Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Bee



591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109


Topic # 48886 17-Nov-2009 10:31
Send private message

Hi all,

Im considering offering my services to fix and service peoples PCs as a secondary income for a bit of extra money...

Does anyone out there have any ideas of the best way to go about this or perhaps haver an existing company that requires an extra person for evenings and weekends...


I know its a very saturated market which is why Im not considering it full time, but surely I can get in on a small piece of the action?

Create new topic

xpd

Runnin' and Gunnin'
8149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1043

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 273779 17-Nov-2009 10:58
Send private message

I was running my own business doing PC repairs, saturated isnt the word for it :)

Advertise in your local paper, letter drop, advertise in local store Windows etc....

I still have my business officially but have gone back to fulltime work - only advertising I do is word of mouth, website, and listings in nocowboys.co.nz/finda.co.nz - get the odd local job here and there..

Just make sure that what youre charging is fair to yourself... you may keep your costs low but if youre having to travel to the client then there goes any profit into gas etc... I keep my fees low but the customer has to bring the PC to me.




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 68/13  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 274059 17-Nov-2009 22:31
Send private message

Contact P C World forums (nz).Pretty helpful bunch.

 
 
 
 


Bee



591 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109


  Reply # 274135 18-Nov-2009 09:23
Send private message

I dont need help, I want to help others - by going around to their house, fixing their computer then charging them money for it...

If I ever need help with anything I come here - geekzone forums - very helpful people here too! :)



1518 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 230

Trusted

  Reply # 274137 18-Nov-2009 09:36
Send private message

You could try differentiating yourself - aim for a different market. Try the retired generation - they use computers etc to stay in touch with their kids.
Give a generous seniors discount, be patient, speak slowly and concisely - it's still new fangled technology to many of them.
Offer your services to Senior-Net, or night schools that teach computing classes. These oldies have an amazing word-of-mouth network, so once you have a good rep, you may find that business will roll in.




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31


Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network
Posted 10-Aug-2017 17:55


REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024
Posted 10-Aug-2017 16:05


Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees
Posted 10-Aug-2017 15:49


New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud
Posted 10-Aug-2017 09:56


New Zealanders wary of wearable biometrics: Unisys
Posted 9-Aug-2017 09:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.