When people think of Movers they tend to think of national companies with huge trucks, but what if you are a student and all you own is a futon, a folding table and a dresser? It can be really frustrating for people who only need to move a few things but may not want to rent and drive a truck themselves. When they contact the “Big Boys” they are asked for square footage - and given ridiculously high quotes for both their needs and their budgets.

If you have a valid driving license and are physically fit you can fill that gap and supplement your income by creating your own mini moving business. Even if you don’t own a pick-up or van there are plenty of self-drive rentals out there that will s. . . . .

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90% of any successful business is good communication and that is true for movers, packers, loaders, drivers, and cleaning service providers too. If you are wondering how you can make potential clients feel confident about hiring you, keep reading! OjaMove.com created this learning blog to help start-ups and individual entrepreneurs in the moving, packing, hauling and cleaning service industries to get their businesses moving.

  1. Become an active listener.

The first key to winning a job is understanding what the client really needs. Listen carefully and ask about their concerns. If they don’t see that you care about their needs, they will kee. . . . .

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You’ve got your own long bed pick-up or transit van and have helped out friends with moving or hauling needs many times, so you are wondering if short haul truck driving might be a lucrative side business. The answer is yes! However, there are a few important things to think about before you start offering to transport people’s prized possessions.

  1. Talk to your insurance carrier.

Technically you can be considered a short haul truck driver if you have a non-commercial license and restrict your services to within a 100-150 mile radius. Most automotive insurance carriers can extend this sort of rider to cover the items you are carrying in case of an accident. In some cases, you can activate it only when you need it to reduce the ov. . . . .

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