It totally depends on my queue and the size of the voice over orders. Most days I’m delivering hours before the deadline, but days like today can be far closer.
I have delivered at least 6-8 so far today, and I still have 13 orders in my queue, all due in the next 24 hours. When a few of them are large it can get interesting (one of my orders today is the size of 10 of my basic gigs, at least half of them are 3-5 basic gigs.) Depending on the complexity, some take far longer than others.
I was about to deliver an order when it went down, but I still had a couple hours before my deadline. It came back up and I still had over an hour.
Earlier today I had two that I delivered in the last 30 minutes, due to a very large order from yesterday pushing others back. IF it had gone down this morning my time, I would have missed both of those deliveries.
Over my last 2,000 deliveries (11 months), I haven’t been late yet, but I’ve had at least a couple dozen down to the last 15 minutes. I work to be hours early, but sometimes life gets in the way.
It was easy when the volume was lower, but sometimes I go to sleep with 10 in my queue, and then more orders arrive overnight, so it can get interesting at points.
I try to clear it each day, but it’s simply no longer possible every day. I feel good if it’s down to 5 or so… but even that isn’t realistic every day.
I relate to those who missed delivering because it went down. So far it hasn’t happened to me, but that’s because I’ve been fortunate AND 99% of the time I’m 4 to 12 hours early.
Just a matter of time when I miss one, but I’m usually early by at least a few hours.