Month: October 2009

Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

No, not that kind of pimping!

As I said yesterday, I will be doing freelance Technical Support now so I went out to local businesses offering my services. I was nervous at first but after the first few offices it started to be fun. Everyone I spoke to was very nice. A few offices already had someone but they still took my card. What I heard the most was, “oh, we have someone from corporate”. When my business picks up I shall be naming it digiSal: Corporate, or something like that.

Some offices were happy I stopped by since they did not have anyone so that was a blessing. There was one place I really did not want to go in but then I thought “what if they turn out to give me the most business.” Any guesses as to what place that was? It’s on Stuart Place Rd.

At first, I did not know what to say when I got to an office but by the end I was saying “I wanted to stop by and offer Technical Support for your computers. I have a home office in Palm Valley so I would be close by.” If I got past the receptionist I would elaborate more to the office manager about my experience and even offer up my limited web site creation skills. Of course, the Palm Valley line was only for offices in my ‘hood.

What would you have said? lol

Know When To Fold’Em

Back in June of this year, I took a chance and started a job that was almost totally out of my range of expertise. As most of you know, I am a computer guy and for five years I took care of the network at Valley Diagnostic Clinic, so I was a tad burnt out and I was eager to try something new so I took a job at a dental office in Port Isabel. The job was mainly book keeping and other duties that could be qualified as an Administrative Assistant.

The best way I can describe how I felt towards the end is by saying it was too much for my brain. Too many numbers and too much stuff to keep organized. I also felt like I was bound to mess something up pretty bad, so I forfeited. Not right of way though.

A few weeks prior, I spoke to my boss about it and through that talk we developed a system that could potentially help me out but in the long run I thought it would help out who ever would take my place.

So what am I going to do now? Well, instead of trying to land another Full Time gig I am going to do freelance technical support. I took Monday off, so today is my first day. lol After I press publish, I am going to talk to some offices about my services.

Please pray for me and contact me if your office, or know of an office, that needs my help.