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7 Best Companies for Food Delivery Driver Jobs

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food delivery jobsIt’s really surprising.

Every day, I see new and unique side hustles coming up, and this makes it easier for everyone to earn extra income without much hassle.

Many of these side jobs are pretty flexible and can be done in your own time.

Why earn money on the side?

There are tons of reasons for it.

If you are a student, you could earn your living from home, pay your fees, and have a sound financial system. In fact, here are some of the best jobs for students.

If you are a stay-at-home mom, you can earn while your kids are at school. It can also give you a chance to make money in a flexible way from home.

There are literally thousands of reasons why anyone and everyone should look for side jobs.

I would not have talked about side jobs a decade ago because there weren’t many options around then, but now you have endless ways to earn money.

Today, I am sharing some easy ways to make money delivering food. If you ever wanted a job like Uber but with minimum customer interaction, this is the post for you.

Here are the best companies for food delivery jobs:

Postmates

Founded in 2011, Postmates hires delivery drivers for restaurant orders, groceries, alcohol, etc. It is an on-demand food delivery service from anywhere.

To become a Postmates driver, you need to have a car or a bicycle, have an iPhone or Android smartphone, go through a background check, and have a driving license for at least one year.

Though the pay differs depending on which city you serve in and what times you work, the pay could range between $14 and $25 per hour. Postmates is only available in certain cities in the US.

 

Uber Eats

This famous company is most preferred for this side hustle because of its flexible car requirements for delivery partners. To deliver by car, your vehicle must be a two door or four door car made after 1998.

Depending on your location, you may also have the option of delivering with your bicycle or scooter in select cities. The minimum age to partner with Uber is 19 years, and you need at least one year of driving experience to deliver by car.

There are a couple of things that are great regarding this company. If you are not ready to pick up riders, this is the perfect way to earn money on the side for you.

Uber Eats also makes it very easy to use the Uber app to connect with delivery requests and to pick up and drop off food. 

 

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DoorDash

This company is pretty similar to Grubhub, and you can earn as much as you want delivering food. The “Dashers”, as they are called, are required to download the app and choose your delivery time slots.

The minimum requirements to become a DoorDash Dasher are that you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and insurance, and have a smartphone.

The minimum pay is around $8–$15 per hour, but this entirely depends on the city you deliver in and the times you choose. You also get to keep all the tips.

Another thing that can increase your earnings is referring drivers to DoorDash; you can earn up to $500 per referral depending on the city. Read our DoorDash review here.

 

Grubhub

This food delivery company hires anyone with a car, scooter, or bicycle. Grubhub was mentioned as one of the leading food delivery companies in the US. It partners with more than 75,000 restaurants and delivers in 1,300 US cities.

You need to be at least 19 years of age, have an iPhone or Android smartphone, and have a minimum of two years of driving experience.

It delivers in selected cities in the US, and you can find the list on its website. The pay does differ depending on which city you work in, peak times like lunch and dinner times, and the number of deliveries. Tips are also another way to bump up your earnings with Grubhub.

 

Shipt

If you are excited by the idea of grocery shopping for others to make extra money, then Shipt is the way to go. With Shipt you can earn money to shop and deliver groceries for others. This side hustle is only available in selected cities in the US.

The basic requirements are that you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license with a minimum of one year of driving experience, be able to lift a minimum of 40+ pounds, and have a smart phone and a cooler bag.

As per its website, you can earn around $15 to $25 per hour. You can apply online and record a video to be considered for the position.

 

Caviar

Founded in 2012, this food delivery company hires “couriers” to deliver its food. You need to have a vehicle like a car, truck, scooter, and a smartphone. You must be at least 18 years old to apply to become a courier with Caviar. A driving experience of two years is required to apply for this side hustle.

Once your background check is done; you will go through an orientation and start work.

The pay is around $25 per hour, and you get to keep 100% of the tips.

 

Instacart

With Instacart you can earn money on the side with grocery shopping. You have two options; you can work as a full-service shopper (shopping and delivering) or an in-store shopper (only shopping). The hours are flexible, and in both the cases, you can choose your own hours.

To become a full-service shopper, you need to be 18 years or older, have a vehicle to deliver, have an iPhone or Android smartphone, and be able to lift 30–40 lbs. You can earn anywhere between $10 to $25 per hour.

 

Interested in making money delivering food? Here are some requirements.

 

You need to have a car, bicycle, or scooter. You also need a smartphone for all the above gigs. If you’ve got these, then you can easily make money delivering food.

Keep in mind that working in certain cities during busy times has a greater impact on how much you earn.

 

Whether you do it on weekends or weekdays, food delivery can be a perfect side hustle for someone who wants to make good money from home by not going to the office physically with flexible hours and minimum customer interaction.

Because most of these companies work through apps, it is pretty flexible and can be done if you know how to use the apps.

Love talking to people and want ridesharing gigs?

Check out Uber or Lyft. Both of these companies help you to earn money with your driving skills. This is a perfect side gig for you if you are a people person and love driving.

 

Have you considered food delivery as a side gig? Please share your views in the comments.

About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom of two beautiful princesses and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone (working in a virtual job for over 9 years now). I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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