Postmates is another company that lets you make a decent wage while setting your own hours. With Postmates, you’ll deliver food, office supplies, retail purchases, and pretty much anything else that a store would have delivered to a customer. The rates can vary depending on the distance you deliver, but since you can use a car, bike, or scooter, you have options.
Potsmates can be a great side gig. The company says you can make as much as $25 an hour, but many factors play into that. The median earnings are $19 an hour, and depending on the time of day it can be around minimum wage. Food is a big driver of Postmates. That means that mealtime is the best time to go out and make some money, but don’t discount the late-night cravings crowd. Postmates is available in all 50 states, but you do have to live near a metro area. The flexibility of this gig is why we chose it for our Side Hustle Master List.
What’s The Fine Print?
There are some requirements to deliver with Postmates, and a clean driving record (if you use a car) is one of them. A few years ago, Postmates was only available to couriers using iPhones. If you were an Android user, you’d have to lease an iPhone from the company. Luckily, that isn’t the case anymore. Once you get approved to join, you can start making money. Each trip guarantees a minimum of $5 plus the potential for tips. If you’re traveling a longer distance, the rate will go up. Also, Postmates has “Blitz Pricing” which increases your starting rate. This applies to certain areas and times of the day with the most activity, so downtown areas during peak times. Want to learn more about working for Postmates? Check out the links below.