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Old 05-27-2020, 05:05 PM
 
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I've been laid off due to COVID and was wondering if delivering for apps like DoorDash, UberEats, and PostMates is worth the time and money. Can you make decent money doing it? Which apps pay the most? And are there other apps you recommend? Thank you! I live in La Habra by the way.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:52 AM
 
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I average about $300 per day, but working very long hours. Its not bad actually once you know your area well. I do doordash and grubhub. I would avoid Ubereats and Postmates.
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Old 06-09-2020, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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I average about $300 per day, but working very long hours. Its not bad actually once you know your area well. I do doordash and grubhub. I would avoid Ubereats and Postmates.
What is “long hours” time wise?
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Old 06-12-2020, 07:07 PM
 
Location: OC
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What is “long hours” time wise?
I'm gonna guess 12 hours.
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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Yeah 12 to 13 hours. I usually hit 400 per day on weekends working 13-15 hours and 300 to 350 on weekdays working 12-13 hours. Only way I can hit this is by multiapping both doordash and grubhub. Basically it comes out to 8000 per month, tax free since I write off the mileage which is huge. Again you have to know your market well, which restaurants to avoid, avoid fast food drive thrus, take 2 orders at a time, etc....
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Old 06-14-2020, 08:36 PM
 
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I multi app with both DD and UE here in the NYC area. About 40hours a week and pull in $1,200 a week pretty easy. I would never encourage anyone to quit their day job but this is a nice way to make easy money on your own terms. Master the app, your geo and figure out the best restaurants and you can do well.

I've been planning another trip to OC this Summer hoping to work while I'm out there to help cover costs.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Yeah 12 to 13 hours. I usually hit 400 per day on weekends working 13-15 hours and 300 to 350 on weekdays working 12-13 hours. Only way I can hit this is by multiapping both doordash and grubhub. Basically it comes out to 8000 per month, tax free since I write off the mileage which is huge. Again you have to know your market well, which restaurants to avoid, avoid fast food drive thrus, take 2 orders at a time, etc....
That’s great. You’re hustling to make money. Yes it’s hard work...so what. You’re pulling 8k a month. There are people who say tradesmen are overpaid. Wait till they read this thread.....they’ll start thinking you’re making too much money.

One thing...make sure you keep exact track of your work mileage because if you get audited you gotta have proof. I used to keep a small pocket calendar that I could write my starting and end work mileage.

12 hours isn’t a long day man. That’s a regular day for a hustling type. Money isn’t gonna fall out of the sky. You gotta go get it. You may have other deductions also as far as work clothes shoes etc. if you use those heat retaining bags those may fall under equipments. Talk to a tax guy you may still be leaving money on the table
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:53 PM
 
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Yeah all it takes is hustle. There are days when I hit a brick wall but you just gotta fight through it. With this gig, its all just dependent on the hours you put in. I mean I make about 8k a month just picking up and delivering food. If this was available 20 years ago I would've never gone to college and rack up over 130k in student loan debt which im still paying off. Debt kills. Honestly ANYONE can do this gig if they have a car, live in a densely populated area, and just put in the hours.

Yeah I gotta start tracking my mileage which i haven't done yet.
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Old 06-15-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Yeah all it takes is hustle. There are days when I hit a brick wall but you just gotta fight through it. With this gig, its all just dependent on the hours you put in. I mean I make about 8k a month just picking up and delivering food. If this was available 20 years ago I would've never gone to college and rack up over 130k in student loan debt which im still paying off. Debt kills. Honestly ANYONE can do this gig if they have a car, live in a densely populated area, and just put in the hours.

Yeah I gotta start tracking my mileage which i haven't done yet.
Get on it. You can sort of estimate but it’s best to have a written record. Seriously look into a tax guy cause you may be leaving a lot of money on the table.

You’re hustling man. That’s good. Keep stacking bills and start investing some
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Old 06-15-2020, 11:02 PM
 
Location: OC
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Yeah all it takes is hustle. There are days when I hit a brick wall but you just gotta fight through it. With this gig, its all just dependent on the hours you put in. I mean I make about 8k a month just picking up and delivering food. If this was available 20 years ago I would've never gone to college and rack up over 130k in student loan debt which im still paying off. Debt kills. Honestly ANYONE can do this gig if they have a car, live in a densely populated area, and just put in the hours.

Yeah I gotta start tracking my mileage which i haven't done yet.
Yep and for the most part, it's a reasonably relaxing gig.
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