Postmates and Doordash are the top two delivery companies right now. In today’s article, I’ll review my experience as a Postmates Driver.
Why I Became a Postmates Driver
As business owners, it’s important to diversify your income streams. I talk about this a lot because it’s important, hopefully you guys get that by now. Right now, times are good, drivers can get by just driving for Uber and making a decent wage whether it’s part-time or full-time.
But it’s easy to get complacent when you can turn an app on at literally any time of the day and go make decent money with Uber or maybe even Lyft. Why should you go sign-up for another service and waste time with orientations and on-boarding when you can make more money just driving for Uber? The answer to that question isn’t simple but it’s something that every savvy business owner has learned over time: you have to hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.
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Now more than ever, while things are good, is the time to start assessing all of your options and looking at multiple platforms to see how they can benefit you. I think the emergence of all of these niche rideshare and delivery options are a great thing for drivers. They are all getting funded with beaucoup bucks and they are all in need of drivers. I currently see two major problems for drivers though:
Editor’s Note: For an updated review of signing up with Postmates, please click to read My Experience Signing Up with Postmates in 2017.