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Driving For DoorDash (15 Expert Tips For Beginners)

Feb 28, 2022
On this channel I give a lot of

tips

on how to drive for Doordash, but I want to take a step back, so in this video I'll give you 15

tips

specifically for new drivers. If you're new here, my name is Mike and this. The channel is dedicated to your success in the gig economy, your hustle side, so if you're new here, consider subscribing. I also want to invite you to our new Discord community which is linked below in the description, as well as invited to view my Amazon store. so you can get the best accessories so number one as soon as you get on board Doordash will send you a welcome kit which will include your red card every time you order as well as a Doordash hot and cold bag now as soon since it's on and you can do it I would actually go to the Doordash dasher store they actually have a store you can get some accessories I would buy another bag for hot and cold and specifically the Doordash dasher bag they only cover eight bucks free sh ipping too and in my opinion it will really help you stand out in restaurants because adore dash number two brand is something i definitely did when i was newer to

doordash

or i guess whatever delivery platform i don't know hurry up Through his delivery, I remember moments where I was thinking that I was trying to make as many orders per hour as I could or I didn't want the customer to think I was taking too long so I would really be nervous rushing through that delivery. that's

driving

to the restaurant or waiting in the restaurant that created a lot of stress that led to mistakes and can lead to spills.
driving for doordash 15 expert tips for beginners
Things happen when you're in a hurry, right, you're not taking enough time. just slow down a bit, you'll get a good number of orders per hour anyway, make fewer mistakes, and ideally won't be as stressed out as number three when

driving

behind closed doors. your entire market is going to be divided into different market segments now my recommendation is don't sit in an unscheduled market segment because there are two options when you drive to the door there is the dashboard feature now if you are busy enough you can connect immediately in your current zone and the second option is to schedule shifts in one of those market segments so lets say you are driving in a certain market segment and then you finish an order which takes you to a separate market segment from my experience out of 1300+ full deliveries its really much harder to get another order if you are sitting outside a scheduled zone instead of sitting inside the scheduled zone now it can happen but from my experience you want to drive back to the scheduled zone I know it's not ideal, especially with miles, but just getting in between that area, even if you just make it, will give you a better chance of getting a pedi C number four talking about shifts and scheduling shifts in different market segments in my opinion when starting from home don't schedule shifts in any other market segment than the one you are currently in because I want you to master the app first before really worrying for scheduling different segments and driving to those segments while you're still getting used to the app and it's easy minimize miles just start from home dash now or schedule a turn in your current market number five very very important , i don't hear much about this that's the business side of this whole gig economy which is taxes now if you didn't know you are an independent contractor vs a w-2 employee which means your taxes are not withheld from your earnings , so I recommend setting aside about 20 to 30 percent of your gross income for taxes and then when it comes time for the im since these applications will give you what is called a miscellaneous 1099 form which you will include and obviously claim all your winnings come tax time number six important to note about your acceptance rate I think a lot of new drivers can sweat the rate acceptance, so I pulled this directly from the Doordash website.
driving for doordash 15 expert tips for beginners

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It says that independent contractors have the right to decline any delivery opportunity offered to them, however, by accepting a delivery request. they agree to complete that delivery, so that means you can decline any order request if it doesn't make sense to you numbers-wise, but after you accept that request, you're obviously expected to complete that order now. you can't be turned off based on a very low acceptance rate really on any application in this gig economy, however you can be turned off by too high a cancellation rate number seven simply by knowing what is expected of you pizza bags whatever type of uniforms or brand that's not required when you're on these apps because I mentioned the Doordash store is kind of a loot there some different gear none of it is required and frankly even the hot and cold water bottle is optional now definitely use a hot and cold bottle but you really don't need to get anything else number eight quick points on strategies number one don't drive looking for orders you want to park and wait number two look at what i call the ratio dollars per mile how much you get they pay for how many miles you have to drive one dollar is a minimum two dollars is really where you want to be and then three do lares per mile is a deal because for tax purposes here in 2020 driving the IRS allows you to write off 57 and a half cents per business mile driven number nine it's just understanding how this app works because once you look at it for the first time you won't know really what To do, as I mentioned, there's a board once in a while there's a schedule, so whenever you schedule those shifts, Doordash will only give you requests in that scheduled market segment.
driving for doordash 15 expert tips for beginners
It's the same with the board. Now, DoorDash is a little different than ubere. ats or postmates those apps you can go online at any time and they will give you any order that is nearby regardless of where you are in the number 10 market one of the biggest issues you will see when you are driving is the weight of the restaurant , but more than that is really the accessibility to the resorts or finding the customer so when it comes to the weight don't wait forever if the restaurant says its going to be really more than 15 minutes I would cancel that don't worry about the cancellation rate and accessibility to find customer by accessing complexes and door codes obviously communication is big there text or call customer as soon as you know you can't get number 11 one big than I think a lot of drivers don't really realize it's a challenge until you get a few more deliveries under your belt which are red card orders so like I mentioned in your welcome kit, you will get this red card and then your hot and cold bag. so you use the red card on do-it-yourself orders, so obviously you're going to order first, you're going to wait for it to be ready, and then of course pick it up, which varies a lot from a standard pickup, you just walk in and you say hello I got the customer to pick it up at the door now the app will tell you if it's a red card order so I really want you to look at that restaurant.
driving for doordash 15 expert tips for beginners
These are usually fast food places that you need to think about. get in line at the drive thru because a lot of these will be done through the drive thru and if you are driving late at night or at the bar I would anticipate those drive thru may be slammed and record orders may not be worth it number 12 consider recording your data in some sort of excel sheet, what do you have to figure out statistically where the best areas are in your market and when are the best times to drive? 13 If you're going to schedule shifts, you can schedule shifts five days in advance which is, unless you qualify for early access, you can schedule six days in advance now to qualify for that extra day for early access, you must have a qualification of customer of at least 4.6 a completion rate of at least 95 percent and must have accepted and completed at least five deliveries between 12 a.m. and 5 p.m. m. on the Friday before and 11:59 p.m. m. from the previous Tuesday number 14 this is a stacked order it's two orders in one assignment for you as a driver so my advice is to max out these stacked orders because it's a great opportunity to earn more if you get an initial request and you're basically sitting right next to it from the restaurant give it a second well actually 30 seconds to a minute give the app a chance to give you a stacked order which is usually from a restaurant that is the same restaurant or one that is close to number 15 I recommend set a daily or weekly goal because without one, you're driving blind, you really don't know, okay, how much am I really making?
I want to hit again. You are driving aimlessly and bonus tip number 16. Be sure to subscribe if you haven't already and visit yourdrivermika.com. There are courses and quick start guides to shorten this learning curve. The launch of the site. soon I definitely recommend taking advantage of that if you got value on this video definitely leave a like and click or tap the screen now to see my latest video as well as a recommended video for you and I'll see you next time

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