We all hear these terms thrown around. It begs the question: What's the diff? I didn't know for a long time. And that's probably why I'd stare blankly back when someone would ask how my freelancing/consulting/"remote work life" was going. I didn't know which category I fell under. (And at that time, it didn't really matter.) I've had a couple years to marinate on these terms and so today, here's my best interpretation of them.