Independent Contractor Cover Letter

Independent Contractor Cover Letter

An Independent Contractor is a self-employed professional who works on a contract basis, without being tied to a single employer. Independent Contractors work in a wide variety of industries, including photographers, writers, web developers, graphic designers, and insurance agents. Their day-to-day responsibilities will vary greatly depending on what industry they are in.

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Include These Independent Contractor Skills

  • Networking
  • Efficient communication
  • Deadline orientation
  • Finance skills
  • Computer competencies

Here is an example cover letter that shows how independent contractors can weave these qualifications into a top-notch letter.

Dear Ms. Marfa,

As a creative, detail-driven and technically astute Independent Contractor with eight years of excellent photography experience, I would like to offer my expertise by applying for the advertised position of photographer for your upcoming photo shoot.

My background includes meeting client photography needs, ranging from weddings to fashion shoots to family portrait sessions. I work closely with clients to identify their wished and then set up backgrounds, lighting, and props to create beautiful finished products. My ability to collaborate effectively with all clients —along with my excellent problem-solving, communication, and time management skills’makes me confident that my talents will exceed your expectations for your upcoming fashion shoot.

Highlights of my experience include:

Successfully shooting over 60 weddings, 100 family portrait sessions, and a wide mix of other events, while consistently earning high reviews and gaining repeat and referral business.

Managing all facets of my Independent Contractor business, including sales and self-marketing, equipment purchasing, financial bookkeeping, assistant hiring/training, and networking.

Demonstrating expertise in digital photography processes, equipment, and methods as well as photo evaluation and editing.

My years of experience as an Independent Contractor in the photography business, combined with my steadfast commitment to top-notch quality and production and client service excellence, have prepared me to provide an outstanding photography service to you, should you choose to use my services.

I look forward to hearing from you to further discuss your needs, and my qualifications, in more detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Sharona Patel