The Techno Savvy Me: Laptop/PC, IPad, Printer, Copier
internet has transformed the manner in which we run businesses
today. Right from building new clients across the globe to
interacting with them and sending them finished work, a stable
internet connection and your own personal computer / laptop
/ iPAD is an extremely important investment, one that
you should not ignore. Many writers prefer to begin writing
by first jotting down rough ideas and thoughts on paper and
later, using a computer to give actual shape to the write-up
in the digital format.
there is a need to keep hard copies of the work done and contracts
signed. You may want to either buy your own small printer
/ copier or have regular access to such a service.
Me, the Entrepreneur: Work Space Setup
you choose to pursue your freelance writing career from home
or office, you will have to bear the cost of renting a
there will be expenditure on setting up and personalizing
your space so that you can work efficiently and produce desired
results including purchasing a good quality computer table
/ work desk, an ergonomic & comfortable chair, a table
lamp, etc. Here are some Essentials
of a Good Writing Space.
Me, the Professional: Travel & Meetings
clients prefer to meet the writer before handing over their
large writing projects. Meeting clients from time to time
to discuss work & pitch for projects involves a fair share
of travelling - one of the reasons why, travel expenses can
be quite high in this field.
Me, the Publicist: Marketing & Promotion
freelance writers don't leave any stones unturned when it
comes to finding work, promoting their business and marketing
their services. Naturally, all this involves expenses.
Some of the
most common marketing costs include - designing, building
& maintaining a website / blog / FB Page, getting business
cards designed & printed, registering with different freelance
writing sites and portals, advertising on other websites,
any other business, freelance writing too requires investments
in terms of time & money.
Having a clear picture of the
ongoing expenses you are likely to incur will help you plan
your revenue model and writing fees accordingly.