How to Become a Freelancer - Types of Work, Pros & Cons

Have you ever felt as a firm or individual that there are too many things on your plate, everything is falling out of place and a helping hand might work wonders for you right now? Well if you feel the same you should hire someone to share the burden with and to help you work better resulting in a greater outcome for a firm.

Now the question that arises is, whom should you hire? An agency or a freelancer?

I am here to provide you a little bit of clarity in coming to a conclusion.

In the past five years, We’ve seen a noticeable upsurge in people who’ve started freelancing or now as we know them popularly “freelancers“.

A freelancer is person who usually works individually or by themselves without being associated to any firm/ company for a long period of tenure. Some of them are represented by temporary agencies that resell their clients and others work independently.

The professions with visible predomination of freelancers include music, writing, acting, computer programming, web design, graphic design, translating and illustrating, film and video production, and other liberal occupations.

In contrast to them, an Agency is a team of highly specialized diverse individuals who are experts in their specifics fields managed by an authoritative system.

These agencies have been in business for the past decades and know their trade extremely well.

Now coming to the main point, Why are these agencies better than our new age freelancers?


•Even though people who freelance are cheaper and more affordable to hire, they highly lack the required professional behavior and managerial working skills for the smooth working of any client/ firm that would hire them.

•As they freelance, these people usually have a lot of clients on their hands due to which they miss out on deadlines. They become so exhausted working with these many clients that it might even affect their performance.

•Lastly, one of the major reasons why it’s not good is that they fall short on credibility and security as they don’t give any guarantee to the client for the official completion of the project on time, they can even quit the project midterm with zero accountability.


Most people prefer digital agencies for the completion of their projects and this decision is based on a variety of factors.

•An agency concludes of people highly specialized in their work, who combined work on a project, in a well-organized manner which itself is highly required for any project to work smoothly.

•They provide you official legal guarantee and work exceptionally on every project as it affects their professional reputation in the market.

•As they are a team, they did not just provide you digital services but an overall package including everything you might be looking for the project. In addition to this different teams keep themselves up to date with all the trends emerging in the market.

•Agencies have specialists who have professional technological support for performing different tasks while developing software such as decoding, designing, copying and deploying, and so on.

•They provide credibility to the client and complete the work on time to maintain their market image and the contract signed.


As mentioned above, I’ve given you the pros and cons. Therefore, we can say it is very challenging to choose between agency vs freelancer but still agencies have an edge over the formerly given consideration to their accountability, credibility, professionalism, and many more factors adding to it.

Even though a freelancer will save you some money but you will be compromising on your work by hiring someone not even close to what an agency has to offer you because at the end of the day even you as a person/firm want the best for your company.

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