Nov 10 , 2014

HS 022 – How to Jumpstart Your Handyman Business – Interview With Brand New Handyman Justin Terrill

Are you still on the fence with whether or not a handyman business can actually work?  Or, are you hesitant to get started?  If so, you’re going to get inspired by this episode where I share a great interview with brand new Australian handyman business owner, Justin Terrill.

This is the first time I’ve had a handyman on the show who is just getting started, and it turned out amazing.

Justin started his handyman business only a couple of months ago and is already booked out two weeks in advance while charging a premium for his services.  He was previously a teacher, when he realized that he enjoyed working with his hands much more.  So, he put his skills that he learned from working on a farm to good use and got started with his handyman business in Sydney, Australia.

I got in touch with Justin when he contacted me to thank me for helping him get started.  As a member of the Handyman Web Academy (Now called Handyman Marketing Machine) and a reader of this blog, he took action on the knowledge that he learned and has had amazing results.

It was inspiring to talk with Justin, and even though he’s just getting started, I learned a lot from him.  Whether you are just getting started or have been in business for a while, Justin’s got some great insights to share.

Here’s what we cover in this episode:

  • The marketing methods Justin used to jumpstart his business.
  • Why customers aren’t just looking for the highest skilled handyman and what they want instead.
  • How a handyman business is surprisingly profitable.
  • Challenges of going from employee to business owner.
  • Talking money with customers and tips for getting more comfortable.
  • The importance of choosing your clients.
  • Simple and effective tips for getting more referrals.
  • The importance of a professional image.

Resources mentioned in the Podcast

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