Money Money Money…MONEY

old computer

 

Maybe I started the wrong time to turn my photography into a business. I mean, it’s pretty tough to do when you are broke. My biggest issue right now, despite needing new business cards and a new lens (always more lenses, always), I really need a new computer.

My current computer is a Compaq laptop that’s about 5 years old. It overheats, goes really slow sometimes and the coloring is completely off so all my photo edits look like shit when I look at them on my work computer. This is incredibly frustrating to spend hours editing and have to toss it all, over and over again.

I think I want to get a MacBook Pro but that may be a far reach for me right now. I figure I can start to save up money from my shoots and maybe at least be able to put a big downpayment on one. It seems insane to even do this when we have such money problems but I can’t continue building my business without upgrading at this point.

I figure, my photography work isn’t what I consider a 2nd job, it’s something I’m building to potentially be something real in the future. If I don’t put some money towards my photography it’s never going to be able to get anywhere.

Sometimes we have to push ahead further than we think we can manage to get where we need to be. That or I need to find a sugar daddy or momma.

6 Comments

  1. Amanda

    August 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

    If you find yourself one of those sugar daddies, ask if he has a friend

  2. jen

    August 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    you can get cards done at staples for pretty cheap, I made some with my own picture! Girl, just do it, go for it, do what you love and it will come to you, believe! =) I personally would love another lens and stuff but heck, I am jobless! oy!

    1. Robin

      August 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      @jen, I really like getting moo cards and I think they are pretty cheap. I hope to figure out this computer thing in the next 2 weeks.

  3. Shelli

    August 12, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Maybe it’s not feasible or possible, so don’t hate me if it isn’t, but could you get a small business loan?

    1. Robin

      August 24, 2010 at 8:11 am

      @Shelli, I doubt it, with our finances right now I don’t even think we could get any credit.

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