Sep 13, 2018

The benefits of independent contractor


  • As an independent contractor you’re not a subordinate. This fundamentally changes the work relationship.
  • There’s an implicit assumption that as a contractor you are more capable of managing yourself. You are running your own business.
  • It is easier/more likely for a contractor to walk away if a job is unfavorable.
  • Companies have to compete for your time. Employees have no such benefit.
  • Contracting rates are typically higher than the cost of full-time employees. The more the company pays you the more they value your time.