How to Make $36 an Hour With Your Own Local Courier Service Business

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You spend a lot of time in your car everyday. You’re often running errands too. But what if you could get paid to do this? That’s right, what if you could get paid to run errands for other people? Or get paid to deliver items to businesses or homes around your own town? Seriously, that’s all possible by starting your own courier service business.

A courier service business transports documents, packages, medical supplies and more to area businesses and homes, and makes good money doing it. Couriers perform a service similar to FedEx or UPS, yet can work quicker and more effectively when items are traveling a shorter distance. Plus with your own courier business, your overhead is much lower than UPS or FedEx, so you can make an even bigger profit.

A lawyer needs a legal document signed and delivered quickly. Who could she call? A courier. A flower company that doesn’t have an in-house delivery driver needs to get these roses to Mrs. Partain in three hours. Who could they call? That’s right, a courier. It’s simply a much-needed service that a variety of businesses and individuals will need, often on a regular basis.

So how much can you make? Rates vary depending on what part of the country you live in. Those on the East or West coasts typically make more than those living in the South, Midwest, or in a rural area. That’s not to say you can’t make good money if you live in the South, Midwest, or a rural area. You sure can. So how much? The national average is $36 an hour. Work an eight-hour day and you’ve just made $288.

Who would use a courier business? Accountants, bookkeepers, banks, caterers, construction companies, other couriers, doctors, flower shops and many, many more.

As a courier, you’re providing an important service. You’re helping to get documents or other items transported across town, quickly and effectively. You help businesses run smoothly and keep everyone happy. Plus, you get to enjoy being your own boss. It’s the perfect way to avoid the 9 to 5 rat race. You can work as little or as much as you’d like. You’re the boss. You decide.

Best of all, there is no formal training or huge start-up costs necessary. If you have a reliable vehicle, a cell phone and a computer, well then you’re ready to be in business. After this, there are a few additional items you might want to consider, but they shouldn’t cost you a lot of money either.

Starting your own courier service business is a great way to help others, while making a nice profit for yourself. You can make, on average, $36 an hour, all while being your own boss and working as little or as much as you’d like. It’s simply a valuable service that everyone needs. To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.