for success taint your reputation.

It takes a lifetime to build, but only a moment to ruin.

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