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Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by blinking_spirit, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. blinking_spirit

    blinking_spirit Registered Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Uncertain if this is the right thread, but I'm going to wing it :)

    The other day I sent an email to one of my groups (just a bunch of friends) where I am the "guru" with IT security. Background: I'm no guru, just an avid hobbyist

    The email dealt with how to setup one's router using Norton's DNS - some email ago I gave some general tips on IT security and one of them was "protecting the family" through DNS. Anyway, after the email was sent I started wondering the market out there for doing this as a potential revenue earner.

    What are your thoughts on something like that? How qualified should one be when dealing with home security? Have any of you had experiences earning additional income doing something like this?

  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Unfortunately you would become liable for any problems the customer has, even if it is their fault. This is why I don't do any side work. I get tired of hearing from people that expect you to fix their problems for free from then forward because, well, you worked on it once, it was ok until you messed with it. :ouch:

    If you want to do stuff like that on the side be prepared to address these issues before you even start. Set firm pricing and have rules for handling callbacks. Beyond that if you don't mind people constantly bugging you with computer issues (which they may already be doing) there is some potential to make a little money. As for myself, I don't even like people to know what I do. o_O
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