If you have some basic DIY (Do It Yourself) skills in plumbing, flatpack assembly, basic electrics, joinery et. Then you are on your way to becoming a handyman. A handyman is not a tradesman, therefore as long as the job you are doing is within the regulations then you can get paid for doing it. How much you ask is dependant on your country, location and what other handypeople are charging in your area. Join forces with a handyman company Most people with DIY skills have the skills to do a handyman job. Hoever the real problem is getting the jobs. Handyman companies offer a franchise to start your own handyman business in you town. This costs initially and also throughout the life of the business by making a percentage payment of your profits. Some companies like ourhandyman can give you a head start in the handyman business by charging a monthly fee to join their company. You get the logo, business advise and all the business leads in your area.