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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.

Become a professional photographer and love your job

Our research among professional photographers found an overwhelming majority love their job. So what is it that makes most pro photographers snap happy?

GDPR insurance: your questions answered

Can I buy GDPR insurance? Does my existing insurance cover GDPR fines? Find the answers to these and other GDPR-related questions here.

PSD2 explained

PSD2 is on its way. If you take payments online it'll definitely affect you. Make sure you know how, what and when before it's too late.

Going it alone: self-employed insurance

You might be surprised by how much self-employed insurance you need, considering it's just you. It all depends on what you do, where you do it, and how.

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GDPR for small businesses: what it means for you

We look at GDPR for small businesses: your responsibilities, the new rules on handling data, and what happens if you don't comply.

Changes to IR35 tax rules: public and private sector in the line of fire

IR35 is changing. Whether that's for the better or worse, time will tell. Either way, if you're a contractor you need to know how it affects you.

New data protection regulation: in with GDPR, out with the Data Protection Act

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, comes into effect in May 2018 and your business needs to be ready. Find out why

The Insurance Act 2015 explained

This is one of the biggest changes to insurance since, well, ever: here's The Insurance Act 2015 explained. Or at least, the important bits.

Do sole traders need employers’ liability insurance?

Knowing exactly what sole trader insurance you need can be confusing. Do you need employers' liability insurance? Well, maybe. Find out for sure...

Go Solo: 5 tips from University of Suffolk

Universities. They know a thing or two, don't they? In this case, UCS knows five very good things about what it takes to Go Solo.

Go Solo: 5 tips from Browser Media

Browser Media are our kind of agency. Their nonsense-free approach means everyone knows where they stand. Here's their take on what it takes to Go Solo.

Go Solo: 5 tips from That’s Brave

What does a bonkers creative agency have to say about freelancing? Some surpriingly sober stuff, as it happens. Here's That's Brave on how to Go Solo.