Should I Hire Handyman Helpers?

The hiring of employees can be a great way to increase your income as a handyman.  In my area, handyman helpers would earn from $15 to $25 per hour.  After figuring in payroll taxes and workman’s compensation insurance the cost per hour would be closer to $25 to $35 per hour.  Marking up the employee cost to $40 to $50…

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Should I Charge for Mileage or Travel Time?

I don’t charge for travel time or mileage within my normal area but many contractors do.  The plumbers and electricians are particularly known for this.  Check to see what other handymen in your area are doing. When traveling outside of my normal work area I always charge for mileage and/or travel time. If you charge for mileage, use the federal…

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What Type of Customer Will Pay the Highest Rate for Handyman Services?

Millions of homeowners will agree that a good handyman is hard to find. They are afraid of calling someone they don’t know from the yellow pages or classified ads.   They don’t want to be over charged and treated rudely only to end up with shoddy workmanship and an unfinished job.  The handyman industry’s negative reputation has been built by people…

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