Start A Handyman Service

If you have the tools and a knack for fixing things around the home, you can turn that skill into cold hard cash. You can pretty much set your own hours and charge a nice hourly rate of $15 an hour to $50 an hour.

Your Duties

As a handyman, you need to arrive on time and do a professional job. Make sure not to destroy the person's home and to make sure they are completely satisfied with your work before you leave.

How Much Can You Make?

This is tough to say. It's all up to your hourly rate, you can charge anywhere from $15 and hour to $50 an hour. Don't forget to charge for your travel time to and from your clients place. You can also quote by the job. I know one handyman who advertises, "No Job Over $500" and would do a whole days worth of work and never charge more than $500.

How To Get Started

I would recommend you setup a free account with TaskRabbit will send clients your way and take 30% of the fee collected for their trouble. If you can find advertising that costs less than 30% of your revenue, then you may want to skip this company. But for starting out, it won't hurt.

A cheaper alternative is to make flyers advertising your service and that you are a local neighbor (give your address). Pass them out in your neighborhood and see what happens.

What You Need
To Get Started
  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Free account at
  • Tools
  • Knowledge on home and office repairs
  • Flyers

What I Love About This
"I get to meet my neighbors and other locals. Chance to help others and get paid for what I love to do."

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