Tech Help for Solopreneurs

empathetically solving your tech-related frustrations

Hi, I’m Peter

I help solopreneurs solve their tech-related challenges
and frustrations.

I help them pick, set up, maintain, and problem-solve the tech systems they need for running their businesses online.
Either if they are running it on their own or with their team.

Digital tools are changing very fast these days.
This is sadly the kind of “new normal”.

What worked yesterday might not work today.
And the why of it is often tricky to diagnose.

Above all that, your business is evolving too! So you need new tools or digital workflows from time to time.

Which means: learning and reworking a bunch of stuff again and again from scratch.

You can read more about me here if you'd like to.

I have 20 years of experience in tech stuff solopreneurs typically need. (websites, cloud services, videos, images, social media, domains, scheduling apps, emails, etc.)

I originally come from the film industry, where I’ve been spending my past decade in both creative and technical roles. (like the Oscar winner Dune movie :))

Nowadays I spend my freetime with my wife and 2 children, and work from home.

Since I was a child, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a side-project. These have been things like making stop-motion animation with my LEGO (around age 8), writing articles about zombie movies (about 12), writing a simple software for a company (18), teaching visual effects (22?), being the founder of a public-speaking practice club (25), presenting a local TEDx talk (at 27 – in Hungarian with English subtitles 🙂 )…

And many more I don’t want to bore you with.

So I grew adept early in my life in a wide range of tech tools that were needed for both the projects themselves, and for their online presence. They were like mini businesses.

On the way, I have been also getting a lot of request for my “creative technology”-related experience too. “I’d need a website, could you help?” “Which camera should I buy for my videos?” “How did you do those social media ads?” “Could you teach me how to edit this video?” “How can I add text to this photo of mine?” “Can you help me create a simple logo?”

So I decided to start a business on that 🙂

Read more about me on my personal website: petervarnai.com

    What I provide:

    I Have 3 Distinct Ways I Can Help You

    Problemsolving

    Problem-solving is my specialty.
    I love doing the tech-detective work, when something stops functioning.

    I am experienced in problemsolving any platform that soloprenuers might need for running their businesses online.

    When someone works at a company, they have an IT department to fix any issues. Well… Soloprenuers don’t….

    But I’m here to do just that for you.

    So… “Who you gonna call?👻”

    Tweak your systems or set up new ones - collaboratively

    Picking, setting up or significantly altering the services you need to run your business, is usually a thing that we just delegate to an expert.

    Well, in my experience that’s a bad habit, at least for solopreneurs. I work with my clients with a partnering approach, where we figure out and build what you personally need for your specific business together.

    My clients often tell me how re-energized, and inspired they feel when we do things this way. I make sure they end up with something better, simpler and more affordable by the end.

    Tech of Video and audio creation

    Video and Audio are awesome tools for your online business.
    They directly communicate your or your business’s personality.

    But creating media can easily get too complex or expensive. Which is why many people avoid it.

    I have spent more than a decade working in film industry, even on big movies like the new Dune movie.

    I help my clients create authentic and good looking/sounding content for their social media posts, websites, and courses.

    Testimonials

    What People Are Saying

    "I'm here to tell you Péter is absolutely brilliant at this. I came to him a bundle of anxiety about some tech challenges I was having, and he treated me like the intelligent, competent adult that I am, which calmed my fears and allowed me to learn.
    Péter is pure joy to work with."

    Pam Sourelis, MA, MFA

    Developmental Editor, Writers' Coach, wingedhorsewritingstudio.com

    "Peter is one of the few service providers I often and happily recommend. 👍
    He knows his stuff, is a joy to work with, and keeps his fees quite affordable compared to others with his skills and care.
    My only concern is that once the word gets out about him, he won't have time for my projects anymore 😅 but I don't care, I still talk about him all the time! 🙌"
    George Kao

    Authentic Business Coach, georgekao.com

    "Working with Peter has been a joy. Many times when solving the technical issues, which usually feels lousy, I never feel alone or worried because Peter always tries to dig deeper or find alternatives. He is very exploratory and great at navigating where the problems are. Peter is also very patient and a good listener that you can feel safe and supported around his presence. I highly recommend working with him!"

    Grace Yang

    Co-founder of Jen Yang Metamorphosis Co., Ltd, jenyangmetamorphosis.com

    "Péter is a fu***ng tech wizard who just saved me so much pain on calendars that wouldn't sync. Praise the lord. In 30 minutes, he helped me solve something I don't think I would have ever figured out or, if I had, it would have been ten hours later which is an insane opportunity cost. It's the second time he's helped me solve the unsolvable and do the impossible. Can't. Recommend. Him. Highly. Enough."

    Tad Hargrave

    Business Coach, marketingforhippies.com

    What I CAN
    help you with

     

    Topics

    • Email systems
    • Website Domains
    • Building Simple Websites
    • Tweaking existing websites
    • Accepting payments online
    • Basic automations
    • Scheduling and Booking solutions
    • Calendars
    • Course platforms
    • Office tools, docs, spreadsheets, presentations
    • Creating/editing images
    • Creating/editing videos
    • Mailing list systems
    • Finding the best tools for your need/budget
    • Conferencing tools
    • Password management systems
    • Todo systems

     

    Specific tools

    This is not a complete list, so feel free to ask.

     

    • Mailchimp, MailerLite, Flodesk, etc.
    • WordPress, Squarespace, etc.
    • Acuity, Calendly, Introwise, Simplymeet.me, etc.
    • LearnDash, Podia, Simplero, Mighty Networks, etc.
    • Domain registrars
    • Zapier, Make.com
    • PayPal, Stripe
    • Canva
    • Zoom
    • Google products
    • Facebook and Instagram Ads tools
    • Slideshows, Spreadsheets, Documents
    • Dropbox
    • LastPass

    What I unfortunately
    CAN NOT
    help you with

     

    • Design or Build a website from scratch
      - But tweaking and troubleshooting your existing website IS something I provide! 🙂
    • Advanced SEO
      - But I can help you with the basics.
    • Advanced tasks with Google Analytics
      and Facebook Pixel tools
      - But I can show you or fix the basics!
    • Digital Ads Strategy
      - But I can recommend awesome people to do that for you!
    • Do things for you without your presence
      - There are rare exceptions to this though. And I also have people I can recommend to you if delegating tasks ongoingly is what you are looking for.

    It's actually normal.

    Did you know that professional programmers spend most of their work-hours staring at errors, and not understanding what and why is happening in front of them?

    So don't worry. 

    I help my clients with a patient, encouraging, partnering approach, that is customized to their personal learning styles.

    I'm a trained coach as well. Probably that's why I approach tech help and consulting in a similar way.

     

    It's OK to feel
    lost in tech

    Even helping with tech stuff needs a personal connection

    Here is a small sample

    To see whether you resonate with my presence or not

    What I provide:

    Ways we can work together

    Virtual Coffee Chat

    30min - no charge

    Let's get to know each other,
    discuss your challenges,
    and see if we are a good fit to start working together.

    One-off sessions

    55 USD/60min 
    30 USD/30min

    The best solution for one-off problem-solving issues that just randomly appeared or for smaller projects.

    Problem-solving, setting up or slightly altering:
    Webpages, Booking services, Course platforms and material, Creating/editing videos/photos, Moving data between platforms, Digital Decluttering etc.

    An affordable pay-as-you-go
    55 USD/long or 30 USD/short session pricing makes this offer useful for occasional help or consultation.

    Having me "on your team"

     45 USD/hour

    This is what most of my clients do.
    Solo-preneurship doesn't mean you need to do everything on your own. 

    Most of my clients spend between a couple of hours to 20+ hours a month working with me on the tech and media tasks and challenges of their businesses.

    We put out any burning fires that came up since we last met. We work on expanding, aligning or simplifying the digital toolsets and processes they are using at the moment, and we typically work on some project tasks as well - two typical examples of these are: tweaking or rebuilding their websites, or creating and uploading some course materials.

    My clients also frequently find that during our live sessions they feel more confident doing tasks they usually dread, either because they are difficult, complex, or just boring. So we cover a lot of those as well together. 

    I have sweet deals to help you this way:

    If we work a lot together let's discuss moving you over to hourly pricing at 45USD/hour.

    VIP Days

    135 USD/4 hours
    in one go + 15 min break

    Ideal for kickstarting big projects, and creating fast change in your digital systems. 🙂 It's also easier on your schedule, you just dedicate half a day for that big tech change, and then you can forget about it 🙂

    Available times are a better fit for Eastern and Central time or EU time.

    The pricing on this is pretty much as good as it can get 🙂

    Let's talk!

    Reach out to me, and let's meet for a virtual coffee! ☕

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