Annette Beutjer from Birmingham, Alabama, is making big money doing supermarket runs for others. Take a look to see how you can follow in her footsteps:
“Three years ago, I started using Shipt, a delivery service that allows you to get groceries delivered from your local store, thanks to a network of Shipt shoppers who complete the errand for you. At first, I used the service as a member, but when my husband lost his job, I knew I needed a way to make money after many years of being solely a homemaker, so I decided to look into being a Shipt shopper.
“I met all of the requirements, which include having a valid driver’s license and insurance, a vehicle, a smartphone, and the ability to lift 40 pounds, so I applied online and was approved! As a shopper, I accept orders through the app, and I can accept or deny each request. I’m paid on a ‘per order’ basis via direct deposit each week. It ends up being about $22 an hour — and I get tips!
“When I accept an order, I head to the predetermined store and pay with a prepaid card funded by Shipt. Delivery depends on the individual member’s request: Some ask that you come inside; others will have you hand them the groceries at the door. Unpacking is not expected, but if I’m delivering to an elderly or disabled member, I always offer to unload and put items away for them.
“My favorite thing about shopping for Shipt is the flexibility of my schedule, followed closely by the people I meet. I averaged 35 hours per week in my first year as a Shipt shopper. Now I work 10 or so hours per week, depending on my schedule. That is truly the beauty of this job! You can work as much or as little as you want.”
Click here to check out Shipt and see if you can get paid to deliver groceries, too.
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