Dashing For Cash With DoorDash

Similar to Grubhub and Caviar, DoorDash is an on-demand restaurant delivery service where customers can use the DoorDash app to have food from their favorite, local restaurant delivered right to their door.

Its quick. Its easy. Its convenient.

Becoming a Dasher

Joining DoorDash is very simple. Tens of thousands of Dashers across the US and Canada use the DoorDash platform to keep a flexible schedule, make extra cash and fund their personal goals.

DoorDash pays per delivery and you always get 100% of the tips!

You get paid on a weekly basis for all deliveries completed between Monday and Sunday of the previous week (ending Sunday at midnight PST). Payments are transferred at that time directly to your bank account through direct deposit.

Dasher Requirements

  • be 18yrs of age or older
  • have a valid ID
  • have reliable means for making deliveries (bike, scooter, motorcycle, vehicle, etc)
  • if driving, you will need a valid drivers license and vehicle insurance
  • also if driving, you will need to have a clean driving record with no more than 3 incidents in the last 3 years and no major violations in the last 7 years, including:
    • DUI
    • Reckless Driving
    • Homicide or Assault
    • Driving with a suspended license
    • Failure to stop or report
    • Driving with a license that is suspended or expired
  • have an Android or iPhone smartphone to download their app

DoorDash Perks

If you choose to make deliveries with your car, DoorDash provides commercial auto insurance that covers up to $1,000,000 in bodily injury and/or property damage to third parties arising out of accidents while making a DoorDash delivery within the United States.

DoorDash also offers many other benefits to its Dashers. These are just a few you may want to take advantage of…

Busy Pay

When it’s particularly busy, customers may temporarily pay a slightly increased fee to encourage Dashers to do more deliveries. During this time you’ll receive Busy Pay for each delivery you do, the amount of which varies depending on how busy it is.

Busy Pay increases depending on how busy the area is at the time the order is placed by the customer. It is applied in addition to any Peak Bonus Pay you may qualify for.

Busy Pay + Standard Pay + Peak Bonus Pay + 100% of tips… ching, ching!

Guaranteed Earnings

DoorDash occasionally guarantees that the amount you make in per delivery fees and tips will exceed a certain amount per hour. If your traditional earnings do not exceed that guarantee, DoorDash will pay you the difference, provided you meet all requirements for the promotion.

Guaranteed Earnings are typically offered during peak lunch (11am to 2pm) and peak dinner (5pm to 9pm). However, days and times when Guaranteed Earnings are offered vary. You will receive text messages and/or emails from DoorDash when these promotions are available.


DoorDash is collaborating with Stride Health to make it easier than ever for Dashers to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act and get access to affordable health insurance. Stride will not only help Dashers access government exchange plans, but they will also provide additional helpful features like year-round support from their health advisors and exclusive pharmacy deals. In addition, Stride guides Dashers through every step of the health insurance process, from applying for subsidies to waiting on the phone with the insurance company.

Stride is particularly great for finding discounts and other monthly subsidies that most people might miss, often making health insurance less expensive than a phone bill. They are also quick to help you find the right plan with a doctor you know and trust, often in just 10 minutes. Plus, by providing different ways to model your health expenses and possible emergency scenarios, they can save you even more money.

Stride is completely free! You only pay for your monthly health insurance payments. Once you enroll through Stride, as long as you make your monthly payments, you will keep your health care plan even if you stop working with DoorDash. You can even sign up other family members in your household on your plan!


DoorDash has also partnered with Everlance to make tracking your business expenses and your income easy… and save you big at tax time.

Everlance is an app that automatically tracks your mileage, expenses and income. It is designed to help independent contractors maximize their tax deductions. In other words, you get to keep more of your hard-earned money!

If you use a car as a Dasher, every 1,000 miles you drive for work is worth over $500 on your taxes. To get that deduction, you need to keep a mileage log. With the Everlance app, it does it for you. It automatically records your mileage, so all you need to do is swipe trips right or left to mark them as work or personal. Awesome!

If you don’t use a car to Dash, you can track other business expenses with Everlance, such as your cell phone bill, your health insurance and more.

Everlance is a great perk with DoorDash. It can save you time and money, as well as peace of mind – the app backs up all your data to the cloud, so that you don’t have to keep any paper receipts.

DoorDash Coverage Areas

DoorDash is available in thousands of cities across the US and Canada. Here are just a few:


  • Birmingham (Coming Soon)


  • Phoenix


  • Bakersfield
  • Central Coast
  • Inland Empire
  • Los Angeles
  • Monterey Bay
  • Northern California
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco


  • Boulder
  • Denver

District of Columbia

  • Washington


  • Jacksonville
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Tampa


  • Atlanta


  • Honolulu


  • Boise


  • Bloomington
  • Champaign
  • Chicago
  • Rockford


  • Indianapolis
  • South Bend


  • Des Moines


  • Kansas City


  • Lexington
  • Louisville


  • New Orleans


  • Baltimore


  • Boston


  • Detroit


  • Minneapolis


  • St. Louis

North Carolina

  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh


  • Omaha


  • Las Vegas

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque

New York

  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • New York City


  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dayton


  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa


  • Portland


  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

  • Providence


  • Memphis
  • Nashville


  • Austin
  • College Station
  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Lubbock
  • San Antonio
  • Waco


  • Salt Lake City


  • Richmond
  • Virginia Beach


  • Seattle


  • Madison
  • Milwaukee

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

British Columbia

  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver


  • Brampton
  • Guelph
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Ottawa
  • Toronto
  • Waterloo

Didn’t see your city? No worries, click here to find out if DoorDash is available in your area.

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Sign up online
  2. Get activated
  3. Start earning


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