What is a concierge and how can I use one?

What is a personal concierge?

A personal concierge is a person working as a personal assistant. The difference is; a personal assistant works for one company by serving one executive CEO or several executives officers, while a concierge works as an independent contractor by taking services needed by clients from different companies whose needs vary. It goes down to even helping the parents with their children and helping the elderly in doing their day to day services.

What are the services offered by a concierge?

The personal concierge may perform personal assisting services, which may involve a variety of tasks. A day of a concierge will not be the same today and tomorrow. Most concierges have different niches, according to the services they offer to clients and the type of clients they offer services to. Examples of niches a concierge can pursue involve; grocery shopping, event planning, home organization, buying gifts, daily errands like picking up kids, dry cleaning, travel arrangements, internet research services, appointment settings, and the list is endless.

Businesses in this industry specialize in diverse forms of personal assistance to provide all-round services to the clients.

How to start a concierge business?

  • Consider if the business will be LLC or Corp
  • The local business permits and licenses needed before commencing
  • Is indemnity or insurance a requirement?
  • First things first, is it necessary to meet all the requirements before commencing a concierge?
  •  Prepare a business plan to document every bit of business prerequisites

How much does a concierge earn?

A concierge can earn up to 100 dollars per hour. Clients pay for your services, and you give them your time for their service. Other concierge services are chargeable per hour while others are charged per month.

Advantages of a concierge business

Starting up a concierge business is easy. Its cost of initial running is minimal, and the start-up cost is low. The costs that may feature in a concierge business include; gas, car maintenance, taxes, accounting, and legal fees, telephone services, internet charges, advertising charges incurred through newspapers, yellow pages, Facebook ads and more.

Where can a concierge find clients?

The first spot to find clients neighborhood and the community around. Introduce your services to them, and they will assist you in spreading the word of mouth to other potential clients. Your initial business will assist your business in footing up bills, and meeting the initial cost of running the business. While working with the clients you will get an opportunity to remodel the kind of services you offer to better meet their requirements.

Another place a concierge can find clients is the local meetups and networking events. Here a concierge can meet with professionals of like-minded individuals and can join ventures to form a noticeable venture.