Ben Wilks

Ben Wilks has worked in insurance and technology for over 12 years. Having seen the trouble freelancers had getting insurance to suit their unique lifestyle he set about solving it. Ben is passionate about business as a force for social good. When not making insurance better, Ben spends his time on water, whether liquid or snow state. In 2017 he co-founded getdinghy.com, a B Corp (pending) insurance provider that specialises in freelancer insurance.

The Importance of Freelancer Contracts

Freelancing is the creative’s dream; being your own boss lets you manage your own time, cherry-pick projects and choose your clients. It also allows you to enjoy a healthy work/life balance that many agency and in-house creatives don’t get. This work/life balance should ensure that you don’t have to compromise on the quality of your work. However, there are responsibilities

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Freelancer procrastination and how to help yourself

Procrastination is a malady suffered by many, which is only made worse by being in charge of your own time – i.e. a freelancer. Throughout education, we’re compelled to be productive. The constant threat of consequence – for missing homework, turning up late, habitual social media use during class hours – hangs over our heads, giving some strong external motivation

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Freelancers strike back: Saying “no” to free work

It’s a scenario that will be all-too-familiar to many freelancers. You’re having a promising email exchange back and forth with a new client. The job sounds like an interesting one, you already have tonnes of ideas about how to approach it and you feel like this client is a good fit. Then the discussion turns to rates. “Ah!” says the

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Dinghy affiliates programme now live

If your customers need insurance, we got it Another week, another shipped new feature. ??? This week we have got some great news if you’ve ever wanted to partner up with Dinghy. Today we launch our affiliates programme, and it’s packed with best in class features to ensure you, your communities and customers have everything they need. Welcome to the crew

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Virtual Assistants

Protect your work, protect your business, protect your customers. Thank you so much to everyone that took part in our survey, you really have helped us shape a better insurance package for Virtual Assistants. We have taken all the results submitted and created the perfect package to enable you to do your work with the knowledge that you are covered.

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Dinghy on Producthunt

Happy hunting….. It is with some relief that today we “hunted” ourselves on Product Hunt. We launched Dinghy back in January and since then we have been busy refining and improving our product whilst welcoming our founder members. Now after 10 weeks we are ready to launch ourselves on Product Hunt, it’s been an intense couple of months! There were some

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Freelancer Assist

Don’t just be the best player, change the game entirely In January we released the worlds first flexible business insurance product. Fully on demand insurance to suit the growing on demand workforce. For the first time ever freelancers, contractors and the self employed could turn their insurance on and off to fit their lifestyle. Not happy with just one world

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