Theres a good amount of handymen advertising electrical work on Craigslist so I came up with an idea. If you "flag" a post and enough people do it the post gets deleted. "flagging" just requires one click and theres no need to register.
In California, that is OK! So long as the job total doesn't exceed $500, which is pretty hard to do. (i.e. stay under that limit.)
I did it for a time before I got my license for side-work. Now I couldn't be bothered with a job that small. (Here Fido, go get that roll of dimes...) Although I currently work for someone else, I also like week-ends and nights to myself.
And your right, not posting a license # with that would violate the avertising rules of the CSLB. So would advertising of being bonded....
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#66285 - 05/29/0601:20 PMRe: Get the unlicensed handymen off craigslist
This guy has ads for all over California. Big service area. Your right $500 handyman exemption, but must not be part of a larger job, need a permit, ect. Now in California you have to be licensed electrician to work for someone else. Talked to a local handyperson. Has over 30 years experience, about 32 years old. "Oh you have to drive ground rods, I just hook it the ground to the nearest hose bib, 25 ohms ? " Never mind. Keeps me busy.