These tough economic times have forced everyone to look at their money and where it is going. Many are cutting back on their expenses. But one area people aren’t cutting back is using errand runners—people who run errands for them when they’re unable to. Whether there’s a recession or not, people are aging and becoming homebound or are simply unable to perform normal everyday errands. People still need to get groceries, withdraw money from the bank, or pick up their prescriptions from the pharmacy. That’s where errand runners come in. Simply put, running errands is a recession-proof business.
There are currently 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. So what does that mean? That means they’ll be an increased need for errand runners.
Many of us do errands everyday and simply take them for granted. What if we were unable to complete them? What would we do? Errand runners ease that stress by doing the errands for you. They take care of everyday normal tasks that senior citizens can’t do by themselves anymore. There is simply a need for it, so recession or not, the need for errand runners will always be there.
So what kind of money could you make running errands for senior citizens? Good money. Errand runners typically make between $18 and $35 an hour. The national average is $25 an hour. If you work a 40-hour week, that would mean $1,000 a week.
In addition to the financial benefits, there are the benefits of helping others. Running errands is a great way to put a smile on someone’s face. The stress of getting groceries and taking the dog on a walk is lifted when you can do it for them.
Plus, as the owner of your own errand running business, you’re the boss. You can charge whatever you like and work as little or as much as you’d like. You’re in total control. Now that sounds good! It’s the perfect way to make extra cash or start a new career, one where you can get away from the 9 to 5 rat race that has been leaving you underpaid and unfulfilled for far too long.
In these tough economic times we all have to watch where our money goes. But as people continue to age, which they will, recession or not, many will continue to look towards errand runners as a way to ease the burden and stress when they become homebound or simply unable to run the errands themselves. It’s a way to make really good money while making a difference in the lives of others. To learn more, read How to Start a Profitable Senior Errand Service.