[TriLUG] Off topic: Side work
mgkimsal at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 17:22:56 EDT 2008
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Jason Watts <jsnonzzr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure quite a few of you do side work so I wanted to ask two questions:
> 1) is there any good place to look for people that need work done? I'm
> looking for web work which I can find all over Craig's List, I am more so
> looking for networking or pc, possibly server setup stuff/break-fix. My
> skill level is not as advanced as some of you, but I'm at a point where I
> can start picking up side jobs and figuring things out on my own. also, I
> cant do this work during the day, so I'm sure that will rule out looking
> work from some small businesses.
Networking at various events has led to some word-of-mouth referrals for me,
and I suspect it's the same for many others.
> 2) I was just offered 10 bucks to re-image 4 computers from a daycare (no,
> not even 10 bucks a pop) how many of you receive insulting offers like
> this... or is it just me?
It's not just you. While understandable that a daycare *might* not have
funds for standard-rate IT work, that is still somewhat insulting. It would
have been better to ask you to do the work for free in exchange for
something else (pro-active referrals to other businesses the daycare works
with, for example). And perhaps you could offer to do it for free in
exchange for those referrals, or a written letter of recommendation, or
something of similar value to help jumpstart your sidework work.
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