Making do without the security of an employer means you need all the help and support you can get. Insurance for freelancers helps keep you safe.
Our snappy guide to photographers' insurance explains what insurance photographers need and why, from covering your kit to working on location.
Where do you start with professional insurance? Or finish, come to that? Our guide to what you do and don't need will help you decide.
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.
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You can disaster-proof your set, or try to protect your equipment from damage, but insurance for videographers is essential in case the worst should happen.
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.