Saturday Side Hustle [Postmates]

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Just about everyone I know (myself included) is looking for  a side hustle opportunity. Today’s economy is rough and as such – we’re all looking for that extra paycheck since one just doesn’t cut it anymore. Right?

I think this is also why there’s a “gig economy” now. You know companies like Uber and AirBnB. These companies come from the super smarties in Cali, but whats cool about all of these (on demand) type businesses – is that they provide jobs for the masses. Anyone that passes the various requirements and or guidelines put in place, can apply and in many cases start making money right away.

Sign up for Postmates here!

So I created this weekly feature we will call [Saturday Side Hustle]. Each week I will feature a diferent side gig that anyone can try for side income.

I know you’ve heard of Uber, but how anout Postmates? Postmates is another on demand delivery service similar to Uber except that it allows delivery of more items than just food. Need a prescription from Walgreens picked up? Or maybe milk, bread and eggs from your local grocer? Postmates will deliver to your doorstep.

Ready? Sign up here!

What does this mean to you? Well it’s another side income opp. Because Postmates needs local peeps to deliver these items. And my fave thing about this company is that you can gig with them – with or without a car. In fact, I’ve looked at a few of the other similar delivery companies and this is the only one that allows you to deliver by car, bike or on foot. Yes! you can deliver without any vehicle at all. Sweet! 🙂

So even if you don’t have a car or bike, you can still sign up and deliver for Postmates.

How to apply: You can apply here!  ⬅⬅⬅

P.s. I signed up with them last weekend but the local weather here in Chicago is not cooperating. I did manage to do a few deliveries and had no issues. And got paid quickly. I did it on foot and my feedback is as follows:

1.) In between deliveries, where do you wait? I found this awkward. 2.) There can (and will) be downtime between orders as much as 30 minutes or more. Depends on the area you pick. Some spots have heavier demand than others.

All in all I need to do more deliveries in order, to have more feedback. But so far, it was a good experience.

Author: Missy

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