by Ruth Wright
If you have a lot of experience with computers and you are willing to work with people to provide excellent customer service, it may be a good idea to set up your own computer repair business. This can be done with very little startup costs and should be relatively easy to get going.
First off, think about the services he will provide. You may specialize in repairing computers, removing viruses, fixing broken screens, and numerous others. You also need to think about whether you are going to work from home, rent premises, or travel to your customers homes.
Think about how you would finance your business. As mentioned, getting yourself set up shouldn't necessarily include too many costs, but this will depend upon the type of business you set up. For example, you will generally need to spend some money on advertising, potentially renting premises, purchasing transportation, and the rest. Find out whether you can get financing from a bank or from friends and family if you don't have it yourself.
Determine your pricing structure. Check your competition to find out how much they charge per hour for each of the different services they provide. Consider offering cheaper rates in order to build your customer base.
Now you need to start advertising the services that you provide. This can be done in multiple ways. It is a good idea to set up adverts in local directories. You should also distribute advertising materials locally. It is also a good idea to create your own website, optimize it, and generate traffic through the search engines.
When you do get some computer repair customers, always ask for referrals and recommendations. One of the best ways to build your business will be through word-of-mouth. Customers are unlikely to provide you with recommendations if you offer excellent service.