Skip to main content

You can launch a business as a handyman as people are often looking for someone else to fix their homes and handle tasks they do not have the time or the skill for this.

Doing jobs for family and friends will help to spread the word about your skills: you can start by doing some work for a family member for free and then ask the family to spread the word about your services.

You will need to continue to add to your skill set so you can offer your clients more and more services.

Pay attention to detail with the jobs that you are tasked to do – perfection should be your goal if you want this business to succeed.


  • Start-up Capital: $100
  • Space required: Storage for tools
  • Equipment: Various tools such as hammers, drills and other hardware tools
  • Specific skills: Yes – you do need to have handyman skills