Harry here. For drivers without a rideshare eligible vehicle, delivery has always been a great option. But what if you don’t have a car at all? Today, RSG guest poster Financial Panther shares what it’s like being a bike courier for Postmates.
One of the things I love about delivery apps like Postmates is how they give you the option to do deliveries without having to use a car. I’ve never been a car guy. My preferred mode of transportation has always been a bike. That’s why I was so intrigued when I first heard there were apps out there where I could basically get paid to bike around town.
For about two years now, I’ve been working in my spare time as a bike courier on these platforms. I always get weird looks when people find out that I deliver food in my spare time. I work as an attorney during the day and most people don’t expect someone like me to be doing work like this.
But doing bike deliveries always seemed like the perfect side hustle for me. I spend 8 hours or more per day sitting in front of a computer screen. I love that I’m able to get outside on my bike after work and get paid to do it!
I’ve now been a bike courier for all of the major delivery services that operate in my city, including Postmates, DoorDash, Caviar and UberEats. Most of my deliveries have been through Postmates, mainly because it’s the one that I’ve been signed up with for the longest. Since I’ve done most of my deliveries through Postmates, this article focuses primarily on that platform.
Even if you sign up for Postmates, I still recommend signing up to deliver on all of the other major delivery platforms available in your city as well. It’s always good to give yourself multiple options when you’re working. Check out our sign up bonuses page to see if any of the courier companies are offering sign up bonuses here.