How to Start a Handyman Business

A handyman business is basically providing services to repair or enhance the client’s home or a specific location like a storage room. The business is so flexible. You can do it by yourself or hire a couple of helpers to help you do the job. Income may be better when you do the job alone but it depends on the nature of the jobs contracted. Before you start a handyman business, there are a few things to consider.

What a Handyman Business needs

- If you plan on doing the jobs on your own, particular tools are a must. If you plan on getting jobs via referrals, a cellphone or a computer is all you need to communicate.

- Advertising includes yellow pages, local newspapers, and the internet. You can have your own website when you plan on doing the business by yourself.

- If you start a handyman business, it may be crucial to hire some helpers to make the job a lot faster and easier, but if you prefer to go solo, then it is also acceptable as long as you can make sure to complete the required tasks in a timely manner.

- The things you need to engage in this business include having extensive knowledge on the tools needed for repairs and maintenance, and good communication skills.

- A mode of transportation is also needed to transport your tools. It is also possible to use your own vehicle for advertising.

Start a handyman business by locating potential clients who may be in need of the services you offer. When you already have clients, make sure to cover each engagement with a contract. If you are doing this alone, the prices for your services can be flexible. If you have hired workers with you, consider their salary as part of the cost. If you are on referral basis, ask the contractors on their price and mark up the price for the clients. If you can only accept a certain number of projects at a time, refer the rest to other contractors. These contractors may pay you back by referring their excess jobs to you in the future.

To start a handyman business requires only the necessary skills and tools of a handyman, and some capital for transportation and advertising purposes. If you need to hire additional hands, make sure that they have the necessary skills and experience to make the job easier for you and allow you to accept and work on more assignments.

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