If you’ve talked to founding Lyft drivers or OG Uber drivers, you know that companies have a lot to spend in the beginning and they’re not really worried about profitability, so that’s why you see big sign-up bonuses, guaranteed pay, etc.One of the reasons why I started looking into Door Dash is because even though they’re only in a handful of cities right now, they are growing as rapidly today as Uber and Lyft were in 2014.I was actually making more per hour from driving for Uber than I was at my day job as an engineer.
My application hit a small snafu with the background check though.
As you guys know, I’m always looking for new opportunities when it comes to the rideshare game.
When I first started driving for Uber and Lyft in 2014, I was making -/hr every time I went out but I knew that wouldn’t last.
Normally, background checks take a few days to process but since I hadn’t heard from Door Dash in a few days, I sent an e-mail to [email protected], and they told me that I failed the background check.
That means they need lots of drivers, and there’s probably a lot of opportunity, so that’s why I decided to sign up.In my last article, I talked about why so many drivers are signing up for Door Dash.