Today’s business world is populated by very busy executives and business people who are so busy that they have very little time available for personal shopping. You can earn a living by offering personalized service shopping for gifts for all occasions.
The client specifies the price range and a bit of background information on the recipient and then you go shopping for the perfect gift!
As a part of your service, you also arrange gift wrapping and delivery if required by the client.
You are not required any type of formal education to start a shopping service, but an eye for detail and an ability to match gifts to the personalities of the client and the recipient of the gift will help.
The only equipment you really need for this business is a good pair of shoes, as shopping can be hard on the feet!
Setup costs include advertising and promotional materials, cell phone and a dependable vehicle. Business cards would also be a good idea.
Assuming that you already have access to a vehicle, your startup costs will range between $500 to $1,000.
Most people offering personal gift shopping services charge an hourly rate which ranges between $20 – $40 per hour. So your yearly earnings will depend on the number of hours you can charge your clients for.
Full time you could expect to earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year.