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Why you are spending too much on Equipment and Supplies

As a freelance writer you need particular equipment and supplies to succeed. At the same time, you don’t want to blow all your profits on these expenses. After all, this is supposed to be a relatively cheap career. Believe it or not, I am friends with a few freelance writers who have every “toy” you could possibly imagine. Their offices have more technology and related items than I knew existed. I don’t want to say that they are wrong for buying all of these items. In fact, if they can afford it all that is a good thing. With that being said, it is important for new freelance writers to realize that this is not a path they have to follow.

Some freelance writers spend too much on equipment and supplies because they don’t know what they need. They buy, buy, buy and never seem to get what they want. Instead of doing this, why not write down what you need and then stick to this for the time being? As long as you have what you need to continue forward you are in good shape. There is no point in going overboard; especially if you are buying items that you do not necessarily need.

Do you believe that more equipment means a better chance of success? If so, you are both right and wrong. Yes, you need the right setup to achieve success while feeling comfortable day in and day out. But if you think that a super high powered computer is going to land you new clients, you are mistaken. When it comes down to it, you are in charge of selling yourself as a freelance writer – not your home office or what is in it.

You will know if you are spending too much on freelance writing equipment and supplies. If you get this feeling, tone it back for a bit. This doesn’t mean you should stop spending money, just get a grip on what you are doing. 

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