Freelancing vs. Temp Gigs

November 8th, 2016

If you’ve ever been a freelancer or worked a temp job, you know how different the two are from each other or full-time work. However, for those who don’t like working a full-time 9-to-5 job, freelancing or temping may be the only option. Here are some of the biggest differences and considerations you need to be made aware of when you’re deciding between the two options:

Freedom vs. Stability.

Freelancing gives you more freedom, whereas a temp gig will give you more stability. When you freelance, you can choose what assignments you take, how many assignments you take, and when you take them. When you sign up for a temp gig, you don’t necessarily get to choose when and how you work, but you do have a stable income you can count on for the future.

Long-Term Future vs. Short-Term Gains.

Speaking of the future, freelancing and temping are different in reference to your future. Freelancing seems to have more of a long-term future (as you build up a steady client base) while temping has more short-term gains regarding building up experience and learning about different jobs.

Solo vs. Team.

If you like working independently, freelancing is definitely for you. If you like working with a team, a temp job might be the perfect fit for you. This is something you might have to figure out for yourself after trying out the other one to help you decide which one is most conducive your working style and production.

If you’ve decided that you would like to look for a temp gig, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to place you with a job that is a good fit for your skill set and is the appropriate duration. If you would like to have a temp gig that could eventually grow into a full-time job, please let us know as we can help you with that as well.

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