deliver food for doordash (uber of food delivery)
use a moped
>make yourself available for work
>if, through no fault of your own, no work comes in you don't get paid
>if the order is delayed then you suffer the cost
>if it's far away you suffer the cost
Kek. This isn't wagecuckoldry, it's one step below.
Live in major city = big demand for food delivery
Live in major city = Work always comes
food orderer pays for food dummy.
moped gets 89 mpg and requires no insurance.
All you guys do on /biz/ and /r9k/ is bitch and moan
A moped doesn't go that fast. Also:
>be late for food deliveries
>can't carry large food deliveries in a moped
Here is a better suggestion though:
>find one of those electric car sharing companies where you pay for a subscription to use the car.
>use car all day, pay off fees
>then when you save up enough after like 10 years, then buy your own smart car.
I've been thinking of doing this as a 1-man-gig. Get a neat website, print some bizcards, some flyers, and fix my bike. Then try to gain clients (well-off elderly people or young professionals) and simply try to do a very good job.
I think it has potential, even as a one man operation. Starting costs are very manageable and it's super easy to transition into desk-overlord-mode while having your underlings do the actual buying and delivering eventually.
I say fuck door dash, do this on your own.
Says the guy who just unironically suggested that working as a food delivery guy as the road to success.
Why don't you get a newspaper route while you're at it, and really rake in the big bucks?
Demand isn't guaranteed work. What I mean when I say 'you suffer the cost' is that if you turn up for a delivery, and the restaurant is running behind, then you have to wait there unpaid. If the delivery is going a long distance then you're carrying the cost of it taking longer to get there and back. There's a reason they've set up this business model, and it has nothing to do with better pay for delivery drivers.
>Be independent contractor
>All tips have a paper trail so can't hide the money
>Make ~$20/hr with tips
>Have to pay for gas and wear and tear on car
>They won't let you use a moped
>Late orders are your fault no matter what
>Independent contractor so no insurance and you pay your own taxes @ 15.3% including tips
>Independent contractor so they can fire you at any time for no reason at all
>Low pay job
>Forced to work nights and weekends if you want to have deliveries go through
>Company will massively over employ since independent contractors don't cost then anything when not working reducing work
There are no upsides to this job unless you're a student or something that needs the flexible hours and thinks making $15-20 is amazing.