Computer Consulting business

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jwolf6589, May 18, 2011.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    I may relaunch my computer consulting practice. Its been a while since I did it last. Back then I ordered business cards, made flyers and advertised that one. These days I may just advertise on CraigsList and build a client or two before I get fancy. What LOW COST ideas would you suggests to get me started and how should I market myself? Not sure if the city I live is large enough for a Mac consultant to survive. Thanks..
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Start a website. If you do it yourself ad just have a static page yuo could probably run it for as little as $25/year, and most of that cost would be buying the domain.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Craigslist is probably the best way to get your business flowing. Certainly a website is needed but I think CL is the place to start.
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Craigslist is pretty useless for leads in computer repair. Unless you are looking to charge ridiculously low prices. Mostly you get worthless phone calls from people looking to spend $20 for a repair.

    Flyers listing your hourly rate and services work better.
     
  5. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    This is my experience. Advertise with flyers and word of mouth. Maybe even do a freebie job if the customer agrees to tell everyone. Also, if you do any other type of work, such as graphics/web design, you may have to rely on that rather than just Mac stuff.
     

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