A quick way to earn equipment is to hire some. and put it in your cost under gear hire.
That was the principle of how I started getting gear.
I bought a rebel (baack in the day) and when i had gigs, I hired the 35mm and the 70-200. (get great results)
Then when i bought the 35mm, the 70-200, i started hiring 7d’s (ill get even better results)
Then when i bought the 7d and I started hiring the most beautiful glass like Zeiss Prime lenses mmmm.
and when I bought more gear, i now play with a 5d Mkiii and i’m happy at this place for a while.