Well, McDonald’s Is Definitely A Favorite

I haven’t been able to do any UBEREating except Monday and so I decided to take today to do some UBEREating. McDonald’s has just recently been added in our city and it shows. 7 out of the 11 deliveries I did today came from a McDonald’s. I went to 6 different McDonald’s.

I also like this new feature on the UBER Driver app that lets me know how long I really took on all my deliveries. I’m not sure honestly if it is a new feature or if I just noticed it. But here is the history of my deliveries so far today

I accepted my first delivery at 6:29am and delivered it by 6:44am.
TOTAL TIME: 15 mins.
I had to wait 40 mins before I got another order – possibly it’s because I tried to drive where the boost was 1.8, but it didn’t completely work. 
I accepted my second delivery at 7:24am and delivered it by 7:49am.
TOTAL TIME: 25 mins
I only had to wait 8 mins before I got my next order at 7:57am and delivered it by 8:18am.
TOTAL TIME: 21 mins
I had not even finished dropping off my last order before I accepted another order at 8:12am. So I started picking up that order at 8:19am and delivered it by 8:39am.
TOTAL TIME: 20 mins
I only had to wait 7 mins before I got my next order at 8:46am and delivered it by 9:04am.
TOTAL TIME: 18 mins
I only had to wait 4 mins before I got my next order at 9:08am. I delivered it by 9:26am.
TOTAL TIME: 18 mins
Since there was no longer a boost, I decided to stop and eat. Then I decided to start again once the boost was back.
My first order after my mini break was 11:13am and I delivered it by 11:31am.
TOTAL TIME: 18 mins
I had not even finished dropping off my last order before I accepted another order at 11:20am. So I started picking up that order at 11:32am and delivered it by 11:59pm.
TOTAL TIME: 27 mins
There was another lag, so I didn’t get another order until 23 mins later at 12:22pm. I delivered it by 12:44 pm.
TOTAL TIME: 22 mins
I had not even finished dropping off my last order before I accepted another order at 12:32pm. So I started picking up that order at 12:45pm and delivered it by 1:20pm.
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins
I had waited 13 mins before another order came in at 1:33pm. I delivered it by 1:51pm.
TOTAL TIME: 18 mins
Using this information, I can see on average it takes a little less than 22 mins to do a delivery (the least today 15 mins, the longest 35 mins, the most common 18 mins).
The average wait time for an order today was a little less than 11 mins. There were at least 3x where another order came in before I even finished dropping off, but the longest wait was 40 mins during the morning.

They Fixed It!

I had an opportunity to ride along with one of my referrals for her very first UBEREats delivery. I was discussing with her about the incentive and when I showed her my Invite tab,  I was so excited to see that they fixed it. They did say that she only needs to do 20 deliveries to get her $100 instead of 40 deliveries. I knew that it was strange that her incentive was so different from everyone else. I’m so glad they fixed it!

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

New Referral

My last referral is the one that I just mentioned in the post before this one. So she’s the first person that is under this new $200 for 40 trips (she gets $100). However, there were other people that I had signed up that are still under the $250 for 20 trips. One of those individuals, Jovy, finished his 20 trips. It’s always exciting to see that happen.

So far, I’ve made $250 from 3 people who have completed their trips, for a total of $750. I realize that it never bothers to ask, because you never know who out there really just needs/wants this opportunity. That’s really what you do when you refer people, you just let them know it exists and let them decide for themselves if they want to move forward with it or not.

The reality is, some people are gonna try it out and they’re gonna love it. There are others that are gonna try it out and decide it’s just not for them. But it’s always worth trying. Isn’t that part of life’s adventures? Trying out new experiences.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Referral Code Update

One of my friends signed up last week using my code and I was surprised that the incentive had changed. Instead of $250, I would get $200, which is not a big deal because I already told her that I would be donating that money towards our church building fund. But then instead of only requiring her to do 20 trips to get her $100 incentive, it is now 40 trips. I was advised that this is the new incentive in Seattle. Despite hearing this, I still continue to see promotions about earning up to $250 (which the words up to, lets you know that $250 is not a guarantee), but it still says 20 trips. It still doesn’t mention 40 trips in general promotions, but with that said, at least she will still get her $100.

It sounds like, my promo code would work anywhere in the world that is doing UBEREats, it’s just the incentive amounts would be different and it’s all based on the city. So if you’re reading this and want to utilize my referral code, you absolutely can, but I don’t know what the incentive would be at your particular city, but I believe, that there should be one in every city out there. My guess is perhaps the incentive in places where it is oversaturated might be less than those that are just starting up.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

New Weekly Goal of $200

I have a naturally addictive personality, so when I find something I really enjoy it takes a lot of effort on my part to not allow it to consume my life. So I realized that UBEREats had the potential to do that and because I want to actively try to make sure my life is healthy, I made a decision to decrease my weekly goal to $200 a week.

I also put parameters on myself to ensure that I didn’t let my love for UBEREating crowd out other important aspects of life. For this reason, I required that I must have my daily devotions, walk 10,000 steps at least and not stay out so late that it’s not possible for me to get 7 hrs of sleep. Putting those parameters have helped set those things as priorities for me whenever doing anything throughout the day. I have found that doing on average about 1-4 deliveries each night during Monday-Thursday and 6-7 deliveries each night during Friday-Sunday will typically get me to my $200 goal fairly easily.

So I went from being out and about for 4 hrs each weeknight to a decrease of a half hour to an hr and 45 mins on the weeknights. I decreased my weekend hrs from 6 hrs to 3 hrs on the weekend. I feel like I’m finding a good balance and rhythm to my weeks.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Where Did My UBEREat Adventure Take Me Tonight (5/5/17)?

Right when I got off the bus, I turned on my app. Fairly quickly, I got my first order at Bento Teriyaki. But afterwards, it was a little bit slow and I realize that the reason it used to be easier for me to constantly get orders is because I did at night and people tend to order more at that time. So I decided to just go and eat at Best Sushi and Teriyaki. Man, there was a lot of food in the bento that I bought. After my dinner, there were still no orders coming in that I thought possibly something was wrong with my app, so I decided to drive to Denny’s and just stay in the parking lot. It worked out. I got an order for Denny’s. They tend to be a favorite.

The other places I went to tonight were:

  • Qdoba Lynnwood
  • Gyro Express Mediterranean
  • Szechuan Garden (**FIRST TIME PICK-UP**)
  • Buca di Beppo Lynnwood (** FIRST TIME PICK-UP **)

My final pick-up was at Tacos Guaymas. I feel so silly because when I arrived there, I thought, “Wow, they’re super busy tonight.” Then I realized, HELLO, it is Cinco de Mayo!

Overall, I made $46.84 and for a fairly slow night, that’s pretty decent.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue

Offline Ninja

You learn something new every day. Last night I was talking to my friend Josh, who also UBEREats, about being an offline ninja. This whole time I thought that I needed to quickly go offline before an order can come in. At nighttime that can be difficult and you feel that you have to be an offline ninja – so that you can keep your acceptance rate at 100%. As I’m talking with my friend, he tells me, there’s another way to stop new requests. I wish I could give you a visual of this, but I need to have an active order in front of me to show you. But basically, when you have an active order, there is a button on the upper left hand side. When you click on that, it gives you the option to have the app automatically sign off right after your final delivery. I’m so thankful that he told me this! As much fun as it was trying to be an offline ninja, it’s less stressful to know the button is there.

My referral link is: https://www.uber.com/a/signup/drive/deliver/?70307t=&invite_code=phoeben376ue