There’s a stark difference between a handyman and a contractor. If you’re planning to hire a handyman or become one yourself, you should know what it takes to be in either field. The thing is, being a handyman or contractor have different rules, requirements, and regulations in each state. Some state will recommend handymen to acquire a license before they can make a profession out of their skills. The same could be said for would-be contractors. The only difference is that the process is more stringent for contractors than it is for handymen.