Become an Errand Assistant

You will learn: what an errand assistant does, how to develop your skills to succeed as an errand assistant, and how to start your own errand assistant business and get clients.

What Happens in this Certificate Course

The Errand Assistant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbooks (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Personal Concierge and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal Assistant). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Errand Assistant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Errand Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Errand Assistant Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Errand Assistant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

The Errand Assistant Certificate Course Online covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become an errand assistant including:

Developing Your Skills

  • Personal Traits
  • Office Skills
  • Life Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Informal Learning
  • Getting Experience

Starting an Errand Assistant Business

  • Start-up Considerations
  • Legal Matters
  • Financial Matters
  • Your Office

Running Your Errand Assistant Business

  • Client Consultations
  • Setting Your Fees

Getting Clients for Your Business

  • Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Referrals and Word-of-Mouth Business
  • Selling Your Services

What Is Included in the Errand Assistant Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Errand Assistant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Errand Assistant Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Errand Assistants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Errand Assistant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbooks: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal Assistant and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Personal Concierge (e-book editions)

Register for the Errand Assistant Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

SUMMER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Errand Assistant Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the June 17, 2024 course.

Register today for the Errand Assistant Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Errand Assistant Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

About a Career as an Errand Assistant

Imagine having a fun career that lets you get paid to provide services for busy people. Welcome to the errand assistant business!

As an errand assistant, you might work for all kinds of people, or you could specialize in providing errand assistant services to specific groups of people such as busy families, professional women, entrepreneurs, or elderly people.

In this career, you could enjoy doing a wide variety of tasks including grocery shopping, dry cleaning drop off and pick up, going to the post office, banking or paying bills, picking up prescriptions, visiting specialty shops and much more. Depending on your interests and skills, you might choose to offer services helping people with:

  • answering emails
  • appointment booking
  • concert tickets
  • deliveries
  • getting vehicles cleaned or serviced
  • gift shopping
  • line waiting (for an event, a popular restaurant, or the latest gadget)
  • meal preparation
  • personal assistant work
  • personal shopping
  • pick-ups
  • special event or holiday shopping
  • taking items to Goodwill
  • wrapping presents
  • any other errand or task that people want done
Packed full of facts, resources, examples and fun to read. Great for those who have been in business for awhile, too, not just those considering this venture.
J. Burstein

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Errand Assistants Make?
    As an errand assistant, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and whether you’re an employee or own your own errand services business. Most professional errand assistants set their own rates. An increasing number of busy and overwhelmed people are hiring professional errand assistants for $20 to $35 or more per hour.
  • What Do Errand Assistants Do?
    As an errand assistant, you could enjoy doing a wide variety of tasks including grocery shopping, dry cleaning drop off and pick up, going to the post office, banking or paying bills, picking up prescriptions, visiting specialty shops and much more.
  • How Do I Start an Errand Service?
    Earning a certificate as an errand assistant will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting an errand service and becoming a professional errand assistant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Errand Assistant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Errand Assistant Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional errand assistant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.