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When to Invest in your Freelance Writing Career

One of the biggest benefits of working as a freelance writer is that the costs are low. It does not take a lot of money to start a freelance writing career, and the same holds true as the years go by. Even though your expenses will not be large, there are times when investing in your career is the right thing to do. Do you know when to pull out your checkbook and reinvest some of the money you have been making?

1. When you need new equipment. If you need a computer, printer, or anything else for your office be sure to purchase it right away. The equipment and supplies that you use are essential to your overall success – don’t skimp in this area.

2. When you need help. There is nothing wrong with spending a few dollars to buy the latest version of Writer’s Market, or to hire a website designer. Everybody needs help at some point in time. When your time comes don’t be afraid to part with some money to get what you need.

3. When you need to market your services. There are some ways that you can market your freelance writing services for free. On the other hand, you may have to spend some money on this from time to time. This includes both query letters and online marketing. Even though you are spending money in the long run you are giving yourself the chance to earn it back, plus much more.

You may not want to spend money on your career everyday, but the three situations above call for some sort of investment.

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