We could all probably use some extra cash. It’d be nice to bring in a little more money, maybe put some away for retirement, a college fund, or that vacation you’ve been putting off for years. But how are you going to get it? You wouldn’t mind taking another job, but you don’t want something that’s going to add long hours for a small amount of money. You also want something with a flexible schedule. So what could you do? Simple, run errands for seniors.
Many people love running errands for seniors, because not only can you make good money, but you’re helping people in the process. Many seniors are homebound and unable to do errands like getting groceries, picking up dry cleaning, or taking their dogs on a walk. That’s where you come in. As an errand runner you perform normal everyday tasks. It’s the perfect way to put a smile on a senior’s face and some money in your pocket.
So how much money are we talking about here? Errand runners typically make between $18 and $35 an hour. Rates vary with location, with cities higher and rural areas lower. The national average is $25 an hour. If you work an eight-hour day, that means you could make $200 a day, $1000 a week, and $50,000 a year. And just think, you probably run errands everyday, but this time you’re going to get paid to do it. Good money too.
As the owner of your own senior errand service, you’re in charge. You decide how much you want to charge and when you want to work. You also decide just how much you want to work. You’re the boss. It’s up to you. Maybe you have a full-time job already. Maybe you have a family you need to give a lot of attention to. As an errand runner you can make your schedule work for you.
It’s the perfect way to make extra cash, or even start a new full-time career. Wouldn’t that be nice leaving the 9 to 5 rat race behind? Being your own boss? Running errands is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It doesn’t promise millions of dollars. But it can be a great way to make some extra cash or even start a new career. As an errand runner, you help ease the stress on senior citizens while bringing more money to your wallet. To learn more, read How to Start a Profitable Senior Errand Service.