How to Make $100 a day(or more) Doing Something you Already Do Every Week

Do you need to make money fast?  Consider Instacart and get paid for doing something you do almost every week.

People pay for convenience every day, and that does not exclude the daunting task of Grocery Shopping.

Instacart has capitalized on this need and for those who want to leave the shopping to someone else, opens a door for you to fulfill the orders, make the delivery, and get PAID.

The hiring process is quick and easy.

It takes only a couple days to get started once you sign up.

You will receive a debit card to do the shopping and be paid within that same week, you can sign up for direct deposit and the funds will be sent directly to your bank account.

This is an unbelievably quick and easy way to make money.

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Here is how you can make $100 dollars a day or more.

Instacart is not yet available everywhere, see if there is a location near you here.

How to Become a Shopper for Instacart

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Be able to lift between 30-40 lbs with or without an accommodation
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Own/have consistent access to a car
  • Two years or more driving experience
  • iPhone or Android

To sign up click here.  After you go through the sign-up process, a link will be sent to your phone with instructions on how to download the app.

If you like Instacart, you’ll definitely love Shipt. It’s pretty much the same thing with an average pay of $22 per hour. Click here to sign up!

You will be given this error when you open the app (or at least I did on my iPhone).  

To give it permission go to General Settings – Device Management – Instacart Inc – Trust “Instacart Inc”

Once you open the app go through the process of signing in. You will take a photo of your driver’s license, take a selfie, and verify your information.

Once you are accepted and approved you will be sent a debit card.  As clients order their groceries online, the money is then transferred to the card to pay for them. You can choose to either shop, deliver, or do both. You make more money when you do both.

Choose When you Want to Work and Where

On the app, you will get visibility to all available options within the time frame you want to work.

You choose your schedule (time slots) but it has to be in a 2-hour increment (1-2;2-3), once you receive an order in your time frame, it’s best not to decline it because it will lower your ratings. Once you accept an order you are given an expected delivery time.

You will want to check the app frequently to book which orders you want to take.  

The app will continuously update as people place their orders.  As you make more deliveries and maintain a good rating, you will receive priority on orders that come in.

How Much Can I Make?

Now let’s talk about what matters the most. This is how the payment structure works, below is an example:  

You are paid $8.25 for shopping and delivering the groceries and .40/item. The larger the order the more you earn.

You also earn more money if you shop at Costco, see the delivery bump exceptions in the screenshot above.

Scenario:  Full-Service Order with 25 items. $8.25+ 10 (.40*25 items) = $18.25 and this typically takes a total of 30 minutes depending on the location and time of day (Take into consideration how busy the grocery store is and traffic for delivery).

If you picked up 6 orders, you’d make $109.50 in just 3 hours plus TIPS! (Tips are not required but some people just do it). Keep in mind this was just shopping at a regular grocery store (you designate what store you want to shop at), you can make much more by utilizing the various added options for delivery

They also offer the ability for you to earn more by delivering alcohol after a 3-hour training (this is new).

Is it safe?

Yes.  Safety should always be first in whatever job you choose.  You do not go inside the house to drop the groceries off, this is all given to the person at the door like any delivery service.

Final Thoughts

I love the idea of being able to work when you want and if you want. There is no long-term obligation to this kind of job, and it’s easy.

The app technology is very advanced, if an item is sold out, you simply send the client a message through the app for a replacement option (the app provides a replacement option), or they can just say don’t buy it.

This can be a great way to pick up some extra money while the kids are in school or whatever your life circumstance is.

Click here to Start Making Money with Instacart

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  • Jo

    I am on SSID (Social Security Disability) and VAD (Veterans Administration Disability) for my Military time. The SSID says I am unable to work because of my Disabilities. Is this Instacast app opportunity something I have to report as a job for taxes and legalities? Or is this considered something like an “occasional babysitting” job for your neighbor on a Friday night?
    I don’t want to take a chance of losing my benefits just because I wanted a few extra dollars to pay for my son’s activities or school supplies. Truly living on extreme fixed incomes.

    • Max

      This is a good question. Although I think you would be ok doing this, I would speak with a tax professional or even ask the VA to be sure.

    • Gregory Amato

      Unfortunately, no. You have to sign a W9 (Third party tax info form) and give your social security number before they will even consider you. It’s an independent contractor position, so they don’t take taxes out of your paycheck, but you are required to file and pay your taxes each year via 1099 instead of W2. I wish you good luck in your search!

  • Gregory Amato

    I’m not a mom but I really want to THANK YOU for this post! I searched for “Instacart jobs” and this came up. I had previously researched all sorts of other places, and all I found was shady “anonymous” negative reviews, or the corporate gobbledygook on offer from Instacart themselves. This review not only answered my questions, but offered some views that I wouldn’t even have considered as a non-mom (e.g., the blurb on safety lol. You’re not selling anything. You just want to help other moms. And in the process you helped me! Thanks again.

  • Holly

    I am interested in the Instacart jobs, however how do I know that it is legitimate? So many on line are not.
    Thank You!

    • Max

      I have many close friends that do this, so you can rest assure it’s legitimate. I thoroughly review any job opportunity I post. This job is definitely something to consider if you want to earn some quick money.

  • Linda

    As a person that has been an Instacart shopper for two years I can tell you that the pay rates in the photo are not true They were at one time but they have not paid at that rate for well over a year. The more customers tip the less Instacart pays. Most orders take an hour or more to shop and deliver and the pay rates constantly go down.

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