Our smartphones made many things in our lives easier, including the ability to order almost anything we want to our front door. App-based delivery is a popular way to earn extra cash for minimal effort.

Customers can use apps to order goods directly to their homes. For those without a vehicle or who are homebound, this is an essential service. Types of deliveries you can make include groceries, fast and restaurant food, alcohol, and retail products. The most popular delivery apps – and what they offer – include the following:

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  • DoorDash (food and alcohol in select regions)
  • GrubHub (food and alcohol in select regions)
  • InstaCart (groceries, retail products, and alcohol in select regions)
  • Postmates (food, groceries, and alcohol in select states)
  • Shipt (groceries, retail products, and alcohol in select regions)
  • Uber Eats (fast food, restaurant meals, and alcohol in certain regions)

Since some app-delivery companies offer alcohol delivery, the age requirement for drivers is 21 years of age or older. Food deliveries may also have age limits in certain areas.

As internet-based organizations, you can apply online to be a driver for one of these companies. Likewise, you will need to have a smartphone to receive orders and other information.

Your application will need personal information and details about your vehicle. In addition to submitting car registration and insurance documents, you will need to submit a copy of your license, which must be valid in the state where you plan to work.

Income from deliveries varies based on hourly rates, mileage compensation, tips, and delivery bonuses. Discover on the next slide how you can be your own boss and choose your rate.