According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics , 63 percent of photographers were self-employed in 2010. The BLS also states that videographers make of 17 percent of the video editing industry and that many of them are freelancers.
63% of photographers were self-employed in 2010.
Those numbers are likely to rise as two major sectors of freelance photography and videography — the wedding industry and contract photojournalism — continue to boom. But whether you've been riding the celebration tide for years or you're just now making the transition from staff journalist to freelancer, one fact remains:
You are responsible for purchasing your own small business insurance plan.
As a self-employed photographer or videographer, you may be tempted to overlook your need for business insurance. It's just you and your gear, after all. But those two things — your person and your camera — are well worth protecting with small business insurance.
This eBook will guide you through the process of identifying and mitigating your business's risk by exploring the following:
Read on to learn how small business insurance can protect you.
Next: Chapter 1: Small Business Insurance Basics for Photographers and Videographers