When I decided to re-open the computer shop here at home (after my former business partner left), I went through many problems, mostly financial. It’s no joke, opening an internet cafe is not as easy as it may sound. If you’re not techie, or at least friends with people who are, you’d end up with more financial problems in the long run because, first, you’d probably buy sub-par computer parts because you didn’t know better, and, secondly, you’d be spending a lot when you hire technicians to do your computers’ repairs. Sure, there are Tablets and PC coupons codes online that you can (and you MUST!) take advantage of, and even the store where I bought my computers from gave me a discount for being a member of Tipid PC, but it’s still quite important to have a little know-how before you venture into this business.
Having been tinkering with computers for over a decade, I am confident about my knowledge with computers, which is why my mom and a family friend gladly helped me with the capital I needed to start this business. Though I can’t say I’m THAT technically-inclined when it comes to major hardware repairs, I know I don’t have to rely on any technicians to fix most of the computer problems I encounter.
I bought my computers from PC Hub in Gilmore. Before I bought them, I did my research, asked around for the computer specifications that will fit my budget. I’m glad there are many who are more than willing to help. I may not have gotten the best deals or used any Net Voucher Codes for my computer purchases, but I know I made an informed decision when I went in and bought them.
After months of paying off my loan for the computers I use at my internet shop, I am finally out of debt! Yes, my dear readers, I now own all of my computers and I couldn’t be happier. I still have a long way to go before I experience any ROIs (return of investment), but I don’t want to focus much on that because I am only depending on my shop for paying off bills at home and helping my assistant earn a living. Most of my money still come from my full-time online work as a Social Media Manager, freelance writing, blogging and design projects, so I’m doing okay. I’m still a little wary about completely revamping my shop and services I offer because of the mushrooming of Pisonet computer shops here (who mostly don’t have a business license, by the way), I know that when it comes to printing and decent internet connection, people come to my computer shop.
If you’re a fellow LAN shop owner, share your experience on how you started your own business. I’d love to read YOUR stories.