Have you ever been lured into clicking the “Go Pro” or “Upgrade to Pro” or “Upgrade to Premium” button?
Why would you do that? It costs more for sure. Sometimes much more than the “free” version.
For services like wordpress, Hootsuite, and Canva, there’s a free version and different “pro” plans. If you are using the free version, you only have the basics. You don’t have many of the functions that might really make the products and services “worth the money”.
You can use them. But you are on the “free” plan. Which kinda make you “unserious” about what you do.
Because if you go pro, it’s serious. You will be able to use the services ads-free or unlock many other features, getting more cloud space… all the things a pro would need and do.
When is the time for you to go pro?
I’m not talking about you should buy all the pro plans for the services you are using. Just think about why you would do that in the first place.
Are you serious about what you are doing with them?
Are you sure you want to invest money in something that you are not sure if you want to commit to?
Being a pro is not about how you want to see yourself.
It is about what you do.
I can settle with the free plan with some services because I know I have been trapped in a yearly “pro” plan with them before. And I wasn’t able to commit to the use.
So how about you?
“Go pro” means to commit. With time, energy, emotion, and resources.
Don’t go pro easily with gadgets and software.
Go pro with your attitude with your craft first.
If you are a writer, are you ready to go pro with your writing? Taking on more responsibilities and no matter what you feel, but keeping writing?
If you are a photographer, are you ready to keep training your eyes, learning about the cameras, getting up early in the mornings to take pictures of the empty streets?
Are you ready to commit, and go pro?