Delivery driver jobs are always a steady paycheck and the nice thing about being a driver, is that you usually have some flexibility to your hours.
Whether you drive a truck or deliver pizza’s, flowers, local commerce or whatever it may be, you can usually can pick your job and schedule.
Now if you’ve got to make a lot of money to support a mortgage payment or family, then this can be a tough job. Many hours on the road stuck in one position makes for some long hauls and usually some associated back pain.
But if this isn’t the case and you have some freedom to your schedule, you could have an excellent opportunity to create a side business that could eventually turn into a full time online business.
It could replace your job as a delivery driver and leave you more free time and a better income.
Interested? Check out my friend Rick and his story.
Delivery Driver Jobs To Working At Home
Rick was a local driver in my neighborhood that had a pretty decent job. He worked some long hours, but usually just 3 – 4 days per week.
He also had a family and a mortgage payment and knew that as he was getting older, his body was having a tougher time dealing with long hauls up the coast of California. He would come home after 12 hours of work, exhausted and with a fair amount of back pain.
He started realizing that this wasn’t going to be a good long-term fit for him as he got older, and so he started looking for other options to make money.
He eventually started snooping around online and found a program called Wealthy Affiliate. He started in on some free classes and basically started writing product reviews for various products.
Things like the latest computers, cell phones, hunting equipment, then went on to promote some medical devices and even vacation packages.
After about 7 months of writing various reviews, the money stated coming in.
How did Rick go from delivery driver to online entrepreneur?
He started learning about affiliate marketing and how to leverage affiliate marketing within his product reviews. Every time Rick wrote a product review, he would add an affiliate links to send the customer over to the sales page of the product.
The more reviews he wrote, the more Google and other search engines started recognizing him as an authority website for product reviews. This resulted in higher rankings and soon Rick’s site started popping up on the first page of Google.
Rick then was getting a good amount of traffic to his site, and that traffic lead to commissions from his affiliate relationships. And that lead to….More Paychecks!
What Did this University Teach Him?
We’ll the first thing he would talk about is how blessed he felt to have stumbled upon this company called Wealthy Affiliate. He explained to me that it was like an online university with easy to follow video classes. They taught him how to build a website, write product reviews, and produce quality content for his site.
They also taught him how to use WordPress and make his site look professional. He just followed their daily classes on his days off and started to create a nice review site.
How’d This Changed Rick’s Life?
Like I said, after about 7 months of working his part time online business, he was able to see his hard work pay off. He started receiving commissions for his affiliate referrals. As he continued to repeat this process, he continued to see more traffic to his site and he started to see, that’s right, more money.
Within a few more months, Rick had quit his job and was working full time from home as an internet marketer. His income surpassed 5,000 dollars a month and he eventually sold his home, bought a new F150 and bought a nicer home in the countryside.
What Was Rick’s Secret?
He was a nice and honest guy. He had a simple and easy way of explaining things to people and internet shoppers really respond to genuine, authentic people. That’s it.
He wrote quality reviews and he made his points clear and was honest about the products he reviewed, nothing more.
Does This Apply To You?
Deliver driver jobs can be a great way to make some extra money because of the flexibility they offer. If you can get by on 20 – 36 hours a week, you can take that extra time and work on your own online business.
All’s it takes is motivation to improve your life or better your future.
I haven’t seen Rick for a while now, but the last time we spoke he was extremely proud and happy about the choices he made.
He went from working long hours with back pain to waking up comfortably at whatever time he likes.
He doesn’t have to rush off to work cause he works from home. He’s his own boss and has created his own fortune. Good for you Rick.
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Best of luck and as always, if you have any questions, just leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you asap.
Chris Towers says
For sure making an income online has got to be better than driving a truck! or does it?
I mean some people I would think love delivery driver jobs, out on the open road, peace and quiet etc etc. I see what you mean when it comes to the financial benefits though.
Of course working online would be a lot easier once the foundations are laid, maybe it would even be on autopilot, am i right?
Saying that, when it comes to finances, most people want extra money and want to quit their daytime jobs, no matter what it is!
Thanks for the read, great information!
You make some great points and an online job has a ton of benefits. What I’ve found with people who I know that drive and deliver professionally find that they get burnt out of it after a few years. Either they get board or end up with all kinds of aches and pains from sitting for long periods of time.
Working online allows you more balance and freedom in your life. And to answer your question, you need to get the foundation to your site going and then build out content that will get ranked. So having an educational platform like Wealthy Affiliate will give you the education and structure you need to get that foundation in place.
That being said, you can absolutely start seeing income on auto pilot. Yesterday I had $171 in commission when I woke up. That’s just sales that occurred at night while sleeping. As I continue to build, I continue to see more and new commissions from other affiliates I promote.
Hope that helps you understand the bigger picture.
I was on Craigslist earlier and was curious for which kind of jobs had openings in my area.
What was listed? Delivery driver jobs which lead me here. To be honest, I’ve had transportation positions in the past which consisted of all-day driving and it wasn’t really my thing.
This work from home opportunity however sounds much more interesting, will take a look into it.
Yeah Jason, I hear you. I liked delivering pizza’s because it was a pretty sweet gig during college. But if I hadn’t the opportunity to go to college, starting an online business would be the next most brilliant thing I could have done.
The cost is next to nothing to run an online business. The educational program that Wealthy Affiliate provides is second to know, plus they have an awesome community that supports you as you get stuck.
A true all inclusive online business training center. All you have to bring is the desire to learn and be willing to take action. The material is easy to follow.
This would allow you to use your delivery driver job at night time to make good tips and earn part time, then in the daytime you could work on your online business.
Stick to it, be passionate about it, pick a niche you love or want to learn more about, and make your life happen on your terms.
Thanks for the feedback and I think you’ll love Wealthy Affiliate,
This is pretty good to start with, go from working deliver driver jobs to online entrepreneur.
I totally agree with Christy on the point that people need to understand patience and consistency in establishing an online business. Many times we are so desperate to make our first dollar from the internet that we forget about honesty.
I am glad Rick was honest in his product reviews. His sales would have dwindled if his reviews were found to be false. I think Wealthy affiliates taught him right.
Hi Noble, you bet, those are some great points. You’ve got to go into online business with the intention of helping people.
I wrote a post on this topic and you others may benefit from reading it. It’s about finding a niche to be successful online and you can read it here.
But for those like Rick who really want to ditch their delivery jobs and create a real career with great income potential, check out my #1 recommended training course for honest answers.
I personally wouldn’t like to do delivery driver jobs because of the amount of time away from the family and the longs distance driving, especially when it comes to driving lorries. However, the pay can be really good but it’s not worth risking your health for, in my opinion.
It sounds like your friend Rick made a very wise decision in starting up his own affiliate marketing business and I always love to hear about online success stories 🙂
I definitely want Rick’s secret! What other benefits will I receive as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate?
Hi Neil, I hear you on the delivery driver jobs, could be tough on the family and the body. Yeah, Rick did alright for himself in affiliate marketing, I’m happy for him.
As for the free membership benefits of Wealthy Affiliate, you get a ton of great stuff. You get 2 free websites and free hosting, 10 excellent entry level classes to get your site and business started out on the right foot. You also get one week of full access to all the Wealthy Affiliate Webinars, Community Chat, and Support that you need.
If you have any other questions about Wealthy Affiliate, feel free to ask.
What a great story! I love that Rick was successful. I hope people don’t miss the fact that it took him 7 months of continually doing the right things before he started seeing any reward. So many people won’t put in 7 months of work for no pay, in order to finally see a pay off. We live in such an instant gratification society, and it is so difficult for people to push through perceived failure and wait for the success to come.
I love the lessons we can take from this. Success is possible. It doesn’t come without work and it doesn’t come overnight!
You’re dead on Christy,
It’s so true that our instant gratification society conditions us to think this way. But the reality is that all businesses take time and dedication to develop. Those that are short sighted will forever be a slave to the daily grind whereas those that can understand this concept will benefit from fruits of their labors as business owners and entrepreneurs.
Thanks so much for your feedback and your insight. Come back anytime, love hearing your take on my posts.