Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: Medium

What’s What: Do you find yourself running out of do-it-yourself projects? Do you take things apart and put them back together for fun? You can make some money and set your own hours as a Handyperson!

Amava Take: Yes, everyone has YouTube and you’d think that maybe that means more people would want to teach themselves to tackle those small jobs at home than ever before because it is easier than ever to learn how to do them right. But the truth is, many people would rather spend their time doing other things or they are just too busy. That’s where you come in. You have your own tools anyway because you’ve been doing it yourself for a long time. Now, just make it known that you’re for hire and you’d be amazed how many problems you can solve for others. And set your own rates! All those years of lego are finally paying off!

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?

People with engineering brains who are great with their hands.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Make sure you know what the budget is and try not to push for a bigger fix than what the client has in mind.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

You decide!

From the Trenches:

What’s the most satisfying part of the job?

Helping people fix the things that keep their lives running.

How would you describe the hard parts?

When a client wants a quick, cheap fix and I know it will not work out.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever fixed?

Once I had to fix a bike work stand before I could fix a broken bike.

Special Requirements: While experience as a contractor, electrician, plumber or something similar may help you get jobs, there are no licensing requirements.

Finding a Position: You can list yourself on local social networks, use on-demand service apps or put ads in your local paper. Word of mouth goes far here and so does repeat business.