freelancers

The 2020 Guide to a Freelance Resume

June, 29, 2020 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

There are many articles out there to help you write a resume but very few discuss how to write a freelance resume. Freelancing is on the rise and so are the number of freelancers looking for work, so your resume needs to be on point. Your freelance resume is part of the information required to… Read the full article

What is a freelancer? 5 types of Freelancers

April, 19, 2019 by Vera Gavizon author workhoppers

Globalization and the pandemic have been leading more and more workers to look for independent work. Freelancers account for $715 billion of the total US economy every year. There are an estimated 57 million Americans freelancing which make up 36% of the entire workforce (2019). This leads us to ask a very important question, that… 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

Lynda.com key tool for freelancers

April, 14, 2015 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

In today’s entrepreneurial market, it is important to keep up with the new technology and to stay up to date with current trends. Freelancing can become very scary when you see the market changing and you can only rely on yourself to improve your skill set to stay competitive. There are many new websites that… Read the full article

Freelance rate : tips on pricing your skills

November, 06, 2014 by Samantha Padilla-Torres author workhoppers

As an independent worker you should not only be an expert on your field, but also, you should know exactly what your price tag is. What do you need to set up your freelance rate? Sure, everyone should know their personal salary expectations for a given job, but knowing your specific selling point as a freelancer… Read the full article

Workforce trends : Freelancing is here to stay

August, 08, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

When we look back 30 years from now what will be the workforce trends that we could not imagine living without? Could it be freelancers? How do you imagine companies were functioning before the 90s and throughout history? Well, even if you have been at it long enough to have experienced those days, it is… Read the full article

Starbucks’ office for freelancers

July, 10, 2013 by Linda Singer author workhoppers

Is it a coincidence or is there some sort of symbiotic relationship happening between the rise of freelancers and the popularity and growth of Starbucks? Would freelancers find a solution in Starbucks’ office. In an increasingly virtual work world, an estimated one-third of U.S. workers — more than 42 million men and women — no… Read the full article