Do you have a knack for DIY? If so, it’s likely you will know just what to do when you need to fix any problems in your home. From painting to joinery, there might be nothing that you can’t sort out! If you seldom call out any professionals to fix things in your home, it’s safe to say that you’re a DIY expert.
Have you ever thought about turning your DIY skills and hobby into a business? You might not think it, but there’s plenty of money to get made in residential and commercial repairs!
Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to turn your DIY hobby into a business:
1. You Know What You’re Doing
As obvious as it sounds, some people run businesses without having a clue what they’re doing in them! They are usually the people that delegate their work to others. But, in your case, you could use your skills for a variety of different tasks in business.
For instance, you could offer your services as a handyman (or woman). You might even provide carpentry or plumbing services if that’s your forte. In fact, the choice is endless! So, knowing what you’re doing is already a big plus point when starting a new business.
2. You Can Turn Challenges Into Opportunities
Some people see obstacles as things they cannot overcome. As you’ve got an array of skills, you can convert challenges into opportunities! You will have a significant advantage over other people. Especially those that got official training for their line of work!
Having the skills and knowledge to overcome any challenges means you can make money. And lots of it!
3. How To Start A Business
If you want to make some money from your skills, it’s likely you will be wondering how to start a business. The first thing you need to do is decide how you want to set it up.
Let’s say that you want to offer painting services. Your steady hands mean that you can offer near-perfection to your clients! The easiest route into business is to become self-employed. Of course, that means you’ll need to spend some time advertising your new “brand” to the world.
One option is to set up something like a CertaPro franchise business. Yes, you’re still setting up a business. But, you get to use an existing brand, and you’ll find it easier to get new customers. Plus, you’ll have the benefit of support from your franchisors if you need it.
Next, you’ll need to get the right insurance for your business. There are various insurance products you can get, one of which is public liability. It’s worth researching which ones you may need for your enterprise.
You’ll also need to advertise and market your new business to get clients. There’s plenty of help out there, most of which is free, so that’s something you don’t need to worry about!
4. Is It A Good Idea?
One question you might have is whether turning your hobby into a business is a good idea or not. To be honest, some people feel that it isn’t for them. But, if you’ve got the skills to make it, you should at least consider the idea.
After all; it’s better to have tried something rather than wondering “what if?” all the time. Good luck!