The opportunity for freelancers

There are many different types of freelancers, but in the main they all have one thing in common. They all provide a service or a skill set which their clients could choose to gain access to by taking on an employee instead - with all of the expenses and responsibilities that brings.

Often, your clients will not be experts at whatever it is that they decide to use you for. So they either employ someone to do it for them, or look for outside assistance from professionals. Hence the opportunity for freelancers is born. By freelancing for one or more clients you can generate an income which is often better than a full time employee salary, whilst also enjoying the benefits of being your own boss.

The benefit from your clients’ point of view is that they can gain access to a wide range of services which freelancers provide – and what’s more, they can choose to only pay for these services as and when they need them. 

Clients often do not have the budget to employ someone full time, even if initially they might think they want to, which provides a perfect opportunity for freelancers to show their worth. Using a freelancer is efficient, flexible and cost effective. Three things which most businesses today are certainly looking for.

If you have any questions about freelancing or would like any further advice please call our New business team on 01442 275789 or e-mail newbusiness@sjdaccountancy.com.

For more detailed information on the options available to you, how to find work and a case study of a freelancer who moved from being a sole trader to limited read the following pages: