Lately I’ve been collaborating with the top rideshare Youtubers to bring you some of the best video content out there on rideshare topics I don’t always discuss. Ezra from The Rideshare Genius made a great video about UberEATS that will give you a great introduction to the service and let you know what kind of earnings potential you can expect.
Check out the video, then read the transcript below to see read everything Ezra covers in the video.
The UberEATS basics
Uber Eats is a food delivery service that anyone who has an Uber account can use. If you haven’t already tried already ordering food yourself through the Uber Eats app, definitely check it out. Especially if you’re thinking about delivering with Uber Eats. It’s really important to understand what the experience is like as a customer, or as a passenger before you become the driver or delivery person. It’ll just help you do your job that much better, and that much more efficiently, and it’ll be much easier for you. I recommend trying it if you haven’t already.
In terms of delivering for Uber Eats, I have done a bunch of deliveries with Uber Eats in the past. \One of the incentive offers I have in my Uber app right now is to complete 20 trips or deliveries, and I’ll get a $50 incentive. I thought, “You know what? That’ll be a good way to kind of revisit Uber Eats, see how it’s going.” I’m going to go out today. It’s about 11:00 AM right now. I’m going to see how busy I can stay, how quickly I can complete these 20 deliveries. Hopefully in one long shift. We’ll see how it goes. If I have to break it up. Let’s get after it, and do some Uber Eats deliveries.
My day out delivering food for UberEATS
I accepted my first Uber Eats delivery just after one minute of going online. It’s just about a half mile away. It’s at a Poke place. Let’s go pick it up, and get it delivered ASAP. Let’s see how it goes. All right, just picked up the food for my first delivery. Only about two minutes after getting the request, so that was pretty cool. Let’s go ahead and deliver it, and see how this goes.
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The first delivery was a grand total of 12 minutes from when I accepted the delivery, til when I completed it. Including going to the restaurant, picking it up, and driving it over to the delivery location, and then giving it to the customer. Pretty quick, and then without about 15 seconds going back online, I actually got another delivery request. Back to the same place, so I’m going to head over there and keep hustling. All right, just completed my second delivery. Just completed my third Uber Eats delivery, and it’s been exactly an hour since I went online.
My seventh delivery was a bit of a pain in the butt. It was pretty close by, but the delivery place was at a mall. I couldn’t reach the guy, his phone said, “This number’s no longer in service.” He actually contacted me and he said, “Oh yeah, just bring it into Bloomingdale’s. You can go and park in the garage, and get your ticket validated.” I was like, “Yo, that’s not happening. Uber Eats includes curbside delivery.”
Eight deliveries down, 12 more to go to reach my goal of 20 so that I can get that $50 incentive. Just about four hours in. It’s 3:30 right now, so I’m not sure that a lot of people are ordering. But I did just get another request right down the street, so I’m going to go pick that up.
I averaged two deliveries per hour
It’s been exactly five hours and I’ve done 10 deliveries. Exactly two an hour on average.Just completed my 11th delivery, a beautiful spot to complete a delivery by the way. The person’s apartment must have been five million dollars. Did they give me a tip? No, of course not.
If you’re going to deliver with Uber Eats, you just gotta understand you’re not getting tipped. You can’t get upset about it, but at the same time don’t go above and beyond for anyone. I ended up taking a little break after my 11th delivery. Grabbed something to eat, and just chilled for a little bit. Now it’s 6:50 PM, and I’m going to get back on the road. I actually went online and got a request immediately right down the street, so this will be my 12th delivery. Again, going for a goal of 20. Let’s see how long it takes me to get that, and how much I earn along the way. Let’s get back on the road.
Just finished delivery number 12, and already have another one ready to go right here. This will be lucky number 13. Lobster and Beer, never heard of that place. Let’s go check it out. There’s Lobsters and Beer. Dropped off delivery number 13. 14 down, six more to go. They’re just one after another now. All right, so I’m trying to pick up some stuff from this restaurant over there, but there’s no parking. Sometimes you just gotta improvise, you know? Just parked in this alley over here. Good thing is, as I was parking over here, I actually got a second order added to this one. Should be a double. Going to go in and grab them. This will be 15 and 16. I’m almost to 20.
All right, number 15 has been delivered, number 16 is in the back seat somewhere. On my way, should deliver that one in about six minutes. Almost to my goal of 20. Just going to keep hustling, and hopefully I’ll get there soon. All right, dropped off order number 16. Just picked up orders number 17 and 18. I’m going to go deliver those now, and then hopefully I’ll get my last two really soon there after. Orders 17 and 18 are delivered, and within 30 seconds I’m finishing number 18. Got another request, so I’m headed over there. Just about a mile away. Order 19 has been delivered. One order to go. I’m actually on my way to pick it up right now. I’m going up to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
How much I earned from UberEATS on an 8 hour shift
All right, got my final delivery right here, number 20. This will give me the incentive of the $50 bonus for completing 20 rides or delivers. Going to go deliver this now, it’s just about 10 minutes to get to my spot and I’ll be done for the night. Just completed my 20th and final delivery of the night for Uber Eats. Over the course of about eight and a half hours, I completed 20 deliveries. I drove about 106 miles, and I earned just over $130 from the deliveries. Now I also got that $50 bonus incentive for completing 20 trips or deliveries, so my total earnings for the day came to over $180. That’s over just about eight and a half hours. Over $20 an hour in gross earnings. Not bad, I do have to take my expenses into account of course.
I also got seven dollars cash tips, which is pretty cool. Thanks to those generous folks out there who tipped, all two of you guys. I hope you guys enjoyed coming along and joining me on this Uber Eats experience. I just wanted to show you what it was like, and what the earnings potential was like. If you guys do have any questions, I’d love to hear from you. As always, I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you’re watching this from!
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