Home Advisor Pro Review:  What You NEED to Know

Aug 17 , 2013

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Home Advisor Pro Review: What You NEED to Know

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Home Advisor PRO is a fast and easy way to get customers and grow your business. However, it’s a controversial subject with contractors. Some businesses are experiencing massive success with the service, while others trash talk it and describe it as a scam.

So who’s right? And most importantly, should you use them to generate leads? That is the ultimate question I’ll answer in this article.

I’m going to discuss the controversial issues surrounding Home Advisor as well as the pros and cons of using it.  I’ll also share my personal experience I gained while growing my handyman business and some tips for maximizing ROI with the service formerly known as ServiceMagic.

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My Monthly Report – July 2013

Aug 08 , 2013

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My Monthly Report – July 2013

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Welcome to my 20th monthly income report – July 2013!

I’ve officially been in business for 20 months now and it’s time to share my lessons and income for this month.

If you’re a new reader of the Handyman Startup Blog, I’ve been writing these monthly reports since I started my business.  I include a ton of information about my handyman businesses like how much money I made, where my new customers came from, and any lessons or struggles I encountered along the way.

I’m a strong believer that you should enjoy what you do for a living.  So, If you are interested in creating a business that provides you with fulfillment and freedom from horrible bosses and the drudgery of the 9-5, then these reports are for you.

Here’s what I’ll discuss in this month’s report:

  • A new product I’m working on to help you get new customers.
  • How I charge $60/hour to a customer that is used to paying $20/hour.
  • A featured service for this month.
  • Finally, closure on my court battle!

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How To Learn Any Skill And Get Paid To Do It

Jul 30 , 2013

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How To Learn Any Skill And Get Paid To Do It

As a home service professional, developing new skills to keep up with the competition is necessary.  For handymen, learning new skills is basically our job description.

Not only is learning new skills important, but learning how to learn new skills efficiently is getting ever more important.  We are now in what is commonly known as the information age.  That means it is easier than ever to get starting with your business, but it also means that more people have access to quality information.  That means more competition.

This tells me that in order to get ahead and pull away from the pack, developing a system for learning rapidly could mean the difference between success and failure.

In this podcast, I discuss:

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