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How to Take Your DIY Skills to the Next Level

by Boris Dzhingarov on Jan 23, 2017

Are you a DIY enthusiast, and believe your skills are in-demand in your local area? This is how many construction professionals start their careers and you can do the same thing. However, before you decide to take your DIY skills to the next level, you need to consider each of the points below, so that your new venture will get off to the best possible start.

Decide What Area of Construction or Renovation You Will Specialize In

First of all, you have to decide what type of service you will be providing. Working on your DIY projects is one thing, but working for your clients is a completely different story.

You need to ensure that you can carry out your work to an extremely high standard and this means you may need to improve your skillset by completing a relevant course or courses and obtaining the necessary qualifications. In some instances, you may need to complete an accredited course that leads to EPA lead certification or similar.

Legal and Business Requirements

In most cases, a DIY enthusiast will offer construction-related services. This means there are certain risks and dangers involved and you need to adhere to certain legal and business requirements. Insurance, permits, safety certificates, a legal business structure, and proof of tax compliance are just some of the requirements you need to be aware of.

Partner with Other Construction Professionals

When you're starting out, you need to get up and running as quickly as possible. If you're not well known in your local area, you may have to look for work by partnering with and helping, established construction workers in your locality. These building experts can give you the work you need to start building up your portfolio and your business contact list.

Invest in the Proper Tools and Equipment

In many cases, the tools you use for DIY projects are fine for domestic use. However, when you're using your tools daily, you need to ensure that the tools you use are sturdy and efficient. If possible, get advice from other building professionals before you invest in any tools for your job.

Advertising and Marketing Your Services

If your first construction jobs are a success, you may decide to spread your wings and look for more clients. To do this properly, you should brand your services and create advertising materials that can be used to attract new customers such as business cards and leaflets.

Today's construction workers can also reach a large local audience by simply creating a Facebook page or other social media page that advertises their services. Eventually, when you have more money to spend on advertising, you can develop a professional website and focus more on advertising through local newspapers and other popular advertising channels.

Developing your DIY talents could lead to the establishment of a successful local business. However, before you decide to take your DIY skills to the next level, make sure you understand and consider each of the points above.

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