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Computer Repair

Computer Repair

I specialize in computer optimization and repair of both Windows and Mac machines. Simple optimization, virus and malware removal, hardware/software replacements/upgrades, and more.
Starting at just $45.00.

Technology Consulting

Technology Consulting

I am familiar with all sorts of technology. Not sure what you need for your business storage and backup needs? Wondering what tablet to give as a gift to your grandma? Contact me today for custom solutions to fit your needs.

Website Development & Hosting

Website Development & Hosting

Custom website solutions to meet your needs. Development of a new site, maintenance or redevelopment of an existing site, and basic graphic design. Advanced graphic design available via 3rd party partner.
Contact me today for a custom quote.

About Me

My name is Josh Mans and I started On The Side (OTS) Computer and Technology Solutions in 2015 to make my on the side work more official and accessible. I’ve been working on computers and websites since I was about age 10 – I am now 34. Being that all of this work is on the side and not my primary source of income I am able to offer competitive pricing on both pre-determined and custom jobs.

With it also being on the side my time tables might be a little longer than other folks but I believe that the finished product will be the same or even better than the other guys, and leaving you with a more satisfied feeling knowing that I did my personal best for you.

I am located in Mankato, MN but also travel within a 60 mile radius for my computer work (first 20 miles round trip are free), $0.50/mile thereafter; and can work with anyone in the world on a website. Please get in touch today to discuss your needs and receive a personalized quote or proposal for services.

Computer Services

Below is a basic list of services that I provide, each item includes the item above it, please note that these are labor charges only. If a hardware upgrade or replacement is needed, or a software upgrade is needed the amount will be adjusted accordingly. I do not markup the cost of hardware or software - my cost is your cost.

  • Evaluation (Windows XP^ or newer or Mac OS X) - what needs to be done, if anything? Waived if services performed: $10
  • PC Tune-up & Optimization (Windows): $45
  • Basic Malware & Virus Removal (Windows) : $75
  • Deep Clean Malware & Virus Removal (For stubborn infections) (Windows or Mac OS X): $100
  • PC Refresh - (Windows XP^ or newer & Mac OS X) - Complete Reinstall of operating system to start fresh - no data backup: $175
  • PC Refresh - (Windows XP^ or newer & Mac OS X) - Complete Reinstall of operating system to start fresh - includes data backup: $240

^Please note that Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP. Your computer will still work with Windows XP, but Microsoft will no longer release security updates for it. It is suggested to upgrade to a newer operating system or purchase a new computer. I still work on Windows XP machines, though.

Other Services:

  • Data backup and restoration services (stand-alone, single-incident): $75
  • Data recovery services (stand-alone, single-incident): $100
  • Hardware Installation (per device): $15
  • Software Installation (per application or driver): $15
  • Cracked Screen repair for most laptops, tablets, and smartphones: Custom Pricing (dependent on device and parts availability)
  • Business or home office networking: Custom Pricing
  • Business server and workstation setup & maintenance: Custom Pricing

I also offer custom estimates for a combination of services provided and am willing to work within most any budget. In addition I also offer discounts for contracted recurring work for you or your business. Please get in touch with me today!

Technology Consulting

I offer a variety of technology consulting for both consumers and businesses. Some examples include:

  • The best gadget for a gift for a family member
  • The best server for storage and applications for your business
  • Determine workstation requirements for your business

Please get in touch with me to create a custom solution to fit your needs.

Website Solutions

I provide custom website solutions to meet your needs. I will meet with you to discuss everything and offer a custom proposal. I do not offer standard "packages" as every person and every business is different and I despise the cookie-cutter approach when it comes to web design and development. I do have some things I tend to lean toward - such as using WordPress as a powerful CMS (Content Management System) to present the information beautifully and allow for easy content changes by you, if you so chose.


  • Website domain purchasing and hosting setup
  • Website development
  • Website redevelopment
  • Website maintenance
  • Website repair
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Powerful Stats (via Google Analytics)
  • Brand Integration (similar look across all promotional materials - Print, Web, and App)
  • Basic Graphic Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design available through a 3rd party partner


  • Annual Hosting/Domain Cost: $75 (on average)
  • All other costs are determined based on needs. A custom quote will be provided after discussing your requirements.


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