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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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Top 10 mistakes freelancers make when starting out

Starting your own business can seem like a daunting process, but it’s actually relatively easy to do. In fact, some people start businesses almost by accident. The hard part isn’t starting a business; the hard part is running it successfully. Freelance life is unpredictable, and quite often, your business can take a completely different route to the one you expected.

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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 build a network of trusted partners

In our article about how freelancers can compete with agencies, we mentioned the benefits of having trusted partners. Being able to recommend good suppliers or co-ordinate a team of specialists will help you win bigger projects and deliver the full-service that clients get from an agency. Rather than waiting until a client asks, it’s a good idea to be proactive

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How to get the best out of networking

No matter how good you are at what you do, you won’t make any money unless you have clients. To win clients, you need to market yourself. Different marketing techniques work for different people, but networking can be a brilliant way of getting yourself known and building the right connections. If the thought of being stuck in a room full

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What’s your USP?

In the competitive world of freelancing, it’s not enough to just say you are better than the competition; you need to show why you are better. What makes you different? What is your unique selling proposition, your USP? Are you faster, cheaper, more reliable? Is your product bigger, healthier, easier to use, higher-quality, better for the environment, longer lasting? Having

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