Uber Eats sometimes sends stacked order requests. This involves picking up two orders from a restaurant and then making two separate deliveries: Stacked orders can help you make more money per hour, provided both orders are somewhat close to one another. Additionally, one super important piece of Uber Eats driver advice is to always check where the last order dropoff location is for stacked orders (or any order). If taking a stacked order means you drive a few miles out of the busiest delivery area in your city, your next order is probably going to be slower and offset any of your extra money you made. Even worse, if a stacked order is super far away from where you normally deliver, you might end up in an area that’s really devoid of any decent restaurants. So, use the Uber Eats driver app to zoom in on the dropoff points and check the area on Google Maps as well if you’re in doubt.
If you deliver during a lunch shift and want to keep working dinner, it’s probably a good idea to take a break at some point to eat and relax a bit. But, if you take a break, try to time it with the worst of rush hour traffic and then hit the road for dinner time. For example, let’s say you deliver from 11am to 4:30pm…you can then take a break from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, miss some of rush hour, and start up the app again to try and deliver from 6pm onwards. Extra Reading – How To Make An Extra $1,000 Per Month.
If you see an order come in from McDonald’s or Burger King that pays $5 but it’s only 1 mile away, you might think it’s a chance to make a quick buck. But, a word of caution for low-paying fast food orders: they can be a massive time trap. The problem is that many fast food joints get you to use the drive through and are actually ironically quite slow. Plus, since fast food is relatively cheap, your tips are generally quite poor as well. So, unless a fast food order is paying around $1 per mile or more, it’s probably worth skipping. Pro Tip: Use the Steady App to find high-paying, local gig jobs to make extra cash!
This is another obvious Uber Eats driver trick, but it works. When you start a shift, try to wait in an area with a high density of restaurants and orders. If you can stay within this delivery zone for most of your shift, you’re driving less and probably getting more orders per hour. This Uber Eats driver, who has over 1,500 deliveries, also suggests learning which restaurants have an order delivery radius that’s too large in addition to waiting in hotspots: This is more of a pro tip, but over time, you’ll learn which restaurants can send you into the middle of nowhere and which ones tend to have a smaller delivery radius for faster dropoffs.
One thing beginner Uber Eats drivers can get freaked out with is canceling an order that they’ve accepted. Here’s the thing: you don’t want to get in the habit of canceling orders endlessly since this looks bad on your end. But sometimes you have to cut your losses. For example, if you drive five minutes to a burger joint and then hear from the staff it’s going to take another 25 to 30 minutes to get the order ready since they messed up big time, that’s way too long to wait around. In this scenario, message the customer to let them know what’s happening and cancel the order so you can get back on the road. The only time this might not make sense is if you drove a pretty far distance for a high-paying order and have to wait around 10 to 15 minutes. In this case, you might just have to accept the loss but at least earn something.
Another popular tip for Uber Eats drivers is to use multiple delivery apps at the same time to increase how many orders you get. Typically, this means opening two delivery apps, waiting to see which one gets a decent order first, and then shutting off the other app while you complete the delivery. As you get closer to completing a delivery, you once again turn on another app or two to see what order requests you get. Other popular delivery apps you can double-app (or dapp) with are:
Keep it simple, especially when you are starting out. The best way to start keto for beginners is to use a simple framework for your meals:
One of the easiest keto diet tips to implement is to get rid of foods you need to avoid. It’s much easier to stick to your goals if you’re not constantly fighting temptation. Get rid of the following in your fridge and pantry:
Along with getting rid of all the good stuff, fill your fridge with plenty of good stuff:
Don’t forget to stock your pantry with keto staples, too! Pantry ingredients are most prone to be high in carbs, but here are the types of items you’ll want to keep: