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5 surprisingly easy ways to protect your freelance writing business

Whether you’ve been at it as a freelance writer for some time or recently made the switch, protecting your business is vital for building and maintaining your success. Unlike a traditional 9-to-5 job where churning out killer content is priority numero uno, you’re wearing many hats — which means dealing with additional responsibilities like finding …

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8 tips to be a greener freelancer in 2022

Happy Earth Day, freelancers! Yes, today is the day where people all over our beautiful blue and green planet celebrate all things Mother Nature and pledge to do their part to help the environment. The theme this year is “invest in our planet” – calling for businesses, governments and citizens to work together in a …

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The best cafés for freelance writers to work from

One of the main perks of being a freelance writer is the flexibility that comes with being your own boss. For the most part, you get to work when you want, and where you want. Working from a different environment (with proper COVID-19 safety measures) and getting a change of scenery can be the perfect …

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Issues facing freelance writers in 2021: Liability

As a freelancer, you not only need to build your own business, but also build your own business protection. Benefits you’d have available to you if you were on staff somewhere — like health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance — are all important safeguards you should have in place. But what about liability insurance? …

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How to deal with imposter syndrome as a freelance writer

How to deal with imposter syndrome as a freelance writer Any day now they are going to realize that I’m just not that skilled. I don’t deserve to be writing for this client and it’s all going to go catastrophically wrong. I couldn’t possibly raise my rates, because my copy isn’t good enough. I’m not …

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Issues facing freelance writers in 2021: Contract standards

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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Give your freelance writing business a mid-year pulse check

Your freelance writing business is your livelihood, so it’s important to take time to evaluate how things are going to make sure you’re on the right track. We’re just past the mid-way point of 2021 — and it’s the perfect time for a pulse check. How has your year been so far? This can seem …

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Which type of freelance writer are you?

At Dinghy, we know that not all writers will spend their days in a coffee shop, rocking hipster clothes with a slightly disheveled look. Every freelancer has their own quirks and ways of working, and that’s no different for freelance writers. So, what type of freelancer are you? This blog looks at the different ways …

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