You are thinking about signing up for DoorDash but you aren’t sure if this is the best choice.
In this article I will answer some of the questions you may have about DoorDash and whether you should work for them or not.
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Should I Drive for DoorDash?
No, you should not drive for DoorDash but it really depends on you. That answer could be different for you but if I’m being honest I don’t think anyone should drive for DoorDash. DoorDash is a heap of a mess and they don’t respect their gig workers.
What Are The Benefits of DoorDash?
Doordash is the most popular food delivery app in the US.
There are a few other benefits to working for DoorDash. I will cover those here and then go into deeper detail about a couple of them further into the article. One great benefit of DoorDash is that you are a gig worker.
You are not an employee and therefore you have more control over how your work day goes. You can choose your own hours and work when and how you want to. Not only that but you get to choose what orders you will and won’t take.
You do not have to accept every single order that you get. Now, I’m not encouraging you to get in the habit of declining orders left and right but if that is what you choose to do then so be it. It really is your prerogative.
Another benefit of working for DoorDash is the tips. You can get some really decent tips if you do your job right and really deliver great customer service. If you approach the householder with kindness and respect they will probably tip you more because they aren’t use to this kind of treatment from delivery drivers.
How Can DoorDash Help Me?
DoorDash cannot do much to help you except by giving you work and a source of an income. If you are really struggling to find a job then being able to drive for DoorDash may be helpful for you. DoorDash can help you by allowing you to make money.
Can I Make a Lot of Money With DoorDash?
I wouldn’t lie and tell you that you can make a lot of money with DoorDash. Depending on how much you work for DoorDash you probably can make a decent amount of money. A decent amount is very different from a lot of money.
Your definition of a lot of money makes all the difference in the world. If you think a lot of money is maybe a few hundred a month then it is very much possible to make a good amount of money. However, if a few hundred a month seems like not enough for you then you are in the wrong place.
Overall, I would say that you can’t make a lot of money with DoorDash but you can definitely make a decent income. You can make even more money if you drive more often and longer. Not to mention the tips that you will receive.
Can I Choose My Own Hours?
Yes, you can definitely choose your own hours. You can work for DoorDash at just about any time of the day or night because it is a 24/7 service. However, you may want to work up in the day and maybe a little into the night as that will be when you get the most work.
Late at night and early morning hours may not allow you to get as many orders as you would anywhere else. We all know that there are certain hours that make the most money and that is because so many orders are coming in.
Just think about it, if you are working for DoorDash at 3 am, you are probably not going to get too many orders, if you get any. Most people are asleep or just not ordering food at this time of night. However, if you work between 8 am – 11 pm you are likely to get more orders because this is when people are up and ordering food.
You have to be careful and strategic about how you schedule your hours because you want to make the most money that you can.
Why Shouldn’t I DoorDash?
Now that we’ve talked about why you should DoorDash, I can think of many more reasons why you shouldn’t DoorDash. In fact, the bad easily outweighs the good things about DoorDash. I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer but DoorDash sucks as a business.
They are selfish and do not care about their customers or their gig workers. There are so many bad reviews on the internet about DoorDash and I have to say I believe every last one of them. DoorDash has some serious work to do if they are ever going to get a good reputation.
First impressions are everything and I have to say that my first encounter with DoorDash wasn’t all that great. Their prices are too expensive and they charge too many fees. While this may not seem like an issue up front.
Just think about how irritated people are to have to pay so much and they’ll take their anger out on you. They would leave you a bad review which will then lower your DoorDash rating. DoorDash doesn’t care about the customers but they will allow them to bring your ratings down with bad reviews.
Even if they are false, DoorDash will not have your back.