How To Start An Errand Service Business For Busy People
Don’t Waste Your Time With $3.50 An Hour Door Dash Gigs!
Believe it or not, people are busier than ever and the world around them hasn’t changed because of COVID; so start running an errand service.
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Groceries and gifts still need to be bought and deliveries still need to be made.
You can take advantage of the needs of these busy people by running your own errand service.
Run Errands For Busy And Shut-In People And Get Paid For It
Do you think it sounds like a kid’s business?
In point of fact, many kids are making more money than their parents!
If you live in a good sized rural, urban or suburban area with steady clients, you can make $15 or even $20 an hour.
You Won’t Need Much To Get Started
Of course, you will need a reliable car or better yet, a van.
The only real start up expenses are business cards, smartphone, email and a one-page web site.
Make a list of large businesses in your area, ones with large numbers of well-paid executives, such as banks, headquarters of large manufacturers, etc.
You should then compose a professional email detailing your errand service.
List as many timesaving services you can think of such as:
- Grocery pickup
- Dry cleaning
- Delivery and pickup
- Post office errands
- Gift-shopping services
- Food pickup and delivery
- Airport courier service
Rural Money Tip: Don’t transport people or children unless you have the proper license and insurance. Also, if you deliver messages, there may be State utility regulations you will need to check into. Emphasize to these people how thy will benefit from your service by more time, fewer worries, less stress, etc.
Be Competitive With Your Errand Service Pricing
Call other delivery services in the area and find out what they charge, whether hourly or by the job.
Make your prices competitive and your services personal, and you’ll get the edge.
Four Good Ideas For Publicizing Your Services
- Advertise in charity event publications that are read by executives.
- Get permission to post your business card at dry cleaners, grocery stores, bakeries, upscale food stores and delis, etc.
- Produce press releases about your services on Alignable.com showcasing a unique aspect of your business, for ex ample, you specialize in delivering wedding cakes. Get a copy of your press releases to all the newspapers and local magazines in the area.
- Notify senior citizen organizations about the services you offer. If they’re still closed due to lockdown, call senior apartment buildings and high-rise complexes.
Your Errand Service Could Replace Your Uber And Lyft Gig
You must know your way around your area extremely well so you can plan the quickest route to efficiently accomplish all your errands.
Be assertive, but not aggressive, both with potential clients and with places you are visiting for a client.
Be friendly and you will get more return business.
Be a Skycap!
Don’t just dress casual, wear black and white and a tie or bowtie to stand out!
Also, be confidential in dealing with your clients.
If you are willing to hustle, you can make it in the errand service business.
Once you get that first steady client, if you’re good, you can count on word-of-mouth referrals.
Then, your errand service will really be rolling in dough!
I wonder, could you possibly advertise your service on Amazon?!
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