Idea #2: Support for Hire
Posted by tim in Project Ideas on October 13, 2005

Move over, Geek Squad. I've got an idea.

Offer short-notice support sessions for small businesses and home users, helping out with hardware and software issues.

Exmaple: Joe Blow, small engine repair shop owner, has a computer in the shop. He is in the process of making up new price sheets in Microsoft Word, but can't figure out how to align the tabs on the right margin. Joe calls me up, explains the situation, I hop in my (t)rusty ride, drive over to his shop, assess the situation, then show him step-by-step how to do what he's wanting. During the process, I jot down notes, and have him do likewise, so in the future he can pull those notes out and do the task again. The session takes about 45 minutes, so I charge him for an hour. He tips me, asks for cards to hand out to friends and family, and I'm on my way.

 
Comments

haha...(t)rusty.

  • Posted by Queen of Sheba (Guest) on October 14, 2005 at 08:44:02AM

Good idea....get advertising.

  • Posted by Matt (Guest) on October 14, 2005 at 11:30:46AM

that's actually a good idea i think. I was thinking of something similar - a consultancy focused on service rather than the product. the goal would be to establish yourself as 'the computer guy' for any circle of of people so that they feel comfortable calling you with those kind of problems.

  • Posted by nabiy (Guest) on October 16, 2005 at 07:51:57AM
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