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The Deliver on Your Business Podcast is a podcast for delivery independent contractors. It focuses on profitably operating your delivery business while contracting with gig economy apps like Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, Doordash and others.

Doordash Deactivation Policy: What Can Get You Fired? (And What Can You Do About It?)

Can you get fired from Doordash? Since Dashers can’t really be fired (since we aren’t employees to begin with) but it is possible to have our contracts terminated. Doordash has a pretty specific deactivation policy. There are a number of common reasons a Doordash account can be deactivated. There are some other uncommon reasons, and …

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Is Delivering by e-Bike a Good Way to Make Money? (Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub)

With gas prices rising, you may be wondering if using an electric bike to deliver for Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and others is better than car delivery. Can you make as much on an e-bike as you can using your car? Are the costs really that much lower? Is it worth the investment? Is using …

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How to Find and Use the Best Food Delivery Bags 2022 (Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub)

The Tl;dr: Good delivery bags are an important part of running a profitable delivery business as an independent contractor for a food delivery service like Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub or others. We look at why they’re important, what to look for, and how to use them to make more money. Does it make sense to …

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Just Eat Takeaway to Sell Grubhub? How the Mighty have Fallen (and why)

Just Eat Takeaway, who purchased Grubhub less than a year ago for $7.3 billion, has announced that they may consider selling off part or all of the Grubhub. What happened here? Did Jitse Groen (CEO of Just Eat Takeaway) buy a lemon? This is an expensive case of buyer’s remorse for the Dutch delivery giant. …

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Delivering Catering Orders on DeliverThat with CEO Aaron Hoffman

Outside the big three on demand delivery companies, I’m not sure anyone else has reached into as many markets as catering specialist DeliverThat. Aaron Hoffman joins us today to talk about DeliverThat and the opportunities available to delivery drivers.  How he started DeliverThat from his dorm room in college Challenges of starting his first deliveries …

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A strategy for maintaining and increasing profits when Delivery apps are slow

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) $300 per week payments ended September 4. People will order less, and more may turn to deliver for apps like Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and others, further saturating the market with drivers. At the same time, these apps seem to be racing to see who can pay us less. What do …

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App-based Gig Economy: Opportunity or Exploitation?

I want to give a shout out to Chad at GigTube (Twitter @Gig_Tube and  GigTube on Youtube) for posting the article that inspired today’s title. Mike Bebernes at Yahoo News put up an article with a title worth discussing: The gig economy: Opportunity or exploitation?“ That’s a great question. In light of last week’s Prop 22 decision …

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11 Incredibly Effective Rules for Success to know for Your App Based Business

We’ve been talking about strikes, about how Doordash is behaving badly, lower pay, hiding tips, all that good stuff. Or bad stuff. It can feel like we’re out of control.  But being in control is a matter of choice. This week we talk about 11 rules where you can take control of your app based …

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Will PRO Act end gig economy delivery? With Steve Johnson of the Rideshare Rodeo Podcast.

The government has been busy lately trying to get things pushed through. We’ve seen in the past few days the Infrastructure bill and Budget Reconciliation stuff go through the Senate. One of the things that’s been a priority for Democrats has been the PRO Act. Protecting the Right to Organize. One of the things the …

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Dasher Strike on July 31: What Can Really Change Doordash?

You may have seen the notices on social media encouraging Dashers to join a strike on July 31. Should Dashers strike? Obviously that’s up to individuals to decide for themselves. But we’ll talk about whether the strike can accomplish anything, and we’ll get into what I think WOULD make a difference with Doordash. You can …

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Doordash hiding tips and Para – Interview with David Pickerell

Season 2 Episode 1 of Deliver on Your Business Podcast Show Notes We are back finally for season 2! Today we have David Pickerell back again to talk about Para, the little app that forced a giant to change their programming. You may have heard of Para, especially if you deliver Doordash. Doordash has been …

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Goodbye 2020! Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

The politics. The pandemonium. And, oh, by the way, the pandemic Not a lot of people are sad to see this year come to an end. Who knew that the real meaning of 2020 hindsight is that when we look back at the year 2020, we’d just see the year mooning us? It’s been a …

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An up and coming app to give drivers data and resources to improve their business. Interview with David Pickerell of Para

What if there were an app that was designed specifically for delivery drivers? What if that app were designed to make it easier to work with several different platforms? If it let you multi-app. If it gave you information on which restaurants were busy in your area? And if that app automatically pulled all your …

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What Does the Doordash IPO Mean for Dashers?

The moment I thought would never arrive has arrived. Doordash has gone public. Day 1 is in the books and it went better than anyone could have expected. At least it was better for those who invested early. I’m not sure if it’s a disaster waiting to happen for those who decided it was a …

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Uber Eats buying Postmates, Grubhub Tanking, Doordash going Public, Oh My!

Uber Eats has completed their takeover of Postmates. The deal is closed. Grubhub seems to be floundering. What’s up with that? Doordash is going through with their IPO. What does all of this mean for those of us who deliver as contractors for these gig economy deliver companies? We’re in that lull right now between …

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