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I got asked to clean out someones PC recently and ive never really charged for it before but this time im going to for 20$ and i was wondering

1.what do u do when someone asks for a pc cleaning

and

2.how much do u charge for it?


I wanna be fair and do everything that they need i was thinking running anti virus run ccleaner run spybot go into msconfig and stop unecessary programs from the booting at startup delete crapware. Is there anything im missing?
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That is a more than fair price, if they took it in to Geek Squad or something like that it would cost them way more. If you keep the price down you will get lots more jobs when word gets around and it is in the ballpark of what I charge.
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ok cool i just didnt wanna charge too much
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post #4 of 8
Ideally, you should image the HDD just in case something screws up.
Make sure that at least their important stuff is backed up, and let them know there is always a possibility of data corruption. Going from doing it for free as a friend and charging somebody (even if a friend) is a big difference. By charging, your taking on a bit more responsibility.

A program I like to use when doing this is Glary Utilities.
It does say for private use only though, so maybe by charging your not supposed to use it (but you could install it for them for future use, and "walk" them throught it for the first time).
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ok thanks
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post #6 of 8
you could get away with charging $20
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I have a disk called "clean them up" with all sorts of programs, for when people get their PC locked up or want to speed it up.

I have the following, might be more But I forget all of them

-CCLeaner
-SpyBot
-Avira Antvirus Program
-AddaWare
-Deflagger
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$20 bucks is a good deal. It could stretch to $30. Avoid using canned air [can condense and fry something]. Other than that.. go make some money!
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