Making money in a small town is especially challenging, but there are still a few services which some businesses can not afford but would like to offer their customers.
A delivery service for convenience stores and local food establishments is a great way to earn part time cash.
1. Contact any type of service in town whose items could be delivered. Most small towns have a little store or a restaurant. Talk to the owners and see if you would be able to either work for tips only or add an additional charge to their current price for delivery only.
2. Create a flyer and go door-to-door. Small towns usually have an older population who are unable to get out as often as they’d like therefore needing and wanting certain items in town. Once people know you will go get something for them, they will call you and have you pick up the item for them. Post flyers on any community bulletin boards and don’t overlook the internet as some small towns get their fast information online.
3. Figure your costs and make sure to cover your expenses. Gas is usually an expense if you’re using your car. Going on foot or by bike will save on expenses, however, the cost of your time is still worth something. Decide how much you’d like to make per hour divided by the number of deliveries you’d like to make and work towards that goal.
4. For repeat business, make sure you periodically call on the business owners for feedback and talk to your customers.
5. Look for opportunities within the community for delivery services. Walk dogs, offer to go pick up milk, dog food, cat food, grocery items.
6. Contact your local retirement home and see if the residents could benefit from your services.
People in small towns feel the same way about delivery pizza as they do in large towns. Think like the public and your opportunities will grow. Pretty soon you’ll find you’ve got a great part-time income just by working with the folks in your own town.