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Thanks for the help guys. I only really just started out with my handyman business so I didn't want to price to much and not get the job but absolutely I don't want to end up doing it and not making a reasonable amount. U don't think it's rediculously under what I should have quoted..... Do u?


It depends on area tbh. In my area a handyman couldn't get away with charging 100 quid a day,more like 60-80 tops. However 10 miles away in St Andrews you'd get that no bother,however it's a tougher area to crack.


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I charge £130 a day up here in ne Derbyshire and have no problem getting work. Do a good job, be honest with folk and you'll get repeat business and word of mouth work. I haven't needed to advertise at all since I started a year ago and have been flat out almost from the off. Work out what you need pay wise and factor in tax and n.i costs plus fuel and tools and your time for getting materials etc.... £100 a day once expenses are paid is not a lot.

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I'm in west wales. Ye your right mate after expenses are deducted it isn't a massive daily rate. Fair play to u for getting plenty of work without advertising. I delivered leaflets through letter boxes in my local area. Loads more left to go out mind


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I'm in west wales. Ye your right mate after expenses are deducted it isn't a massive daily rate. Fair play to u for getting plenty of work without advertising. I delivered leaflets through letter boxes in my local area. Loads more left to go out mind

Keep plugging away and if you're polite, do a good job, clean up after yourself then the work will come. The bulk of my work is word of mouth. Get friendly with other tradesmen too if they are at the same house you are, take a card and offer yours. I do get work through these referrals. A lot of tradesmen don't want the little jobs and that's where you come in. My favourite days are the ones with lots of little jobs at different customers, it can be a good day money wise.

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I charge £130 a day up here in ne Derbyshire and have no problem getting work. Do a good job, be honest with folk and you'll get repeat business and word of mouth work. I haven't needed to advertise at all since I started a year ago and have been flat out almost from the off.k


I'm a little further south in north staffs and charge about the same £120-140 a day and like you have no problem and don't advertise.
One customer who has used me quite a bit is very pleased with £140 a day and has said that I'm "very cost effective" which I'm sure must mean too cheap but hey ho I'm happy enough.



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Ktuludays wrote:
I charge £130 a day up here in ne Derbyshire and have no problem getting work. Do a good job, be honest with folk and you'll get repeat business and word of mouth work. I haven't needed to advertise at all since I started a year ago and have been flat out almost from the off.k


I'm a little further south in north staffs and charge about the same £120-140 a day and like you have no problem and don't advertise.
One customer who has used me quite a bit is very pleased with £140 a day and has said that I'm "very cost effective" which I'm sure must mean too cheap but hey ho I'm happy enough.

Perhaps they mean you do more for them in a day for the money than hiring individual tradesmen for each job. I often have a list from customers to work through. If you can do minor electrics, bit of plumbing, bit of painting, hang a blind etc.... it can save a customer lots of money.

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10% for holidays
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15% vehicle and travel costs
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And remember the first rule of economics:-

"A man's earnings will be mainly determined by the minimum he is prepared to accept!"


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Hi Danjones88, did you get that fence job mate?


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