Last weekend I decided to start doing Instacart and Postmates on the side of my regular job. I currently have a part time job, so any extra income definitely helps. Having done both of these, I think I prefer Instacart a little bit more. Here are some of the pros and cons of each one.
First of all, not everyone knows what Instacart is, so let me explain. It’s a service where people can order groceries online from stores like Costco, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less, Sprouts etc and have it delivered either to their homes or businesses. As a shopper, I am the person who grocery shops and delivers to the people. I am one of the few people who actually enjoys grocery shopping, which is why I prefer this. With most orders, you can get at least $10, sometimes up to $30 depending on the size of the order and how far you drive. With Instacart, you choose the hours you want to work. Normally you can choose them a week ahead.
This one is a little more familiar to people. It’s just like Uber Eats, Door Dash, and Grubhub. Basically all you do is deliver what people order from fast food places to people. I’ve only done this two or three days. Not a big fan because you don’t earn much from this. So far I’ve earned $3-$8 an order. Not worth it for me. I guess if you do this during the lunch rush or dinner rush and you do it for a few hours a day, it would be worth it.