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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 use an insurance broker?

Don’t pick up the phone to that do-it-all, household-name insurer just yet. There are compelling reasons to use an insurance broker instead.

Insurance for copywriters explained

The pen is mightier than the sword, right? Sure is. Until things go wrong. If that happens, insurance for copywriters is a much better bet.

Management consultants’ insurance explained

We all know what can happen to best-laid plans. Here's how management consultants' insurance can help if a client doesn't see the cunning in yours.

The difference between freelancers and subcontractors

Freelancer or subcontractor? What's the difference? Does it matter? It does if you use either and want to call on your professional indemnity insurance.

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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.

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