Harry here. Driving for delivery services like DoorDash can be surprisingly profitable. Today, RSG contributor Dash Bridges returns to break down all the numbers from his first year of driving for DoorDash. If you’d like to sign up for DoorDash, using our referral link, please click here.
As you may recall, I live in Silicon Valley with a day job as an operations manager. I dash a few nights a week to earn side cash, with the added benefit of avoiding a miserable evening commute.
I’m in my early 40s and treat DoorDash as real job requiring a continued effort to improve my results. To be clear, when I say results, I mean MONEY. I am not here to hang out at restaurants and chit-chat with hostesses. I don’t have an Uber driver-type opportunity to pitch my latest project to a captive audience. The Jr. Cheeseburger and Chef’s salad in my carrying bag are NOT interested in my cousin’s startup, okay? Deliveries and tips are all I’ve got!
Luckily, the first night I dashed, Labor Day 2015, I started a spreadsheet that listed all of my relevant stats for that evening’s work. Day of the week, hours worked, # of deliveries, delivery fees, tips, bonus, and mileage. After a while, I had myself a database where I could see some trends.
Then, in early September I celebrated one full year working for Door Dash. That also means I have tons of data to confirm & dispel conventional wisdom about dashing. In this article, I’m going to share my stats from a full year on the job, including 170 shifts, 494.8 hours, 939 deliveries and $10,378.13 gross dollars earned. So join me as we slice, dice and unpack these numbers to better understand efficient Dashing!