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In Austria, if you are a freelancer who delivers services, you can either cooperate with other freelancers who do the same or if your business is bigger, you can also consider employing people.
This article explains the differences and outlines basic information about both.
Hiring other self-employed individuals
If you are a freelancer who works with contracts for work and you need additional help to complete a project, you can hire other self-employed people yourself. This often happens via platforms like fiverr.com or upwork.com where freelancers offer their services, and it's perfectly fine for you as a self-employed person to engage them in some parts of your projects. It's often crucial though to include all the conditions in writing.