DoorDash is a food delivery service that connects customers with local restaurants. Customers place an order through the DoorDash app, and a Dasher (a DoorDash driver) is then dispatched to pick up the order and deliver it to the customer. Customers pay a delivery fee and can also tip the Dasher.
As a Dasher, you will earn the delivery fee, any boosts, and the customer’s tip. DoorDash makes money by charging restaurants a percentage fee on each order. It is important to maintain a high customer rating, a high completion rate, and a good acceptance rate to be successful on DoorDash. You will also be responsible for paying for all your business expenses, such as data for your phone, gas, car insurance, and wear and tear on your vehicle. Additionally, you will need to accurately report your income and expenses for tax purposes.
The earning potential for a DoorDash driver can vary depending on the number of miles driven, the size of the orders, and the speed of deliveries. DoorDash advertises that drivers can earn between $15-$25 per hour, but this can vary. Additionally, DoorDash offers bonuses and peak pay for driving during busy times. The company is constantly expanding to new cities and adding more restaurants, which means more opportunities for drivers to earn.
DoorDash also occasionally offers promotions and sign-up bonuses for new drivers, especially in certain cities. Be sure to check for these promotions when considering becoming a Dasher.