New to UberEats?
Been working for a while and looking to level up your strategy?
This guide is for you. We’ve put together some of our favorite pro tips to help you make more money fast.
Let’s dive in!
“Work smarter not harder.”
Take care of your car.
It’s important to proactively take care of your car.
It’s essential to keep a car maintenance log and adhere to a servicing schedule, like one based on how many miles are driven.
As long as you keep track of your mileage and stay up to date on a regular car maintenance schedule, you’ll know what to ask of your mechanic and can avoid many of the problems that arise from vehicle neglect.
And don’t forget to set aside money for vehicle maintenance! You’ll be glad you did when it’s time to take your car in for repair.
Dinnertime is where the money is at
Reddit user -BuddhaLite- says that working the dinnertime rush is key to success:
Use a mileage & expense tracker.
Tracking your mileage and expenses is the key to saving on taxes—a.k.a. having more money in your pocket.
Self-employed individuals can deduct their non-commuting business mileage. This includes miles that you drive to your first delivery pickup, between deliveries, and back home at the end of the day.
Everlance helps delivery drivers like you track their mileage and expenses—and make more money. In fact, the average Everlance user saves $6,500 a year—that’s enough to pay for a monthly Netflix subscription for the next 60 years.
Remember: as an independent contractor, there are lots of business deductions you’re entitled to take! Taking those deductions reduces how much you owe on your taxes and increases how much money you will keep.
Looking for more tax info? Check out our Independent Contractor Mega-Guide.
Don’t sleep in on Sunday!
Reddit user wereallblackfriends says that Sundays are chock full of good orders:
Stay safe on your bike
If you’re biking on the job, make sure you wear a helmet, follow the rules of the road, and stay in the bike lane (when available).
Also, did you know that you can choose bike-friendly navigation in the app? It’s true!
Head to Account then App Settings and under Navigation you can select the bike-friendly setting.
Remember why you’re doing this.
Having a purpose will help keep the challenging moments in perspective.
Whether this is your full-time gig or your working this as a side hustle to pay off debt faster, having a sense of perspective will help you shake off the tough moments and make that money.
Pro tip: write your purpose on a post-it and put it on your dashboard. That way, you’ll never lose sight of your goal.