Can you make money building sheds?
You have built a few sheds in your time, starting with a small storage shed in your own backyard. It looked so amazing that friends, family and neighbours complimented you and asked your opinion on how to build a shed. The requests have gotten so plentiful that you’re now wondering if you could make money building sheds.
There are several avenues open to the experienced shed builder to make money. Whether you want to go into the shed building business or you are simply looking for a way to make money on the side, being good with your hands is a great way to make money.
But the question is, how?
If you are serious about making money building sheds then you want to have a frame of reference to highlight your expertise. If potential clients are unable to just swing by your home to see your craftsmanship, you will need high quality images to show them.
Take pictures of your sheds and any other sheds you have worked on, from many different angles. Take pictures of the shed open and closed and highlight any other unique features like a sliding roof or doors.
You can also use your shed building expertise to create shed plans for others. For a nominal fee you will provide detailed plans on how to build a sheds like these:
One of the best ways to make money building sheds is to provide a full service. Some customers will want a simple free standing structure to throw their junk in, but more often than not they will want more than that. People will want you to install shelving units, hooks and maybe even a work table and bench.
Your skills as a builder may start with sheds but the additional skills will mean repeat business. Adding a work bench, for example, may mean another job to build a picnic table for the backyard or a grill encasement. If you can work with a variety of materials you will be more marketable for a variety of jobs.
Business is Business
If you want to make money building sheds you will need to be more than an incredible builder. Some structures may require building permits and approval. Additionally you will need to look into liability and insurance for the structures you build.
You can make good money building sheds; just make sure you have a plan and the skill to accomplish the jobs you take.