CAn You Really Make $216 a Day Shopping For Other People’s Groceries?

personal grocery shopperMost of us shop for groceries at least once a week. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience. For others, it’s an unpleasant task they would rather skip. But if you enjoy grocery shopping, wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid to walk down those aisles? You make find it hard to believe, but it is possible to get paid well to do grocery shopping for others.

The name “personal grocery shopper” tells the whole story You shop and deliver groceries for other people and get paid good money to do it. Who is willing to pay for this? People who are too busy or unable to shop for themselves. This includes working professionals who have limited free time and would rather spend it doing something other than grocery shopping. Then there are those who are homebound for health reasons, such as seniors or those with health problems that prevent a trip to the grocery store.

The majority of customers for a grocery shopping service are seniors, many of whom can’t get around as well as they used to, and are unable to get out to shop. That’s where a grocery shopping business can help. There are over 42 million seniors in the U.S, and their numbers are growing fast. That can mean plenty of work for you.

Most grocery shopping businesses charge a service fee based on the size of the grocery order. A grocery order of $175, for example, would bring a $25 shopping/delivery charge. Rates vary by region, but most shoppers earn between $18 and $35 an hour, with an average of $27 an hour.

Many grocery delivery services offer monthly packages or discounts to their regular, loyal customers. A package could cover 4 grocery shopping trips, or 3 grocery shopping trips plus 2 side errands. The advantage of offering package prices to your regulars is that you get money up front, plus it’s easier to schedule trips when you know your workload in advance.

In addition to packages, it is customary to charge more for grocery shopping and deliveries outside your normal business hours, evenings or holidays, for example, or rush orders that must be delivered ASAP. There are also surcharges for putting the groceries away for customers, cancellation fees and charges for extra errands like picking up prescriptions. These “little” fees and surcharges can add a substantial amount to monthly profits.

So can you really make $216 a day shopping for groceries? Yes, you really can. If you make $27 per hour, and work 8 hours, that’s $216 per day, or over $1,000 a week, providing a needed service in almost all communities.

You probably won’t have a full schedule when you start out. But do a good job and word will get around. Your customers will tell their friends, and soon you will be as busy as you want to be, earning a solid income by helping those in need. To learn more, read How To Start a Profitable Grocery Shopping Business.

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