How to generate a side income as Amazon Flex driver

You want to generate a side income, without compromising your main job. You started to follow Dave Ramsey’s debt snowfall program and you are trying to find side jobs to increase your income to payoff your debts faster.

You are a student and would like to bring in additional cash so that you can reduce the amount of student loan you need or you need money to support your lifestyle in college.

How to make a side income as an amazon flex delivery driver

How to make a side income as an amazon flex delivery driver

If anyone of the above are true, you are at the right place. If you have a car, then Amazon Flex is one of the ways by which you can make money on your spare time using your car.

According to Amazon Flex website, you could make from $18.00 to $25.00 per hour by working for Amazon Flex.

The only caveat is that you should be living in one of the cities where Amazon Flex program is available.

This article covers the following topics on Amazon Flex:

  1. What is Amazon Flex?

  2. How much does Amazon Flex pay?

  3. How the Amazon Flex orders are assigned, picked up and delivered?

  4. Background check for Amazon Flex Drivers?

  5. Where is the download link for Amazon Flex App?

  6. How to apply for Amazon Flex?

  7. In which cities Amazon Flex is available?

Due to the flexibility it offers, in some cities, there is good demand for Amazon Flex jobs. So, we don’t recommend you considering Amazon Flex as a source for full-time income.

What Is Amazon Flex?

In some cities, for “Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Now” customers, Amazon hires independent contractors to do their deliveries. As the Amazon Flex driver, you pick up the customer order at the Amazon warehouse or distribution center and deliver them directly to the customer’s premise.

How much can one earn using Amazon Flex?

Amazon Flex drivers cam expect to earn between $18 and $25 an hour.

In addition, you may also earn tips from some Amazon Prime Now customers. You can either pick up delivery blocks as they become available on the App on the days you want to work, or you can also schedule your availability for the upcoming week. If you get an order, during your available time block, you will be notified by the App.

This flexibility makes it perfect for part-time work when you don’t have a fixed time window available everyday for your side job.

How the orders are picked up and delivered under Amazon Flex?

Order notification, pickup, delivery etc., are managed through the Amazon Flex App. The App will also give you the GPS directions to your delivery address.

The App also has some security measures which will prevent you from screen capturing the information. Your earnings are also tracked in the App.

Are there other requirements for signing up for Amazon Flex?

Yes, the Amazon Flex drivers must pass a background check. According to Amazon, the background check can typically take about 2 to 4 business days.

Obviously the other requirements include that you have a reliable car as well as a smart phone. However, currently in Manhattan, NY, Amazon Flex is hiring people who can deliver packages using bicycles.

Where is the download link for Amazon Flex App?

Amazon Flex has both Android and iPhone apps covering the two most popular phone operating systems. As you might have already figured out, these applications are currently not available in Android (Google Play) or iPhone stores.

Once your application is approved as an Amazon Flex driver, you will get a direct link to download the Amazon Flex App.

How to apply for Amazon Flex?

Using this link, you can sign up for Amazon Flex. If Amazon Flex is currently operating in your city and they have enough drivers now, then you will be placed on a waiting list. If they have job opportunities in your city then you will be contacted about the next step.

If Amazon Flex is not yet available in your city, then Amazon will contact you when it starts recruiting drivers in your area.

List of cities where Amazon Flex is currently available

If you like to work for Amazon Flex in the below listed areas, you can sign-up to join the wait list.

  • Arlington (VA)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
  • Manhattan, NY
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI

List of cities where Amazon Flex is going to be expanded or currently recruiting delivery drivers

While writing this article, Amazon Flex is recruiting new drivers in the listed cities below:

  • Boston, MA
  • Manhattan, NY – Bicycle only
  • Chicago, IL
  • Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Greater San Francisco Area, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Virginia Beach, VA

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