Take up a career in computer repairs

Take up a career in computer repairs

If you’re computer mad and looking to put your passion to work, a career in computer repairs could be perfect for you.

With the ever increasing amount of people entering the cyber world on the cheap, with second hand PC systems and laptops, there is also an increasing need for laptop repairs in Dublin.

Whether you wish to work for a repairs company or work for yourself, you’re ideally going to need some form of qualifications – local colleges and night schools will provide all you need and more when it comes to entering the computer repair business. If you’re just doing it as a hobby for friends and family then you can get some “on-the-job” style training to get you a head start, and the best form of advertising is often word of mouth.

So you’ve decided you’d like to work in computer repairs – but aren’t quite sure whether to go it alone or join an established company, we’ve listed some pros and cons of each below.

Working for a company

Pros

  • An established client base, and a guaranteed wage at the end of the month (usually!)
  • A clear cut career path, with possibilities of climbing the career ladder
  • Paid during holidays, and sickness times
  • Set working hours
  • No need to get involved in complicated taxes and business expenses

Cons

  • Being accountable to a chain of command
  • Not being able to set your own hours, days or holidays
  • not being your own boss
  • Building someone elses reputation, rather than your own.

Working for yourself

Pros

  • You’ll be your own boss – nobody to answer to
  • Work from home, or on the road – whichever suits you
  • Building your own empire and watching it grow
  • Take time off as and when you need it

Cons

  • If you’re not working, you’re not earning
  • Finding new customers can be hard
  • Any poor reviews can be costly
  • Stress of being “the boss” (even if it is only your own boss)
  • If you’re sick, or want a holiday, you’re not working, so won’t be earning
  • You need to keep business records and pay business taxes
  • You need to have the relevant insurance in place

So a career in computer repairs can be lucrative, whichever way you go. There’s no denying that more and more people are using computers every day, which equates to more people having computer problems, so the customers are there, but do you have what it takes? Only you can decide.

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