There are 1.4 million freelancers in the UK and the flexibility added by this community is contributing some £21 Billion to UK GDP - the value of this resource has never been more significant.The dictionary definition is:
free-lance or free-lancer - a self-employed person working, or available to work, for a number of businesses, rather than be committed to one, and usually hired for a limited period.
PCG is an independent not-for-profit professional association. Our mission is representing, supporting and promoting the freelance community, with specific attention to the needs of those freelancers who are members of PCG.As a freelancer, it's my job to get in, get the job done and get out.
OK; not quite as mercenary as that; there's lots of relationship building, learning the business and working with the client to understand exactly what's needed. However, in essence, as a short-term hired hand, they want the job done effectively, efficiently and within a budget.
It's a role that I enjoy, and with the required skills and knowledge, I can help a business turn their requirements into reality, and help ensure the end result is positive, for everyone. What's more, it doesn't have to cost a kings ransom; and in many cases is much more cost effective than taking on a full time employee; without the training, benefits and holiday costs.