For Freelancers

Worry-free freelancer payroll

Freelancers help you grow your business, but juggling payroll and paperwork can get overwhelming, fast. With Gusto, you can easily onboard new hires, send and track payments, and payroll and tax filings are fully automated. Plus, you only pay for contractors in the months you pay them.

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Easy onboarding, fast payments

Freelancer self-onboarding and two-day direct deposit will save you time and money while getting your freelancers paid fast.

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We’re ready to grow with you

Whether you’re a team of two or a team of ten, Gusto is designed to grow as you grow. As you expand, you can easily add employees, upgrade your benefits, and more.


Peace of mind? Piece of cake.

With built-in compliance and automated tax filings, you can rest easy knowing your business is covered and payroll is done right.

90% of Gusto businesses find it easy to manage and pay contractors domestically and internationally

– Techvalidate survey, 2022

“I appreciate being able to have the contractors fill out their own paperwork and that Gusto handles all tax and tax reporting.”

– Miranda Johns, CEO of Hope in Healing LLC

83% of our businesses feel Gusto helps them stay on top of compliance and changing tax requirements.

– Techvalidate survey, 2022

Freelancer self-onboarding

Grow your business without growing your admin.

Gusto makes it easier than ever to hire and pay freelancers. Invite new hires to upload their W-9s and bank info and opt-in to electronic 1099 delivery. We’ll file with federal and state agencies and send out 1099s and at the end of the year—at no extra cost. Your contractors will love knowing where to find all their info come tax time, and you can rest easy knowing Gusto handles the hard stuff.

Domestic & international

Hire the talent you need, no matter where they call home.

With Gusto, you can manage your team abroad as easily as your team back home. Contractors get paid in their home currency with the click of a button, and there’s no need to juggle multiple accounts or transfer services. With support in all 50 states and 120 countries and counting, we’ve got you covered.

Flexible, transparent pricing

Get what you pay for, and then some.

Every Gusto plan includes freelancer payroll for one low, per-person fee. You get perks like unlimited payments, direct deposit, tax filing, and pay stubs with no extra fees to set up or file 1099s. We even have a Contractor Only plan for businesses without W-2 employees. When you’re ready to grow, adding employees, and even benefits, is a breeze. Plus we only charge you for contractors in the months you pay them.

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