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Have More Money Left Over by Increasing the Dollars You Earn Per Mile

What hurts your bottom line the most? Poor tips? New Pay Models? Those things make a dent. But it’s only a dent. What can really kill your actual earnings is the number of miles you drive. Here’s the thing about the miles on delivery: They cost you money. A lot of money.

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When Low Pay Orders Can Increase Your Profit Rate: Introducing the Loss Leader

I’m going to say something today that is a bit different than you’ve heard from me in the past. You can make good money on low paying or unprofitable deliveries. You heard me right. The guy who has been preaching the 40 cent rule, preaching to only take deliveries that pay 40 cents a minute …

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Increase Delivery Profits by Working Multiple Applications

Let’s talk multi-apping. That’s a term some use in the delivery community to refer to delivering for more than one company or app at a time. But before we dive in, I want to cover a couple of things to lay the foundation. This has to do with some things we covered in previous posts …

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Get in, Get out, Get Paid: Spend Less Time at the Restaurants

That title sounds like a house flipping course, doesn’t it? No house flipping today. Getting in and getting out: It’s all about the restaurant today. Our way to make up for the pay cuts: Efficiency Folks, there’s enough talk about new pay models out there and enough wailing moaning and gnashing of teeth over these …

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Is it Okay to Reject Deliveries? Setting Your Price by Accepting and Rejecting Offers

Let’s get right to the heart of having a business attitude when it comes to on demand delivery as an independent contractor. Should I reject orders? Should I accept all or most orders? How do I determine what I should take and what I shouldn’t?  Here’s the bottom line: It is your right. Sometimes it’s …

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Choose Tools That Help You Save Time and Increase Earnings

I learned a really good rule in sales training back in my telecom days. It helped our customers focus on if and how a product could help them. The rule was this: When buying technology, that technology should either make you more profitable or make you more competitive. If it doesn’t do any of those, …

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Use Your Goals to Guide Your Business Decisions: The 40 Cent Rule

When a guy starts a website about the business side of on demand delivery, you might get the impression he’s a bit of a geek. The impression gets a bit deeper when he tells you that he can tell you what he’s earning at the 8 O’Clock hour or his average hourly profit for each …

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Three Important Statistics to Help You Understand Your Delivery Success

So, how are you doing? Did you have a good day? Was it a good week? How do you know? Let’s talk about measuring your performance. I know there is a simplicity of doing deliveries where we just jump in the car, we drive around, from order to order, and then the next week the …

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What Will You Do Next? Having an Exit Plan For Your Delivery Business

In most seasons of life, you have a time where you just ask, where do we go from here? Queue the Alan Parsons Project. That may have gone over the heads of a lot of younger folks…. okay, that may have gone over the heads of a lot of people my age. It’s a song. …

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Is it Enough? Setting Your Goals For Hourly Earnings as a Delivery Contractor:

We talked about the who of your delivery business. We talked about the why of your delivery business. And then we got into the where. In yesterday’s post, we talked about the first part of the “How Much” – identifying your earnings opportunities in your market. And now the important question: Is it enough? Is …

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Don’t Put All Your Delivery Eggs in One Basket – Keep Your Earnings Options Open

This is the fourth of six ‘business plan’ posts in our 31 Day Courier MBA series. In the first three, we talked about the Who, the Why, and the Where. Today and tomorrow we’ll get more into the… ummmm…. I can’t find another W question for this one. We’ll have to go with the “How …

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Seven Things You Need to Know About Your Delivery Market for Success.

We looked at the who. We looked at the why. Now let’s talk about the where. As a business owner, you NEED to know your area. Be familiar with how its laid out, what’s going on, what the strengths and weaknesses are of your market. The better you know it, the better your chance for …

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What the Hell Were You Thinking? WHY Are You a Delivery Driver???

I’m pretty sure it’s okay to ask the question in the title. After all, my pastor asked my wife and I the same question once, word for word. Now we have a REALLY blended family – each of us brought five kids into this marriage (second marriage for each of us). He asked us that …

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Who Are You? What is an Independent Contractor, How is it Different than an Employee, and Why Does it Matter?

The winds, they are a changin…. In the Gig Economy, the big topic of debate is: Employee or Independent Contractor. This is especially true in California where legislation (known as AB5) is set for hearings that will better define what an Independent Contractor is. Do NOT sign on for any Gig Apps until you completely …

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