Shout Out To Our Advertisers

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This post is a little different than our usual lineup as I would like to talk about the Technibble site itself.
Back in 2006 Technibble originally started on a shared host but as we became more and more popular, it began eating up most of the servers resources to the point where we were about to get kicked off the shared hosts servers. Soon afterwards I migrated Technibble to a dedicated server which ended up serving us well for a few years until we started overloading that server as well. In order for us to keep up with the traffic, we moved to cloud hosting where the site gets whatever it needs when it needs it. Of course, this costs even more money.

Technibble grew into something beyond what I could handle on my own so now we have a team of writers and a dedicated customer support person who have been great. Of course, this also costs money.

I plan on keeping front page content free forever but there are bills to pay and Techibble advertisers help offset some of these costs which I am thankful for.

That doesnt mean I allow just anyone to advertise with Technibble. I have had plenty of “How I lost a bazillion pounds in 4 days” and “Win an Free iPod!” type advertisers approach me and I tell them where to go. Technibble advertisers have to be solid, computer technician targeted products or services. Its all about keeping it relevant.

I am also big believer in under-promising and over-delivering (important for any business) so I would like to give the Technibble advertisers a little extra exposure. I would also like to help our readers by showing people like yourself what products are out there that could help you with your businesses and make you more money.

Here are the Technibble advertisers ordered by the amount of time they have advertised with Technibble:

CommitCRM

CommitCRM is a professional service automation (PSA), CRM, service, dispatching, contracts and billing software solution designed specifically for small to mid-sized IT Services Providers.
Features include:

  • Track customers equipment
  • Track warranties
  • Capture more billable time
  • Easily track and manage charges
  • Organise your company price list for products and services
  • Save time and meet deadlines by managing employee calendars and tasks
  • Increase revenue by easily entering charges for labor services, expenses, products and parts
  • Eliminate paperwork
  • Be more competitive by identifying your profitable products and services
  • Improve results by generating reports and analyzing graphs

You can test drive CommitCRM here.

MHelpDesk

MHelpDesk is a service management application which helps you monitor, track and manage your service requests. It helps you organise your issue tracking, scheduling, invoicing, customer calls and more.
Features include:

  • Keep track of your customers & service requests – What needs to be done, when it will be done and who will work on it
  • Quickly access client notes, contact info and service history – MHelpdesk organizes and puts all your customer data at your finger-tips.
  • Schedule appointments with ease – Simply click, schedule, and you’re done. No more manual scheduling
  • Simplify estimates and invoices – Organize, print, and send your estimates and invoices with just a few clicks. Create custom logos, printer friendly invoices and you can send them by email

You can test drive MHelpDesk here.

ScreenConnect

ScreenConnect is a self hosted remote support application. One of their main selling points that their licenses are ONCE OFF, as in, no monthly fees. Their licenses start at $275 and you can run that version for as long as you wish.

Features include:

  • Remote control any computer over the internet
  • Access unattended computers
  • Share your own screen with other people
  • Support Windows, Mac, and Linux users
  • Support with Android and iOS phones and tablets

You can test drive ScreenConnect here.

RepairShopr

RepairShopr is a web based shop/business management tool to help you keep track of your customers and employees.

Features include:

  • Simple to track all your jobs
  • 2-way email/sms communication on all ticket updates
  • One system for tickets/invoices/CRM/email marketing/tracking parts orders/more
  • You can download all your data from their system at any time
  • Customer portal where they can view their tickets and invoices
  • They offer a free account that will always be free (with some limitations)

You can test drive RepairShopr here.

D7 Technicians Multi-Tool

D7 is a PC technician’s multi-tool designed for one click automation in all repair scenarios.

Features include one click automation for:

  • Virus / Malware removal
  • Windows Repair and Maintenance
  • Data Backup / Restore
  • System Info / Reporting
  • Keeping all of your tools updated!
  • …and more!

You can test drive D7 here.

InstantHousecall

Instant Housecall have created remote support software that is designed to be as easy as possible for your client to get running on their end. It also has built in branding and payment options.

Features include:

  • Does not require pre-installed software or pin numbers
  • Splash screen branding
  • Built in Chat to understand your customers needs better
  • Accept payments online
  • End of session management – Automatically send emails with session details, send customers to a webpage of your choice etc..
  • Screen recording

You can test drive InstantHousecall here.

Advertise With Technibble

If you would like to advertise with Technibble, check out our advertising page here for our stats. Some of the advertisers like CommitCRM have been advertising with us for years which is proof that Technibble advertising works.



Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Comments (12)

  • Abbas Muraj says:

    I have found your site invaluable. Have you considered making some sections of the site only accessible for paid members? I am sure if an reasonable amount like maybe £20 a year or equivalent is levied, a lot of members would gladly pay, including myself.

  • Tech Checkers says:

    Have to concur that making this amazing a paid solution is usually terrible for the site, for example http://www.atomicmpc.com.au tried this for their hugely popular “Green Room” forum and the site nearly have to pack up totally.

    Offering info packs, guides, templates for a fee is a much better ( or Bryce, I hope truly worthwhile) option..

  • Chris Coulson says:

    I discovered D7 through your site, and have never been so happy with something! I use it 5 times every day!
    Targetted Advertising DOES work!

  • Call That Girl says:

    I would pay for a private forum for certain discussions, not all…but some such as technicians only and one for business.

    • Eric says:

      Paid for by advertising will only take you so far for so long. I would pay a membership fee for business only areas and benifits

  • Rod says:

    Awesome site! Do what you need to do to keep it going. I’m very happy that you monitor your advertisers. This shows the class of this site, and just how valuable it is to IT Techs that want no BS info with no hassle. Keep up the great work!

  • Technibble introduced us to two great tools (D& and ScreenConnect), thanks says:

    Technibble introduced us to two great tools (D7 and ScreenConnect). Already purchased D7 and will purchase ScreenConnect in the next few weeks after our beta test ends. We are looking at Repair Shopr in the next few weeks. So your partners are definitely getting traction from advertising on Technibble.
    We love your partners and Technibble!!
    Grant-Tech
    Chicago, Illinois USA

  • Troy says:

    Hey – from a repair shop owner and advertiser, thanks – we love the community.

    This feels like a really good place for people like us to hang out, I hope the site can stay around a long time..

    Troy

  • Phillip says:

    Great site … I think going pay would be a bad idea. Once that happens then any john doe can pay and then think they are getting tech support for that price. Then does Bryce spend all his time refunding accounts and explaining ad nauseum that this is a purely tech site?

    I think it would leave a bad taste for many people … even techs that are just getting into the business and have to justify costs etc could give the site a pass not knowing what is offered and how much info is here.

    Keep it like it is Bryce …. this is one of the best tech sites out there and I would just hate to see it change into something that techs avoided

  • Antonio says:

    I usually never read articles like this because of your credibility Bryce I took a moment to read it and I’m glad I did. I will certainly review each advertiser and look into supporting them and you. I certainly understand you pay for what you get.