Any demand for a handyman / remodeling person on STT? Can an honest hard working knowledgeable guy that's always on time have a chance there?
What are the going rates for a top notch construction worker there? 25 an hour?
There's always a demand for hardworking, knowledgeable, dependable handyman.
The hard part is settling in and getting some customers who'll then eventually refer you to others. No idea what construction workers are making these days - good luck!
You can certainly establish yourself through on time and thorough work - it might take a while before you have a wide enough reputation to make it work though. The need is here!!
$25 hr. is reasonable for the more skilled tasks but until you have enough of those kind of jobs it is not likely you could charge that for the screen repair/bush clearing/deck repair/concrete forms/interior painting etc.
Also you will find that you spend a lot of driving time going to multiple stores to find the materials/parts needed for each job and those hours if billable at all are not worth $25 hourly to most people.
You will need to bring a wide spectrum of tools, a good truck,and eventually get a business license and the proper local certifications to qualify for the more skilled work in plumbing, electrical or contracting. You might find it easier to start as a handyman for one of the rental villa companies and slowly branch out from that job on your off hours.