Setting up Laravel Queue worker on Heroku is quite straightforward. All you have to do is define the queue configuration on the Procfile that’s located in the root level of the project directory as well as spin up a new Herokku dyno instance.

To define the queue, you have to name the queue first (which can be anything that you want) sqs: php artisan queue:work --timeout=1800 and then continue with the php artisan queue:work command to ensure it’s running.

You can also pass any of the flags that’s provided by the queue:work command depending on your needs. The next steps that you have to do is to deploy the Laravel application to Heroku so that your online application gets updated.

Next, you have to run heroku ps:scale web=1 sqs=1 --app your-heroku-app from your command line and this will ensure that your Laravel application has another dyno called sqs. Once you have done that, Heroku will be able to process your Laravel queues.

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