If you’re passionate about working with computers and enthusiastic about problem solving, considering to start a data recovery business might be just the right job for you. Before quitting your day job and jumping in, however, it’s important to do some forward-thinking first.
What kind of work will you be able to handle?
First up, it’s a good idea to decide what scope you want your data business to take on. Remember that, for most domestic PC users, a run-of-the-mill computer store has sufficient resources to take care of data retrieval. However, for small businesses or commercial operations run from home, a small to medium size data recovery service might be necessary. Finally, big businesses will call on major players.
So you need to decide which market you’re equipped to meet – in terms of your skill level, experience and resources. There’s no point in trying to attract a large corporation if you’re not completely confident in your capacity to deal with their demands. Of course, you can choose to start at the domestic end and gradually expand, as your business grows. However, remember that it might be a slow process – the average personal job pays about $100, whereas, once you’re into the commercial sector, you can expect to earn around $800.
Which data recovery software?
There are lots of data recovery software in the market, some completely free, some comes at a premium but with much more features. You will have to try them out individually to get a feel which software suites you best and which suites the recovery situation.
Here are some highly popular data recovery software presently in the market (Off the shelf software).
- Recuva File Recovery
- Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
- EaseUS Data Recovery Software
- PC-3000 Data Extractor (Advance Tool)
- Data Recovery (Hardware)
How do you grow your business?
Attracting – and keeping – clients is a tough challenge for every small business owner. But it’s also an exciting one. Before getting started, do your homework. Consider providing additional services like mobile data recovery services where by clients can just give you a ring and you can pop by to collect the corrupted hard disk or media devices, perform the recovery on-site or its too badly damaged, provide free pick and and delivery services.
Gain trust with your customers, consider offering clients/ customers with the option of only paying when you are able to recover the data. Win-win for both side, as more customers are willing to get you on board with the data recovery.
When you provide a client with a solution, be realistic – in every respect. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep; don’t provide quotes, only to increase them halfway into a job. It’s better to be conservative and prove your reliability and consistency than appear like a miracle-worker and then fail to deliver.