Nine essential items every freelancer needs

You’re going to need some kit to make your freelance dream happen, but every penny counts during the early days so streamline your spending and save the designer chair until you’re more established. Here’s what you need…

1. iMac
Get an up-to-date iMac so you can produce excellent work and remember to factor in all the peripherals – including an external hard drive. For around £1,200 / $1,500 you should be able to kit yourself out with a decent basic set-up that you can upgrade as you become more established.

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