4 Ways To Grow Your Business WITHOUT Working More or Hiring Employees

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Do you feel like your handyman business income has hit a glass ceiling?

Maybe your schedule is already full, and you’re pretty sure your pricing is about as high as it can go.

If so, how do you increase your income? How do you generate more profit when you don’t want to raise your prices, work more hours, or work harder?

At first glance, it may seem difficult. Potentially not even worth the effort. A lot of pros assume the only way to grow from here is to hire employees, and most don’t want to do that.

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Don’t Make This Mistake When Pricing Your Services

Pricing Mistake Business

In this article I’m going to share the #1 biggest pricing mistake nearly all new service pros make.

So last week my brother mentioned he was thinking of starting a lawn care business.

Naturally, just like anybody who’s never started a business, he has certain beliefs and ideas on how to get one going. Some of them really good, and others will guarantee he loses money.

One thing he said in particular that really popped out to me was that the way he figured it, he could charge just a little less than the other lawn care companies, and as a result, get a flood customers to jumpstart his business.

Basically, he was going to use low prices as his primary marketing strategy.

Now, I love my brother. He’s a great guy and he’s one of the smarter people I know. But dammit, this is one of the dumbest ways to approach business!

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Quit Your Job In 6 Months Or Less – The Ultimate 9-5 Escape Plan

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I used to wake up every day with one single question on my mind…”how many days are there before the weekend?”

I was counting down the days because I, like millions of people, hated my 9-5 job.

And this wasn’t just a mild dislike of my job either. I really, truly, deep down, despised almost everything about it. Waking up each day and realizing that I had to go to work was torture. I felt my stomach drop every Sunday when I realized tomorrow was the dreaded Monday.

But since I’m not a trust fund baby, I needed the money. So I stuck it out.

That was in 2011. Today is a completely different story. Now I like what I do (most of the time).

I get to the enjoy the freedom and free time that comes with owning a profitable business.

I get to wake up without an alarm clock and take time off in the middle of the week to go mountain biking on my favorite trails. I work fewer hours, enjoy that work more, and I make more money.

But in order to get to this point, I had to learn a few lessons. A lot actually. It turns out that many of my assumptions about starting and running a business were completely wrong.

One of my biggest lessons came from having to wade through

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Why Starting a Handyman Business Isn’t Risky

Low Handyman Business Risk

If you want to start a handyman business, whether full time or part time, you probably have some fears holding you back. The whole idea might seem too risky.

And that actually makes sense on an emotional level. Your brain is designed to fear the unknown and make you run away from uncertainty. But I’d like to share why there is actually very little, if no risk at all.

In fact, it’s likely more risky NOT to start a business that puts you in control of your finances and life. The consistent pay and benefits that comes with a 9-5 give a false sense of security, which is only obvious to those who

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The Unfortunate Truth: What It REALLY Takes To Quit Your Job

What quitting your job feels like

Five years ago I quit my engineering job to start a business. Just like millions of employees across the world, I hated my job. The only difference between them and I is that I actually took the leap.

And you know what? It was the best decision of my life. Not only do I have ten times as much freedom as a result, it was an exhilarating experience to actually quit my job. It made me feel alive.

It was fun to tell my boss I quit and people gave me tons of respect.

To this day, whenever I tell somebody the story of me quitting, they’ll say something like “Wow, that’s really admirable. Most people would just stay and be unhappy for their whole lives. You actually did something about it.”

And when I hear this stuff, my ego expands. People give me all kinds of respect and it feels great – like I’m some ultra confident risk taker or something.

But I have a confession to make – that’s not the whole story.

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They Said I Was Too Expensive…Then They Hired Me Anyway

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I was surprised when this customer questioned my pricing.

The I had been working for them for well over two years, and suddenly they were questioning my pricing?

Nothing had changed with me. I still charged the same rates.

Yet, there I sat, staring at my computer, reading an e-mail from a shocked customer who was upset about their bill.

“Was there a mistake with the invoice?” They asked. “What are these extra trip charges for?” and “Can you please call us to discuss this?”

Luckily, I’ve been doing this for a while, so it wasn’t a huge deal. I knew it was just a simple misunderstanding and as long as I didn’t get emotional about it, it would be O.K.

So, that’s what I did. I called them, explained myself, and worked it out. No big deal.

But, the story doesn’t end there.

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