Category Archives: Starting Out

6 Simple Rules for Effective Advertising – Part 2

In my earlier article about 6 simple rules for effective advertising, I covered defining your business persona, making a plan and being prepared. In this article I will cover the 3 remaining simple rules for effective advertising.

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Boost Your Profits – Dirt Cheap Advertising!

The cost of advertising your business can quickly add up, especially if you’re not careful. Every week I receive at least two phone calls from media agents promising me the world with their latest "in" way to advertise, unfortunately this comes with a premium price tag and no promises. After …

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Starting Out – Bad Luck Comes In Threes

Hello Technibble! My name is James and I am the new business writer for the site. I have always had a passion for trying new ideas and taking risks, I hope to share with you my enthusiasm for IT and pass on practical ways you can grow your business. I …

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5 Easy Services to Accept Credit Cards as a Computer Technician

Credit Cards payment as a Computer Technician

Accepting Credit Cards seems to be a question that is frequently asked on the Technibble forums. The members of our great community often chime in and mention the credit card service they are using. I have compiled this information into one easy to read post. There are many other services …

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Books That Changed My Business

In the past 9 years or so of running my own business(s), there have read a handful of books that have really made a difference for me in getting to where I am now. These books didn’t change my life overnight after reading them and I didn’t even follow them …

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How To Deal With Competition That Have Lower Prices

How To Deal With Competition

I was recently reading a thread on the Technibble forums where a technician posted about an interesting problem he had. Here is part of the post: I’ve been reading a few threads where people are saying charge what your worth, make people pay for your skills etc. My problem is …

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5 Ways To Show Your Client That You Are A Professional Computer Technician

They say that you shouldnt judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, people do judge a book by its cover. They say that you have 7 seconds to make a first impression and the impression you will want to get across as a Computer Technician is that you are a …

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Learn to Fail Fast

I recently heard an interesting piece of business advice that really stuck with me. It stuck with me because it was something I always did, but I have just never heard it said like that. That advice is “Learn to fail fast”. Let me explain:

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Not Getting Paid: Beginner Mistakes

I was reading about a young computer technician on the Technibble forums who had encountered some issues during his first paid computer repair job. This computer technician was asked to do some virus removal work, he quoted $50 USD and the client accepted. Later that night, the computer technician arrives …

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Starting a Computer Business – How Much Money Will You Need?

Starting A Computer Business

The amount of money you will need depends on whether you are going to jump into the deep end and make your new business your only source of income, or you are going to ease into it and work elsewhere while you build up your client base.

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