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So You Wanna Be a Mac Consultant

Patrick Rhone has a great write up on what it takes to be a Mac consultant in 2013 – including his thoughts on how much to charge and how much patience you need (hint: a lot).

His most important bit of advice is something applicable for anyone doing any sort of tech support:

Also, be upfront about what you don’t know but still be willing to help them get help.

A big part of the reason I couldn’t stand working in tech support is there’s always someone else out there willing to lie and give out an opinion as if it’s fact.

Nothing that a left cross wouldn’t fix.