posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:32 AM
I’m a carpenter and in the space of around seven months (early Feb to early Sept) I had about six weeks worth of work. If I made it, you can. I’m
not doing what I want to do at the minute, but that will come in time. Post some ads on websites like Gumtree and make up some business cards. If you
can snare a job or two where you’re working out the front of the property, say doing a picket fence, I’ve found that a number of neighbours watch
you over the course of a couple of days and a few tend to walk up to you and ask you for a business card or whatever. But if you do a really good job
- I find it funny that so many people have the time to do a job twice but they don’t have the time to do it once, properly - the people you do some
work for, whether it be a deck, fence, rehang a door or even change door handles, will tend to go you more work when it arises and also when their
friends and family come over they see your work. What you leave behind should be an advertisement to you and your work. That’s the way I look at it.
But yeah, make up business cards, advertise of websites like Gumtree and yeah, apply for every job under the sun. Maybe give them an offer like first
job 10% off final price or something.