On Fast Company, an argument for independent workers not to call themselves freelancers. Instead, they ought to embrace the word “entrepreneur”.
Indeed, entrepreneurs are not necessarily venture-backed multi-million dollar boasting kids. Someone is an entrepreneur if they operate alone in the business world:
There’s no one else to blame if you fail or make a mistake. You’re in charge of all the business decisions. No one pays you to sit at a desk when the work has run dry. Operating a business alone is a huge risk, a bet we independents place squarely on ourselves.