Provide yourself with the Right Freelance Writing Equipment
Are you interested in becoming a freelance writer because of the low startup costs? This is a definite benefit of a career in freelance writing. You donâ€™t want to join the industry for this fact alone, but it is definitely something to keep in mind.
Even though startup costs are low it is important to provide yourself with the right freelance writing equipment. For some, this is already a done deal â€“ they have what they need. For others, this means heading to the store to pick up a few items.
When it comes to freelance writing equipment there are two things you definitely need on your desk: a computer and printer. There is no way around this. Can you imagine working as a freelance writer without a computer? This would be next to impossible. Not to mention the fact that you would be putting yourself at a major disadvantage.
Most aspiring freelance writers already own both a computer and printer. They may have never used it for this purpose, but that does not matter. As long as both are reliable you can move forward with what you have. There is no good reason to rush out and buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment when starting a freelance writing career. This would be a big mistake. You are better off keeping the money for now, and waiting for your career to take off.
Do I need a dedicated phone line? This falls into the freelance writing equipment category. I have a separate line for business, but you should not feel like you have to do the same. In fact, I tell most freelance writers to forget about this when they are starting out. As you begin to earn more money you can think about getting a dedicated line.
If you want to succeed in the freelance writing world you need to provide yourself with the right equipment.Â