A handyperson is someone who is skilled in a wide range of repairs and “odd jobs” – usually around the home. These tasks could include anything from painting and decorating, tiling, flooring, putting up fences, and so on.
Sometimes, they may already be working in a particular trade and will take on work as a handyperson in their spare time. Other times, they may be self-taught – having picked up skills from working on their own homes and the homes of friends and family.
If you’re interested in getting paid to become a handyperson, then the first and most important thing is to make sure that you have insurance – so that you’ll be protected against any accidents that could cause damage to you, someone else or their property. You’ll also need to make sure that you have a wide range of tools to equip your for a wide range of services, as well as your own vehicle to get yourself to and from jobs.
As with some of the other self-employed entries in this list, a good way to start building clients is to advertise your services on social media and by handing out flyers/business cards and placing them on local notice boards. Over time, it’s likely that you will build up a regular client base and will benefit from word of mouth recommendations in your local area.