deliveroo rider review

Deliveroo Rider Review: Make Money & Lose Weight

Have you ever really fancied a takeaway but your local doesn’t deliver? That’s where Deliveroo comes in. Simply order what you  through the app and your meal is delivered to your door by one of the Deliveroo riders.

For the people that work for Deliveroo, their days are spent accepting food requests, collecting food from restaurants and delivering it to you. Sounds simple, but is this job all it’s cracked up to be?

How much will you earn?

Deliveroo boasts that riders have the potential of earning up to £120 a day. You can also keep ALL of your tips, and if that wasn’t enough –  you can even earn an extra £250 for referring a friend. Sounds pretty good right?

But if you want to do well with Deliveroo, it doesn’t come without long hours, and a lot of physical exercise (if you’re cycling). It’s clear that those who choose to deliver in the busier times, i.e. evenings and weekends will make more money, so the pay can vary depending on what hours and days you choose to work.

What you need to get started?

The good news is, you don’t need a lot to get started with Deliveroo. Just grab yourself a scooter, motorbike or bicycle with the necessary safety equipment, an iPhone (iOS 10 and above) or Android (5.0 and above) and proof of your right to work in the UK.

Once you know you have all this in place, you can apply within minutes on the Deliveroo website. Await approval, and then you’re off!

How easy is it to do?

There’s no debating that the Deliveroo riders work hard to get food to the customers door. Many riders cover a lot of miles every day resulting in losing a few pounds.

Sign up seems simple and the app is easy enough to follow. The orders are simply laid out with helpful instructions like you how much time you have until the food order is ready and directions to the delivery address. There are also forums online where Deliveroo riders can chat to each other and get handy tips and advice.

Who is it suited to?

Deliveroo riders are mainly students and those who work part time. Although it’s possible to make good money with Deliveroo, this can’t be guaranteed as the demand for food can vary throughout the day. This being said, it’s more suited to those who have another source of income to bump up their money up on quieter days.

As we know, the big money comes from working those busy periods, so being available in the evenings and weekends would most certainly be advantageous.


Tips – You get to keep 100% of the tips received.

Flexibility – You can choose your own days and hours to work.

Fitness – There’s no debating you could lose a fair few pounds doing this job, even for a couple of hours each evening.


Unpredictable – It may be slow when you need it to be busy.

Chaotic – You may find yourself out of breath and sweaty a lot of the time if you choose to do this by bicycle like many do.

Wear and Tear – The cost of maintenance for your bike / scooter is completely on you.


The money you could potentially make from being a Deliveroo rider seems much more than other companies who have a similar business model but it’s clear to see that being a Deliveroo rider isn’t for everyone because of its chaotic and high-intensity nature. That being said, if you’re someone with some extra time and some extra pounds to shift this could be right up your street!


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