How could you use an extra £10,000 a year right now?

Well, it could be a lot more realistic than you might think.

A recent survey by the online parcel and delivery service Collect+ has discovered that over one in three people who start a new online business make over £10,000 a year from it!*

Some other noteworthy facts and figures from the report: Over half of these traders had set up their businesses just within the last year. Over 26% were aged between 25 and 34. And almost 70% of those surveyed hoped to give up their day jobs and concentrate on their online businesses once they were established.

Mark Lewis, CEO of Collect+, tells us:

“I have met with many of these e-pportunists who find an additional income online, for example selling on eBay. But to do this full time, and to make the leap of faith required, you need to know that the support is out there for you to scale your operation. One element that can often be forgotten is how do I get my goods to customers? For many juggling the demands of starting up a business being able to send goods outside of normal working hours is a real help.”

Collect+ offers its parcel sending services through 4,000 specially selected local retailers that are part of the PayPoint network.

All are open from early until late and the vast majority are open seven days a week, meaning that people can pick up or send parcels at a time convenient to them. Collect+ services are securely delivered by Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company.

* Survey of 368 e-pportunists through, on behalf of Collect+.