At the very least, I encourage consultants to carefully review and understand the terms and conditions before entering into a consulting contract. Consulting contracts are used when the company wants services but does not want to have the obligation to hire an employee (for example. B, salary deductions, benefits, etc.). It is important to understand the differences between an employee and a consultant. Even in a certain area, consultants can specialize even more. For example, a digital marketing consulting firm may have consultants who specialize in SEO coordination, social media advertising, affiliate marketing, and more.