Discover Magazines uses distributors throughout the Solent area to deliver our magazines and leaflet inserts. This is flexible work, it is good exercise and it is a handy way of earning some extra income or pocket money. However it is still a ‘job’ which we are paying for so it’s important that any applicant understands we have a few simple rules which have to be adhered to.
This is the basic information you need to know before you submit your application:
- Deliveries are generally monthly or every other month. If you only have a delivery once every other month, you will usually be asked to cover two routes.
- Everything is delivered to your home and once we do the drop off, you have 5 days to complete the first route and a further 3 days if you have a second route.
- The rate depends on the route, and there is an extra payment according to the number of leaflets to include. The exact rates will be confirmed when we allocate a route to you, but no route pays less than £6 per hundred magazines, and difficult routes pay more.
- Good communication is as important as actually doing the delivery. If you don’t have a mobile phone and you don’t read your emails, this is not the job for you!
- We ask you to run a small app on your phone during the delivery to give us a date and time of when the mags have been delivered. Whilst this isn’t compulsory, your application will get a preference and we will pay extra if you can do this. In some circumstances we can lend you a handset.
- If you are aged 13, 14 or 15, you will need a work permit signed by your parent/guardian and we have the right to contact them if we are not satisfied with your work.
- If you are 16 or over you are engaged on a self-employed basis and you are responsible for declaring your income to HMRC*. We will supply a trolley and a bag for a £5 rental fee (deducted from your first payment), which will be refunded when you stop delivering for us and we have collected the trolley.
*The first £1,000 you earn as self-employed each year does not have to be declared to HMRC and does not qualify for tax even if you have another job.