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Handyman's Handbook
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Launch a profitable second career!

THE NUTS-AND-BOLTS OF RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL HANDYMAN BUSINESS

Building a sustained career as a handyman demands more than just a toolbox and a winning smile. If turning an ability with tools into a profitable vocation is your goal, the Handyman’s Handbook is the book you need to do it right.

Written in clear language by a veteran handyman with a quarter- century’s experience, the Handyman’s Handbook is filled with hands-on, how-to information and time-saving tips of the trade. You'll gain a firm understanding of how to run your own successful business, including:


  • Where and how to learn all the skills you need
  • How to get the necessary tools and materials
  • Which jobs are most frequently requested
  • How to adapt your car or truck
  • How to find and keep customers
  • And much, much more!

No matter if you're an established handyman with a growing business, a newcomer looking to get established, or a weekend warrior who wants to add efficiency to home projects, the Handyman’s Handbook is the one resource you need within arm’s reach at all times!

You get coverage of:


  • What a handyman does
  • Acquiring knowledge and skills
  • Adapting your car
  • Items to carry in your car
  • Your toolbox
  • Tools, hardware, and materials you should have
  • Other items to have at home
  • Organizing and storing hardware and materials
  • Ladders
  • Finding customers and keeping them happy
  • How much to charge
  • Working efficiently and safely
  • Record keeping and finances
  • Handyman mysteries
  • And much, much more!
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Launch a profitable second career!

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Building a sustained career as a handyman demands more than just a toolbox and a winning smile. If turning an ability with tools into a profitable vocation is your goal, the Handyman’s Handbook is the book you need to do it right.

Written in clear language by a veteran handyman with a quarter- century’s experience, the Handyman’s Handbook is filled with hands-on, how-to information and time-saving tips of the trade. You'll gain a firm understanding of how to run your own successful business, including:

  • Where and how to learn all the skills you need
  • How to get the necessary tools and materials
  • Which jobs are most frequently requested
  • How to adapt your car or truck
  • How to find and keep customers
  • And much, much more!

No matter if you're an established handyman with a growing business, a newcomer looking to get established, or a weekend warrior who wants to add efficiency to home projects, the Handyman’s Handbook is the one resource you need within arm’s reach at all times!

You get coverage of:

  • What a handyman does
  • Acquiring knowledge and skills
  • Adapting your car
  • Items to carry in your car
  • Your toolbox
  • Tools, hardware, and materials you should have
  • Other items to have at home
  • Organizing and storing hardware and materials
  • Ladders
  • Finding customers and keeping them happy
  • How much to charge
  • Working efficiently and safely
  • Record keeping and finances
  • Handyman mysteries
  • And much, much more!
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Preface

PART 1: BASICS

Chapter 1: What Does a Handyman Do?

Chapter 2: Getting Started: Frequently Requested Jobs

Chapter 3: Other Jobs You Can Do

Chapter 4: Acquiring Knowledge and Skills

Chapter 5: Adapting Your Car

Chapter 6: Items to Carry in Your Car

PART 2: TOOLS YOU SHOULD HAVE

Chapter 7: Buying Tools

Chapter 8: Your Toolbox

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Tools

Chapter 10: Cement-Work Tools

Chapter 11: Electrical-Work Tools

Chapter 12: Gardening and Tree Tools

Chapter 13: Layout and Measuring Tools

Chapter 14: Painting and Caulking Tools

Chapter 15: Plumbing Tools

Chapter 16: Portable Power Tools

Chapter 17: Stationary Power Tools

Chapter 18: Other Useful Tools

PART 3: HARDWARE YOU SHOULD HAVE

Chapter 19: Buying Hardware

Chapter 20: Door Hardware

Chapter 21: Electrical-Work Hardware

Chapter 22: Nails, Screws, Bolts, and Other Fasteners

Chapter 23: Hanging Objects on Walls

Chapter 24: Hose-Repair Hardware

Chapter 25: Plumbing Hardware

Chapter 26: Telephone Hardware

Chapter 27: Other Useful Hardware

PART 4: MATERIALS YOU SHOULD HAVE

Chapter 28: Caulking

Chapter 29: Paints and Putty

Chapter 30: Glues

Chapter 31: Lubricants

Chapter 32: Tapes

Chapter 33: Wood

Chapter 34: Other Useful Materials

PART 5: EQUIPMENT YOU SHOULD HAVE

Chapter 35: Ladders

Chapter 36: Workbench With Vise

Chapter 37: Other Useful Equipment

PART 6: ORGANIZING AND STORING YOUR HARDWARE AND MATERIALS

Chapter 38: Boxes

Chapter 39: Shelves, Hooks, Racks, Buckets

PART 7: CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Chapter 40: Finding Customers

Chapter 41: Keeping Your Customers Happy

Chapter 42: How Much to Charge

PART 8: ADDITIONAL ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Chapter 43: Before You Go on the Job

Chapter 44: Before You Leave the Job

Chapter 45: Work Efficiently

Chapter 46: Work Safely

Chapter 47: Improvising

Chapter 48: Big Paint Jobs

Chapter 49: Old House Versus New House

Chapter 50: Thoughts and Suggestions

Chapter 51: Yard Sale and Flea Market Tactics

Chapter 52: Record Keeping and Finances

Chapter 53: Clothing for the Handyman

Chapter 54: Food and Exercise

Chapter 55: Handyman Mysteries

FINAL WORDS

INDEX