Gig Economy
June 28, 2023

The Freedom of Choice: Full-time Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Explore the perks of independent contracting with Bacon’s limitless gig opportunities.

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In today's evolving job market, a traditional 9-5, full-time position is no longer the only option. Many professionals are turning towards the gig economy and choosing to work as independent contractors. The Bacon app serves as the ideal platform for those looking to embrace the flexibility and freedom that comes with being an independent contractor. 

Flexibility and Autonomy

Full-time Employee

Conversely, salaried employees often have fixed schedules and are expected to work a certain number of hours per week. While there's stability, there's less autonomy in choosing projects or clients.

Independent Contractor

As an independent contractor, you have the freedom to choose the projects you take on, the clients you work with, and the hours you work. This level of flexibility is ideal for individuals who value autonomy and work-life balance. The Bacon app makes it simple to find and accept gigs that align with your schedule and preferences. Choose which 

Income Potential

Full-time Employee

Salaried employees receive a fixed income, which may include benefits, but there’s a cap on earning potential unless you receive a raise or promotion.

Independent Contractor

One of the appealing aspects of working as an independent contractor is the potential for higher earnings. You can take on multiple gigs according to your availability, allowing you to take on as many hours as you’d like without totally reorienting your life. With Bacon, you can explore numerous opportunities and maximize your income potential. Choose when and where you want to work.

Diverse Opportunities

Full-time Employee

As a full-time employee, your work is often confined to a specific role within one company, which can limit the breadth of experience you gain.

Independent Contractor

Working as an independent contractor opens the door to a diversity of opportunities. You can work in different industries, learn new skills, and get connected to professionals in the industries you’d like to work in. This is good news for those looking to move from temporary to salaried work–because Bacon doesn’t charge any hiring fees, many Bacon workers are offered part- or full-time positions by businesses after performing well on just a few shifts. 

Tax Benefits

Full-time Employee

Full-time employees don’t receive certain tax deductions available to independent contractors and are often subjected to automatic withholdings from their paychecks.

Independent Contractor

Independent contractors can often deduct business expenses such as home office costs, travel, and equipment, which can lead to significant tax savings.

Job Security and Benefits

Full-time Employee

Full-time positions often come with job security and benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid vacations. However, this security can sometimes come at the expense of autonomy and income potential.

Independent Contractor

While independent contractors don't have the same job security as full-time employees, platforms like Bacon reduce this gap by providing a constant stream of gigs. Though independent contractors might miss out on traditional benefits, the higher earning potential often compensates for this.

The Power of Bacon

The Bacon app bridges the gap, enabling professionals to leverage the benefits of being an independent contractor without compromising on opportunities. With its streamlined platform, Bacon offers the flexibility, income potential, and diversity that today’s workforce is seeking.

Take control of your career, embrace the freedom, and harness the power of the gig economy with Bacon. Make the choice that suits your lifestyle and goals. The future of work is here, and it's yours for the taking.

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