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Freelance Advice

It can be daunting flying solo. So, it's a good job we're here with plenty of useful advice plus stories straight from the horse's mouth.

You'll find helpful info on what insurance freelancers need, the pros and cons of being your own boss, and self-employed rules and regs.

Why insurance is a clever step for dance teachers

A compensation claim for injury, damage or alleged poor teaching can easily leave you dancing to someone else's tune. Dance teacher insurance can help.

Is it worth going into IT contracting? Or better to stay employed?

If you're thinking of jacking in your perm job and going into IT contracting, there's plenty of demand. But there's a few things to think about too.

Impact of long working hours on IT professionals and ways to cope with stress

IT professionals work extremely long hours. How is this affecting their health and daily lives? And how can they manage stress?

IT Contractor Q&A: Tom Pettigrew

Tom Pettigrew discusses life as an IT Contractor. Running your own IT business has its rewards and challenges as a profession and in work-life balance.

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Copyright architectural drawings : how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?

A guide to photography competitions

Are photography competitions worth it? You be the judge with our guide to what photography competitions there are and what you need to do to enter.

Photographers trade associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers - but are they worth joining?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

How to protect your photos online

The internet makes it easy for photographers to share images but how do you protect your photos online? Copyright, backup, and some insurance won't hurt

Becoming a wedding photographer: the stats behind the snaps

The statistics behind the snaps. Find out what it takes to become a wedding photographer, from capturing the moment to taking care of business.

What is a photo release form?

Protecting your intellectual property is an essential part of every professional photographer's business. Photo release forms can help - here's our guide.

Videographer Q&A: PureMotion

Josh from PureMotion talks us through what it takes to start and run a videography business, and gives his best advice for newbies thinking of doing it too