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Mentioned in today’s email: WeWork, OpenAI, ChatGPT, TikTok, Elon Musk, and X. Plus 4 competitive advantages that cost $0, and why you should embrace a pro athlete mentality.

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Making the Rounds

Working With Clients

4 Competitive Advantages That Cost $0

Want to make your freelance business stand out?

Here are 4 ways that have nothing to do with your experience or track record:

1) Work fast

Most clients are looking to launch ASAP.

But most freelancers work way too slowly.

Speed up your production time by:

+ Using templates

+ Systematizing your workflow

+ Specializing in a specific task (logos, emails, etc)

If you can turn around quality work faster than Speedy Gonzales, you’ll attract a lot of clients.

2) Don’t miss deadlines

This goes hand-in-hand with number one.

It sounds cliche, but most freelancers fail to get deliverables in on-time.

So here’s a tip to help you avoid this ugly fate:

Build in a few extra days of buffer when you’re setting deadlines with clients.

It’s always better to underproject and overdeliver than vice versa.

Nothing will scare off clients more than missing deadlines.

3) Be responsive

One of the most common fears clients have is that you’ll ghost them.

Always respond to messages in a timely manner.

(assuming they’re within work hours or whatever boundaries you’ve set with the client)

You don’t necessarily have to have the answer immediately, either.

You can simply acknowledge their message and tell them you’ll get back with the answer as soon as you can.

4) Be enthusiastic

This is probably the most underrated of the list.

But enthusiasm is magnetic.

If you’re legitimately excited about your work, clients will naturally be more attracted to you.

Everyone wants to do business with people they like.

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Working For Yourself

Struggling To Create Momentum? Embrace the Pro Athlete Mentality

Being your own boss sounds pretty great in theory…

But in practice, it’s a lot harder than it looks.

That’s because there’s no one watching over your shoulder to hold you accountable if you show up late, call in sick, or botch that TPS report.

So if you’re struggling to build momentum or hit the next income goal in your freelance biz…

Here’s some advice:

Start treating your life like a pro athlete.

Even though you may not feel like an athlete…

Your goals are the same:

Performing at a high level and sustaining that performance over the course of an entire season.

This can mean:

  • Waking up and going to bed at the same time each day

  • Developing a morning routine

  • Eating healthy

  • Exercising regularly

  • Finding ways to relax and de-stress

The more seriously you take your day-to-day habits and routines…

The better results you’ll see inside your business.

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

🤝 Networking: 5 ways to make networking easier  (Twitter / X)

📊 Productivity: 7 daily habits to improve your life (Instagram)

✍️ Copywriting: 9 essential tools to run my copywriting business (LinkedIn)

📱 Content: How I post 72 times a week (in less than 4 hours) (YouTube) 

💸Sales: The sneaky sales hack I learned from Eminem (TikTok)