Your Comprehensive Uber Driver Guide for 2019

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Your Comprehensive Guide and Resource to Becoming an Uber Eats Food Delivery Driver

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Are you ready to take control of your life? Then do it–with Uber Eats! Become an Uber Eats driver today and change your work life. Work on your time. Take a break when you choose. Need to go on vacation? Do it! Uber Eats gives you the freedom to live your life as you want–without a nagging boss! What could be better than that? Oh, ya…you get paid!

You may have read lots of other guides about how to become Uber Eats food delivery driver, however, you may have noticed that it doesn’t tell you everything you want to know. We know how much it sucks to browse through dozens of articles that don’t answer your question. This is a new job! It’s not to be taken lightly. That’s why we created this comprehensive guide and resource for becoming an Uber Eats Driver. Unlike other articles, we will cover everything you need to know! The who, what, where, why, and when. We will even show you all the steps of how to become an Uber Eats driver! After this, you will be fully prepared to drive the Uber food to satisfied customers.

So, get ready to drive! Take this Uber amazing trip with me, and you will know exactly how to take control of your life.

Why Should You Become an Uber Eats Driver?

Work on your schedule – Do you hate working 9-5? Tired of working nights? Taking classes and have odd hours available to work? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being an Uber Eats driver is the perfect answer for you! Uber Eats Delivery allows you to work for a few hours here or a few hours there. In the mornings, at night, the weekends—you decide! Pick what hours and how many– you’re the boss. Don’t grumble about your hour. Simply log into the app when you want to work, and log out when you decide you’re done.

Choose your wheels – This one really depends on what city you are delivering in, but some cities allow you to deliver in either your car, bike or scooter! This makes delivery flexible to meet your needs.

Earn good money –  What’s better than delivering people what they love? Getting paid for it! We all like some moola. So become an Uber Eats driver and earn today! One cool thing: if demand is higher than normal, you can make more money! (In the next section we will show how your take is calculated!)

Have fun delivering – Work can often be boring. But not as an Uber Eats driver! Blast your favorite music. Listen to your favorite audiobooks. Talk to your mom (be honest, she’d love it!). Between deliveries, do what you love. Be happy. And enjoy your job!

Easy to Go on Vacation – Is it hard to get time off a Christmas? At last minute? How about just you want to? As an Uber Eats driver you can take a vacation when YOU want to. And, if you drive your car there, you can always work if you want to! So, stay longer, enjoy yourself, and get paid!

How Much Do You Make As An Uber Food Delivery Driver?

Your Uber Eats take-home pay includes the following. For each delivery, there is a flat-rate pickup fee, an amount per mile, an amount per minute, and another flat-rate for drop off. Uber Eats will deduct a small service fee.

Uber’s website shows the following equation as an example:

$2.50 pickup + $0.15 x 5.2 miles + $0.10 x 20 minutes + $3.00 drop off = $8.28 delivery fare

Who Can Become an Uber Eats Deliverer?

If you choose to drive (rather than bike or scooter) your deliveries, there are a few requirements. See below for details:

Age Requirements – Sorry minors. While you may be able to get your license at 16, you can’t be an Uber Eats driver until your at least a legal adult. There are varying requirements depending on your city. You can find out at the very beginning of the sign-up process described later in this article.

Documentation Requirements – You are required to have a personal drivers license, vehicle insurance, and vehicle registration.

Background Check – You are required to get a background check. But don’t worry, they don’t check your credit! So don’t stress about it and become an Uber Eats driver. Note: not all misdemeanors or felonies disqualify you from becoming a driver. Uber Eats’ motto: when in doubt, try it out and see if you get approved.

Experience – The only experience you need…driving! Who would have thought! Uber requires you have at least 1 year of driving experience!

You may need registration and proof of residency depending on your market.

For Bikers –  If you choose to bike you must 18 years old and have a valid government issued ID (a drivers license, state ID, or passport).

When Can I Deliver Uber Eats?

Uber Eats is available seven days a week in over 550 cities! And you can deliver whenever restaurants near you are open and accepting orders.  Again, this makes it easy to choose when YOU want to deliver! So, simply check out when restaurants are mostly open, and start working!

How Uber Eats Delivery Works?

Are you worried about completing the complicated steps for the Uber Eats delivery service? Don’t be! It’s all as easy as 1, 2, 3. Really! Just check out the steps below:

Step 1: Receive the delivery

Uber Eats users will order delivery from local restaurants directly from the website or through the UberEats application. You will receive a confirmation on delivers near your current location.

Step 2: Pick up the Ordered Items

Head over to the restaurant or store in which the delivery originates. Grab the requested order. Want to know what’s amazing about the Uber Eats app: It will help you navigate from start to finish! So don’t stress out about this step! They’ve got you covered!

Step 3: Drop off the item with the Uber Eats User

This one’s pretty intuitive. Bring the Uber food to the customer! Most deliveries are super simple. You drive directly from the restaurant or store the customer ordered from and drive directly to the customer’s door to drop it off. It’s as simple as that! The best thing about the Uber Eats Driver app is that it streamlines the entire process. It shows you where to go and how long it will take!

Told you it was easy as 1, 2, 3! Ready to become a driver and make some dough by delivering the dough? Check out the steps after you learn about the different Uber delivery types!

What are the Different Types of Uber Eats Deliveries?

There are two types of Uber Eats Deliveries: Curbside and Walk-In. To help you feel prepared before signing up with our Uber Eats Sign-Up code, we broke down the two below:

Curbside Deliveries – These are the easiest of the two deliveries. Simply drive up outside the delivery address (ie. the curb) and hand the customer their order. No leaving the vehicle or getting lost trying to find a specific office!

Walk-In Deliveries – This is typically the type of delivery you think of. Once you pick up the order, you drive to the customer’s location, and walk to the door or office and provide the Uber food.  

Tip: let your customer know when to expect their Uber food!

How to Become an Uber Eats Driver?

I’ve given you a lot of reasons to become an Uber Eats driver, so are you ready? I knew you were! So grab your computer or mobile device and follow the steps!

Step 1: Open this link. First, enter your email, name, and phone number. Then, create a password. 
Step 2: Next you much select which type of driver you will be.
Step 3: In this step, you will have to go through verification to become an Uber Eats driver. A) enter your social security number. B) Review the “Background check disclosure and authorization.” C) Submit a picture of your driver’s license. D) Submit a photo of your vehicle insurance. E) Take a picture of your vehicle registration.
Step 4: Upload your photo. Make sure it meets all the requirements! It says, “Show your whole face and tops of your shoulders, take your sunglasses and hat off, and take your photo in a well-lit place. Make sure it’s welcoming!
Step 5: Congrats you’re done! You will receive a text and email when you are approved!
Step 5: In the meantime, download the Uber Eats Driver App! Click here for access. Here, simply add your cell phone number and they will send a link for you to add the app from the app store. Otherwise, search for “Uber Driver“ in your app store.
Step 6: Once you download the app, launch it and log in. You will need to accept the terms and conditions. On the home screen, you will see that your account is pending approval.
Step 7: Once your account is approved, you can start delivering. Simply toggle the switch in the app for when you are working or when are not, and work on your schedule! You’ve got this!

If you are having any issues, contact the Uber Eats customer service number: 808-169-7334. Or, contact them through the delivery app. Simply select the profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. This will bring up a new screen. Select “Help?” in the upper right-hand corner.

Bonus: Uber Eats Tax Write-Offs

Because you are considered an independent contractor, things related to your business can be considered a tax write-off. Even if an expense is partly personal (like your car payments), part of it may be deductible. So make sure you find every deduction you can! There are plenty of opportunities to lower the self-employment tax you have to pay as a driver.

Conclusions on Uber Eats Delivery Driving

We’ve provided you with everything you need to know to become an Uber Eats driver. The who, what, where, why, and when. We even showed you all the steps for how!

Now that you understand all the details, do you feel prepared to become a Uber food delivery driver? Great, then make sure you use this sign-up link: click here. If you don’t, leave a comment and we will answer whatever question that’s holding you back. We want you to finally enjoy your job! Have a blast listening to your own music, control your time, and do a great service for people in your community. Plus, you will be backed by a wonderful company!

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