What Is Freelancer

Freelancer is an English term used to classify a person who works as a stand-alone. The freelancer is someone who is self-employed, and may be a hired professional in a company or in an informal way.


Many people today are adhering to this way of working and the market, as it has grown very. In times of crisis, especially, this type of employment grows in an exponential manner.

A great feature of a freelancer is that it is not fixed to any boss, always free, and may have multiple jobs simultaneously.

There are agencies freelancer that help this type of worker to find jobs(jobs) easier. These agencies work based on commission, they receive a small percentage of the amount paid to freelancer.

The people most attached to the traditional system even if they ask with a little prejudice that makes a freelancer.

Another very important feature that comes calling each time more people to work as a freelancer is the flexibility of the working hours. The freelancer can work from home or an office that is sharing with friends or partners. He can choose that hours will begin to produce and what time it will stop.

What Is Freelancer

In fact, the important thing is that the work is delivered on time to the client that is offering the “job”.

The source of the freelancer

The etymology of the word freelancer, that is, the origin of this term comes from the medieval times. When a knight mercenary had his spear and was free, he was given the name of a freelancer, a spear free. From this, arose the meaning of freelancer.

The meaning of “cast-free” was to say that this type of warrior would offer his services to fight for any one that was willing to pay.

Synonymous with freelancer

  • Stand-alone
  • Contributor
  • Associated
  • Independent
  • Partner
  • Now

All these synonyms work when the context in which the term freelancer is in use refers to the function of this segment of the labour market.

Antonym of freelancer

  • Registered

Freelancer in Portuguese

Freelancer in Portuguese means stand-alone, that is, a type of worker who works on his own, without you are employed in a company.

“He is a writer and stand-alone”

“He is a freelance writer”

What Is Gainful Activity

Gainful activity is characterized as the act of having a job, and received by him a monetary reward. This reward can be paid for the work monthly, for a specific job with duration of pre-established, or for hours worked.

The paid activity can be exercised with or without the signed portfolio, however, the correct way is through the consolidation of labor laws, or CLT, because it guarantees to the worker all the rights provided in the law.

Can be considered as gainful activity, any type of work in which there is payment or reward for the activity performed, even if informally; the work of freelancers and freelancers is a good example.

The two words originate from the Latin; activity comes from the term activitas and can be understood as the action of performing a work is necessary or planned. The word Paid is derived from remuneratio that have as meaning a gratuity, reward, or payment; so the meaning of gainful activity is the action to perform work is necessary or planned, and to receive reward or gratification for this action.

Some countries require a visa which is specific for the tourists, who wish to work exercising gainful activity. Those who work and receive payment are considered to be economically active, since they are the money circulating in the country.

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Unpaid activity

This type of work is to exercise a given activity, voluntarily, that is, without receiving any kind of reward or remuneration. Who does community work in NGO’s, crèches, churches and others, are good examples of that practice unpaid activity.

Gainful activity in the CNH

In Brazil, recently have been introduced new specifications for drivers who work professionally with transport both people and cargo, and they need to renew a driver’s LICENSE. They should specialize through courses related to your area of work, and in your driver’s license will state that is able to perform this type of activity.

In Brazil the law does not allow persons under the age of 14 to work in paid activities. Also those who reach 14 years and even complete 16, can only be hired as apprentices; to hire a minor in another condition which is not this is a crime characterized as child labour and as a result, punishable by a fine.