History of Freelance

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Why is it called "freelance" work?

History of Freelance

Have you ever wondered where the word freelance came from? Its origin comes from medieval history. When all the other knights were employed or out journeying, the kings of medieval lands used to hire mercenaries of neighboring lands. The replacement men all carried their own lances. Therefore, they were referred to as free lances. They worked for the king only as long as was necessary, much the same as freelance workers do for clients today!



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