Millions of people, literally, in the United States, change their home every year. To be exact, the number was 36 million people, in 2013. Out of that, 4.8 million people moved to another state within the U.S. The leading states when it comes to changing residence are California, Maine and Kentucky, where approximately 14 to 15 percent of people change address every year. This means that a whole lot of personal possessions have to change places with them, as well. This is where you come in.
If you want a job that is both physical and involves traveling and changing landscapes, if you are healthy and strong and good with people, too, you might want to think about starting a business in the moving industry.
Also, you will have a certain moral reward for transporting not only valuable possessions, in a monetary sense, but personal belongings of great sentimental importance for their owners.
This will give you a chance to see that old lady smiling when she sees her collection of crystal figurines delivered safe and sound all across the country, from Florida to California. Of course, the moving business is not all smiles and nice words; it might involve stressed owner and tricky conversations, but, isn’t every job like that?
The important thing to learn and to remember in the moving business is to know to listen, be patient and understand your clients. As we said before, you are dealing in relocating the things that have more than a utilitarian use. You need to be more than careful, but also quick and decisive if you are to deliver the goods in scheduled time. This business is one of those where time can be a crucial factor because you do not want the whole family to have to spend the night in the hotel because their beds are “on the way”.
The moving industry in the United States employs more than 120 thousand people, and people in the USA, more than anywhere in the world, move frequently. Times of attaching to one job, one city, one house are over and modern families of highly educated professional do not expect to spend their lifetime in one house. Of course, this is even more common with military jobs, college students and other people whose jobs involve frequent relocation. When the economy is thriving, people tend to buy bigger and more luxurious homes, when the money is tight, everyone is downsizing. Now you see there is a lot going on in the moving business.
So, if you want to start your company with small startup costs, which you can start to develop as a second job, and where you can charge from 25 to 30 dollars per mover, plus overhead, you might want to think about opening your moving company.
Make sure you are stacked with cardboard, bubble wrap and duck tape, because packing the furniture and kitchenware will be a skill to master to please your customer, along with good service, respecting the deadlines and competitive prices and you are on the way to success.