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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 to truly enjoy your downtime as a freelancer when clients are quiet

Nov 27, 2020

It’s oh so quiet…shhh…shhh…it’s oh so still. A classic Bjork song, but we sure as hell don’t like it when it happens to us freelancers. Forgive us for saying this because we like a break as much as the next person, but haven’t we had a little too much downtime this year?!  One of the features of 2020 is that it has tended

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5 reasons why you shouldn’t retrain if you’re a freelance creative

Nov 18, 2020

It’s not often that the internet agrees on anything. So it was quite something that the whole country united to defend poor ‘Fatima’, when an ill-thought out government advert suggested that she should retrain from her job as a ballet dancer to a career in ‘cyber’.  The advert and its messaging angered people working in the arts and creative industries because

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Why freelancer numbers have fallen in 2020 (and why you shouldn’t let it put you off)

Nov 18, 2020

For years, we’ve been celebrating the steady increase in the number of freelancers in the UK. It became an increasingly attractive and popular way to work – the promise of flexible hours, a varied portfolio of jobs, good work-life balance and a high degree of autonomy drew people out of traditional jobs and into freelancing in greater and greater numbers. But

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