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How to start a Handyman Retirement Business
If you are handy with tools, your neighbors need help. Many people just don’t have the time or skills to do little repairs around the house. And the professionals are not interested in small jobs even though they charge exorbitant rates. Consider turning you skills into a profitable handyman retirement business.
Here are some steps to get you started. (Be sure to click on the links for more details.)
- Learn the tricks of the trade. Read books and take courses.
- Decide on the type of work that you want to do. Getting good in a niche will pay off later.
- Buy the necessary tools. See our section on Handyman tools.
- Get a business license and insurance. People want to have confidence in you and you don’t need to be sued.
- Check out the competition. You might be surprised at how much the “professionals” are charging.
- Learn how to use an computer accounting system. Customers want professional estimate and invoices.
- Print up business cards.
- Set up a website to highlight your services. This does not have to be complicated.
- Post flyers at supermarkets and elsewhere. Let everyone you know what you can do.
Work the hours that you want and on the jobs that you want.
Be sure to stay away from occupations that need a license such as major plumbing or electrical installations unless you really know what you are doing. And don’t get involved with employees.
Remember, that this is a part-time handyman retirement business to add to your retirement income – not a full-time job.
Check out this page on Handyman Tools.
Also check out this article How to Start Your Own Business as a Handyman