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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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The 5 biggest mistakes that freelancers make – and how to avoid them

Nov 18, 2022

Mistakes are easy to make. But when you’re starting out as a freelancer, inexperience can lead you into some common traps, which can hamper your progress as a business or cause you stress and delay. In this article, we take a look at the biggest and most common freelancer mistakes, and how to avoid them. Mistake #1: Not having a


What do I do if a client is unhappy with my work?

Oct 25, 2022

It’s a situation every freelancer dreads: a client isn’t satisfied with the way their work has been done. But mistakes and misunderstandings are part of everyday working life and there’s no need to panic. How you respond to the situation makes a big difference.  The best outcome is for you to work with your client to fix mistakes and make


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8 tips for freelancers in the cost of living crisis

Oct 18, 2022

The cost of living crisis is starting to bite. On top of high fuel bills, prices are increasing for food and other essentials. The recent market turmoil means that lots of people are facing increased housing costs too.  It’s a difficult time to be a freelancer. Your income isn’t guaranteed, so you feel vulnerable. If households start to tighten their


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