Solopreneurs vs. freelancers? What are the key differences between the two, and should it matter what you call yourself when you’re the lone hand in your “business”? In simple terms, a freelancer sees himself as an outsource worker who does assignments and projects for others (clients). The solopreneur sees himself more as a business owner and likes to create and sell his own products instead of doing jobs for others, to their requirements. These days the lines are blurring between solopreneurs and entrepreneurs. Many a freelancer, when asked, would probably say his next step of growth is to become a solopreneur.