It sure would be nice to make some extra money. There’s that college fund you’d like to put money in, or that vacation to Hawaii you’ve had to put off for years. If only there was a way. Do you have 12 hours to spare a week? If so, here’s how you can make a solid part-time income delivering packages.
Couriers are called on everyday to get packages and other items delivered across town, effectively and quickly. They provide a similar service to UPS and FedEx, but are more suited for last-minute and local jobs around town. They simply provide a much-needed service for any community. It helps businesses and other companies run smoothly.
As the owner of your own courier service, you’re in charge. You can work as little or as much as you’d like. It’s the perfect fit for someone looking to make some extra cash. You can spread your 12 hours over several days or just a couple. Plus, you have the freedom to set your own rates, and make the kind of money you want to make. So what kind of money can you make? The going rate for courier service businesses varies based on what part of the country you live in. The current national average is $36 an hour. If you work 12 hours a week, you’ll be making $432.
The work of a courier is fairly simple too. Chances are you run errands several times a week. Maybe you pick something up and then drop it off somewhere else. That’s the kind of things you’ll be doing as a courier. A local flower company doesn’t have an in-house delivery driver, and someone has to get these roses to Mrs. Couch. Who do they call? A courier. An architect needs to get revised plans to a builder. Who do they call? A courier.
If you’re highly motivated, good with people and can do great work, then you have what it takes to be a courier. If you have a reliable vehicle, cell phone and computer, then you have most of the tools necessary to be a success. Beyond that there are additional tools you’ll want to consider, but they shouldn’t cost you a lot of money. Plus, you’ll be making great money in no time.
If you have 12 hours to spare a week, you could make an extra $400—or more—by becoming a courier. Your courier service business delivers packages and other items and makes good money doing it. You have a flexible schedule, and get to enjoy the benefits of having your own business. Soon you’ll be making good money, and be on your way to success. To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.