I know, I know it’s too early to talk about gift ideas or even about the holiday season… and yet, you should be starting a wish list ASAP: What about updating your freelancer toolkit with the help of some elves? Or Santa? Or Black Friday? 🙂
Now, you may be thinking that this year’s is going to be the most boring gift-unpacking moment ever, BUT think about how professional your business is going to look like in 2018 AND how much money you’re going to save if you don’t have to buy it all by yourself! Can you imagine having that you always wanted to record your very first podcast or to create an online course with studio quality? Sure, a nice necklace can’t be replaced by a microphone. But you can always ask for a necklace for your birthday, or even buy it yourself with the money you earned with that awesome online course you created!
Besides, there are also very nice gadgets you could be using as a freelancer – or as an excuse for being a freelancer 😉 -, like a nice or an . And they would even count as business expenses!!
6 tips to create your best gift list ever
Convinced? Great! This is what I’d like you to do:
♥ Write down every tool, service or equipment you need (now or in the near future).
♥ Research prices and note them down. You can also use Amazon’s wishlist feature, to avoid losing your gift list!
♥ Write a number near the list items, where 1 is the item you need most but can’t afford right now. These are the gifts you’ll try to receive this year.
♥ Now, if there are some items which are way too expensive to ask Santa to load on his sleigh, like, say, a laptop, you’d better try your luck on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
♥ Don’t limit yourself to physical objects: My last year’s best purchase on Black Friday was a yearly subscription to Bluchic – my favorite WordPress theme brand. I wanted it. I knew I was joining them anyway, so I had to control myself and wait for Black Friday to attack 🙂 – I hope this year they offer a subscription renewal treat as well!!
♥ If you’d like to purchase a yearly subscription to a social media management tool, for example, take the time to test your best candidates before adding it to your wish list. You should consider – not only its price – but also its usability and functions. This post about choosing social media tools may help you take a decision. Don’t forget that there are many free tools for social media!
Take your time to come up with the gift ideas which can help your online business
Can’t you think of anything yet? Think about all the costs you need to have to perform your work in the most professional possible way. For instance, if you aren’t making your own pictures for your site, you’ll probably have noticed by now how expensive stock photos can be. So why not join a yearly subscription to Adobe Stock or Haute Stock (former Haute Chocolate), for instance? By the way, all pics on this post are both from Haute Stock and Adobe Stock.
Are you taking your own photographs? Then, what about upgrading to a ? Or just buy a for your smartphone. And don’t forget online courses! I’m sure there’s more than one course you’ve been willing to join, right?
If you’d like to take advantage of the bargain- and gifts-packed upcoming months to power up your freelancing equipment, feel free to download this basic toolkit for freelancers I created for you – and me! What do you say? Are you going for that necklace, or are you taking your business seriously?
Are you born to freelance?
PS. If you think I’m missing something on the list, leave a comment below!
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