Errands

Income $50,000    $150,000

The range of income for the first year will depend upon how much time you dedicate to your marketing campaign. You’ll be more likely to create a stable income by employing others to do the errands You will be the direct contact to the client.

Description

Many people today have schedules that are too busy to run typical errands such as writing thank you notes, mailing packages, buying presents, purchasing  groceries, picking up the dry cleaning, washing the car, taking care of their car maintenance and so on.

The best way of determining the services you might want to offer would be to ask your clients what type of tasks they would prefer that you offer. Typically your clients will come up with ideas you might not have thought to consider.

Clients

Your clients will consist of busy executives, Realtors, mortgage brokers, or any professionals who might also know others with whom that you could work; therefore, this is an easy business in which to obtain consistent referrals.

Marketing Plan

Your marketing plan should include creating flyers in order to distribute them at office locations. Postcards are an innovative method of making a visible impact on new clients. Your message might be that “Busy people have better things to do with their time than mundane tasks! Let the Task Masters run your errands.” Get creative and list the type of tasks you are willing to do.

Power Partners

Your Power Partners will most likely be where the errands are likely to be generated, like the dry cleaners, gift stores, upscale car washes and clothing and grocery stores.

The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.

Requirements

As a buyer, you’ll need to have great organizational and time management skills. You’ll also be required to have an outgoing personality and a great deal of patience. Most busy people are hard to get a hold of, so you’ll need to establish the best method of communications early on for each client.

Resources:

Here are a number of resources I have come across:

http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/articles2/mystery_shopper.htm

http://www.shoppingjobshere.com?hop=ckly83ezinearticles.com/

How-to-Start-an-Errand-Business-in-Your-Spare-Time!&id=84644 – 49k -

www.entrepreneur.com/businessideas/1150.html

Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable

Total Start Up Costs: Less than $1,500

(includes business cards, a phone and marketing)

 

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