A bit of an ambitious project
Hi guys! I may be coming back very soon!
Here's my idea,
recently, I've been helping out older folks with their PCs. It's been going well! What I've typically done is get them on windows 10, remove malware, setup UEFI, and get the person acquainted with the new setup. (There's been one major failure on a laptop not booting while setting up UEFI, but I got everything taken care of including all the files. They were still happy)
Now, I would like to try to kind of increase the amount of people who come to me. (So far, Geek Squad is my main competitor I've decided. I've noticed they will charge way too much for way too little.)
I'm not sure how to go about this, and hopefully you guys may have some pointers?
Here's a few questions that I should probably consider:
- should I charge and if so, how much should I charge? Currently, I'm doing it for free and receiving whatever money they give me out of kindness. (typically I get $20)
- What Items should I have handy? currently, I am going to receive a 32GB flash drive and USB to SATA and IDE adapter on wednesday. I have a windows 10 installation USB, some thermal paste and a USB 1TB HDD. Any other Items I should have handy?
- Any software I should have handy? I've found this Read Write Everything software, which could cover most items. Anything else I should have?
- On the Security of the persons files, when I need to put them on something I own, (file recovery, backup etc.) I will erase them once I am done with the laptop. I use the Gutmann method to erase files. is this secure enough? or should I try to find something more powerful? (that does not involve destroying the disk physically)
- What issues should I avoid working with?
- How will I make my "business" known to more people?
- is this a good idea?
That's it for now.
heres a picture of what I use for the secure erase:
Is this a worthwhile discussion?