Freelancer Meaning in Urdu | How an Independent Contractor Works

Freelancer Meaning in Urdu

Freelancing is on the rise in Pakistan so more and more people are often curious about the meaning of freelancing and freelancing in Urdu. If you are one of those people then you are in the right place since this article covers the topic from scratch. 

After reading this article you will have a better understanding of who is a freelancer and what is freelancing.

Keep reading this article till the end for a better understanding of the meaning of freelancer in the Urdu Language.

What does a freelancer mean?

Freelancer also known as an “independent contractor” is someone who offers services to individuals and businesses from the comfort of his remote office. A freelancer means someone who is not employed in a company or organization.

A freelancer usually works from home or any remote office on client projects. Freelancers usually offer all kinds of services that can be offered remotely. Freelancers usually provide the services of Writing and Copywriting, Graphic Design, Web Development, Social Media Management, Content Creation, Translation Services, Video Editing, SEO Services, Virtual Assistance, etc.

Freelancer Meaning in Urdu | اردو میں فری لانسر کے معنی

فری لانسر وہ ہوتا ہے جو اپنے ہوم آفس سے افراد اور کاروبار کو خدمات پیش کرتا ہے۔ فری لانسر کا مطلب ہے وہ شخص جو کسی کمپنی یا تنظیم میں ملازم نہیں ہے لیکن آزادانہ طور پر کام کرتا ہے۔

ایک فری لانسر عام طور پر کلائنٹ پراجیکٹس پر گھر یا کسی دور دراز کے دفتر سے کام کرتا ہے۔ فری لانسرز عام طور پر ہر قسم کی خدمات پیش کرتے ہیں جو دور سے پیش کی جا سکتی ہیں۔ فری لانسر عام طور پر رائٹنگ اور کاپی رائٹنگ، گرافک ڈیزائن، ویب ڈویلپمنٹ، سوشل میڈیا مینجمنٹ، مواد کی تخلیق، ترجمے کی خدمات، ویڈیو ایڈیٹنگ، SEO سروسز، ورچوئل اسسٹنس وغیرہ کی خدمات فراہم کرتے ہیں۔

What is a freelancer in Pakistan?

A freelancer in Pakistan is someone who provides services based on a certain skill set to his clients across the globe. 

E.g. A person having good video editing skills can edit videos of content creators from around the world and in return get paid.

پاکستان میں فری لانسر وہ ہوتا ہے جو پوری دنیا میں اپنے کلائنٹس کو مخصوص مہارت کی بنیاد پر خدمات فراہم کرتا ہے۔

جیسے ویڈیو ایڈیٹنگ کی اچھی مہارت رکھنے والا شخص دنیا بھر سے مواد تخلیق کرنے والوں کی ویڈیوز میں ترمیم کرسکتا ہے اور اس کے بدلے میں اسے معاوضہ ملتا ہے۔

How much a freelancer Earn in Pakistan?

There is no one size fit answer to this question but the earning is very lucrative and ranges from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars per month.

The earning of freelancers depend upon how you will upscale your freelance business. As a freelancer, you will expand your team or work as an agency so that you provide more services and hence earn more.

Alyan Chaudhry and Atizaz Hassan, are among the top-known freelancers in Pakistan who earn thousands of dollars. Hisham Sarwar, aka “freelancing guru” is in the field since 1999 and earns thousands of dollars each month.

اس سوال کا کوئی واحد جواب نہیں ہے لیکن کمائی بہت منافع بخش ہے اور اس کی رینج سینکڑوں ڈالرز سے لے کر ہزاروں ڈالرز تک ماہانہ ہے۔

فری لانسرز کی کمائی کا انحصار اس بات پر ہے کہ آپ اپنے فری لانس کاروبار کو کس طرح بہتر بنائیں گے۔ ایک فری لانسر کے طور پر، آپ اپنی ٹیم کو وسعت دیں گے یا ایک ایجنسی کے طور پر کام کریں گے تاکہ آپ مزید خدمات فراہم کریں اور اس طرح زیادہ کمائیں۔

عالیان چوہدری اور اعتزاز حسن، پاکستان کے معروف فری لانسرز میں سے ہیں جو ہزاروں ڈالر کماتے ہیں۔ ہشام سرور عرف "فری لانسنگ گرو" 1999 سے میدان میں ہیں اور ہر ماہ ہزاروں ڈالر کماتے ہیں۔

Types of Freelancers

There are various types of freelancers based on the services and the nature of their work.

Some of the common types of freelancers are;

Creative Freelancers:

They are best in creative skills such as graphic design, writing, photography, and videography.

Technical Freelancers:

They have specialized technical skills, i.e. web development, programming, data analysis, and IT support.

Professional Services Freelancers:

These freelancers provide services like accounting, legal consulting, business coaching, and marketing strategy.

Project-based Freelancers:

They work on specific projects or on an hourly basis, collaborating with different clients on each assignment.

How do Freelancers/Independent Contractors Work?

Freelancers often provide their services by creating accounts on different freelancing platforms. But this is not compulsory, since you can also find clients on social media sites as well.

A freelancer often works on clients' projects on a fixed pay or hourly rate.  They often start working on client projects as soon as they agree upon project rates.

The benefit of freelancing websites is that freelancers are approached by their potential clients, unlike traditional marketplaces. By doing so, they don’t need to spend any extra cash on finding clients.

But, it’s a little hard to find clients on social media platforms. Reaching potential clients on social media requires a lot of time and joining various Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Although there are a lot of scams, the good news is that you don’t need to pay to the platform, unlike freelancing websites.

Nowadays freelancing websites are competitive so it’s a good practice to hunt clients on different social media sites. Using social media sites for client hunting helps build a strong portfolio before joining freelance marketplaces.

فری لانسرز اکثر مختلف فری لانسنگ پلیٹ فارمز پر اکاؤنٹ بنا کر اپنی خدمات فراہم کرتے ہیں۔ لیکن یہ لازمی نہیں ہے، کیونکہ  اکثر سوشل میڈیا سائٹس سے بھی کلائنٹس حاصل کی جاسکتی  ہیں۔

ایک فری لانسر اکثر کلائنٹس کے پروجیکٹس پر مقررہ تنخواہ یا فی گھنٹہ کی قیمت پر کام کرتا ہے۔ وہ اکثر کلائنٹ کے پروجیکٹس پر کام شروع کردیتے ہیں جیسے ہی وہ کسی پروجیکٹ کی قیمت پر اتفاق کرتے ہیں۔

فری لانسنگ ویب سائٹس کا فائدہ یہ ہے کہ کلائنٹس  خود روایتی بازاروں کے برعکس فری لانسرز  سے رابطہ کرسکتے ہیں۔ ایسا کرنے سے فری لانسرز کو گاہک  تلاش کرنے پر کوئی اضافی رقم خرچ کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں  ہوتاہے۔

لیکن، سوشل میڈیا پلیٹ فارمز پر کلائنٹس تلاش کرنا تھوڑا مشکل ہے۔ سوشل میڈیا پر ممکنہ کلائنٹس تک پہنچنے کے لیے کافی وقت درکار ہوتا ہے اور مختلف Facebook اور LinkedIn گروپس میں شامل ہونے کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے۔ اگرچہ بہت سارے سکیمرز ہوتے ہیں لیکن اچھی خبر یہ ہے کہ آپ کو فری لانسنگ ویب سائٹس کے برعکس پلیٹ فارم کو ادائیگی کرنے کی ضرورت نہیں کرنی پڑتی۔

آج کل فری لانسنگ ویب سائٹس پر مقابلہ ذیادہ ہیں اس لیے مختلف سوشل میڈیا سائٹس پر کلائنٹس تلاش کرنا ایک اچھا عمل ہے۔ کلائنٹ ہنٹنگ کے لیے سوشل میڈیا سائٹس کا استعمال فری لانس ویب سائٹس میں شامل ہونے سے پہلے ایک مضبوط پورٹ فولیو بنانے میں مدد کرتا ہے۔

Freelancing Platforms for Freelancers

There are various freelancing platforms that could be used by freelancers to find their clients. Among the platforms given below, some are more professional such as Upwork while others are beginner friendly such as Fiverr. Facebook and LinkedIn platforms are not similar to other marketplaces but there is a good chance to get clients.

Freelancing platforms for freelancers in Pakistan include but are not limited to:

1. Upwork

2. Freelancer

3. Fiverr

4. Guru

5. 99designs

6. PeoplePerHour


8. LinkedIn

9. Facebook

Benefits of Working as a Freelancer

Working as a freelancer comes with a lot of benefits. One of the benefits is you will get rid of conventional 9 to 5 jobs. As a freelancer, you are your own boss to manage your workflow.

Some of the prominent benefits of working as a freelancer include:

Flexibility and Independence in Work

Unlike traditional jobs, you have the option to control your working hour and achieve a better work-life balance. As a freelancer, you can opt for when, where, and how to work.

Freelancers are termed independent contractors since they are only committed to their client’s assigned work. Freelancers are independent in their work and are not employed by any boss, unlike traditional jobs.

Diverse Work Opportunities

Freelancing acts as a door to diverse working opportunities since freelancers have many clients from multiple industries. This diverse work nature provides the opportunity to build a professional network and gain exposure to different projects. Such exposure not only enhances your freelance skills but also paves the way to new areas of interest.

Enhanced Earning Potential

Compare to traditional employment freelancers have the potential for higher earnings. You have the option to set rates according to your skills, expertise, and the value you offer. Furthermore, as a freelancer, you can work on multiple projects to skyrocket your earning.

How to Become a Successful Freelancer?

To become a successful freelancer you will have to add a lot of time and effort. Successful freelancers must have strong soft skills along with other skills. Below are some of the important things that you must have to become a successful freelancer in 2023 and beyond.

Keep in mind the following things if you want to become a successful freelancer.

Identify Your Skills

As a freelancer, when you join this field the first thing that you need is your skill. To become a successful freelancer you will have to start with a skill that you could offer to your clients. (read more about freelance kills)

At the beginning it is recommended and my personal experience as well that you should learn a single skill. Once you polish your skill and become an expert it’s time to learn other skills.

I would recommend reading an article about freelancing courses on my website.

Improve your Communication skills

As a freelancer you will have to work remotely, so your collaboration with your clients depends upon written and verbal communication skills. Communication skills help freelancers solve conflicts and misunderstandings before and after the projects.

Effective communication skills allow freelancers to understand client requirements, ask relevant questions, and provide updates or clarification on ongoing project progress. Clear and concise communication helps build trust and ensures that both parties are on the same page.

For a successful freelance career, developing long-term relations with clients is essential. Communication skills help build networks, understand client requirements and get feedback or suggestions from clients.

Building Your Portfolio

A portfolio is usually a website where you can showcase your past projects. As a freelancer, you can showcase your previous work with your clients and get trust and credibility.

A better portfolio contains client testimonials that act as endorsements and help you earn more projects. Clients trust freelancers to have a strong portfolio since it provides evidence of their abilities and expertise.

Establishing an Online Presence

If you want to become a successful freelancer then online presence is the option to go through. To establish an online presence, creating accounts on social media and freelance websites is the first step.

Engage with your target audience, share helpful content, and take part in online communities. This helps build credibility, showcase your expertise, and expand your network.

Build Network

There is a famous quote “Your network is your net worth”. A strong network helps you get more clients within no time.

But you may ask, how?

A network helps find client projects through recommendations and referrals from your fellow freelancers.

A network also increases collaboration between you and other freelancers related to your niche. If you have a workload or you are on vacation you can hire someone from your network to complete your new and ongoing projects.

What is Freelancing and Who can be a Freelancer?


Freelancers are individuals that decide on their own where, how, and when to work. As an independent contractor, you are not employed in a company or organization but your own boss. They have better opportunities to network and upscale their business. Freelancers have the opportunity to learn more skills and thus skyrocket their income. So why are you waiting and wasting your time? Start freelancing today for a better tomorrow!

FAQs on Freelancer Meaning

What does a freelancer mean?

A freelancer means a person who works from the comfort of his remote office and provides services to potential clients.

What is a freelancer in Urdu?

Freelancer in Urdu means “آزاد پیشہ ور". 

Who are also called freelancers?

People who provide services to their clients on a remote basis and are not employed unlike traditional 9 to 5 jobs are freelancers.

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