Using our cars can cost us quite a bit of money. It seems like we’re always having to put more gas into it. Plus, we spend a lot of time in our cars on the way to running errands for ourselves and our family. Groceries, dry cleaning, taking the dog to the veterinarian, stopping at the bank. Does it ever end? But what if we could get paid to do these things? That’s a joke, right? You’re kidding? No, not at all. You can turn your car into a money-making machine by starting your own errand running service.
Errand runners are people who run errands for other people and make good money doing it. The best customers for errand runners are senior citizens. As senior citizens age, many become homebound or simply unable to complete errands. That’s why they turn to errand runners. No matter how old you are, you need groceries, medicine picked up from the pharmacy, and more, so that’s why senior citizens are more than willing to spend money on a good errand runner.
There are currently 40 million senior citizens in the United States, and that number is expected to double by 2030, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging. So what does that mean for you? A lot of potential errand running work. Starting your own errand service business is the perfect way to turn your car into a way to make money, not just spend it.
So how much do errand runners make? Errand runners typically make between $18 and $35 an hour, depending on what part of the country they live in, with the national average currently is $25 an hour. If you work a 40-hour week, which is certainly possible, you could make $1,000 a week or $50,000 a year.
As the owner of your own errand running service, you’re in charge. You work when you want to work and you decide just how much you want to work. It’s the perfect part-time job, way to make extra cash, or can be a profitable new career. You also have total freedom when it comes to setting your own prices. Simply put, you’re the boss.
Running errands is not only a profitable career, it’s a way to help others. It’s the perfect fit for anyone with a passion for helping people. Running errands for seniors is a way to bring a smile to their face and ease the stress of getting older. It’s a win-win situation for both people. Each work day will end with money in your pocket and happiness in your heart.
Your car used to be seen as a gas-guzzling, money pit. By starting your own errand running business, you can change that. Now it can be your way to big profits and the satisfaction that comes from helping people. To learn more, read How to Start a Profitable Senior Errand Service.