Supercharge Your Business with AI Tools
Artificial Intelligence (AI) based tools are definitely here to stay, and it’s a smart move for freelancers and business owners to start learning how to utilise them effectively. These tools can enhance everything from idea generation to template creation and automation.
However, as AI tools are relatively new, you may be unaware of some of the most powerful AI tools for freelancers and how to leverage them for your business.
So, read this handy little guide AI guide to discover what tools you could be using today to supercharge your business!
#1 Generate Winning Ideas
The hurdle many prospective freelancers face is the intimidating blank page. This is where an AI assistant comes in handy; it helps get words on the page, providing a starting point.
You can also use AI tools like ChatGPT to come up with catchy headlines for a topic. Simply copy and paste what you’ve written and ask it to generate headlines based on the content!
#2 Draft an Introduction Letter and Resume
Crafting an introduction letter is a routine task for freelancers, particularly when starting out. But did you know that you can use AI tools like ChatGPT to create cover letters? It’s the ideal freelancer tool to help you overcome mental blocks.
You can also easily use AI to help you with your resume. While the necessity of resumes in 2023 is debatable, some job postings still require them. AI writing tools like ChatGPT can assist in creating a basic template. You can then add your personal work experience, skills, and writing experience to the template that your AI buddy presents!
However, as with most AI assistants, ChatGPT, will be generic, so be sure to add some personalisation to really set yourself apart from the competition!
#3 Get Assistance with Keywords for Search Engine Optimisation
A solid understanding of SEO basics is crucial for every good writer. AI tools can help freelancers find related keywords, optimise a post, and create effective sub-headers.
I regularly use ChatGPT to do all of these things, especially when it comes to keywords for my blog posts (see below, I think it’s genius!)
If you don’t subscribe to any paid SEO tools like SEMrush, leveraging ChatGPT is a great way to include more related keywords in your work, without paying a penny! So, this AI tool is perfect for freelancers on a budget.
#4 AI Essay Writer: Supercharge Your Writing
Save time and use Jenni AI to research and write your next paper! This AI tool is incredible for writers and students.
The AI Assistant gives you suggestions whenever you are stuck or expands your notes into full paragraphs. Other powerful features include paraphrasing any text in any tone, help with understanding and summarising research papers, and in-text citations.
#5 Using Artificial Intelligence in Social Media
AI writing tools like Notion’s AI are epic tools for freelancers and content creators as they can help break through the blank page when creating social media posts.
You can use it to give you tweet ideas on a subject, then you have a place to start where you can carve out ideas and get them scheduled.
Or, to create digital ads for social media platforms, you can use a new AI tool called Balloonary, which literally designs ads for you in seconds! You can even launch ads directly from the tool.
To autopost the social media content, you can use Repurpose.IO, which works across multiple platforms and does the heavy lifting for you, making it one of the best AI scheduling assistants out there!
#6 Create Templates for Common Documents
From contracts to proposals and templates, freelancers have lots of documents to create and send. Rather than start from scratch each time, make a template with AI.
For example, ask ChatGPT to make templates for documents like client proposals and invoices, or the basics of a contract (to ensure everyone is on the same page re deliverables and payments).
However, the lawyer within me would point out that it is always a good idea to review any contract with a legal expert!
Tome.app is an amazing AI tool for freelancers that you can use to create a presentation, outline, or story for you, which is even complete with text and images.
#7 AI Art Generator
Dall-E-2 is an amazing AI system for freelancers that can create realistic images and art from text.
All you have to do is type in the art you wanted to be created and click ‘generate!’ೃ⁀➷
#8 Draft Product Descriptions
For freelancers specialising in eCommerce, AI tools can assist in drafting product descriptions – providing a great starting point to get the creative juices flowing.
AI tools can suggest words or phrases related to a product’s features and help you ace some of the copy (especially helpful when trying to come up with unique or creative ways to describe a product).
I genuinely use ChatGPT daily to do this for my own own e-commerce businesses.
#9 Write Scripts for Short Form Videos
AI tools can assist freelancers in scripting short-form videos, like Instagram Reels and TikTok’s.
I love scrolling through these platforms as much as the next person, but couldn’t imagine actually making video. What would I say?
So, I asked ChatGPT to write me a script for a 20 second TikTok video about how to start a blog… and this is what it came up with:
Am I about to become a social media star? Doubt it, but if you want to start creating scripts for short-form videos, you’ve got some help!
#10 Summarise Articles
Research is a huge part of freelance writing, especially as you start looking into a niche. You’ll need to consume a lot of information from various sources to ensure your articles have reliable information, which can be time-consuming and boring!
So why not use AI assistants like ChatGPT to provide a summary of articles, helping to speed up the research process. Just ask your AI assistant to give you a summary of the article. Or copy and paste sections and ask it to break them down into more digestible parts.
#11 Create Custom Graphics
Anything published online today should have photos and graphics included. Canva is the ultimate freelancer tool for this.
And it just got even better! With Canva‘s Text to Image AI tool (see below), you can generate original images for your content, even if you’re not an artist or designer. Just type in a description of what you’d like to see and it will generate original images to add to your content. This is one of the most epic AI freelancer tools in existence!
What I love the most about this tool is that you can generate the images in different design styles, from anime style to photographs and all sorts in-between, it’s truly incredible!
#12 Perform a Quick Proofread and Spell Check
AI-powered tools like Grammarly, Quillbot, and the Hemingway App are super handy tools for freelancers as they can improve grammar, spelling, sentence flow, and clarity – ideal for busy writers and entrepreneurs!
#13 Create Videos Without A Camera, Microphone or Actors
Synthesia is the #1 AI video creation platform, which you can use to create a talking avatar (over 140 diverse AI Avatars to choose from). No equipment or video editing skills are required. This can help you to replace boring documents with engaging videos making it an awesome AI tool for freelancers!
Or, if you don’t need a video, you could use an AI voice generator like Murf to make studio-quality voice overs in minutes. This platform uses AI enabled, real people’s voices, which sound super lifelike so you can use them for podcasts and presentations etc without any issues!
#14 Get Your Own AI Lawyer
I recently discovered DoNotPay, which is a consumer champion that employs artificial intelligence to help you take on large companies, find hidden money, and beat bureaucracy!
This amazing platform has a diverse range of features doing everything from helping you to fight a parking ticket in any city to negotiating hotel bills!
To date, DoNotPay has resolved over 1 million cases! This is one of the coolest AI tools for freelancers and just about anyone really!
#15 Automate Meetings
Firelies is an amazing AI tool you can use to automatically record and transcribe meetings. You can then use it to see action items, tasks, questions, and other key metrics, as well as analyse meetings using conversation intelligence.
# 16 Edit videos with AI
I am obsessed with Ssemble! It offers an intuitive interface and robust features to help you create videos that leave a lasting impact. With Ssemble you can easily collaborate with your team through project sharing and commenting, saving time and boosting productivity.
But that’s not all! Ssemble’s plugin store is full of AI tools. You can effortlessly generate scripts with ChatGPT Scriptwriter, add subtitles with the Automatic Subtitle Creator and Subtitle Translator, and even remove background noise or video backgrounds with ease.
Overall, embracing AI tools as a freelancer can help generate new ideas and streamline your workflows. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with them, especially free tools like ChatGPT. Use this opportunity to get ahead of the curve and learn how to maximise these tools, increase your confidence and open up new possibilities!
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Disclaimer: This article provides information about various AI tools and should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation of any specific product, service, or strategy. The effectiveness of these tools may vary depending on specific objectives, target audience, and other factors. The decision to implement any of these tools should be based on an individual assessment of your needs, goals, and circumstances.