- Queries by potential clients: 1, 404 in 2013, up from 588 in 2012
- Entrepreneurs indexed: 109 in 2013, up from 32
- Typical pay: $66 one hour
Imagine this as your work-day: automobile windows down, sunlight pouring in, wind inside face on a picturesque drive past vineyards, proceeding toward world-famous Sonoma and Napa Valley vineyards.
This is Steven Lobdell's workday as an exclusive wine trip motorist. Lobdell said consumers employ him to enable them to take pleasure in the wine-tasting experience with no anxiety of driving. They occasionally employ him to-be their particular trip guide as well.
Lobdell's firm, Napa Sonoma Wine Tasting Driver, charges $30 an hour or so for a booking that usually persists about 7 hours. He recently hired extra motorists on agreement, as work has obtained combined with economy.
Demand for personal wine trip motorists picks up in May and remains powerful through October. "when you're carrying this out, be great at conserving finances and finding various other work in the off season, " Lobdell said.