Freelancer/Independent Worker/Other: What Do You Call Yourself?

Sep 30, 2013

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - William Shakespeare

Freelancer, solopreneur, consultant, independent contractor.

These are just a few of the names that independent workers use to describe themselves to their peers and the world at large.

As the economic landscape continues to expand and support non-traditional employment, it's important that we begin to recognize independent workers of all types, levels and across all industries. After all we’re in the same boat; shouldn’t we band together to fight for the acknowledgement and protections we all deserve?

Words have power, and how we classify ourselves can change how others view us.

What do you call yourself? Why?