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      Errand Service Business

      Errand service business in Nigeria is capable of making you millions on monthly basis. People are very busy these days and the reality of the modern day is not helping matters in any way. Not even in the near future does any solution seem to be in sight. Instead, more people would be getting busier than ever. Thereby making the business of errand services to be more viable and among the best jobs in Nigeria.

      There are always some things you wish that others would have done for you so that you could concentrate on other important things of interests.

      There are clothes to be washed and ironed, groceries to be picked from the supermarkets, children to be looked after, and food to be cooked and served. Thereafter, take care of other things within the home and probably office as well.

      All these requires time and that which you do in order to be able to pay your bills likewise requires time too. Considering these realities no doubt keep every one of us at some advantages. Either to start making money running errand for those who are busy and has no time for other important things. Or to see the important of paying others in an exchange for the services rendered.

      ‘Jack of all trades’ is usually said to be a master of none. That is not only applicable when you are doing many businesses at the same time. It also apply when you are adding other businesses that are meant for others into your own so to say.

      Running errand services in Nigeria for busy people can actually make one a millionaire if done well. It all starts with a positive mindset and pure belief in what you are set to do. In fact, that is how all great things in life come about.

      Errand service business in Nigeria is not new. It may only sound new to you as an individual. The truth is that the business has been in existent for decades. You are only taking it to the next level by approaching it as a professional job.

      So having established that errand service business is a viable business, the next real question we want to provide the answer to is how to get started?

      Starting Your Errand Service Business

      How much do you need to start your errand service business and where would you get your customers?

      What if people don’t trust you enough to give you their money to run errand for them?

      How can you move around if you don’t have a car?

      There are some of the pressing questions to be considered. I will attempt to provide the answers to these questions in the following paragraphs.

      See Also: How To Take Control Of Your Finances

      What You Need To Get Your Errand Service Started

      A woman with multiple shopping bags | closeup images.

      An Errand Woman With Multiple Shopping Bags | Photo credit: Closeup

      1. Register Your Errand Service Business

      Getting your errand service business registered will enhance your reputation. Though some use to neglect this but it places some limits and help define how you are seen by some reputable clients.

      2. Make a Comprehensive List of Clients

      Make a list of big companies/offices in your area with good number of well-paid executives such as headquarters of some big manufacturing companies and bank managers.

      3. Write Your Errand Services Proposal

      Compose a letter with your services listed and make sure it is compelling enough.Let your prospective clients see why your services are important to them. Include the list of services you offer.

      Your list should include but not limited to services like, dry cleaning delivery, post office errands, food pickup and delivery, grocery pick up, etc.

      SEE ALSO: How to Start a Food Delivery Service In Nigeria

      4. Be Good at Publicizing

      Advertise your services through handbills and print items and words of mouth. Taking your flyers to different places like dry cleaning offices, events, inserting it in publications that has wider executive readership, grocery stores, food store, and bakeries. Set up a blog about your services.

      Find out what other delivery services are charging and make yours highly competitive.

      5. Add Personal Touch

      Your services should have some real personal touches especially while starting out newly as this would give you an edge over other big companies within your area of services.

      Being friendly with your clients keeps them looking for you at all times.

      Do not let people know much about your senior citizen clients or the super rich ones for some security reasons. You have to be confidential and this makes your clients to trust you more.

      Know your area very well so you can make your movements hassle free even if there is any cause to delay your delivery.

      See Also: How To Start Small Businesses In Nigeria And Make Money

      When you do this unusual business well by giving it a businessman’s approach, you should be ready to start counting your millions within six months to one year. Your satisfied customers would find it hard to keep quiet and not be selling you to their wealthy friends which means more money to your pocket.

      Give this business a trial as a man, woman, guy or a young lady and come back here to share your testimony.

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      • Ewenla May 7, 2016

        This is a business I av been think of since but how to go about it eludes me not until now after reading ur sensible post
        I am going to try it & come back to u

      • david o June 9, 2016

        Thanks sir, have actually started this business in paper but hav not been able to get

        customers. How do i get customers to patronise me in abuja?


        • Darlinton Omeh July 17, 2017

          Write down the full services you intend to offer to your prospective clients. Explain how your errand services is going to benefit them. Detail your track record – anything that makes you think you are worthy of their trust. Tell them your price and explain how you are going to justify it.

          That is what is called proposal. Send it to your prospective and wait for them to call you.

      • Princehumble August 14, 2017

        Such a nice business; pls how did you started, was their anything like registering of company’s name? cause i really want to start u
        mine. pls inbox me on my mail box. Thanks

      • Nene October 1, 2017

        I want to start this business and i am positive it will be successful.. For the grocery shopping service, how do i get the prices of groceries ..how does that work? What if money given for purchase is less?

      • Adenike April 23, 2018

        I have started this business already, I sell spices and I do shopping for busywomen.
        I have a page on Facebook Hadassah Food Court & Errand Services. Instagram @hadassah_food_court

        My question is how do I solicit for clients?

      • Frank Ezenwa May 11, 2018

        do i write a proposal for a start in this business.please enlighten me more on this.

      • Jennifer June 7, 2018

        Thanks a lot for this. But I’ll like to know, how do I do my charges. If I am going to do it hourly, monthly, or even by event, getting the right figure to charge is my issue so I don’t shoot myself in the foot. Bearing in mind transportation also. Kindly give me an idea on how to go about it. I would be starting my errand business before the month runs out. Thank you

      • Balogun Fatimo Adeola August 29, 2018

        Please sir are there any company that need a worker on this so I can learn doing my work with them to know full about it

      • niyi May 12, 2019

        please send me a text 07037305260

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