Have a Vehicle? Use It to Make Money Delivering Food

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After 10 years in restaurants and four years in retail, Bryan Louis Schrager was looking for a gig with flexibility — and becoming an Uber Eats delivery partner fit the bill perfectly.

In just three months, he has his system down — working 20 to 25 hours a week, bringing food from restaurants to the homes of Uber Eats customers in the Delray Beach area of South Florida.

Make your own schedule

He started with Uber Eats because he needed some income to hold him over after a trip to Mexico. He stayed because he likes the work and the hours.

“You earn when you want to, and you make your own schedule,” Schrager says.

He mostly drives Monday through Friday, night and dinner shifts, and sometimes lunch.

“If it’s raining, I’ll go out because more people are ordering food,” Schrager says.

He drives in two shifts per day: 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. for lunch, and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for dinner.

Tips for new delivery partners

To be a successful Uber Eats delivery partner, Schrager suggests taking every call available when starting out. “You need to accept all rides to be successful and to get tips,” he says.

With experience, you’ll be able to tell which rides are easy and which ones aren’t, like driving downtown and getting stuck in traffic for 25 minutes just to get to a restaurant.

Also, have a way to keep the food hot, he advises. No Uber Eats customer wants a lukewarm dinner. “That’s why I have a hot box in my car,” Schrager says.

And look for areas with lots of Uber Eats restaurant partners, so you’ll be close by for pickups, Schrager suggests.

How to get started

Does all this sound good to you? Here are the basic requirements for an Uber Eats delivery partner:

  • You must be at least 19 years old.
  • You must have a two- or four-door car made after 1998.
  • You must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • You must show proof of vehicle registration and insurance.
  • You must have at least one year of driving experience in the United States, or three years if you are under age 23.

Bicycle and scooter delivery options may be available in some regions. Also note that bicycle delivery age requirements vary by location.

There’s also a safety screening process for prospective delivery partners, and you’ll need to upload some documents.

Click here to see all the program details.

What’s next

Once your activation is complete, you can log in to the Uber app and begin accepting delivery requests.

Navigation and order information is provided in the app. All you’ll have to do is pick up the order from the restaurant and deliver it to the customer.

And here’s the best news of all: Most U.S. delivery partners use Instant Pay, which makes earnings immediately available. The system allows you to cash out up to five times a day when you register your debit card.

Make money with Uber Eats.

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