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The Skills Every Handyman Should Possess

The home is an integral part of family life. It is where loving and happy memories are made and also a place of safety and security for those more stressful times in life. Children grow, play and learn in their homes, always living in the moment, their minds filled with new ideas and inventions. This means, like any other establishment, the home is prone to damage, as well as being in need of general updating. Once part of a home is damaged, and the repair work necessary is not something you could tackle yourself; the handyman is the one to call.

A professional handyman is skilled in fixing most mishaps, sometimes by fixing what is broken instead of using a costly replacement. And he doesn’t just deal with damage, but also with new tasks such as putting up TV wall mounts, installing baby safety equipment or erecting flat pack furniture. … Read More

Handyman Business Goal Setting and Achieving – How to Make $100K Per Year As a Handyman

There are six major categories of goal setting that a Handyman business owner should set goals in, measure their progress toward those goals and work hard at achieving. Since you are continuing to read this, I suspect that you just might be interested in knowing what those six goal categories are. Well, I won’t disappoint you.

For the most part, let’s begin with the end in mind and work backwards.

Determine your income or money goal. If you want to make $100,000 per year as income in your Handyman business, then use that as your goal and work through the rest of your goals to figure out what you would need to do to earn that amount per year.

How many clients would you need to have at your decided rate to earn that amount of money with all your expenses taken out so that your Handyman business can actually … Read More

Contractor, Handyman Or Construction Broker?

Every Homeowner needs help around the house from small repairs or spruce-ups to renovations. But how can you determine what type of professional to hire? Here are some tips and differences in home improvement professionals that you should consider.

Contractor vs Handyman: Often a contractor’s fees to handle small projects can be cost prohibitive. A handyman typically handles small jobs around the house and yard for both businesses and homeowners alike, and can provide a practical and cost effective solution. Some jobs require a specific license or are beyond the scope of a handyman. General contractors can handle virtually any major home project. One rule of thumb can be how long the job should take. If it’s going to take more than 2 full days to complete, a general contractor is better equipped to handle the project.

Developing a relationship with a reliable and trustworthy handyman over the long term … Read More

Starting a Handyman Business – Pros and Cons

There are always good and bad aspects of any business. The handyman business is no exception. Yes it can be very good for the right people and very bad for the wrong type of people.

In order to become successful in this type of business, you:

Must be experienced:

If you are reading this article today, you have either been your own boss before or would like to be your own boss now. The handyman business is a good idea and fit for the type of person who is very skilled with their hands. You should have some kind of prior experience working in this line of work. This type of business is not recommended for those who have little to know experience in this trade. Lacking the experienced required could cause legal issues against you should you damage a customers property.

Must be a self starter:

If you have … Read More

Vehicle Choices For a Handyman Business

Nothing wastes more time than running back and forth to the store to get one more item. It is far more efficient for you if you carry most of the tools you are going to need with you at all times. In a sense, as a handyman on the go, you are going to need to have a small traveling hardware store with you.

That means you are going to need some storage space. Most handymen get by with a truck that has a cap or a “topper”. If gives them the storage space of an SUV, but they do not have to change vehicles if they already have a reliable truck. Of course, if you have the budget to get a new (or good used) vehicle, then some alternatives come up. Vans are a proven vehicle for service people of all kinds. They have more room than a pickup … Read More

Six Traits Of A Professional Handyman

How does it feel when something breaks in your house and everything that you do to fix it goes in vein? Have you ever felt amazed by the job of a handyman who did what was needed for fixing any issue in your home? You can yourself become that awe-inspiring person with little bit of safety, knowledge and good work ethics. In this article I’m going to describe the six traits of a professional handyman that separate them from amateurs in:

  1. Keep safety in mind: You don’t want to be a dead man instead of a handyman. So keep security in mind before doing anything. Heed and read all the instructions published in the manuals of tools that you use and the machine that has issues because roots of all these instructions are in the misfortune of someone else!
  2. Get the right tools: This point relates to first point. The
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Taking a Look at the Handyman Home Repair Online

The use of the internet has now become a good place for handyman home repair businesses to advertise. These businesses can increase their customer base by simply answering questions regarding house repairs or home remodeling. Thus, customers can find solutions to their questions online and if they need an in-home visit, then they are reassured that this company is a good one.

The main service that these handyman home repair businesses provide online is information. While this won’t increase business directly, it is a means to an end. Some of these sites will send out daily or weekly emails to subscribers about how to prevent a problem around the house, which tool to use, and how to avoid costly mistakes. Once a person feels comfortable with these tips and solutions, they may find that they have a major repair job to be done and will use that business. Home improvements … Read More

Handyman Maintenance – A Great Necessity

As long as there are homes, there will always be a need for handyman maintenance. Not only are there home repairs, but stores, schools, private businesses are also in constant need of maintenance, repairs, and upkeep of one kind or another.

It may seem surprising but now is actually an ideal time to start your own handyman maintenance business! Are you handy with tools, home upkeep, repairs and remodeling? These skills can be the key to your very own home based business. Even if you are not interested in your own business, knowing handyman repairs can sure save you a good amount of money!

A handyman business can be a one person company. Most of the work can be completed alone, which eliminates the payroll process involved in larger businesses. These handyman skills can be used to make money either on a part-time or full-time basis. A good handyman is … Read More

How Much Does A Handyman Cost?

How much does a handyman cost? Why is there such a difference in cost?

These are questions that I have heard asked time and again, and unlike other professions or trades where rates are clearly defined, handyman charges can vary for a large number of reasons.

What is a handyman? Generally it is a skilled individual who may or may not be licensed but is competent in areas of household maintenance and minor repair or installations. They may have worked for many years as trades assistants, or have developed their skills in past working roles or training courses. Often tradesman, such as carpenters will advertise their services as a handyman service. There are however a large number of people working in the sector who are inexperienced, unskilled, and most importantly uninsured. There are many who are not registered as a business and conduct cash only trade.

So here is the … Read More

Handyman Do’s and Don’ts

If you own a home, you are well acquainted with the maintenance required to keep everything running smoothly. Patch and repair work will always be necessary for as long as you own a dwelling. Some homeowners are staunch do-it-yourselfers while others can’t even stock a proper tool box. If you fall into the category that could use a bit of help around the house, hiring a handy person can be a wise idea. Here are some dos and don’ts for hiring a repairperson.

Do:

– Check his or her references. Ask for references and call them all. A word-of-mouth referral from a trusted source is even better. You want to employ someone who has done similar work for a friend, relative or neighbor. Ask about his or her reliability, skill and timeliness in job completion. If possible, take a look at the handiwork that the repair person did for your … Read More