Over the past couple months on top of doing several school courses and working full-time during the week, I also worked as independent contractor for a consumer electronics company teaching customers how to use various devices.
After many headaches, little free time and shit pay I decided enough was enough and decided not to renew the contract (Although I did manage to earn some decent savings and Christmas money). A friend of mine who is a programmer analyst, and myself have decided to go into business doing IT consulting (what we’re good at anyway, and had usually given away to people for free).
We started a small company, Broadside Solutions, doing both home and business IT services. We do everything including and not limited to: PC repair, home network setup, office setup, purchasing equipment, software installation, network security and analysis, data backups, server and network administration, and web hosting.
Our rates are going to be very competitive compared to some of our commercial competitors, as this is a small business done in our spare time, but still lucrative and definitely more flexible than working for someone else. Plus we get to run IT by our standards (which is much higher than most of the local businesses) as security and IT is our passion.
Check us out, and please get in touch if you require any IT service that we can provide.