A freelancer refers to an individual who is self-employed.
That is to say, that does not have an employment relationship, and is able to exercise their functions to benefit more than one client, which must hire their professional services.
There is a difference between a freelancer and an entrepreneur, and this is that, in general, the former tends to work on his own, and in a personal capacity, almost never from the perspective of a company or having business partners.
Apart from what we explained above, it is also worth noting that the vast majority of jobs taken within this modality are of the project type.
That is, they hire people for a specific task that does not have a long duration.
The areas of work in which a freelancer can perform are really too many, usually they usually offer their services for projects that are carried purely online (as is the case of graphic design, programming, and even the translation of texts, or the management of social networks, among others).
However, the freelancer modality is also available for those who need to perform their skills in person.
In this sense, it is more common to find projects of event organization, tutoring, sales, photography, among others.
For many it is the best way to escape the ties that are created when you must meet a daily office schedule, or are tied to a fixed amount of income, since the pay under this modality can be so attractive, but a little difficult to get.