I am new to this industry. I've been thinking and researching things since this summer. I am very determined to become a self employed courier. I have handed my notice in at my current job and organised a van from a leasing company. I've been in touch with several local companies who would be willing to offer me work and I've had business cards printed up as well. (Low cost so took advantage of it!)
But I am having second thoughts. My monthly outgoings work out at over a £1000 so I'd have to be earning a lot to make it work. My father is in the business, he's a transport manager for a Bristol Company and he says its risky. He says he knows a lot of drivers have given it up over the last few years because they can't make it pay any more. I could take a gamble and go for it but if things don't work out I have nothing to fall back on and its not easy to just walk into another job these days. My boss knows how I feel and she has given me until Friday before she excepts my resignation.
What is your advice, is it a good time to do it, my old man tells me its not flat out at the moment and people aren't paying as much as they used too.
I am determined to do it, I know I can but its risky!!