For freelancers

Negotiate Like a Pro: 4 Steps to Anchor First!

July, 05, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Freelancers, independent workers and new entrepreneurs have to constantly face the challenge of establishing  a price for their services. Most of us don’t like to be put in that position. Only a few enjoy the process of negotiation and even fewer are naturally able to negotiate like a pro. But for most of us, negotiation… Read the full article


July, 02, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Only 18% of small businesses are run as a partnership. Yet businesses with multiple owners are more likely to survive longer than sole proprietorships, says Brian Headd, an economist at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. Average revenues for partnerships increased 157 percent since 1980, while revenues for the average sole proprietor decreased… Read the full article

6 Key Factors to Successful Project Delivery

June, 25, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Want to know the Secret formula to project delivery? As a Freelancer you are continuously entering new situations with lots of unknowns. You may not be familiar with the company, the people or even the industry or type of business. But no matter what the situation is, a good project manager delivers. So what are… Read the full article

The best damn homemade granola recipe! Brown bag it to work.

June, 20, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Eating out at the office can get very expensive. What stops us from bringing our own lunches to work  everyday ? It is usually not having enough time and not having enough choice.  So here is an amazing recipe for homemade granola that is easy to prepare, can be made in bulk and stored, and… Read the full article

Job Skills For Sale. A How to Guide

June, 18, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

What a great evening we had. Just got home from our twitter lesson with Genevieve and we wanted to share the experience… Meet Genevieve, an incredibly talented woman who was working full time for a reputable well known software company. She got laid off from her job. The timing could not have been worse as… Read the full article

Bridge Employment and Happy Retirement

June, 14, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will reach the age of 65 (Business Insider, Jan 5 2011)-the traditional age for retirement. How to… Read the full article

How to Successfully Outsource to Freelancers?

May, 23, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Despite the many benefits of outsourcing over the past decade, many companies have only recently begun to implement its use while others are still in the planning stages. Before outsourcing to freelancer, you need to understand what is outsourcing, what are the benefits and what are the challenges when executing a project. To successfully outsource… Read the full article

Top 5 Advantages of hiring a freelancer

May, 08, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

According to CNN Money we are entering the beginning of the era of the American freelancer. Employers enjoy many benefits from hiring freelancers or temporary workers. Let’s look at the top 5 advantages of hiring a freelancer. 1-Reduced overhead Consultants and freelancers do not receive health care, retirement benefits, vacation time and may not require additional office… Read the full article

How to become a Freelancer – 8 Steps to a New Career

April, 08, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Have you been thinking about what you need to do to become a freelancer? Wondering what it could be like to have your very own business? Looking for a little independence? Well you are not alone.  There are 42 million freelancers in the U.S. today and those numbers are continuing to grow. More and more… Read the full article