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Issues facing freelance writers in 2021: Copyright protection

Some issues that freelancers face are universal — things like getting paid on time, navigating taxes and managing your career. Freelance writing comes with its own challenges, from copyright and contract considerations to libel and slander claims. That’s why our team at Dinghy recently brought together a panel of industry leaders to offer freelance writers …

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Issues facing freelance writers in 2021: Rates & negotiating

Some issues that freelancers face are universal — things like getting paid on time, navigating taxes and managing your career. Freelance writing comes with its own challenges, from copyright and contract considerations to libel and slander claims. That’s why our team at Dinghy, together with Freelancers Union, recently brought together a panel of industry leaders …

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The ultimate business checklist for freelance writers

Whether you’re finally taking the plunge into the world of freelance writing or are a seasoned independent pro, the way you set up – and maintain – your business can have a real impact on the fruits of your labor. From your business structure to business partners, liabilities, and more, there’s a lot to consider …

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I’m a freelance writer: Do I need liability insurance?

For many freelance writers, liability insurance has historically been difficult to find. Mainstream providers often don’t understand your specific cover needs, and most policies aren’t designed with the freelance lifestyle in mind. Here’s the good news – freelance writers can now finally get tailored  professional liability insurance. However, if you’re not sure what limit you need – or even if you need cover at all – there are some important things to consider.  The expensive – and …

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The smartest business move freelance writers can make in 2021

With 2020 officially in the rearview mirror, hopes are running high that 2021 will be a better year all around. As a freelance writer, you can help ensure that’s the case for your business. You may already have a full plate between crafting content, keeping pace with client deadlines and looking for your next gig. …

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5 things freelance writers can get sued for

Thinking about all of the things you could get sued for as a freelance writer is probably dead last on the list of things you actually want to devote brainpower to, or close to it. After all, you have good relationships with the clients and publications you’re working for. Plus, getting hit with a lawsuit …

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The 3 most important things you can do to protect your freelance writing business

Even if your to-do list seems a mile long, taking steps to ensure your freelance writing business is protected from potential liabilities can’t afford to wait. That said, it doesn’t have to be a daunting or time-consuming process. Start with these three steps and you’ll be well on your way to safeguarding your finances and …

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Freelance writer insurance has finally arrived

Freelance writers haven’t had it easy when it comes to finding professional liability protection for risks like libel, defamation, copyright infringement and more — but help (and a whole lot more ‘easy’) has arrived. At Dinghy and NSM Insurance Group, we’re practically jumping out of our life vests with excitement to introduce professional liability insurance …

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