Make extra money by offering a weekend-only removal service

 

Starting your own weekend only removal service is a great way to supplement your income as well as potentially move into a new profession in these testing economic times. To start your own removal business all you need is a vehicle that can take a large enough load

You can start small

For smaller vehicle owners, doing smaller moves such as student or single person moves is a great way to get your foot in the door. Once you have a good client base and reputation, you can look into expanding by buying a van. The most important thing is that you have a vehicle which is reliable and efficient, as this will save you a huge amount of money.

Web advertising

Larger vehicle owners can jump straight in offering medium sized home removal services. A great place to start is by advertising on local listing websites to find potential customers. It’s important that you have a look in the sections where people request jobs as you may find many people in need of your services. If you are happy working all around the UK, it may be worth checking websites such as ‘AnyVan’ which allow self-employed removal men to bid on jobs posted by customers.

Long distance

How much you stand to make will vary greatly depending on the distance you wish to operate within. The further you transport items for customers, the more you are expected to earn. With prices from around 60-80p per mile, you can be making roughly £320 per trip if you are prepared to go up and down the country. If you manage to schedule weekend removal work once a week, you stand to make a healthy profit.

Insurance

Along with your standard van insurance, you need insurance to cover the items you are transporting. Goods in transit insurance will offer you £10,000 worth of cover as standard, meaning you can work in safe knowledge that should anything be damaged, you will be covered. It may also well be worth investing in van breakdown cover to make sure that you can quickly get back on the road as well as make it into work the following day for your weekday job.

Employees

Home removal work is by no means easy, and you may be required to employ someone to help you carry larger objects such as sofas and desks. The secret to longevity in the business is to be reliable and safe in your work, so make sure you carry everything safely to avoid injury.

 

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