posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 09:36 PM
I don't know, word of mouth got me all my jobs. I also contracted with a government agency doing insulating.
Being honest and reasonably priced and doing a good job is what gets you the work. I got lots of work through the local lumber yard also, they knew I
didn't cut corners. I always bought all materials for the job through that lumber yard if they gave me a referal. I had the same agreement with all
the lumber yards.
I never advertised, but some people did, but I was more competitively priced then them so they knew not to even bid if I was bidding against them. I
kept my overhead as low as possible.
Being insured is a necessity in contracting. A simple liability policy is needed if you do not have employees. Also either a builders or renovators
license should be gotten, that protects the homeowner from you suing them if you get hurt. I could not sue a homeowner if I got hurt, I was on my
own. My workers were covered by workers comp, they also could not sue the homeowner. Most people know of this release of liability with a license
and comp. So being licensed is recommended. It gets you more jobs overall. I do not know about the rules in your state though.