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Should you Spend Money on Freelance Writing Related Items?

I have always said that every freelance writer needs to treat their career as a business. Of course, this leads to many questions. One of the most important is whether or not you should spend money on freelance writing related items? These items can include everything from a new computer to a corner desk to memberships that may help advance your career.

There is no easy way to answer this question. The first thing that you must do is consider your income and budget. If you have enough money to buy an item that you need, you will want to consider moving forward. But if you are tight on cash and your income has been slow, you will be better off doing without for the time being.

But before you jump the gun and head to the store, you need to think about two words: want and need. You may want to buy a new computer, but the question is: do you really need one? These two words should come to mind anytime you are thinking of making a large purchase. Even though I earn a decent freelance writing income, I only buy the items that I absolutely need. For instance, I only upgrade my computer when it is absolutely necessary. I purchased my current desktop unit about 18 months ago, and it is my hopes that it stays in good shape for at least another couple years. This doesn’t mean that I cannot afford a new computer, but when it comes down to it, this is not something that I absolutely need.

You should most definitely spend money on freelance writing related items that you need. This is especially true for those of you just joining the industry. It is important to have all the items that you need to give yourself the best chance of early success.

Keep this one tip in mind: when shopping for any item related to your freelance writing career, ask yourself if it is a want or a need. If you absolutely can’t do without an item and have the money on hand, consider moving forward with the purchase.

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