Posts tagged with ‘insurance’

  • Freelancers and LLCs: Not as Much Protection as You Think

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 21, 2014
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    You've probably heard this advice before: to protect yourself professionally, you should set up your freelance writing business as a limited liability company (LLC). The basic idea is that an LLC will protect your personal assets if claims were to arise against your business. But registering your freelance business as an LLC might do little more than give you a […]
  • Getting Insurance for Your Writing Business

    By Jennifer Mattern on August 10, 2012
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    I met with a local State Farm agent recently about getting errors & omissions coverage for my freelance writing, blogging, and publishing services. I received notice this morning that they won't cover my business. The reason? They said their policies don't cover: Freelance Writers Bloggers Publishers Web content developers Website managers / owners Um... okay? We're talking about a kind […]
  • Just One More Reason to Hate Odesk

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 16, 2009
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    Thanks to Thursday Bram for bringing this story to my attention. I don't think it's any secret that I despise oDesk. Why? Because they not only allow, but encourage, clients to cross the employer / client line with their software that lets clients actually watch you work, while you're working from your own machine in your own home, etc. I'm […]
  • Demand Studios Health Insurance – Objective Overview of FlexShield Benefits

    By Yo Prinzel on November 20, 2009
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    You may have recently heard about a Demand Studios health insurance program (a limited benefit medical program). Since Demand Media is the first content mill to offer a health care benefit to freelancers, we are taking a break from normal posting to give you some information about the plan. Pictures below are screen shots from the final information packet available […]