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DoorDash drivers make on-demand deliveries from restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and other local businesses. As independent contractors, they set their own hours, working as much or as little as they want, and use their own vehicle to make deliveries. The flexibility makes Dashing a great side gig to earn extra money or, depending on the market, even replace a regular part-time or full-time job. Signing up takes just a few minutes, and you can start driving a few days later.
How Does DoorDash Work?
When someone places an order through DoorDash, DoorDash offers the delivery to drivers via a mobile app. When you are offered and accept a delivery, you pick up the item at the business, deliver it to the customer and get paid.
You can drive in your home city or in any of the more than 7,000 cities where DoorDash is available.
Signing Up To Drive for DoorDash
The sign-up process is quick and straightforward, but you’ll need to meet some basic criteria:
- A mode of transportation such as a car, scooter or, in select locations, a bicycle
- A valid driver’s license number
- A Social Security number
The first step toward driving for DoorDash is to sign up and complete your profile. As part of that process, you’ll agree to a background check and add bank information so that DoorDash can pay you by direct deposit. If you don’t have a bank account, you can select the DasherDirect Business Prepaid Visa card as an alternative.
You’ll be ready to drive as soon as DoorDash verifies your vehicle information and background check. Watch for your activation confirmation and background check emails from DoorDash, or check the status of your application by clicking the “Already started signing up?” link on the sign-up page. While you wait for activation, you can download the DoorDash app.
Good To Know
If DoorDash is not currently accepting drivers in your area, you’ll see a notification on the sign-up page letting you know you’ve been added to the waiting list. You can check back periodically by clicking the “Already started signing up?” link on the sign-up page.
How To Make Money Driving for DoorDash
Once you have been activated and have installed the app, you can start driving. To schedule shifts ahead of time, fill in the information under the Schedule tab in the app. Otherwise, tap the “Dash Now” button to let DoorDash know you’re available, then wait for your first delivery. When it comes, the screen will show a …….