Making $8000 a month as an Uber Eats Driver

Ilsa Z.
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How Do You Make Money with Uber Eats?

Using Uber Eats to make money is a viable option for those who are looking for flexible work that allows them to be their own boss. By signing up as a driver for Uber Eats, individuals can earn money by picking up and delivering food to customers in their area. The app provides a straightforward and user-friendly interface that allows drivers to see how much money they will earn for each delivery and provides them with a map of the most efficient route to the customer.

While earnings can vary depending on factors such as the driver's location and the time of day, many drivers report earning a decent income with Uber Eats. With the added convenience of being able to work whenever they want, it's no surprise that Uber Eats has become a popular choice for those looking to earn some extra cash on the side.

Becoming a Driver

To sign up as an Uber Eats delivery driver, there are a few requirements to fulfil. Firstly, the applicant needs to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's licence, insurance, and vehicle registration. They should also have a clean driving record and no criminal history. To begin the application process, the person needs to visit the Uber Eats website or download the app and create an account. They will be required to provide personal information, including their name, address, phone number, and email address.

After providing all the necessary information, the applicant will need to consent to a background check, which typically takes a few days to complete. Once approved, the driver will receive instructions on how to start delivering food and earning money through the Uber Eats platform.

Uber Eats Youtube Challenge

Sam Lyon is a 26-year-old who made over $8,000 in one month by driving for Uber Eats.

Lyon, who lives in Salem, Oregon, joined the Air Force after high school and started an online business after getting out of the military in 2016. However, the coronavirus pandemic dried up his income, and most businesses were in a hiring freeze because of the shutdown. In search of a way to pay the bills, Lyon turned to Uber Eats and decided to document his journey on TikTok, where he would drive the maximum of 12 hours a day every day for the month of June and track his progress.

Lyon's goal was to make $8,000 in June, which would work out to about $96,000 over the course of a full year. Lyon's average earnings per trip were around $10, and he made between $250 and $350 on an average day. He had to complete an average of 28 trips a day to achieve his goal, and he usually drove from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a one-hour break in between.

Results of Lyon's $8,000 Uber Eats Challenge

Lyon reached his goal of $8,000 one day early, and for the month of June, he brought in over $8,300. He also spent almost $600 on gas and put nearly 5,000 miles on his car. However, the challenge did not take much money out of pocket. Other than that, he had to get an oil change for $49 and a little phone holder for his car for $5. After subtracting these expenses, he believes that he made all profits and taxes. He plans to set aside 30% for taxes, which after expenses leaves him with about $5,400.

Lyon's experiment proved popular on social media, as he gained over 100,000 followers and more than 1 million likes on TikTok in June alone. Many users reached out to him with questions and unsolicited advice, with some expressing concern about his well-being, car, and taxes. He is still deciding what to do with his earnings but plans to invest some of it in his online business and put some into savings.

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