Career Advice

Top 3 Delivery Side Gigs

Manatee Careers November 25, 2019

If you want to make some extra money, it's as easy as signing up with one of the many delivery apps available today. Most of these services are recruiting drivers as independent contractors. This means you get to choose when you work and how much you work. This is great for busy parents, people already working full time or anyone who just wants to be in charge of their own workload. 

Amazon Flex

Amazon has created a great system for independent delivery contractors to make extra money. The sign-up process for Amazon is quick and easy. Shifts are in 3-hour blocks and you have the freedom to choose the shifts you want. Pick up locations will be close to you if the service is available in your area. If you have a larger vehicle, such as a truck or van, you have the potential to make up to $25 an hour. 

Door Dash

Door Dash is another great delivery opportunity for individuals willing to deliver food. This delivery app uses independent contractors to deliver restaurant meals to customers. As an independent contractor, you can choose which deliveries you wish to complete and what area you want to work in. The added bonus for this job is that you can make tips. 


Instacart is a shopping and delivery service. As an independent contractor for Instacart, you will take grocery orders, do the shopping and then deliver the orders to your customers. To increase your earning potential it will help if you become very familiar with the layout of the stores you will be working in. This can help you shop faster, deliver faster and earn better ratings. 

If you are at least 18 years old, have a clean driving record and a reliable car, there are lots of great ways to make money as an independent delivery contractor.