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Author: Imran Chaudhry
To: Hampshire LUG Discussion List
Subject: [Hampshire] Home user Linux Support opportunities in Southampton/Eastleigh area?
Hello all,

A few months ago I helped out a local Linux user with their laptop
problems. I left them a very happy customer with a much more modern,
up-to-date laptop running Debian with their (non-trivial!) e-mail
system up and running.

It took probably 4 visits and 5+ hours to sort everything out. I
charged and got paid a fair, reasonable hourly rate for it (much less
than the commercial PC support businesses were charging).

I really enjoyed the experience and the "customer" suggested I should
explore doing it as a part-time "business" because I displayed a patient,
service-oriented nature.

Does anyone know in Hampshire LUG know of opportunities in this around
the Southampton/Eastleigh area? I have put up several flyers around my
area but so far I have had no response. I mentioned that I'm a "Linux
specialist" but I expect the majority to be running Windows I guess.
It may just be that this particular customer is pretty unique because
they were Linux user since 2000 but someone else did the technical
set-up who had since got out of touch.

I would only be doing this mainly for fun, experience and to earn a
bit of "pin-money". If it's too much like a business it takes the fun
out of it.

Any ideas/thoughts/comments? Anyone tried this already? Thanks.

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