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Independent contractor delivery jobs to start earning money today

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December 11, 2022
December 11, 2022
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Are you looking for a way to earn money quickly and easily? This post is for you! There are many independent contractor delivery jobs that will allow you to start earning money today. You can work as little or as much as suits your schedule, so it's perfect if you're looking for a flexible job with lots of earning potential.

Delivery Jobs For Independent Contractors

Whether you need to earn some side income or work full-time, delivery jobs are an easy way to make money. Check out this list of companies hiring independent contractors right now.

1) Uber/Lyft

Uber and Lyft are the big behemoths of the rideshare industry. In order to be a Lyft or Uber 1099 driver, you don't need much. In fact, the requirements to start driving are.


  1. You must be 21 years of age or older.
  2. You must have at least one year of driving experience (three years if you're under 23).
  3. You must have a valid driver's license.
  4. You must have valid auto insurance that meets certain liability requirements.

Of course, you'll need a cell phone but really, you can download the app, get verified/submit the correct documents, and start picking up clients today. The average yearly salary of an Uber or Lyft 1099 rideshare driver in the United States is approximately $29,120

2) Doordash

If you want to make some extra money delivering food, try the DoorDash app. You can choose your own hours and Dash nearly anywhere in the States. One of the best parts of being a 1099 DoorDash driver is you don't even need a car. You could start delivering food via a scooter or bicycle. Here are the requirements to be a driver:


  • 18 years or older
  • Any car, scooter, or bicycle (in select cities)
  • Driver's license
  • Social security number (only required in the United States)
  • A background check

3) Postmates

Being a Postmates delivery driver is a quick way to start raking in some cash. You'll be delivering foods from restaurants or shopping for groceries/other goods. As a driver, you'll need to put aside money for the taxes. Every year, Drivers would receive a Postmates 1099 tax form which documents the annual earnings and use this when filing taxes.


  • You must be at least 18 years old (you must be 21 to deliver alcohol)
  • To be able to work in the United States, you must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Having access to a vehicle is a must (in some markets you can use motorcycles, scooters, bikes, or even walk)
  • Having a smartphone (iPhone/Android) is a must.

If you meet the requirements, simply apply online or through the app.

4) Instacart

Just like the other contract delivery jobs, there is not a lot of skills required for being an Instacart shopper delivering groceries. Services include shopping for items from stores near you, with a selection of more than 500 retailers and trusted brands. No experience is necessary.


  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
  • To work in the United States, you must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Access to a vehicle on a regular basis
  • Access to and ability to utilize a modern smartphone on a regular basis
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds with or without assistance

5) Shipt

Shipt is a product delivery app owned by Target. In order to be a Shipt 1099 delivery driver, you'll need to:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Postal address that is correct
  • A valid driver's license and proof of motor insurance in the United States are required.
  • A vehicle that is dependable and easy to operate.
  • Ability to lift 45 pounds and have knowledge of product selection
  • iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android smartphone (5.1 or newer)

6) Grubhub

Grubhub is an app that connects diners with local restaurants. Grubhub delivery independent contractors are required to:

  • Must be at least 18 years old (21 in Las Vegas).
  • Has an iPhone run iOS 11 or above, or an Android phone running 5.0 or higher? (must have a data plan)
  • Have a checking account where direct deposits can be made.
  • Have a valid, original driver's license (if you're 19 or older, you'll need one for at least two years. If you are 18 years old, you must have one for at least one year.)
  • Car insurance

Those who want to use a Bicycle to partner with Grubhub must have ONE of the following:

  • Original, current state identification card Original, current state driver's license
  • Passport must be original and valid (US or global)

7) AmazonFlex

Most AmazonFlex delivery partners earn $18 - $25 per hour. Actual salary will depend on your location, any tips you receive, how long it takes you to complete your deliveries, and other factors.


  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Do you have a social security number (SSN)?
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Have access to a car that qualifies: a sedan with four doors, a pickup truck, or a van
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Proof of motor insurance is required.
  • Possess a smartphone: Android phone running Android version 6.0 or above, iPhone 6s running iOS 13 or newer

8 ) Truck Driver

A contract truck driver delivers food, liquids, products for retail, construction materials, and farming goods. Being a truck driver has a lot more requirements for starting but the pay is substantially higher.

If you want to receive the latest job alerts for being an independent contractor truck driver, sign up online at Simply Hired, Google, or Facebook. On those platforms, you could set up notifications for the latest job alert. A truck driver's estimated earnings are $38,000-$49,000 a year. Be sure to track your truck driver tax deductions.

Responsibilities include

  • Follow the directions; find and read the location and road maps.
  • Pre-inspect the vehicle.
  • Cargo loading and unloading
  • Pick up materials and items, double-check loads for accuracy, and deliver them as directed.
  • Basic vehicle maintenance and adherence to all safe work practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Fill out all documents and double-check them for accuracy.
  • Keep track of your mileage and car expenses.
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