Why Freelancers Should Care About Voice Technology

Hey, freelancers: if you haven’t been paying attention to voice and audio technology, you should. While there are a few key differences between voice versus audio, both platforms can help you save time and open new revenue opportunities. Most of the conversation around voice and audio to-date has focused on either social media and voice or audio-first communities or on enterprise team collaboration with voice and audio. In this blog, I’m digging into how audio and voice is better for (freelance) business. 

The Income Side

Freelancing is a hard business to scale. Your real currency is time and (mental or physical) energy, and those are finite resources. Where big companies have the power of scale to distribute work and specialize to increase profit, you as a freelancer don’t have that. What you have, though, is a far less complicated organizational structure. Which means letting technology do the major task and lighten the burden.

For clients & income generation, voice and audio help you skyrocket earning potential. First off, you can link into how your clients really work – with conversations, not walls of email text. As more enterprises leverage voice, your ability to use the same platforms they do is one of the most important ways to integrate yourself with clients and become indispensable. 

The other value proposition of voice and audio with clients is you no longer have to read between the lines with edited emails or wait to schedule calls. Clients can tell you in their own words what’s going on, and you can get to work. Imagine: when a client has a problem or question and they just… tell you. That’s the power of voice and audio. With automatic transcription standard in platforms like Yac, you can save, document, and read the notes later as well.

The power of audio technology is that you no longer have to read between the lines with mails or wait to schedule endless calls, leverage the best tool of self-expression voice, Platforms like talkie transform the way you used to freelance till 2020.

Speaking is 7x faster than typing and listening are twice as fast as reading. Right there, you get things done more quickly. But with other features like searchability, screen sharing, and more in one platform, apps like Talkie also help you save valuable time when an email is necessary because everything is in one link. 

Your Private space

Freelancing can be lonely. You’re a lone wolf most of the time (and chances are you like it that way).

But that doesn’t mean you don’t want or need a community. There’s nothing worse than falling into an easily avoidable pitfall of remote freelancing

Whether with freelancers or just friends, voice and audio help you connect in a more humane way possible, For example – Send quick notes, share jokes, personal stories, and more… a way that feels natural. No more worrying if that email is “professional,” just send a voice note to your friend. 

For times when you need to connect with yourself, voice platforms provide non-silly ways to check-in, talk through a problem, and document the solution for later. Oh, and if you need to discuss with a mentor or advisor, you can do it easily with no retakes. Hell yeah, you can even have ongoing asynchronous meetings with mentors where you send voice notes back and forth. Sure beats waiting on a problem for weeks until you can get on their meeting docket. Sounds cool?  

Make your carrier risk free

As the freelancing world explodes, there’s more space than ever, but also more risks and competition coming in. One way to stay on top of your game is to pay attention to what’s coming next for your clients (both current and future) and give it a shot yourself. With the increasing adoption of voice and audio technology around the world, we think it’s a critical space for all freelancers to check out. 

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