45-year-old high school teacher Ed Hennessey taught for about 20 years while working part-time at Steak 'n Shake, Blockbuster, and Target
He decided to try something different in 2017. He retired and transitioned into the world of grocery deliveries with Shipt... and is on track to making about $100,000 a year doing it!
How does this work?
Members pay about $99 a year to get unlimited deliveries from shoppers through Shipt, a grocery shopping and delivery service that is owned by Target, and have the opportunity to tip their shoppers after the groceries are delivered. Shoppers are able to keep 100% of their tips.
Hennessey signed up to be a shopper for Shipt. He spends about 60 hours a week shopping (picking out veggies, selecting meats, etc.) and delivering those groceries to his clients. One a good day, he does about 22 deliveries. He's in grocery stores so often that one of the stores even made him an honorary employee of the month! Some of his clients are firefighters, who are now able to spend more time doing other things besides standing in line at the store. He puts attention into picking the best produce and have had to contact his clients to advise them not to have strawberries this week because they were not looking too fresh at the store.
He still prefers teaching over his new profession, but the money is about twice what he was making before.