Q&A: Customer Haggling Over Price

Question: Hi Travis, Ok,.. a question. I recently had a customer who at the end of the day wanted to haggle over our agreed on price. I was firm on the price, but then he balked at the materials I bought(not marked up) and didn’t think we needed them. We came to an agreement, but […]

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Q&A: Job Pricing Seems Too Low

Question: My husband is the handyman, I just think the price that he sets for some things he does is way below what a person would pay. He doesn’t have a load of clients as he works a regular 8 hour day 5 days a week as our landlord’s handyman/go to guy. Our landlord owns […]

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Q&A: Marketing, Accounting, Handyman Price List, Etc.

This is a multi-question Q&A post since I often get short questions that don’t really warrant an entire post on their own. Question: How do you get new clients? How do you keep up with the business side (taxes) working for yourself? Answer: I get my clients from my website. That’s been my most successful […]

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Q&A: Trip Charge, Additional Charges, Etc.

Question: Hello Travis, A few quick questions: If I’m charging a trip charge of $40 , show up at a customers home, troubleshoot some non working receptacles and repair them, THEN the customer ask me to troubleshoot an appliance (which I do work on). Should I be adding an additional charge for troubleshooting the appliance […]

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Choosing Your Ideal Customer

You’ll find when running your handyman business that there are many types of customers. There are some you’ll click with and others that you won’t care so much for. I want to challenge you start choosing the types of customers that you want to work with and leave the problem customers for someone else. Choose […]

How to get paid for your handyman services

After you perform handyman services for a client, you’ll need to get paid. Which payment methods will you take? I’ll outline the pros and cons of taking different payment methods below and let you know the payment methods that I take in my own business. How many different payment methods should you offer? You’ll want […]

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