We continue our series of talking to Man and a van operators around Ireland with a man with a van that has been with use for over 10 years. We have over 800 man with a van operators registered with us and if you are a man with a van and are looking for work, sign up at www.vanquotes.ie
Featuring Man and a van # 221 www.vanmendublin.ie
You have been a registered man with a van operator with us for 10 years, how did you start?
I had a job delivering mattresses for a well-known Dublin outlet. I had my own van and started advertising myself online as a man with a van in Dublin. As a man with a van in Dublin I had a lot of competition but slowly my man with a van business took off and I left the mattress delivery job behind and became a man with a van full time for myself.
Do you enjoy being a man with a van?
I love it most days. Being a man with a van can be hard. You need a good back and a good attitude. There are days the last thing I want to be is a man with a van when I’m unloading a full house of furniture up flights if stairs. But being a self-employed man with a van means I can work my own hours and when I’m tired, I just book less.
Is being a man with a van a job you would recommend?
Being a man with a van is not for everyone. To be a man with a van you really need to be a hard worker and be fit. If you are a gym junkie then being a man with a van can save you money. A man with a van is a daily physical workout so cancel your gym membership.
What is a normal day for a man with a van?
Every day for a man with a van is different. A trip to Cork today and dropping company baskets around the city center the next. That is what I like most about being a man with a van, the variety of work and the new people you meet every day.
Any tips for someone starting out as a man with a van?
Advertise yourself as a man with a van on Facebook and other social media sites. There are loads of man with a van services in Ireland so its important at least your social circle know you are a man with a van and ask them to advertise your man and a van service on their social media platform.