That would depend on the task, and what a home owner is capable of doing himself. I get a lot of work from homeowners whom have tried to repair something themselves or used a handyman. Most times they actually spend more than it would have done to get a qualified person to begin with. Twice I've followed behind handymen whom have started electrical fires, do to lack of knowledge. They usually only charge half what I get but it takes them 2-3 times longer to do the same job anyway.