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You’re probably using your computer for a lot of different things.
Chances are you’re trying to use it to run your business, and periodically you will need to upgrade that computer.
I’m going to share with you what is the right approach when it comes to upgrading your computer.
Insight on the upgrade cycle
A lot of people, when they purchase a computer, will probably spend about a thousand bucks.
This could be more of this could be less, just for conversation’s sake a computer cost about $1000.
With time, it’s going to depreciate and sometimes not even worth anything after a certain time.
Usually, when you look at getting a computer, you might keep it for 11 or 12 years.
If you had the same software on it running the same programs, you might be able to keep it for a long, long time.
The problem is the hardware — they need to be upgraded because the software keeps upgrading.
Windows keeps getting updates. Viruses keep getting updates. If you’re installing new updates, new Microsoft Word, new other programs, then you’re going to need to upgrade.
You need to ask these questions — When am I starting to lose a lot of money to the point where I can’t get anything?
You also have to remember that the work you can do continues to decrease with time.
Remember, that your output — the speed that you can do things slows down.
I mean, it’s microseconds/seconds at a time, but when you’re doing thousands of tasks, that continues to slow down over time.
It starts to take longer to do the same tasks because the software slows you down.
It’s loaded with a lot of garbage in there.
When can I sell it for something?
Typically, I find a two-year cycle is pretty good.
Every two years, even three years, you want to do the upgrade.
Once you start waiting the years four, five, and six, your computer’s value becomes very small.
This depends if you’re getting things second-hand if you’re getting them used refurbish. All those things play a role, but looking at your upgrade cycle — don’t wait too long.
Remember, you’re working at a slow speed now. It takes a lot longer, and you can’t get that much for that computer, and eventually, you have to throw it pretty much away.
It’s much wiser to sell it in year 4 or year 3. I can sell it for some money, put it towards the new one, and work a lot faster.
That’s the smarter approach when you look at really your upgrade cycle.
Let’s say you pay $1,000 for a new computer. Maybe you sell it for 400, you add another 600, and now you got yourself a brand new computer again.
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