America’s Aging Population Creates New Business Opportunity

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Senior Helper

Everyone is getting older. There are currently over 40 million senior citizens in the United States and according to the U.S. Administration on Aging, that number is expected to double by 2030. As people age, they often need help with everyday chores, like errands. Some senior citizens become homebound or running errands just becomes too difficult. That’s where a new business opportunity comes in—starting your own errand running service.

Errand runners complete errands for senior citizens. Whether it’s picking up a prescription at the pharmacy, getting groceries, or stopping at the post office, errand runners do the normal everyday tasks that their customers can no longer do for themselves. It’s a great way to ease the stress of senior citizens, while also bringing them lots of joy in the process.

Running errands is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It probably won’t buy you that island you’ve had your eye on, or that trip into space that would be a great adventure. But it can bring in some nice money, so you can not only get the personal satisfaction from helping others, but also enjoy the financial rewards as well. Maybe you’d like to start a college fund for your kids or finally go on that vacation you’ve had to put off for all these years. Finally those things can become a reality.

Plus, there are no classes to take or expensive start-up costs. You don’t need to purchase a 8-disc DVD set on how to become an errand runner or go deep into debt getting your business up and running. You probably do errands every week already, and you have a passion to help others. Great! You can be in business before you know it.

As the owner of your own errand running service, you’re in charge. You work when you want to work and you decide how much you want to work. It’s the perfect part-time or full-time job. You decide. You also can charge whatever you want. Errand runners typically make between $18 and $35 an hour, depending on what part of the country you live in. Errand runners on the East and West coasts typically make more money than those living in the South, Midwest, or in rural areas. Still, the national average is an impressive $25 an hour. If you work a 40-hour week, that could mean $1000 a week.

As people age, they sometimes need a little help doing the things they used to be able to do. One of those is running errands. Starting your own errand service business is a great way to help others, make nice money, and feel good doing it. You’re doing a service that benefits both you and them. Plus, you’re in total control of your career and your life. You work as much or as little as you want. Simply put, it’s the perfect business opportunity. To learn more, read How to Start a Senior Errand Service.