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10 Helpful Tips for Making More Money on Door Dash

As a Door Dash driver with over 900 dashes under my belt, I have learned a thing or two about how to maximize earnings while minimizing time and effort. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned pro, these 10 helpful tips will help you make more money on Door Dash.

  1. Accept Your First 50-100 Orders For beginners, accepting your first 50-100 orders is a great way to learn the ropes quickly and gain access to top dasher perks. Plus, you'll get a better sense of which types of orders are worth your time and effort.

  2. Dash During Peak Hours Peak hours are the times when more people are placing orders, which means more opportunities for you to make money. Make sure you know the peak hours in your area and plan your schedule accordingly.

  3. Combine Peak Hours + Promos If you want to make the real money, stack promos with busy hours. This will increase your chances of getting high-paying orders, which can really boost your earnings.

  4. Start a Blacklist for Slow or Poorly-Managed Stores Time is money, and any time spent sitting or idling is money lost. Keep a list of stores that are slow or have poor customer service and avoid them whenever possible.

  5. Sit in Restaurant-Dense Areas Even when it's not busy, camping out in an area with lots of restaurants can increase your chances of getting orders. This is especially true during peak hours.

  6. Encourage Detailed Instructions from Customers in Apartments Apartment complexes can be tricky to navigate, so encourage customers who live in apartments to provide detailed instructions or meet you in an easy-to-get-to area.

  7. Be Kind and Thoughtful Customers appreciate a dasher who is friendly, helpful, and understanding. Doing little things like smiling, complimenting, or offering assistance can go a long way, especially since customers can now adjust their tip after delivery.

  8. Dash then Park Don't waste gas chasing hot zones or driving long distances to popular restaurants. Instead, find the closest restaurant-rich area and park there. This will save you money and increase your chances of getting orders.

  9. Dash Before Major Events People tend to place orders before major events, not during them. So don't make the mistake of dashing during major events - it will likely be slow. Instead, dash before the event to take advantage of the rush.

  10. Good Paying Orders Are Plentiful, but Super High Tipping Orders Are Rare While there are plenty of good paying orders out there, super high-tipping orders are much less common. Don't waste your time chasing these elusive orders - focus on maximizing your earnings with the tips above.

In conclusion, Door Dash is a great way to earn supplemental income with minimal effort. By following these 10 helpful tips, you can maximize your earnings and make the most of the opportunities that Door Dash offers. Happy dashing! And don't forget to check out my YouTube channel for more health, fitness, and money-making tips.

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