Amazon Flex Jobs? We Love Flexible Jobs – Don't We?!
I know I do! Smartphones, computers, tablets, laptops…. apps… software… oh goodness — the internet has just busted the world of flex work wide open. So today I want to talk about one such flex-y job. And with monster retailer Amazon no less. NICE! “Amazonflex” jobs are opening up across the nation.
Most of us have heard of Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, GrubHub and other delivery and ride services. All these companies allow people like you and I to earn cash delivering food or people to their destination. We can create our own schedules. And we are really in charge of how much we earn. Which is pretty cool. Especially for those of us that have kids in school and would like to earn some real money while they are at school. But we also want the flexibility to stay home with our kids for holidays, special occasions and when they aren't feeling well. Not many 9-5 jobs offer that… really, none do. And now, Amazon Flex jobs can be added to the list of flexible, be-your-own-boss gigs.
Amazon Flex Needs You… Wants You
So adding to the ever demanding growth of delivery/rider services comes Amazon Flex jobs. What is Amazon Flex? Obviously, Amazon sells a TON of stuff. Goodness… it's incredible. And now with Amazon's Subscribe and Save options and their popular Prime Pantry — they are busting the doors with orders. These need to be delivered. And how awesome is it, that they are hiring people locally all over the United States to deliver all these orders. That's a great opportunity for you and me.
This puts YOU in charge. You are your own boss as an Amazon Flex driver. You need a smartphone (Android only for now) and a car. Now – I do want to mention, that Amazon Flex jobs are not offered everywhere in the United States (yet). Where are they offered:
Seattle, New York, Richmond, Nashville, Portland, Raleigh, Virginia Beach, Austin, Dallas, Baltimore, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Columbus metro areas.
So that's a good start. And if your area isn't listed – you can still sign up. And if they come to your area – they will let you know!
I signed up even though they aren't in my area. I love the idea of creating my own schedule and driving. I love driving. I like listening to my favorite jams, talk shows… etc and just freedom.
Of course – you'll have to pay for your own gas and car maintenance. So those costs need to be taken into consideration.
What Can You Earn as an Amazon Flex Driver?
Good question. Because honestly – since we would be paying for our own gas and car maintenance – we need to know if it's worth it. Amazon Flex states that the average earnings for their delivery folks is $18 to $25 an hour. So hey… that's not too shabby at all.
You can set your hours up the way you want and you can set your availability up to 12 hours for each day!
What are the Qualifications or Requirements?
Obviously, you'll need to have a valid driver's license. You'll also need to be at least 21 years old and pass a background check. You will also need to have an Amazon account. Don't fret if you don't… they are free and super easy to create.
All and all – it's a pretty sweet gig if you're looking for super flexibility and a decent wage. I figure if you have a gas efficient vehicle and know your area well – your earnings would be on the high end for sure. The more of a gas guzzler that you drive… the more that's going to pull from your earnings. As well — getting lost and not knowing the best routes are going to hurt earnings as well. But all and all — this is a great opp for moms out there wanting to earn their own cash either full-time or part-time, but also want to control their schedules. It's also a great way to be in charge. No bosses… no co-worker drama – just you and the open road.
Amazon Flex Job Review (or two… or 500+)
Wanting to look at a few reviews from people already working Amazon Flex delivery? You can find over 500 reviews on Glassdoor. They average a 2.5 out of 5 stars. There's also a super informative Reddit dedicated to Amazon Flex drivers here. I research things to death — so if you're like me, you want to read everything you can.
Wanna Give Amazon com Flex a Go?
Jobs Like Amazon Flex
Maybe Amazon Flex delivery isn't for you. But you do love the idea of being about to be your own boss and be out and about. Here are a few gigs similar to Amazon Flex driver jobs:
GrubHub – Food delivery
UberEATS – Food delivery
InstaCART – Grocery delivery