Are you looking for a way to generate an extra income without having to spend a lot of time doing it? A concierge service for seniors could be the right fit.
Running errands for seniors is a business you can operate from your home, run part-time and still have time and flexibility for yourself and those around you. Plus, you would be providing a very important service for seniors.
The reason why you would want to consider starting such a business is very obvious to me. There are an increasing number of seniors reaching the age where they are encountering mobility issues. Some have a disability of some kind while others have aged to the point where they have slowed down and no longer find something as simple as running out to the post office to pick up mail as easy as it once was. Other seniors have found themselves ‘trapped’ inside their homes because of their aging and are in need of someone who can take on these simple tasks.
Another reason why I feel a concierge service for seniors is a profitable business that anyone can start from home is the costs. Start up costs are minimal and there are no special courses required for proper accreditation for this line of work. Essentially you just need to have a reliable vehicle, a smartphone and the kind of personality where you can interact with older people in such a way that you are compassionate, caring, kind and friendly.
When you compare the costs of establishing a senior concierge business to the potential income you can generate, you will see one more reason why I think it can be an easy one to get going and make a decent amount of money at.
The hourly rates range from $20 to $35 with a national average in the $27 per hour area. Of course, your specific market will give you a better handle on what would be a fair rate but still, where else can you pull in $27 per hour working part-time nowadays without some kind of business experience?
As I’ve stated, all of this is possible even as a part-time service for seniors. You can increase that to full-time hours if your business volume or your own schedule allows it. Is this the kind of job that fits into your current lifestyle? If so, then there is nothing stopping you from launching a concierge service for seniors where you can run errands for someone who can’t and get paid for doing it.
With the ongoing increase in the numbers of seniors aging to where they will need a hand with simple tasks, there will always be a need for such a service. It also means there will never be a shortage of potential customers so even if you find yourself competing with another entrepreneur doing the same business, there will be more than enough to keep both of you busy. You may even find yourself working together at one point in order to keep up with the demand. So, yes, I do see this as the perfect part-time – or even full-time – business well worth exploring further.