How to Supplement Your Para Pay: Door Dash
🤔 Are you a paraeducator struggling with low pay? 🤔
I know I've been there. Right before the holidays, I was looking for ways to make extra cash. My friend Sadie over at SadieSmiley.com ran a $1K challenge and I jumped in unknowingly that we were going to throw spaghetti at the wall to see what stick.
Well, she pushed me beyond my known capacity and she had us trying something, anything that sparked our interest to make money. Some were tried and true but boring like selling your gently used stuff or offering cleaning or laundry services. Others were more passive like selling digital products, repurposing your photos, and starting your own shop.
I needed cash now so I decided to do Door Dash the Sadie Way. I've never done this before and since we were trying everything I signed up to be a dasher. After getting accepted I did my first dash and made $20 in an hour. That's more than my hourly para pay!
With DoorDash, you can supplement your income and make ends meet. In this blog, I'll show you how you can supplement your low para salary through Door Dash just like I'm doing.
👉 Let's get started!
What is Door Dash?
Door Dash is an online food delivery platform that allows you to deliver food to customers. Whether you want to work a few hours a week or full-time, Door Dash gives you the freedom to make money on your own schedule. As a Door Dash driver, you simply log into the app, accept delivery orders, and go pick up the food from the restaurant.
What are the Benefits of Door Dash for Paras?
💰 Get Paid Quickly & Easily – With DoorDash, you can often get paid within a day of completing a delivery. This makes it easy to get your earnings immediately, instead of having to wait for a paycheck.
⏰ Flexible Hours & Scheduling – With DoorDash, you can pick your own hours and days to work. This way, you can take time off when you need it, without having to worry about missing out on income.
💸 Supplement Your Income – DoorDash is a great way to supplement your income, especially for paraeducators with low salaries. Plus, you can work when you want and take time off when you need it.
🤩 Make Extra Money: With DoorDash, you can make extra money in a way that fits your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to make extra money for a vacation or just to pay your bills, DoorDash can help you reach your goals.
Decide If Door Dash Is Right for You
Are you considering becoming a Door Dash driver? 🤔 If so, there are several things to consider before taking the plunge. As a Door Dash driver, you’ll be responsible for picking up food orders from restaurants and delivering them to customers. You’ll need to have a reliable vehicle and be willing to work flexible hours.
For paraeducators looking to make some extra money, Door Dash can be a great option. You can pick up and drop off orders during your lunch break or after work, or make it a full-time job if that’s what you’re looking for.
Of course, there are also some drawbacks. You’ll need to pay for your own gas and other expenses, and you may have to deal with difficult customers. Additionally, you won’t get paid until after you’ve completed an order.
So, before you sign up to become a Door Dash driver, it's important to consider if this is the right job for you. You should ask yourself if you are comfortable driving to pick up food and delivering it to customers. Do you have a reliable vehicle? Are you willing to work flexible hours? Are you willing to pay for gas and other expenses before you get paid? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then Door Dash might be the perfect job for you!
Other Things Paras Should Consider Before Joining Door Dash
First, you should think about your schedule. How much time can you commit to delivering food? Are you able to work early mornings, late nights, or weekends? Knowing your availability will help you decide if DoorDash is the right fit for you.
Next, you'll want to consider your budget. DoorDash offers a variety of pay options, including tipping and bonuses, so you'll want to make sure you understand what your income potential could be. You'll also need to factor in any expenses for car maintenance, gas, and other business costs.
Finally, you'll want to research the requirements for becoming a DoorDash driver. You'll need to make sure you meet the age and driving requirements, as well as comply with all safety protocols. It's also important to understand the policies and procedures that come along with the job.
So if you're thinking of joining DoorDash, make sure to do your research first. Consider your schedule, budget, and the time commitment you can make. Do your due diligence and understand the requirements and safety protocols in place.
So, How Do Paras Sign Up for Door Dash?
It’s easy! All you need to do is create an account and fill out the required application. Once your account is set up and your application is approved, you can start delivering food right away. 🚗
It’s the perfect way for busy paraeducators to make some extra money on the side. Plus, you have the flexibility to choose when and where you want to deliver. 🤩
When signing up for DoorDash, you will be asked to complete a background check. This is just a simple verification process to ensure that you are a safe and reliable driver. 🔐
Once you’re approved, you can start delivering food right away. You can use the DoorDash app to find restaurants and customers who need your services. Plus, you can also track your orders and earnings. 📊
So, if you’re a paraeducator looking for a side hustle, look no further. Sign up for DoorDash today and start making some extra money. It couldn’t be any easier! 🤩
If you want more info on setting up your account check out Sadie's Door Dash 101 post or the door dash faq.
Tips for Paras to Maximize Door Dash Earnings
First off, sign up for as many orders as you can! Every DoorDash order is an opportunity for you to make some extra cash. So, be sure to keep your profile active and always stay on the lookout for new orders.
Next, focus on orders with higher delivery fees. Some orders, like those from bigger restaurant chains, will have higher delivery fees. If you can, try to focus on these orders as they will give you more bang for your buck! 🤑
Finally, drive during peak times. Lunch and dinner are the busiest times for DoorDash drivers, so if you can, try to take on those orders. You’ll be able to make more money during those peak times, ensuring that you maximize your DoorDash earnings. 🤑
Hopefully, these tips help you get the most out of your DoorDash gigs! 💰 Happy dashing! 🚗
Door Dash for Paras: Final Thoughts
Supplementing your low salary as a paraeducator can be challenging, but DoorDash can help. With DoorDash, you can earn money quickly and easily, and you can set your own hours. Plus, there are plenty of tips and tricks to maximize your earnings. Speaking of earnings, make sure you are keeping track of your mileage with apps like MileIQ, spreadsheet, or simple pencil and paper. So, if you’re looking for a way to supplement your income, sign up for DoorDash today! 🤩