Independent Contracting 101

Kristi Patrice Carter, J.D.

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There are many different independent contractors that specialize in a myriad of different industries, from security clearance jobs to cosmetic sales to Web site design.

While independent contractors work for a specific company or person, they are usually their own bosses. They enjoy a level of freedom as an expert in their industry, to choose their clients or "bosses" as they see fit.