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How I Bankrolled My Holiday and Black Friday Purchases With DoorDash

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Holiday season is almost upon us. If you’re looking for a simple way to bankroll all the upcoming purchases, become a Dasher today and start earning income with DoorDash.

This year, I decided I didn’t want the stress of figuring out how I would pay for holiday gifts. I became a Dasher in just a few minutes and worked an hour or two whenever I had free time. Within a few months, I had enough saved to cover holiday gifts and even a little extra to go Black Friday shopping for myself.

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What do Dashers do?

a person delivering pet food and cat litter through doordash

DoorDash is the #1 food and drink app in the US. As a Dasher, you’ll get to decide when you work and how much you work. You’ll even have the chance to earn extra during special challenges and Peak Pay hours.

All you’ll need to do is shop for the customer’s list of items, pay with your Dasher Red Card at checkout, and deliver the items to the customer’s door.

Here’s how to become a Dasher:

  1. Go to, enter your zip code, and hit “next.”
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Enter your phone number.
  4. Fill out the application and get started.

Dasher FAQ:

A man standing on a front porch, delivering food in a doordash bag.

How much will you earn? Dashers make a base pay, plus tips. You can also earn more money during special challenges and during Peak Pay hours. Base pay is calculated based on the estimated time, distance, and desirability of the order.

What is required to be a Dasher? You need to be 18 years or older, have a vehicle like a car, scooter, or bicycle, have proper documentation, like a driver’s license number or Social Security number, and consent to a background check.

How long does it take to become a Dasher? The sign-up process takes just a few minutes, and most Dashers can start earning within days.

Does it cost money? No. There are no out-of-pocket payments to become a Dasher. You won’t need to cover the cost of customers’ purchases either. After you sign up to become a Dasher, you’ll receive a Dasher Red Card in your welcome kit to pay for DoorDash orders.


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