I am a 15 year old teenager with a small setup. I have all the basic necessities to do DJing: Controller (getting mixers and turntables is too much for my budget), headphones, dj/speak connection jack, computer, some decent speakers, laptop stand (not sure if I really need this, but it is a nice addition). I also have a ADJ strobe light that I got for $20. Any suggestions about what else I should get in terms of lighting, sound, maybe even DJ equipment? Bear in mind, I have $50 extra to spare. I'm not sure if that will buy a whole lot.
Also, should I first start doing some friend party gigs? Maybe just jump right into putting up fliers? I've heard many different tried and true routes, but I'm posting this up here so that the community itself can make suggestions to people in a similar situation as myself.
Also, if you have any tips for me in general, please post them! I have a few mixes already on soundcloud if you would like to critique my mixing. Look for my June and/or July 2012 mixes (both uploaded by DJ Maxed).