Frequently asked questions
What is the status of a Promo Courier?
The status of most of our promo couriers is self-employed as a secondary occupation. They are often pensioners, employees with a contract of a minimum of 19 hours a week, or unemployed people on benefits who can spend at least one evening, day or more distributing brochures. Of course, we also work with self-employed people who do the work as their main profession and who derive all or part of their income from distributing our brochures.
Our website has plenty of information to easily contact an accountant: https://boekhouderofferte.be/myshopi/. This means you will be able to get the most out of your extra income.
How much will I earn?
This depends on the neighbourhood (sector) you choose. Remuneration is not per letter box or hour, and we also do not work with a lump sum. Each sector is paid differently depending on the location (e.g. a city with apartment buildings or the countryside where the houses are further apart). We can give you examples of sectors with their corresponding remuneration at an interview. You can then decide which sector you would like to work in.
Do I need a car?
We recommend you have a car, especially if you have to collect the material. In addition, it is also more convenient to distribute using a car - the number of leaflets can increase quickly (300 kg is often required for a small sector).
Can I also become a Promo Courier as a student?
Yes, that is possible. We hire students as self-employed throughout the year, but also accept students who can only work during the summer holidays. The only condition is that you have your own vehicle (preferably a car).
By the way, did you know the government gives students a boost? As a student you hardly pay any social contributions.
What are the terms and conditions for this?
- You are between 18 and 25.
- You follow a fully-fledged course in a recognised training institute with at least 27 credits per school year or at least 17 lessons per week.
- You register with a social insurance fund.
If you do not want to lose your child benefit, your self-employed activity may not take more than 240 hours per trimester (with the exception of the 3rd trimester, during which there is no limit). There are no rules regarding any evidence that must be submitted. A statement of honour from the student stating the limit of 240 hours per trimester has not been exceeded is sufficient. You can also submit your 4-week contract as proof.
When should the leaflets be distributed?
There is always a fixed period in which you have to distribute the leaflets. Within that period, you can choose the time you actually do the distribution work.