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Best Delivery Driver Apps

Written by Jasir Jawaid

The delivery business was a rare bright spot during COVID-19. As much of the world remained locked indoors, rendering in-store shopping impossible, delivery apps exploded in popularity. People could have food from their favorite restaurants, groceries and alcohol delivered straight to their door. Even medicine drop off was an option so a trip to pharmacy was avoided, including medicinal marijuana deliveries through companies like Eaze and Gopuff.

As ride-hailing businesses faltered because people were not leaving home, companies like Uber relied on their food delivery business to generate revenue. In fact, delivery services were doing so well that while other businesses shied away from IPOs, DoorDash went public during the height of the pandemic in December 2020. It closed its first day of trading up 85%.

Becoming a driver for a delivery app can be a legit side hustle that generates extra money in addition to your regular job. You can do grocery delivery or sign up for a food delivery app. As with all gig economy jobs, you can set your own schedule and do these gigs either full-time or part-time and reject any deliveries that don't fit your schedule. But Uncle Sam considers you an independent contractor for tax purposes, so if you've made $600 or more through any of these platforms, you'll have to pay tax.

This article was published on JoyWallet and can be read here in full.


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