Knowledgebase Articles for Freelancers

Insurance jargon: What do ‘claims made’ and ‘retroactive cover’ mean?

It’s sometimes said that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. But when it comes to insurance cover for the self-employed and freelancers, it’s more or less the opposite. Especially when we’re talking about the likes of retroactive cover, policy hibernation, and the concept of a “claims made” policy. We know you probably don’t want to spend valuable working time

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Christmas gifts for the freelancers in your life

It’s that time of year. The time to produce festive, on-brand content. The time for giving gifts, spending time with loved ones, and eating your own weight in mince pies. The odds are high that you’re either reading this on or very close to Christmas Day (and if you are, take a long, hard look at yourself) or after, so

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And the winner is…: A guide for freelance film writers

Getting noticed this Awards Season as a writer It doesn’t matter whether you’re channelling your inner Pauline Kael or you think you’ve got what it takes to become the next André Bazin – as a freelance film writer getting noticed for your writing skills and on-point criticism during awards season is almost as difficult as winning one of the little

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The General Election: Promises made to freelancers

Has there ever been a General Election with more riding on the outcome than the one taking place on 12th December 2019? Arguably not. One item has dominated the agenda more than anything else. No, not the £2bn pothole fund. We’ll give you a clue. It rhymes with ‘exit’. But we’re not here to discuss the future of our place

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How to start out as a freelance Graphic Designer

A picture paints a thousand words, as the old cliché goes. If you are visually and aesthetically inclined, there’s a good chance you’ve searched online for tips on how to become a graphic designer a few times before. In fact, that’s probably what got you here in the first place. If you’re just starting out as a freelance designer, you’ve

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How to become a sound engineer

Ever wanted to know how to become a sound engineer? Luckily for you, you’re in the right place! This blog will provide all (ok, most) of the information about sound engineering that you’ll ever need. So you can answer the question, what does a sound engineer do? From guidance on a sound engineer salary to tips on how to become

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IR35: What do freelancers need to know?

The big question Life is full of big questions. Is free will an illusion? How do we define consciousness? How many steps do I really need to take in a day? Is my collapsible coffee cup really saving the planet – or just aiding Starbucks’ profitability? What exactly is IR35? We can’t help much with the first few, but we

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