Most days thousands of workers don their Deliveroo jacket and set out to hand deliver our favourite takeaways across the country.
But, is Deliveroo the ultimate side hustle?
Men and women up and down the country are part of the ‘Side Hustle’ generation.
Entrepreneurial young people who have second jobs alongside their main source of income, are part of growing number who work for Deliveroo, Ubereats or Stuart in their spare time.
In a recent article by the BBC, running a second business or sideline is becoming increasingly popular with one in four being started in the last 2 years.
Why is a side hustle so popular?
It is the current climate of uncertainty, zero hour contracts, stagnating wages and the dreaded Brexit that likely fuels the desire to take on a second jobs.
A second job will provide an extra income to pay of debt, or increases his/hers disposable income or it simply allows somebody to explore a potential new career.
Why is Deliveroo so popular?
Low barriers to entry is whats proving popular. With a smart phone and bicycle it is possible to work for one of the big delivery platforms, and once registered you are able to start earning an income straight away.
Once you have registered you simply choose when you work. This flexibility allows you to work when it suits you. And who doesn’t like that.
With such low start up costs and the flexibility to choose when to work its easy to see why people are trying their hand at food delivery. Not to mention that delivering food on a bicycle ticks that box for burning some extra calories or getting fit, while earning a little bit of extra cash at the same time.