There are so many mobile devices on the market and in the hands of consumers, and for many brands, each line and model may seem like new territory as far as repairs go. It can be a challenge to cover mobile phone repairs and do it profitably. Here’s a few tips to help you stay profitable in the mobile device repair industry.Read full article...
Apple Macintosh repair is a growing field, but you need to be aware of some key points before you expand into this market. I’ve been working on Macs since 1984 and I’ll share with you nine things successful technicians need to know.
When first starting a computer repair businesses, we probably all started out looking at this like a hobby. You’re helping out family and friends and getting a free meal in return. To create an ongoing business that charges for service, you need to add some structures and procedures. Here’s some of the key things you need to watch out for so your clients trust you long-term and you grow your business.
To celebrate the launch of the Computer Business Kit v3, we have been offering our “How to Start a Computer Business” eGuide as a free bonus. This 44 page guide is a must for people just starting a computer repair business and more advanced people can gain from it too. However, we cant offer it forever so this launch bonus ends this Sunday.
Also, if you are upgrading from version 2, the upgrade pricing will be going up from its launch price of $29 on Sunday. So grab it while you can!
If you’re in the mobile device repair industry, you’ve probably noticed how many devices come in with damaged screens and deformed edges from being dropped on their corners or facedown. If you need to replace the screen, you’ll find it nearly impossible to get a good fit if the edges are damaged badly. There are ways to repair the damaged edges and reform them, without using tools specifically for that purpose, but you can also further damage the casing if you’re not careful. Have you ever checked out gTools?Read full article...
As Techs, sometimes we lose focus on the customers and clients and focus on the systems we work on, and our social skills can suffer as a result. Perhaps we never had much social skill to begin with, and we were never a social individual to start with. Why do you need to have good social skills as a Tech, and how can you improve them?Read full article...
Guest Contribution by Ken Dwight – The Virus Doctor:
In October of last year I wrote about what was then the newest and most widespread malware infecting computers worldwide, known as CryptoLocker. At the time I referred to it as “Game-Changing Malware.” You may read that blog post here: http://www.thevirusdoc.com/blog/cryptolocker-game-changing-malware.
There have been quite a few developments along these lines since then, and this type of malware has become one of the most destructive threats of all time. Most of these developments have been of what we would have to consider a negative variety, but there is also a ray of good news thrown in for some victims of a CryptoLocker infection. First, here is a review of the evolution of encrypting ransomware over the past 11 months.
Well today I am extremely happy to officially announce the release of the third version of our popular product, the Technibble Computer Business Kit version 3!
This kit was designed to help technicians protect themselves and save a ton of time and money. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, you will find value the Computer Business Kit.
Protect Yourself and Your Business
Lets face it, there are a lot of things can go wrong while working on a clients computer. Often the issue isnt your fault or it was a simple mistake that could happen to anyone. Its a good idea to protect yourself by having signed documentation with computer business specific terms and conditions that outlines what happens in certain events and limits your liability.
The Computer Business Kit has over 30+ computer business specific legal forms including maintenance contracts, work orders, computer pickup and drop-off forms, data backup checklists, tablet repair forms and many more.
Forms such as the “data backup checklist” and the “computer drop off/pick-up forms” also allow you to systemize your business so you dont forget about that clients essential file when formatting their computer, or know exactly what they dropped off at your location to avoid any costly arguments. You can print these forms on paper or if you prefer, fill and sign them on a tablet. Its up to you.
Get More Clients
Most computer technicians really know their stuff when it comes to anything technical, but sometimes struggle when it comes to design. Take advantage of our beautiful marketing templates so you can start getting new clients sooner. We also include high resolution computer technician related stock photography to use in your marketing materials instead of having to pay a stock photography site.
Stop Paying Consumer-level Prices for Computer Parts
Everyone knows about the consumer-level stores to buy computer parts at, and you are usually paying consumer level prices. But where are actual computer businesses buying their parts? Where are the computer stores getting the bulk discounts? We include a list of business-to-business computer parts suppliers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Save a Ton of Money
We have also negotiated massive discounts on computer technician products with various vendors including D7II, PC Repair Tracker, Fabs Autobackup 5, RepairShopr, Screenconnect, InstantHousecall, CommitCRM, mHelpDesk, TechInLine and more.. Many of the discounts exceed the cost of the Business Kit itself!
To celebrate our launch, we are also offering our “How to Start a Computer Business” eGuide with the Computer Business Kit. This bonus will only be available for a limited time though, so grab it while you can.
Even with all this value, the Computer Business Kit v3 is only $99 USD and we have a 60 day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. So there really is no risk to you.
Version 2 Owners: You are eligible for upgrade pricing and should have received an email from us on how to upgrade. If you didn’t receive this email, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or use our contact form and let us know the email you believe you used to purchase the Business Kit.Read full article...
Sometimes when you run your own business, a personal emergency develops that you need to take care of. Your clients need you as well. Fail to respond to their needs and your business will suffer. Coming up with a detailed business continuity plan helps you manage both your personal and professional life.Read full article...
Earlier this week many computer technicians attended the industry event “CompTIA Channelcon” in Phoenix, Arizona.
My friends Carey Holzman and Mike Smith from the Tech-Vets podcast hosted a live show on-location, talking about the computer repair business and I think this show is well worth a listen.