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Mum earns £1000 a week working at Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats

Aisha Nozari

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Mum earns £1000 a week working at Deliveroo, Just Eat and UberEats

If, like us, you pride yourself on your passion for takeaways, you’ll no doubt agree that delivery drivers are modern day prophets, whizzing across towns on even the darkest and drizzliest nights to keep us fed.

And while many delivery drivers are forced to suck up low pay and rubbish working rights, 22-year-old Atlanta Martin claims to earn £1000 a week working for delivery apps.

And last week, mum-of-one Atlanta decided to put her delivery skills to the test, embarking on a 24 hour straight shift to see how much she could rake in.

Check out her challenge below:

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Atlanta quit her job as a flight dispatcher last year after finding she could earn up to a grand a week by putting in 11-hour days as a delivery driver, and on Tuesday 13 September, buckled up for her longest shift to date.

Joined by her boyfriend and fellow delivery driver Benjamin Hasker, 36, the couple decided to set themselves a challenge of delivering packages for 24 hours straight.

Starting at 7am, the pair set off delivering orders from Just Eat, UberEats, Beelivery, Deliveroo and Gophr across their hometown of Worthing, Sussex from their car.

Atlanta decided to put her delivery skills to the test, embarking on a 24 hour straight shift to see how much she could rake in. Credit: SWNS
Atlanta decided to put her delivery skills to the test, embarking on a 24 hour straight shift to see how much she could rake in. Credit: SWNS

At 10pm, they then drove to Brighton and started delivering exclusively for Uber Eats and Deliveroo, wrapping up their shift at 7am on Wednesday 14 September. 

The duo took home £330.16 at the end of their 24 hour challenge, and travelled 220 miles for 77 deliveries.

Throughout the challenge, the couple kept their energy up by snacking on Domino's, fizzy drinks and croissants, and made sure to take turns driving.

Atlanta explained: "I've wanted to do this as a challenge for a while.

"When I first looked into doing it, the only place where you could really do 24 hours of delivering was London, but as deliveries have become more available, you can now do it in Brighton.

"I had Ben with me, so we motivated each other and took turns driving - I'm not a morning person so already struggled getting up for 7am and Ben drove a lot in the night.”

Atlanta and her partner Benjamin made deliveries in their hometown of Worthing before completing their shift in Brighton. Credit: SWNS
Atlanta and her partner Benjamin made deliveries in their hometown of Worthing before completing their shift in Brighton. Credit: SWNS

She went on: "I didn't realise how much caffeine affected me but I was so tired in the night and then had a Diet Coke and suddenly had this burst of energy which was really helpful!

"We kept going to a 24 hour McDonald's for the toilet, and we had a Domino's at about 11pm which was amazing.”

The mum added: “We got a croissant from Budgens at 6am - that kept us going in the final stretch.

"We wanted to see what it was like delivering at night and it was actually the busiest between about midnight and 5am, despite it being midweek.”

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News, Uber, Food And Drink

Aisha Nozari
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