Knowledgebase Articles for Freelancers

Graphic designers: we need you!

Can you design our Christmas card? We know, we know. It’s not even Halloween yet, and here we are mentioning the C-word. But you must have noticed it was coming: the nights are drawing in, there are mince pies on the supermarket shelves and we may have already sneaked one or two of those big tins of chocolates into the

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How to specialise as a freelancer

This blog is the second in our series on freelancer goals – where we take a closer look at strategic, longer-term goals that freelancers have and think about how to make them a reality. Last month, we looked at how you can grow your work if expanding your freelance business is one of your targets. This week, we look at

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Updated tax rules for freelancers delayed until 2024

If you’re a freelancer, you’re probably already familiar with the requirement to complete an Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) each year. This is where you submit information about your freelance income, expenditure and any other earnings to HMRC – the government body that regulates taxation – each financial year. It can be an arduous task, and one that many freelancers put

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Freelancer News September: Planning and preparing

September is a time of new beginnings: the kids head back to school, work returns to full throttle as everyone comes back from their holidays, and the season starts to turn. It’s a time for planning ahead and preparing. That’s especially important this year, as uncertainties around the ongoing impacts of COVID and Brexit continue to have repercussions for the

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The top 10 co-working spaces in London for freelancers

We just love co-working spaces. The smell of coffee, the buzz of brainpower, the faint aura of cool that surrounds everyone in there. Even if you went freelance to escape staff kitchen chat and office politics, there are still times when it’s just nice to work alongside other human beings, particularly after all those months in lockdown isolation. Co-working spaces

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How to grow your work as a freelancer

This is the start of a new series here on the Dinghy knowledgebase where we address the different goals that you might have for your freelancing business, and look at ways to help you get there. It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day, but it’s so important to take time to look at the wider direction of your

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The best TikTokkers for freelancers to follow

TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, and it hit headlines last week when stats suggested that its 700million+ users spend more time watching videos on the app than on YouTube. While TikTok tends to attract a much younger audience than many of the more established social media platforms, we’re here to promise you that it’s not all

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The best playlists to motivate freelancers

Perhaps it’s because the nights are drawing in already, perhaps it’s the return of festivals, perhaps we’re just in a party mood, but we just can’t get enough of music here at Dinghy HQ at the moment. It’s undeniable that some work tasks require complete silence, but for most, we think there’s a playlist out there to suit. And the

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