I am a 1 man operation, that has reduced charges that stay the same, day -and- night. Depending on the project, I am willing to work on the old barter system.
I like helping folks maximize the use of their technology. If it's beyond my capabilities, I am willing to help recommend another shop to assist which will charge much more as they have the certifications I don't; though I'm well versed in clearing malware, viruses and some ransomware since January 2011 having the need to deal with it on 2 computers at the same time of infection.
Very kind and patient. He solved my problem!
Getting to know what the issue could be to know what software or hardware may be needed to clear up the issue(s).
Mainly self-taught. No formal training other than what was taught in 7th thru 12th grades plus 3-4 years of a few classes at Lane Community College 1995-1999
$20/hr with a 1 hour minimum 24/7/365.25. Though if it was a job that say takes less than an hour, I will barter a meal if that person is up to it.
Just the desire to assist others in maintaining there computer over the years.
Co-workers and friends mainly. Rare occasion of family.
Capturing moments along a marathon path for those running or walking can look back on. Just recently: Get to H://pacificnorthwestnarathon.com
Get to know the person or people at the shops (when available) to find out their experiences, including about how long they've been at it.
Estimated costs beyond base rate. How busy they might be in prioritizing the project(s) to know about how long it will take, especially if taking to a dedicated computer repair shop.