Tuesday, October 09, 2012

NEW 68-Point Checklist Released - Free

Way back . . . in 2005 . . . I created the now-famous 68-Point Checklist. It has long been available by email auto-responder. Thousands of computer consultants, managed service providers, and value added resellers have used this list to begin build their monthly maintenance checklists or begin developing a a network check-up offering.

Karl's New and Improved 68-Point Checklist ver. 2.0
Now I have finally updated the 68-Point Checklist. It includes cloud service offerings and is just tweaked enough for the next generation of computers and services.

The 68-Point Checklist version 2.0 is now available to download for FREE at SMBBooks.com. No credit card required. Electronic download instantly in PDF format.

Here is one way you might use the 68-Point Checklist ver 2.0:


Network Analysis

- Market your free 68-Point Network Checkup
- perform this spectacular FREE checkup
- Write a summary report based on the checklist

(Some people charge for this service. After all, it takes a chunk of time.)

Hand deliver the report to your prospect. Do not email this report. Do not FedEx this report. Do not leave it at the front desk. Do not do anything except meet with the prospect and go through the report. Plan an hour for this. Now it's even more valuable.


You could also use the 68-Point Checklist v.2 as the basis for your monthly maintenance checklist.

Note: Monthly Maintenance will be the topic of the next three installments of the SOP Friday series on this blog.

If nothing else, you might just add a few items to the list of things you are already checking with your clients.

Please feel free to download the checklist today. If you love it, let me know. If you don't, I don't care. It didn't cost you anything. :-)

You can download the New 68-Point Checklist v.2 from the White Papers section of SMB Books.

- karlp


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  1. Simon Thomas2:16 PM

    Just wanted to say a big thanks for this. Really helps us amateur sys admins :)

  2. I placed the order yesterday and still haven't received the link?

  3. Thanks, Simon.

    My shopping cart requires me to "complete" orders, even if the dollar amount is zero. I gotta figure out how to make that happen automatically.

    In the meantime, I have hundreds of orders I need to process - at $0.00!

    Thank you for your support and patience.

  4. Sorry Karl, I didn't know. Just thought it might be a glitch. Thanks a bunch for all that you do. We all appreciate it so much.

  5. lol. I didn't know either, Daniel. But I sure found out!

    Actually: Once you check out, you can log into the SMB Books site and download your checklist immediately.

    - karlp

  6. Anonymous7:24 AM

    unfortunately it won't let me complete checkout. it wants a selection for "Pay by Paypal or Credit Card?" but there is nothing to select.

    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      something changed, because later i was able to complete checkout!

  7. Anon - not sure exactly what you mean. You don't need any payment method.

    I'm getting dozens of successful checkouts from people every day, so I'm not sure what you're seeing. If you wish, send screen shots to sales at smallbizthoughts.com.


  8. Karl - your 68 point checklist was a staple of my MSP back in the day, so great to see its updated and available for free. Very valuable - thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you Richard! I appreciate that.


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