If it were me, I would wait a bit longer, get myself properly seated on this ride named Fiverr, test the waters across several months, invest time in perfecting my craft with the tools I already have, especially since you’ve already invested in gear.
I know the enthusiasm of getting newmore gear after quickly glancing at a treasure is very big. But I would first secure my “tentacles” on all corners of the treasure before doing that, otherwise you risk seeing someone else grabbing the treasure you just found, and you’ll remain with a lot of gear in your tentacles hands
But when is the time right to get more, to upgrade yourself? Well:
sometimes, although rarely, your clients will expressly tell you that “you work is awesome, you should get some gear to provide That Thing as well” , or if you fancy the negative side of things: “rather poor quality, seller could needs to upgrade their gear”
other times your gear will become all rusty and act fishy, which would make a good opportunity to upgrade instead of getting the same gear
you might even get a huge order, more than you would’ve ever thought of, which would make it a great opportunity to grab some more gear, or just upgrade
However, you will obtain a solid ground to base your decisions (regarding whether to get more gear, upgrade old gear, keep freelancing or switch careers) after months of good & consistent sales, or better yet, after a full year when you’ll have seen the pattern of how people buy from you on holidays, in periods of low money due to paying taxes, on vacation days, before starting school, and all that
– NOTE: all that I’ve said is based on the fact that Freelancing has a lot of ups & downs, and requires you to put a lot of hard work to make it work in the long run; it’s not a regular day job, and you’re also your own boss, which not everyone can deal with