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Fixing Closets Can Be A Successful Business

By Craig Gnilot

People can always use more closet space. Whether it is for coats, shoes, or an extra closet in the attic, you can find out how to make money building closets.

If you know how to work with wood, you are that much ahead of the game. If you are not sure of the different types of closets, you may need to take a course, or read up on it. It may be easier than you think.

When you are ready, advertise yourself as some kind of closet expert. This way you will mostly be called for that type of job. And your ads can be simple and inexpensive.

But you can probably get away with posting an ad on a free Internet classifieds service. Let your potential customers know how far you will travel, and you may end up with a territory all your own.

Your estimate for the work should be free. Most people do not like handing out money for a piece of paper. You should visit the home, spend some time measuring, taking pictures, or whatever you can do to help you decide on your price for the work. Put together a fair estimate for the customer, but make sure it will make doing the job worthwhile for you.

Do not include a lot of information on your estimate. You do not want to give the customer a road map of what you are going to do just so that she can take it to another carpenter. This happens all the time. Just tell her what you intend to do, estimate the cost as closely as you can get, and leave it at that. The measurements and details should not be included, so that the next estimate needs to start from scratch, as well.

Since building materials and wood are expensive, you will need to research where you can get the least expensive materials to do the job correctly. Include those costs in the estimate as precisely as you can, without giving away what type of wood and how much is needed, and so on. Your labor will also need to be included, and you should include time on the job and travel time, as well. You may negotiate to have half of the estimate paid up front, before you begin the job. In this case you will need a simple written contract, signed by both of you.

And, finally, let the customer know when the job will be done, and when you are hired, stick to that date. You will get referrals from that simple fact alone. This will prove how to make money building closets for others.

You can always try to take advantage of these 0 balance transfer offers if you are in need of some funding to expand your business.

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Gnilot, Craig "Fixing Closets Can Be A Successful Business." Fixing Closets Can Be A Successful Business. 25 Aug. 2010. 27 Sep 2014 <>.

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Gnilot, C (2010, August 25). Fixing Closets Can Be A Successful Business. Retrieved September 27, 2014, from

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Gnilot, Craig "Fixing Closets Can Be A Successful Business"

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