After watching the 60 second docs video on the People walker, I shraed the link on Facebook, offering to do the same.
Within minutes I had my first customer, and I have 4 of them within 24 hours of sharing it. Clearly it's serving a niche.
One thing that stands out is a friend of mine commented,
people are so lonely in vancouver that hey have to pay someone for companionship???!!!
but it's worth noting I think, that not only are there lonely people everywhere, but there are lots of other reasons to go for a walk with someone. Here are a few:
- Walking not only improves your physical health, it increases your thinking skills and improves you memory -- it increases your cognition.
- For many of us wanting to get out more, this service provides an accountability partner, which greatly increases the odds of commitment.
- The conversations. I love interesting, deep, and unexpected conversations. I can be a good listener, and I have some ridiculous stories if you want to be entertained.
So, if you're in Vancouver, and want to go for a walk, I'm only $5/km; reach out. I look forward to getting more healthy physically, mentally, and social with you.