Dashing through Wichita Falls; Hit or Miss?
I was interested to know how successful DoorDash would be in the Wichita Falls area. Maybe it's just me but I feel like Wichita Falls is slow to catch on to services such as these. But who wouldn't jump on the chance to have fast food brought to your doorstep?
If you're not familiar with DoorDash, it's an "on-demand food delivery service." So if you're craving Chick-Fil-A but without a car, a "dasher" will pick up your order and deliver it to your front door. Imagine an Uber service but for food.
Like many of you, I work full time but could still use the supplemental income. Side-hustles are quite trendy and signing up for DoorDash was free and easy. What appealed to me was the flexibility to schedule a shift on my terms. Available times are shown and you can accept anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. But you don't have to accept any shifts. You are in control.
The alerts during a shift are transparent, showing the amount to be earned and you have the freedom to accept or deny dashes. The best part is you keep 100% of tips.
You will want to dress semi-professional. Nobody wants a slob handling their food. All you need is a full tank of gas, charged cell phone and the items they ship to you for free. Your area of concentration is ensuring the items are correct in the order and condiments are included. Who loses their mind when getting a wrong order? I know I do.
Let's be honest, Wichita Falls is no New York City so no two destinations are that far apart. This means dashes are friendlier on your fuel tank, car maintenance and timelier deliveries. Everybody wins.
If a problem arises during the pick up, no problem. You can contact the customer and explain the hold up. If an even larger problem arises, you can contact DoorDash to avoid a decreased rating for delay.
It's soon to say but my experience as a dasher was a hit. It's flexible, easy and fast money. Something to consider if you're looking for extra income and at least one hour to kill. Now, if only we could have our fast food delivered without paying for it at they gym. One can dream.