The term freelancer is often misused. This isn’t too surprising with terms such as independent contractor, consultant or, indeed, freelancer mostly lacking clear definitions. Here we look at some of the differences you may find when hiring a consultant, contractor or freelancer.
A contractor is also an experienced professional, but one who provides a specialist service in return for a fee. Unlike a consultant, in most cases, a contractor will carry out the work. In some instances, they may also advise on what the work should be. Contractors are used by organisations that wish to acquire a given skill set for a period of time but do not wish to employ somebody on a permanent basis. As such, a contract is for a set period only, which can be amended if both parties agree. Within the UK a contractor within the IT sector would attract work via agencies
- Who will the work be work
- What work is required
- Where will the work happen?
- When will the work happen?
- Why will the work happen?
The 5 W’s is the building blocks to any agreement and work. At Millsit we take this approach to every single project or task. To find out more get in touch