Take a moment and ask yourself, “How many people do I know with iPhones?” Its probable that you own one your self as the Apple iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world with over 60 million units sold. There is no doubt that they are an incredible piece of technology, but they do face one downfall – They are very susceptible to breaking. In fact, over 4.5 million of them break every year!
A new trend has recently emerged due not only to the downturn in the economy but also to the rising price of these smart phones. People are now seeking to have their phone repaired instead of just buying a new one. The problem is that the Apple warranty doesn’t cover cracked screens and Apple charges $200 to repair them! Unknown to most people, the replacement glass screens can be purchased for under $10. It is understood that most people shudder at the thought of tearing into their iPhone to try and fix it. But in reality the repair process is straightforward and can be learned in a few hours if you have the right instruction.
This is why a new trend of home based iPhone repair businesses is sweeping throughout the nation. It is especially appealing to stay at home moms and college students because of the low start up costs, flexible schedule, and income potential.
Once you learn the repairs and have a marketing plan in place the process is very simple. You simply answer your phone when people call that need a phone repaired and then set up an appointment to repair it. Some people have “offices” set up in their house to repair the phones while others meet their clients at a place like Starbucks or Chic-fil-a to do the repair. Most of them only take about 10 min to do, and as you can imagine this allows for a very flexible schedule. Women are especially efficient at doing the repairs because most of the work is delicate and working with small parts.
Even if you have a full time job its possible to set up a voicemail to let customers know that you do fix iPhones and are available in the evenings. Nothing about your current routine has to change. Imagine, in the evening while cooking dinner or watching TV taking a 10min break to fix an iPhone. This would lead to an extra $1200 per month if you are only fixing one phone per day. Some locations can average as high as 3-5 phones per day.
The easiest way to get started is with a company like United iPhone Repair which offers turn key iPhone repair businesses. This means that they teach you how to do the repairs, how to market your service, and even supply you with the replacement parts. By going this route you don’t have to worry about learning everything on your own and making costly mistakes. And one of the biggest pros is that they give you a business coach who will work with you during the start up of your company. They not only help you set goals and be successful but also are available for you to call if you ever run into a problem during the middle of a repair.
The rewards from owning your own business are incredible. And the beauty of the iPhone repair business is that you can easily go from making a couple hundred dollars a week to a couple hundred a day depending on how much time you want to put into the business. The market is out there and growing exponentially with the iPhone coming to Verizon in 2011. So if you have ever felt that entrepreneurial spark inside of you, an iPhone repair business is the easiest way to begin pursuing the dream.