Since the UK went into lockdown last March UK residents have spent an unusual amount of time at home. Many of us took time off to focus on our passions and, many started new hobbies. DIY is a hobby many of us get immense satisfaction from. Whether you have a project at home you have needed to do for a while or want to titivate a room, DIY is a great option. Not only does it keep labouring costs down, but it also enhances your skill set.
Perhaps lockdown gave you the time to rethink your aspirations and helped you realise that DIY is a hobby you could easily turn into a career. So, if this sounds like you, read on and see how you can turn your passion for DIY into a profitable business.
Make a plan
You might feel that your DIY experience has given you the experience and confidence to become an all-rounder. Alternatively, you might feel you have a specific skill set and wish to pursue that further. Whatever your strong suit, focus on it and build your business around it.
Often starting a business requires capital. So, you need to determine if you have enough money to invest in your business before you begin. The money you invest could be used to buy electrical tools, a van or to market your new company. All of which will make your business more profitable and successful in the long term.
Calculating how much you could earn is a huge factor in determining if your business will make you your desired amount of money. Factors to consider when calculating how much you could earn are how much your competitors charge, travel costs and the cost of labour. Once you have evaluated your earnings, you can make an informed decision.
Get the right PPE and tools
Working with tools and machinery requires you to have a certain level of protection. Once you know the jobs you will be doing, you can then purchase the relevant personal protection equipment (PPE). The types of PPE you might require are –
- Head protection, for example, a helmet.
- Eye protection, for example, goggles.
- Ear protection, for example, earplugs.
- Protective clothing.
The tools your buy will be relevant to the job you are doing. For example, if you are drilling into a masonry wall or cutting up wood, you will need power tools. Alternatively, you might need smaller tools for more intricate jobs. Whatever job you are doing, ensure you have the correct tool storage to keep them safe, ensure your safety and reduce the risk of theft.