Check out used equipment. You can look at the local hamfests, or many dealers list used equipment on their websites.I saw that, saw the price got excited then realized its just a receiver. I already have a good SDR so I'm looking for a transceiver thats around 100 watts.
So I looked at those kits but the english is terrible. If I up my bitX 7watt 40meter to 40 watts would that be worth it? I'm also going to upgrade my antenna but thats another question, I like building antenna but I have never made one for transmitting.A Kenwood TS520 was and still is a work horse. Usualy they go for around $250 but if you run a want to buy add on QRZ or QTH with an offer of $200. There is a good chance of finding one at that price + a hefty $30-$40 postage. Check the model, some have built in power supplies wile others do not. You say you like building. You might want to give the 7 watt kit a boost with an amplifier. They can be bought for very little from AlieExpress but remember to filter the output with a 40 meter pass band filter.
Yes I plan on upping my lic. in the near future so I'm anticipating that.If you are a Technician Class license all you can operate is CW (Morse code) except on 10 meters. On 10 meters you can also use SSB but the band is not open much at this point in the sunspot cycle.