Ten thousand baby boomers a day will turn 65 – every single day between now and 2030! Add them to the 47 million seniors in America today, and you’ve got a huge number of potential customers for a senior concierge service.
Thanks to medical advances and treatments, these seniors will live longer and require more assistance as they age. 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, shopping for groceries, getting to appointments and dozens of other tasks.
To provide that assistance to this rapidly growing population of seniors requires a special person called a senior concierge. They help seniors by doing what seniors are unable to do for themselves. A good senior concierge is a capable problem solver, who is organized, enjoys people and cares about their clients. It’s a prefect way to help seniors while still leaving them feeling independent.
Best of all, starting a senior concierge service is not difficult. There are no classes, no franchise fees or other expensive start-up costs required. Plus, most of the tasks are things you probably do already, but as a senior concierge, you get paid to do them. You can start a senior concierge business on a shoestring. If you have the essentials – a reliable vehicle and a cell phone, which most of us already have, you’re almost there. Add a few supplies, some business cards, brochures and flyers, and you’re in business.
Did I mention you can make an excellent income as a senior concierge? Senior concierges typically make between $18 and $35 an hour, depending on what area of the country they live in. Those in larger cities charge more to cover higher expenses, while those in smaller towns, where expenses are lower, charge less. Still, the national average is $26 an hour. Work a 40-hour week and you’ll bring in over $1,000.
It’s a win-win for all, as you can help seniors stay independent and help your self to generous profits as well. In addition, as the owner of your own senior concierge service, you’re in charge. You can work just a few hours a week to earn some extra cash, or start a new career and work full-time.
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 priorities.
Another plus you’ll appreciate the next time the economy catches a cold is that a senior concierge business is almost recession-proof. People grow old and require your help and services regardless of what the national economy is doing.
As seniors age, they often need a little help while still wanting to keep their independence. That’s what a senior concierge does – ease the burden on seniors with mobility problems, bring joy and lower stress to their clients, while also earning a solid income. It’s the perfect business for those who want to own their own business and also want to help others. To learn more, read How To Start A Profitable Senior Concierge Service.