These tough economic times have hurt everyone. More and more people are having to cut back and watch where their money goes. Some are losing their jobs. Many businesses are suffering too. On the other hand, courier service businesses aren’t being hurt by the recession. They’re continuing to get good, high-paying work, and due to the recession, in some cases they’re getting more than ever. Here’s why:
Couriers provide an important service for any community. They help keep businesses and other companies running smoothly. They make sure packages and other items get to where they need to be in good condition and on time. It’s in a company’s best interest to get things delivered in the best way possible, and couriers can provide that service.
In a recession, businesses are evaluating how they do things, and how they can keep profits coming in. Especially in rough times, they know how valuable great service is, and that’s why they’re willing to pay top dollar for a good courier. Also, due to the rough economy, many businesses have had to make cutbacks. In particular, many companies aren’t using in-house deliverers and are out-sourcing work to . . . you guessed it, couriers. It keeps their costs down, and for you, it means more work.
So what does a courier do exactly? Many of us run errands every week. We drive around town in our cars, pick up items and drop off items. It’s simply a part of life. Well, couriers do those same things, but in this case they make good money doing it. It’s a fairly easy job too. There is no formal training or certifications required. But you probably have to buy a fancy truck or van, right? No, not at all. You’ll need a reliable vehicle, but it doesn’t have to be a semi-truck to do the job. You’ll also need a cell phone and computer, as this is how you’ll get most of your business and keep track of invoices and other courier service business record keeping. Chances are you probably have these items already. If so, you’re ready to go—but there are a couple other things you’ll need to have. Are you motivated, hard working and good with people? Do you enjoy making good money and being your own boss? You do? Great! You’ll be on your way before you know it.
And what kind of money could you make? Pay varies based on where you live, but the current national average is $36 an hour. That’s right, an hour. Work an eight-hour day, and you’ve just made $288.
The rough economic times are hurting everyone, but they don’t have to hurt your courier service business. Companies want to keep deliveries moving fast, and many are out-sourcing more work, so couriers are busier than ever. It’s simply a recession-proof business. To learn more, read: How to Start a Courier Business.