|Jobs Discussion on how to get jobs and make money with computer repair|
Irrespective of the business, it's usual for the first year or two to be a cash-flow struggle, if not a nightmare. Business is something I understand - every day I'm learning something new regarding computers, and computer repairs.
The stall I'm running on a Sunday is slowly generating interest repair wise, and I've sold a couple of refurb pc's (with a 90 day warranty on hardware). Rather than just have an empty table - I've invested in some stock - not a lot, just enough to trigger impulse buying.
I bought in rewritable cd's and jewel cases, put them in a bundle and sell for4 for £1. The mark up is negligible - my aim is to attract people to the stall, then get them talking, then buying.... I've found that if one person stops at the stall, it seems to attract the attention of others, and the more people you have as an "audience" the more chance there is to chat and sell...kerrching!
Whilst most folk are "I only know how to switch them on" types, you'll always get one "know-it-all" who tries to take a dig at you - and this is where you have to roll with the punches - agree with them, no matter what they're saying. It takes the wind out of their sails, and you avoid a public argument - which is a no-no in any business.
For instance, before my accident there was one guy who started bad mouthing a refurbed pc - hey, I was asking £50 for it - he prattled on about the specs he'd look for in a pc, and I agreed with him - his specs were terrific - however the processor for the specs he was looking for cost double the price of the unit I had for sale....and this included a verified authentic Windows Vista os.... I got into the purchase price of that as well... The upshot was I did sell the refurbed pc to the customer who had originally expressed interest, possibly because he realised he'd grabbed a bargain....
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