8 Legit, Money-Making Gigs Like UBER to Stack Your Side Hustle
The gig-economy offers countless opportunities for individuals looking to pick up some extra cash. While you’re probably familiar with UBER and other ridesharing services like Lyft, other apps like Postmates and TaskRabbit let you earn extra cash by doing everything from delivering food to general chores like putting together furniture.
If you’re looking to pick up another side hustle, check out these gigs to see what your best option is.
Amazon Flex lets drivers sign up to deliver packages as part of the company’s Prime Now program, which offers delivery within an hour. As long as you’re able to deliver packages on time, Amazon says they’ll pay you between $18 and $25 per hour. Not bad for a side hustle.
You’ll have the option to pick up shifts lasting between 2 and 12 hours per day. During your shift, you’ll spend your time picking up packages from your local Amazon warehouse and delivering them to customers in your area. To qualify, you’ll need a valid driver’s license, be 21 years or older, pass a background check, have a 4-door sedan, pickup truck, or van, and have an eligible smartphone.
Postmates is another great gig which allows drivers to make money delivering food and groceries on demand.
As a driver, the process is fairly simple. You simply open the app and go online whenever you want and wait for a customer to place an order. Once you get an order, you’ll receive the details stating where you’re going, what you’re picking up, and where to deliver it. In many cases, the customer will prepay for the order. However, drivers are also given a prepaid debit card to pay for orders when needed.
Additionally, depending on your market, you may be able to deliver without a car. In certain areas, you can deliver by bike, skateboard, or even by foot.
How much money you can make with Postmates heavily depends on your area, but most drivers report earning anywhere from $10 to $25 per hour.
UBER Eats is very similar to Postmates in that you’ll be delivering food on demand for customers. However, with UBER Eats, customers are limited to restaurants whereas Postmates has many more offerings such as grocery stores. Additionally, UBER Eats doesn’t require drivers to every pay for the order. All orders are paid through the app.
Other than that, UBER Eats operates very similarly to UBER. In fact, drivers who are signed up for UBER can get started delivering for UBER Eats right away. Unlike some services like DoorDash, there is no minimum hourly rate, so your wage depends on how many orders you can complete per hour. Many drivers report earning anywhere from $10 to $20 per hour on a regular basis.
Delivering with GrubHub is going to be very similar to any other food delivery gig. You get in your car, go online, wait for a customer to place an order, and fulfill that order.
One of the best aspects of delivering for GrubHub, in particular, is that it guarantees a minimum wage for drivers who work in certain markets. In these markets, drivers will earn at least $10.50 per hour as long as they accept at least 85% of orders. Otherwise, they will earn a flat fee of $3.25 plus $0.50 per mile per delivery. As GrubHub encourages customers to tip through the app, GrubHub drivers tend to earn between $15 and $25 per hour.
Once again, we have another food delivery app. And, once again, the process simply consists of waiting for customers to place an order and fulfilling that order. However, with DoorDash, you typically need to sign up for shifts in advance, but you can go online without signing up if a time slot is available.
The requirements are fairly standard. You need a reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, must be at least 18 years old, you must have valid insurance, and be able to pass a background check. Once you complete orientation, online or in-person, you can begin delivering.
One of the great aspects about DoorDash is that the app shows you the amount that you are guaranteed to be paid before accepting an order, so you can decide whether or not it’s worth it. Additionally, like UBER, DoorDash has busy areas which have boosted prices. With tips, you can expect to earn between $15 and $20 per hour.
Shipt is one of a few on-demand grocery delivery services that has grown in popularity recently. Like many other gigs, Shipt shoppers are able to set their own hours according to their schedule.
Shoppers must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, have a vehicle from 1997 or newer, be able to lift at least 40 lbs, and must own a smartphone.
Shoppers simply go to the grocery store and fulfill the order placed by the customer. Shoppers will use a prepaid Shipt card to pay for the order at the store.
Shoppers can expect to realistically make around $20 per hour and are paid on a weekly basis.
TaskRabbit is a unique option for individuals working in the gig-economy as it gives them the option to perform a variety of jobs from furniture assembly to being a personal assistant. Some of the other most popular categories are cleaning, moving, delivery, and handyman services.
TaskRabbit has several enticing job qualities such as the ability to set your own rates and schedule. This means that you could potentially make quite a bit more than you would make from other gigs.
Eligibility requirements are fairly straightforward as potential taskers just need to be 21 or older, have a checking account and credit card, and must pass a background check.
Rover is another unique gig that allows you to make money as a dog sitter. You simply sign up and, once you’re approved, you’re connected to dog owners throughout your area who are in need of dog sitting, dog walking, and other dog care services.
You can set your own schedule, list what services you can provide, and even set preferences relating to the types of dogs you’d prefer to work with.
Since you’ll be working with people’s beloved pets, the screening process is pretty strict, as you might expect. The company states that only about a third of applicants are accepted, so if you need a gig now, this might not be the best option.
Additionally, as you can expect to make up to $1,000 per month, other gigs offer much higher earnings.
However, if you’re simply looking to add a little bit of extra side income doing something fun, Rover might be the perfect option for you.
Do you drive or deliver for any on-demand gig other than UBER? How’s it working out for you? If not, which one are you considering? Please share and comment below!