[Q&A] Getting Started, Job Pricing, Etc.

This question comes from Chuck in NY. Question: Hi Travis, Have been doing handyman type jobs for people for many years but mainly as a help for them and little profit for me. Now, having retired from teaching, I’d like to turn it into a small business. My main questions would be: — How to legally […]

[Q&A] Being a Handyman in California, License, Insurance, Etc.

This question comes from Daniel in California. Question: My top three questions right now would be: 1) I don’t have any contractors licensing; i’m interested in getting one, but i’m not entirely sure what to get. I’m looking into with my state’s website (CSLB, California). 2) I feel silly putting ads on Craigslist; like it’s […]

Handyman License and Laws

It is important to know and understand the licensing requirements and laws in your city and state. The last thing you want is to get in trouble for illegally running a handyman business in your city. Every city and state is going to vary on the requirements and laws of running a handyman business. Chances […]

Qualifications to Become a Handyman

There is no doubt the handyman trade is not for everyone. In order to be a successful handyman you will need to possess a number of qualities. You may not need every single quality I have listed but your chances of success will be greater. If you find that you only have a few of […]

How To Start a Handyman Business on a Shoestring Budget

How to start a handyman business on a shoestring budget

Starting a handyman business on a shoestring budget is totally possible and it’s exactly how I did it. I really didn’t have any money to invest in the start up of my business. My main goal was to start getting some customers to bring in money as quick as possible then slowly grow my business. […]

Is It Possible To Start A Handyman Business From Nothing?

Is it really possible to start a handyman business from nothing? I get asked this question quite a bit so I figured I’d take some time to answer it and set the record straight. In short, the answer is absolutely YES. I started my handyman business with no money at all so I know it’s […]

Handyman Business Cards

Handyman Business Cards

Even before you start your handyman business it is a good idea to get business cards made. That way when you talk to people and start telling them that you are starting a handyman business you can go ahead and give them a business card. What should be on your handyman business card? Your very […]

Do You Need A License To Be A Handyman?

Handyman License

Do you need a license to be a handyman? I get asked this question all the time so I figured it’s something I should address here. The problem is, there’s not a clear cut and dry answer to this question but I can shed some light on the situation. Question: Do you need a license […]