Hey people, I'm becoming self employed fairly soon (freelance journalist). However gaining that kind of work can never be guaranteed, and I'd like to be able to utilise other skills of mine to make some more money 'just in case'. Over the years I've built and maintained computers for my family & friends, and although I'm no electrical engineer, I consider myself to be reasonably competent. I'm quite sure that some of you work for, or own a computer store of some kind, so you'll almost definitely know more about this area of expertise than I will. I'm basically wondering if there's anything I may have overlooked. 1) I'll be building the computers at my house. I am assuming that I should observe health and safety procedures similar to guidance outlined for computer laboratories. 2) As my customers will almost definitely be based in my local area, I'll be hand-delivering the computers myself. I assume there won't be a problem with this other than making sure my vehicle is insured correctly for business use. 3) Some customers might ask that I install the computer into their home for them. I'm going to go ahead and assume that I might need some kind of insurance for this, but I'm honestly not sure on the subject matter. 4) If a part in a PC that I've built fails (under warranty) is it as simple as me being able to phone the manufacturer and get them to replace it? 5) Is there anything else I've overlooked? 6) This is the one I've been really interested to find out more about. I'm not endeavouring to become a millionaire from building PC's (although, that would be nice). But I'm going to go ahead and assume that I could at least make a profit by purchasing from a wholesaler??? The main issues I have with wholesalers are: a) How much cheaper will they actually be to purchase from? b) How do do I find out who reputable wholesalers are? c) How easy will it be to convince them to supply me with stock? d) I simply don't know a lot about wholesalers... So any info would be great. Thanks in advance for the great help you bit-tech people always manage to give! Matthew P.S. I've probably left out loads of the questions I want to ask, but this is all I could think of for now. P.P.S. I have no idea if this is in the right section of the forums, but I didn't think any of the other sections seemed more fitting than this.