There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to the best way to run a computer maintenance or consulting business from home. Some people believe that it’s impossible to do good quality work and get enough turn-over if you don’t take the customer’s computer back to your “shop”. On the other hand, there are techs that work exclusively at the customer’s home and never bring work back home with them.
Which way is the best way to run a PC repair business?
As I’ve done in the past, I decided to weigh the pros and cons of each scenario and see how they stack up against each other using good old-fashioned reasoning. Keep in mind, I’m not taking into account the possibility of opening a store front…that’s a whole different ball of wax and I’ll save that debate for a later time. In the following lists I’ve lined out some of the more important factors that I could think of, drawing from my own experiences.