27. Be a Peer-to-Peer Delivery Driver
You can turn a daily commute or cross-country road trip into a money-making opportunity as a driver for Roadie, a peer-to-peer delivery service.
“The service connects people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction,” said Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of Roadie. Basically, you get paid for delivering packages on trips you are taking anyway. And the service is available in all 50 states.
Most local deliveries pay between $8 and $50, and long-distance deliveries with oversized items can pay up to $650, Gorlin said. You can earn even more for delivering pets. Additionally, you can pick up more than one gig at a time — as long as everything fits in your car.
Drivers must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license and a current auto insurance policy. To get started, fill out an online application using the Roadie app, have your background validated and take an online tutorial.
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