📈 Unlock higher productivity with this paradigm shift

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Discussed in today’s bulletin: De-influencers, Yahoo, and Slack anxiety. Plus a paradigm shift to unlock higher productivity, and how to audit a free plus shipping offer.

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Making the Rounds

  • De-influencing on the rise. The new trend is all about telling people what not to buy, and it’s clearly resonating with some, as the #deinfluencing hashtag has received more than 76 million views on TikTok so far.
  • Yahoo laying off 50% of its ad tech employees. The company is shrinking its ad business in yet another sign of an industry-wide slowdown for advertising and media companies.
  • What to do if clients are giving you Slack anxiety. This article from the WSJ is all about what to do if your boss is pinging you all at hours, but it can just as easily be applied to clients. We may have to give a few of these tactics a try!

Working For Yourself

Unlock Higher Productivity With This Paradigm Shift

Forget time management.

Energy is the true constraint to productivity.

Here’s how to manage your energy better:

-Write your to-do list the night before
-Put your phone on Do Not disturb
-Work in short bursts
-Go for a walk as soon as you hit a wall

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Marketing Strategy

How to Audit a Free Plus Shipping Offer

Free plus shipping offers crush it on Facebook:

  • Books
  • USB sticks
  • Gadgets 
  • Etc

The positioning here is that you get the thing for free — all you have to do is cover the shipping and handling.

It’s proven to be a highly-effective strategy for promoting front-end offers.

In this week’s episode of Inspector Lander, we review a long-running F+S offer in the affiliate marketing space.

Click below to check it out:

[WATCH]: Inspector Lander #005 – Dean Holland

Gig Alerts

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Quote of the Day

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

— Margaret Thatcher

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Tools of the Trade

Looking to upgrade your toolkit? Here are some of our favorite tools we use to powerful our freelance business:

  • ConvertKit — Email marketing for creators. Simple, easy to use, and very cost-effective.
  • Kinsta — Super fast website hosting trusted by 25,000+ small businesses.
  • Fireflies — AI note-taker that can record client calls + create searchable transcripts.
  • Krisp — Eliminates echoes and background noise on calls and meetings using AI.
  • Wise — Unbeatable rates on currency conversions. Saves you a ton of money if you’re an international freelancer.

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