There are currently 40 million senior citizens in the United States. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, that number is expected to double by 2030. As seniors get older, they often need help performing everyday errands, ones that many of us take for granted. Many seniors are homebound or less mobile than they used to be and would be more than willing to pay someone else to ease this burden on them. That’s where a senior errand service comes in. Errand runners do the errands for the senior citizens and get paid good money to do it. As the number of senior citizens increases, the amount of work for errand service businesses will grow too. It’s the perfect job for someone with a compassionate, patient heart that wants to make a difference in the lives of others, while earning a good income. It’s a great way to help out seniors, while still leaving them feeling independent. Best of all, there are no classes or expensive start-up costs required. Plus, most of the errands you’ll be doing are probably things you do already. Running to the grocery store, stopping at the post office, going to the bank, picking up dry cleaning—but with a senior errand service, this time you’ll get paid to do it. Also, you can start the business on a shoestring. You only need a car and a cell phone, and chances are you probably already have those.
“The book’s information is an excellent primer for anyone considering starting this personal service. You provide a nice selection of resources and a good guide to pricing – one of the most difficult decisions a new business owner has to make.” Priscilla Huff – Pennsylvania
“I recently bought your book How to Start a Profitable Senior Errand Service. I was on the fence about buying an e-book and I must tell you that I am extremely happy and was pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the book. It is easy to read, gives you a lot of great ideas and I feel worth every penny.” Lorraine (single mother, Marina del Rey, California)
Truly Helpful, Truly Profitable
As senior citizens age, they often need a little help while still wanting to keep their independence. Errand runners do just that. They help ease the burden of errands on senior citizens, bringing joy and a smile to their customers. What’s more, they make good money doing it! Errand runners typically make between $20 and $35 an hour, depending on what area of the country they live in. Errand runners on the East and West coast typically make more money, while those in the Midwest, South, and rural areas usually make slightly less. Still, the national average is $27 an hour.
“Even with two kids at home, I’ve been able to get started helping seniors in my spare time. I love the flexible schedule and how grateful most folks are when you show up at their door.” Julie Fellows – Idaho
“Thanks to your simple and easy to understand instructions, I’ve started my senior errand service here in Baltimore. Even though English is not my first language, I am able to help seniors and earn a good income.” Jacques Beng – Maryland
What You’ll Learn in How to Start a Profitable Senior Errand Service
Starting a senior errand service doesn’t have to be difficult. Our expert advice will help you minimize risk, overhead, and start-up costs – and maximize profits and your help to your clients! Here’s just a tiny bit of what you’ll learn:
- How to start your new business with under $600.
- How to set your rates for errands and other related services.
- Four local sources for free referrals.
- How to get free advertising.
- How to pick the best name for your new business.
- The sixteen best “in-demand” services to offer.
- How to earn an income even if seniors are on vacation.
- Eight ways to keep your schedule as full as you want.
- How to set up a free web site.
- Two best companies for affordable errand service insurance.
- Forms. All the essential forms are included in the guide – ready to print!
A senior errand service is the perfect business for those who want to be in control of their life and also want to help others. Order today!