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- May 3, 2014
Not sure if I want to hire someone for a normal salary or make use of students
What makes you think a student would have the right skill set? I studies business information technology (major) and computing (minor) at Uni. They teach you theory not practicality. I always build my own PC's but I was doing that before I went to uni.
The computer training sounds a more useful niche. Especially B2C. You are young and inexperienced with no track record so you would have a hard time getting into companies. And also you could wreak havoc with their systems so probably best to stay clear.
There is big scope for training people who have a hard time keeping up with technology. I recently had to train someone to crop and resize images so they could upload images to their website that had been built for them. She had been shown previously but wasn't sure and didn't fancy the 40 mile round trip to their offices for more training. I refused payment but one hour could easily have been £40.
I used to get called in all the time by friends and family (and friends of family) to problem solve their PC issues. One time 3 people had already been to see a chap who's copy of MS Word had 'been corrupted' as all the menu's had disappeared.
The 3 'experts' said he would have to reinstall the program as it was corrupted but, as he didn't have the disks, they couldn't help. When I went to see him I had it fixed within 2 seconds of the program opening (it was in full screen mode, what would be like read mode today).
He had inadvertently hit the F function key which acted as a toggle switch to hide all the menus. I just hit the F key to put it into normal mode when it opened, not for one moment thinking that was the issue, and then asked him what the problem was.
He was totally amazed and I was totally speechless when I found out that 3 IT guys (and several family members) couldn't fix it.
So this just goes to show the level of training doesn't have to be high. Just competent.
If you really want to go the B2B route you could specialise. Say teaching small businesses how to use Wordpress. Teaching the same businesses basic marketing techniques.