Dear Blog Readers -
If you’ve been reading my basement blog for any length of time then you probably know that I typically like to do things… on my own.
After all, I own and write for a DIY blog.
But I wasn’t always so handy and even though I am today there are still a lot of jobs that I just can’t do or don’t want to do. That’s when I turn to a contractor.
I love great contractors. There are tons of great contractors that follow me on twitter and whom I’ve spoken with personally. Plumbers, deck builders, drywall guys, driveway sealers, framing guys, cabinet makers, all types and sizes.
But, some contractors are bad. Like, really bad.
Most of the time they don’t know it. They just haven’t had the right mentor or they have bad business practices.
- Bad contractors are expensive and frustrating.
- Bad contractors make me want to pull my hair out.
- Bad contractors make me want to pay great contractors double!
This mini-book really started about 10 years ago. I had just bought a townhouse and I hired a contractor to finish my downstairs half bath. Turns out, he was a bad one. Actually quite terrible. The experience was super frustrating and expensive.
So I started taking notes. A set of notes really, that I keep adding on to. Each time I’d hire someone I’d ad another helpful tid-bit. I went through quite a few bad contractors before I finally got it down.
I’ve decided to offer this book for sale as way to help new homeowners avoid the bad contractor pitfalls that I went through myself.
All sales from this book will go towards supporting the website and my goal of putting a movie room in my own basement (which of course, will go on the blog).
This is the very first edition of the book and may have a few typos or grammatical mis-steps (I’m editing it myself to save some money and to get the writing experience). Because of that I’m going to offer the book at 1/2 price until the 2nd Edition comes out.
How to Hire a Contractor
The price is $ 4.99
All future editions of this book will be free if you’ve purchased the original.
This is a digital book, as soon as your payment goes through you’ll be able to download the book.
This is not a really long book and it’s easy and fun to read.
I think the final total was about 3,500 words. These are simple tips that are not hard to follow. There’s no magic, no crazy negotiation technique. Just some key points that I’ve learned (the hard way) about hiring contractors as a homeowner.
If you buy the book and you’re like “hey, Jason that just wasn’t for me” then I’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.
Well, I will ask why you didn’t like it. So, one question asked. Still, that’s pretty good. Just promise me that you will give it a legitimate shot.
You get the book instantly and if you hate it just send it back. (not literally, it’s an electronic book so I can make more).
Thanks for taking a few minutes to check out the book. If your new here and just stumbled on this letter and you not sure about me or this website just yet. Go take a look around. Subscribe to the newsletter. Email me a few questions or post some comments.