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More than meets the eye: 4 ways to earn money with delivery jobs

If a friend messages you saying that he or she has just begun working as a deliverer, you will probably think about companies like Foodora, right? Yes, that’s true. These are the most common delivery app jobs out there. But they are not the only ones! There is more than meets the eye when taking up delivery jobs, and delivering food is only one of your options. You can deliver packages, online orders and products, help people drive their stuff when moving entire apartments, bring them their laundry, or even do deliveries exclusively in the hospitality sector, if you want to gain experience in the specific field. Learn more below.

1. Food delivery

People will never stop being hungry, and with their busy lives, ordering take-out is so common, that you will never run out of gigs. At Appjobs.com, some of the food delivery jobs you will find in several cities are: Postmates, Foodora, Deliveroo, DoorDash and Instacart.

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Requirements

The starting question before joining one of the food delivery apps is “do you own a means of transportation and a smartphone?” If those are covered, you can check further requirements like age. Doordash and Foodora requires you are over 18, for example. The most common vehicles accepted are bicycles, scooters, and cars, but vans are also acceptable in some cases, though not really so handy when all you need to deliver is food. Make sure you have a valid driver’s license and an insurance (if you are not using your bicycle). Be aware that a driving experience of at least 1 year might be among the conditions to start as a food deliverer and that some apps ask for a background check. Last but not least, you should be fit enough to carry some weight, especially when it comes to Instacart, which entails doing grocery shopping for people and carrying, possibly, heavy bags to their doorstep.

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2. Package delivery

If food is not what you want to deliver, then you can opt for delivering envelopes, packages, online orders, products, bulky items or whatever people need delivered in your city. You can become a courier or deliverer with Amazon Flex, Postmates, StreetStream or Syft, for delivery jobs specifically in the hospitality sector.

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Requirements

Just like with food delivery app jobs, make sure you have a means of transportation and a smartphone to be able to manage your deliveries. Nevertheless, Streamsteam allows you to make deliveries on foot as well! Some apps will ask for a background check, proof of identity and address, as well as a clean driving record. It goes without saying that, if your deliver by car, scooter or van/truck, you need to have a valid driver’s license and insurance. When it comes to Syft, in particular, you will also have an introductory session to talk about your skills and desired roles on the app.

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3. Long distance and moving deliveries

And what about deliveries out of town? Of course, there is an option for that, too! With Roadie, you can choose to deliver around your neighborhood, your city, your province or the entire country. It can be anything, from a forgotten vacationer’s phone charger to a sofa or a pet!

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Requirements

To deliver with Roadie, just make sure you are over 18 years old, you have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance policy and choose the items that are suitable for your vehicle. When accepting gigs, make sure you can physically handle the weight of the items.

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4. Laundry delivery (yes, it exists!)

People get so busy, that taking care of their laundry is something they would happily assign to someone else! You can be that someone else! Working with Rinse in your city, your duties will be picking up and delivering laundry from homes to Rinse’s cleaning partners.

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Requirements

To become a Rinse Valet, you should be over 18 and own your own means of transportation and a smartphone. A valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and 2 years of driving experience are among the requirements. Also, your car must have 4 or more doors. Oh! And make sure you are available to work between 7:15 PM and 10:45 PM, as these are the hours you can exclusively work with Rinse.

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So, if you are considering taking up a delivery job, know that your options are more than you think and you can choose the best for you. Pick the category of delivery jobs you want to join, check if you fill the requirements of the available apps and have any necessary documents ready to prove your eligibility. Go ahead and have a more detailed look at the various delivery jobs in your city at AppJobs. And don’t forget, we are available for a chat, if you have any queries!

Paulina Bajorowicz joined Appjobs in November 2018 and she is now the Content Marketing Specialist. She manages Appjobs blog and social media channels, coordinates outreach activities and cooperates with journalists and content creators around the gig economy.