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How to Make Extra Money Riding Your Ebike

Posted by Yina Liu on
How to Make Extra Money Riding Your Ebike

It’s easy to fall in love with riding your e-bike. From the effortless speed to the fresh air, it can be an incredible way to spend the day. But, we all know that we have to make some money to pay the bills. Luckily, there are some ways to make some money without leaving your e-bike behind. This can be a great way to turn your passion for riding into a supplementary income. Here is how.

Deliver for UberEats

This is probably the first option that comes to mind for most of us, and it makes sense. UberEats is one of the biggest delivery services in the United States, and they are pretty much everywhere now. They are pretty much always looking for new delivery people, so particularly if you live in a dense urban area, you may get a lot of opportunities for work. Just make sure to be careful when riding in the city, especially if you are new to riding an e-bike.

However, even if you live in a smaller area, don’t panic yet. Uber Eats may still need you, so check your place of residence on their website. In some areas, e-bike couriers can even qualify for bonuses as well. After the company performs a background check and makes sure you meet all of the qualifications, you will generally be able to start delivering immediately. 

All you have to do is pick up the orders from restaurants and deliver them to the address you are given. With Uber Eats, you can set your working hours, and you will get paid for every order you deliver. As long as you work for a few hours every day, you can actually make a surprisingly high supplementary income. One of the best parts is that an e-bike makes it easy to go faster than a bicycle alone, and as soon as you complete a delivery, the money is immediately transferred to your account.

Deliver For Grubhub

Grubhub is a direct competitor to UberEats, and pretty much the same idea applies. However, they generally pay considerably better than UberEats, though they do not operate in as many locations. If you do ride in an area, they operate in, this can be a great option.

Grubhub claims that you can make from between $12 to $24 per hour and they pay based on the review scores you receive. This means that the better you are at delivering, the more you can make.

Become an E-Bike Courier

This is a classic job for bicycle enthusiasts and is only better with an e-bike. If you love cycling, then it can be a great side-job. With this job, you will deliver letters and packages between locations.

Keep in mind that most of these deliveries are on a pretty tight time limit, so you will need to be punctual. The deliveries themselves mustn’t be damaged either. For a regularly scheduled messenger working part-time for an agency, you may also be expected to deliver in rain or shine no matter how hot or cold it is.

This may intimidate some, but as long as you love riding, it might just be the perfect job for you. Another option along the same lines is to deliver through Postmates. 

With Postmates, you may be delivering groceries to parcels and anything in between. However, exact pay for deliveries will depend on your area, but for an hourly pay estimate, Postmates themselves claim their couriers can earn about $20 to $25 an hour. One thing that helps with this service is that you can set your own schedule, and unlike UberEats, you can expect to earn some tips along the way.

Lead Bicycle Tours

If you have lived in the same area for a long time and are familiar with a lot of great spots, then why not share them with others? Often times you can start out by working with an established tour guide company, but with a little time and experience, it is easy to work on your own.

The trick is to develop a good route within a certain area and develop a few distinct tours for people with different interests. Stick to bike-friendly areas and remember that tourists want more than just big landmarks. Most people want to see unique local sites and lesser-known historical sites as well. Last but not least, remember that not everyone will be riding an e-bike, so keep your pace manageable for all of your non-motorized tourists.

Advertise on Your E-Bike

This option can be a perfect way to mix riding on your favorite routes and making a little extra money along the way. If you are already biking, long-distance performing advertising can be a great way to monetize it. There are a number of different companies looking for unusual and environmentally friendly ways to market themselves. 

You can look online, and there are a number of platforms and companies that are looking to advertise. All you need to do is provide your route and the times you are available to ride, and it is free to get started. Once you are accepted, it is often a lot easier to find more clients, and you can get started.

One of the easiest applications to get started with is Revert. This mobile app will pay you a small amount for every mile you ride. After you sign up and provide your area, the app will match you with certain marketing campaigns that are running in your area. Then attach banners that Ridevert will provide and keep the app running on your smartphone while you ride. As long as you are riding within the geographical boundary the app provides, you are earning money!

This is a really straightforward and easy way to make money. Since you have a selection between ad campaigns, just make sure to choose one that best suits your riding area and get started. 

Final Thoughts

If you’re like us, there are few things you enjoy more than riding your e-bike. So, why not make a little extra money by monetizing your rides. Even if you aren’t looking for a really dedicated job like delivery. Leading tour groups can be a great social activity, and advertising will often require no change to your routine at all. So, why not get started and make a little extra money from riding today.

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