Category Archives: Starting Out

Blast from the Past

Its time for us to dig into our archives and find our most popular posts in case you may have missed them or weren’t a Technibble reader back then.

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Checklist for Being Reachable

When you started out as a freelance, I bet you had all sorts of good ideas about how your customers would be able to reach you. Just in case that was a while ago, follow our reminder guide on how to ensure you are able to be contacted by your …

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The Ten Commandments of a Freelance Techie

For this week’s offering, geeks and geekettes, we are going to examine the ten commandments of staying in business when running the gauntlet that is being a freelance IT technician, and the seven deadly sins to avoid at all costs…

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Finding your Niche

In the IT industry, especially in the big nasty world of doing it for yourself (or Freelancing, as we optimistically call it) there are many, many people that can do what we do, who can do it better (they profess) quicker, cheaper and with more ‘pizzazz’. It’s a nerd eat …

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Networking – People not Computers – Do We have the Technology?

(People) Networking is passing out information about yourself and your services to people you meet, and should result, eventually, in referrals for business from the people you have come into contact with along the lines of ‘Oh, you have this problem? Funny, I met a techie this morning, seemed very …

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Marketing and Self Promotion – for Beginners and Techies!

Marketing. The domain of the used car and double glazing salesman? Afraid not. Marketing is the only way to get new business, and to build up a thriving, (even if small but perfectly formed) business. And as it’s so important, we’re going to go straight into the checklist of how, …

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Looking Successful: Faking it to get ahead!

Freelance working – you get to be your own boss, go to work when you like, answer the phone how you like, dress how you like – right? Wrong! If you want to get work, that is.

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How to Advertise your Computer Business

So you know nearly everything there is to know about fixing computers. You can build a computer in your sleep and have all the BIOS beep codes committed to memory. Great! Now we need to get some clients. In this article we will be covering various different forms of advertising …

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Computer Technicians 102: The Essential Utility Kit

In our introduction to the CT series we explained the basics of assembling a good toolbox that’ll help you deal with hardware issues. However, as you already know, there’s the other side of the computer duality. Software, while not something you can touch, feel, or throw against the wall, is …

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Computer Technicians 101: The Essential Toolbox

So, you’ve decided to become a computer technician. Whether it’s the will to help people, computers, to earn cash, to make a name for yourself, or any combination of that, it’s a good thing. I hope you realize you’ll have quite a bit to learn if you’re completely new to …

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