Pandemic Driving: 7 Ways At Risk Lyft & Uber Drivers Can Make Money Now

Many drivers are now returning to driving ride share, but there might be some drivers that are more at risk than others. So for those drivers, what options do you have as an alternative to driving ride share? We’ll discuss those options today.

Food Delivery

If you’re a newer driver, maybe you’ve tried UberEeats and other delivery options. We recommend Postmates, DoorDash, and Caviar. Delivering food is just safer at this time than delivering people. You’re not sharing a confined space, like a vehicle with another person for an extended period of time. You’re just picking up food from a restaurant. A lot of these restaurants that you might be picking it up from might have drive-throughs. You don’t even have to go inside and option.

Grocery Delivery

The two major options for grocery delivery are Instacart and Shipt. During this time, a lot of people aren’t wanting to leave their house. So they’re willing to pay a premium to have the groceries delivered to them. Services like Instacart and Shipt are in high demand. And for those that are interested in some tips and more information on Instacart, we recently published an Instacart tips video that’s great for new drivers.

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Also for those that are interested in Shipt, you can read our Shipt shopper review on our blog.

Cannabis Delivery

This is for States that it’s legal, and that’s cannabis delivery. One option is Eaze. We have an article about delivering for Eaze. Our contributor who actually wrote that article says that your car will not smell like weed. It’s all prepackaged. It’s just like picking something up from Target. And he said that people love seeing you arrive and you’re actually a W-2 employee. That means that you get reimbursed for car mileage, and you might actually have access to certain benefits.

Driving or Working for Amazon

Tthere’s a great chance that you can get hours at your local Amazon warehouse, and you can also sign up to deliver packages for Amazon. We actually have a post on our blog about what it’s like to be an Amazon delivery driver.

Online Job Listings

There’s a terrific list of employers hiring found through LinkedIn. And you can also follow the Get Hired newsletter on LinkedIn. There’s also other websites like Flex Jobs to Find Online Work. You could sign up with Task Rabbit to highlight services you offer, or you can do some pet sitting with Rover.

Networking, and Job Search Sites

There are sites like LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and Glassdoor, where if you have profiles on these websites, employers can find you instead of the other way around.

Unique Opportunities

For me personally, I’ve been driving ride share for years. I’ve been following Harry Campbell. I’ve been following the rideshare guy blog. One day I was reading an article. I saw listing at the top of the article saying they were looking for YouTube contributors. I applied and a couple of weeks later I had gotten the gig.

This is additional income that I’ve enjoyed over the years. And it’s something that I really didn’t even search out. It just kind of found me. I think these opportunities are out there for people if they’re just kind of open to them. Another thing you could do is find like a website or a person that you like online and pitch to them.

Do some work for them, do some proactive work for them, send it to them. If they like it, maybe they’ll hire you to do some more work.

Overall there are a lot of options out there, especially for those of you that are at risk. These options might be able to tide you over for a while until the pandemic starts to loosen up more. Maybe some of you just don’t want to do rideshare anymore, and you’re looking for other alternatives.

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