Recent Blog Posts

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

Women in Tech

March, 31, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

I recently attended the Women Techmakers  International Women’s Day Global Event Series “Our time to lead” held in Montreal at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS). It was an informative and inspiring event organized by two up and coming women in tech leaders and engineering graduates Laurence de Villers and Annie Caron. I am going… 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 Workhopper's Team 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

Freelance Tips ; 6 Strategies to success

February, 11, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

Working as a freelancer requires some important elements for success. Here are 6 freelance tips to gain a competitive edge. The main challenges are to align your talents with your customers’ needs, create a permanent customer base and be productive all while managing your business and personal finances. 6 Freelance Tips: Align your talents and… Read the full article

Job Interview Thank You note

February, 02, 2016 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Hiring for any job is a process. Recruiters often go through hundreds of profiles and spend days or weeks sorting through candidates to narrow down their interview list. So, if you have made the cut, pat yourself on the back. But keep in mind that you must continue to stand-out as you go through the entire… Read the full article

Nobody teaches you how to be a freelancer

January, 28, 2016 by Guest Contributor author workhoppers

More and more workers are choosing to become self-employed freelancers despite the sometimes high levels of uncertainty. But how to be a freelancer is not really taught anywhere. The growing demand for freelance professionals, together with the unstable labor market, makes the freelancing option increasingly common. Once you finally dare to take the plunge into… Read the full article

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