Jack Lewis

Spring statement 2022: the key highlights for freelancers

We know that our freelancers have been hit recently by the rising costs of living and many will have kept a close eye on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring statement “mini budget” to see if he was going to deliver any help and support. If you missed it, here are the headlines so you can see what key changes have been

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Freelancer goals: how to work more flexible hours

Workin’ 9-5, what a way to make a livin’! We just love a blast of Dolly here at Dinghy HQ. Partly because, well, she’s awesome. And partly because it reminds us of one of the best things about freelancing – the freedom to break out of the rat race of “office hours” and to set your own schedule. Many people

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Does a freelance developer need insurance?

Freelancing is a great career move as a developer. It lets you opt-out of crunch culture and choose a better work-life balance. As a freelance developer, you can set your own work hours, pick the projects you want to work on, and demand a fee that matches your level of experience, training and skill. But a move to freelancing should

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Freelancer inspiration: our top 10 favourite marketing campaigns

When you’re a creative freelancer, there can be days when inspiration is hard to come by. Writer’s block, artist’s block, designer’s block – we’ve all experienced it from time to time. Rather than staring at a blank page or screen, we have some tried-and-tested sites we turn to to try and seek freelance inspiration. While browsing one of our top

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Freelancer News November

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….yes, we’ve got the advent calendars on stand-by, the Christmas decorations waiting in the wings, and the present-buying has commenced. It’s time to say goodbye to November and welcome in advent. December can be a busy month for freelancers as you gear up to try and get all those projects finished before the

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The best photographers for freelancers to get inspiration from

Does a picture really speak a thousand words? Well, we wouldn’t want to pit our photographers against our copywriters like that. But there’s no denying that there’s a particular power in the visual: images have the ability to calm us, to excite us, to transport us across the world. Everyone’s life can be better with a few more photos in

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How to retire early when working as a freelancer

Welcome to the next in our series of articles on freelancer goals – where we look at the big-picture strategic targets that you might be working towards as a freelancer and think about how to make them happen for you and your business. So far in this series, we’ve explored how to grow your work as a freelancer and how

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Freelancer News October: the Autumn Budget 2021

So, spooky season has been and gone and the smell of bonfires and toffee apples lingers in the air. Here at Dinghy HQ, we’re still trying to get our heads around the clock change, and the fact that it’s dark at 5pm has us wanting to hibernate for the rest of the winter. But of course, there’s no rest for

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