How to Make Money With Uber Eats?

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Do you own a car, scooter, or bicycle and want to use that to earn extra money? If yes, then Uber Eats may be the perfect side hustle for you! 

Since the recent pandemic, more and more people are opting to stay home to limit the risk of infection. Even if they are allowed to go out to purchase their necessities, they often prefer some items, especially food, to be delivered to their doorsteps. The demand is only increasing and we believe this trend will continue well beyond Covid. You can take advantage of this by joining Uber Eats and create an additional source of income!

Uber Eats Requirements

It is crucial for you to know that the regular rules and regulations for Uber and Lyft drivers do not apply to Uber Eats drivers. So, check out these requirements for you to know if you are credible to work for Uber Eats: 

A method of transportation

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Depending on what city do you live in, you can work for Uber Eats and go around delivering food using a car, scooter, or bike. If you have a car, then you don’t have to worry that it has to have four doors as there is no such rule unlike working for Uber and Lyft. As long as you have a vehicle that is not more than twenty years of age, you have a valid driver’s license, insurance, and registration, you can work for Uber Eats and deliver food around your city. 

On the other hand, if you will be using a scooter, then make sure that it is not more than twenty years old that it should have a motor that is under 50cc. You can also use a bike for delivering as long as you specify that as your delivery method when you sign up for Uber Eats. 


If you want to become an Uber Eats driver, then you need to follow the minimum age requirement to be able to drive around your city. Aside from that, you are also required to have at least one year of driving experience. If you are going to use a scooter, then you must be at least 19 years old. On the other hand, if you are about to use a bike then you must be at least 18 years old. 


Uber said that they will provide you with insurance that will cover you from the moment that you accept the job until you complete it. However, what will happen to you if you got into an accident after you completed the job? Well, you must have insurance for your vehicle to protect you from those instances. 

As you can see, Uber can provide you with up to 1 million US dollars of liability insurance during deliveries. However, it will only cover you from the moment you accepted the delivery until you completed it. You should protect yourself in between those deliveries but you should let your insurance provider know that you are working for Uber since they have a tendency to cancel it out. 


You know that Uber Eats works through an application in a smartphone, right? This is the reason why you need to have your own phone that has a robust data plan because you will be using the application to get orders. Besides that, you need to use the Uber app or another navigation app the entire time so you will be able to locate your customers. 

Background Check

When you decide to sign up as a driver for Uber Eats, you will need to upload a few documents to support your account. Using these documents, Uber Eats will perform a background check on you to ensure your credibility. You should note that it might take a matter of days so you will have to be super patient. 

Aside from that, you may also need to buy some additional gear such as an insulated bag for the food that you will be carrying and delivering. You may also need a car charger for you will be using your phone almost the whole day. 

How to sign up for Uber Eats?

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If you want to get started with your new way of earning money, you must first download the Uber app. However you already drive for Uber, you can proceed with starting to take orders from Uber Eats. You can accept orders from the same application. If you don’t, then follow these simple steps to begin!

  1. Register for the application and complete the necessary forms. If you don’t have an account yet then you must go to Uber Online to create an account. You must fill out the needed information and upload the documents that they are asking for a background check. 
  2. After registering, you can now proceed to set up your preferences. You have the choice to select where you want to receive your earnings. You can link your profile to a checking or savings account so that you pay can be credited directly to your bank. For navigation, you may opt to se the Ube App. If you want to use other navigation applications such as Google Maps or Waze, you would have to change that in the Settings tab on the Uber app. 
  3. When you have already received the result of your background check, you may start accepting orders and delivering food. Easy as a piece of cake, right?

Start Earning With Uber Eats!

In the recent pandemic, a lot of people lost their job and they really find it hard to search for a new one. Good thing that there are new industries opening opportunities for people to work and earn. One of these is Uber Eats that let you work as a driver who delivers food around your own city. You will be paid weekly and you can earn as much as you want depending on how frequently can you do deliveries. On top of all of the benefits, you can also work close to your home and handle your time the way you see fit!


C. James

C. James is the managing editor at Wealth Gang. He has a degree in finance and a passion for creating passive income streams and wealth management.