The following four handyman apps meet the requirements of handymen from across the country and were top of the list when asked “Which handyman app(s) could you not live without?”
Perhaps best thought of as “Uber for a handyman,” registering with this app will help you find more jobs.
Something of a clearinghouse, Handy Pro is more like an agent than an employer. This is because you still work for yourself; Handy just directs you to job opportunities. You’ll be screened to ensure you’re
With Handy, you can make up to $45 per hour per job as a handyman or $62 per hour as a lawn care pro. In exchange for directing you to jobs, Handy takes a percentage of the fee. Payment for your services is directly deposited into your account upon completion of a job.
Pro tip: Handy lets you choose when to work. Build a full schedule, or just have a few gigs on the side—it’s up to you.
A professional tool built by and for contractors, with Joist, you can send invoices and payment requests on the go. It works on your mobile device, tablet, or on the web.
Joist allows you to create estimates in a flash, using a line item list for on-site calculations. The app takes in square footage, cost of materials, and various other factors that go into pricing. Once you’ve itemized the job, the app creates a professional estimate that can be emailed to the client or shown in person. From there, clients have the option to pay the invoice directly to you.
With Joist, you can save time and create more job opportunities.
Fun fact: Joist’s 900,000 contractors have invoiced more than $29 billion dollars of transactions with happy customers.1
Thumbtack understands that handymen want to fix things, not get bogged down with all of the new technologies and online marketing strategies. That’s why they created an app that introduces you to customers.
Simply tell them a little bit about your business, including:
- The type of jobs you want
- Where you want to work
- When you want to work
Once you’re listed, customers will be able to find you. Like a dating site, the app then asks customers specific questions about the job they want done and then matches them with the right handyman. There’s no need for digital ads, door knocking, or cold calling—just sign up to get started.
Heads up: Like Yelp, your business can be rated and reviewed. There are a variety of things that impact rankings, including reviews, whether or not you’ve fully filled out pricing, having a complete profile, being responsive and proactively promoting your services.
Quickbooks is a hassle-free way you can run your handyman business while you’re on the go. As one of the premier mobile accounting apps, it gives you total visibility over your small business’s finances. Use it on your phone, tablet, or laptop to:
Track your jobs and expenses Accept payments for gigs Pay employees (if you have a team) Create professional invoices
Pro tip: Quickbooks lets you scan receipts so you can be prepared for tax time. Be sure to use this feature to save time and reduce your tax burden.
TaskRabbit is the easiest way you can knock out your daily to-do list. It connects people with talented “taskers” to handle anything from errands to handiwork.
Sign up to be a tasker and get started in minutes. Search for gigs, choose your rate, and build a schedule that fits you. It’s that simple.
Pro tip: Handymen have the “highest earning potential” of any taskers on the app. On top of a base hourly rate, you can also receive tips.
If you’re a handyman regularly working on gigs in clients’ homes, it’s vital that you’re protected with general liability insurance. Even if insurance isn’t required by your state, it’s the best way you can safeguard your small business from risk.
Enter Thimble: on-demand insurance for businesses on the go. It’s flexible insurance for the modern-day handyman—you can purchase a policy by the hour, day, or month.
With Thimble, you can get coverage only for when you’re working. Say goodbye to the annual policy that eats into your margins. Instead, get the handyman insurance your business needs in less than 60 seconds. Answer a few brief questions, review your quote, and click to purchase. Once that’s done, a Certificate of Insurance (COI) will be instantly sent to your email inbox. Need to update your COI with Additional Insureds? Easy. Need handyman insurance for a last minute job? No problem!