How to become a Menulog Rider
If you’re looking for a fun side hustle that allows you to set your own hours and work on your own terms, then contracting as a Menulog rider might be the perfect fit for you. Menulog is one of Australia's leading food delivery companies, offering flexible work opportunities for riders located all over the country. You can get set up on Menulog in minutes and start earning money in no time if you follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Register for an ABN
As a Menulog rider, you’ll need to register for an ABN and GST before you can create an account. To register for an ABN, you should visit the Australian Business Register website or Thriday can assist you. Registering for an ABN usually only takes a few minutes to complete. Most Menulog riders will register as a sole trader. Please note that if you are working only as a food delivery driver, you won’t be required to register for GST, unless you earn over $75,000. However, if you decide to also do ride sharing, whereby you pick up and drop off passengers, then you will need to register for GST irrespective of what you earn.
Step 2: Create your Menulog account
The first step toward becoming a Menulog rider is creating an account on the company's website. To freelance for Menulog, you’ll need to be over the age of 18, have a valid driver licence and have a registered and insured vehicle. During the registration process, you’ll need to provide some personal information such as your name, address, phone number, and email address. You'll also need to create a username and password so that you can access your account in the future. Once your account has been created, you'll need to fill out some additional forms before you can start delivering food.
Step 3: Confirm your hours and vehicle type
Once your Menulog account is created, you'll need to complete your profile by confirming your availability and schedule, vehicle type, preferred area of delivery, and other details about yourself that will help Menulog match you with restaurants in your area. Take care to read through the Terms & Conditions before confirming any information or signing up with Menulog so that you can make sure you are happy with the terms of the agreement.
Step 4: Complete training and safety checks
Before you can begin making deliveries for Menulog, you'll need to complete an initial training program and safety checklist. The training program covers topics such as customer service best practices, safe driving techniques, food delivery procedures, and more. It's important that you undergo training before delivering food so that you get familiar with the process and how to deal with customers. Once the initial training has been completed and any necessary safety checks are passed, then you’ll be ready to start making deliveries.
Step 5: Open a business bank account
Now that you have started completing some deliveries, you’ll need to get paid. To avoid any confusion and co-mingling of personal and business income, it’s best to open a separate business bank account. With Thriday, you can register online in minutes, and you can create multiple sub-accounts to track your expenditure with ease. Any income or expense that is processed through your Thriday account is then categorised, meaning your bookkeeping, accounting, cashflow and tax is automatically done. This can save you a huge amount of money, and a lot of time that is wasted on financial admin each year. To see how much time you can save on financial admin, take this quick tax quiz.
Being a Menulog rider offers lots of flexibility and great earning potential without having to commit to long hours or strict timelines like many other businesses do. Plus, most people find it enjoyable being able to explore different areas while staying fit. So, get started today, did somebody say Menulog?