Money Hack: Earn money with Uber without stepping foot in a car

Elizabeth Barry 11 November 2017

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You can still earn cash on the side if you don't have, or want, a car.

The sharing economy has provided a number of great ways for you to earn a little bit of cash on the side. Even if you only want to work an hour a day extra outside of your normal job, on the weekends, or if you want to make the gig economy your full-time gig, companies like Uber allow you to set your own schedule.

But what if you don't have a car? There are great options such as Uber rental platforms to consider, but there is also a way to make money with Uber if you really want to have nothing to do with cars at all...

The hack

Get on ya bike and sign up for UberEATS. You can become an UberEATS driver with a motorbike, scooter, bicycle or of course, a car. Once you sign up online you just need to tell Uber about your vehicle of choice, submit the required documents such as your driver's licence and Uber will run a background check.

If all goes well you will head to the Uber Greenlight Hub to pay a deposit and pick up a delivery bag. If you have any outstanding documents you can submit them here too. Once all is completed you can download the Uber driver app and start delivering!

According to a story released by Junkee in February 2017, UberEATS drivers are on the following pay structure:

  • Pickup earn: $5.50
  • Dropoff earn: $3.50
  • Per kilometre rate: $2.20
  • Minimum gross fee for couriers: $11.20

You can also receive extra pay with the "Promotion Boost" feature that works similar to surge pricing in Uber vehicles. It's important to keep in mind that Uber also charges a percentage fee for couriers which differs depending on what vehicle you use.

So, if you're looking to make a bit of cash on the side and aren't keen on getting a car, UberEATS might be the platform to consider.

Sign up to deliver with UberEATS


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