Craigslist is a popular online classified website and service that is most known for connecting local buyers and sellers. Not only that, but the website connects service needers with service providers. If you have experience working in construction, you can use the service to find paying gigs. How can you get started?
When it comes to finding paid construction and repair projects on Craigslist, you have two choices. You are offering a service and Craigslist has a section just for this. In this section, consumers find you. You create a listing saying that you have a specialty performing a certain task, such as repairing roofs, hanging drywall, installing flooring, and installing new countertops. Consumers who need your service, like your experience, and think you have good rates, are likely to make contact via phone or email. You now have a paid gig!
In addition to making a post in the Craigslist services offered section, you can also search for projects in their gigs section. This approach is best if you need money right away. You aren’t left waiting days or weeks for someone to contact you. Instead, you make the first contact. When directly applying for odd jobs, your chances increase. To find construction gigs, select your state and city, such as Texas and Houston. You are now on your local page. Look to the left-hand side of the page for the search box. Change the search settings to gigs and perform a search. Use phrases related to the jobs you are willing to perform, such as construction, repair, roof, flooring, drywall, and so forth. You can also browse too.
If you are employed as a full-time construction worker, but want to make extra money on the side, there are a number of important things you must consider. One being pay. Construction workers make good money. You are unlikely to make the same amount doing odd jobs. Your employer may pay you $30 an hour to hang drywall, but it may be difficult to get that same amount from the older lady around the corner. You don’t want to lose money, but fair rates for odd jobs will increase your changes of getting work.
If you are laid off or retired from construction, but are looking to make money with construction gigs and odd jobs, you have a unique opportunity. You can spend more of your days out working. This means you may be willing to travel further for well-paying projects. For that reason, expand your search on Craigslist and search other city pages. If you don’t want to do this one by one, download the free Craigslist Reader at MotionT.com. This free software program enables you to search construction gigs in multiple cities or entire states at once.