Benefits of working with freelancers

Working with freelancers: the benefits

reading time: 1min | # principals #collaborating with freelancers | June 13, 2018 | Daan De Bock

What is a freelancer?

A freelancer possesses his or her own VAT number and is therefore self-employed. Therefore, when you hire a freelancer, they are not automatically bound to the company policy. For example, the freelancer's workplace can be agreed upon and work can be done from the office, from home or in a co-working space. Discover below all the advantages of working with freelancers.


Strategic advantages

1. Flexibility

A freelancer offers a solution when:

  • you have a temporary need for specific knowledge and competencies
  • there are temporary spikes in daily work
  • you have ongoing projects e.g. temporarily filling specific positions

One of the biggest advantages of working with freelancers is that the freelancer is less tied to fixed work hours and days than employees who are on the payroll stand.


2. Expertise & experience

Freelancers are specialists in their field which results in high quality work. They always commit to the full 100% because they need to prove themselves in order to win new assignments. They also have experience in sectors of previous clients. Moreover, because freelancers are independent, they also have knowledge in other areas such as accounting, marketing and sales techniques.


3. Change management

Freelancers can help change and renew processes in companies. They literally blow a new wind in your company and can bring ideas with a fresh perspective.


Financial benefits

Because freelancers are self-employed, as an employer you only pay for the labor provided. There are no social charges, 13th month, vacation pay, sick leave... making it cheaper compared to employee status. Moreover, you save costs when you hire freelancers instead of organizing expensive training for your own staff.

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