Knowledgebase Articles for Freelancers

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance is one of those phrases that makes faces glaze over. We know the looks all too well. It’s a combination of “what are you talking about?” and “this is boring” all at the same time. But here at Dinghy, we want to help you get past those blank expressions – because you need to know about professional

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The different types of freelancer

At Dinghy, we know that no one fits into a box. Not one person is average, and everyone has their unique quirks. But when working, most of us are creatures of habit, and that is no different for freelancers. We all have our routine for work. Some of us work to the clock, while some of us must fit freelancing

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How to increase rates without losing clients

“Know your worth, and then add tax”. Have you seen those slogan t-shirts doing the rounds on Instagram? We’re not usually ones for sharing inspirational quotes, but this struck a chord with us – because it’s the ideal message for freelancers, who all too often undervalue themselves and their skills. And so the idea for this article was born…how to

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Do freelancers need insurance?

Business insurance? But I’m just a freelancer! Oh, there’s no such thing as “just” a freelancer. Freelancers contribute £145 billion per year to the UK economy, and the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) reported in 2019 that “productive and dynamic” freelancers play a “vital role in the economy”, giving businesses access to “invaluable flexible expertise”. However, this is something

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The top 10 website builders for freelancers

Did you catch our blog last month on the best free sites for freelancers? We pulled together a list of free websites that should help make your job as a freelancer a bit easier. When planning this blog at Dinghy HQ, we also thought it would be useful to include a free website builder, and we quickly realised that there

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Freelancer News May: Lockdown measures eased

With all the wind, rain, hail, and sleet that we’ve had, you’d be forgiven for thinking that November had just passed. But no, that was May. Here’s our roundup of freelancer news from the wettest May on record, the month that we spent downing pints in downpours and desperately refreshing the NHS vaccine page to see if it was our

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Tips for getting more referrals as a freelancer

Is there any greater email of joy than the one that says “I heard about your work from…”? Not only is this the start of a journey with a brand-new client – and all the excitement and reward that comes with that – but the recommendation has come from someone else. We freelancers absolutely love getting referrals. They’re good news

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Freelancer insurance FAQ’s

What’s the meaning of life? Do fish ever get thirsty? Where do all the teaspoons go? We don’t have the answer to every question, but when it comes to business insurance for freelancers, we like to think we know our stuff. In fact, if the Dinghy team ever got invited on Mastermind, that would be our specialist subject. So pull

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