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My Monthly Report – December 2013

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Welcome to my December 2013 monthly income report!

2013 is over and I’m now entering my third year in business. (which is kind of mind blowing)

It’s been an interesting and exciting ride with plenty of ups and downs and I’ve certainly upped my handyman business skills since I started.

If you are new to the blog, I write these income reports each month to share my story with the hope to inspire others.  I believe that if you want it bad enough you can make a great living doing something you love and still have time left to enjoy life.

My goal is to not only achieve that for myself, but help others to as well.

In each report, I share anything interesting that happened during the month, marketing tips, and a profitable featured service that you can start offering in your business.  I also share my income and expenses. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – November 2013

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Welcome to my 24th monthly income report.  That means I’ve officially been a handyman business owner for 2 years!

It’s crazy how fast the time has gone and also how much my mindset has changed since I started.  I mean, I went from charging $25/hour to demanding a minimum of $60/hour.  I had no idea that was possible and I’m so thankful that I was able to achieve this success.

If you are new to the blog, I write these reports each month to detail my successes and failures.  Not only that, I also share how much money I made, how much I spent, and what marketing methods brought me my new customers.

Basically, I’m giving you the roadmap to create a successful home service business for yourself.

If you’re tired of working for a boss you hate, or not being in control of your schedule, this content is for you.  Or, if you are already operating a home service business and want to gain the edge over your competition, this is for you, too. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – October 2013

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Welcome to my 23rd monthly income report for my handyman business!

I write these every month and this one marks my 23rd month in business as a handyman.  In these reports I share how much money I made in the last month, how I made that money, and anything else interesting that happened along the way.

I also share quality tips to help you either start or grow your own handyman business.

If you are new to the blog, I’m no millionaire (not even close).  In fact, this is my first business venture and I’m still learning a lot along the way.  What I do have is the desire to succeed and grow as an entrepreneur, learn everything I can about marketing, and most importantly, enjoy myself along the way.

I’m hoping that my story can help you do the same (if you’re interested).  If you are still working that job you hate and wake up un-exited every morning, these reports are written for you.  Also, if you are a home service provider looking to dominate the competition, these reports are for you, too. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – September 2013

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Welcome to my monthly income report for September 2013!

What’s a monthly income report you ask?

It’s a monthly article where I share my handyman business experiences including everything from how much I made to where I get my customers.  I share what I learned, anything interesting that happened along the way, and tips to help others succeed.

If you are a handyman, plumber, electrician, contractor, or other home service provider, these reports are for you.

If you are a handy person that hates your desk job and wants something more, these report are for you, too.  There’s an incredible amount of opportunity out there and I’d love to help you see that.

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

  • How I use my handyman business to accelerate the achievement of my goals.
  • My plans for increasing my hourly rate.
  • How to judge a customer by their expectations.
  • Plus a featured service for this month. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – August 2013

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Welcome to my monthly income report!

If you’re a new reader of the Handyman Startup Blog, here’s what my income reports are all about.

At the end of each month, I gather all of my income and expense data to include in these reports. I include information like how much money I made, how much it cost me to make that money, and where I got my customers. I also share a ton of insight, tips, and lessons learned along the way to help you with your business.

So, if you run a home service business, there is sure to be some valuable insight to be gained!  I’m so open and share all of this because I want to help you (or somebody you might know) get more customers, make more money, and most importantly, enjoy what you do. 

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

  • Super-customers and what they mean to your business.
  • Featured Service:  Honey-do lists.
  • The results from tracking all of my time for the month.
  • An update on my new video course. [Read more…]

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! [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – June 2013

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Welcome to my June 2013 monthly income report!

This marks the end of my 19th month in business as a handyman and also my 19th report.

Just in case you’re a Handyman Startup first timer, I write these reports each month discussing my business in detail.  I share how much money I made, what marketing methods brought me that money, my expenses, and other useful insight for all you handymen who want to go pro and dominate the home service industry.

If you want to make more money while only working for customers you like, these reports are for you.  If you don’t enjoy your current 9-5 job and desperately want to quit, these reports are for you, too.

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

  • Record Profits for my Handyman Business and an awesome hourly rate.
  • How my truck graphics paid for themselves twice over this month.
  • Another reason to treat your existing customers like gold.
  • Why I failed at my goal and what I plan to do about it. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – May 2013

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Welcome to my May 2013 monthly income report!  I’ve been writing these reports each month since I started my business and this marks my 18th month in business as a handyman.  1.5 years baby!

For those of you that enjoy my podcast, good news!  This month, you can listen to my monthly report as I’ve featured it on the Handyman Startup Podcast.  You can find it in the itunes store or listen to it directly from this page (bottom of page).  Enjoy, and don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

In these reports I share my income for each month, how I made that money, how much it cost to make that money, and anything interesting that happened along the way.  I also share tips to help you dominate the home service industry.

If you are first time reader of the blog, I’m not rich (yet :)).  In fact, this is my first business and I still have a lot to learn.  However, I’ve successfully created an income stream that supports my lifestyle doing something that I enjoy and have complete freedom over.    I used to work as a mechanical engineer and absolutely hated what I did.  Somehow, I mustered up the courage to quit and start something on my own.  It was the best career decision I’ve ever made.  Now, I’d like to help you create the same level of freedom that I’ve created.  [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – April 2013

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Welcome to my April 2013 monthly report!  I write these reports at the end of each month and this one marks my 17th month in business as a handyman.

In these reports I share how much money I made in the last month, how I made that money, and anything interesting that happened in the process.  I also share quality tips to help you either start or grow your own handyman business.  I’ve been writing these reports since my second month in business so you can really get an idea of what it’s like.

If you are new to the blog, I’m not a millionaire marketing guru (far from it).  In fact, this is my first business and I still have a lot to learn.  However, I have created a solid income for myself as a handyman and I actually enjoy what I do (something not many people can say).  I do things my way and on my terms – an ability I hold in very high regard.  I woud like to help you do the same and enjoy the same level of freedom that I’ve created.  (If you’re interested)  I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it’s easy to do, but it is definitely worth the effort!

April was an absolutely amazing month.  I worked for some really great new customers while strengthening relationships with other customers (of course, only the ones that I want to work with).  I was even fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a trip to Chicago for a week.  I also made some changes to the way I schedule my customers which has drastically improved my working experience.  I think you’ll like this one. [Read more…]

My Monthly Report – March 2013

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Welcome to my March 2013 monthly report!  That’s another month in the bank for my handyman business for a total of 16.

It’s crazy to think about how far I’ve come and how much I’ve learned in that short period of time.  I went from not knowing what the hell I was doing to making a pretty healthy hourly rate.  I went from wondering whether or not I could sustain a living to actually turning down jobs.

One thing I’ve learned is that some months are crazy busy while others, well, aren’t.  As for March, it was a slow month.  One phrase I hear a lot in this industry is “feast or famine.”  I haven’t quite experienced a famine, but I would say March was pretty close when compared to the income from the 3 months prior.

So why was it so slow? [Read more…]