Pros: The peak pay and flexibility are what make this app. I dash when there is a +$1.50 - $3.00 peak pay incentive which makes it so worth it. Also, I don’t have to commit to a full 8 hour shift so that's perfect.
Cons: They don't make it painless to reject bad orders.
It goes against your acceptance rate if you reject an order that is only $4-$5 (base pay/ non-tippers) or undesirable in anyway (distance).
I love love love Instacart. I don't dislike grocery shopping so naturally that helps. The best tip I can offer is to pick A STORE and make it yours. Someplace you are familiar with the layout and you know they get lots of orders. That way you can assure you’ll move fast and make more money.
Pros: Clients on this platform always tip. Its almost like they came with common sense or something. It’s actually pretty cool.
Cons: Their customer care support is all over the place. You will hear 5 different things from 6 different people.
Hidden Gem is all I can say. I enjoy working on the Roadie platform for quick jobs. Let’s say I’m in an area visiting; I will check the app to see if there are any orders needing to be delivered in the area I’m already going towards. Essentially getting paid to drive home.
Pros: They pay a fair price for distance driven. Airport pickups are a legit money grab if you're already close to one.
Cons: The wait times in Home Depot are super inconvenient.
3 words: NOT A FAN!
It has to be super slow on DD and IC for me to even look at the driver app.
Give me three or four weeks to play around with taking orders and I will update this again.
Broken Into Neighborhoods
DoorDash - Up && Coming Areas
Instacart - Gentrified Areas
Roadie - Tucked Away Communities (IYKYK)
Postmates - Don't even ride by the area.
Some of the apps above give discounts for car maintenance, cell phone service, insurance and other things. Make sure you look at all the benefits after signing up.
In the next blog post I will be letting you guys in on how I figure out where we go next. Not so much the final decision but how to come up with the list to choose from.
There are many things that play into it but it starts with introspective work. Sitting with yourself and figuring out was you want and need for your life and understanding how certain environments effect your wellbeing is key to how you move going forward.