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How To Become A DoorDash Driver

  • Sign up for DoorDash by providing personal details and undergoing a background check.
  • Use the DoorDash app to accept delivery orders and navigate pickup and drop-off locations.
  • Earn money through base pay, tips, and promotions, with various payout options available.
  • Enhance earnings by delivering during peak hours, following customer instructions, and taking advantage of promotions.

How to Sign Up for DoorDash

The DoorDash signup process is straightforward. Here’s how to do it in a few steps:

Step 1: Provide Your Sign-Up Details

Provide your email address, phone number, and zip code.

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You can sign up to become a Dasher through this link.

Step 2: Submit Your Profile Information

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You’ll need to provide your full name and the password you’ll use to log in to your DoorDash account. Your password needs to be a minimum of eight characters; re-enter it to confirm it.

Step 3: Select Vehicle Type

Tell DoorDash what vehicle you’ll use to deliver orders.

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If you choose “car,” you’ll need to provide additional information, specifically its make, model, and color:

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DoorDash customers will need this information to identify your vehicle when you arrive at their destination. You’ll also have to declare whether you have vehicle insurance. Tick the box if you do, and tap “Continue” to move on to the next step.

Step 4: Verify Your Identity

Upload your identification (your Social Security card or other form) to the platform and take a selfie.

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Step 5: Complete a Background Check

Enter information about your driver’s license number and Social Security number to submit to a background check.

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Once you’ve uploaded your documents, confirm their authenticity by reading the disclosure and ticking the check box, as shown in the image below.

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Make sure to check back on the background check’s status often. It shouldn’t take more than 24 hours if your record is clean.

Step 6: Choose Your Preferred Payout Option

Next, choose whether you want to receive payments instantly, daily, or weekly.

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Provide your banking information (routing number, etc.) to link your bank account to your Dasher app.

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If successful, you’ll see the confirmation screen in the image below:

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You can also opt to fill in this step later by tapping “Choose Later” and instead get access to your earnings quicker via DasherDirect or Fast Pay.

Step 7: Download the Dasher App

The final step is to download the Dasher app and complete your first gig. It’s available on the Google Play Store and App Store. Don’t confuse it with the DoorDash app, which is for customers.

After completing the registration process, log in to your account and provide your mailing address to receive the free welcome gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Can You Make As a DoorDash Driver?

The amount of money you can earn driving for DoorDash depends on many factors, including your work ethic and location. Indeed states that Dashers typically earn around $15.77 per hour on average. With some effort, you could earn about a thousand dollars per week.

How Long Does DoorDash Take to Approve New Dashers?

Approval time varies for Dashers. Some get approved in 10 minutes or less, but DoorDash says it can take a few days. If your approval is taking longer than expected, your background check might be to blame.

Is DoorDashing Worth It?

We think so. The app provides multiple ways for its Dashers to earn outside of their base pay. Additionally, the app’s registration criteria aren’t too stringent, which makes it an easy side hustle anyone can start.

If you drive for other apps, like Uber Eats or Grubhub, it could be a decent companion delivery app.

Final Thoughts

Dashing for DoorDash isn’t complicated. You can join the platform in a matter of minutes, provided you meet its criteria and follow the steps outlined in the article.

And, if you implement the tips we shared, you’ll boost your earnings and turn this side hustle into a decent income source.

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