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Best grandparents day gifts

April 23rd, 2010

I came across a great site the other day. specialises in one to one training in your own home to get you on the internet, emailing and computer literate.

Rob Richman the companys founder felt that there was a gap in the market for computer training for absolute beginners.

Some people do not have the confidence to admit to a group of people in a class environment that they cannot use a computer. combats this by providing the training on a 1-1 basis in that persons own home and more importantly on that persons own computer.

Now for the clever part. Rob at A Helping Hand understands that his end customers by definition are not going to find his website by searching in Google – they will after his training mind.

No, his new customers will come in the form of people redeeming gift vouchers they have received as gifts from loved ones wishing them to give them a boost in computer literacy.

For example. Lets suppose you are based in New York on secondment from Head office in London. Your mother who is based in London is missing the grandchildren since you moved six months ago.

How great would it be that Nana could read a bedtime story over Skype with full video and voice every Sunday evening before they go back to school the following week.

The trouble is she has never used a computer and whilst you could buy her one with all the necessary hardware, she would not know how to use it.

This is where comes in. You buy a voucher on their fully transactional website Having paid using the well known and safe payment gateway Paypal your voucher will be mailed 1st class to your Mother.

Upon receipt she just has to give Rob or one of the other fully trained instructors at a helping hand to book her computer lesson at a time that suits her.

The lesson will aim to cover exactly what is needed by the client, in this case, internet setup, skype installed, webcam and speakers installed and tuition on how to use the software itself.

Before you know it your children will be chatting to Nana as if she is the room with them even though she is some 3000 miles away.


So rather than cheap flowers for mothers day gifts or Moonpig cards for Nana on Grandparents day (1st Sunday of the October) make sure you check out for the ultimate gift. The gift that will last a lifetime and allow loved ones to make full use of technology available today.