Hiring near me - Delivery Driver / Courier - Doordash! in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-10-17
Valid through: 2022-08-26


Nowadays, there are many driving gig jobs to select between full-time or part-time employment. This guide is there to assist anyone looking to form money delivery for DoorDash.

DoorDash is a food delivery company that's available in over 4,000 cities. DoorDash connects people with local restaurants and offers a delivery service for restaurants that don't otherwise do so. Many people worldwide use DoorDash to deliver all types of cuisine to their homes.

How does DoorDash work?

DoorDash connects drivers to orders that they receive in their local area. Working for DoorDash is simple. There’s no requirement for experience as a driver. Dashers earn money by utilizing their phones and private vehicles to deliver food to locals.

Dashers can start their work by simply turning on their Dasher mobile application. From there, they're connected to restaurants to select up food. Once the food is ready, Dashers can deliver food to customers.

DoorDash Requirements

  • Age 18 or older
  • Mode of transportation: car, scooter, or bicycle (in some cities)
  • Driver's registration number
  • Social security number (only in the United States)
  • Consent to a background check
  • DoorDash Vehicle Requirements

    A mode of transportation is required to start your work with DoorDash. Acceptable modes of transportation are bicycles, motorcycles, scooters, and cars. If you've got a vehicle, it's essential to notice that you simply need to be insured.

    How to work for DoorDash

  • Check-In: If DoorDash is hiring drivers in your area, you'll get guidance to continue. However, if there's a surplus of drivers, you’ll not be ready to check-in, and DoorDash will instead place you on a roll.
  • Mode of Transportation Details: If there's availability in your city, you'll then fill out your mode of transportation (car, bicycle, or motorcycle), driver's license state, and driver's registration number. You will also need insurance for your vehicle.
  • Background Check Consent: Next, you'll need to give consent for a background check. Thus you want to provide your birthdate and Social Security Number.
  • Get Activation Kit: Lastly, you'll provide your address for an activation kit to be sent to your home once you've passed the background check, which provides instructions on the way to start. After completing the W-9 form, and an Activation Confirmation page will appear confirming your request was successful. You will receive an email with tracking information for your Activation Kit's delivery status in 1-4 business days.
  • Attend Orientation (in person or online): Depending on where you reside, your DoorDash orientation could also be face-to-face, at an office, or online.
  • DoorDash Payment

  • DoorDash believes in a hassle-free pay-up system sighting, which tends to get complicated when it comes to money. So the company has devised a fair and transparent wage system for every delivery - Base Pay + Promotions + Tips = Total Earnings.
  • Base pay is the base contribution for every order made by DoorDash. It depends on the order's approximate period, size, and desirability.
  • Promotions are extra compensation on assignments that meet those requirements, enabling Dashers to receive still more. The work hours are entirely up to the dasher. They can dash practically anytime and anywhere.
  • Dashers are paid every week with an immediate deposit made into their bank account. Mobile applications usually track the weekly amounts in the Earnings tab.
  • FAQ's:

    1) What is it like to work for DoorDash?

    As soon as you become a DoorDash driver, you'll start receiving delivery requests. You have the option to either accept or reject the order request after knowing where it is and how much you will make out of it.

    The DoorDash app clearly outlines three steps you need to follow once you receive the order:

  • Drive to the concerned restaurant.
  • Pick up the food order.
  • Drive to the respective customer and drop off the food.

  • 2) Are DoorDash Delivery Partners the company's employees?

    No, DoorDash company does not consider delivery partners as their employees. DoorDash Dashers are not business workers. They are vendors who get paid for their work based on the number of requests they have fulfilled, the number of working hours, etc. They are independent contractors or freelancers ready to work in their free time, according to their schedule, and practically anywhere they want without needing to visit the DoorDash office as the company employees would do.

    3) What materials and documents do I need to start as a DoorDash delivery driver?

    To start earning money with DoorDash, all you need is:

  • A smartphone (Android or iOS, any would work)
  • A car, bike, scooter, or motorcycle.

  • Documents required for drivers jobs include:

  • Proof of ID (passport/AUS birth certificate)
  • Driver's license, student ID, or national ID
  • If you have all the above prerequisites, start delivering with DoorDash. Rest will be taken care of by DoorDash!

  • 4) Why should I work for DoorDash?

    Perks of dashing with DoorDash include:

  • Earn extra money for your goals: DoorDash is a platform where you can earn supplemental income to achieve your short-term goals or long-term dreams.
  • Choose your schedule: Unlike full-time gigs, when and where you work depends on you.
  • Freedom to dash anywhere: Deliver in your hometown or in a city you're just visiting.
  • Easy to get started: No worries about car inspections or vehicle restrictions. Apply now and get on the road to start earning.
  • Receive deliveries right away: Once approved, log on to the Dasher app and start dashing immediately.
  • Know how much you'll make: You will be informed about how much you will earn through the clear and concise pay model even before accepting the order.

    5) Do I need any experience to be a DoorDash driver?

    No way you can work for DoorDash without any previous experience. But, if you have previous experience in delivery jobs (such as Delivery driver, Deliver runner, or courier) or rides, that familiarity can always help you earn more money. DoorDash welcomes drivers and bikers from other gig economy or commercial services and all backgrounds and industries, including catering drivers, truck drivers, and taxi drivers.

    6) What is the difference between food delivery and rideshare?

    There are two significant differences between food delivery and rideshare:

  • You don't essentially have passengers in your car while delivering the orders.
  • You can use any mode of transportation: car (two doors is fine), bicycle, or motorcycle, unlike rideshare where you must have a car.
  • Delivering is also a bit more active than ridesharing, as you get in/out of your car/bike to pick up food, which you don't have to do during rideshare.

  • 7) How can I make more money with DoorDash jobs?

    If there are no orders in your immediate location, the DoorDash app will instruct you to drive to a hot spot — an area with many restaurants that tend to be busy. Once you arrive at a hotspot, orders will start popping up on your screen, and you will have a few seconds to accept or decline them. Delivering in a hot spot and busy hours, like during lunch or dinner time, can help you earn more in less time.

    8) Is it possible to deliver more than one order at the same time in DoorDash jobs?

    Sometimes you will get a stacked order. It means you will need to deliver two or more orders from the same restaurant going in the same direction, or more than one order from different restaurants going in the same direction, or deliver to more than one customer location going in the same direction.

    In such cases, you will be paid for each order delivered. Consequently, you will be saving your vehicle's fuel time and energy while making a good amount simultaneously.

    9) Can a DoorDash driver have passengers while carrying out deliveries?

    Yes, you can! As long as you can ensure that your passengers do not detract from your ability to do your job and not interact with your customers, you can always have them while also making deliveries.

    Also, they should not interact with/interrupt the staff member(s) you are working with if they go to the restaurant with you. It is generally in your best interest to make sure the customer is happy and receive their order in time, within reason. So here you are getting an extra benefit with DoorDash.

    10) What costs do you need to cover as a DoorDash delivery driver?

    Understand that as a Dasher, you are just an independent contractor. So you will have to pay for all your business expenses such as data for your phone, vehicle's gas, car insurance, wear and tear on your car, and both sides of self-employment tax.

    When it comes to tax time, make sure that you accurately report your income and expenses to the authority. If you don't keep track of your costs (and don't report them), you may end up overpaying taxes. You only pay taxes on your net earnings after cutting out the costs.


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