DoorDash: Make Money On Your Own Schedule

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Looking for a part time job?

If you are looking for a way to earn extra money on your own schedule, you may want to consider applying for DoorDash!

The average Dasher earns $15+ per hour by delivering orders from local restaurants to customers. AND you can work when you want so it’s great if you need to create your own schedule. DoorDash is currently available in over 44 major cities – see the whole list here!

To apply, you will need to be 18 or older, own an iPhone or Android smartphone, have valid insurance with your name on the policy, access to a vehicle or bike, a social security number and be able to pass a background and driving record check.

Has anyone ever worked as a dasher?
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Comments 18

  1. Mellie

    Sounds like a way to outsource delivery drivers so that companies don’t have to give them a car or benefits…that’s what happens to janitors now….they used to get paid better & had benefits.

    • Mindy

      Do most restaurants employ delivery drivers?

      • Jim

        My McDonald’s doesn’t have any delivery drivers. But they do deliver now. So I wouldn’t be worried about delivery drivers. It’s not like they are delivering pizza from Pizza Hut it’s restaurants that never offered delivery before.

  2. Carol

    Or it sounds like a way for restaurants that don’t currently offer delivery to get their delicious food to customers, make profit in the process and give someone a chance at part time cash.

    • Jennlk84

      That’s what I was thinking! It’s a neat option for someone needing a flexible job or to earn a little extra cash!

    • mimi

      I completely agree! Its a great part time. As it is most part dont offer GREAT benefits anyways

    • AP

      👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  3. Stella

    This seems like a good opportunity for the right people. It’s the same as Airbnb or the ride sharing services. You use your time and available resources to earn extra income. More opportunities for people to help themselves! 👍

  4. Allie

    I’ve done ride-sharing, do NOT recommend. Doordash has recently been changing the base delivery fee to the driver based on tips. Get a tip, get less from Doordash so you basically make the same tip or no tip. And insurance companies will deny claims since now technically a commercial driver. Be sure to read all fine print

    • Janet

      Just saw your comment…..We are thinking Alike. My husband owns an insurance business and he warns people, DO NOT drive for Uber unless you tell us. Companies aren’t charging people enough for the risk. So they won’t cover it. You are correct.

    • Kim

      I would ask questions. Amazon has its own insurance for flex drivers even people on the way to amazon with no packages in cars who hit a light pole have been covered ?!?. Has anyone read the whole contract and said they don’t offer insurance. If your using their app I don’t see why it would be excluded. Insurance is thousands of dollars.

    • anna

      If you are in a car accident do they say Where were you going? or don’t you just say I was at this intersection and so and so happened? I didn’t think it mattered where you were going I just thought the details of the accident would be what you talk about.

  5. Janet

    Having done insurance since 99, I can tell you, people need to make sure they call their car insurer and let them know. If you have a car accident while working in this matter, THEY most likely WILL NOT cover the claim since the policy doesn’t cover commercial risks. Things like uber, pizza delivery, etc….those are not covered under normal personal auto insurance. PERIOD. Hope that helps anyone who is considering.

    • Kaleena

      I drive for both uber and lyft they both provide insurance. I had a bus clip off my mirror and was able to get it replace through uber.

      • Allie

        You need to also hold a higher level on your personal insurance. The James River policy through Uber will not cover anything off app, and neither will your personal insurance. Better safe than sorry

        • Kaleena

          Correct Ally, always have personal insurance but on the actual app when working you are covered.

  6. Luv🌺

    So do the drivers need to get commercial insurance in addition to personal insurance? My nephew is interested in something like this and Uber. 🌺

  7. Joanne

    are you reimbursed for gas?

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