I'm thinking of gettig a couple paper routes

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
October 9, 2012 12:40pm CST
I saw an ad in the paper this week, and they have about 10 in each town surrounding me. When I was a kid I had one as my first job, and I didnt mind it. It got me out, and even exercising. I was going to call and ask about the one in the tow I work in. I am tryig to get more work in this town, as I'm planning on moving the outskirts of this town eventually (so less gas ad mileage for me). I was going to ask if I could get a few in the area. A lady I sue to work with has 2 routes, she doesnt really work, she goes Wednesdays picks the set up, and the again Thursday for the other set, put them together and deliver them for 2 hours Friday and makes enough as she did working full time 6 days a week at our old job.
5 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Oct 12
If you don't mind the getting up really early and the fact that you would absolutely never have a day off of work, then I think there would be nothing wrong with having a couple of paper routes. The only concern that I would have about it would be the fact that there are always those customers that don't pay for their papers and that ultimately comes out of your pocket. However, it isn't a full time job and it does get you out of the house, so for that reason I think it would be a good idea. I just don't know about getting two different paper routes.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
17 Oct 12
Here the papers are free and only delivers once a week. Each route is about 30 hourses which isnt bad, and my friend said walking is about $100 - $200 a route per month. I don't know yet, but it is extra money .
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
10 Oct 12
wow that sounds great
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Oct 12
Let's cross our fingers and toes on this one. It's easy extra money which will help out with savings for my trailer.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
9 Oct 12
I am not sure I understand. Does she deliver the papers late then, or is it just one paper a week? Where I used to live the county only had one issue a week, not one for every day. You could get them out of the machines on Wednesday but they were delivered to your door on Thursdays I think. It sounds like it'd be a good gig and if you could do atleast one day a week it'd be better then nothing.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Oct 12
We get them delivered Friday, but here we have the paper then the flyers. So she has to pick up the papers, the the flyers.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
9 Oct 12
this might be a perfect way to make some extra money. i know the people around here make a fair amount of money delivering papers but with ours in my city, but in my city, the papers need to be on the front porch by 6 am, so i know a few people that have done it for awhile gave it up because it was just too early for them.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
10 Oct 12
Here it's midight Friday they have to be delivered which isn't bad. My friend does 2 routes and makes enough to live off of.
@GemmaR (8526)
9 Oct 12
I used to do this when I was younger, and it was very good for a number of reasons. The first reason is that it got me a lot more money than any of my friends had, so I always had cash to go out which was more than they were able to get. The other thing was that it kept me fit and I had a lot of exercise thanks to having to deliver the newspapers. It would only take me a couple of hours each week but it was the only exercise that I got so it was definitely a good thing and I know that I gained weight when I gave up the work.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
17 Oct 12
Thats what I was thinking as well, it would get me walking and exercise also a little extra money. not a lot as each route pays about $100 - $200 (my friend estimated about $120 a month).