Tired Of Working For Uber Or Lyft? Earn Up To $25 Per Hour With Amazon Package Delivery

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This article was updated on Nov. 14, 2017.

We all know about Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-sharing services where you can make money by driving around strangers.

Now, however, you can become a driver for Amazon and drive around packages, all for $18-25 an hour. Amazon has created the Amazon Flex program, which helps people can get items from Prime Now within an hour.

Amazon is also offering AmazonFresh, which delivers household items and groceries right to customers’ doors. They’re also offering Amazon Restaurants in some markets, which is like a food delivery service.

And that’s where the drivers come in.

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It began in Seattle in 2015, and they currently have job openings in:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Kansas City/Shawnee, Kansas
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Milford, Massachusetts
  • Minneapolis
  • Moonachie, Jew Jersey
  • Philadelphia
  • Rockville, Maryland
  • Greater San Francisco Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Springfield, Virginia

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You should bookmark the Amazon Flex page because if your city isn’t currently listed, it might be soon. You can also request to be notified when Amazon Flex jobs are available in your neighborhood.

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Pretty soon, we may not have to brave traffic on the roads and in malls—all we have to do is order something via Prime Now and an item will be on our doorstep faster than if we went to get it ourselves.

Once a driver is approved, they can pick up various delivery blocks, and work up to 12 hours at a time. The driver then uses Amazon’s delivery app to pick out shifts, which can occur any day of the week. The area of deliveries depends on how long a shift the driver chooses.

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Interested? Sign up now and the company will alert you when it’s coming to a city near you.

Requirements to be considered:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have a valid driver’s license (no deliveries via bike or on foot)
  • Must a pass a background check
  • Must have access to an Android 6.0 or newer smartphone OR an iPhone 5 or newer
  • Must have three or more hours a day of free time

It’s a win-win for drivers and shoppers alike. It’s a great way for people to make money on their schedule, and it’s also a big benefit to consumers who need something immediately or who cannot leave their location (due to working, children, or other demands).

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So pass this opportunity along if you know someone who wants to make a little extra cash on the side!

This would be a great side-gig to pick up around the holidays, when we all know how easy it is to overspend.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.

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In addition to Don't Waste Your Money, Natalia is an ongoing writer for Bustle (sex, dating, relationships, and money), HelloGiggles (pop culture and news), Simplemost (lifestyle topics), and The Delite (feel-good stories). You can also find her writing in the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, xoJane, Elite Daily, Scary Mommy, Elephant Journal, and Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, among other publications. She has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing, having spent four years sleeping on over 200 L.A.-area love seats and sectionals, all in an effort to whittle down her student loan debt. She still loves couch-surfing in other cities, too (hint, hint). Learn More.