Starting a computer repair business: Getting Organized.
If you have been following our articles by now you probably have learned everything you need to start your home pc repair business. Hopefully, they have also inspired you to take it even a step further and you may have started your own business.
It is an exciting process for sure but between marketing, acquiring new clients, doing the actual repairs, and taking care of the legal side of things, you may be wondering how to juggle it all.
Today, you’ll learn how to do this.
In our last post, we discussed the tools you’ll need to handle the most common requests for a PC repair business. In this post, you’ll learn how to start finding your first customers. After that, you’ll learn how to grow your business to the next level – all while maintaining a virtually nonexistent overhead.
This is the first part in a three part series designed to help you with starting a computer repair business from home. It provides essential information on the basic tools and skills you’ll need. In the second part, you’ll learn how to find your very first paying client without spending a cent on advertising. In the third part, you’ll learn how to take your home based computer business to the next level, turning it into a full-time, self-sustaining career.
They say that anything you do that costs money is a hobby. If it earns a profit, it’s a business. If you’re here, reading this article, you’re probably already heavily involved in IT – as a hobby. Thankfully, the tools you’ll need for starting a computer repair business from home are the same you probably already have.
Want to learn how to maximize profits with your computer repair business? One of the most effective ways to grow your computer repair business is by treating it like a farming operation, and not a hunting expedition. You might not understand what any of that has to do with a newsletter, but you will by the time you get done reading this blog post.
BNI, or Business Networking International, is an organization that you should join to grow your computer repair business quickly, through referrals and networking. It isn’t free, and it does require a significant investment of time, but those who have had any level of success with the group swear by it.
Alright, let’s just cut to the chase today: you want to make some real, steady, and solid profits with your computer repair business. While we have discussed a number of ways you can easily turn your residential customers into recurring payments with repeat bookings, you’re going to have to learn how to pick up business clients if you want to make serious bank. Let’s talk about how to target small businesses.
For one thing, businesses have to budget for their technology needs. They need to upgrade, repair, and maintain their infrastructure, even if it’s just two computers.
Today we’re going to talk about a marketing campaign that can be relatively expensive but incredibly effective: post card marketing.
There are a few different ways you can approach this method. One is with highly targeted leads, and the other is through what is known as a “saturation campaign.” We’re going to focus on a saturation campaign, as it helps us meet several different goals that are important to your long term success with your company.
Growing your computer repair business is about more than what you can do on your own. Anyone successful in business knows the importance of partnering up with others. But, when if you’re running the same kind of business repair operation as most others, you’re dealing with “break-fix work.”
That means your customers break it, and you get paid to fix it.
So, how can you partner up with others to get more business for yourself? That’s what a joint venture is all about.
Any success with a work from home computer business is going to require inexpensive marketing techniques, like a PC repair flyer. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources right here on startingpcrepair.com to get you started.
Read this article to learn:
- Why a PC repair flyer is so important to your initial advertising campaign
- The key important elements in any computer repair flyer
- How to use a computer repair flyer template to make your own custom design
- Techniques to get your flyer out quickly and effectively
- What to avoid when distributing your own piece