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3 Best Delivery Jobs: Delivery Driving Options

The best delivery jobs are growing in the United States! Are you Looking for a way to make good money fast? Delivery driving is rising in popularity as one of the best ways to earn money. All you need is time, a car, a GPS and a delivery app.

Hundreds of different delivery driving jobs exist. Delivery driving is popular because of its flexibility – you get to choose when and where you want to work. These independent delivery driving gigs have drivers pick deliveries and choose routes through an app. Here are three of the best independent delivery driving jobs you can get.


DoorDash drivers deliver restaurant meals to clients. Using the DoorDash app, drivers find delivering jobs near them.
DoorDash drivers earn a base pay that depends on the time, distance and desirability of the order. Base pay ranges from $2-10. In addition to base pay, drivers are eligible for promotions that add cash depending on the delivery conditions. Tips are also added to your total earnings, and 100% of tips are yours. Base pay never changes because of tips earned. According to Indeed, DoorDash drivers make an average of $18 per hour.

To deliver for DoorDash, all you need is:
-to be 18 or older
– a car, scooter or bicycle
-driver’s license number
-social security number
– consent to a background check

To sign up for DoorDash: submit an application online, choose your driver orientation, complete the signup and get the app.
Once you’re ready to go and have the app, tap “Dash Now” and start receiving orders near you.


Postmates drivers deliver restaurant food as well as grocery and liquor orders. Postmates is known for deliveries made in under an hour. Postmates pays $3-5 for each delivery, but tips are 100% yours. Some drivers earn between $75-100 a day, or $8-15 an hour, depending on when and where you deliver.

To be a Postmates driver you need:
– to be 18
– car, scooter or bicycle
– With Postmates, you’re able to transfer your earnings straight to your bank account as many times a day as you’d like. Or, Postmates will automatically deposit your earnings once a week.
– Once you’ve decided to deliver with Postmates, sign up online and download the Postmates Fleet app. After that you’ll be given a free delivery bag and a prepaid card. Next step: start delivering.


Instacart allows people who love grocery shopping to get paid to do it. Instacart drivers shop for their client’s orders as well as deliver the order to them. Like other apps, Instacart allows you to choose your own schedule and deliveries.
With Instacart, minimum pay is $10 an hour, not including tips. The app shows you an “earnings estimate” as you pick your route.

To deliver for Instacart you need:
-to be 18
– to be eligible for work in the U.S.
-consistent access to a vehicle
– smartphone
– the ability to lift 30-40 lbs. without accommodation

Instacart values giving possible drivers a fair chance for the job. They consider all applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, disability or criminal histories. According to the Instacart website, Instacart “values providing prospective contractors with a fair chance to pursue opportunities.”

Once you’ve signed up with Instacart, you’ll get a debit card for the shopping. If you decide you need a break from driving, Instacart also provides the option to become an in-store shopper who does the shopping while someone else delivers.


Rideshare deliveries are increasing in popularity because of flexibility. It’s easy, you choose your hours, you get to know your city better, and you get paid quickly.

You can learn more about becoming a successful delivery driver by checking out our free course on keys to success in delivery driving. A free self-assessment is also offered with the course. Visit our Courses page for more information.

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