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Old 10-18-2018, 07:35 PM   #21
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Nobody wants To pay a handyman $100 an hour.

Who cares what the going rate is?

Line itemize everything.


There are alot of people that will pay handyman OVER $100/hr. In my area Mr Handyman the franchise gets $160/hr.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:24 PM   #22
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Yeah this makes a lot of sense. People get weird when you tell them the hourly rate. They act like they are hiring a high school kid to rake leaves after school or something.

Yes it is funny because if you tell people you’re charging them $80 an hour or whatever it causes them to blow their lid by thinking who the hell makes $80 an hour?

They they start the mindset that doctors (or whoever you want to compare) doesn’t make that much money and this guy is ripping me off!!!

As usual the vast majority of people have no idea on how much it cost to run a business



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The first thing you do is scratch Handyman from your vocabulary. Typically, when people think of a handyman, they think cheaper than other skilled craftsmans. A buddy who does similar work, calls himself a Home Repair Specialist. He has a $300 minimum + materials and $500 daily rate, but bids a flat cost on larger jobs and never does an hourly rate.
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The first thing you do is scratch Handyman from your vocabulary. Typically, when people think of a handyman, they think cheaper than other skilled craftsmans. A buddy who does similar work, calls himself a Home Repair Specialist. He has a $300 minimum + materials and $500 daily rate, but bids a flat cost on larger jobs and never does an hourly rate.
I used the word "handyman" on here but it isn't on my website or business cards. My business name is _______ home repair and maintenance. I think it sounds more professional that way. The word handyman is a little bit corny.

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I don’t care if you call me a contractor, a home repair specialist, or handyman.




Just don’t call me cheap.


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My card, website and my van and my license all say Handyman has done for 14 years. The tag handyman gets me in the door, the rest is history.
I know a lot about building science so I can explain why things are happening to there house and what we need to do to fix it.
We sometime start off with punch lists at a hourly rate, these clients then turn into clients that do bathrooms and basements. We have done 15 bathrooms and 2 basement remods this year
I am fully versed in both Schluter systems and Wedi. I have hung pictures and changed air filters for a client that I then built 2 $7k bookshelves.
Handyman is a great thing to have on your card and website, if you want to work for yourself and make a great living
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My card, website and my van and my license all say Handyman has done for 14 years. The tag handyman gets me in the door, the rest is history.
I know a lot about building science so I can explain why things are happening to there house and what we need to do to fix it.
We sometime start off with punch lists at a hourly rate, these clients then turn into clients that do bathrooms and basements. We have done 15 bathrooms and 2 basement remods this year
I am fully versed in both Schluter systems and Wedi. I have hung pictures and changed air filters for a client that I then built 2 $7k bookshelves.
Handyman is a great thing to have on your card and website, if you want to work for yourself and make a great living
Good to know! Also nice to hear how the punch list jobs turned into bigger projects. I worked all day today for an hourly rate and I feel I did well but I was fair and the customer was happy. There was a lot of "while you are here" jobs so I'm glad I didn't kill myself trying to figure out prices for every little thing such as installing a door stop. I also had to buy a bunch of crap at the store so billing out hourly is nice because it is easy to get paid for that time as well. Going back next week for a bunch of exterior work, painting, new toilet and rotted siding replacement.

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I own and operate a handyman business and I have "punch list" slapped on the side of my trailer. I find it very lucrative. I bid per job and I base it on my hourly rate ($75 per hour which I don't offer to the customers) that I need to make a good profit and stay in business.

As an example I charge per picture to hang and obviously the larger the object the higher the price. My job minimum is $75 within a 5 mile radius of my house. Goes up from there.

There are times when a customer wants to know my hourly rate for a project, I just tell them I charge per job not hourly. Which I do but to them, I don't. If I think a job should take 10 hours... My labor fee is $750.

Charge for everything.. If a customer wants you to pick up materials they purchased.. Charge a material aquazision fee..

As far as when customers say, "wile you are here.. can you do.." I do do extra work for customers, but it's always at a non discounted rate.

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