What are the reasons to start a Computer Repair Business? Every person will have their own motives for starting any kind of business. I began mine to be flexible and have more time with my children. An event in my life changed me and forced me to be more accessible to my kids. With my 9-5 job, this was not possible.
Another reason was the money. At the moment, my paychecks at work were delayed for six weeks or more due to issues with cash flow in the company I worked for. Just like everyone else, I was a consumer with bills to pay, and this was not working.
The problem of delayed paychecks has been a constant issue for more than a whole year. This made me more adept at controlling my finances much more effectively, and I’m convinced it immensely helped me when I first started my own business.
There are many reasons to start an enterprise in computer repair.
One reason is the extra income.
There is no need to leave your job to begin your own computer repair business. If you are able to do it right, it is possible to earn an extra income on the side. I’ve done this before and after my full-time job as a tech. I worked on a couple of evenings per week and some weekends. The money I earned from my job, as well as the earnings from my clients, was beneficial. Additionally, I was able to increase my customer base.
If you are working with the client directly, you are able to charge whatever you believe you’re worth. You must make sure you charge enough to cover the cost of your “overhead” (gas and maintenance on your vehicle and insurance, phone, etc.).) and also earn money off of the cost of those items. There are many instances where people have an unsatisfactory rate and then end in debt on service calls. It’s as if you are paying the client to perform work instead of the reverse. If you do it right, it can be a great way to earn cash to put aside for an escape, fix your leaky dishwasher, or pay off the credit card balance.
Reason #2 – Flexible schedule
As I mentioned earlier that this was a massive deal for me. Being capable of scheduling service calls on my own terms helped me organize my hectic life. I could look after my children in case they got sick and pick them up from school, go to school events, etc. It was all stuff I could not accomplish or was difficult to complete while working a typical 40-hour each week work. That’s why I quit and began doing it full-time.
There are instances in which the client requires to be completed on a particular date and time, and they will not be able to make any adjustments. Most of the time, however, you are able to work with the client to arrange an appointment that is most suitable for you both.
It’s great too, every once occasionally, take an off day during midweek. You can also plan a weekend that is longer. Sometimes I’ll have the day off and then work late into the night. The option of doing this is lovely. However, if you’d like to be working 80 hours per week and build your business, you are also able to do this.
The third reason is to run your business the way you’d like to operate it.
Do you have a brilliant marketing idea? Are you looking to increase rates? Do you have a website that is still stuck in the 1990s? It’s time to change it! I’ll be honest that it’s nice to be the boss and be in charge of what your company performs and also how it appears. The IT repair company I worked for isn’t yet online. This really irritated me.
Another issue was how the invoicing process was conducted. They would only be billed once every 6-12 months! This affects cash flow in a significant way. As an employee, I did no control over it. Since then, I’ve got a fixed billing process and keep a close watch on my accounts – as well as my website, marketing, and everything else.
There are three main reasons to start your own repair company for computers. I began my business in a small part-time capacity, and I would suggest doing it this way. This allows you to gain enough customers to provide for yourself in the event that you decide to work full-time. Obviously, you don’t need to leave your job. Part-time work can be beneficial.