An Independent Contractor is a person or a business that follows an independent trade, business, or profession in which they provide goods or services to the public. The business contracting for their services must have the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not the means and methods of accomplishing the result. In other words, they contract for certain work to be done, but do not tell you when, where or how to do the work.
The term independent contractor is often used interchangeably with the terms vendor, freelancer and consultant.
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