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Resources, articles, guides and definitions for freelancers

Welcome to Dinghy’s freelancer knowledge hub

Here you can find articles, guides and resources about topics relating to freelancing, sole traders and the self-employed. From insurance (for example professional indemnity, public liability or equipment insurance), to running your freelance business and more.

You can also find the most common FAQs answered by Dinghy and an entire dictionary of common terms used in the world of freelancing, insurance and business.

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How could the latest lockdown impact freelancers?

Jan 14, 2021

Gosh that was quite a Christmas, wasn’t it? Although most of us had made scaled-back, low-key festive plans, the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 spreading fast in the south east of the UK scuppered most of what was left of them, with a new Tier 4 being introduced just days before Christmas. Our bubbles were well and truly


A freelancer’s guide to starting the new year right

Dec 31, 2020

Happy new year, freelancers! The fresh start that we all needed is finally upon us, and we’re feeling mixed emotions here at Dinghy: relieved to see the back of 2020, excited for a fresh start, but also anxious about what 2021 has to hold. There are some things – global pandemics, Brexit, mysterious monoliths – that are out of our control.


Why having a blog is essential for freelancers in 2021

Dec 21, 2020

What comes to mind when you think of a blogger? Big sunglasses, floppy hat, wardrobe straight outta Topshop’s AW2020 collection and a perfect selfie pout? An eyelinered indie kid spilling their darkest secrets and favourite emo song lyrics onto livejournal? There’s a few stereotypes of what a blogger is, but none of them really hold true for us here at Dinghy. For some people blogging is a hobby,


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