Monday, June 06, 2011

It's My Biz...

Today I took the first step to starting my own business. I'm still not certain it will happen, but at least I've made the first real effort and had my first real job.

So, the business is computer repair/clean-up/installation and tutoring. I'm not an expert on computers, but one thing I am good at is fixing them when they go wrong. With a couple of painful exceptions, I've been able to fix any computer I've sat down at and seriously worked on. Plus, I know enough of the details of computer usage that I can teach people, including seniors who have a computer phobia, how to work their systems and fix minor problems themselves.

Today I had my first paying computer repair job. I went out to the house of a couple who have a desktop that was working fine and a laptop that wasn't. They needed me to install some software, figure out why Quickbooks was being bad, and figure out why the wireless on the laptop refused to connect to the router. The installation and Quickbooks went fast, then I spent another two hours troubleshooting the laptop until I found a driver update to the wireless card and fixed the problem that way (it wasn't an obvious solution, I had to manually update because Windows incorrectly thought it was on the latest version). I got paid, and I left my customer satisfied. Not bad for a first try.

Now I have to see if the valley of Churchville has enough demand to keep me busy, and find more customers. Thank goodness the start up costs are pretty low, and the work is something I find fascinating and fun.

2 comments:

Caffeinated Joe (Wings) said...

Good luck!

Lynnae said...

Congratulations on taking the first step. Hope your venture is successful!