Can you actually make £120 a day with Deliveroo?

On the Deliveroo signup page, it very clearly says that riders can earn up to £120 per day. Yes, we do have to remember the inclusion of the “up to” part of that statement. But, it does make you think. Can you actually make £120 per day with Deliveroo?

Will Deliveroo make you rich?

£120 per day is the equivalent to £43,800 a year!!!!

Seeing as the AVERAGE wage in the UK is £27,000, that’s a pretty big difference!

Yes, I know that figure of £43,800 is assuming you work 365 days of the year. But even if you only work 250 days of the year, you’re still going to make £30,000.

So, let’s break down how many orders you’d need to complete to make £120 in a day.

Assuming that you work the 3 hour rush hour at lunch time and then another 3 hours in the evening, that’s a total of 6 hours worked. So to make £120 in a day you’ll have to be making £20 an hour. I you’re on the old system of £7 and hour (+£1 for every delivery) then you’d need to make 13 orders every hour!! That’s 78 orders in one day!

If you’re on the new pay per delivery system it will be slightly easier. The fee varies on location but I’m going to calculate this using the London fee which is £3.75 per delivery. To make £120 you need to do 32 orders in one day, which is just over five orders per hour. This is much more manageable, and could definitely be done by a moped driver in busy areas. A cyclist would have to be seriously quick.

What I haven’t talked about here is tips, which I suppose could greatly increase your income (if you actually get any).

So, in conclusion, £120 per day is a pretty long stretch unless you’re a moped driver. But, if you’re delivering in some super ritzy area, your tips might blow your earnings sky high (I once made a £6 tip for cycling 100 metres from restaurant to customer!).

Enjoy this article? Check out my article on how much Deliveroo riders get paid.

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How to earn money through Deliveroo referral scheme

If you enjoy working for Deliveroo, then a great way to earn some extra cash is to refer people to work for Deliveroo. It’s pretty likely that you’ve got some friends hanging around with nothing to do, so if you get them to sign up to Deliveroo with your invite code then they’ll get £50 and you’ll get £100 or £250! (depending on which area they sign up in)

How much do Deliveroo riders get paid? 💸

Ok so Deliveroo fees are a bit of a touchy subject right now, but currently, there are two methods of payment: Per Hour and Per Drop. These vary depending on which location 🌎 you are delivering in.

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Deliveroo Payment Systems

Per Hour: This is the old scheme of paying £7 per hour (might be £6 in other areas) + £1 per delivery + tips. This scheme works well if you’re based somewhere quiet where orders aren’t coming thick and fast. With the pay per hour, you have to apply for your shifts each week, and stick to them. It can be very difficult to change shifts and get new ones (due to the Deliveroo support system being pretty stagnant). The best way to do it is just to apply for every single shift when you first sign up, and then just cull off the ones you can’t make (this is really easy, check out my article on how to do this here).

Per Delivery: This ranges from £3.75 to £4.25 per delivery + tips. This is the new system, and although it had a pretty rocky start, I think it’s starting to work well now. If you’re based somewhere busy or maybe just work at peak times (evenings and weekends), then this system works well. For example, on a typical evening, I do about 10 orders. On a pay per hour system, this would make me £31 in a three-hour shift. Whereas, in a pay per drop I could make up to £42.50. Furthermore, with pay per drop you can log in and out of the app whenever you like, so you’re not confined to the shifts you’ve been booked onto. This makes it so much more flexible than the pay per hour scheme because you don’t have to spend ages trying to apply for shifts (and you also don’t need to tell anyone if you’re not going to show up one day). The main problem is that if your area becomes super congested with riders, you’re very unlikely to get any orders.

Most of the time you won’t get a choice with which system you work with, it’s usually just assigned to the area. As the service grows in popularity, I think Deliveroo are trying to transfer the whole system over to pay per delivery.

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