Those are the minimum needs for starting your remote PC support business. Now I will discuss the costs associated with starting your business.
Equipment. One of your largest costs will concern your computer. Since you need a computer with at least six gigabytes of memory (6GB) then you can expect to pay at least $700 at your local computer shop for a desktop PC tower. You should consider purchasing at least two monitors to work more efficiently and increase your ability to multitask, which starts at $50 per monitor.
Software. Your next cost will include the software you will use for your remote PC support business. Again, with the recent increase in remote computer businesses you have options, but before you purchase make sure they are reputable. Your initial cost will begin at $2,000 for the installation of your software which will pay for itself after you gain clients. You also need a security protection and an operating system such as Microsoft Windows.
Advertising. You will have to pay for advertising expenses to promote your remote PC support business. You can expect to pay approximately $300 for decent business cards, fliers, and a start-up website. You can also factor in the cost of ad placement in your local telephone directory (telephone book) and with local organizations such as the chamber of commerce. There are other effective ways to market your small business such as social networking websites, word of mouth, and traditional marketing techniques which can prove beneficial.
Certificates. Outside of paying for your equipment, which may take up the bulk of your budget, you have to factor in maintaining or receiving various available computer certificates. Luckily you do not have to enroll in your local university or college. You can take courses online or at community colleges, which are approximately four weeks or more depending on the course offering. These courses range from $75 per course or credit hour. You should check with your local admission office for details.
Don’t be frightened by the up-front costs to start a remote PC support business. Once you start gaining clients you will immediately pay back those costs. You need to have at least $3,000 - $4,000 to effectively start your business.
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