How To Start a Concierge Business for Seniors
If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own home-based business that could give you financial independence and control over your life and future, then this just might be the most important letter you’ll ever read…
Here’s Why …
10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65 – every single day between now and the year 2030. Today, there are 47 million seniors in America – one out of every six Americans. That’s a lot of potential clients for senior concierge services!
Those older folks will live longer and have more money to spend, thanks to an era of prosperity during their working years. As seniors age, they need more help with many of the daily activities that younger folks take for granted, such as running errands, pet care, grocery shopping, driving to appointments, household management, and dozens of other tasks.
To provide that assistance to this rapidly growing population of seniors requires a special person called a senior concierge. The term “concierge” comes from the French comte des cierges, or keepers of the keys. Traditionally, the concierge worked in a hotel or luxury apartment building, assisting the guests or tenants with their every request.
Today, concierges assist busy executives, couples with two incomes but no free time, individuals and seniors by doing what their clients are too busy or unable to do themselves. A good concierge is a capable, resourceful problem solver who is happiest when helping their clients with whatever challenge comes their way. About 70% of the personal concierges in the U.S. and Canada are women, and 30% are men.
A senior concierge can also benefits the children of seniors, the “sandwich generation,” who also have to work and raise their own children. With help from a senior concierge, visits to their parents can be more about quality time together rather than having so many responsibilities to deal with at every visit. This is much less stressful for both seniors and their adult children.
At age 62, I could not find a job, and was overjoyed to find your senior care guides. After just a few months, I’m as busy as I want to be, and enjoying my financially secure semi-retirement. Carol Anderson – Utah
According to concierge industry insiders, personal concierge services have become a multi-billion dollar industry, with steady growth and great prospects for the future, especially in a recession-proof niche like senior concierge services. As boomers become seniors and move into their “golden years,” their needs and abilities change. While they prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, they realize they simply can’t do it all, due to mobility and health challenges. This creates a golden opportunity for those who can provide assistance to seniors in need.
A senior concierge service can keep you as busy as you wish, whether you live in a smaller community or a big city. It requires no formal education or expensive training, just common sense, organization, honesty, compassion for elders and above all, a can-do attitude.
Easy To Start
A senior concierge service can be started with very little money – if you have a car and a cell phone, you’re almost there. The rewards of being a senior concierge are great – not just in dollars and cents – but in helping seniors live better lives by helping them enjoy their independence as long as possible. That’s priceless. Another reward is that you’ll have a flexible schedule to allow you to balance your everyday family life with your client’s needs and projects.
Rates for private senior concierge services range from $18 to $50 per hour nationally. Rates are higher in large cities and lower in smaller towns and rural areas where the cost of living is lower. With rates of $18 to $30 per hour of billable time, you can see it’s possible to earn a solid income of $36,000 to $100,000 per year, depending on the rates where you live, and how many hours you work.
Best of all, a senior concierge service is a recession-proof business. People grow old and require your help and services regardless of what the national economy is doing. In addition, there is no expensive training or college classes required, as you can earn while you learn.
Your guidebook was more than I expected, with tons of useful information about the nuts and bolts of starting my own senior service business. Bonnie Thurman – Arizona
If you’ve dreamed of starting and running a profitable business that improves people’s lives, and are a caring person, take the first step by reading our step-by-step guide How To Start a Profitable Senior Concierge Service.
Starting your own senior concierge service doesn’t have to be difficult. The expert advice you’ll find in this guide will give you a head start and reduce risk, overhead and start-up costs. Here are just some of the techniques, tips and secrets you’ll discover:
- How to start your senior concierge service for under $900.
- How to set your hourly rates.
- How to get free local advertising.
- 8 sources for free local referrals.
- How to pick the best name for your new business.
- The 22 most in-demand services to offer.
- How to keep your schedule as full as you want.
- How to set up a low-cost web site – including a 5-page sample site!
- Understanding seniors – what makes them tick and how to talk to them.
- How to make a 10% commission from other service providers.
In chapter 5 of this guide, you’ll find all the essential forms you need to succeed, including a new prospect form, a service agreement, a client information form, a key release form, a grocery delivery order form and customer grocery list, a pet sitting form and an errand log sheet to help you keep track of your time, mileage and expenses. You’ll find similar forms for sale elsewhere online for $10 to $30 each. But instead of paying $60 to $180 extra for forms, these ready-to-use forms are included as a bonus at no extra charge, and you can customize them for your own use.
A senior concierge service is a perfect business for those who want to help others, be in control of their own life, and make a solid, dependable income, regardless of what the economy is doing.