Many things that we hire people to do for us we might be able to do for ourselves. Next time you have a project that you need to do, do your research first. Your library should have some good do-it-yourself books. If you're like me and want to see it done first then try finding a video online. The internet has many do-it-yourself videos. Check out You Tube it has learning videos on many subjects. We have use You Tube videos for anything from car repair to making crock-pot meals. You could also just Google search "how do I …" and see if you can get enough help to do the project yourself.
The help is usually online, and so easy to understand and follow that most people will surprise themselves with how much they can do. If you can do things yourself like minor car repairs and oil changes then that is always your less expensive choice.
Getting the job done without paying for it is a great way save money. If all else fails you can call someone to help but you just may surprise yourself. Give it a try and best of luck!