Agency Worker Regulations (AWR): What is AWR?

Agency Workers Regulations aim to combat discrimination of people who work for employment agencies, by stating that agency workers should be no less favourably treated in pay and working time than their full-time counterparts, who do the same work. Similar to IR35, the guidance is designed to ensure fair treatment of contractors and freelancers, and ensure that … Read more

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first  stepped into the light. The question came about as a result of a five dollar bet over highballs, and it  happened this way:  Alexander Adell and Bertram Lupov were two of the faithful … Read more

4 ways to make Your Business More Sustainable

Businesses of all sizes are becoming more aware of their impact on the world. Business sustainability is now a primary focus for organisations across industries, as companies focus on long-term profitability and cut their carbon footprints. Additionally, consumers are becoming more aware of how businesses treat the environment, which has forced businesses to take action. … Read more

Guide to the gig economy

The gig economy is the rising labor market that hires temporary, contracted workers instead of traditional employees. Companies are outsourcing tasks to already-trained, nonbenefited workers, and workers have a chance to work for multiple companies in temporary positions and quick gigs or to fulfill ongoing work. There are a lot of mixed feelings about the … Read more

9 tips on how to become a freelance video editor

Do you frequently take videos with your camcorder and then edit them yourself to post on YouTube? And after editing some videos, you find yourself being somewhat skilful in editing videos now. In case you need some additional income, you can offer your video editing services online. It is easy to offer video editing services … Read more

How to make a good first impression on a potential client

For freelancers, connecting with people can be difficult. However, creating a good first impression will help grow your brand, make a name for yourself, and help you to make money. With that being said, it’s important to be on top of your game when it comes to standing out to a potential employer. If you’re … Read more

5 biggest challenges of freelancing and how to deal with them

Freelancing comes with a lot of perks. You can work from the comfort of your home. You can avoid traveling and getting stuck in traffic jams. You don’t have to call the HR every time you are late for work. And you get to be your boss (even though some clients can be quite bossy).  … Read more

How to write project briefs for freelancers: 6 things to consider

Freelancers can be a very powerful workforce. When you decide to work with a freelancer, you get to choose the best of the best. However, without specific points on what are the obligations of the freelancers during your cooperation, the process can get complicated. Make your projects less tiring and plan your project ahead of … Read more

The ultimate guide to fitness for freelancers

Working as a freelancer sounds liberating to most people. You can work at your own hours and on your own terms. But working as a freelancer has its own challenges. You will face many distractions. You will have to handle a lot of things other than the work. And your work life balance will seem … Read more

Freelancers consistently overwork and undercharge

Being a freelancer is great. We know that. You know that. But sometimes it’s worth digging a little deeper, worth finding out what makes you – and your fellow freelancers – tick. For that reason, Dinghy recently embarked upon the inaugural ‘Freelancing in 2020: State of the Industry’ survey. After all, what better time is … Read more