|Take a look at craigslist in your area to see what others are charging. Craigslist is a good place to start getting customers.|
Understand only 5 in 10 replies to you ad will amount to anything... and then maybe 2 of the 5 will amount to anything.
If you post fliers you may want to Cover Your A ** by having a license.
Be carefull. One of my first computer repair jobs was a disaster.
They needed a board and a power supply and also wanted to upgrade the ram.
I gave them a price. Bought all the parts...and two days later they called and said to forget it as it would be cheaper to just get a new and better computer.
Oh swell ! And just do I do with all the parts? Eat the restock fee on the power supply....and there was a no return on the ram or board.
So be careful.
I now do repairs using used parts.....I write my initials and date inside the case and mark all replaced parts. I give a guarantee so the above is important.
I charge $35.00 total...parts and labor. Most repairs are
just a power supply, a virus ...or a bad cdrom. They can usually be fixed in under 20 minutes.
You may want to consider getting a license and starting a llc corp. Or at least have them sign a waiver. If their 10 years of tax returns cannot be recovered off their bad hard drive, they are going to be looking at you.
Oh the joys of dealing with the general public and their computer problems is endless....LOL ROFLOL