A woman who started delivering parcels hoping to make a bit of extra cash has quit her full-time job after raking in £1,000 a week.
Atlanta Martin, 21, was working as a flight dispatcher when she started looking at ways to make some extra money in July 2019.
The mum-of-one decided to sign up to be a delivery driver, as she knew she’d be able to fit it around her existing job and family life.
But Atlanta soon realised she was pulling in a lot of cash through her side-hustle, so much so that two years later she quit her airport job.
Atlanta, from Worthing, West Sussex, says she make up to £1,000 ($1,300) a week by putting in 11-hour days.
She said: "I'm really happy I made the decision to do this job full time.
"With delivering, I can choose my own hours, work as much as I wish too and earn the same money or more!
“It was a risk as delivering is self-employed and the money is not guaranteed, but I have no regrets and it is working really well!"
Atlanta had worked at Gatwick Airport before giving birth to her little girl, but while she was on maternity leave she realised she could make some extra money by picking up delivery work.
Atlanta explained: "I worked there for three and a half years but I have a daughter who is coming up to three years old.
"The hours I had to work and the shift pattern was not flexible enough at the airport. I started delivering whilst on my maternity leave as an extra form of income.
"Thanks to the flexibility of delivering, I found I could work the hours I wanted to around my daughter.
"I started posting videos of me delivering on my social media which did really well so I decided to leave my full time job so I could pursue delivering and growing my social media channels."
Atlanta’s working day can see her working from 7am until as late as 10.30pm for a variety of companies, including Just Eat and Deliveroo.
Between February 14-21 alone, she earned £542.70 from Just Eat, £126.86 from UberEats, £306.16 from Deliveroo and £52.55 from Beelivery, as well as £15 in cash tips – totalling at an impressive £968.96 in just one week.
She said: "It's not guaranteed to be £1,000 every week – the more hours you put in, the more you earn.
"Thanks to my hard work earning this amount of money, myself, my daughter and my partner all went to Disney World, Florida, for two weeks in December 2021 – this was my daughter's first-ever holiday.
"I have already bought two cars outright in the time that I have been delivering for work.
"I haven't bought anything for my daughter's third birthday yet as it is in June, but we are planning to go to London for the weekend for a trip to London Zoo.
"I'm really happy I chose to pursue this as a full time career. It was a risk but I have no regrets!"Featured Image Credit: SWNS
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