💡 Sticky ideas

Happy Monday! It’s President’s Day in the U.S. and Family Day in Canada. If you’re off today, enjoy the R&R. You deserve it.

Mentioned in today’s holiday edition: Shopify, Bing, ChatGPT, and Twitter. Plus what all the top tier clients on Upwork are thinking, and the secret to an idea that sticks.

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Making the Rounds

  • Shopify cuts 320k hours worth of meetings. The ecommerce company slashed 12,000 calendar events in a single month, thanks in part to “no meeting Wednesdays.”
  • Bing and ChatGPT are a match made in heaven hell. Since launching its new-and-improved version infused with GPT-4, Bing’s AI chatbot has been lying, insulting, and trying to manipulate users. Sounds like there’s still one or two more kinks left to work out.
  • Cannabis ads now approved on Twitter. There’s plenty of fine print though: advertisers will need to be pre-approved before they can run any traffic, they’ll only be able to run traffic in states where cannabis is legal, and they’ll only be able to promote a direct offer if it’s for topical, hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC.

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Working With Clients

What All The Top-Tier Clients On Upwork Are Thinking

Upwork has 5M+ client accounts and 100,000+ open jobs on a daily basis.

Here are 5 tips to help you land more clients:

-Check every day

-Ask for reviews

-Submit relevant samples

-Apply for older jobs with no hires

-Create custom samples if need be

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From The Copywriting Gig

The Secret to an Idea That Sticks

Repetition is a powerful tool to drive your point home.

The more often someone sees your message, the more likely they’ll remember it.

So don’t say 1,000 different things once…

Learn to say the same thing 1,000 different ways.

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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

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” 

— Henry David Thoreau

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Tools of the Trade

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