Professional, expert, veteran, or pro — there are many different ways to talk about someone who’s very good at what they do.
As a full-time Dasher with glowing reviews, Alfonso A. has been called all of these by his customers.
Alfonso’s been delivering with DoorDash for over two-and-a-half years. He’s made more than 11,000 deliveries, has dashed in different states, and was even selected to be a member of the first Dasher Community Council (DCC). When asked why he dashes, or why dashing beats other gigs, Alfonso says:
“In some ways, I believe it is better than most [due to] the fact you’re able to stay in one specific area during your dashes. Unlike rideshare apps where … [the] next thing you know, you're driving someone 3.5 hours away — or delivering packages to a rural neighborhood where they have a posted warning sign for any nonresident that enters … I like knowing where I’ll be working.”
With expert experience and a willingness to help, Alfonso is happy to share his dashing wisdom with new Dashers.
“There is going to be a lot of trial and error, the app will upset you once in a while and patience is going to be one of the keys to your success. No one ever told me to look up "tips and strategies" on the internet. By the time I eventually came across them I had already learned mostly all of it on my own.”
Want to dash full-time? Alfonso’s got advice for that, too.
“If you're going to do it full time, you must have discipline, set a schedule, establish goals and guidelines … Tons of people have different recipes for success. Pick the one that tastes best to you! … And don't forget to use your red bag — and always make sure the drink lids are on tight!!”
With all his experience and drive, we had to ask: “What keeps you going?” Alfonso kept it short and sweet on why he’s still delivering with DoorDash.
“I continue to dash because ever since I was selected to be a member of the inaugural Dasher Community Council back in the summer of 2019, I've had the honor and pleasure to get to know and work with Dashers from around the country, as well as some great employees of DoorDash, all who enjoy doing what they do! I knew then that I was part of something special. And I'm able to consistently make the money I need.”