Entry 0116

Well, I’m gonna do it – I’m opening my own business.

Sort of.

See, money has gotten to be a bit on the tight side lately, what with my actually attempting to pay off my credit cards within a reasonable amount of time and all that, so I’ve decided to take up some extra work on the side. Extra tech support work, stuff I’m already good at, stuff there’s already a market for.

So, I’ve started compiling a list of prices that currently existing support places charge, just as a baseline so I know what would be fair and what I should shoot for in order to undercut them, yet still remain profitable in the long run. I’ve also started looking into getting bonded so that I don’t have to worry as much about lawsuits or the like.

There are a few things I’m not fully comfortable with, but I’ve got the support of my parents backing me on this, so it’s not like I’m doing it entirely on my own. I hope to be up and running fairly soon, and once that happens, well… Who knows?

Side note: Have you seen what Geek Squad charges for stuff? $170 for a single application install! $150 to burn a DVD! I’m really not getting paid enough at work, that’s for damn sure…

3 Comments on “Entry 0116

  1. Yeah, but Geek Squad is for the fucking mongoloids anyway. I didn’t realize it was THAT crazy, though. Jeebus.

  2. I wouldn’t go quite that far – it’s an over priced service for the computer illiterate who either don’t know any techies who can help, or who only know techies that are too snobbish to help.

    My biggest problem right now is settling on a price point that’s not too outlandish, while at the same time allowing me to make a profit and – eventually – stop working for The Man.

  3. You have my support too!
    I will always try to support you the best I can, babe 🙂