Driving Jobs

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One side hustle that has been growing quickly over the past 10 years is driving jobs. There are many companies that use contractors to deliver. Those deliveries can consist of groceries, food, people, and more.

With just a few easy requirements, no experience, and lots of flexibility, driving jobs are hotter now than ever. 

Most driving jobs allow you to earn anytime, anywhere on your own schedule.

The information I listed below is basic information I gathered from each companies website. All companies will require you to have a driver’s license, pass a background check, and have a smartphone but some requirements vary from company to company, such as your vehicle’s type or age.

While most drivers have their own vehicles, some companies have rental options if you don’t have a vehicle of your own or if your vehicle doesn’t meet their requirements. 

While most of these driving jobs are 1099 independent contractor positions you will want to verify that with the company when signing up. With 1099 independent contractor positions you are able to lower your taxes with deductions. You will want to consult with a tax accountant to maximize your savings and to make sure you are keeping track of things correctly.

The pay rate varies from company to company and from ride to ride. The rates I have seen vary from $10/hr to $30/hr which is a huge gap but most drivers quoting from $12/hr to $20/hr.

Whether you are looking for a new job, a side hustle along with your job, or a bridge between jobs, a driving job is a great way to make some extra money.

Companies change their rules all the time, so the information I share below was current at the time I wrote this post. Please do your own research and verify the information with the company themself before applying.

Ride Sharing

Ride sharing companies are much like that of a cab company, but more modern. Drivers pick up and drop off passengers.



  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
  • Have at least one year of driving experience
  • Clear a background check
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
  • Insurance if you plan to drive your own car
  • Pass a background check



  • Driver’s License
  • Meet the age requirement for your region
  • Pass a background check with driving history
  • Submit Insurance documents
  • Have a 4-door vehicle

HopSkipDrive (Drive children):


  • 5 years of caregiving experience
  • At least 23 years old
  • Good driving record
  • 4 door vehicle no more than 10 years old
  • Multi-agency background check, including fingerprinting

Food Delivery

Food delivery drivers pick up food at a restaurant and deliver the food to the customer. Sometimes the drivers pick up groceries from a grocery store and deliver them to the customer.

Door Dash


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Any car, scooter, or bicycle (depending on the city)
  • Smartphone
  • Driver’s license
  • Social security number (in the US)
  • Pass a background check

Uber Eats


Car delivery

  • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
  • Have a 2-door or 4-door car
  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance under your name

Scooter delivery

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Have a motorized scooter under 50cc
  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance under your name
  • When signing up, be sure to choose Deliver with a Scooter under transportation method

Bike delivery

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a government-issued ID
  • When signing up, be sure to choose Deliver with a Bike under transportation method

Grub Hub


  • Car (or bike in select areas)
  • 19 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance for drivers
  • Driver’s license or valid state I.D. for bike riders
  • Smartphone



  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Any car, truck, or van qualifies
  • Bicycles and scooters are accepted in some cities
  • Valid auto insurance
  • Pass a background check

Grocery Delivery

Grocery delivery drivers are much more than that. They shop for the items that the customer orders and then drives and delivers the groceries to the customer.



  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance
  • A reliable vehicle, 1997 or newer
  • Knowledge of produce selection
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android (5.1 or newer) smartphone



  • At least 18 years old
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Consistent access to a vehicle
  • Consistent access to and be able to effectively use a recent smartphone (iPhone 6s / Android 5.0 or newer)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs with or without accommodation

Package Delivery

A package delivery driver delivers goods and products to the customer.

Amazon Flex


  • Be 21 or older
  • Have a valid US driver’s license
  • Have a mid-sized or larger vehicle
  • Have a smartphone

Go Puff


  • 21+ years old
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Vehicle and insurance in your name
  • Smartphone with the most up-to-date operating system
  • Willing & able to pass a pre-paid alcohol delivery training course (where applicable)

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