Freelance roles and missions

A freelancer is a self-employed individual who is hired on a temporary basis to meet specific needs. A freelancer offers services and products to clients who may be companies, individuals or non-profit organizations. The roles and missions of a freelancer are varied. Here is a list of the main aspects of a freelance job:

Providing services to clients: freelancers are responsible for providing services and products to clients to meet their specific needs.

Developing strategies to achieve corporate goals: freelancers work with clients to develop ideas and strategies to achieve their goals.

Design marketing strategies: freelancers can help companies design marketing strategies to promote their services and products.

Write web and print content: freelancers write content for the web and print, such as articles, press releases, newsletters and blogs.

Create graphic designs and images: freelancers are often responsible for creating designs and images for websites, brochures and posters.

Develop project plans and presentations: freelancers may develop project plans and presentations for clients.

Manage social networks: freelancers can manage social network accounts for companies and organizations.

Analyze data: freelancers can analyze client data to help them make strategic decisions.

Write reports: freelancers must write reports that may include market research, feasibility studies and action plans.

Freelance salary and career development

Freelancers are workers looking for a remunerative salary for their work. Freelancers are generally engaged in short-term assignments. Salaries earned by freelancers depend on their experience and skills, and vary according to their employer. Gross annual salaries for freelancers in France can vary widely, but generally increase with experience and skills. Here's a list of annual salary evolutions for freelancers according to their experience:

0 to 2 years: gross annual salary of 20,000 to 25,000 euros

2 to 5 years: gross annual salary from 25,000 to 35,000 euros

5 to 10 years: gross annual salary 35,000 to 45,000 euros

10 to 15 years: gross annual salary from 45,000 to 55,500 euros

Over 15 years: gross annual salary over 55,500 euros

Freelancers looking to develop their careers may consider the following professions:

Video director

Art director

Video game designer

Professional photographer

Advantages and disadvantages of freelancing


Flexibility - Freelancers can choose their own projects, set their own hours and manage their own priorities.

Learning opportunities - Freelancers can work in many fields and gain experience.

Autonomy - Freelancers can manage their time and activities without outside intervention.

Additional earning opportunities - Freelancers are free to choose pricing and rates for their projects.

Networking - Freelancers can open up to new opportunities by connecting with professionals through their networks.


Precarious business relationships - Freelancers do not enjoy the benefits of long-term contracts, and are faced with short-term contracts and unstable clients.

Financial uncertainty - Freelancers may have difficulty predicting their monthly earnings.

Limited insurance and legal protection - Freelancers don't enjoy the same protections as full-time employees, and aren't covered by the same insurance.

No paid vacation - Freelancers do not benefit from the paid vacation granted to full-time employees.

Irregular and low demand - Freelancers may have difficulty finding regular clients and long-term work.

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