Before starting repairing your drywall you will probably think whether you should do it by yourself or hire someone. At first, it might look difficult, but actually it’s not so hard. But if you really want to hire someone then you have to know it costs around 40$-50$.
If you are a female, you should consider to hire someone, but you can also ask a favor from a neighbor or a friend. But you should remember, that if you hire some, you better not overpay him, because fixing drywall is not very expensive as I mentioned before.
If you have enough motivation and all the needed tools (you can buy them or just borrow from a friend) you could start repairing drywall. Just follow the tips and the guidelines and you are able to fix it in a day. However, if you don’t understand how to do it, you better call someone and let him do it for you. It’s not your problem that you haven’t learned to patch drywall in school, because there are experts who know what they do. So if you are looking for QUALITY, you better spend that $$$.
My advice to you is: Go and try to do it by yourself, because there are lots of tutorials available on the web. But if you feel that you just can’t handle it or you don’t have time for that, then simply hire a handyman.
My tip: If you are good at repairing cars, then ask some handyman to repair your drywall. You can help him with his car issues. That was just an example, but many people use it in order to get his/her drywall fixed.