4 reasons to become a Doordash driver
In our fast-paced, booming economy, one of the fastest-growing sectors out there is the so-called ‘gig economy.’ Dictionary.com defines the gig economy as ‘an economic sector consisting of part-time, temporary, and freelance jobs.
Some of you might read this and be thinking to yourselves “Woah now, that sounds pretty scary.” And to those who believe that a ‘secure, safe career’ is the best way to go, that might make sense. But I would argue that there really is no such thing as a ‘secure’ job anymore. One only needs to look at all the unemployed doctors out there to see this for themselves.
Therefore, the gig economy is not only nothing to be scared of, but something to be embraced. And becoming a Doordash driver fits right into this booming market.
How do I become a Doordash driver?
It’s easy to do! You can become a Doordash driver by going to their website to sign up. There are a few requirements you will need to fulfill to become a Doordash driver, so be sure you pay attention to all of those. You don’t want to get started only to find out down the road that you don’t qualify!
Furthermore, you must of course own a smartphone that can support the Doordash driver app. If you don’t already have one, then I would spring for a smartphone that’s at least mid-range. You don’t want your device to be chugging along on you while you’re out trying to make money!
Why should I become a Doordash driver?
- You are your own boss. This is one of the main draws for anything in the ‘gig economy.’ You make your own hours, you work only when you want to work. Don’t feel like working anymore? Shut the app off and go home, it’s that simple!
- Explore your city and get paid for it! One of the perks of being a Doordash driver is getting to go to some places you normally wouldn’t see. Getting to find out about so many new restaurants, pubs and more that you didn’t know were there before is pretty cool. And you get PAID to do it!
- Take advantage of ‘busy times.’ If you’re really in it for the money (and let’s face it, most of us are,) set your schedule around the busy hours. Lunch and dinnertime are both times you can expect to get a lot Doordash driver orders. If it’s busy enough, you may even make additional cash, something Doordash refers to as ‘busy pay.’
- Build your work schedule around your own life, not someone else’s. This sort of rolls into the ‘be your own boss’ thing. However, this aspect of how to become a Doordash driver deserves it’s own mention. Don’t want to get up until 11 AM? Being a Doordash driver makes that easy! Unexpected opportunity to hang out with friends mid-shift? Take it if you want! It’s this sort of freedom that being a Doordash driver enables you to have!
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