For freelancers

A career path with curves

December, 14, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Do What You Love, Not What You Think You Should. Your career path does not need to be a straight line.  “Eight of the ten things you have decided about yourself at the age of twenty will, over time, prove to be false. The other two things will prove to be so true that you’ll… Read the full article

Life as a Freelancer – Unfiltered

November, 07, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Ana Doru is the $100 grand prize winner of the Workhoppers’ blog contest with  Life as a Freelancer – unfiltered. Do you know that feeling that you get when you wake up in the morning and you know you have to get to work? Yes, that feeling of resistance from your bed calling you and… Read the full article

Career Change Celebrity Style. Before they were famous

August, 25, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Are you facing a career change decision? This can often be scary and exciting at the same time. But know that you are not alone. Some of the most famous people have gone through the same plunge and not only survived but thrived. Read on and get inspired. Oprah If you have ever been fortunate… Read the full article

How To Write a Freelance Contract

August, 11, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Let’s face it, a typical freelancer does not have easy access to legal counsel. However, drafting a freelance contract that protects you before engaging in a client-freelance relationship is crucial. The freelance contract should be clear and concise while outlining the scope of the job and expectations of both parties.This blog will provide you with… Read the full article

Quickbooks online changed my professional life

June, 15, 2016 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Up to 2005, Linda worked full-time for almost 20 years in the same company as a Controller. A change of ownership of that company forced her to make a drastic career change. She then decided to become a freelancer. Her freelance career started to boom when Intuit launched Quickbooks online. Not only had she chosen to work on… Read the full article

How to Find Freelance Work with Workhoppers

May, 09, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Whether you are new to freelancing or a seasoned consultant, using online Networking platforms is an efficient way to find clients and promote yourself. Workhoppers provides you the venue to find freelance work based on your skills (for free!), experience, availability and more. The Workhoppers’ matching algorithm connects you (the freelancer!) with potential clients based on your profile.… Read the full article

Coworking spaces defeat freelancers’ solitude

April, 05, 2016 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

It is clear that more and more professionals are seeking a life with flexibility. Some are looking to reach that magic point called “balance”, others are searching to start their own business and fulfill the need for entrepreneurship. In any case, the number of freelancers in North America and the world is increasing at significant… Read the full article

Quickly Onboarding New Hires for Freelance work

March, 22, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Onboarding new hires for freelance and temporary work is a process that almost every business goes through. Fixed-term staff are great at helping your company scale quickly and temporarily so that you can meet spikes in work and demand, and continue to grow. But while there are many upsides to hiring temporary workers, there is… Read the full article

Mythbusting: Truth about soft skills in the workplace

March, 09, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

There is a misconception of what skills the “ideal freelancer” possesses when looking for freelance work. The myth being that hard skills- the technical ability to perform tasks- determines your success as a freelancer. This is a complete myth and in this article we will reveal the truth about soft skills in the workplace and their… Read the full article

Freelance Agreements: 3 Forms All Freelancers Need

March, 01, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

If you’re looking for more freedom and flexibility in your career, you’re not alone. Millions of people around the world are now self-employed, working a variety of jobs from web design to audio transcription. Some individuals freelance full time, and some only work a few hours per week. Whatever type of freelance work you plan to… Read the full article