In recent years, there has been a sudden shift where employees want more flexible hours. Becoming self-employed creates options for fluctuating hours, who you hire, what projects you prioritize, etc. If you’re a handyman and don’t want to work for a company anymore, consider starting your own business today with the following ideas.
Do you have a knack for designing the ultimate man cave or basement hangout? Put your skills to the test and try your hand at remodeling basements. This type of remodeling is shorter in length and much more manageable to accomplish than larger-scale projects.
Fix and Flip Houses
If you want more of a challenge than just basements, try fixing and flipping houses in your neighborhood. Starting a house flipping business is a great way to get experience in all forms of home remodeling. In this scenario, you won’t necessarily have clients until you finish the project unless you want to work with homeowners looking to purchase and flip a home outright.
Packing & Moving Company
Don’t like the idea of remodeling? Consider starting a packing and moving company that helps individuals transport their belongings from one home or apartment to another. This business idea you can start today is more laid back and less time-consuming than the above two, yet still allows you to use some of your handyman skills.
Antique Furniture Refurbishing
This business is one you can start in your backyard or garage. It requires minimal work to get going. The most challenging part will be hunting down the perfect furniture to refurbish. You can sell these pieces in local shops, online, or right out of your garage.
A roofing business is beneficial because there is always construction on a home or business. You could easily travel with this business and expand your network by going to towns that are farther away. If you want a company with few employees, you could quickly start this one with a handful of others.
What type of business do you want to start today? Use these ideas to inspire yourself. You can easily take something that is a hobby and turn it into a business venture.