Holiday Ideas to Make Money Now through January

#61 – People are busy…

And…the holidays just make normally busy people even busier, adding stress and angst during a time that should be filled with love, fun and good times.  Why not start an “Errand Running” business that offers different types of services from picking up dry cleaning, prescription drop off and pick up, grocery shopping, gift buying, gift wrapping and delivery…if you think about the types of errands you normally run, I’m sure you will be able to come up with a great business plan that would be a huge help to these already busy folks.

An errand service is something to think about…ask your friends and family who are busy,  if a service like this would  benefit them and save them time, then ask them how much would they pay to get some time back in their week.  After all…time is money.  If you could save someone several hours in the week so that they could spend more time doing something they enjoy, I’m sure you could make some money doing this as a business.  Of course…make sure you do your research, check online to see what other services like this charge and compare the type of “errands” offered and if there is normally a charge for miles, a per errand charge or if they charge by the hour, etc… depending on where you live, you may want to limit the area that you service.  Gas prices are expensive and you’ll make more money if you don’t have to put lots of miles on your car to do this.  If you can run errands for more than one client in the same trip, you will also maximize your time and efficiency.  Maybe try to organize errands for clients who live in the same are for the same day?  This is a great time of year to offer this type of service and it’s also a great way to make some money, doing something that you already do for yourself!

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