First time freelance? Buy or get by?

first time freelancer
Does going freelance mean back to the drawing board for your office furniture?

Embarking on the path of the freelancer is one filled with excitement and trepidation. Freeing yourself from the shackles of the 9-5 routine and being your own boss brings with it many freedoms. In addition, it also usually requires a lot of investment.

One thing to consider is whether you are going to use the existing equipment and furniture you have at home or whether you’ll splash out on new gear. Ultimately, that choice will be driven by your budget, but it’s worth looking at the pros and cons of each choice.

Using what you already own

In order to save some money that you can invest elsewhere, you could look at using what you already own. Repurposing equipment can be cost-effective. If you already have a desk in the spare room currently gathering junk, pull it out, dust it down and see if you can use it for your new workspace.

Consider whether there is space for your desktop or laptop for a start – that’s where most of us do the majority of our work. If you have two lamps in your living space, perhaps one of those could double up as a desk lamp.

If you’re lucky enough to be a minimal worker, with little in the way of documentation, administration, filing, extra computer equipment and the rest, using what you already have could be the answer to setting out on your new career without set-up costs.

However, for the majority of people, working from home means not only finding a comfortable space to work but also fitting a lot of stuff into a compact area.

Trading up for new gear

In that case, it might be worth considering some new equipment. Shelling out on a brand-new desk might seem like frivolous expenditure, but if you are going to be spending long hours working at it, it might be just what you need

Buying a new desk that is chosen specifically for its size can free up space in your home and make you less likely to feel that you are encroaching on the family’s space. Choosing add-ons such as pedestal drawer sets give you enough storage for keeping all of your important documentation to hand and in order. Having an ordered workspace will keep you thinking professionally and a new desk can represent your new life as a freelancer.

If you do decide to trade up and replace your old, tired desk for brand-new furniture, make sure to take your time over your decision.

The Linear bench office desks represent excellent value for money. Linear bench office desks are compact but with plenty of space for your computer, stationery and any other equipment you need to hand. Not only that, they are also designed in a contemporary, fresh fashion.

With four subtle colours to choose from, including the increasingly popular white finish, your home workspace won’t feel like a make-do set up. Instead, it will be an inspirational area for you to create, produce and generally do what you do best.

You can view the entire range here and decide what combination of desk and add-ons work best for you, and if you need further advice, our sales team will be happy to answer all your questions.

John

Head of cool things at Office Furniture
Bit of this, bit of that but love cats.

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