How to Start a Computer Repair Business

Many people who enjoy tinkering and working on computers may find it monetarily beneficial to start a computer repair business. With few materials and a little know-how, one can start a computer repair business in just a few days.

This first thing to have is a basic understanding of how a computer works and how each component plays a part in its operation. The best thing to do is to buy a few “junk” desktops or laptops and remove all parts such as the motherboard, graphics card, memory, power supply, etc., and then begin to put all the pieces back together. This will be good practice before you start working on actual customer’s computers.

If you need additional help with things like how to troubleshoot operating system problems or components of computer operation, many local community colleges offer weekend courses to take as a refresher. Once you are comfortable to start working on computers you can begin advertising in places such as the phone book, local shops, and on the internet.

You may also find it beneficial to franchise your business as it grows larger and becomes better know. Franchising your business will bring in much more money than having a standalone business, and it will expand your business’ name farther into farther communities.

There will be a few basic tools that you will in order to start a computer repair business. Some of these tools include:

o Small screwdriver set
o Pliers
o A KVM switch (so you can switch between multiple PC’s with only one monitor
o An anti-static wrist strap
o A small anti-static vacuum to clean the inside of desktops
o A workspace that is large enough to spread out all the parts of the computer you are working on and not mix up with other desktops
o Cable ties, electrical tape, small screws

It is also handy to keep on hand certain parts like memory, mice, basic cables for both older and newer machines, and keyboards. It is much more efficient to have these items on hand so you do not have to make several trips back and forth to get them. With Operating System problems it is best to get the necessary installation discs from the customer if possible as it will save time spent working on the machine.

Your success as a reputable computer repair person will depend on your performance in fixing the customer’s computer as well as the time frame you fix it in. It is best to give an estimate for time of fix and stick to your word of when and how it will be fixed. If the customer knows what kind of problems they are dealing with up front and how long it will take, they will be much more likely to be repeat customers if you stand behind what you say. If you discover other problems with the computer, or necessary upgrades that should be made to the computer, make sure to tell the customer beforehand so there are no surprises when it comes time to collect for all of your hard work.

Your scope of work may change after you begin your start your computer repair business. Some people enjoy working on both laptops and desktops, while others enjoy working strictly on desktops because there is much more space inside them to work on, as well as many readily available upgrades for them.

The Other Puerto Vallarta Property Choice – Land Investment

If you have been considering buying a Puerto Vallarta property, you have probably considered buying a condo, or perhaps a villa with a view of the ocean. One option not to overlook, however, is the possibility of Puerto Vallarta land.

Although land has been receiving less attention recently due to the large amount of new condominiums available for excellent prices, land continues to be a viable investment, available for very accessible prices in good locations.

One of the possibilities to consider in Puerto Vallarta landis the up-and-coming hillside neighborhoods near downtown. These neighborhoods offer close access to the restaurants, cafes and culture of the old town as well as the shopping, dining and nightlife of the boardwalk, and are just beginning to catch the attention of international real estate buyers and large-scale developers. Lots can be found for good prices for this reason, and often offer beautiful views of the bay and the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains.

Another option to consider are some of the new development areas near Marina Vallarta or Nuevo Vallarta. Developments in this area can offer a very positive community atmosphere, with well designed new homes. Lots can be found for a reasonable price that are large enough for a spacious construction and a comfortable yard area, with close access to new shopping centers, as well as the beachfront.

In some of the luxury areas just south of downtown, lots in high-end communities just off the beachfront can also be found. While these lots come at a higher price, they still offer savings from buying a completed home.

Lots in general also offer the benefit of allowing you as the owner to choose a design suitable to your needs and tastes.

The price of lots can vary from under $60,000 USD, to over $2 million for large luxury lots or commercial plots, with many options in between. If you are buying property in Puerto Vallarta, talk to your agent about the possibility of land; it could very well be an ideal option for your dream lifestyle or investment in Puerto Vallarta.

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A Few Words For the Doubters of Legitimate Online Businesses

Well, if you’re new to internet marketing, you’re no doubt being bombarded by promises of riches beyond your wildest dreams. I’m a believer in the internet being a path towards riches, however, not in the way that many would have you believe. It’s true that the internet is creating more millionaires more quickly than at any time in history. The problem comes when you’re logging onto your computer after putting in an 8,10, 12 hour day at the factory or at the office and you’ve got an inbox full of emails with subjects like, “You’ve Earned a Commission” or “Make 3K in Only 2 Hours”. I’ve been there. And I know how tempting those offers are. I’ve personally spent well over 15K on trying out the latest and greatest gimmick or get-rick-quick scheme.

Let’s stop and think about how people are making these outrageous claims. It’s true that some people are able to make 3K in 2 hours, but the guys and gals that are pulling in this amount of money are the ones that have built HUGE email lists and have FAT pockets already. These are the internet “gurus”. It’s not that hard to make thousands of dollars in a few hours when you promote a new business to thousands of people on your list, especially when these gurus team up with each other and are the creators of these programs or are given first position directly underneath the owners. Most of these programs are simple 1 and 2 up programs with a few cheap e-books thrown in.

When you’re thinking about trying to start a new business or if you’ve tried and failed at the get-rich-quick schemes like I have and want to find a long-term, legitimate online business that will turn into lasting residual income, stop falling victim to the “gurus”. Plug into a proven, profitable system that has real products (not some e-book) and doesn’t claim to make you rich in hours. The internet can (and will) make you rich, but only if you’re dedicated and you choose to invest in a business with leaders that know how to build a legitimate business and if you’re willing to put in some effort in exchange for long-lasting, residual wealth.