Introduction And Understand How Freelancer And Freelance Works
This crash course article, will explain about how freelance works and how independent when you start build your career as a freelancer.
This course we will explain about :
- How freelance works
- Payments Freelancer
- Freelance Marketplace
- Independent Contract
- Independant Contract Vs Employee
A freelancer or freelance worker is somebody who is self-employed and is not committed to a particular employer long term. These workers are sometimes represented by a company or an agency that resells their labor and that of others to its clients with or without project management and labor contributed by its regular employees.
Others freelancer or freelance worker are completely independent. “Independent contractor” would be the term used in a higher register of English.
- Film making
- Event planning
- Event management
- Copy editing
- Copy writing
- Computer programming
- Web design
- Graphic design
- Website development
- Tour guiding
- Video editing
- Video production
- Micro jobs
Depending on the industry, freelance work practices vary and have changed over time. In some industries such as consulting, freelancers may require clients to sign written contracts.
While in journalism or writing, freelancers may work for free or do work “on spec” to build their reputations or a relationship with a publication.Some freelancers may provide written estimates of work and request deposits from clients.
Payment for freelance work also depends on industry, skills, and experience. Freelancers may charge by the day, hour, a piece rate, or on a per-project basis. Instead of a flat rate or fee, some freelancers have adopted a value-based pricing method based on the perceived value of the results to the client.
By custom, payment arrangements may be upfront, percentage upfront, or upon completion. For more complex projects, a contract may set a payment schedule based on milestones or outcomes.
One of the drawbacks of freelancing is that there is no guarantee payment, and the work can be highly precarious. In writing and other artistic fields, “freelance” and its derivative terms are often reserved for workers who create works on their own initiative and then seek a publisher. They typically retain the copyright to their works and sell the rights to publishers in time-limited contracts.
People who create intellectual property under a work for hire situation (according to the publishers’ or other customers’ specifications) are sometimes referred to as “independent contractors” or other similar terms. Creators give up their rights to their works in a “works made for hire” situation, a category of intellectual property defined in U.S. copyright law — Section 101, Copyright Act of 1976 (17 USC §101). The protection of the intellectual property rights that give the creator of the work are considered to have been sold in toto in a work for hire agreement.
A “work for hire” arrangement is similar to the control that employers have over the creations of employees, however in a contractual rather than employment relationship.
FreelancerFreelancers do not list one singular reason for freelancing, the perceived benefits differ by gender, industry, and lifestyle. For instance, the 2012 Freelance Industry Report reported that men and women freelance for different reasons.
Female survey respondents indicated that they prefer the scheduling freedom and flexibility that freelancing offers, while male survey respondents indicated they freelance to follow or pursue personal passions.
Freelancing is also taken up by workers who have been laid-off, who cannot find full-time employment,or for those industries such as journalism which are relying increasingly on contingent labor rather than full-time staff.
In interviews and on blogs about freelancing, freelancers list choice and flexibility as a benefit.
One interviewee says he likes how the flexible hours let him take his sick mother to the doctor and give him time to see his children. As for the work, he said “I can turn down projects” that bore him.
Freelance marketplaces (or outsourcing marketplaces) are websites that match buyers and sellers of services provided via the internet.
Service providers, or sellers, create a profile where they include a description of the services which they offer, examples of their work and in some cases information about their rates.
Buyers register and complete a basic profile, they then post projects outlining their requirements. Buyers will then bid for these projects on a fixed price or hourly basis.
An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or within a verbal agreement.
Unlike an employee, an independent contractor does not work regularly for an employer but works as and when required, during which time he or she may be subject to law of agency.Independent contractors are usually paid on a freelance basis.
Contractors often work through a limited company or franchise, which they themselves own, or may work through an umbrella company.
Independent Contract Vs Employee
Generally speaking, independent contractors retain control over their schedule and number of hours worked, jobs accepted, and performance of their job.
In addition, they may have a major investment in equipment, furnish all their own supplies, provide their own insurance, repairs, and all other expenses related to their business.
They may also perform a special service that is not in the normal course of business of the employer. This contrasts with the situation for regular employees, who usually work at the schedule required by the employer and whose performance is directly supervised by the employer.
However many companies (particularly in the freight transport industry) specify the contractor’s schedule, require purchase of vehicles from the company and prohibit work for other companies.
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