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If you enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn and would like to make extra money each week, you might want to consider becoming a delivery person for your local newspaper. There are generally two different types of newspaper delivery persons: those who deliver papers door to door and those that deliver papers to the paper boxes and machines that you see along street corners and outside of restaurants.
Acquire a reliable vehicle and a driver's license. Newspapers, with rare exception, require their delivery persons to own a vehicle and/or have a valid driver's license. Some companies will have their own delivery vans for you to use. The days of 10-year-old children delivering papers from bicycles are virtually over.
Apply for a job as a newspaper delivery person at your local newspaper. You can bring a resume and a copy of your driver's history as you would like, but typically, you'll just fill out a paper application and leave it with the receptionist. Depending on the newspaper's need for delivery personnel, you may receive a phone call for an interview within a few days or weeks. If the newspaper does not have any openings, they will keep your application on file for a few months and call you if an opening becomes available.
Check your newspaper and those from surrounding towns and communities if you are unable to secure a position with your local newspaper. Check online job boards such as Careerbuilder, Monster, Craigslist and Yahoo Jobs for newspaper delivery job in your area.
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