What is the difference between a Freelance and a Consultant?

I want to know what is the real difference between providing consulting services and just being a freelance? What is the difference if any in terms of skills, salary, responsabilities? Does any one knows where to look for consultant jobs?

Asked By: LavieEstBelle - 6/24/2006
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Freelancing is one way of being a consultant... More
Answered By: CUBICLE - 6/24/2006
Additional Answers (4)
Freelancer is the general term for someone who is self-employed (and gets 1099s instead of W2s). A consultant is a specific type of freelancer.
Answered By: tonalc1 - 6/24/2006
a freelance consultant is just someone who does the job independantly not as an employee of a company. What kind of consulting do you want to do ? There are people who consult on manufacturing processes, finances, IT, efficiency, advertising and almost every other business discipline that exists.
Answered By: normal1 - 6/24/2006
I thought a consultant was under contract, and a freelance dude sold his stuff.
Answered By: thewordofgodisjesus - 7/7/2006
Not much. Both take the watch from your wrist, tell you what time it is, and call it a 'concept.'
Answered By: ajibik - 7/7/2006
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