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What's it all about?

You can become a Self-employed Courier if you have a full, valid driving licence, own (or have access to) a car or van with a valid MOT and insurance, have the right to work in the UK and have no unspent criminal convictions. With the explosion in online sales in recent years it is no surprise that this industry is booming. 

A good way of setting yourself up as a courier is to sign up with companies such as Hermes to work freelance delivering their packages. 

You can then also contact local businesses offering your services to them. 

As long as you have a satnav or atleast Google Maps on your phone, this is actually quite a nice stress free side business with very realistic potential of going full-time. 

How to become a self employed courier:

1. Sign up to courier firms such as Hermes and Yodel. 

2. Set up your own website using Wix. You can sign up for free HERE

3. Design and order your business cards and flyers here.

4. Contact local businesses offering your services. 

Profitability Factor Medium to High
Difficulty Level Low
Risk Level Low
Time commitment Medium to High
Prior Knowledge/Expertise None
Location Restrictions N/A 
Overall Side Gig Rating 5/5
Realistic Earnings: If you choose to work freelance through companies such as Hermes and Yodel, you can expect to earn around £60 to £150 per day. 
If you focus on private courier work then you can make up to £300 per day. 
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