Are you a craftsman looking to earn extra cash? If so, there’s a site called HandyPro that claims you can earn by working as a handyman and doing jobs in your town.
It sounds like a promising opportunity, but the question is, is it legit or a scam?
This HandyPro review will address that concern and more, so I suggest you keep reading because it will show you the full details of what the site has to offer, so you will know exactly what to expect before you even sign up.
Then, you can figure out if this opportunity is a good fit for you or not. So, let’s go ahead and take a closer look at HandyPro, shall we?
What is HandyPro, and what does it offer?
HandyPro is a site that offers handyman services to its clients. Take note that there is also a site called Handy that offers the same thing, so don’t confuse the two. It is indeed a legit site since you can really earn extra cash by working as a craftsman/handyman.
Now the question is, is it worth it?
The best way to find out is to understand how the site works. And the only way to do that is to examine the earning opportunity it offers so you will have a clear idea of what how much time and effort is needed to earn.
So here’s how to earn from HandyPro.
The earning opportunity – Projects
Once you are accepted as one of their craftsmen, you will be able to take on home modification and handyman projects. All you have to do is log in to the HandyPro app, which is called TruztPro (more on this later), and set your preferred schedule.
Once you’ve set your schedule, clients will be able to hire you if they want something done. All you have to do is wait for a booking. If somebody is interested in booking you, you’ll receive a notification from the TruztPro app.
If you decide to accept the booking, then all you have to do is show up at the client’s doorstep at the scheduled date and time and take a look at what you need to work on.
Normally, the process goes like this – you visit the house and check what needs to be done. Then, you’ll have to provide a quotation on how much the project will cost (including labor fees) and the materials needed for the project.
Now, what you need to keep in mind when working on a project is that you will always have to give way to what the client wants. If the client wants you to pick up the materials for the project, you must do so.
During the assessment process, you’ll have to discuss all the necessary details with the client so that they will also be aware of what will happen. If you and the client both reach an agreement, all that’s left to be done is complete the project within the time frame you provided.
Once the project is completed, the client will pay HandyPro, and you will receive your pay for the project from HandyPro. In the next section, I will talk about the payment process.
The earning opportunity is relatively straightforward, but the main issue I see with what HandyPro offers is that there’s no guarantee you will get any bookings in a week. Plus, the site really lacks useful information about working as a craftsman, so potential craftsmen are left with more questions than answers, in my opinion.
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How do you get paid?
The site is not quite clear about how their payment system works. I personally couldn’t find out, and later, you will know why. But from what I can gather, HandyPro pays its craftsmen via check.
Since the company has local offices in cities where it is available, you can possibly claim your check from their office. Anyway, the payment details will all be clarified if you get hired as a HandyPro craftsman.
But overall, I expect the payment system of HandyPro to be relatively straightforward. If you are interested in more sites that offer convenient payment methods, I recommend you check out the top sites that pay via PayPal.
How much money can you make?
The amount you can earn from HandyPro will depend on how many projects you can work on. But as I’ve mentioned earlier, there’s no guarantee you will get any bookings every day or week, so it’s not something you can reliably earn from.
As for the amount you can earn per project, it will depend on the type of project you work on. If a project involves a lot of work and time, then expect to earn a decent amount from it.
That being said, I’ve read feedback online from craftsmen that the pay isn’t that good. That’s why I would say that even though the opportunity sounds very promising, the earning potential is still not that good, in my opinion.
And later, I will explain why this opportunity is not suited for everyone.
Can you use it on mobile?
As mentioned earlier, the site has a mobile app you need to use when you become a craftsman. The app is called TruztPro, which is kind of weird since it doesn’t use the same name as the site.
One reason I can think about why HandyPro used a different name for their app is that, as mentioned earlier, there’s a similar site called Handy, and it also has its own mobile app. So, to distinguish their app from their competitor, they probably decided to use a different name.
Anyway, the app can be downloaded from the Android and iOS app stores, so compatibility won’t be an issue. As explained earlier, as a craftsman, you’ll have to use the app to check if there are bookings for you. Fortunately, the app is relatively easy to use, so you shouldn’t encounter any issues while using it.
Who can join HandyPro?
Here’s the most important part you need to take note of. HandyPro is only available in the US and only in certain cities. You can find the list of locations it is available in here.
As of the writing of this review, HandyPro is only available in 12 locations, so this opportunity is not for everyone. This is also the reason why I couldn’t find out what their payment systems are since I’m not eligible to join. But if you are eligible, you can start the application process by filling out the registration form.
As you can see in the photo above, you can apply for a full-time, part-time, or sub-contractor craftsman. After you finish this step, you’ll be asked to provide information about your previous two work experiences (the past two companies you worked for).
When you get past this point, you’ll be asked what skills you have. You must be honest about your skills as a craftsman because HandyPro will eventually find out if you are really skilled or not. That’s because you’ll have to go through a certification process (including a background check) to have a chance at being accepted as a craftsman.
HandyPro is quite strict regarding who they accept as a craftsman because they want to make sure their craftsmen really do quality work. If you get accepted as a craftsman, you will also get insurance while working on a project (for accidents and any untoward incidents).
Overall, I would say the registration process for becoming a craftsman is quite long, so you will really need to be patient.
Can you get support?
As mentioned earlier, the site severely lacks any information about working as a craftsman, so if you have any questions about the site and you aren’t a craftsman yet, then you will not find any answers from their site.
You have to submit your inquiry to their support team instead. Fortunately, the site does provide a way for you to contact support. Just go to the Contact Us page and fill out the form. You can also call the phone number displayed on the Contact Us page if you want to speak to a representative immediately.
Overall, I would say the site does provide the minimum required support to its members since it offers a couple of convenient ways to contact support. However, I do wish the site would provide more information about becoming a craftsman to reduce the instances of having to contact support.
HandyPro is a legit site that will allow you to earn by working as a craftsman/handyman. It doesn’t have a lot of great features, but it has a few limitations you need to consider.
Let me wrap up this review by summarizing its pros and cons to give you an overview of what it has to offer. Then, you can figure out if this is the right fit for you or not.
- Has a user-friendly mobile app
- Very long registration process
- The site doesn’t contain a lot of useful information about working as a craftsman
In my opinion, HandyPro is not for everyone since it is only available in a few locations. But if you are eligible to join, you can give it a try. Just don’t expect to earn a lot from it.
If you are a craftsman looking to find work locally, this can be a decent option, but be prepared to earn less, because HandyPro will naturally take a cut from your earnings. This is usually how these sites work, in my experience.
Now, if you are just looking for ways to earn extra cash, I suggest you check out the top survey and GPT sites in your country instead. The sites on this list all have good earning potential, so you will be able to earn a decent amount in no time, and you will also be able to start earning immediately.
Plus, you will definitely be able to find a site you can join regardless of where you live.
If you have any comments, questions, or have any experiences with HandyPro yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.