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Freelance

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IT & technology professionals
Do you have what it takes to be a freelance computer technician? Find out what knowledge and technical skills you'll need to be successful in this profession.
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Starting a business

Both sole proprietor and independent contractor are terms that describe self-employed people. Which one applies to your business depends on the taxation structure and your professional relationships...

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IT & technology professionals
Learning how to become an IT consultant can provide numerous opportunities for IT professionals who are interested in starting a business.
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IT & technology professionals
If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career that is in extremely high demand, a job as a security consultant could be a good fit.
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Consulting
A marketing consultant can help businesses improve branding and develop strategies to better reach customers.
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Workers' compensation insurance
Workers’ compensation insurance is required in most states for businesses that have employees. However, in some cases, business owners and workers can be exempt.
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Photo & video professionals

Photographers often need liability insurance and equipment coverage to work at weddings. Though you can purchase coverage for a one-day event, you may want a year-long policy if you frequently shoot...

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Consulting
There are several factors you’ll need to consider to help you start a consulting business, including creating a business plan, addressing risks, and protecting yourself with the right insurance.
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Independent contractors
Learn about the difference between contractors and subcontractors and the types of liabilities that they face.
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Freelance
Being self-employed comes with freedom as well as risks. Learn how freelance business insurance can protect your business no matter your profession.
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IT & technology professionals
Demand for technical writers is high and is projected to keep growing. Find out what education and skills you need to start your own technical writing business.
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IT & technology professionals
Hone your skills to find success and stand out from competitors with your freelance web design business.
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Consulting
The consulting market is crowded, so you'll need to be strategic to find your first clients.
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Consulting
Expanding your market to reach remote clients can lead to lucrative new opportunities, but comes with its own set of challenges.
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IT & technology professionals
Finding new clients as a freelancer can be challenging. There are steps you can take, however, to make it easier.
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