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Are you a bit of a whizz with a paint brush? Are you the first person that your friends and family turn to when they have a problem with their home that they just can’t solve? Are you always tinkering with things around your home? I have news for you my friend – you are a DIYer. That’s good news because people who are handy have endless opportunities to make money and build businesses.
If you would like to become your own boss and make a good living, here are some of the ways that your DIY skills could be employed to your advantage:
Custom Build Things
If you want to build up a business where you get to do the thing you love, create beautiful things and blow your customers away, then becoming a custom furniture or ornament builder might be for you. You can start small by creating a few little trinkets or ornaments and selling them at local craft fairs or online at Etsy, or you can plunge right in and start taking orders for custom cabinets, coffee tables, sideboards and whatever. All you’ll need, apart for your excellent carpentry skills, are a good set of tools, which are not cheap, admittedly, but which will represent a great investment if you’re serious about making your DIY skills your business.
Write About DIY
Of course, you can make money without getting so hands on so much of the time. If you’re great at DIY, and I mean if you really know your stuff, you can potentially make a good living by writing about DIY. Whether you start your own website or blog, you create instructional ebooks, or you write and perform DIY-based videos, there is huge potential to build a business in this area. Of course, you’ll need to be able to write too, but if that isn’t a problem for you, then it’s something well worth considering.
We tend to think of handymen as being self-employed people working on a freelance basis, but it is possible to turn Handyman services into a proper business with lots of employees and a wider reach by employing a network of capable individuals. If you want to do this, you’ll need the proper insurance, and you’ll need to invest in lots of equipment, but you can get things like a digger, drill set or propane burnisher for sale quite cheap if you go down the used route. Then it’s just a matter of coming up with a brand and marketing yourself to homeowners.
Become a Teacher
Another route you could take is the one where you impart your knowledge to other people who want to learn DIY skills for themselves. You could do this by starting up your own teaching school, running online courses, teaching at community colleges or even teaching privately on a one-to-one basis.
It’s clear that your DIY skills could be the key to your business success, but in order for that to happen, you must have a high level of skills, a willing to work and a knack for promotion as well as the handy stuff. If you’ve got all that covered, you’re good to go.