How to Make Money Becoming a Personal Concierge

If you have tons of time on your hands, are an organized person and enjoy helping others, you may just have found the career of a lifetime: a personal concierge. A personal concierge has the fun task of doing for others what they don’t have time to do for themselves. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Being a personal concierge can be a very rewarding job and one that pays good money as well.

Do You Have What it takes to be a Personal Concierge?

While becoming a personal concierge sounds like an exciting job and may put you among the lives of the rich and famous, there are certain qualifications you’ll need to be successful at the job. While it’s often the wealthy that hire a personal concierge, you may also find jobs as a personal concierge with elderly or disabled individuals that can’t do these, often, simple things for themselves.

Becoming a personal concierge requires making your clients feel like they’re the most important person in the universe and that you’re dedicated to providing them with the services they require. However, are you cut out for this type of work? Here is self-test you can take to determine if a personal concierge is the right choice for you before you run out and tackle this exciting new career.

Do you make friends easily with everyone you meet? As a personal concierge, your client needs to feel comfortable with you.

Are you good with challenges and meeting deadlines? As a personal concierge, you’ll be expected to provide a service for you client when it’s convenient to them. When they want something done, they may want it NOW.

Are you good at juggling numerous tasks at one time and being successful at it?

Are your creative enough to be able to fulfill the needs of all your clients?

Setting up Your Personal Concierge Service

If you’ve passed the self-test, you’re ready to get started and embark on a new career of helping to bring happiness into the lives of others. Make sure you have plenty of time on your hands because the needs of your clients will take over and your time will become their time.

The first step in becoming a personal concierge is determining what your skills are as well as what services are required the most in your area. Obviously, if you live in a large city, you’ll find more opportunities but even small towns have people that are willing to pay for many services they cannot do on their own. Start by making up business cards offering your services. You may have numerous skills you can do. Some common services include the following:

Child care (supervision, chauffeuring)

Errand service (banking, dry cleaning, delivery, pharmacy pickup, etc)

Dining and entertainment (private tours, reservations, buying tickets)

House-sitting services (gardening, checking on teens, keeping refrigerator full0

Pet Care Service (walking, feeding, grooming)

Corporate and executive assistance (transporting clients, planning meetings and events)

Office help (copying, faxing, filing)

Shopping Services (returning items, groceries, gift-wrapping and purchasing)

Maintenance & repair service (getting quotes, arranging service, providing access)

These are just a few of the many services that you can provide as a personal concierge. Start scouring your neighborhoods, including hotels, hospitals and businesses and you’ll be surprised at the many new clients you may pick up along the way. Always, remember to leave your business card. Advertising on the internet is also a great way to find new clients for your personal concierge business.


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