A subcontractor is someone who contracts with a contractor or another business to do some work on their behalf. Generally, a subcontractor is engaged to do a specific task or complete a specific project, and the terms of the contract are negotiated independently between the two parties.
While a contractor is typically the party responsible for the overall fulfillment of the project, a subcontractor can be hired to complete a portion of the job or provide specialized services. Subcontractors are often seen as an additional resource for contractors, as they are able to bring specialized skills or expertise to the table.
In addition to taking on specific tasks or projects, subcontractors may also be responsible for purchasing materials or supplies, providing labor, and performing other tasks associated with the project. It is important to consider the terms of the contract and make sure all parties are in agreement before hiring a subcontractor for any job.
Freelancers can leverage subcontractors to offer new services or grow their business by getting more client work done in less time.
See also: Direct Costs