Have you ever wanted to make money from your DIY skills? With this handy book, you can start your own small business as a handyman.
There are many jobs around the home or workplace that are simply too small to interest specialist trades people like plumbers, carpenters, plasterers, decorators etc. Generally when called upon to quote for these smaller jobs they often decline the work, price too high, or more often than not, fail to turn up. As a consequence many property owners or businesses have dozens of fiddly annoying jobs that need doing, but rarely get done.
A number of specific target customers emerge from this situation. The busy professional, the elderly, the home mover and those responsible for property, such as letting agencies, schools without a full-time caretaker, clubs and care homes.
The need is for a personable, trustworthy, individual who will complete smaller jobs. Someone who will turn up when they say they will and do a quality job for a fair price. Often the handyman will be able to complete a number of jobs that would normally require several tradespeople to complete, for example: decorating a kitchen, fitting a laminate floor, hanging new shelves, replacing a kitchen cabinet hinge and fitting a new curtain pole. The handy man can provide a complete service in one job.
Writing from experience, the author lays out the blueprint for turning your skills into cash, including how to build a client base; how to equip yourself with new and unfamiliar skills; learn from your competition; schedule jobs; build word-of-mouth referrals; manage insurance issues; carry out risk assessments and work safe; and deal with paperwork from permits and plans to invoices.
In one form or another, Andy has always been a writer. At school, he passed notes in class and scribbled rude words on lampposts. At University, he wrote a PhD in biochemistry and forged tickets to various balls. And as an advertising copywriter, has written commercials for everything from baby food to booze. But it wasn't until he was well into his thirties that Andy stared writing fiction. If he could write a letter his younger self, it would urge him to stop messing about and get on with it.
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