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flip flop and shorts
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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?

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Topic starter Posted : January 4, 2015 5:02 pm
Alana33
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There's always a demand for hardworking, knowledgeable, dependable handyman.

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Posted : January 4, 2015 5:36 pm
OldTart
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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!

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Posted : January 4, 2015 6:04 pm
Exit Zero
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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.

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Posted : January 4, 2015 9:10 pm
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