Edward Woodcock

Edward has been a technologist for over a decade, with the bulk of his experience in building software for the insurance and e-commerce markets. Having been a freelancer for over three years, Ed has directly gone through the biggest pains that most freelancers experience and knows first-hand what concerns them. This established in him a passion to solve these freelancer worries and improve their lives, so in 2017 he co-founded getdinghy.com, a B-Corp (pending) insurance provider that specialises in freelancer insurance.

What insurance do I need as a freelancer?

As a freelancer, you can make mistakes that cost your client’s money. You can insure this risk with professional indemnity insurance. If you meet with clients, work in a shared work space, or interact with anyone else while working, (waitresses, taxi drivers etc.), then you’ll need public Liability insurance. It covers you if you do something that accidentally harms them

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How much is freelance insurance?

How much is insurance for freelancer? Less than you think! From 25p a day we can provide professional indemnity insurance of £100,000 each claim. Our average freelancer pays less than £18 per month. Of course, the price depends on your level of coverage and your own situation. Every customer has different needs. Our most popular limit for freelancers is £1,000,000

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Announcing multi-trade support

It’s something that we pride ourselves on at Dinghy, that we listen to our customers, and move fast to respond to their needs. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our support for multiple professions. Did you know? Since we launched this feature, 33% of new customers have been multi-profession. When we first launched Dinghy, we’d put a lot of thought

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Is there a Dinghy refer a friend scheme?

Is there a Dinghy refer-a-friend scheme? Yes there is indeed! It’s a great way to supplement your income. Find out more here. What’s the reward for referring a friend? When you refer a friend and they buy a policy, after their third successful monthly payment both you and your friend are each eligible for £15 worth of either Amazon or

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How to supplement your income using your Dinghy referral page

Back in July of this year, we announced the launch of our proof-of-policy pages, which is a fantastic tool to prove to your clients in realtime that your business is insured. But did you know that this page also functions as a referral page from which can earn you vouchers to spend either at Amazon* or John Lewis / Waitrose†?

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Best Cafes to Work From in Bristol

As former freelancers ourselves at Dinghy, we understand the importance of getting yourself out of the house from time-to-time, away from the luring procrastinations of doing laundry or finally cleaning that little spot in the kitchen. That’s why we’re running a series of blogs of the best cafes for freelancers to work in each major city around the UK. Having

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Best Cafes to Work From in London

Being a freelancer affords you a lot of flexibility. Unlike the average desk worker, you aren’t always tied to one location. Instead, you can choose to work from just about anywhere you please. Most freelancers do prefer to stay and work from home, but on the days that you’d appreciate a change of scenery, or if you’re visiting London, here’s

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5 ways that you’re much better off with Dinghy

(And why we’re unlike any other insurance company) Having been founded and built by freelancers for freelancers, we have directly addressed the issues that have really irked us about insurance. This has meant we’ve rethought and redesigned the entire process in ways you will not have seen for business insurance before: 1) Turn your insurance on and off Dinghy is the

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome as a Freelancer [Pt 1]

This is part-one of a multi-part series on Impostor Syndrome. As a B Corp we are committed to improving the lives of our customers. We have therefore created this series on overcoming one of the most frequently raised issues by freelancers. It’s a very common experience which can have a real impact on freelancer earnings. This series aims to alleviate the

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