Productivity takes on a whole new meaning when you start freelancing. A survey by Vouchercloud suggested that the average UK office worker is productive for just 2 hours 53 minutes of their standard 9-5! But when you’re self-employed, every second is precious – because if you’re not working, you’re not earning. Making the most of your working hours and ensuring …Read more
Freelancer, sole trader, contractor or employee: What are the pros and cons?
When you’re setting up solo, there’s a lot of new lingo to learn. Words that you previously took for granted that you understood – like freelancer – suddenly need to be backed up by the business know-how to understand the technical differences between different types of self-employment. Should I be a contractor or a freelancer? A sole trader or a …Read more
What insurance cover should I consider as a freelance writer?
We know that as a freelance writer, self-employed business insurance might fall down your list of priorities. You’d rather concentrate on the words – not worry about the “what ifs” of a freelancer lifestyle – but as a creative professional, you’ve also got to understand the risks that you’re taking on when you produce written content for clients. Freelancing is …Read more
10 of the best outdoor working spaces in London for freelancers
The days are longer, the sun is shining (sometimes) and we know that when the great British summertime arrives, you have to be ready to grab it with both hands. Working al fresco is the perfect way to soak up some Vitamin D while still making sure you plough through that freelance to-do list. Whether you need a spot for …Read more
Freelancing clients as characters from Bridgerton: Season 2
Last year, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the nation became hooked on a little Netflix show called Bridgerton. It’s fair to say we became a bit obsessed at Dinghy HQ, so we decided to write a blog about it – and people loved it. You might say it was the talk of the ton. So, this social season, …Read more
Why buy a freelancer insurance policy with Dinghy?
You already understand why you need insurance cover for your freelance business. The peace-of-mind, financial security and reassurance to clients, makes getting business insurance cover for your freelancing career a no-brainer. Business insurance means you’re protected and professional. But why is a Dinghy policy the right choice for you – and hundreds of other freelancers like you? In this blog, …Read more
10 tips to be a greener freelancer in 2022
Hello, freelancers and Happy Earth Day. Yes, 22nd April is the day where people all over our beautiful blue and green planet celebrate all things Mother Nature and pledge to do their bit to help the environment. The theme this year is “invest in our planet” – and the Earth Day team are calling for businesses, governments and citizens to …Read more
What insurances should a freelance photographer have?
Whether your thing is weddings, family portraits, product photography or photojournalism, we here at Dinghy love supporting freelance photographers and keeping them snap-happy. While, most of the time, life as a freelance photographer is picture-perfect, there’s always the chance that things can go wrong – unhappy clients, studio mishaps or tech troubles to name just a few. That’s why we …Read more
Why it’s important to get insurance as a freelancer
When I talk about my job I like to focus on the exciting bits. People always want to know about what it’s like to write a book, speak at events or have the ability to work from anywhere in the world. And as much as I shout about the creative fulfilment I get from work, the reality is some aspects …Read more